Back where they belong
Eagles end two-year championship drought
Two years without any sort of postseason title doesn’t constitute a drought — at most schools anyway.
For some others, championships are an expected occurrence every spring. When they aren’t collected annually, players, coaches and even fans are left with an empty feeling.
So it was with Sandburg. While the Eagles certainly hadn’t tumbled into the abyss — 69 victories since the start of the 2012 campaign provided proof of that — something was still missing.
Now, it’s not. Behind the combined pitching efforts of Bryan Pall and Matthias Dietz, Sandburg defeated host Lincoln-Way Central 5-1 on Saturday to claim its first Class 4A regional crown since 2011 and the first under coach Jim Morsovillo.