Cross Country

Cross Country

Teams of the Week: SJ-O girls' cross-country in spotlight

Coach Terri Rein’s top-ranked team (by won a Class 1A regional championship for the seventh time in the last eight years. Led by senior Abby Fisher, the top five ran within 53 seconds of one another, all placing in the top 11.


Athletes of the Week: Hummer and Gross

Caleb Hummer
Danville cross-country

Why he was chosen: The Vikings senior followed up his Big 12 title (14 minutes, 42 seconds) on Oct. 18 with a Class 2A regional title on Saturday in 15:37.30 to lead Danville to a second-place finish. The Vikings advanced as a team to the Decatur Sectional, where Hummer has the eighth-best time out of regionals.

Bulletin board: Parkland to host prep volleyball event

CHAMPAIGN — The second annual Parkland/News-Gazette All-Star Volleyball match will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at Parkland College.

Top area high school seniors will be showcased. The rosters will be announced at a later date. Those chosen will practice from 1 to 3 p.m. before the five-set match begins at 5 o’clock.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Central wins Twin City swim meet

In swimming & diving

■ At Champaign. Going into the final race, Central held a 10-point lead against Urbana Uni High for team honors in the Twin City Swimming and Diving Championships.

In an effort to catch the Maroons, Uni split its swimmers for the 4x400-yard relay into two teams, and those two teams managed to finish first and second.

Bulletin board: Bulldog overcomes injury to advance

MAHOMET — Despite suffering a back injury in the regional quarterfinals, Mahomet-Seymour’s Sara Rice qualified for state in singles and will be her school’s first representative at state.

Teams of the Week: Monticello boys' soccer in spotlight


The Sages (16-7-1) secured a regional threepeat by handing Warrensburg-Latham a 4-1 loss in the Class 1A regional finals. In the past seven years, Monticello has captured five regional crowns in the sport.

Fred Kroner's October 23 prep sports chat

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:30pm

Have questions about the area high school scene? Ask anytime and Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner will answer them during his Thursday chat at 12:30 p.m.

M-S XC cruises to Corn Belt title

NORMAL — They called it a Podium Sweep.

Mahomet-Seymour entered seven runners in Saturday’s 44th annual Corn Belt Conference meet, and each one placed among the top 10 to earn all-conference recognition and help the school win its second consecutive league team title.

Saturday's highlights: Centennial takes fourth at state

In boys’ golf

At Normal. Centennial shot a 629 to finish fourth at the IHSA Class 2A state championship. The Chargers were led by Mike Braverman and Christian Khachaturian who both shot 154 over two rounds, good enough for a tie for 14th individually. Isaac Overman shot a 157 for 25th individually.

Thursday's prep highlights: B-H advances to regional final

In boys’ soccer

■ Bismarck-Henning 4, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. Blake Reifsteck scored two goals, and Josh Toler and Drake Swinford each had one as the Blue Devils won a regional semifinal match at Schlarman. The Blue Devils (13-5-1) advanced to the finals at 11 a.m. Saturday.

In volleyball