Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

Bulletin board: Ex-Tiger takes over at Millikin

DECATUR — Urbana High School graduate Ryan Birt — who had more than 150 dual-meet wins in wrestling at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley — started Monday as the head wrestling coach at Millikin University, which is resurrecting its program after a seven-year hiatus.

His last day as associate head coach at Loras College, in Iowa, was Friday.

Centennial's Easter set to end run as AD

CHAMPAIGN — Centennial athletic director Brian Easter will leave the position at the end of the school year and return to teaching in the physical education department.

Easter, 43, replaced Stan Lewis as the Chargers’ AD following the 2005-06 school year and is in his ninth year on the job.

All-Area Boys' Soccer COY: Blue Ridge's Marty Price

Why he’s Coach of the Year: Price guided the Knights to a berth in a Class 1A super-sectional, where they lost 1-0 to the state’s eventual third-place team. The sectional crown was the first in school history, and the 20-win season was the third in the past five years, leaving Price one win from 150 career victories.

N-G Top 10: Final boys' soccer rankings: Danville on top

Final Top 10
1. Danville (3)    16-6-3    Outscored opponents 59-23
2. Blue Ridge (4)    21-2-4    Outscored opponents 85-17
3. Champ. Central (1)    14-4-3    Outscored opponents 63-24

All-Area Boys' Soccer: First team, second team, special mention

First Team
David Anderson    Urbana    Sr.    Midfielder
Max Berry    Judah Christian    So.    Forward

All-Area Boys' Soccer: Meet the first team

David Anderson
Urbana, senior, midfielder

Boys' soccer: Final standings

Big 12
Normal Comm.    8-0-2    24-1-2
Peoria ND    8-1-1    16-5-4
Central    6-2-2    14-4-3
Danville    5-2-3    16-6-3
Urbana    5-3-2    12-7-2

All-Area Boys' Soccer POY: Danville's Cameron Griffin

DANVILLE — Cameron Griffin is glad he didn’t make an early commitment.

As a sixth-grader, he was an outfielder on a North Ridge Middle School baseball team that qualified for the IESA state tournament.

“Baseball was my favorite sport,” Griffin said. “I remember thinking I was better at baseball, maybe it could take me farther, maybe I should give up soccer.”

Boys' soccer: All-conference, all-county teams

Big 12 Conference

FIRST TEAM (x — unanimous selection)

Final boys' soccer statistics


Dylan Grammer, Blue Ridge    34
Max Berry, Judah    29
Jovany Martinez, ALAH    27
Alex Zarco, Ch. Central    22
Noah Darr, SF/W    21
Adan Varela, Iroquois West    21
Dennis Freeman, STM    20