Week 9 at the Journal Star

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Limestone senior Kendall Davis, right, jokes around with junior Cody Rupp, second to right, on Sunday during a pep rally at Limestone Community High School to celebrate the school's first state trophy in boys basketball after defeating Chicago Orr, 58-49 in the Class 3A state consolation game on Saturday afternoon at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Limestone senior Kendall Davis, right, jokes around with junior Cody Rupp, second to right, on Sunday during a pep rally at Limestone Community High School to celebrate the school’s first state trophy in boys basketball after defeating Chicago Orr, 58-49 in the Class 3A state consolation game on Saturday afternoon at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Travis Ledford amps up spectators on Sunday during the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Travis Ledford amps up spectators on Sunday during the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Stevenson fans cheer for their team on Friday at the IHSA Class 4A semifinal game against Edwardsville at Carver Arena. Stevenson defeated Edwardsville 60-49 and advance to the finals on Saturday.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Stevenson fans cheer for their team on Friday at the IHSA Class 4A semifinal game against Edwardsville at Carver Arena. Stevenson defeated Edwardsville 60-49 and advance to the finals on Saturday.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Edwardsville's Darius Crochrell looks to pass as Stevenson's Cameron Green defends on Friday at the IHSA Class 4A semifinal game at Carver Arena. Stevenson defeated Edwardsville 60-49 and advance to the finals on Saturday.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Edwardsville’s Darius Crochrell looks to pass as Stevenson’s Cameron Green defends on Friday at the IHSA Class 4A semifinal game at Carver Arena. Stevenson defeated Edwardsville 60-49 and advance to the finals on Saturday.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Steve Shaw, right, directs students on how not to speak into the microphone on Friday at the Grand Final Bee spelling competition held at the studios of WEEK-TV, Channel 25.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Steve Shaw, right, directs students on how not to speak into the microphone on Friday at the Grand Final Bee spelling competition held at the studios of WEEK-TV, Channel 25.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Elker Reed, mother of Cahokia player Darius Austin, shows the hat she made for the tournament on Saturday during the IHSA Class 3A state title game against Chicago Morgan Park at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Elker Reed, mother of Cahokia player Darius Austin, shows the hat she made for the tournament on Saturday during the IHSA Class 3A state title game against Chicago Morgan Park at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Cahokia cheerleaders walk on to the court on Saturday during the IHSA Class 3A third place game with Limestone vs. Chicago Orr at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Cahokia cheerleaders walk on to the court on Saturday during the IHSA Class 3A third place game with Limestone vs. Chicago Orr at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Chris Griggs of Cahokia rolls up a banner after Chicago Morgan Park defeated Cahokia 63-48 on Saturday to win the IHSA Class 3A state title at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Chris Griggs of Cahokia rolls up a banner after Chicago Morgan Park defeated Cahokia 63-48 on Saturday to win the IHSA Class 3A state title at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Students line up along a wall before entering the studio on Friday before the start of the Grand Final Bee spelling competition held at the studios of WEEK-TV, Channel 25.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Students line up along a wall before entering the studio on Friday before the start of the Grand Final Bee spelling competition held at the studios of WEEK-TV, Channel 25.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  A large Irish flag is carried down Main Street on Sunday during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR A large Irish flag is carried down Main Street on Sunday during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Imani Strong watches as players are presented with their medals after Chicago Morgan Park defeated Cahokia 63-48 on Saturday to win the IHSA Class 3A state title at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Imani Strong watches as players are presented with their medals after Chicago Morgan Park defeated Cahokia 63-48 on Saturday to win the IHSA Class 3A state title at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Camryn Collins, 6, rides a horse as her mother Nicki directs them through the crowd on Sunday during the St. Patrick's Day parade on Main Street in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Camryn Collins, 6, rides a horse as her mother Nicki directs them through the crowd on Sunday during the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Main Street in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Limestone players Cody Rupp, Terence Shelby and Lorenzo Burns joke around in the dressing room as teams shoot around on Thursday at Carver Arena as they prepare for Class 3A and 4A semifinals that start Friday.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Limestone players Cody Rupp, Terence Shelby and Lorenzo Burns joke around in the dressing room as teams shoot around on Thursday at Carver Arena as they prepare for Class 3A and 4A semifinals that start Friday.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Chicago Morgan Park fans take pictures of the trophy and medal ceremony after Chicago Morgan Park defeated Cahokia 63-48 on Saturday to win the IHSA Class 3A state title at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Chicago Morgan Park fans take pictures of the trophy and medal ceremony after Chicago Morgan Park defeated Cahokia 63-48 on Saturday to win the IHSA Class 3A state title at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Confetti covers the sidewalk on Sunday during the St. Patrick's Day parade on Main Street in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Confetti covers the sidewalk on Sunday during the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Main Street in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Darrell Walton of Chicago cheers on Chicago Morgan Park on Saturday during the IHSA Class 3A state title game against Cahokia at Carver Arena.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Darrell Walton of Chicago cheers on Chicago Morgan Park on Saturday during the IHSA Class 3A state title game against Cahokia at Carver Arena.

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