Four classmates from Lanark Illinois, that graduated from the Eastland High School Class of 2005, also graduated together as part of the
144th Commencement from North Central College on Saturday June 13th in Naperville, Illinois. Shown in the photo along with North Central College
President Harold R. Wilde (center) from left to right: Jesse Shuman, Marketing, Management; Brandon Lott (cum laude), Marketing Management; Kyle
Kniss, Psychology, Human Resources Management; and Perry Welch, Sociology, Criminal Justice. All four were teammates on the 2004 EPC Football team,
as well as the North Central College Cardinals. (Photo courtesy of Kraig Kniss).
Lanark Tiny Miss Softball
Lanark Tiny Miss teammates Jenna Green (with ball) and Maddie Meador play some solid defense during their game with Chadwick Friday, June
26. Softball championship playoffs begin this week. Watch the PA for photos and video at www.pacc-news.com. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Video by Craig Lang • Produced by Brent Simmons
Two Area Players named To All State Team
Eastland's Drew Carroll and Le-Win's Adam Blair were named to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association's Class 1A/2A All
State Baseball Team. Drew, who was Eastland's second baseman, batted .435 this year and led the Cougars with 7 home runs, 38 RBIs and 50 hits. His
leadoff double in the 8th inning of the Le-Win sectional championship game against Alden-Hebron helped Eastland win their first sectional since 2003 and
sent them downstate to their first state tourney berth in school history. He also qualified for a spot downstate with the Eastland/Milledgeville golf team.
Drew will attend Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa and joins the golf program in the fall.
Le-Win's Adam Blair also garnered the All State honor. He finished his season by setting school records in total bases (104), runs scored (55), and
RBIs (57). He also hit 13 home runs and had 49 hits. Adam hit two homers in the Galena regional championship to eliminate River Ridge/Scales Mound 4-3.
Blair also won the Jamie Koehn, given to the NUIC's most valuable player. The third baseman was a 1st team NUIC all conference infielder. Morrison's
senior pitcher Jason Smith was also named to the team.