Jordan J. Wilson

Jordan J. Wilson

Defense carries Bears to first win of Nagy era

Trey Burton and the Bears held on for a 24-17 victory Monday night over the Seahawks at Soldier Field. Sports copy editor JORDAN J. WILSON weighs in on the Bears:

Trials of Trubisky

Tuesday's highlights: Rodriquez leads Maroons with hat trick

In volleyball

Armstrong-Potomac 2, Schlarman 0. Hope Hambleton tallied 14 assists and Sarah Porter added 11 kills and 10 digs to give the Trojans (5-4, 3-0) a 25-19, 25-19 Vermilion Valley Conference win at home over the Hilltoppers (4-7, 0-2).

Tuesday's prep highlights: Bowie, Kirby lead Sabers in local bout

In volleyball

Armstrong-Potomac 2, Westville 0.

Hope Hambleton tallied eight points, two aces, 13 assists and 10 digs in a convincing 25-16, 25-16 victory for the Trojans (3-4, 1-0) over their Vermilion Valley Conference foe. Madison Brown notched 14 digs for the visiting Tigers (1-2, 0-1).

Tuesday's prep highlights: SJ-O, STM volleyball stay unbeaten

In volleyball

Argenta-Oreana 2, Central A&M 0. Camilyn Newbanks accounted for 18 of the Bombers' 20 assists, helping Argenta-Oreana (5-2) to a 25-13, 25-21 victory at home.

Walker turning back the clocks

CERRO GORDO — Nick Walker has some trouble keeping to himself when he steps out into the Cerro Gordo and Bement communities.

Illini soccer stuns No. 3 Duke on the road

DURHAM, N.C. — Two minutes, one second.

That’s all the time the Illinois soccer team was willing to let No. 3 Duke  hold onto its lead Sunday afternoon.

After the Blue Devils netted the first goal in the 16th minute, the Illini sprung back and netted two of their own before halftime, then held out defensively to shock a top-three team for the first time since 2012.

Mustangs running on renewed energy

COLFAX — Believe in us.

A simple enough request between friends, but there was a fire beneath Josh Hardman when he asked Tate Walcott to believe again in his Ridgeview/Lexington football team. Hoping it would become their team again.

Slimmer Watseka squad not backing down

WATSEKA — Changes to the Watseka football program since the end of last season are easiest to notice on the surface.

For starters, Watseka players are no longer waiting 30 minutes after school lets out to begin practice. The bus carrying their St. Anne teammates won’t be coming for the first time since 2016.

Bearcats aim for new beginnings with 8-Man football

MILFORD — When Clint Schwartz walked into his first meeting with his Milford/Cissna Park football players in early 2018, his mind was on his rising seniors.

Clark falls to reigning champion in Illini Open

URBANA — Zeke Clark has seen plenty of Petros Chrysochos in the past year.

Wake Forest shut out Clark and his Illini teammates twice last season before Chrysochos claimed the NCAA singles title at the end of May.