Cross Country

Cross Country

14th News-Gazette All-area boys’ cross-country team

All-Area First Team


Garrett Dixon Jr. Monticello

Riley Fortune Sr. Mahomet-Seymour

Logan Hall Sr. ALAH

Alex Helmuth Sr. Monticello

Ryan Hodge Sr. Mahomet-Seymour

Luke Manolakes So. Centennial

Mathias Powell Jr. Mahomet-Seymour

Steady climb: ALAH's Logan Hall is area's top boys' runner

ARTHUR — Logan Hall's sophomore year of high school may have been the most important time of his young life.

Villa Grove, Heritage plan to leave LOVC; more departures expected

In its fourth academic year, the two-division Little Okaw Valley Conference is facing major change. At least two schools in the 18-institution league have filed for withdrawal, and more notifications could be on the way.

UPDATED: Six local athletes sign with Division I programs

A quintet of local senior athletes signed Division I national letters of intent Wednesday to compete at the college level in their respective sports.

A running tally: Unity girls', M-S boys' cross-country join exclusive list

The Unity girls' and the Mahomet-Seymour boys' cross-country programs joined an exclusive list by winning state championships on Saturday. A look at other Champaign County high school athletic programs that have won state titles:


2017 — Boys' cross-country, Mahomet-Seymour, Class 2A

2017 — Girls' cross-country, Unity, Class 1A

Spartans aim for state repeat

PEORIA — The St. Joseph-Ogden girls' cross-country program is already one of the most storied in the state.

But the Spartans will try to do something they've never done before when they kick off a busy day of racing at Detweiller Park with the Class 1A meet slated for a 9 a.m. start.

Prep Area Cross-country leaders

Boys' leaders

(3-mile courses)


Lo. Hall, ALAH 14:24

Powell, Mahomet-Seymour 14:33

Hodge, Mahomet-Seymour 14:35

Fortune, Mahomet-Seymour 15:03

G. Dixon, Monticello 15:09

Moreman, Danville 15:22

Williams-Davis, Danville 15:22

Helmuth, Monticello 15:24

Athletes of the Week: Fran Hendrickson & Dawson Kaiser

This school year, we’re giving our weekly honorees a chance to show off their teammates.

Fran Hendrickson

Prep highlights: GCMS finishes undefeated

In football

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 53, Heyworth 0.GCMS showcased the talent behind its perfect regular season in the Falcons' Heart of Illinois Small win.