25 Sports High School Friday - May 19, 2023

Published: May. 19, 2023 at 10:34 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - One of the busiest weekends on the high school calendar kicked off on Friday night with some terrific regional championship action in girls soccer.

At the 2A Orion regional, Peoria Notre Dame won their 20th straight regional title with a 3-0 win over rival Dunlap. The Irish advance to next week’s Dunlap sectional where they’ll play Metamora who won their first regional title since 2015 with a 6-2 overtime win over Streator at the Streator regional.

At the 2A Morton regional, the host Potters took down Mid-Illini rival Washington 5-0 to win the regional title. They’re also onto the Dunlap sectional where they’ll play Geneseo who beat Peoria Richwoods 3-1 in the Richwoods regional title match.

At the 3A Normal Community regional, the host Iron took down East Moline 2-1 to win the regional championship. They advance to next week’s Edwardsville sectional.

In Class 1A, Normal U-High is headed back to Super-Sectionals for the second straight season. The Pioneers took down the host Bullets xx-xx to win the Williamsville sectional title. They will play at the Herscher Super-Sectional next Tuesday against Herscher/Manteno.

It was also regional championship night in softball. At the Class 2A Minonk regional, Tremont beat Knoxville 15-0 to claim the regional crown. They now advance to next week’s Rockridge Sectional where they’ll take on Port Byron Riverdale. Elsewhere in 2A, IVC fell 3-1 to Mercer County in the Brimfield regional final. Meanwhile, Bloomington Central Catholic outdueled crosstown rival Normal U-High 3-2 to win their own regional championship. The Saints will play in next week’s Tolono Unity sectional. Other regional champs include Pontiac in Class 2A and Havana in 1A.

-In boys lacrosse, Dunlap topped New Lenox Providence Catholic xx-xx to win a sectional play-in game.

In track, Class 2A and 3A girls competitors participated in preliminaries ahead of tomorrow’s state finals.