Foundation hopes to finish up Bement ball field renovation

The Bement Foundation hopes high school baseball will return to the Bement ball field next spring, even if it means contracting a firm to finish the renovation job that started five years ago.

BASEBALL: Blue Ridge rallies for regional championship

MT. PULASKI – It took the Blue Ridge Knights one extra inning and just two hits – both from junior Thomas Hardesty – to edge the LeRoy Panthers 3-2 for a regional championship victory.

The Panthers started the scoring in the second as junior Teddy Harms blooped a single to short right field to drive in Eli Kerns and Bryce Dooley for the 2-0 lead.

BASEBALL: Spartans sink Sages in regional championship



Last season, Monticello knocked St. Joseph-Ogden out of the baseball postseason in the sectional semifinals on a seventh inning home run. 

This season, the Spartans returned the favor, only a round earlier and behind a barrage of long balls.

Piatt County baseball roundup

Monticello improved its record to 10-0 after a nonconference 10-6 win over Paxton-Buckley-Loda.

David Vanderkloot went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBI to power Monticello, while Jacob Burton (3 for 4), Mitch Rhodes (2 for 2, RBI) and Daniel Peterson (1 for 2, home run) complemented Vanderkloot’s efforts. 

Monticello goes undefeated in first week of baseball season

The Monticello baseball team could not have asked for a better week.

Not only did the Sages play every game on the schedule for the opening week of the season - usually a rarity in Central Illinois - but they won each and every one of them to kick start their season in a good direction.

Piatt County legion on five-game win streak

The Piatt County legion baseball team started last week with a disappointing loss to Charleston on Tuesday, June 17 – PC opened a 6-0 lead in the first two innings before surrendering seven runs in the bottom of the second and losing 9-7 – but things turned around quickly for a team that is now on a bit of a hot streak.

Sages win first regional title since 1993

Two decades since the Monticello baseball team celebrated a regional title.

The wait is now over.

Bement's Gross signs with Parkland

It's been a busy week for Connor Gross.

On Tuesday, the Bement senior led his team to an overtime win against Little Okaw Valley Conference rival Arthur-Lovington in basketball.

High School Baseball Central 13, Southeast 0

A gallery of images from Champaign Central's 13-0 victory over Southeast during the Charlie Due Invitational at McKinley Field on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Media attention helping Atwood ball league raffle

When the Atwood-Hammond Little League decided to raffle off an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, the intent was to raise more than the $10 netted from last year's fund-raiser.

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