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Will the Okaw Valley Conference be around in two years?
Representatives from six schools — Maroa-Forsyth, Monticello, Rantoul, St. Joseph-Ogden, St. Thomas More and Unity — met Tuesday to discuss possible conference realignment options, Rantoul athletic director Joe Bendoraitis said Thursday.
Eagle back seeks milestone
RANTOUL — Only two Rantoul High School running backs in the last 22 years have rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a season.
Senior fullback Larry Crayton is trying to make sure his name is the third one added to the list.
Heavy rain and occasional thunderstorms forced the cancellation of the final round of the IHSA boys’ golf state tournaments on Saturday in the Bloomington-Normal area.
The girls’ tournaments in Decatur were plagued by soggy weather, too, but were completed after delays.
HOOPESTON — High school football and the National Sweetcorn Festival have been staples in this Vermilion County community of 5,351 for generations.
The pageant is still going strong after 69 years. The football program, in its 116th year of existence, won’t go by the wayside without a fight.
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MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour gave the fifth-ranked Class 5A team all it could handle.
The Bulldog had a potential tying touchdown called back due to penalty in their Corn Belt loss.
CHAMPAIGN — Tre’Vohn Crosby might be too young to be aware of Aretha Franklin’s signature tune, but his message after Friday night’s Battle of Champaign was straight out of the Queen of Soul’s songbook.
“Tonight was all about respect,” the Centennial junior running back said. “It was not a good season, obviously ... but we just kept fighting.
DECATUR — MacArthur’s Generals kept Cameron Mammen out of the end zone Friday night, but they couldn’t stop his teammates.
Kenny Patton scored three touchdowns and Alex Lynch two as the Tigers reached the seven-win mark for just the third time in the past 26 years with a 33-20 Big 12 Conference win against MacArthur.
TOLONO — Sports, in the most basic form, are numbers games. How many wins? How many points?
For those totals to remain consistently at fan-pleasing levels, another number becomes vital in the equation.