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League starts to take shape

In a move that was expected after a town hall meeting Oct. 23 and a special school board meeting last Thursday, Rantoul has decided to leave the Corn Belt Conference and join a revamped Okaw Valley Conference with Maroa-Forsyth, Monticello, St. Joseph-Ogden, St. Thomas More and Unity.

Teams of the Week: Salt Fork football in spotlight

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Bulletin Board: Oakwood sweeps awards

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County team sportsmanship awards for the fall season were won by the Oakwood volleyball team and the Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac football team.

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That's a wrap: Week 10

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G-RF/Chrisman    13

BISMARCK — Patrick Ganley averaged 52 first-half yards on five rushing touchdowns to spark the Blue Devils to their school-record 10th win, a Class 2A contest that featured a second-half running clock against the Buffaloes.

Donohue, Sages march on

NOKOMIS — Ryan Donohue has had big games in his four-year varsity career before. His performance Saturday will rank as one of his best yet.

Donohue racked up 274 yards and four touchdowns — all on a bum leg — as fifth-seeded Monticello rode its powerful tailback to a 45-26 win against fourth-seeded Nokomis in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.

Unity learns lesson from early-season loss

TOLONO — Unity’s football team is better than it was in Week 3.

The Rockets are also better because of the events of that third game.

A two-touchdown halftime lead wasn’t safe and the school lost a home game to Central A&M. It was an attention-grabbing moment for a team that has been transformed into a headline-grabbing unit with seven consecutive wins.

Urbana playoff victory worth the wait

URBANA — Pick a subject.

Chemistry?

It doesn’t just exist at Urbana in the classrooms of the science department. It’s a prominent part of the Urbana football team, where many of the seniors have been teammates and friends for eight years.

Mathematics?

STM's Carroll prepares to receive more accolades

St. Thomas More senior Kevin Carroll is closing in on a seldom-achieved milestone.
He is within reach of being the second athlete to lead the area in receiving as a junior and senior. The other was Centennial’s Marquis Johnson (2000-01).

Urbana kicker has strong leg, and she knows how to use it

URBANA — There’s no giveaway in the name on the Urbana football roster: Sam Weatherhead.
The uniform number is pretty innocuous: 80.
The pink cleats might raise some eyebrows, though.
The dark hair hanging out the back of the helmet also causes a double-take.
It’s not until the players are leaving McKinley Field, helmet in hands, that the true picture becomes clear.