ST. JOSEPH – The weather was ideal, the crowd enthusiastic and the effort noteworthy.
The only blemish for St. Joseph-Ogden in the first varsity soccer match in school history? The score.
News-Gazette Preseason Nifty 50
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News-Gazette Top 10
TEAM 2008 RECORD
For the sixth consecutive year, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner contacted every boys' soccer coach from conferences in our area for their thoughts on the upcoming season. Here they are, league by league:
Randy Blackman has heard the reaction time and again when one of his Urbana High School soccer players makes a spectacular play.
Screaming fans – often parents – are cheering profusely, unafraid of losing their voices.
CHAMPAIGN – Growing up, Jacob Bushue recognized that the standard in men's college soccer was often established by Indiana's Hoosiers.
Next year, he'll become one.
Get to know our first-team selections
Our final boys' soccer rankings
URBANA – If you spend any time around Urbana athletics, you've probably heard a reference to someone called Ghana.
"Who are you meeting for lunch?"
Our boys' soccer award winners