5/20 the 2013 IHSA Girls Softball Tournament starts across the state.
There are 55 CPS girls softball teams scheduled to play in Classes 2A,
3A & 4A. How many will still be playing after this weekend's many
The 2A Finals will be played 5/31 & 6/1 in East Peoria.
The 3A & 4A Finals will be played the following weekend 6/7 & 6/8 and will also be played in East Peoria.
Good Luck to all of the CPS girls softball players!!!!
CPS eyes will be focused on the 4A Chicago (Resurrection) Sectional
where three of the Final Four Teams in last week's Girls Softball City
Championship (Lane, Whitney Young and Taft) will be playing. 2013 City
Champion - Lane is favored to go the furthest! Here's the brackets Check out the 4A Chicago (Resurrection) Sectional come out and support the top CPS
Lane Tech won their 7th Public League girls softball title in a row and 14 of the last 16 after defeating Whitney Young 6-2. Freshman Kayla Garcia(fr) was 2 for 4 and had a double. Avellys Roman gave up only 6 hits in the win for Lane Tech.
The wind adds to an incredible run for Lane Tech girls sports in the spring. This spring Lane girls have won Public League titles in girls track and field, girls soccer, girls softball, and took 2nd in girls water polo.
Thank you to a reader for contributing the following article and photos. Also, special thanks to every contributor the past few days on baseball, water polo, tennis, lacrosse, and other sports that I would love to cover more often and definitely deserve more attention. For submissions: Publisher@LaneTechFan.com
Taft's Senior celebrate on Senior Day: Bottom
row (from left to right) Amber Colon, Katie Bargo, and Kathleen
Meersman, Top row Carolyn Jedd, Deanna Pirpiris, Leticia Rosalez, and
Lane, Ag Science, Whitney Young and Taft are CPS Girls Softball's Final Four!
the weather taking a toll on the CPS Girls Softball season this year -
making for many schedule changes and muddy fields it is quickly coming
to an end.
prevailed over Kennedy in a hard fought game yesterday, winning 5 to 1
at Brooks, allowing them to advance to the Final Four again this year,
along with Lane, Ag Science and Whitney Young.
Friday, May 17th the CPS Softball Semi-Finals will see Lane battle
against Ag Science at 3:30 followed at 5 pm by a rematch of two of last
year's final four contenders, as the Taft Lady Eagles will once again be
going against Whitney Young.
Whitney Young has beat Taft both times that they played during the
regular season and Lane is RED HOT this year, most are assuming that
Saturday's City Championship match up will once again be Lane versus
Whitney Young. Most also believe that Lane will prevail again and be
crowned the City Champs one more time Yet, Ag Science and Taft have not
given up hope. Will Lane and Whitney Young be so focused on State that
they forget to bring their "A" game to UIC on Friday? You can bet that
Ag Science and Taft (teams that would also like to return to UIC for
the finals on Saturday) will give their opponents on Friday a run for
Boys Lacrosse Whitney Young 9 Lane Tech 8 Upstart Whitney Young showed that there is a new power in the city, as the Dolphins beat Lane Tech for I believe the first time in boys lacrosse.
Baseball Morgan Park 9 Simeon 7 Morgan Park takes the Jackie Robinson Conference lead with a 13-1 conference record. The Simeon Morgan Park rivalry goes beyond football and basketball.
Girls Softball Lane Tech 11 Loyola 5 Any time a CPS school beats Loyola in almost any sport, it is news. Lane girls softball team beat Maine West earlier in the season and now Loyola. The Indians are seeded #4 in the upcoming Ressurection state sectional. That is one of the highest seedings I can remember for a CPS girls softball team.
George Stavrakas has been formerly removed as the head girls softball coach. Lane Tech loses in my opinion one of the best coaches at Lane Tech and definitely one of the top girls softball coaches in the city. Under Stavrakas, Lane Tech girls softball teams have more than held their own against suburban teams. Lane's girls softball teams have won at least the last 4 city championships.
I really do not know all the circumstances to Stavrakas leaving. I will say this. Lane Tech (and the rest of the CPS) has to do everything they can to keep good coaches. George Stavrakas is a great coach.
update: George Stavrakas will be the coach of Lane's boys softball team whose season starts tomorrow.
Kaleigh Ambrose of Lane Tech had dominant pitching in the win over Whitney Young.
Lane defeated Whitney Young / 12 to 3
Lane's pitcher senior Kaleigh Ambrose lead the Indians to another Softball City Championship!
Congrats to the Lane Lady Indians and their coach George Stavrakis - Good Luck in the State Tournament!
Lane starts their quest for their chance to play downstate this Wed. 5/23 when they play Lincoln Park at 4:30 at Fenwick.
Lane is slotted in the 4A Fenwick (Oak Park) Regional of the Trinity (River Forest) Sectional. If Lane wins on Wednesday, as expected, they will play their next game on Sat. 5/26 at 11 am again at Fenwick.
Softball State Tournament Info
The IHSA State Softball Tournament started on Monday, 5/21. The CPS Softball teams depending upon their location and size are spread among many different Regionals and Sectionals. If you want information about schedules, scores and brackets you can find them at: