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Marquett Simmons has eye on state title

After three top-six finishes at last year’s Class AAAAA state meet, Mount Zion’s Marquett Simmons is back and gaining confidence daily in his senior year.

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Lovejoy relying on pitching, depth

Craig Chatman has been a coach with the Lovejoy baseball team for 15 seasons and the head coach for the last 12. He has seen a majority of the baseball teams the school has trotted out and has a special distinction for this year’s club.

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Mount Zion baseball looking to overcome adversity

Being a first-year head coach comes with its challenge

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Drew Titans baseball see improvement

There is a different air around Drew’s baseball program.

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Jonesboro girls turn up the pressure

Coming into the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs, South Effingham and Jonesboro were confident teams. The two squads had a combined six losses between them.

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Forest Park girls win second region title in three years

They knew it would not be pretty. They knew they would have to value every possession.

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Second-half surge lifts Forest Park girls

Still alive for a title and still perfect. That sums up the Forest Park girl’s basketball team.

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Wyche’s wait might have cost him big

Riverdale senior Troy Wyche had his sights set high this season.

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Wyche’s wait might have been costly

Throughout his senior season, Riverdale’s Troy Wyche had his sights set high.

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Mount Zion boys clinch subregion with 67-58 win

On a night when the Drew basketball team displayed banners with the names of the seniors basketball players in its gym, Mount Zion relied on its own senior captain.

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