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Girls Softball: Wade Maisto returns to coach Burlington Central

Oct 2, 2012

Burlington Central has hired Wade Maisto as girls softball head coach, replacing Cray Allen. Maisto previously was the Rockets’ head coach from 1984 to 1998.

Softball: Hinsdale South teammates carry on through summer

Oct 1, 2012

Hinsdale South teammates Sabrina Kuchta and Brooke Dodson have remained teammates with the Homer Hawks travel softball team during this summer.

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Softball facility is subject of Title IX complaint at Homewood-Flossmoor

Oct 1, 2012

The difference between Homewood-Flossmoor’s softball and baseball fields prompted softball scorekeeper Bob Carpenter to file a Title IX complaint.

Softball: Top talent set for Bandits all-star games

Oct 1, 2012

A number of Sun-Times All-Area softball players are scheduled to take part in an all-star doubleheader at Chicago Bandits Stadium in Rosemont on Wednesday. Games are scheduled for 6 and 8 p.m.

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Softball: Marist’s remarkable run ends with Class 4A championship

Oct 1, 2012

Marist junior first baseman Haley Richy smashed a towering grand slam in the fifth inning that capped a 5-0 run and lifted the RedHawks to a 5-0 win over Bartlett in the Class 4A state title game Saturday at EastSide Centre. The RedHawks, once 15-15, ended the season with 12 consecutive wins.

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Softball: Glenbard South edges Marengo for Class 3A title

Oct 1, 2012

With two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the fourth inning, first baseman Hannah Taylor drove in the winning runs with a two-run single to center as Glenbard South defeated defending champion Marengo 2-1 Saturday in the Class 3A state title game at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria.

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Softball: Down to last strike, Bartlett rallies to upend defending champ Moline

Oct 1, 2012

Down to its last strike Friday against defending state champion Moline, Bartlett not only tied the game, but put up five runs in the top of the seventh for a come-from-behind 7-3 win. A three-run home run by sophomore Kayla Haberstich capped the rally and propelled the Hawks to a berth in Saturday’s state final against Marist.

Softball: Glenbard South advances to Class 3A state final

Oct 1, 2012

Olivia Ramirez and Jane Trzaska each tallied three RBI for Glenbard South in its 11-1 victory over Mattoon in a Class 3A state semifinal on Friday.

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Softball: Marist’s dream run rolls into Class 4A title game

Oct 1, 2012

Maggie Gorman supplied the winning runs for Marist when she hit a two-out, two-run homer to left-center in the top of the fifth inning to propel the RedHawks to a 2-0 win over Elk Grove Friday in a Class 4A semifinal at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria.

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Softball: Lindsay Melson, Reed Karsten carry Marengo to victory

Oct 1, 2012

Lindsay Melson pitched a complete game, surrendering one run and striking out 10, and Reed Karsten scored in the bottom of the eighth on an errant pickoff attempt to seal a 2-1 victory for Marengo in a Class 3A state semifinal.

Softball: Glenbard South advances to Class 3A state final

Oct 1, 2012

Olivia Ramirez and Jane Trzaska each tallied three RBI for Glenbard South in its 11-1 victory over Mattoon in a Class 3A state semifinal on Friday.

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Softball: Benet’s Maeve McGuire’s tireless work ethic has made her Player of the Year

Oct 1, 2012

Maeve McGuire, a Georgia recruit and Sun-Times Softball Player of the Year, has used hard work and determination to make herself into one of the top hitters in the area.

Softball: Richards' Brianna LeBeau, Glenbard North’s Lilly Fecho headline All-Area selections

Oct 1, 2012

Sun-Times Softball Player of the Year Maeve McGuire of Benet heads the list of members on the 2012 All-Area team, which include the 2011 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year, Brianna LeBeau of Richards, and the 2012 recipient, Lilly Fecho of Glenbard North.

Softball: 2012 All-Area teams

Oct 1, 2012

Check to see which players made the Sun-Times’ first, second and third All-Area teams.

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SOFTBALL:Assistant takes over for retiring head coach

Oct 1, 2012

Seven starters and two quality pitchers will return next spring when Warren High’s softball team will attempt to defend its North Suburban Conference championship under new coach Tina Meyer.

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Softball: Divine meeting helped Marist turn season's tide

Oct 1, 2012

Marist finished 9-9 in the East Suburban Catholic and was 15-15 late in the regular season. But after a mid-May team meeting in “the chapel,” the RedHawks came into the postseason on a roll and haven’t slowed down since, winning 10 straight. They face Elk Grove in a state semifinal Friday at EastSide Centre in East Peoria. Take a look at the rest of the semifinal matchups here.

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Softball: Providence producing from all points in lineup

Oct 1, 2012

Up and down the order, Providence has had hitters step up on its postseason journey to the promised land of Illinois high school softball: EastSide Centre in East Peoria and this weekend’s state finals.

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Softball: Defending champ Marengo edges Grayslake North

Oct 1, 2012

Marengo junior Stephanie Cartwright crushed a two-run double with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the fifth, and ace pitcher Lindsay Melson allowed one hit and struck out 14 as the Indians edged Grayslake North 2-1 Tuesday in a Class 3A supersectional at Northern Illinois University.

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Softball: Change helps Marist cash in

Oct 1, 2012

After the a 15-15 start to the season Marist coach Denise Bromberek made adjustments to the team’s batting lineup and now the RedHawks find themselves in the Class 4A state semifinals.

Softball: Bartlett downs Maine West, reaches first state semifinal

Oct 1, 2012

Bartlett pitcher Tori Burke held Maine West 4-1 in Monday’s Class 4A Rosemont Supersectional thanks to some timely hitting and more than a few impressive defensive gems by her teammates. For the first time since 2006, the Hawks are going downstate in what will be the program’s first-ever final four appearance.

Softball: Seven-run fourth inning propels Marist past Trinity

Oct 1, 2012

Marist used a seven-run fourth inning to blaze past Trinity 8-3 in Monday’s Class 4A Rosemont Supersectional. And just like the RedHawks’ volleyball team in the fall, they ended years of softball frustration by earning the program’s first trip to state finals weekend.

Softball: Plainfield Central falls to defending champion Moline

Oct 1, 2012

After rallying from a 3-1 deficit to take a 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh, Plainfield Central lost the lead and the game in the bottom of the frame, falling to Moline 5-4 in a Class 4A supersectional Monday at Mary M. Bell Field on the Northern Illinois University campus.

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Softball: Dani Goranson, Elk Grove put away Jacobs early

Oct 1, 2012

Elk Grove ace Dani Goranson ripped a leadoff double to start a three-run first inning, then the Michigan State-bound right-hander threw a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts for a 4-1 victory over Jacobs in Monday’s Class 4A supersectional at Judson University.

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Softball: Providence tops Geneseo to make Class 3A semifinals

Oct 1, 2012

Morgan Greenwood drove in three runs at the plate to power Providence to a 4-3 victory over Geneseo on Monday in the Class 3A Seneca Supersectional.

Softball: Danielle Chitkowski-led Glenbard South rallies past Elmwood Park

Oct 1, 2012

Danielle Chitkowski allowed three runs and drove in three runs at the plate, including a two-run, fourth-inning home run and the game-winning RBI in the fifth inning in a 5-3 Class 3A supersectional win over Elmwood Park on Monday. The victory puts the Raiders into the state semifinals for the second straight year and third time in four seasons.

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Softball: Plainfield Central turns things around

Oct 1, 2012

Plainfield Central had a topsy-turvy end to the regular season. The Wildcats defeated Oswego 5-1, then followed that with a 6-4 win over Lockport. Then, …

Softball: Q-and-A with Allie Strick, Providence softball

Oct 1, 2012

Randy Whalen sits down with Providence pitcher Allie Strick.

Softball: Sun-Times rankings

Oct 1, 2012

Bartlett and Trinity are the new No. 1 and 2 teams in the Sun-Times softball rankings.

Softball: Maine West upsets New Trier in 10 innings for first sectional title

Oct 1, 2012

Katie Fitzgerald ripped a double in the 10th inning to drive in Holly Wengarski and Angela Cruz and lift Maine West to a 4-2 victory over New Trier Saturday in the Niles West Sectional final. The win gives the Warriors their first sectional title.

Softball: Abby Ramirez, Trinity rally to beat Leyden

Oct 1, 2012

Abby Ramirez finished 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored to as Trinity scored nine unanswered runs to earn a 12-6 victory over Leyden on Saturday.

Softball: Maine West upsets New Trier in 10 innings for first sectional title

Oct 1, 2012

Katie Fitzgerald ripped a double in the 10th inning to drive in Holly Wengarski and Angela Cruz and lift Maine West to a 4-2 victory over New Trier Saturday in the Niles West Sectional final. The win gives the Warriors their first sectional title.

Softball: Haly Richy’s clutch hit propels Marist past Mother McAuley

Oct 1, 2012

Marist junior Haly Richy drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and pitcher Kristin Klutcharch slammed the door from there, giving Marist a 4-3 victory and a spot in Monday’s Class 4A Rosemont Supersectional against Trinity.

Softball: Plainfield Central captures first sectional crown

Oct 1, 2012

Dominique Roa knocked in the go-ahead run with a double in the third inning as Plainfield Central topped Naperville North 3-1 on Saturday in the Class 4A East Aurora Sectional final. The sectional championship is the first in the history of the Plainfield Central program.

Softball: Sarah Brightmore delivers for Providence

Oct 1, 2012

An out away from extra innings, Providence’s Sarah Brightmore knocked in Jessica Jatis on a tapper that spun away from the right side of the Bengals infield, giving Providence a 5-4 victory and the sectional crown.

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Softball: Grayslake North stuns Prairie Ridge for school’s first sectional title

Oct 1, 2012

On a day filled with important moments, the most important probably occurred after Grayslake North stunned Prairie Ridge 2-1 Saturday to win the Class 3A …

Softball: Bartlett, Tori Burke nail down sectional title

Oct 1, 2012

Tori Burke struck out 13 and blanked top-seeded Glenbard North in a 1-0 Bartlett triumph Saturday in the championship game of the Class 4A Lake Park Sectional in Roselle.

Softball: Elmwood Park’s big inning puts away Ridgewood

Oct 1, 2012

Elmwood Park’s Becky Gruber went 3-for-3 with a pair of triples, an RBI and two runs scored to guide the Tigers to a 10-3 win over Ridgewood in the Class 3A Glenbard South Sectional final on Saturday.

Softball: Marengo’s Lindsay Melson blanks Burlington Central

Oct 1, 2012

Lindsay Melson tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing eight hits and striking out five in Marengo’s 3-0 victory over Burlington Central on Saturday.

Softball: Leyden ousts Lane in sectional semifinal

Oct 1, 2012

April Markowski was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, and ace Morgan Maize recovered nicely after giving up a two-run home run as Leyden topped Lane 9-2 on Friday in a Class 4A Trinity sectional semifinal.

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Softball: Marist tops Sandburg in 9 innings

Oct 1, 2012

Maggie Gorman’s smash hit in the ninth inning scored Brooke Wyderski with the game-winner as No. 3 Marist prevailed 6-5 to advance to Saturday’s sectional final against Mother McAuley.

Softball: Emily Naegele, Emily Larsen provide plenty for Oak Forest

Oct 1, 2012

Emily Naegle went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI, and Emily Larsen tossed a complete game with 12 strikeouts to power Oak Forest to a 5-1 victory over Kankakee on Friday.

Softball: Jacobs advances to sectional final

Oct 1, 2012

Jacobs pitcher Katie Kirker struck out 11 and fired a two-hit shutout to lead the Golden Eagles to a 3-0 win over Rockton Hononegah in the semifinals of the Class 4A Cary-Grove Sectional.

Softball: Maine West drops Glenbrook North

Oct 1, 2012

Maine West used a six-run sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and beat Glenbrook North 10-4 in a Class 4A Niles West Sectional semifinal on Friday.

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Softball: Bartlett’s Tori Burke silences West Chicago bats

Oct 1, 2012

Tori Burke pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing four hits and striking out eight in Bartlett’s 4-0 victory against West Chicago on Friday.

Softball: Quick start keys Elmwood Park to victory

Oct 1, 2012

Becky Gruber drove in six runs on the day including an inside-the-park grand slam to power Elmwood Park to a 12-2 win on Friday.

Softball: Emily Powers fuels Mother McAuley win over Richards

Oct 1, 2012

Emily Powers smashed two three-run home runs and Ashley Rogers tossed a complete-game, six-hitter as Mother McAuley defeated Richards 8-0 Wednesday in a Class 4A Sandburg Sectional semifinal.

Softball: Chase Machain, Trinity battle past Lyons

Oct 1, 2012

Trinity smacked two first-inning home runs and Chase Machain pitched her third consecutive shutout as the Blazers opened their own Class 4A Sectional with a 4-0 victory over Lyons on Wednesday.

Softball: Danielle and Stephanie Chitkowski combine to blank Nazareth

Oct 1, 2012

Pitchers Danielle and Stephanie Chitkowski combined on a three-hit shutout Wednesday as Glenbard South blanked Nazareth 3-0 in a Class 3A Glenbard South Sectional semifinal.

Softball: New Trier ousts Loyola

Oct 1, 2012

New Trier broke open its Class 4A Niles West Sectional semifinal against Loyols with three runs in the sixth inning en route to a 5-1 victory on Wednesday.

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Softball: Providence edges Tinley Park in seventh inning

Oct 1, 2012

Allie Strick escaped a big jam in the top of the seventh and then watched her Providence teammate Meghan Martin score the winning run in the bottom of the inning for a 2-1 win Wednesday over Tinley Park in a Class 3A Providence Sectional semifinal.


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