Belmont's Alec Diamond attempts to tag out Southern Illinois' Rennie Troggio at home plate on May 1, 2013 at Abe Martin Field in Carbondale, Ill. Southern Illinois won, 2-1.
Rafael Cuadrillero returns a serve during Southern Illinois Salukis men's tennis practice on Sept. 16, 2014 at University Courts in Carbondale, Ill. Cuadrillero, originally of Madrid, Spain, spent the 2014-15 season as a student coach for the team.
Members of the SIU Carbondale cross-country team share a high five on Sept. 17, 2014 while jogging on Dogwood Drive in Carbondale, Ill. The cross-country teams are preparing for its annual Saluki Invitational, the first meet for the top runners. "It’s not a heavy competition so it’s good just to see where we’re at," junior runner Carlos Medina said. "Everyone on the team looks strong and put in an amazing summer."
Herrin head football coach Jason Karnes, right, gets emotional while talking to his team after the Tigers' 28-9 loss to Rochester in the IHSA Class 4A semifinal on Nov. 22, 2014 at the Harrison-Bruce Sports Complex in Herrin, Ill. Herrin's season came to an end at 11-2, a school record.
Hall's Drew Pullam (4) hikes the ball during the Red Devils' IHSA Class 2A first round playoff game with United (Monmouth, Ill.) on Oct. 31, 2015 at Richard Nesti Stadium in Spring Valley, Ill. Hall beat United 34-0.
Annawan/Wethersfield football players try to stay warm during a timeout of their IHSA Class 2A semifinal game with Tri-Valley on Nov. 21, 2015 in Downs, Ill. Tri-Valley won, 20-12.
LeRoy players storm the court after the Panthers defeated Chicago Leo 38-35 in the Class 1A state championship game on March 12, 2016 at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill.
Orion's Merrick Magee makes contact with the ball during the Chargers' season-opening game with United on March 16, 2016 at Love Park in Orion, Ill. Orion won, 14-4.
Members of the Peoria Cricket Club, in red shirts, react during play in the Cricket Association of Peoria (CAP) 2016 CUP Cricket Championship Aug. 28, 2016 at Leslie Rutherford Park in Dunlap, Ill. The Cricket Association of Peoria, formed in 2010, promotes and supports the game of cricket in Peoria and surrounding areas.
A pair of runners, as well as a parking garage, are reflected in a large rain puddle during the Peoria Marathon and River City Races Oct. 16, 2016 in Downtown Peoria, Ill. This was the fourth year for the event.
Metamora senior Jake Gillum leans on a race staff member after finishing in second place of the Class 2A boys cross country sectional race Oct. 29, 2016 at Black Partridge Park in Metamora, Ill.
Peoria Rivermen center Terrence Wallin (10) flips up a shot towards the goal during a Southern Professional Hockey League game against the Evansville Thunderbolts Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. Peoria lost, 2-1, in a sudden-death shootout.
Bradley freshman center Koch Bar reaches for the ball during the Braves' 83-48 win over Chicago State on Dec. 10, 2016 at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill.
Zach McAllister, pitcher with the MLB's Cleveland Indians, watches a pitching drill during his inaugural baseball camp Jan. 16, 2017 at The Yard in Peoria, Ill. The camp towards young baseball players focused on pitching, hitting, baserunning, fielding and outfield techniques.