Sigel St. Michael’s will play for the state championship in 7th grade boys’ basketball this week. The Sharpshooters won an overtime thriller, 40-38 over Peoria St. Mark in the first round, and then cruised to a 41-17 win over Pontiac St. Mary’s in the semifinals. They’ll battle Bartonville Monroe Thursday night at 7:30. Both teams are 24-1.
In Class 2A, Effingham St. Anthony downed Lexington, 52-34 in the opening round, and then dropped a 37-32 decision to Joliet Laraway. They’ll play Ashland A-C Central for third place Thursday night at 6:00.