Tune in this morning at 11am as the Marquette Explorers face Lena - Winslow in the 3rd place baseball game at the IHSA Class 1A State Tournament from Peoria.  The game begins at 9am, and you can hear it live online at www.AltonDailyNews.com .  The title game in 1A pits Effingham St. Anthony against Tuscola.  Effingham beat Marquette 6-2 yesterday in the semifinals.

Yesterday in the Class 2A baseball semi-finals, Rock Island Alleman beat Herscher 2-1, while Wesclin fell to Normal U. High 8-3 .  It will be Rock Island vs. Normal for the 2A title later today.

Today in the 3A baseball Mattoon Sectional, Triad will take on Mattoon, while at the 4A Bloomington Sectional, O'Fallon plays Minooka.


The girls Class 1A and 2A softnall finals are taking place in East Peoria today.  In Class 1A, Payson Seymour plays Goreville for the championship, while Tuscola faces Milledgeville for 3rd place.  In the 2A finals, Nashville plays Williamsville, for the championship, as St. Joseph Ogden plays Sherrard for 3rd.

In 3A softball yesterday, Althoff fell to Mattoon 8-0 in the Effingham Sectional semis.  Mattoon plays Centralia for the championship today.  At the 4A Edwardsville Sectional, The Lady Tigers will take on Moline for the title.


The girls soccer finals take place this weekend in Class 2A and 3A in Naperville.  In Class 2A, Wheaton St. Francis plays Chatham Glenwood in the championship game.  In the 3A Championship game, it will be Naperville North vs. St. Charles North.