25 Sports High School Saturday - November 4, 2023
(25News Now) - Peoria Notre Dame’s bid for back-to-back soccer state championships came up one goal short on Saturday. The Irish fell 2-1 to Crystal Lake South in the state championship game to finish runner-up at state.
In the Class 1A state championship, Normal U-High fell 2-0 to Winnetka North Shore Country Day to also finish second at state.
In cross country, Normal U-High’s super sophomore combo of Natalie Bierbaum and Zoe Carter finished fourth and fifth respectively at the Class 2A State Finals. The Washington girls finished 4th as a team. Meanwhile, the Morton boys finished 5th. In Class 1A, Peoria Notre Dame finished 3rd place in the state as a team while Elmwood’s Isaiah Hill finished 5th individually to lead the Trojans to a 3rd place team finish.
In high school football, Normal Community staved off a rally from Bradley-Bourbonnais to win their second round playoff matchup 31-30 in overtime. The Ironmen will visit Glenbard East in the state quarterfinals next week.
In Class 6A, Washington exacted revenge on Crete-Monee with a 21-0 win to advance to the state quarterfinals where they will visit Chatham Glenwood next week. Elsewhere in 6A, Normal West fell to East St. Louis.
In Class 5A, Metamora fell 41-36 to Highland in second round action.
In Class 3A, Olympia is headed back to the state quarterfinals. The Spartans knocked off unbeaten Greenville 40-20 and will host undefeated Roxana in the quarterfinals. Elsewhere in Class 3A, Prairie Central’s season came to an end with a loss to Lombard Montini.
In Class 2A, Bloomington Central Catholic remains unbeaten. The Saints took down Farmington 27-12 to advance to the state quarterfinals where they will visit Maroa-Forsyth next week. Tri-Valley, meanwhile, saw their season come to an end with a 42-14 loss to Wilmington
In Class 1A, Leroy’s season came to an end with a loss to Bellville Althoff while Stark County fell to ROWVA.
In the pool, Washington won the Normal Community swim sectional.
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