The News-Gazette's preseason Nifty 50, boys' soccer style
This is the fourth straight year the Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys' soccer program hasn't had the same head coach in consecutive seasons.
And yet, there is continuity in the program that is entering its ninth year of existence.
For the fifth 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:
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Each Wednesday, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will review volleyball action from the previous week
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Each Monday, staff writer Marcus Jackson will offer his views on the high school football scene:
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GIBSON CITY – Jenna Dombroski fired a 69 for medalist honors as Centennial won the team title at Saturday's Falcon Invitational at the par- 72 Railside Golf Club.
VILLA GROVE – Jake Palmer rushed for 159 yards on four carries and scored twice to lead Villa Grove to a 38-20 win against Knoxville on Saturday.
"It was just one of those things where we are an option team. Jake is reading the option well. It is going to be difficult for teams to defend all of our threats on the option," Blue Devils coach Chad Musselman said.
MONTICELLO – It was a tale of two halves for the Monticello football team.
Poor execution and mental breakdowns in the second half led to a frustrating 48-19 loss to Moweaqua Central A&M on Friday night.