FISHER – The Monticello boys' soccer team didn't lack for scoring chances Tuesday. Just for goals.
"We really had the offensive attack going," Sages coach Lois Cryder said. "We just couldn't find the net."
Eagle nominated for award
RANTOUL – Junior Brett Trefren, a two-year starter on the offensive and defensive lines for Rantoul, has been nominated for a High School Football Rudy Award.
FISHER – Monticello's soccer team faced the two most prolific goal scorers in the area Saturday.
You don't need to ask what the Sages concentrated on during practices leading up to the Class 1A Fisher Regional semifinals.
FARMER CITY – Even though his team had beaten St. Thomas More 8-1 earlier in the season, Blue Ridge soccer coach Marty Price knew his Knights would be in for a fight against the Sabers in Tuesday's Class 1A regional quarterfinal.
"At that point, their starting keeper and both their leading goal scorers were not at that game," Price said. "We knew they were better."
CHAMPAIGN – Judah Christian's boys' soccer program has enjoyed its share of success in recent years.
But before the 2009 season commenced, coach Graham Berry challenged his players to make this year stand out above all the others – by putting a reminder above all the others. Literally.
MATTOON – Ben Flodstrom broke a 1-1 tie with a second-half goal and Centennial went on to defeat Mattoon 3-1 in a Big 12 boys' soccer match Saturday.
Jacob Bushue scored the Chargers' other two goals, including one on a penalty kick for the final tally. The Indiana University commitment also assisted on Flodstrom's goal.
URBANA – Centennial came into Wednesday's game trailing Urbana in the Big 12 race. And at halftime, the Chargers were trailing the Tigers 1-0.
"But we knew we could win the game," sophomore Lonnie Barnes said. "We knew if we kept playing hard, it would pay off."
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URBANA – Urbana and Champaign Central got together on a fancy patch of fake grass to renew their annual soccer rivalry under the lights on Monday night.
And despite the setting, they settled nothing.
Unity's Mannon scores three times.