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IHSA 1A State Semifinals


The Spoon River Valley Wildcats will take on the Goreville Blackcats on Friday, June 1 in one of the 1A State Semifinals.

Spoon River Valley started their run to the state semifinals in the Abingdon-Avon Sectional. The wildcats defeated Delavan 10-0 and Abingdon-Avon 4-2 in the regional. In the sectional semifinal, they defeated Princeville 3-1. Spoon River Valley defeated Lewistown 4-1 in the sectional championship. On May 28th, Spoon River Valley took on Orangeville in the super-sectional winning 6-2.

Goreville played at home for sectional play. They defeated Grayville 5-1 and Galatia 12-2 in the regional. In the sectional semifinals and finals, Goreville defeated Pope County 11-0 and Elverado 2-1 to advance past the Super Sixteen. On May 28th, Goreville took on New Athens and won 4-1.

The other matchup in the 1A State Semifinals is between Stewardson-Strasburg and Argenta-Oreana.
Stewardson-Strasburg competed in the St. Anthony Sectional defeating Ramsey 19-0 and Nokomis 9-0. In the sectional semifinal and final, they defeated Central A &M 10-0 and Cumberland 5-0. In super sectional play Stewardson-Strasburg defeated Calhoun 7-2.

Argenta-Oreana played in the Dwight Sectional. In the first two rounds they defeated St. Teresa 14-1 and LeRoy 3-1. In the sectional semifinals and finals, Argenta-Oreana beat Salt Fork 11-0 and Dwight 3-2. Argenta-Oreana defeated Somonauk 4-2 to advance to the state semifinals.
Both games will be played on Friday, June 1 at EastSide Centre in East Peoria.