BEECHER | One afternoon, you're playing in the Class 2A state third-place softball game.
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.
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.
EAST PEORIA | Despite coming up short of winning the program's third state softball title, Beecher has a good team coming back next year.
EAST PEORIA | In a blink of an eye, the Beecher softball team’s aspirations of a Class 2A Illinois state title disappeared.
EAST PEORIA | It was quite the coaching matchup in the second Class 2A softball semifinal on Friday at EastSide Centre.
Where: Eastside Centre, East Peoria
Six seasons, six state championships, have come and gone since Beecher last reached the tournament's final weekend.
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.
BEECHER | As soon as Taylor Johnson fouled off the 2-2 change-up, Sarah Crews, watching from the dugout, knew.
Beecher boys soccer coach Dawn Compton is hoping some pink will turn into a lot of green.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BEECHER | Illiana Christian proved Saturday that sometimes less is in fact more.
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.
BEECHER | The roller coaster girls soccer season just continues for Beecher.
A look at Illinois' top five girls basketball teams.
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.
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