DANVILLE — Four schools received sportsmanship recognition this week from the Vermilion County Principals’ Association.
Winners are chosen each fall for volleyball and football. The individual volleyball recipient is Armstrong-Potomac’s Rachel Miles. The football honoree is Westville’s Kyle Brazas. Both athletes are seniors.
In the running
St. Thomas More senior Nick Hess has a shot at a unique 4-for-4 performance.
In 2010, he was the top freshman finisher in the Class 1A boys’ state cross-country meet, placing 54th.
In 2011, he was the No. 1 sophomore placer in the 1A state finals, earning all-state accolades with a 19th-place performance.
Recently: Won the individual sectional championship at Decatur, with the fastest Class 1A time (14 minutes, 46 seconds) from the state’s five sectionals.
Class 1A girls
DECATUR — Alyssa Pridemore’s third-place finish helped St. Joseph-Ogden to second place. Also advancing to state (top finisher in parentheses): Unity (Nicole Bagwell, 12th), Monticello (Emily Foley, 10th) and Uni High (Annemarie Michael, second).
Class 1A boys
Officials association schedules inductions
CHAMPAIGN — Three men will be feted for their contributions to basketball in tonight’s 27th tipoff meeting for the Illini Basketball Officials Association at Jupiter’s at the Crossing.
N-G Top 10
This week: Girls’ cross-country
TEAM (previous) FYI
1. Mahomet-Seymour (1) Top five split 2:03 at regionals
2. Monticello (2) Top five split 1:49 at regionals
3. St. Joseph-Ogden (3) Top five split 1:14 at regionals
Teams of the Week
TUSCOLA — Heroes are not always easy to distinguish in an athletic competition.
Area cross-country teams will start their postseason run Saturday at Tuscola’s Wimple Park (Class 1A) or the UI Arboretum (Class 2A). Girls’ 3-mile races will start at 10 a.m., with the boys’ race to follow at 10:45.
In Class 1A, seven teams and the top five individuals not on an advancing team will qualify for the sectional.