Cross Country

Cross Country

Girls' cross-country coach of the year: SJ-O's Jason Retz

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

All-Area girls' cross-country teams

All-Area first team


Jordan Harmon Unity So.

Previous N-G cross-country award winners

Runners of the Year


2016 Annemarie Michael Uni High

Final girls' cross-country leaders

(3-mile courses)RUNNER, SCHOOL TIMEMichael, Uni High 17:21Rosenstein, Urbana 17:37Harmon, Unity 17:49

Future of Villa Grove/Heritage co-op murky

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.

On campus: Ponder, Garbutt lead DACC cross-country

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts now excelling in college:

Athletes of the Week: M-S boys' runners, SJ-O girls' runners

Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross-country team

Nov. 10 prep sports chat

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:30pm

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?

Prep preview, week of Nov. 7

This Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at seven area events to circle on the calendar:

SJ-O girls step up, dethrone Unity cross-country

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.