Brooke Stulga sent a two-out, two-run bomb over the center-field fence in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday for a 3-1 Manteno win over rival Peotone in a Class 3A Manteno Sectional semifinal. Stulga's homer was the second consecutive extra-inning walkoff blast for the top-ranked Panthers.
Kiley Zajdzinski hit a 2-2 pitch over the left-field fence in the bottom of the eighth for a three-run walkoff home run, giving Manteno a 7-4 victory in Class 3A Lincoln-Way West Regional final against the host Warriors. It was the first regional title for the No. 1 Panthers (35-1) since 2005.
Senior midfielder Hannah Ondrey scored a disputed goal in the 80th minute and No. 10 Manteno rode the shootout heroics of keeper Emma Shores to pull out a thrilling 2-1 win in penalty kicks against No. 14 St. Edward in a Class 1A state semifinal at North Central College in Naperville Friday.