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Area schools to host regionals

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 3:26 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013 4:05 p.m. CDT

The Illinois High School Association has recently released its postseason spring sports assignments. Bureau Valley, Princeton, Putnam County and St. Bede will all serve as postseason hosts. Here’s a rundown:

Softball: The St. Bede Lady Bruins will be home for regionals, hosting neighbors Hall, Mendota and Princeton along with Somonauk in 2A. The regional winner there will advance to the Oregon Sectional along with the Bureau Valley Regional, where the Storm will do battle with Rock Island Alleman and Three Rivers foes Fulton, Morrison, Riverdale and Erie/Prophetstown.

Putnam County will host a 1A regional including Henry-Senachwine, Marquette, Woodland and Midland. LaMoille/Ohio will play out of the Newark Regional, also in 1A.

Baseball: Princeton and Bureau Valley will head north to the Oregon Regional in 2A baseball, joined by Forreston, Mendota, Sterling Newman and the host Hawks. Heading east to Ottawa are Hall and St. Bede to play in the Marquette Regional along with Seneca and Somonauk.

Putnam County will also host a 1A baseball regional including LaMoille/Ohio, Newark, Serena and Earlville/Leland.

Girls’ soccer: DePue, Hall and Princeton will all join host Alleman in a four-team 1A regional field in Rock Island. The regional winner advances to the Bloomington Sectional. Princeton is the defending sectional champion.

Girls’ track: Locals Amboy/LaMoille, Bureau Valley, DePue, Hall, Ohio, PC and St. Bede will all run in the Erie 1A Sectional. Princeton will host its own sectional in 2A.

Boys’ track: Bureau Valley will serve as host for 1A boys’ sectional, including DePue, Hall, Ohio and St. Bede. Amboy/LaMoille will run at Byron. The Princeton boys will travel to Plano in 2A.

Boys’ tennis: Princeton will head to Moline while St. Bede will compete out of DeKalb this spring.

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