MAHOMET — Urbana played its best soccer match of the season Wednesday night.
CHAMPAIGN — The Urbana Uni High boys’ soccer program is no stranger to knocking — actually, pounding might be the more accurate term — on the state tournament door.
In 2006 and 2007, when eight teams made it to state in a two-class system, the Illineks each time fell one win short of joining the party.
DANVILLE — The number seven has loomed large for an Urbana University High boys’ soccer team since the postseason began.
That’s how many victories it would take for the Illineks to win a state title.
WARRENSBURG — Goalkeepers can alter the course of a match with an amazing save or good awareness in the box, but they don’t often get the chance to score.
CHAMPAIGN — Urbana and Champaign Central will need to wait until Monday to decide the championship of the Class 2A Champaign Regional in boys’ soccer.
On Saturday, safety concerns won out in the decision on whether to play on a wet and slippery Franklin Field.
In girls’ tennis
At suburban Chicago. Allison Hansen of Centennial fell one win short of advancing to the singles quarterfinals at the IHSA state tournament.
The Chargers senior won her first two matches in straight sets before losing to Sycamore’s Angela Ye 6-0, 0-6, 6-3 in the third round.
EACH WEEK, WE’LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN PREPS HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTE
DANVILLE — For a relatively new boys’ soccer program, St. Joseph-Ogden is acting like a playoff veteran.
WARRENSBURG — Monticello’s defense limited Blue Ridge’s scoring opportunities for the first 10 minutes of the match.
Then the Knights got a good chance.
And then another.