TriCounty Gigi Macintosh realized the task confronting her after leaving the coaching staff at Mt. Zion High School for Morton when one of her early softball teams stumbled badly.
"But we went from 10-40 to 40-10," she recalls, a won-loss shift that points out dramatically the job she has done in her 11 years at Morton.
Last spring her Potter softball team went 35-4 and finished third in the Class AA state finals, following up a 36-4 year the season before that earned Morton a second place state finish.
MacIntosh, who began her sports career as a student at Mt. Zion, went on to play softball, field hockey and swam at Eastern Illinois University.
She then coached basketball and volleyball at Wilmington High School for one year and spent two years at Mt. Zion as softball and basketball coach before moving to Morton where she has forged a softball power.
In 11 seasons she is 240-115, despite a few bad early seasons, and has won three consecutive Mid-Illini conference titles.
Gigi Macintosh realized the task confronting her after leaving the coaching staff at Mt. Zion High School for Morton when one of her early softball teams stumbled badly.
|Rudy & Ann Hoerr|
Rudy and Ann Hoerr became part of auto racing as car owners and builders when the old Mt. Hawley Speedway was operating in Peoria, and they went on to become an important part of the national racing scene for many seasons. They moved from local racing to regulars on the United States Auto Club's (USAC) stock car circuit, then a rival to NASCAR for big league status, and later competed in both the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), both national organizations that race from coast to coast.