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 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Minooka's 'Wondergirls' come back after lightning delay to win sectional title

In the movie and book 'The Natural' it was a bat crafted out a tree struck by lightning that was dubbed Wonderboy that seemingly gave Roy Hobbs his ability to literally knock the co... — Updated 6/11/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Clock has not run out on Cinderella Bengals

In the insane 2021 IHSA boys varsity baseball season, the Plainfield East Bengals (16-15) finished the regular season with a 12-15 record, which resulted in a lowly No.13 seed in the Sectional 6 complex. A No.13 seed with a 12-15... — Updated 6/12/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Tigers four-run fourth inning, Hogan hold off valiant Minooka as Joliet West wins sectional semifinal 4-1

On Wednesday in the IHSA Class 4A Sectional 6 semifinal at Minooka, Joliet West's 6-foot-7 super-sophomore southpaw Conner Hogan improved to 8-0 on the mound, pitching his Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the host Indians. The Tigers... — Updated 6/10/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Yorkville survives valiant Tigers 11-10 to take home Class 4A Plainfield North Regional championship

On Tuesday in their 2021 IHSA Class 4A Plainfield North Regional championship game, the host Tigers trailed their Southwest Prairie Conference West rivals from Yorkville 11-5. The regional championship game moved to the Tigers'... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Cougars, Kelliher overcome Mother Nature and the 'Ville,12-6, to claim 2021 Class 4A Plainfield South Regional crown

In their IHSA 2021 Class 4A Plainfield South Regional Championship game, the host Cougars fell behind 6-0 after 1 1/2 innings of play. Cougar senior right-handed starting pitcher Tylor Phommachanhom was knocked out after giving up... — Updated 6/8/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

More Minooka 2-out magic, Cook blanks Moline for 4A Minooka Regional championship

Great pitching. Solid defense. Clutch hitting. The three basic principles of Minooka Indians baseball under the tutelage of their manager Jeff Petrovic. Minooka (19-10) senior starting right-hander Jake Cook improved to 4-1 on the... — Updated 6/7/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Hogan improves to 7-0 as the Tigers hold off Bradley-Bourbonnais 9-8 in Regional D semifinal

West Side of Joliet. IHSA Class 4A Regional D semifinal on Friday afternoon. Joliet West 9, Bradley-Bourbonnais 8 One out. Top 7. Boilermaker runner on first base. Enter Joliet West senior reliever Camden Karczewski. Karczewski,... — Updated 6/5/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Steelmen two out magic", Rocha blank Pekin 8-0; No.1 seed Minooka next

Two-out magic — A phenomenon that has swept the Enterprise/Bugle high school baseball coverage area this spring. From as far north as Park Ridge and as far south as Minooka, area baseball teams have been scoring all or most of... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Hinsdale Central holds off DGS in battle of WSC Division Champions

On a cool Memorial Day morning in Downers Grove, the West Suburban Conference Silver Division champions from Hinsdale Central squared off with the WSC Gold champions from Downers Grove South. No WSC championship game implications... — Updated 6/1/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Tigers' 7-run fourth inning leads the North past the South in Plainfield's 'Civil War'

In their final Southwest Prairie Conference crossover on Saturday, the SPC West's Plainfield North Tigers and the SPC East's Plainfield South Cougars met in another edition of Plainfield's Civil War. Trailing 1-0 as the game entere... — Updated 5/30/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Spectacular comeback lifts Maine South

Charity was on full display in Wednesday's Central Suburban League South battle between the CSL South co-leaders from Maine South and their arch rivals from New Trier. On Tuesday at historic Duke Childs Field in Winnetka, Maine... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Indians fall 1-0 as Oswego clinches SPC West championship

After Oswego's 14-1 in five-inning, Southwest Prairie Conference West victory over Minooka on Monday, the Panthers (17-6, 10-4) were one victory away from an SPC West series win and an outright SPC West title. On Tuesday at... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Hogan pitches West to SPC East title

A year ago, the Joliet West baseball team was ready to compete. The Tigers were coming off a loss in the regional championship game and had several key players back. That season, however, was lost to the pandemic protocol set... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Indians, Oswego tied atop Southwest Prairie West, after Oswego's blow-out victory on Monday

Opportunity lost? A definite yes The SPC West-leading Minooka Indians had a one-game lead over the second place Panthers of Oswego heading into the first of three SPC West season-ending games with the Panthers on Monday. With a win... — Updated 5/24/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

L-W East makes quick work of Porters in 1st of 2 SWSC Blue showdowns

In the first of two Southwest Suburban Conference Blue Division showdowns between the SWSC Blue first place Lincoln-Way East Griffins (19-2, 3-0) and the second place Lockport Porters (13-9, 2-2), Griffins won 12-2 in five... — Updated 5/22/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Tigers sweep away Plainfield South for SPC East title share behind fantastic-frosh Anderson

Entering Monday's crucial Southwest Prairie Conference Eastern Division three-game series, the Tigers of Joliet West and the defending SPC champion Cougars of Plainfield South were tied atop the SPC East with identical 8-1... — Updated 5/21/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP MONDAY MAY 10

WEST SUBURBAN GOLD DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH 10 ADDISON TRAIL 0 (FIVE INNINGS) Another five-inning WSC Gold affair for the Mustangs (14-1, 12-1). Senior Noah Edders (1-0) fired a one-hitter with eight strikeouts at the over-matched Trail... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Hogan, Batusich team up to lead West

In a May where the weather has been nothing shy of cold for many high school baseball games, there has been some heat on the area diamonds. Two of the hottest players around teamed... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

A family affair: Minooka's Petrovic earns win No. 400

On May 3 about 5:15 p.m., Minooka High School varsity baseball coach Jeff Petrovic, joined an elite group of Illinois high school baseball coaches with 400 coaching wins.... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

No.1 Cougars, Morris hold off valiant Schmitt and the Bengals in SPC East

On an unseasonably cold, windy May afternoon, Plainfield South senior right hander Will Morris toed the rubber versus Plainfield East senior right-hander Gavin Schmitt. In a classic pitcher's-duel, Morris (3-0) out-dueled Schmitt... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP MONDAY MAY 3

SOUTHWEST PRAIRIE EAST PLAINFIELD SOUTH 10 AT PLAINFIELD CENTRAL 5 The SPC East co-leading Cougars (7-0, 4-0) were trailing 3-2 when they exploded for six runs in the top of the third inning and roll to their seventh consecutive... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Mustangs crush Hinsdale South again; Look for WSC Gold series sweep on Saturday

Downers Grove South senior Matt Scolan is seeing the baseball very well - thank you. With his Mustangs leading 12-3 over arch rival Hinsdale South, in the bottom of the sixth, Scolan stepped up to the plate. On first base was... — Updated 4/30/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Bengals, Bailey rally past Plainfield Central 4-3, for SPC East series winner

Plainfield East senior catcher Mike Bailey loves to swing the bat against his Bengals' rivals from Plainfield Central. In Tuesday's 13-2 Bengals Southwest Prairie Conference East, the middle game of three game series victory,... — Updated 4/30/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

FINAL FOOTBALL STATS

PASSING atttempts completions yards touchdowns interceptions Brett Winiecki Plainfield East 108- 73-1,402-16-1 Vince Meschi Bolingbrook 189-104-1,287- 7-8 Ryan Dawson Downers Grove S 96- 65- 956- 9-2 Josh Davis Minooka 126- 74-... — Updated 4/29/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

ENTERPRISE/BUGLE NEWSPAPERS BASEBALL ROUNDUP FOR TUESDAY APRIL 27

SOUTHWEST PRAIRIE EAST PLAINFIELD SOUTH 14 JOLIET CENTRAL 0 Plainfield South (4-0, 2-0) senior Max Peters fired a one-hit shutout at the Steelemen (1-7, 0-2) with 11 strikeouts. Brennan Phillips had a pair of singles, two doubles... — Updated 4/28/2021

 

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