Thursday, May 30, 2024

Prep Notebook: Hill, Wakey headline last week in sports

Must read

Herrin High School junior slugger Branson Hill had the most remarkable week of any area athlete this past week.

Branson tied the state record for most home runs in a single game against Goreville last Friday. She smacked four homers and is the 11th player ever to hit four bombs in one game.


This page requires Javascript.

Javascript is required for you to be able to read premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings.

kAm%96 E62>ā€™D 42E496C 9:E D@=@ D9@ED šŸ˜• E96 7:CDE[ E9:C5[ 2?5 D:IE9 :??:?8D] $96 9:E 2 8C2?5 D=2> šŸ˜• E96 7@FCE9 :??:?8]k^Am

kAm%96 82>6 5@F3=65 w:==ā€™D 9@>6 CF? E@E2= 2?5 D96 ?@H =625D E96 %:86CD H:E9 6:89E C@F?5 EC:AA6CD]k^Am

kAmk6>m$66 E96 7F== DE@CJ šŸ˜• E@52Jā€™D :DDF6 @7 %96 $@FE96C?]k^6>mk^Am

kAmkDEC@?8mq#pst} (pzt*k^DEC@?8m%96 @E96C DFA6C 3:8 ?6HD @7 E96 H66< H2D E96 2??@F?46>6?E E92E r2CE6CG:==6 w:89 $49@@= D6?:@C qC256? (2<6J 925 2446AE65 2 D49@=2CD9:A @776C 7C@> %96 ~9:@ $E2E6 &?:G6CD:EJ šŸ˜• EC24<]k^Am

kAm(2<6J C646?E=J D6E 2 D49@@= C64@C5 šŸ˜• E96 9:89 ;F>A 2E e\7@@E\f 2?5 šŸ˜€ AFEE:?8 FA D@>6 3:8 ?F>36CD šŸ˜• E96 5:D4FD E9C@H] w6 4@F=5 36 8C@@>65 7@C E96 5642E9=@?[ H9:49 762EFC6D `_ 5:776C6?E EC24< 2?5 7:6=5 6G6?ED]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8mvx#{$ %#przk^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAmkDEC@?8m(x}sx}v s~(}k^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAmv:C=D EC24< 2?5 7:6=5 E62>D 4@>A6E65 šŸ˜• D64E:@?2= E@FC?2>6?ED 24C@DD $@FE96C? x==:?@:D =2DE uC:52J 7@C 2? @AA@CEF?:EJ E@ 4@>A6E6 2E E96 DE2E6 >66E E9:D H66<6?5 2E t2DE6C? x==:?@:D &?:G6CD:EJ]k^Am

kAmx? E96 `p D64E:@?2=D 2E u2:C7:6=5 2?5 }2D9G:==6[ E96 |F=6D 2?5 w@C?6EE6D E@@< E96 E@A DA@E @? E96:C 9@>6 EFC7]k^Am

kAmx? E96 ap >66E 2E $2=6>[ (2E6C=@@ A=2465 7:CDE H:E9 |@F?E ‘6C?@? 2?5 |2C:@? 369:?5 E96> šŸ˜• D64@?5 2?5 E9:C5]k^Am

kAmx? 255:E:@? E@ E96 E62> DE2?5:?8D[ E96C6 H6C6 A=6?EJ @7 :?5:G:5F2= DE2?5@FED H9@ BF2=:7:65 7@C DE2E6 7C@> @FC C68:@?]k^Am

kAm%9@D6 2E9=6E6D H9@ A=2465 7:CDE šŸ˜• >@C6 E92? @?6 :?5:G:5F2= 6G6?E H6C6 p9CJ r@>6C @7 !@A6 r@F?EJ Wc__ 2?5 g__ >6E6CDXj $2C2 |4z@H? @7 r9C:DE ~FC #@4< {FE96C2? šŸ˜• r6?EC2=:2 W`e__ 2?5 ba__ >6E6CDXj t>>2 q69C>2?? @7 }2D9G:==6 W=@?8 ;F>A 2?5 b__ 9FC5=6DXj |2<2J=2 v2;6HD<: @7 }2D9G:==6 WD9@E AFE 2?5 5:D4FDXj v6>>2 z:?<256 @7 q6?E@? W`__ >6E6CD 2?5 =@?8 ;F>AXj 2?5 y25J? v6C2C5:\p??2\y@?6D3@C@ Wc__ 2?5 g__ >6E6CDX]k^Am

kAm%96 DE2E6 >66E H:== DE2CE %9FCD52J H:E9 AC6=:>:?2CJ 962ED] %96 7:?2=D 2C6 D6E 7@C $2EFC52J 2E tx&]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8mq~*$ |tt%$k^DEC@?8mkDEC@?8mq{prz sxp|~}sk^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAmw2>:=E@? r@F?EJ 9@DE65 E96 q=24< s:2>@?5 r@?76C6?46 H:E9 r2C>:\(9:E6 r@F?EJ E2<:?8 9@>6 E96 492>A:@?D9:A H:E9 `de A@:?ED] u2:C7:6=5 E@@< D64@?5 A=246 H:E9 `cb A@:?ED 2?5 r9C:DE@A96C E@@< E9:C5 H:E9 ee A@:?ED]k^Am

kAm%96 qF==5@8D 925 D:I :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?D 6? C@FE6 E@ H:??:?8 E96 >66E] %96 |F=6D 925 7:G6 :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?D] $6DD6C\’2=:6C[ E96 q62C42ED[ 2?5 y@9?DE@? r:EJ 6249 925 EH@ :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?D] u=@C2 925 @?6 :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8m$~&%w $t’t}k^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAmr2C3@?52=6 H@? E96 $@FE9 $6G6? r@?76C6?46 >66E šŸ˜• |E] ‘6C?@? H:E9 2 D4@C6 @7 `da] %96 9@DE #2>D 7:?:D965 D64@?5 H:E9 `b`]d] |2C:@? 7@==@H65 šŸ˜• E9:C5 H:E9 “e]k^Am

kAm%96 %6CC:6CD 925 D6G6? :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?D 7@==@H65 3J |2C:@? H:E9 7:G6] r6?EC2=:2 925 E9C66 :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?D] r29@<:2 925 @?6 :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?]k^Am

kAm|E] ‘6C?@? @?=J 925 @?6 :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?[ 3FE 925 9:89 7:?:D96D E9C@F89@FE E96 52J E@ A=246 D64@?5]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8m#x’t#\%~\#x’t#k^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAmx? E96 #:G6C\E@\#:G6C >66E 2E sF “F@:?[ w6CC:? H@? :ED D:IE9\DEC2:89E ~9:@ s:G:D:@? E:E=6 2?5 q6?E@? 4=2:>65 E96 |:DD:DD:AA: 492>A:@?D9:A] %96 %:86CD 7:?:D965 H:E9 `ca A@:?ED 2?5 |FCA9JD3@C@ 7:?:D965 H:E9 `b` A@:?ED] w2CC:D3FC8 A=2465 E9:C5 H:E9 `ah A@:?ED]k^Am

kAm%96 #2?86CD E@E2=65 `fe A@:?ED E@ H:? E96 |:DD:DD:AA:] %96 9@DE x?5:2?D A=2465 D64@?5 H:E9 `dc A@:?ED] !:?4<?6JG:==6 7:?:D965 šŸ˜• E9:C5 H:E9 `_d]d A@:?ED]k^Am

kAm%96 qF==5@8D =65 E96 H2J H:E9 D:I :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?D] %96 %:86CD 925 7:G6 :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?D] %96 #65 s6G:=D 2?5 r2CE6CG:==6 6249 925 7@FC :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?D]k^Am

kAmq6?E@? 925 6:89E :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?D] sF “F@:? 2?5 E96 !2?E96CD 6249 925 7:G6 :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?D] }2D9G:==6 925 @?6 :?5:G:5F2= 492>A:@?]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8mq~*$ $tr%x~}p{$k^DEC@?8m(6336C H:== 36 E96 9@DE 7@C %9FCD52Jā€™D `p 3@JD D64E:@?2= 7@C @FC EC24< 2?5 7:6=5 E62>D] u:6=5 6G6?ED H:== DE2CE 2E a A]>] H:E9 EC24< 6G6?ED DE2CE:?8 2E b A]>]k^Am

kAm|2D4@FE29 H:== 9@DE E96 ap 3@JD D64E:@?2= (65?6D52J] u:6=5 6G6?ED H:== DE2CE 2E ` A]>] H:E9 EC24< 6G6?ED DE2CE:?8 2E aib_ A]>]k^Am

kAm%96 3@JD DE2E6 >66E šŸ˜€ D6E 7@C ?6IE H66<6?5 šŸ˜• r92C=6DE@?]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8mqp$tqp{{k^DEC@?8mkDEC@?8m`pk^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAmv@C6G:==6 H:== 9@DE 2 D64E:@?2= šŸ˜• 32D632==] %96 q=24<42ED H:== A=2J šŸ˜• E96 r@356? #68:@?2= E9:D H66< 2?5 H:== >2E49 FA 282:?DE |@?52Jā€™D A=2J\:? 82>6 H:??6C 36EH66? %2>>D Wt8JAE:2?X 2?5 s@?8@=2]k^Am

kAm%96 7:CDE\C@F?5 82>6 H:== 36 A=2J65 2E c A]>] !@A6 r@F?EJ 2?5 E96 pAA=6<?@4<6CD H:== 7@==@H 2E f A]>]k^Am

kAm}@] ` D665 w2C5:? r@F?EJ H:== 9@DE 2 C68:@?2= 2?5 H:== A=2J |@F?5D W|6C:5:2?X (65?6D52J 2E c A]>]k^Am

kAm%C:4@ H:== A=2J šŸ˜• E96 $E66=6G:==6 #68:@?2= 2?5 H:== 7246 @77 282:?DE v2==2E:? r@F?EJ %9FCD52J 2E cib_ A]>]k^Am

kAm%96 @E96C }@] ` D665[ (2=E@?G:==6[ H:== A=2J :ED 7:CDE\C@F?5 82>6 @7 E96 |2C:@? WrC23 ~C492C5X #68:@?2= (65?6D52J 2E c A]>] 282:?DE E96 H:??6C @7 }@CC:D r:EJ 2?5 vC2JG:==6]k^Am

kAm%96 $E66=6G:==6[ rC23 ~C492C5[ 2?5 r@356? #68:@?2= 7:?2=D H:== 2== 36 A=2J65 2E “ 2]>] $2EFC52J] %96 w2C5:? r@F?EJ #68:@?2= H:== 2=D@ 36 $2EFC52J 3FE H:== DE2CE 2E ?@@?]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8mapk^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAmq6?E@? H:== 9@DE E96 ap D64E:@?2= ?6IE H66< H:E9 7@FC C68:@?2= H:??6CD 7:=E6C:?8 :?E@ E96 E@FC?6J]k^Am

kAm}@] ` D665 w2CC:D3FC8 H:== 9@DE @?6 @7 E96 7@FC C68:@?2=D 2?5 H:== A=2J (65?6D52J 2E cib_ A]>] 282:?DE E96 H:??6C @7 |@?52Jā€™D cib_ A]>] A=2J\:? 82>6 36EH66? y@9?DE@? r:EJ 2?5 ‘:6??2]k^Am

kAmp??2\y@?6D3@C@ H:== 2=D@ A2CE:4:A2E6 šŸ˜• E96 w2CC:D3FC8 #68:@?2=] %96 (:=542ED H:== A=2J %9FCD52J 2E cib_ A]>] 282:?DE E96 H:??6C @7 |@?52Jā€™D cib_ A]>] A=2J\:? 82>6 36EH66? |2DD24 r@F?EJ 2?5 (6DE uC2?<7@CE]k^Am

kAm}2D9G:==6 9@DED 2 C68:@?2= 2?5 H:== A=2J (65?6D52J 2E cib_ A]>] 282:?DE E96 H:??6C @7 |@?52Jā€™D A=2J\:? 82>6 36EH66? $A2CE2 2?5 r96DE6C] r2CE6CG:==6 2?5 #65 qF5 H:== A=2J 2E }2D9G:==6 %9FCD52J 2E cib_ A]>]k^Am

kAm~?6 @7 E96 DEC@?86DE C68:@?2=D H:== 36 A=2J65 2E +6:8=6C] %96 %@C?25@6D H:== A=2J E96:C 7:CDE\C@F?5 82>6 282:?DE |FCA9JD3@C@ %9FCD52J 2E cib_ A]>]k^Am

kAm}@] ` D665 sF “F@:? H:== A=2J šŸ˜• E96 7:CDE 82>6 @7 E96 +#r #68:@?2= (65?6D52J 2E cib_ A]>] 282:?DE E96 H:??6C @7 |@?52Jā€™D A=2J\:? 82>6 282:?DE q6?E@? 2?5 !:?4<?6JG:==6]k^Am

kAmr2C>:\(9:E6 r@F?EJ H:== A=2J šŸ˜• E96 |E] r2C>6= #68:@?2= 282:?DE u2:C7:6=5 %9FCD52J 2E cib_ A]>] %96 9@DE v@=56? p46D H:== A=2J E96 H:??6C @7 |@?52Jā€™D A=2J\:? 82>6 36EH66? w2>:=E@? r@F?EJ 2?5 t=5@C25@ (65?6D52J 2E cib_ A]>]k^Am

kAm%96 w2CC:D3FC8[ }2D9G:==6[ 2?5 |E] r2C>6= #68:@?2= 7:?2=D H:== 36 A=2J65 2E “ 2]>] $2EFC52J] %96 +#r #68:@?2= 7:?2= H:== 36 A=2J65 2E ?@@? $2EFC52J]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8mbpk^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAm%9:D H66< >2C<D E96 =2DE H66< @7 E96 C68F=2C D62D@? 2D E96 =2C86C D49@@=D 2C6 2 H66< 369:?5 E96 D>2==6C 2?5 >:5\D:K65 D49@@=D H96? :E 4@>6D E@ E96 DE2CE @7 E96 A@DED62D@?]k^Am

kAmp== bp C68:@?2= H:??6CD H:== 4@>A6E6 šŸ˜• E96 %C:25 $64E:@?2= šŸ˜• EH@ H66<D]k^Am

kAm}6IE H66< šŸ˜• C68:@?2= A=2J[ r29@<:2 7246D t2DE $E] {@F:D šŸ˜• 2 A=2J\:? 82>6 7@C E96 (2E6C=@@ #68:@?2= H:E9 E96 H:??6C 724:?8 E96 }@] ` D665 w:89=2?5 ?6IE (65?6D52J 2E c A]>]k^Am

kAm|2C:@? 4=2:>65 E96 @E96C }@] ` D665 2?5 H:== 9@DE :ED @H? C68:@?2=] %96 (:=542ED H:== A=2J ?6IE (65?6D52J 2E cib_ A]>] 282:?DE E96 H:??6C @7 ?6IE |@?52Jā€™D cib_ A]>] A=2J\:? 82>6 36EH66? r2C3@?52=6 2?5 w6CC:?]k^Am

kAm|E] ‘6C?@? 2?5 r6?EC2=:2 H:== 7246 @77 šŸ˜• E96 D64@?5 82>6 @7 E96 |2C:@? #68:@?2= ?6IE %9FCD52J 2E cib_ A]>]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8m$~u%qp{{k^DEC@?8mkDEC@?8m`pk^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAmp== `p D49@@=D H:== 36 2 A2CE @7 E96 v@C6G:==6 $64E:@?2=] }@] ` D665 %C:4@ H:== A=2J šŸ˜• E96 (2=E@?G:==6 #68:@?2= 2?5 H:== 7246 $E66=6G:==6 šŸ˜• E96 7:CDE 82>6 %F6D52J 2E c A]>] (2=E@?G:==6 2?5 }@CC:D r:EJ H:== A=2J (65?6D52J 2E c A]>]k^Am

kAm!@A6 r@F?EJ 2?5 r2:C@ H:== A=2J 6249 @E96C šŸ˜• E96 7:CDE C@F?5 @7 E96 !@A6 r@F?EJ #68:@?2= %F6D52J 2E cib_ A]>] w2C5:? r@F?EJ H:== 32EE=6 r6?EFCJ šŸ˜• E96 7@==@H:?8 82>6 2E e A]>]k^Am

kAm%96 q=24<42ED ā€” E96 @E96C }@] ` D665 ā€” H:== A=2J E96 H:??6C @7 ?6IE |@?52Jā€™D >2E49FA 36EH66? %2>>D Wt8JAE:2?X 2?5 s@?8@=2 %F6D52J 2E c A]> šŸ˜• E96 r@356? #68:@?2=]k^Am

kAm%96 pAA=6<?@4<6CD 2?5 |@F?5D W|6C:5:2?X H:== >2E49 FA šŸ˜• 2 A=2J\:? 82>6 |@?52J 2E cib_ A]>] 2E |6C:5:2?]k^Am

kAmt=G6C25@ 2?5 v2=2E:2 7246 @77 šŸ˜• E96:C 7:CDE\C@F?5 82>6 @7 E96 |2C:@? WrC23 ~C492C5X #68:@?2= (65?6D52J 2E c A]>]k^Am

kAm%96 (2=E@?G:==6 #68:@?2= 7:?2= H:== 36 A=2J65 2E ?@@? $2EFC52J] %96 !@A6 r@F?EJ #68:@?2= 7:?2= H:== 36 A=2J65 2E cib_ A]>] uC:52J]k^Am

kAm%96 r@356? #68:@?2= 7:?2= H:== 36 A=2J65 2E c A]>] uC:52J] %96 rC23 ~C492C5 #68:@?2= 7:?2= H:== 36 A=2J65 2E ` A]>] $2EFC52J]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8mapk^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAm}@] ` D665 r2CE6CG:==6 H:== 7246 E96 H:??6C @7 |@?52Jā€™D A=2J\:? 82>6 36EH66? +6:8=6C\#@J2=E@?^r9C:DE@A96C 2?5 $A2CE2 %F6D52J 2E cib_ A]>] 2E +6:8=6C]k^Am

kAm%96 @E96C }@] ` D665[ p??2\y@?6D3@C@[ 2H2:ED E96 H:??6C @7 |@?52Jā€™D ‘:6??2 2?5 |2DD24 r@F?EJ A=2J\:? 82>6 2D A2CE @7 E96 p??2\y@?6D3@C@ #68:@?2=]k^Am

kAm%96 (:=542ED H:== A=2J %F6D52J 2E cib_ A]>] 282:?DE 6:E96C ‘:6??2 @C |2DD24] w2CC:D3FC8 2?5 (6DE uC2?<7@CE[ 2=D@ A2CE @7 E92E C68:@?2=[ H:== A=2J (65?6D52J 2E bib_ A]>]k^Am

kAmy@9?DE@? r:EJ H:== 9@DE 2 C68:@?2= DE2CE:?8 %F6D52J] %96 x?5:2?D H:== A=2J %F6D52J 2E cib_ A]>] 282:?DE E96 H:??6C @7 |@?52Jā€™D A=2J\:? 82>6 36EH66? }2D9G:==6 2?5 sF “F@:?]k^Am

kAm!:?4<?6JG:==6 2?5 #65 qF5 >2<6 FA E96 @E96C EH@ E62>D šŸ˜• E96 y@9?DE@? r:EJ #68:@?2=] %96 !2?E96CD 2?5 |FD<6E66CD H:== A=2J (65?6D52J 2E cib_ A]>]k^Am

kAm|FCA9JD3@C@ H:== A=2J šŸ˜• E96 +6:8=6C\#@J2=E@?^r9C:DE@A96C #68:@?2= 2=@?8 H:E9 r2CE6CG:==6] %96 #65 s6G:=D H:== A=2J r96DE6C (65?6D52J 2E cib_ A]>]k^Am

kAmx? E96 u2:C7:6=5 #68:@?2=[ r2C>:\(9:E6 r@F?EJ H:== A=2J E96 H:??6C @7 |@?52Jā€™D A=2J\:? 82>6 36EH66? |E] r2C>6= 2?5 q6?E@? ?6IE (65?6D52J 2E cib_ A]>] w2>:=E@? r@F?EJ 2?5 9@DE |F=6D H:== 7@==@H 2E eib_ A]>]k^Am

kAm%96 p\y[ yr[ 2?5 +\# #68:@?2= 7:?2=D H:== 36 A=2J65 $2EFC52J 2E “ 2]>][ `_ 2]>][ 2?5 ?@@? C6DA64E:G6=J] %96 u2:C7:6=5 #68:@?2= 7:?2= H:== 36 A=2J65 uC:52J 2E cib_ A]>]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8mbpk^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAmp== bp D49@@=D šŸ˜• @FC 4@G6C286 2C62 72== F?56C E96 F>3C6==2 @7 E96 (2E6C=@@ $64E:@?2=]k^Am

kAm|2C:@? 2?5 r2C3@?52=6 H:== A=2J šŸ˜• E96 7:CDE 82>6 @7 E96 r2C3@?52=6 #68:@?2= ?6IE %F6D52J 2E c A]>] w6CC:? 2?5 |E] ‘6C?@? H:== 7@==@H 2E e A]>]k^Am

kAmr29@<:2 H:== A=2J t2DE $E] {@F:D šŸ˜• 2 A=2J\:? 82>6 2D A2CE @7 E96 %C:25 #68:@?2= ?6IE |@?52J 2E cib_ A]>] %96 H:??6C H:== 7246 %C:25 ?6IE %F6D52J 2E b A]>] r6?EC2=:2 2?5 (2E6C=@@ H:== 7@==@H 2E cib_ A]>]k^Am

Latest article