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Ihsa Baseball State Tournament

NIETO BLOG: Video in baseball strategy?

The National Federation of State High School Associations approved the use of video for coaching purposes.

July 14, 2014 10:00 pm

NIETO BLOG: Thomas a fun camp

It as hard to tell who was having more fun at the Pierre Thomas skills camp at T.F. South Tuesday -- the young campers or Thomas?

June 26, 2014 10:00 pm

NIETO BLOG: Good to see Sandifer coaching at T.F. North

It is always a good thing to see when a former player returns to his or her prep alma mater to coach.

June 19, 2014 10:00 pm

Thoughts from the Class 1A state baseball championship

Even the Illinois Lutheran baseball team didn't think it would win the state title via the 10-run rule.

June 12, 2014 10:00 pm
Illinois Lutheran baseball team wins Class 1A state title

Illinois Lutheran baseball team wins Class 1A state title

PEORIA | In a postseason of close games, the final one for Illinois Lutheran was anything but.

June 07, 2014 7:45 pm Video Photos

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Sager takes advantage of opportunity in biggest game

Sager takes advantage of opportunity in biggest game

PEORIA | Until Saturday, Illinois Lutheran's John Sager had just 14 at-bats and four hits.

June 07, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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St. Rita dashes Mount Carmel hopes for a state title repeat

St. Rita dashes Mount Carmel hopes for a state title repeat

BURBANK | St. Rita starting pitcher Mike Costanzo was up at 6 on Saturday morning.

June 07, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Illinois Lutheran advances to Class 1A state baseball championship

Illinois Lutheran advances to Class 1A state baseball championship

PEORIA | Illinois Lutheran and Argenta-Oreana combined for three hits in the second Class 1A baseball state semifinal on Friday afternoon at Dozer Park.

June 06, 2014 10:50 pm Photos

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Kjenstad has a busy week ahead

PEORIA | This weekend is sure to go down as a memorable one for Crete Illinois Lutheran baseball head coach Mark Kjenstad.

June 06, 2014 6:00 pm

Going to a state final is always fun for the teams who put in the hard work

People have asked what is it like for us at The Times and nwi.com when a team goes to state.

June 05, 2014 10:00 pm

Scouting the Class 1A state baseball finals

Where: Dozer Park, Peoria

June 05, 2014 8:30 pm
Bands of brothers lead Illinois Lutheran baseball team to state semis

Bands of brothers lead Illinois Lutheran baseball team to state semis

STEGER | They all played together as boys growing up in Crete.

June 05, 2014 5:00 pm
Farmer sows the seeds to success

Farmer sows the seeds to success

Illinois Lutheran baseball coach Mark Kjenstad has many words to describe his ace pitcher Grant Farmer, but one kept coming up more than once.

June 01, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Illinois Lutheran baseball team makes history

Illinois Lutheran baseball team makes history

HENNEPIN | If one didn’t know any better, one would’ve assumed Illinois Lutheran had been here before.

May 31, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Mount Carmel's Thomas delivers the 'Ako' punch

Mount Carmel's Thomas delivers the 'Ako' punch

CHICAGO | Ako Thomas might as well been wearing a boxing glove instead of a batting glove.

May 31, 2014 7:00 pm
Hillegonds leads Illiana to regional championship

Hillegonds leads Illiana to regional championship

MIDLOTHIAN | Illiana Christian pitcher Jack Hillegonds made it clear during Saturday's Class 3A Bremen Regional championship game that the term "sophomore jinx" is not applicable to him.

May 31, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Chargers advance to sectional final with win over Putnam County

HENNEPIN | Pitching and defense didn’t win the Illinois Lutheran baseball team a championship on Thursday.

May 29, 2014 9:00 pm

Marist, Kairis too much for Marian

CHICAGO | Just 10 days earlier, Marian Catholic had beaten Marist and Redhawks left-hander Ryan Kairis 3-2 in an East Suburban Catholic Conference game.

May 29, 2014 8:30 pm

T.F. South, Crete-Monee fall in Lincoln-Way Central Regional

NEW LENOX | T.F. South made the plays when it needed to on defense and at the plate.

May 28, 2014 10:00 pm
Strong late-game play helps Illiana advance to regional title game

Strong late-game play helps Illiana advance to regional title game

MIDLOTHIAN | By the latter stages of Wednesday's Class 3A Bremen Regional semifinal, Illiana Christian probably had a feeling it would stay alive a while longer.

May 28, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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