moments from high school, college and professional sporting events

The Morton Potters celebrate their 4-1 victory over St. Ignatius for the Class 3A state baseball championship at Route 66 Stadium in Joliet.
Peoria Pirates superfan Mike Bigga taunts a Green Bay player before the kickoff of an Indoor Football League game at the Peoria Civic Center.
Dunlap’s Mike Mangers yells out as he breaks the tape in the 110-meter high hurdles at Peoria Stadium.
Rivermen defenseman Dale Deon plants a kiss on head coach Jean-Guy Trudel’s face as the team exits the Peoria Fire Department ladder truck they rode on in a parade through downtown Peoria. The team joined hundreds of fans for a celebration of their SPHL championship at the Peoria Civic Center.
The Bradley bench tries to help an official with an out-of-bounds call in the first half at Carver Arena in Peoria. The Braves routed the Beacons 79-55 in the regular-season finale.
Stark County’s Brooke Rennick hugs teammate Josie Price after their 4X800-meter relay during the Journal Star Honor Roll Meet. The Rebels didn’t win the race, but they were overjoyed at their time.
Spectators stand on a shelf on the walls of a building for a better view of the start of the Steamboat Classic Road Race in downtown Peoria.
Ryder Christensen of Dunlap practices making a diving catch during a baseball clinic at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.
Carthage coach Jim Unruh gets doused as he hugs star player Curtis Bisby after the Blueboys’ state football championship in Champaign.
A fan snags an errant pass despite the efforts of Peoria’s Josh Ferguson and Quad City’s Jesse Schmidt at Carver Arena. Peoria defeated the Steamwheelers 49-36.
Admirers pummel Olympic archery medalist Vic Wunderle with confetti during a parade through his hometown of Mason City, Illinois.