Category: Tigers

It was a beautiful sunny summer day in the River City and I wanted to get out and take some outdoor photo’s. I met my best friend and fellow photographer Rod McClanahan for lunch and then we  headed over to the Peoria Zoo to capture some images of the animals. It was my first visit to the expanded Africa exhibits and let me tell you it is awesome. The new construction is 1st class and it rivals anything you could find in either Chicago or St. Louis. If you haven’t been there you are missing a real gem in the city, and it is a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends and family.

-Bob

The Tremont Turks managed just two hits, but none was bigger than Rachel Patterson’s home run in the bottom of the fourth inning for 1-0 victory over Sherrard at Eastside Centre. With one out and facing a 1-2 count, the senior second baseman took Rachel Winston’s offering over the right-field fence. All it took was one run for the Turks to repeat as sectional champions behind the pitching dominance of Jaycee Craver. In five postseason games, Craver (21-0) has yet to allow a run. The Turks (28-0) play St. Bede (23-5) at 3 p.m. Friday in the state semifinals. It’s Tremont’s first state finals appearance since a second-place finish at the inaugural finals in 1976.

-Bob

Cowden-Herrick Beecher City (29-3) advances to the IHSA Class 1A championship game with a 63-54 victory over Illini Bluffs (24-6) at Redbird Arena. The Lady Tigers were led by junior Taylor McClintock with 38 points. Faith Wendte scored 20 points pacing the Lady Hornets and Micah Jones grabbed 16 rebounds. Illini Bluffs will play Leroy in the third place game, while C-H/BC will battle Freeport (Aquin) for the Class 1A State Championship. Click here for complete game stats.

-Bob

In a game matching a pair of unbeaten programs, #18 Bradley and Memphis combined for just one shot on goal in the second half, but it proved to be the game-winning strike as the visiting Tigers (5-0-1) handed Bradley (4-1-2) its first loss of the season Friday night with a 1-0 decision in the second game of the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic at Shea Stadium. Bradley controlled the possession for big chunks of the second half, outshooting the Tigers 7-2 after the break, but Memphis forward Mark Sherrod broke loose on a quick counter to score the game-winner at 80:14.  Running onto a long ball from Wil Linder, Sherrod lost his left shoe near midfield, but kept up his sprint into the left flank and hit a left-footed shot from the top of the 18 inside the right post for his fifth goal of the year and fourth game-winner.

-Bob

Bradley Braves senior guard Andrew Warren scored a game-high 23 points and freshman center Jordan Prosser enjoyed his first career double-digit scoring effort by adding 10 points, leading the Braves (5-5) to a 64-55 non-conference men’s basketball victory versus Jackson State (4-8) Monday night at Carver Arena. Bradley used some suffocating defense and efficient offense to race to their largest lead of the season, a 20-point margin (30-10), with 3:30 left in the first half, before settling for a 32-20 advantage at the break.   While Bradley was shooting an even 50 percent (13-26) from the floor in the first half, Jackson State made just 7-of-27 (.259) first-half field goal attempts and the visiting Tigers committed 14 turnovers before the break.

-Bob

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