January 27, 2022 Local Stories in and Around St. Joseph, Illinois

Spartans find out postseason draw as weather wreaks havoc with schedule

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School softball team hasn’t played a game in more than a week.


That should change on Friday afternoon if, and it’s a big if considering the weather of the last week, the weather cooperates.

SJO (15-5-2, 4-2 Illini Prairie Conference) is set to play a make-up game at Pontiac at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. This will be the Spartans first game since winning 17-0 in four innings on April 24 at St. Thomas More.

The Spartans will also travel to play at Olympia at 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday.

In between then, SJO is slated to host Salt Fork at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Meridian at 2 p.m. on Saturday along with a home showdown against Tuscola at 4:30 p.m. next Monday.

Inclement weather caused games against Casey-Westfield (April 26), Olympia (April 29), Pontiac (April 30) and Fisher (May 1) to be postponed.

On Wednesday afternoon, SJO learned its postseason fate when the Illinois High School Association released its pairings.


The Spartans, who earned a No. 2 seed, will travel to Forsyth’s Village Park for a 4:30 p.m. game on Tuesday, May 14 against either No. 6 Monticello or No. 8 Warrensburg-Latham in a Class 2A regional semifinal game.

Maroa-Forsyth, the third seed, is set to play No. 5 Argenta-Oreana at 6:30 p.m. in the second regional semifinal game on May 14, with the two regional semifinal winners playing at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 in the regional championship game.

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