Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

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

In volleyball

McLean County/Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament

Judah Christian, Urbana Uni prep for soccer sectionals

Crossing paths

Local Class 1A boys' soccer teams have been in the postseason hunt for more than a week now, while 2A programs are gearing up for a hopeful run to state. Here are the upcoming area matchups, courtesy preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS:

Class 1A Judah Christian Sectional

The Field of Dreams,

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.

Fresh back unit a cohesive force for title-chasing Bulldogs

MAHOMET — If the old adage "defense wins championships" holds true when Mahomet-Seymour boys' soccer starts its postseason run today, the Bulldogs could be in for a treat.

Coach Jeremy Davis' group completed a wild regular season with five ties, three penalty-kick shootouts and separate win streaks of five and three matches.

Judah Christian-Unity boys' soccer regional final highlights

Video highlights from the Class 1A St. Thomas More boys' soccer regional final between Judah Christian and Unity on Oct. 13, 2018, with postmatch reaction from Tribe coach Josh Birky and athlete Joe Linsner, as well as Rockets coach Michel Stringer.

Saturday's prep highlights: Danville, Centennial tennis win titles

Class 1A Oakwood Regional

Judah Christian tops Unity, advances with regional title

CHAMPAIGN — Joe Linsner writhed on the ground in agony, gasping for breath at the center of St. Thomas More's soccer field.

The Judah Christian junior took a ball directly to the stomach from close range with 11 seconds to play in Saturday's Class 1A regional final versus Unity.

Thursday's prep highlights: PBL volleyball wins, reaches 20-win mark

In volleyball

SVC/RVC Tournament

Judah Christian overcomes STM hurdle, advances to regional final

CHAMPAIGN — The history is widely known and often discussed.

Judah Christian and St. Thomas More boys' soccer representatives referenced it after Wednesday's Class 1A regional semifinal tilt.

The Sabers have had the Tribe's number.

Judah Christian-St. Thomas More boys' soccer regional semis highlights

Video highlights from a Class 1A regional boys' soccer semifinal between Judah Christian and St. Thomas More in Champaign on Oct. 10, 2018, with postmatch reaction from Tribe coach Josh Birky and athlete Micah Mills, as well as Sabers coach James Johnson.

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