Category: Supersectional

Top ranked Manteno High School beat the East Peoria Red Raiders 4-2 in the IHSA Class 3A Supersectional at Illinois State University Monday evening. The Red Raiders (32-5) led 2-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth, that’s when the Panthers (38-1) struck for three runs off three hits and two East Peoria errors. Manteno senior pitcher Brooke Stulga and Western Illinois University recruit retired the final 14 EP batters. She tossed a three hitter, walked none and struck out three. Junior third baseman Taylor Kellum provided all of the Raiders offense with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning. Manteno faces Sterling High School at Eastside Centre in the State semifinals at 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

-Bob

Eureka High School held Stillman Valley to 38 points and 39 percent field goal shooting Monday night. The Hornets also forced 22 turnovers, instead it seemed to do everything but fall through the net for the ladies in a 38-26 loss to the Cardinals in the IHSA Monmouth Class 2A Super-Sectional. The Hornets were 10 of 53 from the field for 18.9 percent, ending their season with a 24-7 record. Eureka senior guard Kalla Gold, who scored a game-high 15 points on 5-of-21 accuracy from the field. Five-foot-10 senior Jessica Gerig led Stillman Valley with 11 points and nine rebounds. Katie Fowler, also 5-10, added nine points and seven boards for the Cardinals, who outrebounded Eureka, 39-30.

-Bob

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