Cross Country

Cross Country

Mahomet-Seymour boys' runners dominate league meet

NORMAL — Senior Gabe Pommier stepped up and stepped out front for Mahomet-Seymour’s cross-country team in Thursday’s Corn Belt Conference meet at Fairview Park.

He had plenty of company.

Athletes of the Week: Eli Evans and Annemarie Michael

Eli Evans
Urbana golf


Why he was chosen: The Tigers senior had a round to remember at the Class 2A Bloomington Regional, carding a 75 at Prairie Vista Golf Course to win medalist honors.

Oct. 13 Prep sports chat

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:30pm

The area prep sports scene is about to be knee deep in postseason action. State golf is this weekend, and there might be several area golfers contending for all-state honors or an outright state title. Then there's girls' tennis, boys' soccer, cross country and volleyball. Of course, there's also two weeks left in the regular season for football.

Area prep statistics: Cross-country (Oct. 10)

Boys
(3-mile courses)
RUNNER, SCHOOL    TIME

L. Hall, ALAH    14:48
Phillips,  St. Joseph-Ogden    15:03
Walmer, Mahomet-Seymour    15:05
Fortune, Mahomet-Seymour    15:17
Helmuth, Monticello    15:21
Hodge, Mahomet-Seymour    15:22

Saturday's highlights: Salt Fork wins, Danville football loses thriller

In football

Peoria 42, Danville 40. Host Peoria converted a 24-yard touchdown pass as time expired to stun the Vikings, who held a 26-0 lead at halftime and suffered their first loss of the season.

Thursday's highlights: Area soccer teams clinch league titles

In volleyball
LOVC Tournament

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 2, Tri-County 1. The Knights won the championship match 25-21, 23-25, 25-20.

Oct. 6 prep sports chat

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:30pm

A jam-packed schedule of Week 7 football showdowns await this weekend. Are there any state title contenders in our area? How did area golfers fare in regional action? Who is the area's boys' soccer team to beat? What about volleyball, cross country, girls' tennis and girls' swimming? Anything is fair game as preps coordinator Anthony Zilis handles your questions at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday's highlights: SJ-O tops Unity in volleyball

In volleyball
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Unity 0. Kylie Michael had nine kills and eight digs, Kate Bigger had two blocks, Jannah Mullen had two aces and Andrea Coursey had 17 assists and eight digs to pace the Spartans to a 25-18, 25-19 sweep in an Okaw Valley Conference match played at St. Joseph.

On campus: Catching up with area standouts

■ Sophomore Anna Billman, from Urbana, has started 12 of 16 matches for the North Central volleyball team (11-5). The middle hitter/middle blocker is fifth in the Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin with a .280 hitting percentage and is second on the team with 110 kills and 33 blocks.

Athletes of the Week: A-O's Ulrey, Tuscola's Allen

Brody Ulrey
Argenta-Oreana football

Why he was chosen: The senior quarterback went 25 of 32 for 268 yards and five touchdown passes in rainy conditions during the Bombers’ 54-20 win at Cerro Gordo/Bement to help A-O secure a playoff berth for the first time since 2013.