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Athletes of the Week: Blackman, Hansen

Athletes of the Week

Adam Blackman

Urbana, senior

Soccer

Recently: Scored four goals in two matches – breaking the single-season school record – while leading the Tigers to the Big 12 title

I need concert tickets to ... Lil Wayne


Teams of the Week

Teams of the Week

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MONTICELLO BOYS' CROSS-COUNTRY

Okaw Valley Conference teams finished 1-2 at the Cumberland Invitational (Unity was second) and the meet-champion Sages received a record-breaking 3-mile time (15:12.3) from individual winner Steve Schroeder, the repeat champion. The junior won by 17.5 seconds.

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Kroner: Ex-Urbana athletes get message across

URBANA – The names are ones of multi-sport Urbana High athletes from nearly a quarter of a century ago: Kirk Mammen, Mark Mammen and Dave Williams.

The individuals are ones, however, who are still prominent in the sporting community.

They might be more recognizable by their stage names as SuperDome, Tanglefoot Jones and Six-burgh.


Prep Heroes: Armstrong-Potomac

Steve Willard

ARMSTRONG – Bob Bezely started teaching and coaching in the Armstrong school district in 1957. More than a half-century later, he remains active with the district as a bus driver. His lengthy tenure means one thing: He has seen hundreds and hundreds of athletes.


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Danville football team sticks with game plan

DANVILLE — Football players on the state’s top-ranked class 6A football team are preparing for a Friday game just like they’ve done the past three weeks.


Catlin math teacher picking up marathon pace

CATLIN – Andrea Palmer remembers her high school days of playing volleyball and basketball for Danville First Baptist.

"Running wasn't my favorite thing to do then," said Palmer, who graduated in 1998. "It seemed more like a punishment."

On Saturday, Palmer will run more than the few wind sprints that were required in high school.


Athletes of the Week

Trace McClintock, Oakwood senior, Baseball

Recently: Hit two home runs during a 9-for-16 streak with 11 RBI and picked up a win pitching.

Quote: "I wasn't aware of all I did last week; I'm not usually a power hitter."


Smith tosses gem for Hawks; Monticello scores 40

FITHIAN – Hilary Smith pitched a no-hitter and Lindsey Nickelson went 3 for 4, leading Heritage to a five-inning 12-0 softball victory against Oakwood on Tuesday.

PBL 15, IW 0. Liz Satterlee pitched a five-inning, one-hit shutout and was backed by 11 hits as Paxton-Buckley-Loda rolled past Iroquois West at Gilman.

Catlyn Ekstrom and Brittany Walder each had two hits and two RBI for the Panthers.