TriCounty Nancy Meyer's Illini Bluffs girls softball team finished the season with a 32-4 record and took home a 4th place IHSA Class A state tournament trophy.
Nancy's Tigers blew away the ICAC and Tomahawk conference competition, winning both, while also walking away with titles from the Delavan and Washington tournaments. In addition, her volleyball team captured a regional title while completing a 16-9-1 campaign.
Meyer, currently in her 6th season, has carved a 134-26 career softball record at the Glasford school.
Nancy Meyer's Illini Bluffs girls softball team finished the season with a 32-4 record and took home a 4th place IHSA Class A state tournament trophy.
Paul Reatherford was the main ramrod in establishing Peoria's first Biddy Basketball program in 1951 at the old Salvation Army gym with 275 boys. He started as Coach and Director in that league in 1947 where he stayed for 23 years. That first year in the official Biddy program his team won the state title but lost its first game in the national tournament in Scranton, Pa., home of the Biddy program. In subsequent years, his teams would have first and third place finishes, plus one season where our town hosted the national tournament.