Morton Potters 8U were gold bracket champions in the 2021 MATBO baseball tournament, going undefeated all weekend. Pictured from left to right: Levi Parnham, Beau Springer, Jackson Boeker, Beckett Cantu, Jax O’Brian, Ace Monfre, Luke Whitaker, Mason Stephens, Fletcher Spangler, Luke Gronewol…

Washington United 08/09’s won the SASA Springfield Memorial Day tournament May 28- May 30, beating Bettendorf, Springfield, Millenium (Bloomington)and Morton Premier.

Athletes who consistently perform know and understand the importance of training even in the off season.  If you have a passion to perform, train at the Hopedale Wellness Center in their No Off Season Summer Program.  The No Off Season Program is an exclusively designed training program for …

After winning the ‘Battle for the Bling’ last week in Bettendorf, IA, the 14U Metamora Flames Black followed it up with another strong showing this past Sunday by going 4-0 in the annual Spring Fling at the East Side Center in East Peoria, IL. The girls battled hot and humid weather as well …

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Former Washington Community High School track athlete, Tera Miller, has advanced to the 2021 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Gulf Shores, AL, to be held May 26-28.  Tera, a sophomore at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, qualified at St. Francis Chicagoland Collegiate…

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Dee-Mack’s, #11, Allison DeBolt lets a pitch fly against Delavan during the Lady Chiefs 3-2 victory in Mackinaw on Tuesday, May 11. 

On Tuesday, May 4, Central Intermediate School hosted a track and field meet at the Washington High School track for all Washington middle schools. Athletes from CIS, WMS, St. Pat's, and District 50 participated. CIS will next compete at the County meet in Morton on May 8, and will finish th…

On Friday, April 23rd, Central Intermediate School and St. Pat's held a dual track and field meet at Washington High School track. '

MONMOUTH, ILL. (04/24/2021) The Monmouth College softball team got a complete game shutout from Abby Leber (Tremont, Illinois) in game one of a double header Saturday but eventually settled for a split against Knox College. With a 7-0 win and a 5-2 loss the Scots are now 3-15 overall, 2-6 in…

Carter White, #15, delivers a pitch during the Dee-Mack Chiefs home opener in Mackinaw on April 26.  Dee-Mack defeated Gibson City 14-3. 

MONMOUTH, ILL. (04/24/2021) Drew Thaxton (Decatur, Illinois) set a school record with a shot put throw of 17.15m (56' 3.25') to highlight the Scots performances Friday at the Big Blue Open hosted by Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. The Scots took the top two spots in the event as An…

The Central Intermediate track and field team have competed in their first two meets of the season. Their first meet was hosted by Washington Middle School at Washington High School April 12. CIS competed against three other Washington teams.

DeeMack Lady Chief Tenley Searle (1) attacks the ball during the Chiefs 25-22, 25-19 volleyball victory over Central Catholic in Mackinaw on Wednesday, April 7. 

The Monmouth College softball team split a home double header with Illinois College on Wednesday in the Midwest Conference opening series. The Scots (2-10, 1-1) dropped the opener 3-0 before winning the nightcap 2-0.

DeeMack Lady Chief Ellie Schmidgall (8) attacks the net during DeeMack volleyball's 25-7, 25-13 victory over Fisher on Thursday, March 25 in Mackinaw. 

The Morton Potters varsity football team hosted the Washington Panthers on Friday, April 2.  Coming into Friday’s game, Morton was 1-1 and Washington was 2-0.  First half scoring was dominated by Washington as they scored with just under nine seconds left in the second quarter to go into hal…

After nearly a year and a half since the previous home varsity football game, the Washington Panthers hosted the Dunlap Eagles Friday Evening, March 26. After a scoreless first quarter, Dunlap got on the board first with a touchdown in the second and went into halftime with a 7-0 lead. Both …

The WCHS boys’ varsity soccer team hosted the Pekin Dragons on Tuesday evening, March 30.  Within the first minute of play Washington scored what turned out to be the game winning goal as the Panthers held the Dragons scoreless.  Washington scored four goals in the first half and added anoth…

The Washington Park District and Washington Water Jets have opened up registration for the 2021 summer swim team. All returning 2019 water jet swimmers may register in-person at the Washington Park District. All potential new residents may register beginning Monday, April 12 either online or…

The WCHS girls’ volleyball season got underway mid-March and on Thursday, March 18, the Panthers hosted the Pekin Dragons for games across all levels.  It was the Panthers’ second set of games of the season and their first at home.  The Panthers’ teams swept the Dragons, with each team winni…

DeeMack's Isacc Adams (55) looks down field to make the tackle against Eureka last Saturday in Mackinaw.  The Chiefs lost to the Hornets, 30-14. 

With the IHSA decision to eliminate post-season play for high school varsity basketball, conferences throughout the state considered the idea of holding local conference championships.  The teams within the Mid-Illini Conference agreed to a post-season Tournament March 11-13.  To get to the …

DeeMack Lady Chief Rylee Kahlo (24) shoots for two points against GCMS in Gibson City in a Wednesday, March 3. DeeMack went on to win the game 37-20. Photo courtesy of Norm Stone

The seventh-grade Normal Kingsley Cavaliers were hosted by the Central Intermediate Trojans on Monday, March 1.  The limited, in-person spectators and all those watching the live stream experienced an exciting match.  Kingsley got off to an 11-2 lead in the first game before Central mounted …

The Central eighth-grade girls’ volleyball team hosted Washington Middle School at CIS’ new gym on Thursday, March 4.  A few of Central’s players were subject to quarantine protocols and did not play.  WMS got off to a fast start with good serves and with CIS players struggling with returns.…

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The St. Pats boys’ basketball teams hosted Pekin Rankin on Monday, February 22.  St. Pats got out to an early lead in the seventh grade game and kept it as they led 30-10 at the half on their way to a 45-23 win.  The eighth grade game was close through the first period as the Irish held a sl…

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The Washington Middle School girls’ volleyball teams hosted East Peoria Central Junior High School on Tuesday, February 23.  In the seventh grade game, the WMS Panthers won the match in two sets, 25-19 and 25-20.  The eitghth grade WMS team won the first game 25-22 while CJHS won the second …

The Central Trojans hosted the Washington Panthers for a seventh grade boys’ basketball game on Thursday, February 25.  The game was originally scheduled the week prior at WMS but was postponed due to extreme weather.  Central scored first to take a 3-0 lead but WMS held an 8-3 lead after th…

The Route 9 rivalry heated up in Mackinaw last Friday, February 19 when Tremont came to town.  DeeMack's Justin Reedy (24) goes up for a shot during the Chiefs 65-31 victory over the Turks. 

The Washington girls’ basketball teams hosted the Pekin Dragons on Saturday, February 20.  For the sophomore game, Saturday was the first time in over a week the team got to play due to quarantine protocols.  Washington overpowered Pekin as the Panthers led 31-4 at the half and went on to wi…

The Panthers boys’ basketball teams hosted the Potters on Tuesday, February 16.  In the sophomore game, the first period and most of the second period were close.  Washington had a strong finish to go into the half with a 28-20 lead.  Shortly into the third period, Morton erased the lead and…

DeeMack Lady Chief Addison Swadinsky (22) shoots for two points during the Lady Chiefs 38-27 loss in ElPaso last Thursday, February 11, 2021. Photo submitted by Norm Stone

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The Central Trojans hosted the Germantown Hills Warriors on Thursday, February 11.  For the seventh grade game, the score was close the entire game, with Germantown Hills holding a slim 25-24 lead at the half.  The Warriors extended their lead in the third period to 35-28 before Central defe…

Weston Gilbert (33) and the DeeMack Chiefs opened the season Friday, February 5 at home against Le Roy. The Chiefs played close before falling to Le Roy with a 52-59 final score. 

The CIS seventh and eighth grade boys’ basketball teams hosted Morton Junior High School on Saturday, February 6, with both games ending in comfortable wins by Morton.  For the seventh grade game, CIS kept it relatively close early in the game as they were down 7-13 after the first period.  …

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The Washington Middle School Panthers boys’ basketball teams hosted Dunlap Middle School on Wednesday, February 3, with the Panthers closing out with two wins.  For the seventh graders, Washington held a comfortable lead most of the game as it ended with a final score 36-28.  The eighth grad…

Leagues are forming now for the Washington Park District Spring and Summer Youth Athletics programs. These leagues include youth lacrosse (girls and boys), seven through 14 years of age; youth soccer, four through 12 years of age; instructional soccer for children two to four years of age; T…

With the cancellation of the IHSA State Cross Country Meet, Shazam Racing and Milesplit IL announced their joint venture to host the Shazam Championships. This provided qualifying elite athletes from across the state an opportunity to compete in post season championship races amongst the bes…