All Boys' Soccer Content

All Boys' Soccer Content

Seeley, Uni teammates play on despite heavy hearts

URBANA — These are the happiest of times — collectively — for the University High boys’ soccer program.

The Illineks are on the verge of making their state tournament debut in the sport Friday and are guaranteed of returning home with a trophy Saturday.

Urbana soccer rolls on

MAHOMET — Urbana played its best soccer match of the season Wednesday night.

Guess what?

Uni makes history

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.

Uni a win from state — again

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.

Blue Ridge loses heartbreaker

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.

Central-Urbana regional on hold until Monday

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.

Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial's Hansen shines at state tennis

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.

Memory Lane: Centennial soccer at state

EACH WEEK, WE’LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN PREPS HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTE

SJ-O reaches sectional final; Illineks' match postponed

DANVILLE — For a relatively new boys’ soccer program, St. Joseph-Ogden is acting like a playoff veteran.

Teams of the Week: PBL volleyball in spotlight

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