Assistant Meridian baseball coach Greg Harris leads his team in cheering for their midnight-hour victory against the Century Centurions April 29,2013 at Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill.
Brad Wilson delivers a pitch April 15, 2013 during the Centurion home loss against Johnston City in Ullin, Illinois. Johnston City beat the Centurions 8-3.
SIU Salukis at SEMO September 3, 2011.
Eleven-year-old Brian Jackson, left, of Louisville, Ky., takes a swing at his opponent during the B-Town Boxing Classic June 13, 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana. The event was his first fight. He trained for four months to take the win.
Aaron Sheckles, left, watches as fellow coach Kobe Harris warms up with 11-year-old Brian Jackson June 13, 2015 before Jackson’s first fight at the Warehouse in Bloomington, Indiana. The group came up from 5 Star Boxing in Louisville, Ky. for the event.
Freshman wrestler Kwaician Traylor stretches January 17, 2012 before wrestling practice at the Carbondale, Illinois High School.
Allie Hetrick finishes the 2014 Louisville Ironman in Louisville, Kentucky.
Junior guard Devontae Johnson, left, rushes for a rebound January 11, 2013 during the Pilots and Pharaohs game held at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Junior infielder Austin Montgomery, left, practices his swing as junior first baseman Chris Serritella bats March 17, 2012 during the Saluki home loss against the Northern Illinois University Huskies, in Carbondale, Illinois.
Sophomore Koree Simelton prepares to serve during the Pilot’s September 17, 2012 away game against the Trinity Falcons at the old Carbondale, Illinois High School.
Cairo Pilots head coach Brian Brandtner, middle, sends his team back to the court January 11, 2013 after halftime during the Pilots, Pharaohs game at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Marlon Brown is cheered off the mound between innings September 10, 2012 by his teammates and coaches during the Junior Pilots’ 11-8 home win against the Egyptian Pharaohs in Cairo, Illinois
Freshman guard Josh Swan puts up a shot against University of Illinois Springfield defenders during an exhibition game Oct. 30, 2011 at the SIU Arena. The Salukis defeated the Prairie Stars 79-56.
Shamari Smith, left, Khalilah Washam, middle and Datoria Allen cut up in the dugout September 10, 2012 before their game against the Egyptian Pharaohs at St. Mary’s Park in Cairo, Illinois.
Meridian junior baseball assistant coach Curtland Sawyer, left, and Seth Sharp, wait in the dugout before their game against the Dongola Demons August 31, 2012.