HHS Softball Team Takes First State Championship in School History

The Huntley High School softball team made school history in taking home the IHSA Class 4A State Championship on June 8. In defeating St. Charles East for the title, the Red Raiders became the first team champions of any sport in school history.

The team finished the season 35-7, including a 19-game win streak to close out the year. The title game was a tight race until the end, with the Raiders taking the duel 1-0 behind strong pitching from sophomore Briana Bower.

“Words cannot describe this experience,” coach Mark Petryniec told the Northwest Herald. “We threw everything at them. On, over and in has been our philosophy, and it worked out to win a state championship today.”

Read more about the Raiders’ historic performance in the Northwest Herald, the Daily Heraldor the Peoria Journal Star.

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