TriCounty Gigi Macintosh realized the task confronting her after leaving the coaching staff at Mt. Zion High School for Morton when one of her early softball teams stumbled badly.
"But we went from 10-40 to 40-10," she recalls, a won-loss shift that points out dramatically the job she has done in her 11 years at Morton.
Last spring her Potter softball team went 35-4 and finished third in the Class AA state finals, following up a 36-4 year the season before that earned Morton a second place state finish.
MacIntosh, who began her sports career as a student at Mt. Zion, went on to play softball, field hockey and swam at Eastern Illinois University.
She then coached basketball and volleyball at Wilmington High School for one year and spent two years at Mt. Zion as softball and basketball coach before moving to Morton where she has forged a softball power.
In 11 seasons she is 240-115, despite a few bad early seasons, and has won three consecutive Mid-Illini conference titles.
Gigi Macintosh realized the task confronting her after leaving the coaching staff at Mt. Zion High School for Morton when one of her early softball teams stumbled badly.
A member of the Bradley University Athletics Hall of Fame, Savoie achieved international recognition in men’s figure skating during the 1990s and 2000s, highlighted by a seventh-place finish while competing for Team USA at the XX Olympic Winter Games in 2006 in Turin, Italy. Savoie qualified for the 2006 Olympic Games by winning the bronze medal at the U.S. Championships. Savoie learned to skate in group lessons operated by the Peoria Park District. He went on to represent the Illinois Valley Figure Skating Club and he based his training at the Owens Center in central Peoria throughout his career. Among his many achievements on the ice, Savoie was a three-time bronze medalist at the U.S. Championships, earning first-alternate for the 2002 Olympic Games. He won the gold medal at the 1997 U.S. Junior Championships and he finished fourth at the 1999 World Junior Championships.