Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

Maroons earn boys' soccer regional title

MT. ZION — A trip to Moline this summer for a few practice matches showed Champaign Central boys' soccer coach Nick Clegg what his team could accomplish.

"The guys really seemed to click," Clegg said. "They were jelling together."

They still are.

Class 1A Judah Christian boys' soccer sectional semifinal highlights

Video highlights from the Class 1A Judah Christian boys' soccer sectional semifinals on Oct. 17, 2018, with postmatch reaction from Judah Christian coach Josh Birky and athlete Griffin Fazio, and Uni High coach Phil Anders and athlete Albert Lee.

Judah Christian still dancing in the postseason

CHAMPAIGN — Wednesday's match could have been the last of the 2018 season for Judah Christian boys' soccer.

The Tribe wasn't about to make it feel that way.

Uni High finds tough sledding in season-ending loss

CHAMPAIGN — Albert Lee stayed on the field as long as his body allowed.

As with a match earlier this season against St. Teresa, though, the Uni High boys' soccer senior could not go a full 80 minutes.

And as in that Sept. 27 date, the Illineks came out on the wrong end of the scoreboard.

HS 1A Soccer Sectional Semis: UNI vs. St. Teresa and Judah vs. Cornerstone

University High vs. St. Teresa and Judah Christian vs. Cornerstone Christian in Class 1A Sectional semifinals at Judah Christian’s Field of Dreams in Champaign on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

Class 2A Centennial boys' soccer regional semifinal highlights

Video highlights from the Class 2A Centennial boys' soccer regional semifinals, with Danville, Mahomet-Seymour and Centennial, on Oct. 16, 2018, with postmatch reaction from Vikings coach Brent Lockhart and Bulldogs coach Jeremy Davis.

N-G boys' soccer Top 10: Oct. 17, 2018

The number of area teams still playing is dwindling, but preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS unveils his latest weekly poll:

RK., TEAM, REC (PREV.)

1. Champaign Central, 19-4 (1)

Maroons started their postseason Tuesday by topping Charleston, draw Urbana for Friday's Class 2A regional title match.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Brandon helps STM volleyball hit 30 wins

In volleyball

McLean County/Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament

Athletes of the Week: Erin Houpt and Alex Higgs

This year, we're giving our weekly honorees the chance to show off their teammates. Nominate athletes to Colin Likas at clikas@news-gazette.com

Central's Wagner heading north for college run

CHAMPAIGN — Peter Wagner is preparing for an important week.

The Champaign Central boys' soccer goalie takes to the Mt. Zion pitch today for a Class 2A regional semifinal match against Charleston. The senior is trying to help the top-seeded Maroons (18-4) to their first piece of IHSA postseason hardware since 2007.

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