With the calendar flipped to October, that means high school postseason action is right around the corner. Who can clinch playoff spots this Friday night in football? What soccer postseason pairings are the best? When do volleyball seeds and pairings come out? What about cross country?
St. Joseph-Ogden boys’ cross-country
Led by Brennan Guido’s seventh-place finish in 15:23, the hosts finished second at the Spartan Classic. Justin Phillips was 10th in 15:38, Austin Earp took 16th in 15:50, Ross Smetzer came in 24th in 16:13 and Nate Phillips finished 34th in 16:27.
Danville boys’ soccer
Why he was chosen: The Vikings sophomore scored the game-winning — and only — goal in Danville’s win against Big 12 rival Urbana and followed it up with two goals and three assists in a 7-1 victory against Charleston.
■ Watseka 2, Westville 0. Sophomore Emily Bunting had eight assists and Katie Kidwell had eight digs as Watseka (15-9) won in Westville 28-26, 25-18 on Monday. Kenzie Crabtree had four kills and Mariah Rolinitis had 15 digs for Westville (7-6).
In boys’ cross-country
■ At St. Joseph-Ogden. Unity’s Andrew Warnes won the Spartan Classic and led Unity to the team title with a time of 14 minutes, 49 seconds. Austin Woodard finished fifth for the Rockets in 15:18, and Dawson Dodds finished sixth less than a second behind.
Name, School Rnds Avg.
C. Miller, Arcola/ALAH 9 36.6
Chopra, Uni High 10 36.6
Lindenmeyer, Arcola/ALAH 3 38.0
Fisher, Monticello 14 39.4
■ Chrisman 2, Schlarman 0. Chrisman remained unbeaten at 14-0 and 5-0 in the Vermilion Valley Conference with a 25-20, 25-14 sweep of Schlarman. Kodey Bush set a balanced Cardinals’ attack with 12 assists and was one of five players with at least two kills. Elora Thomas’ four kills were tops for Chrisman in the win.
09-24-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast: Play now!
09-24-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast. Matt Daniels, Anthony Zilis, and Scott Richey review a rainy week four of High School Football and look ahead to week 5 and who will become playoff eligable.
The guys also look at the other fall sports including Volleyball, Swimming, Soccer, and more on this week's edition.
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