The high school basketball season ends this weekend with boys’ games in Peoria. So we’re making a quick change to spring sports and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m looking for some good things, coupled with bright times. Think sun.
No doubt, the weather will improve. If you don’t believe me, hang around the River Bend for another day. The forecast will shift dramatically. Yet the focus on prep achievement likely will remain the same in many corners.
Carlinville’s Kelsey Card, coming off hip surgery, will be shooting for her fourth consecutive IHSA state track titles in the shot put and discus. No female state thrower has ever accomplished that feat and Card, heading to Wisconsin, is on track to land in a class of her own.
Marquette Catholic softball, riding the strong arm of left-hander Alexis Silkwood, is thinking state again. The Explorers finished fourth last season and intend to make an annual appearance at the IHSA finals. Stay tuned.
Baseball, soccer and tennis also will have their share of success stories. By next week, players will be playing and we’ll be springing in action. All we need to do is roll away those clouds.