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On campus: Dec. 9

Three area athletes were recently honored by the Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin in their respective sports.

On Campus

Eureka College has rebounded from an 0-2 start to win three straight due in part to the contributions of several area players. On defense junior safety Colton Fauver, from Salt Fork, has 13 tackles, an interception and fumble recovery in five starts while senior safety Ross Royal, from GCMS, has 14 tackles and two pass breakups in his five starts.

On Campus

Carthage College is off to a 3-1 start thanks to the efforts of three ex-Urbana Tigers. Senior receiver James Cobb III leads the team with 14 receptions for 238 yards in four starts. His three touchdown receptions ties him for second in the CCIW.

Area boys' soccer leaders (as of Sept. 4)



Drew Reifsteck, BHRA 11

Joe Hoffman, St. Thomas More 10

Caleb Bleich, Fisher/GCMS 9

Rahi Miraftab-Salo, Urbana Uni 9

Paul D'Angelo, Urbana Uni 8

Alec Johnson, Fisher/GCMS 7

Drew Barney, GRF/W 6

Landon Magenheimer, Blue Ridge 6

Edgar Ochoa, Iroquois West 6

Prep football 2017: 1992 All-Area team updates

A look at where members of the 1992 All-Area first team are at and up to these days



Ryan Willis, Mahomet-Seymour — Lives in Mahomet.


Matt Ritchie, Cerro Gordo — Lives in Tolono.

Offensive lineman

Josh Gimm, Urbana — Lives in Liberty. He is a transportation manager at Phibro Animal Health in Quincy.

Prep football 2017: Former standouts playing in college

A look at where former area stars are playing college football


Jordan Anderson Knox PBL DL Jr.

Jake Beesley North Central Champ. Central WR Fr.

Addison Bounds EIU Prairie Central WR RS-Sr.

Matt Brown Millikin Champ. Central LB So.

Chris Branson Ill. Benedictine Unity DB Jr.

Final 2017 girls' track and field honor roll

100 Meters
Athlete School    Time/Distance

Ameia Wilson, Danville    11.80
Ayanna Kelly-Weatherspoon, Urbana    12.06
Mattie Lieb, Monticello    12.38
Mya Tinsley, Ridgeview    12.50
Jyana Anderson, Urbana    12.53
Frankie Izard, SJ-O    12.56

Area college update (May 28): Learnard leads Kankakee

■ The Kankakee Community College softball squad finished the season at 48-13 after placing seventh at the NJCAA Division II national championship tournament. Sophomore Kalyn Learnard, from Salt Fork, led the team with a .483 batting average and 15 stolen bases. Her 12 triples were the most in NJCAA Division II this season.

On campus: Baseball, softball seasons wrapping up

— The Great Lakes Valley Conference recently named two area athletes to its all-conference baseball teams. Illinois-Springfield junior Cole Taylor, from Salt Fork, was named to the first team, and University of Indianapolis junior Storm Joop, from St. Thomas More, was named to the second team.

On campus: Former Bulldog Young takes meet honor

— Senior Morgan Young, from Mahomet-Seymour, was named the Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Female Athlete of the Meet at the conference track and field championships. The Carthage weightperson successfully defended her 2016 titles in both the shot put and discus with throws of 46 feet, 6 inches and 154-4, respectively, as well as placing second in the hammer throw at 170-2.