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Beecher's Sarah Crews is Times softball player of the year

Beecher's Sarah Crews is Times softball player of the year

BEECHER | One afternoon, you're playing in the Class 2A state third-place softball game.

June 19, 2014 10:03 pm Photos

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Beecher's Kevin Hayhurst is Times softball coach of the year

Beecher's Kevin Hayhurst is Times softball coach of the year

BEECHER | In his 12 years as Beecher's softball coach, Kevin Hayhurst has been named Times Illinois Coach of the Year after four seasons, including this one.

June 19, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Monticello tops Beecher for third place

Monticello tops Beecher for third place

EAST PEORIA | The only tears on the Beecher players' faces Saturday at EastSide Centre were from the raindrops that pelted them after their 6-1 loss to Monticello in the Class 2A third-place game.

June 07, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Beecher has plenty to build off of

EAST PEORIA | Despite coming up short of winning the program's third state softball title, Beecher has a good team coming back next year.

June 07, 2014 9:00 pm
Teutopolis rallies to beat Beecher in softball semistate

Teutopolis rallies to beat Beecher in softball semistate

EAST PEORIA | In a blink of an eye, the Beecher softball team’s aspirations of a Class 2A Illinois state title disappeared.

June 06, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Semifinal features legendary coaching matchup

EAST PEORIA | It was quite the coaching matchup in the second Class 2A softball semifinal on Friday at EastSide Centre.

June 06, 2014 9:00 pm

Scouting the Class 2A softball state finals

Where: Eastside Centre, East Peoria

June 05, 2014 9:00 pm
It's a different trip to state for Beecher

It's a different trip to state for Beecher

Six seasons, six state championships, have come and gone since Beecher last reached the tournament's final weekend.

June 05, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Ladycats burning up the path to state

Ladycats burning up the path to state

ROSEMONT | With her two-run double in the first inning of Beecher's 18-0 Class 2A Rosemont Stadium Super-Sectional win Monday over Westmont, Sarah Crews took over the Ladycats' team RBI lead.

June 02, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Johnson hammers out Beecher split with New Trier

BEECHER | As soon as Taylor Johnson fouled off the 2-2 change-up, Sarah Crews, watching from the dugout, knew.

May 03, 2014 5:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: 'Kick'n for the Cure'

Beecher boys soccer coach Dawn Compton is hoping some pink will turn into a lot of green.

September 05, 2013 7:00 pm
Beecher's Savannah Soppet is The Times Illinois Softball Player of the Year

Beecher's Savannah Soppet is The Times Illinois Softball Player of the Year

Near the end of the conversation about being named the Times' 2013 Illinois Softball Player of the Year, Beecher's Savannah Soppet was asked if the interviewer had forgotten anything.

June 20, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Beecher falls to Herscher in girls soccer

Beecher falls to Herscher in girls soccer

BEECHER | Beecher's Bobbi Stanula knows the Ladycats can play with anyone. Stanula and company are just having trouble finding the net to finish their scoring chances and win the close matches.

April 30, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Stay classy? Spartans prefer winning

Stay classy? Spartans prefer winning

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Though they would have you believe otherwise, there are differences between the five freshmen starters among Marian Catholic's Spartans and their older teammates.

April 30, 2013 8:15 pm Photos

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Beecher stumbles at start of tough week

OAK FOREST | There are more reasons to play some softball games than merely to win. If there weren't, Kevin Hayhurst would never have scheduled the week his Beecher Bobcats began Monday.

April 29, 2013 8:00 pm

Illiana Christian beats Beecher in girls soccer on penalty kick

BEECHER | Illiana Christian proved Saturday that sometimes less is in fact more.

April 27, 2013 6:00 pm
Beecher girls soccer team to host 'Wounded Warrior' game Tuesday

Beecher girls soccer team to host 'Wounded Warrior' game Tuesday

The Beecher High School girls soccer team will host the second annual "Wounded Warrior — Shoot for the Troops" game at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when it plays Herscher.

April 25, 2013 4:45 pm Photos

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Beecher can't overcome Grant Park in Wounded Warrior soccer matchup

Beecher can't overcome Grant Park in Wounded Warrior soccer matchup

BEECHER | The roller coaster girls soccer season just continues for Beecher.

April 23, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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The Times Illinois Girls Basketball Top 5

A look at Illinois' top five girls basketball teams.

February 02, 2012 5:30 pm
Beecher overwhelms youthful Lutheran in girls hoops

Beecher overwhelms youthful Lutheran in girls hoops

BEECHER | Playing its next-to-last game of the season Monday night against visiting Illinois Lutheran, Times No. 3 Beecher kept its focus in an easy 46-17 River Valley Conference victory.

January 30, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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