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Blue Devils Capture Regional Soccer Title

by Dennis Bowling Peotone Coach Justin Meyers knew that fourth-seeded Chicago Christian was a very formidable opponent, but the Knights just could not stop Justin Marevka, who is one of the top players in Class 1A circles. With 25:05 to go in the first half, Blue Devil Toby Cann put a perfect pass at the…

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Blue Devils Stay in Playoff Hunt, Beat Panthers

by Dennis Bowling Following consecutive losses to Plano and Herscher, Peotone Coach Tolly Tsiamas really was looking forward to playing a struggling Manteno. The Panthers were the perfect remedy for the Blue Devils on October 12. Peotone senior running back Ryan Brewer rushed for 117 yards on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns to help…

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Blue Devils Beat Streator

Peotone handled Streator in an Interstate Eight contest in two sets on October 9. The Blue Devils won, 25-19, 25-16. Mallory Schlinger nailed nine kills and three digs. Emily Moe provided seven kills, along with three digs and two aces. Grace Hessler added eight digs, while McKenna Evans dished out 17 assists. The Blue Devil…

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Blue Devils Down Bobcats

by Dennis Bowling Peotone senior Justin Marevka, one of the top players in this area, is surrounded by some very talented midfielders Nick Petrocelli, and Nathan Rivera, along with defender Joey Coulter. They were each able to connect with the ultra-quick Marevka on October 3. Forward Marevka scored an impressive seven goals, which enabled him…

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Bobcats Edge Irish in Golf Regional

Playing on their home course, Balmoral Woods, Beecher was able to defeat Bishop McNamara 355-357 for the 1A regional title on October 2. Watseka placed third with a 367 as all three teams played in the Danville Schlarman sectional on October 8. Bobcat Eric Stasko was the medalist with an 81. Austin Behrens tied for…

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Ladycats Dominate for Regional Golf Title

Beecher won the 1A Girls’ Regional at Shewani Country Club on October 3 by 30 strokes. The Ladycats totaled 386 with the host Watseka at a distant second with a 416. Dwight was third with a 448. All advanced to the sectional at Pontiac on October 8. Watseka’s Natalie Schroeder was the medalist overcoming a…

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Tigers Rally at Last Minute to Beat Blue Devils

by Dennis Bowling Peotone coach Tolly Tsiamas knew the Herscher offense and defense like the back of his large hand. On October 5, Tsiamas was looking to hopefully climb up the I-8 ladder, but the Blue Devils fell down a few steps. Blue Devil outstanding senior running back Ryan Brewer rushed for 103-yards on 25…

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Blue Devils Beat Comets

In Interstate Eight volleyball on October 2, Peotone won in two sets over Reed-Custer. The Blue Devils won 25-18, 25-20. McKenna Evans ran the offense as she had 16 assists and on defense, and came up with six digs. Mayla Sayre netted seven kills along with three stuffs. Grace Hessler was busy in the back…

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Borsch, Merigold Qualify for Sectionals

Peotone’s Kari Borsch (left) and Lynn Merigold have been busy on the links. The duo each shot a 113 to make the Interstate Eight all-conference list. Then on October 3 at the Watseka 1A regional, Borsch fired a 111, while Merigold holed out with a 116, as both girls qualified for the sectionals.

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Blue Devils Nip Coal City

by Dennis Bowling Peotone coach Justin Meyers knows that sophomores Darragh Jeffery and German Lopez are highly touted players that are able to contribute. Jeffery and Lopez were in difference-maker mode on October 4. With 25:49 to go in the game, Jeffery delivered a cross pass to Lopez near the net. Lopez gathered the ball…

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Bobcats Edge Hosts To Win Grant Park Invite

Playing at Minne Monesse in the Grant Park Invitational, Beecher edged Grant Park by a stroke for the title on September 28. The Bobcats totaled 343 to 344 for the Dragons. Peotone placed fifth with 384, while Illinois Lutheran was sixth at 390. Crete-Monee finished with 406 for 10th in the 12-team event. Keegan Adamson…

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Peotone Boys placed Fifth in I-8 Tournament

The Peotone boys golf team placed fifth in the Interstate Eight tournament on September 24 at Wolf Creek in Pontiac. Meanwhile in the girls meet, the two Blue Devil competitors, Lynn Merigold and Karli Borsch, each fired a 113 to tie for seventh. John Schubbe led the boys with an 88 to place ninth. Connor…

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Reapers Handle Blue Devils

by Dennis Bowling What a difference a week has made for the Peotone varsity football team. Last week, the Blue Devils celebrated following the ending of a 17-year losing streak to Wilmington with a 19-14 win. Yet, against a fired-up Plano squad, the Blue Devils did struggle in all areas of the game. They came…

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Illinois Lutheran Chargers Edge Peotone

by Dennis Bowling Illinois Lutheran junior Brandon Spence raised his level of play against visiting Peotone on September 26. Spence, a talented midfielder, scored two first-half goals in his best performance of the season, as Illinois Lutheran beat Peotone, 3-2, in a non-conference contest. With the win, the Chargers are 10-7-1 overall, with the Blue…

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Blue Devils Handle Plano

by Dennis Bowling The Peotone varsity volleyball team has been on a very impressive roll. Recently, the Blue Devils finished in second place in the Watseka Volleyball Tournament. Peotone did manage to slow down and beat west suburban power Plano on September 25. In the deciding third game, Peotone had an 18-15 lead. Blue Devil…

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Blue Devils Snap Wilmington Losing Streak

Feature Photo Caption: Blue Devil Henry Chadaraba (#80) pulls down pass during the JV game at Wilmington. —photo by Bruce Samborski – www.gapphoto.fotki.com. by Dennis Bowling Wilmington has been the proverbial thorn in the side of the Peotone varsity football team since 2001. But, the amped-up Blue Devils finally turned the tables on the Wildcats in…

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