Cross Country

Cross Country

Saturday's prep highlights: Central, Danville runners shine

In cross-country

■ At Peoria. Led by COREY WHITE (27th place) and ASHTON HYATT (29th), Champaign Central was 10th among 52 teams. Danville was 16th behind JOHNNY LEVERENZ (third) and CALEB HUMMER (seventh).

Spartans boys, girls take crowns

PAXTON — Jon Davis is on the run but bypassed a chance to be on the move.

The Oakwood High standout — who also has attended school in Riverton and Monticello — declined to relocate to South Dakota with his mother, sister and half-brother for his sophomore year.

“I couldn’t leave again,” Davis said. “I decided to stay here.”

Unity's Warnes has good run

PAXTON — Jon Davis is on the run but bypassed a chance to be on the move.

The Oakwood High standout — who also has attended school in Riverton and Monticello — declined to relocate to South Dakota with his mother, sister and half-brother for his sophomore year.

“I couldn’t leave again,” Davis said. “I decided to stay here.”

SJ-O boys, girls turn in title runs

PAXTON — Jon Davis is on the run but bypassed a chance to be on the move.

The Oakwood High standout — who also has attended school in Riverton and Monticello — declined to relocate to South Dakota with his mother, sister and half-brother for his sophomore year.

“I couldn’t leave again,” Davis said. “I decided to stay here.”

Sages could win it all! (podcast)

That's the word from prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner, who talked up Monticello's girls' cross-country team during this week's 30-minute podcast (listen to it here). He also heaped praise on Fisher football, STM volleyball and Central soccer.

Bulletin Board: Remembering Eldon Johnson

Remembering: Eldon Johnson
Before relocating to Vermilion County, Eldon Johnson — who passed away last month in Normal at age 78 — was best known for his own athletic achievements.

Teams of the Week: Watseka volleyball in spotlight

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WATSEKA VOLLEYBALL
All-tournament picks Taylor Bauer, Natalie Castonguay and Hayley Gray led the Warriors to the championship of the Manteno tournament. Coach Krista Pufahl’s team won four of five matches in two-set sweeps. Castonguay had 56 digs, Bauer had 50 kills and Gray 13 blocks for the day.

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URBANA BOYS’ SOCCER

Twin City c-c meet postponed

Meet officials have postponed the running of today's boys' and girl' 3-mile Twin City cross-country races, due to the extreme heat. The meet was rescheduled for Oct. 8, still at Illini Meadows, with the girls' event starting at 4:45 p.m.

STM's Hess keeps his cool

CHRISMAN — Nick Hess put himself in position for success long before he reached the starting line for Saturday’s 32nd Chrisman Cowchip Classic cross-country meet.

“We stress hydration,” the St. Thomas More senior said. “I’ve been hydrating all week.”