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.
The O/A-P football team was singled out for offering to play a scheduled home game at Westville so the Tigers could have a Senior Night celebration. The Oakwood volleyball program was lauded for the positive attitude of players, coaches, parents and other
Individually, the football recipient was Bismarck-Henning senior Luke Horton along with Armstrong-Potomac junior volleyball setter Morgan Zindars.
Other nominees in volleyball were Georgetown-Ridge Farm’s Kelsey Buckman, Oakwood’s Brittany Hargrove, Hoopeston Area’s Devin McFadden, Westville’s Bobbi Morris, Salt Fork’s Toria Plotner and Bismarck-Henning’s Brittany Spicer.
Other football nominees were Oakwood’s Craig Ayers, Westville’s Dalton Burks, Salt Fork’s Drew Collom and Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman’s Andy Nicholson.
Heritage grad national champ
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. — Heritage High School graduate Paul Mayes won two national titles earlier this month at the USAC Mountain Bike Collegiate Nationals.
Mayes, 22, is a senior at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. He won Division II gold medals in the 34-person Downhill event as well as in the 33-person Dual Slalom, the latter an event he also won in 2011.
Mayes graduated from Heritage in 2008 and was the school’s valedictorian.
Ex-Maroon starting at Walsh
CANTON , Ohio — Former Champaign Central athlete Jordan Walker earned a spot in the starting lineup for Walsh University, a Division II university that played Ohio State on Tuesday in its exhibition opener. The 6-foot-6 Walker is a junior forward who played at Midland Community College the past two years.
A-P seeks coach
ARMSTRONG — The Armstrong-Potomac girls’ basketball program is seeking an assistant coach for the upcoming season, which started with practice Monday. Interested individuals can contact Principal Darren Loschen at 217-569-2122.
Donkey basketball at Oakwood
FITHIAN — The Oakwood FFA Alumni will host the Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show on Jan. 26 in the high school gymnasium. Advance tickets are $6.
Promoters indicate that donkey basketball is “a combination of both rodeo and basketball skills, with a mixture of circus on the side.”
Local players will participate in the event. For information, call Charles Coe at 217-304-4743.
Matt Daniels, Fred Kroner