Peoria 3a Boy's Sectional

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Shaping up to be a well balanced sectional. The seeds so far are playing out.

Still shocked PND/Richwoods have to travel to Macomb. Could Iowa please annex Macomb.

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superfan309 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:43 am
Shaping up to be a well balanced sectional. The seeds so far are playing out.

Still shocked PND/Richwoods have to travel to Macomb. Could Iowa please annex Macomb.
Always funny when a Peoria school has to finally put in some miles for a game :roll: Macomb (75mi) is not that far, and there are teams doing this trip weekly, monthly, annually.

Would you complain if it was Lasalle-Peru? (68mi)
Champaign? (89!!mi)
Springfield? (73mi)

Just saying, it will not be the end of the world!
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peoria2chicago wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:36 am
superfan309 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:43 am
Shaping up to be a well balanced sectional. The seeds so far are playing out.

Still shocked PND/Richwoods have to travel to Macomb. Could Iowa please annex Macomb.
Always funny when a Peoria school has to finally put in some miles for a game :roll: Macomb (75mi) is not that far, and there are teams doing this trip weekly, monthly, annually.

Would you complain if it was Lasalle-Peru? (68mi)
Champaign? (89!!mi)
Springfield? (73mi)

Just saying, it will not be the end of the world!
Having made the trip to Macomb more times than I wish to remember and many trips to the three alternatives, give me any of the other three!
There is no good way to get to Macomb from Peoria. It's not always the distance but the roads you must travel to get there. I appreciate that Macomb is willing to host IHSA events, but they are near no one their own size and everyone traveling to them is coming from a long ways away, traveling on many two lane roads or going out of their way to travel on interstate.
In this specific case, it doesn't help that the 75 mile trip to Macomb has to be made by two schools who are literally two miles apart. It is one thing to travel 75 miles to play another school as a road game, but one of these teams has to travel all that way to play as the home team against their neighborhood rival!
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sterling went to regionals in dunlap in 2016, PND in 2017, and dunlap again in 2018. welcome to the club! :-)
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In 2004 defending state champion Peoria High played in the Ottawa regional. An inconvenient 78 mile trip campus to campus. Other regionals in the sectional, though, were being hosted by 3, 4 and 5 seeds so there wasn’t a closer option.

I remember an undefeated 1976 Richwoods team traveling for regionals and being upset by Galesburg in Galesburg.

This was even in 2-class days. Peoria schools have traveled.
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I understand there is travelling just a comment about the distance when 2 schools can throw a rock to the others.

Curious if the MTHS/Manual game is expected to be a flip of the coin. I haven't seen Manual play.

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Don’t object to Macomb hosting, but why did #1 seed get to travel the 75 miles. While 2 and 3 get to stay close to home. So much for being rewarded for being #1.
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peoria2chicago wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:36 am
superfan309 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:43 am
Shaping up to be a well balanced sectional. The seeds so far are playing out.

Still shocked PND/Richwoods have to travel to Macomb. Could Iowa please annex Macomb.
Always funny when a Peoria school has to finally put in some miles for a game :roll: Macomb (75mi) is not that far, and there are teams doing this trip weekly, monthly, annually.

Would you complain if it was Lasalle-Peru? (68mi)
Champaign? (89!!mi)
Springfield? (73mi)

Just saying, it will not be the end of the world!
The Peoria schools are in the same conference as schools from Champaign/Urbana in addition to Danville. Obviously they travel for games and do it frequently.

I didn't see the comment as a complaint. I saw it as an observation that two Peoria schools that are a mile apart are playing a Regional Championship game so far away from home. We all understand why this happens, that it happens to lots of schools and that it's not the end of the world.
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illini25 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:00 pm

I remember an undefeated 1976 Richwoods team traveling for regionals and being upset by Galesburg in Galesburg.
I was at that game. People standing in the aisles in the balcony.
Richwoods-Undefeated, ranked #1; Derek Holcomb 6'10", Mark Smith 6'6".
Galesburg-Mike Campbell 6'9", Scott Kelly 6'7".

Galesburg 85-79 OT

The game was telecast by Galesburg's public access channel, and is on youtube.

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