Myles Ellis overcame a late deficit to win the 400-meter dash. (Provided photo)
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Ellis, Parker boys win 8th grade state championship

The Parker Junior High 8th grade boys track team secured the program’s first-ever Class 4A state championship last weekend at East Peoria High School.

The Falcons finished with 47 team points, 16 ahead of second-place Winston Junior High from Palatine. 

Myles Ellis was the champion in the 400-meter dash and with the 1,600-meter relay team of Caden Dixon, Kourtney Smith and Jamir Ratliff. 

Myles Ellis overcame a late deficit to win the 400-meter dash. (Provided photo)

Parker athletes were on the podium after five . . .

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Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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