TriCounty There are two very consistent things about Gigi Macintosh's Morton High School softball teams:
1) They seldom lose a game, and
2) They have played in the title game of the state Class AA softball tournament in two of the last three seasons and have made the final four the last three springs.
Which is why the 12-year Morton coach has been named the Tri-County Female Coach of the Year for the second straight year.
In 1995 Morton finished third in the state, won 35 of 39 games and MacIntosh bagged her first Tri-County award.
This past June, Morton fought Moline into the 10th inning of the title game in Pekin before bowing 3-2, again finishing 35-4.
Morton has gone 106-12 the last three seasons under Macintosh's coaching, raising her career mark at Morton to 274-119.
A graduate of Mt. Zion High School, Macintosh played softball, field hockey, and swam at Eastern Illinois University. She then coached one season at Wilmington High School and two years at Mt. Zion before moving on to Morton where she has made Morton a dominant power in the strong Mid-Illini conference.
There are two very consistent things about Gigi Macintosh's Morton High School softball teams:
1938 East Peoria Football Team
Front Row: (from left) Clarence Hale, Joe Willis, Jack Lotz, Thaddeus Pinkham, Edgar Mullins, Tom Pinkham, Howard Moreland, Bill Barnett.
EAST PEORIA HIGH SCHOOL'S FOOTBALL TEAM posted its third unbeaten season in four years in 1938, the final year for Coach Harvey Stamper, who died the following year. The powerful Raiders went unscored upon in six games, with only Washington breaching the East Peoria defense in a 21-6 game. Manual came the closest to the Red Raiders, losing only 14-0 in a season when East Peoria's potent offense ran up 224 points. Center Edgar Mullins and halfbacks Glen Seibert and Charley Gilkesson were named to the All-City first team while tackle George Walley, guard Tom Pinkham, end Bill Barnett and sophomore fullback Corwin Clatt, later to star for Notre Dame, made the second team. Honorable mention honors went to ends Jack Lotz and Darrell Peters, tackle Howie Moreland, guard Thad Pinkham and quarterback Fritz Millard.