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Chicagoland Challenge set for Saturday

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  • The St. Edward softball team gathers to talk things over during a game against Freeport in The Dome at The Ballpark in Rosemont earlier this season. The Green Wave host the 12th annual Chicagoland Challenge at the Elgin Sports Complex on Saturday.

       The St. Edward softball team gathers to talk things over during a game against Freeport in The Dome at The Ballpark in Rosemont earlier this season. The Green Wave host the 12th annual Chicagoland Challenge at the Elgin Sports Complex on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 

Weather permitting, the 12th annual chicagoland challenge softball tournament hosted by st. edward will be played saturday at the elgin sports complex. surprisingly the tournament, started by former st. edward coach peg corcoran in 2002, has only been rained out once, in 2011. the tournament has been a showcase of schools with smaller enrollments over the years and was dominated in its early years by stanford olympia, which won the first five challenge championships before opting not to return. after the burlington central jv won the title in 2007 farmington, an annual power from the peoria area that has been coming to the tournament since its inception, won for the first time in 2008. marengo took the title in 2009 and 2010 before opting not to return and genoa-kingston beat st. edward 13-0 in last year's championship game.green wave coach jaci corn is hoping her team can return to the title game on saturday, and with a different result this time.

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