Cross Country

Cross Country

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)

RUNNER, SCHOOL TIME

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.

Charting their own course

Bulldogs could be in for a special season

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).

Sept. 22 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

Will the bye week make a difference for Illinois football when it returns to action Sept. 29 against Nebraska? Is that a winnable game given the Cornhuskers' struggles? On the high school side, which teams and players are the ones to watch with postseason play approaching? Anything is fair game in sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which gets going at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Sept. 21 Prep sports chat

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:30pm

This week pushes area high school football teams past the halfway point of the season. Some teams are in good position for a postseason berth. Others have work to do. And speaking of the postseason, it's rapidly approaching for every other fall sport. Which of our area teams might have the best shot at some hardware?