Lorenzatti knocked it out of the park for the Bobcats at sectionals but the journey ended there. Photo by Jim Piacentini.

Lady Bobcats Finish Fabulous Season

By Jim Piacentini On Friday, May 24, the Lady Bobcats faced the Seneca Fighting Irish in Sectional final action and brought home the Sectional Championship! The Bobcats immediately took charge – scoring 1 run in the first, 2 in the second, 1 in the third, and their final run in the fifth. Ava Lorenzatti started…

Lorenzatti knocked it out of the park for the Bobcats at sectionals but the journey ended there. Photo by Jim Piacentini.

Bobcats to Face Seneca for Sectional Championship!

By Jim Piacentini In Sectional Semi-final action on Wednesday, May 22, the game started off very tight. After two innings, Herscher’s Tigers led the Bobcats 1-0. When the third inning came around, the Lady Bobcat bats came to life against the Tigers, scoring three runs and taking the lead, thanks to Elena Kvasnicka’s three-run inside-the-park…

Bobcats are Regional Champions! Lorenzatti’s struck out 17 in a 2 hit shutout for the Bobcats 30th win and 18th regional win. Photo by Jim Piacentini.

Lady Bobcats Moving On in Tourney Action

By Jim Piacentini In tournament play on Wednesday, May 15, the Lady Bobcats started off with hot bats against the Reed-Custer Comets – scoring five of their seven runs in the first inning. On the day, Elena Kvasnicka went 2-4, with 2 runs batted in, while Makenzie Johnson was 3-4, including a triple and a…

Lady Bobcats Take Soccer Regional Championship!

By Jim Piacentini In playoff action on Tuesday, May 14, the Lady Bobcats and Coalers started with a tight back-and forth game, as both teams had good shots on goal, BUT none of them hit. At the 37:00-minute mark, the Lady Bobcats scored, on a goal by sophomore Grace Durante. The lead held up until…

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Bobcat Baseball Ends Season in Squeaker!

Thursday, May 16, saw the end of a really great season for the Beecher Bobcats, who lost in regional semifinal action to Coal City, 6-7. Going into the seventh inning, the Bobcats led 6 -4, but the Coalers smashed Beecher’s hopes with a walk-off three-run double in the bottom of the seventh. On the day,…

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Bobcat Baseball 4-1 for Week

Monday, May 6, the Beecher Bobcat baseball team began their week with a 15-3 victory over Gardner-South Wilmington. With a little help from GSW, who racked-up 7 errors, along with allowing the Bobcats 8 free passes to first, Beecher managed to score 15 runs, on only 8 hits. A.J. Snell earned the victory in 5…

Ava Olson on the plate. Photo by Jim PIacentini.

Lady Bobcats Shutout Grace Christian, 11-0

By Jim Piacentini Tuesday, May 7, the Lady Bobcats started off slow against Grace Christian Academy. After scoring 1 run in the first and another in the second, the Bobcat bats really came alive in the third and fourth innings, scoring 5 runs in the third and an additional 4 in the fourth to bring…

Bobcats add another win over the Devils in competitive play. Photo by Jim Piacentini.

Bobcats 2-for-3 in Weekly Play

On Tuesday, April 30, the Bobcats traveled to play Clifton Central and brought home a solid 10-2 win. On the day, Nathan Diachenko had three hits for the Bobcat offense, while A.J. Snell added another home run to his stats. Quinton Allen contributed two doubles, along with three RBIs. Snell earned the win and went…

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Lady Bobcats Beat Blue Devils in Tight Game

By Jim Piacentini On Wednesday, May 1, the Lady Bobcats hosted the Peotone Blue Devils, with the Bobcats taking a 2-1 non-conference win. The game started off as a pitchers’ duel through the first three innings. Peotone broke the ice, scoring once in the fourth. The Lady Bobcats came back with two in the sixth…

Bobcat Kyler Clegg. Photo by Jim Piacentini.

Bobcats Win 15-3

By Jim Piacentini Beecher Bobcat baseball kept on rolling, while improving to 14-7 overall and 7-1 in the conference. The Bobcats got off on the right foot and scored 1 in the first against Illinois Lutheran. Then their bats caught fire in the third inning, scoring 14 runs, while taking a demanding lead. Quiton Allen…

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Lady Bobcats Top Hanover Central, 4-2

By Jim Piacentini On Thursday, April 25, the Lady Bobcats had a tough go with the Hanover Central Lady Wildcats. Each team scored a run in the first, with no additional runs crossing the plate until the fourth inning. That’s when the Bobcats’ bats caught fire, and the Bobcats scored 3 runs and definitely took…

Liliana Irwin brings it in for the Bobcats. Photo by Jim Piacentini.

Lady Bobcats Upset Illinois Lutheran Chargers

By Jim Piacentini The Bobcats came out swinging in the first game of the doubleheader on Tuesday, April 23, against the Illinois Lutheran Chargers, scoring 7 runs in the first inning alone in the 16-0 win. They were led by Ava Lorenzatti, who went 3-4 and had 4 RBIs. Liliana Irwin was 2-3, with 4…

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Bobcats Take Chargers Twice!

On Tuesday, April 23, the Beecher Bobcats traveled to Illinois Lutheran and brought home an 18-1 conference win. Then on Thursday, April 25, the Chargers visited Beecher and again were trounced by the Bobcats 15-3, in 4-1/2 innings, with Chase Maher taking the win on the mound. Beecher scored 1 run in the first and…

Lady Bobcats on gyre this week. Photo by Jim Piacentini.

Lady Bobcats Highlights

By Jim Piacentini On Monday, April 14, the Beecher Lady Bobcats faced the Lincoln-Way Central Knights on their home turf, but came up short, losing 5-1. The Bobcats couldn’t even buy a run against the Lady Knights. The game was close up until the fifth inning, when the Knights added two more runs to make…

Good week for the Bobcats. Photo by Jim Piacentini.

4 Wins for Bobcat Baseball

By Jim Piacentini On Monday, April 15, the Bobcats faced conference rival Grant Park, which resulted in a commanding 13-3 victory for Beecher, although the game started off tight. Both teams scored in the first inning, with the Bobcats taking a 5-3 lead. After that it was all Bobcats. Nathan Diachenko, who was 2-3 with…

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Vedette Sports Report

By Jeff Vorva The schedules are out, and they are official. The Illinois High School Association released the football schedules for the 2024 season and all three teams in the Vedette coverage area are looking for playoff bids. Here is a look at what the three teams are up against this season: Crete-Monee The traditionally…
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Vedette Sports Report

By Jeff Vorva No area baseball team made it as far a supersectional play, but one area player had a chance to pitch his team into the state semifinals. Ian Tossi, a left-handed sophomore from Monee who is playing at Mount Carmel in Chicago, had a banner postseason. He threw 12 shutout innings against Oak…
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VEDETTE SPORTS REPORT

By Jeff Vorva Zack Johnson was a key player in helping the Beecher boys basketball team to a historic season as the Bobcats reached the Class 2A Supersectional. He wasn’t done making history. The senior became the first Bobcat in history to win a boys tennis sectional as he claimed the singles title at the…
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VEDETTE SPORTS REPORT

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Beecher vs. Manteno in a softball sectional championship matchup? That dream matchup could come to fruition as the Illinois High School Association announced its postseason seeds. The coaches picked Beecher first and Manteno second in the Sub-Sectional B portion of the 20-team Class 2A Herscher Sectional. Peotone picked up the ninth…
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VEDETTE SPORTS REPORT

By Jeff Vorva Crete-Monee soccer player Omar Romo is pretty good on the field as in three years on the varsity, the junior scored 17 goals and added 15 assists in 29 games. He’s even better off the field and behind a monitor. Romo put an exclamation point on a huge season in esports. He…
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Vedette Sports Report

By Jeff Vorva Playing in an independent league ballpark agreed with Crete-Monee’s baseball team and pitcher Michael Leonard. Leonard threw a shutout and struck out 13 batters to help the Warriors top Thornton Fractional South 5-0 on April 20 at Railcat Stadium in Gary, Indiana. Leonard’s record was just 1-3 after the win, but he…
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