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Sandburg’s softball team was three innings away from keeping the streak alive.
After rallying, the Lady Eagles held a 3-2 lead over Warren four innings into Saturday's Class 4A championship contest in East Peoria. Sandburg couldn't maintain that advantage, however, and suffered an 8-4 loss.
A second-place state finish was still better than most would have predicted for a team that had lost 15 games during the regular season, but when the Lady Eagles couldn't reach the mountaintop an impressive school run was officially halted.