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River Valley conference capsule

11/20/2012, 8:15pm CST
By Michael Wojtychiw

Check out the River Valley outlook, predicted order of finish, top five players and more here.


Outlook:  St. Anne looks to win the conference yet again. The rest of the league is a toss-up as five teams finished within two games of each other last year.

Top five players: Nick Burkhardt, Beecher, G/F, Sr.; Hunter Eutsey, Gardner South-Wilmington, F, Sr.; Kyle Fletcher, Donovan, G/F, Sr.; Mack Newson, Illinois Lutheran, G, Jr.; Jordan Tharp, Tri-Point, G, Sr.

Did you know? Both Tri-Point and Illinois Lutheran have never won a Regional title and it has been about 20 years since Gardner South-Wilmington has won one

Quote: “This is probably the most talented team we’ve ever had, certainly in my nine years here. This may be the year we win a Regional. We have a lot of talent and need to stay healthy, get together and buy into the system,’’ – Illinois Lutheran coach Mark Kjenstad

Predicted finish: St. Anne, Illinois Lutheran, Tri-Point, Gardner South-Wilmington, Beecher, Donovan, Grant Park

Tag(s): River Valley  Beecher   Illinois Lutheran (Crete)  Tri-Point  Donovan  Gardner-South Wilmington  Grant Park  St. Anne