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.
|1973 Princeville Football Team|
Coached by Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Famer Tom Bruna, the 1973 Princeville High School Football team completed an undefeated season in the final year before the IHSA instituted the state playoff system. At 9-0 for the first time under Bruna, the 1973 Princes won the Blackhawk Conference title, clinching the championship with a 38-28 win against Wyoming High School. The Princes averaged 36.3 points per game and outscored their opponents by 23.0 points per game. Running back Alan Martin led the team with 2,014 yards rushing in the nine games (223.8 yards per game), including 274 yards and five touchdowns against Wyoming and 311 more yards in the season-ending, 34-20 win against Buda Western High School.