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11-05-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

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11-05-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  Fred Kroner, Matt Daniels, and Scott Richey look at round two of the High School Football Playoffs also Volleyball and Cross Country action this week


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Bulletin board: Vermilion honors sportsmen

DANVILLE – Seniors Sadie Edwards, from Oakwood, and Troy Rodriguez, from Georgetown-Ridge Farm, were selected Monday as the John Dickson Memorial Sportsmanship winners for fall.

Edwards, a setter, was the choice in volleyball. Rodriguez, a running back, was the football recipient.

Athletes of the Week: Welter and Fisher

Tyus Welter
Monticello football

N-G Top 10: Girls' cross-country rankings — SJ-O at top

1. St. Joseph-Ogden    1
Top five within 59 seconds of each other at sectional

2. Monticello    5
Top five within 93 seconds of each other at sectional

3. Urbana Uni High    2
Top five within 189 seconds of each other at sectional

Teams of the Week: Cissna Park volleyball in spotlight

Coach Josh Landon’s Sangamon Valley Conference champions (30-4) reached the 30-win mark for the first time since 2005 by sweeping both regional foes, giving the school 24 two-set sweeps.


Best of Fred: No. 40 — Cross-country changes

Probably no high school sport has undergone more change during my years on the scene than cross-country.

It’s a tough call because basketball added the three-point shot a quarter of a century ago after getting rid of jump balls in lieu of the alternating possession arrow.

M-S boys' runners lead strong contingent to state

EAST PEORIA — Mahomet-Seymour’s cross-country team still isn’t slowing down.

The M-S boys ran their eighth meet of the season on Saturday and came away with their seventh team title. With Alex Keeble and William Wolf finishing among the top five runners, the Bulldogs captured the fourth sectional team title in school history, winning the Class 2A meet at East Peoria.

N-G Top 10: Boys' cross-country rankings — M-S at top

TEAM (previous)     COMMENT

1. Mahomet-Seymour (1)
Top five runners within 65 seconds at regional

2. Monticello (2)
Top five runners within 31 seconds at regional

3. Unity (3)
Top five runners within 45 seconds at regional

4. Danville (9)
Top five runners within 103 seconds at regional

5. St. Joseph-Ogden (4)

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.