Area Roundup: Plainfield Central’s Anne Campbell honored
From Submitted Reports September 11, 2012 2:16PM
Plainfield Central coach Anne Campbell with her players after a win during the 2012 season. | File photo
Updated: October 14, 2012 1:02PM
Plainfield Central softball coach Anne Campbell has been named the Illinois Coaches Association Sectional Coach of the Year for the third time in nine years.
Campbell has coached Central softball for 17 years, the past 10 as head coach. She was also named Sectional Coach of the Year in 2003 and ’08. Under her leadership, the Wildcats have compiled a 241-98 record.
In the spring the team won the regional championship for the fifth time. That includes three consecutive regional championships in 2006, ’07 and ’08, which was a first for any athletic team at the school. The Wildcats won 27 games and reached the supersectional for the first time, where they fell to Moline 5-4.
“Anne’s ability to coach is only outweighed by her commitment to integrity and character,” Plainfield athletic director Dave Stephens said in a statement. “She is a tremendous leader who cares as much about the character of her students as she does about their athletic ability.
“It’s the kids who go out and perform,” Campbell added. “I think a lot of people make (the recognition) a bigger thing than it is, but I do like it because it’s a reflection of the whole team doing well, and I am part of the team.”
Representatives of the Dynamos II sports training and gymnastics club of Shorewood competed in the recent National Junior Olympics in Houston and returned with several gold medals.
Alexis Schuldt, 6, won gold in tumbling, trampoline and double mini. Bella Dailey and Arielle Lindsey were gold medal winners as elite/advanced tumblers. Steven Andreev, the only boy who represented the club in Houston, won gold in tumbling.
In addition, Analese Martinez brought home silver medals in tumbling and trampoline.
“Our team kids and their parents are very dedicated to the sport and work hard all season long to prepare for Nationals and the Junior Olympics,” Bonnie Barrow, director of Dynamos II, said in a statement. “They attend at least one meet per month to prepare for these events.”
The club is offering team tryouts at 9 a.m. Saturday for anyone of any age. To register or to attend tryouts, visit Dynamosiitumbling.com or call (815) 744-1944.
The Cubs swept the Sox 7-3 and 20-9 in a recent doubleheader in the competitive division of the Miracle League, which plays on the field just outside the outfield fence at Silver Cross Field.
For the Cubs, Stephanie Jablonski had five hits Matthew Pertile four. George Hernandez hit two home runs. Christian Shaw hit his first Miracle League home run.
For the Sox, Mikey Guiney had four hits and Vince Mattix and Teddy Lucas each had three.
USF ranked 17th
University of St. Francis has been ranked 17th in the first NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll of the regular season.
St. Francis was ranked seventh in the NAIA preseason poll. After opening the year with a 44-14 win over Concordia (Mich.), the Saints lost to NCAA Division II Ferris State 35-24 before dropping a 31-3 decision Saturday at top-ranked and defending NAIA champion St. Xavier.
The Saints open Mid-States Football Association Midwest Division play at 6 p.m. Saturday at Olivet Nazarene.