Plainfield East holds off Bolingbrook, headed to 1st sectional final in school history

History was made and matched Tuesday night in the East Aurora Sectional semifinal matchup between No. 7 seed Plainfield East and No. 1 Bolingbrook. In the Bengals’ 69-60 win over the Raiders, East set a programĀ record with its 25th win, the girls became the first team in school history to advance to a sectional final and they are only the second basketball team in District 202 history to advance to a sectional championship (Plainfield girls, 2001). “We’re not settling,” Plainfield East coach Tony Wazonis said. “Our goal is to be…

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Plainfield East’s McGee wins 2nd state title in 3 years

There was only one place Plainfield East’s Michael McGee wanted to finish this year – first. The senior accomplished that for the second time in three years Saturday at the University of Illinois in the 120-pound weight class to finish his career as an undefeated state champion at 43-0. “It was big,” McGee said. “I tried not to put too much pressure on myself. I worked really hard and it was good to see my hard work pay off. I tried to go out with a bang and I’m proud…

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Netzel wins pair of races at sectional meet

Plainfield’s Ryan Netzel took home a pair of victories at Saturday’s competitive Neuqua Valley Sectional. He won the 500-yard freestyle by nearly a second with a time of 4:36.87 and was victorious in the 200-yard freestyle by nearly two seconds with a time of 1:40.86. Despite not tapering, Netzel was able to post the state’s fifth best time in the 200 and was one second off of the top time. Netze also had the fifth best time in the 500, four seconds off the lead pace. Colton Paulson of Peoria…

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