Why he’s Coach of the Year
The Spartans competed against two of the top teams in the state throughout the year in defending champion Unity and Monticello, but they still managed to go undefeated, winning the team’s second state title in three seasons and third trophy in three years. Season highlights
Runners of the Year
YEAR NAME SCHOOL
2016 Annemarie Michael Uni High
(3-mile courses)RUNNER, SCHOOL TIMEMichael, Uni High 17:21Rosenstein, Urbana 17:37Harmon, Unity 17:49
The Villa Grove/Heritage co-op is up for renewal in the spring, but both districts want different things from the co-op moving forward.
Heritage Superintendent Tom Davis said his district would like the co-op to be a full co-op and include volleyball, common colors and a common mascot.
Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts now excelling in college:
Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross-country team
Can Tuscola, St. Thomas More, Unity and Monticello win their state quarterfinal football games on Saturday? Who is the favorite to reach Memorial Stadium in Champaign after Thanksgiving? Will St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball bring home a state title this weekend? What girls' swimmers might make it to state?
This Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at seven area events to circle on the calendar:
PEORIA — Faith Houston wanted Hanna Atwood to know that neither St. Joseph-Ogden athlete was alone in a sea of runners wearing different colors.
So as Houston caught up to her teammate during the first half-mile of Saturday’s Class 1A girls’ state cross-country meet, she reached out and made her presence felt.