Central A&M head coach Todd Rork braces for a celebratory pile up as the Central A&M girls track team is announced the Class 1A state champions at the end of the IHSA girls state track meet at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston, Ill..

Edwardsville cornerback Ishmiah Roundtree, left, crashes into Belleville East receiver Brandon Rice while breaking up a pass near the Edwardsville end zone at the District 7 Sports Complex in Edwardsville.

The Warrensburg-Latham bench reacts after a teammate's dunk against Argenta-Oreana at Argenta-Oreana High School.

Swimmer of the Year Andy Schranck made a splash in the Marquette High swimming program as the school’s first swimmer to compete in the championship finals in two events at the Illinois High School state swim meet. The senior stand-out will be swimming for University of Missouri-Rolla next year.

Blake Ross of Jersey County clears a hurdle as volunteer Nia Alexander rushes to pick up a fallen hurdle in an adjacent lane during the Southwestern Illinois Relays at Ralph Korte Stadium on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. The shuttle hurdle relay requires track assistants to reposition fallen hurdles for upcoming runners while other competitors are running on the track.

Byron's Nelson Baker reacts after pinning Dakota's Printice Walls to win the class 1A 120 pound title during the IHSA state wrestling tournament finals at State Farm Center.

Mount Zion pitcher Ryan Scharf collides with Effingham’s Preston Walker while attempting to tag him on a bunt play in the fourth inning during the first game of a double header at Mount Zion.

Colleen Dold celebrates putting in a birdie on the 18th hole at the Scovill Golf Course during the Decatur Women’s City Senior golf tournament.

Dustin Crone of Streator, Ill., walks to Busch Stadium to attend Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. Crone drove more than 3 hours to get to the game, then painted the uniform numbers of Cardinal players on his scalp before heading in to get the best standing-room-only spot in the stadium.

Altamont pitcher Deidre Ledbetter and teammates celebrate winning the class 1A softball state championship against Campbell Hill Trico at Eastside Centre in East Peoria, Ill..

Charleston’s Nick Oakley, right, inches out Marion’s John Bruce to win the class 2A boys cross country sectional at the Hickory Point Golf Course

Staunton right fielder David Rucker slides under first baseman Kyle Billings to avoid a collision while going after a foul ball 
against Metro East Lutheran at Metro East Lutheran High School.

The Arcola football team including Aaron Dudley, front left, and Sam Crane, front right, celebrate their 3rd round playoff win against Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School.

A member of the Warrensburg-Latham student section questions a referee call during costume night at a boys basketball game against Argenta-Oreana at Argenta-Oreana High School.

Toledo Cumberland's Jacie McMechan scoops water off the field as teammate Paige Oakley, back, looks on during a rain delay in the IHSA Class 1A state championship game at EastSide Centre in East Peoria, Ill..

From left, St. Teresa’s DaeLin Switzer, Madison McNamara, Valerie Nutakor, Grace Buxton, and Sade Oladipupo celebrate after the team defeated Jacksonville Routt to win the class 1A supersectional at Nokomis.

Laura Bodine watches as her putt heads toward the cup at hole #3 of Red Tail Run Golf Course during the Women’s City Senior Golf Tournament.

Herald and Review 100 at the Macon County Speedway in Macon, Ill.

St. Anthony head coach Kenny Miller is doused by players Charlie Schultz, middle, and Michael Kabbes, right, during post-game interviews after the IHSA Class 1A baseball state championship at O'Brien Field in Peoria Saturday.

Maroa-Forsyth’s Sim Singh, back, breaks up a pass intended for Westville’s Jaydon Jefferson that resulted in an interception during the first-round playoff at Maroa-Forsyth High School.

Effingham St. Anthony’s Sara Wortman competes in the Class 1A pole vault finals during the IHSA girls state track meet at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston.

The Maroa-Forsyth volleyball team including Bailey Martin (2) celebrate their sectional championship with students after defeating St. Joseph Ogden at St. Thomas More High School in Champaign, Ill..

Tracey Thompson tears up while preparing to get her photo taken with the 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series trophy during the trophy tour stop at the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Ill..

Monticello’s Hannah Houska blows a kiss at teammates on the sideline to thank them for their support while she starts the Class 1A Decatur cross country sectional at the Hickory Point Golf Course in Forsyth, Ill..

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