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Tuesday's prep highlights: Wallen shines for Sabers

In volleyball

Bloomington 2, STM 1. Lexi Wallen had 18 kills and 14 digs for visiting St. Thomas More in a 23-25, 25-18, 25-11 loss. Hannah Murray contributed 20 assists and 12 digs for the Sabers.

Career path keeping Lee on the move

FITHIAN — Cameron Lee is the All-Star of the All-Stars.

The recent Oakwood High School graduate is well-credentialed.

Last weekend, he was the starting right tackle for the victorious East squad in its 24-23 victory in the Order of the Eastern Star game in Decatur.

Girls' Athlete of Year: SJ-O's Chelsea Blaase

We asked Chelsea Blaase to describe what high school sports meant to her. She said:

Boys' Athlete of Year: Monticello's Steve Schroeder

We asked Steve Schroeder to describe what high school sports meant to him. He said:

Through such a simple act came so much opportunity and growth.

Preps Year In Review: Blaase, Schroeder show way

What a school year! State championship teams, state championship individuals, top-ranked teams. Underclassmen who have already committed to Division I universities. Athletes who are being wooed by Division I coaches. Some memories are still vivid in our minds. Some had almost been forgotten.

Danville, Monticello feel enrollment sting

Last year, schools such as Clinton, Danville, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, St. Thomas More and Tuscola were among the ones upset with the IHSA's postseason assignments, which are based on enrollments.

This year, Danville and Monticello are among the ones unhappy with how the enrollment breaks worked out.

Winds of change blowing through Okaw Valley Conference

MONTICELLO — The Okaw Valley Conference will start its 87th year of competition in August.

It won't be the last year for the venerable league, but it likely will be the next-to-last in its current 12-school setup.

Bulletin Board: 8 selected to Shrine game

Eight from area in Shrine game

BLOOMINGTON — The 37-player East roster for the annual Shrine all-star high school football game features eight former area athletes.

Bulletin board: Panthers seek to end streak

LeROY — For the past four years, LeRoy's state-ranked wrestling team has had placers at the individual state finals. However, the school has not had an individual state champ since heavyweight RON OLIVER was victorious in 1984.

Coach DOUG DeWALD believes this can be the year the school's fortunes change.

Kroner: Fall's harder when put on pedestal

The hardest fall is the one from grace.

It is usually the suddenness that catches us off guard. Years of good deeds can be erased by a single transgression or a series of them.

Whether it's the political arena or the sporting spectrum, whether it's on a national level or local, these stories are becoming alarmingly more prevalent.