Cross Country

Cross Country

Saturday's prep highlights: Dixon, Bachert shine at Cow Chip

In football

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 56, Momence 14. Caleb Lahey rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries, with the visiting Blue Devils bursting out to a 36-7 halftime lead and never looking back in a nonconference win. Jacob Akins added 156 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries to complement Lahey for BHRA (2-0).

Prep pulse: August 27, 2018

Among the many pieces we dedicate to area high school sports is our Athlete of the Week feature, which began last Wednesday with Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys' golfer Connor Birky and Tuscola girls' golfer Claire Ring.

Saturday's prep highlights: Arcola football overwhelms South Beloit

In football

Arcola 42, South Beloit 0. Austin Hopkins rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries to lift the host Purple Riders (1-0), with Beau Jones throwing for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Pedro Guana added 86 rushing yards and a TD.

In volleyball

Crosstown Classic

Bulldogs, Sages start season off on right foot

CHAMPAIGN — Steep hills aren't exactly a staple of east central Illinois cross-country running, as flatter courses typically dominate the high school landscape.

That was the case in Saturday's Saber Corn Classic, hosted by St. Thomas More.

HS Cross Country: Saber Corn Classic 2018

Area runners hit the course during the Saber Corn Classic at the High School of St. Thomas More Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Champaign.

Powell, Bulldogs retooling after another state crown

MAHOMET — During the last three years, Mathias Powell has watched a number of talented athletes come and go through the Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross-country machine.

Powell also has witnessed the capturing of a second-place state trophy followed by back-to-back Class 2A state championships. He’s been an integral part of those titles as well.

Boys' cross-country: It's time to hit the trail

NO SMALL BALL

Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial volleyball wins opener

In volleyball

Cissna Park Tip-Off Tournament

Watseka 2, Armstrong-Potomac 1. Watseka rebounded after losing the first set to beat A-P 25-27, 25-20, 15-6. Kennedy Bauer put up a double-double for the Warriors (3-0) with 10 kills and 10 assists. Sarah Porter had 13 kills and 30 digs for the Trojans (2-1).

Unity's title-winning cross-country crew mostly intact for next act

TOLONO — Kara Leaman's athletes showed off their silly side prior to a Unity girls' cross-country practice last week.

Sharing jokes. Dancing to music playing over the stadium speakers at Hicks Field, the Rockets' home football venue. Relaxing in the light rain falling just five days before the start of another school year.

Faces of Fall 2018: Cross Country

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