The first weekend of the Chicagoland Summer Showcase came to a close at Rock Valley College on Sunday, with another busy day of basketball.
The high school girls soccer postseason saw plenty of local teams put their seasons on the line and break through into the next round of the playoffs.
The Winnebago softball team needed some late heroics from Olivia McDuff to continue their postseason push into the sectional round.
Winnebago’s baseball team took advantage of playing on its home field, after its Regional semifinal game against North Boone had to change venues due to poor field conditions after rain in Pecatonica.
The Forreston-Polo boys track and field team answered the call at Sectionals, winning the 1-A Lena-Winslow Sectional title in dominant fashion, scoring 127 points to 2nd place Lena-Winslow’s 74.
Dixon native Isaiah Roby entered his name into the NBA Draft following his junior year at Nebraska. This week he’s going through the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, with loads of scouts watching his every move.
Harlem’s girls track and field team won its first Sectional title in school history last week, and now the Lady Huskies hope to keep it up at state.
Erie-Prophetstown built a 4-2 lead that held until the 6th inning, when Warren-Stockton tied the game, but the Warhawks allowed 3 runs in the bottom half of the inning to fall, 7-4, in the 2-A Pecatonica Regional semifinals.
Rochelle senior Johnny Beck is our WREX Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rock Valley College.
Oregon senior Abby Hopkins qualified for the 1-A girls state track meet in both the 100M and 300M hurdle events, as she’ll finish her career on the big blue track at Eastern Illinois.
Rockford University junior Zack Jones has been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Year, highlighting Rockford’s two all-conference selections.