June 2021

SECTIONAL TRACK MEET – Tremont’s Cambria Geyer, left, crosses the finish line just ahead of Henry-Senachwine’s Nakeita Kessling in the 400-meter dash Thursday, June 3, during the Class 1A Girls Track and Field Sectional in Tremont. Geyer ran a personal best 1:00.03 while Kessling ran a personal best 1:00.04.
SECTIONAL TRACK MEET – Members of the Lowpoint-Washburn girls track and field team cheer for their teammates Brooklyn Getz and Addy Heineke, who finished second and fourth respectively in the 3200-meter run Thursday, June 3, during the Class 1A Girls Track and Field Sectional at Tremont.
SECTIONAL TRACK MEET – Delavan’s Savannah Robinson hits the sand in the triple jump Thursday, June 3, at the Class 1A Girls Track and Field Sectional in Tremont. Robinson won the event with a personal best jump of 9.50 meters.
SECTIONAL TRACK MEET – Henry-Senachwine’s Laney Lester competes in the discus throw Thursday, June 3, during the Class 1A Girls Track and Field Sectional in Tremont Lester finished second with a throw of 37.20 meters.

REGIONAL SOFTBALL – Tremont catcher Jenna Getz, facing, and pitcher Paige McAllister embrace after a strikeout Friday, June 4, to end the Class 2A Softball Regional title game in Tremont. The Turks defeated the IVC Grey Ghosts 3-2.
REGIONAL SOFTBALL – IVC’s Marley Williamson just misses a Tremont pop fly in shallow right field in the third inning of the Class 2A Softball Regional title game Friday, June 4, in Tremont.
REGIONAL SOFTBALL – IVC pitcher Katie Petran slings the ball as a Tremont baserunner comes off the base during their Class 2A Softball Regional title game Friday, June 4, in Tremont.
REGIONAL SOFTBALL – Tremont second baseman Madison Edwards tosses to first base for an out against IVC during their Class 2A Softball Regional title game Friday, June 4, in Tremont.

AERIAL FITNESS – Fitness by Paula owner Paula Van Kuren, left, and Lisa Heck, background, of Germantown Hills watch as Kelli Drake of East Peoria tries a move on an aerial silk rig at Van Kuren’s aerial fitness studio on the top floor of 1213 SW Adams in Peoria’s Warehouse District.
AERIAL FITNESS – Natalie Coker of Peoria uses an aerial hoop as other students try out silks and bungees at the Fitness by Paula studio on the top floor of 1213 SW Adams in Peoria’s Warehouse District.
AERIAL FITNESS – Fitness by Paula owner Paula Van Kuren demonstrates her skill on the silk at her aerial fitness studio on the top floor of 1213 SW Adams in Peoria’s Warehouse District.

GIRLS STATE TRACK – Metamora’s Allison DeLost celebrates as she crosses the finish line in the 4X200-meter relay Friday, June 11, during the IHSA Class 2A Girls State Track and Field Championships in Charleston. Metamora finished second in the event.
GIRLS STATE TRACK – A pack of athletes pass by the stands during the 1600-meter run Friday, June 11, at the IHSA Class 2A Girls State Track and Field Championships in Charleston.
GIRLS STATE TRACK – Canton’s Katie Goldring practices her form while waiting her turn to compete in the high jump Friday, June 11, during the IHSA Class 2A Girls State Track and Field Championships in Charleston. Goldring finished eighth in the event.
GIRLS STATE TRACK – Burlington Central’s Brooke Barkocy breaks down in tears after winning the 300-meter hurdles Friday, June 11, during the IHSA Class 2A Girls State Track and Field Championships in Charleston.
GIRLS STATE TRACK – Metamora’s Kailani Egli watches the pole stay in place for successful vault during the pole vault competition Friday, June 11, at the IHSA Girls State Track and Field Championships in Charleston. Egli finished fifth.
GIRLS STATE TRACK – Metamora’s Danielle Dominy throws the shotput Friday, June 11, during the IHSA Class 2A Girls State Track and Field Championships in Charleston. She finished sixth in the event.

NEW SPACE FOR HABITAT STORE – Habitat for Humanity intern Irene Lopez helps paint a large wall at the new home of the organizations ReStore resale shop Tuesday, June 15, in an old CVS pharmacy at 3015 N. Sterling Avenue in Peoria. The new store replaces the much smaller shop in the GlenHaven Shopping Center that is now destined to be a car wash.
NEW SPACE FOR HABITAT STORE – Habitat for Humanity workers Craig Cox, foreground, and Robert Tucker move donated furniture from the back of a truck into the new ReStore resale shop at 3015 N. Sterling Avenue in Peoria.
NEW SPACE FOR HABITAT STORE – Store manager Jason Calef, left, and delivery driver Robert Tucker position a newly donated sofa on the floor in the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 3015 N. Sterling Avenue in Peoria.

STATE SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS – Illini Bluff’s Tinley Beecham (15) celebrates after scoring a run against Orangeville in the second inning of their Class 1A softball state semifinal Wednesday, June 16, at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria. Illini Bluffs defeated Orangevile 6-3 for a berth in the state title game later in the afternoon.
STATE SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS –Illini Bluffs third baseman Emma Hicks, left, tags out Orangeville baserunner Meghan Carlisle on a rundown in the fourth inning of their Class 1A softball state semifinal Wednesday, June 16, at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.
STATE SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS – Illini Bluffs teammates Kristen Graham (9) and Addison Welsh celebrate a score against Orangeville in the fifth inning of their Class 1A softball state title game Wednesday, June 16, at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.
STATE SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS – Illini Bluffs’ Ashley Aksun celebrates a double against Orangeville in the fifth inning of their Class 1A softball state semifinal Wednesday, June 16, at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.
STATE SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS – Illini Bluffs first baseman Tinley Beecham jumps for joy after making the final out at first base for a 6-3 victory over Orangeville in the Class 1A softball state semifinals Wednesday, June 16, at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.

STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPS – Illini Bluffs players hug and cry after winning the Class 1A softball state title 3-2 over Effingham St. Anthony after a walk-off base hit in the eighth inning Wednesday, June 16, at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.
STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPS – Illini Bluffs senior Addison Welsh goes in for a hug from her dad and assistant coach Bill Welsh after the Tigers defeated Effingham St. Anthony 3-2 in eight innings in the Class 1A softball state title game Wednesday, June 16, at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria. Welsh scored all three runs for the Tigers.
STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPS – Illini Bluffs centerfielder Zoe Eeten leaps to catch a long fly ball in the fourth inning during the Class 1A softball state title Wednesday, June 16, at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria. The Tigers defeated St. Anthony 3-2 in eight innings.
STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPS – Effingham St. Anthony’s Cameron Rio, right, puts the tag on Illini Bluffs baserunner Tinley Beecham on a play at third base in the sixth inning of the Class 1A softball state title game Wednesday, June 16, at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.
STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPS – The Illini Bluffs Tigers hoist the trophy after defeating Effingham St. Anthony 3-2 in eight innings for the Class 1A softball state title Wednesday, June 16, at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.

STEAMBOAT CLASSIC – Lewistown native Ericka Waterman, now living in Golden, Colorado, reaches the finish line as the top female (22:28) in the 47th running of the 4-mile Steamboat Classic road race Saturday, June 19, through Downtown Peoria.
STEAMBOAT CLASSIC – A mass of runners head up Main Street at the start of the 47th Steamboat Classic 4-mile road race Saturday, June 19, through Downtown Peoria.
STEAMBOAT CLASSIC – Longtime running friends Angie Banister, facing, and Crystal Kyle share a heartfelt hug after finishing the 47th Steamboat Classic 4-mile road race Saturday, June 19, through Downtown Peoria.
STEAMBOAT CLASSIC – Amanda Brenizer shows some spirit as she crosses the finish line of the 47th Steamboat Classic 4-mile road race Saturday, June 19, through Downtown Peoria.

McDONALD’S ALL-STAR SERIES – The North’s Drew Bryant, left, of Brimfield, congratulates teammate Frank Kelch, also of Brimfield, after he hit a home run during the small schools game of the 30th annual McDonald’s All-Star series Tuesday, June 22, at Dozer Park in Peoria.
McDONALD’S ALL-STAR SERIES – The South’s Matt Martin of Eureka throws to first for a force out during the small schools game of the 30th annual McDonald’s All-Star series Tuesday, June 22, at Dozer Park in Peoria.
McDONALD’S ALL-STAR SERIES – The South’s Matt Martin, right, of Eureka, chases North baserunner Gage DeVries of Princeville on a rundown between third base and home plate during the small schools game of the 30th annual McDonald’s All-Star series Tuesday, June 22, at Dozer Park in Peoria.
McDONALD’S ALL-STAR SERIES – The West team’s Ben Kelly of Peoria Notre Dame makes a diving stop in the dirt and then a successful throw to first for an out during the large schools game of the 30th annual McDonald’s All-Star series Tuesday, June 22, at Dozer Park in Peoria.
McDONALD’S ALL-STAR SERIES – West third baseman Chris Lecrone of Dunlap puts the tag on East baserunner Thomas Krueger during the large schools game of the 30th annual McDonald’s All-Star series Tuesday, June 22, at Dozer Park in Peoria.
McDONALD’S ALL-STAR SERIES – East team pitcher Kaiser Teague, right, of Washington shares a laugh with teammate Ethan Sosnowski of East Peoria after a successful inning during the large schools game of the 30th annual McDonald’s All-Star series Tuesday, June 22, at Dozer Park in Peoria.

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