Cross Country

Cross Country

Oct. 5 Prep sports chat

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:30pm

The golf postseason began this week. That just means the rest of the area fall sports are quickly approaching the big end of their seasons. Which teams (or individuals) are primed for the longest postseason run? Who might be surprise regional, sectional or even state champs? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis checks in at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Prep Highlights: Central holds on against Urbana

In football

Champaign Central 35, Urbana 34. The visiting Maroons picked the right time to collect their second win of the season.

Prep highlights: Central girls’ tennis blanks GCMS

In boys' golf

At Mattoon. Cody Richardson shot a 45 and Logan Richardson had a 46 to lead Tri-County to second place in a four-school tourney at Mattoon County Club. Mattoon beat Tri-County, Shelbyville and Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 185-199-205-239.

The final stretch

Talent-rich Vikings eye top-5 finish

DANVILLE — After his Danville team finished 12th at last year's Class 2A state meet, coach Todd Orvis was hopeful. The Vikings lost two seniors from their top seven, but he saw plenty of reason for optimism.

Sept. 28 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

A huge Week 6 football showdown awaits when Monticello and Unity duke it out this Friday night at Hicks Field in Tolono. Who wins between the two Illini Prairie Conference powers? What other area football teams could make a run to DeKalb later this season? How many area teams will make the playoffs? What other fall sports are worth monitoring?

Prep highlights: Bulldogs cruise to easy victory

In football

Salt Fork 14, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 12. Salt Fork rallied from a 6-0 deficit at the end of the first quarter to post its second straight Vermilion Valley Conference win. The host Storm (2-3) received touchdowns from Gage Romack and Dylan Pratt and used a stout defensive effort to hold off the Buffaloes (1-4).

Prep Area Cross-country leaders

Boys Leaders

(3-mile courses)


Lo. Hall, ALAH 14:49

Powell, Mahomet-Seymour 14:51

Hodge, Mahomet-Seymour 15:07

G. Dixon, Monticello 15:20

Fortune, Mahomet-Seymour 15:31

Moreman, Danville 15:46

Carter, Urbana 15:53

Keeble, Mahomet-Seymour 15:58

'The University of Illinois is where I belong’

CHAMPAIGN — Two years ago, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond senior Logan Hall posted an Instagram photo of himself on the state meet podium next to then-Oakwood runner Jon Davis.

Prep highlights: Oakwood sweeps past Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin

In volleyball

Armstrong-Potomac 2, Hoopeston Area 0. The host Trojans cruised to a 25-14, 25-16 Vermilion Valley Conference win. Sarah Porter (10 kills, eight digs, four aces), Maddie Buhr (eight kills, three blocks) and Madi Gayheart (12 assists) sparked A-P (10-5) against the Cornjerkers (0-11).

Charting their own course

Bulldogs could be in for a special season