Category: Knights

Led by 6-foot-1 junior Sarah Livingston’s 20 points the Morton Potters (31-2) over Peoria Richwoods (27-4) Thursday night in the championship game at the Galesburg basketball sectionals 44-24. The Knights trailed 15-4 before they started a rally in the second quarter. Brenna Detra scored six points and Gabby Cunningham hit a layup with 23 seconds left in the period to close the gap to 17-13. Kate Byrne added nine points, six rebounds and two blocks for Morton, Cortney Allenbaugh had eight points. The Potters move on to face Country Club Hills Hillcrest in the Pontiac Supersectional at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

-Bob

Superior pitching and sound defense is what fueled the Notre Dame Irish baseball team into the Class 3A Rock Island Super-sectional. The opposite of all that, coupled with base running errors, is what helped cost the Irish a spot in the IHSA Class 3A state baseball finals. Notre Dame (27-7)  committed five errors, walked five batters and hit two more in its 8-3 loss Monday to Maple Park Kaneland (24-10) at Duane Swanson Field located on the Augustana College campus. Senior right hander Doug Cicciarelli suffered his first loss of the season for the Irish.

-Bob

Peoria Notre Dame (6-0) won the Mid-State 6 Conference on a walk-off passed ball in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Richwoods Knights (4-2), 13-12 on senior day at the Franciscan Recreation Complex. In the bottom of the seventh, the Irish who trailed 12-10, sent the game in to extra innings when catcher Maggie Rothan and second baseman Julie Mayernich had back to back RBI’s to tie the game. Margaret Schwab was the winning pitcher for the Irish after replacing starter Mary Kate Tracy in the eighth inning.

-Bob

Peoria Richwoods was soundly defeated in Saturday’s IHSA Class 5A football semifinal by Chatham Glenwood who gained 410 total yards on offense. The host Titans dominated from the opening series in a 42-13 thrashing that ended favored Richwoods’ season at 12-1. Kendrick Foster the Knights sophomore running back carried 34 times for 237 yards and two touchdowns. Kendrick who gained 30 yards on the Knights’ final series finished the season with 2,004 yards.

-Bob

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