Cross Country

Cross Country

Kroner: Crash course in prep sports

Scoring, terms and locales not always clear

Those of us in the sports writing and sports broadcasting business sometimes take for granted a few of the basics.

We assume that those who read or listen to what we have to say are at least partially familiar with the subjects we discuss.

Saturday's prep highlights: Danville wins in overtime

In football

 ■ Danville 17, Grayslake Central 16. In a game played in a steady rain during the first half between teams that entered with 0-5 records, Danville needed overtime to beat Grayslake Central. Danville’s 3-0 halftime lead was based on a 27-yard field goal by freshman place-kicker Caleb Griffin with 7 minutes, 59 seconds left in the second quarter.

Preps podcast: N-G staff dishes on Okaw success

The Okaw Valley Conference sure is one tough football league.

St. Joseph-Ogden has found out.

The top-ranked team in Class 3A gutted out a 29-22 overtime win last Friday at home against Monticello.

Which came a week after the Sages knocked off Unity in a 58-55 thriller.

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

1. Mahomet-Seymour (1)    No. 2 state-rated Bulldogs have six runners under 16 minutes

2. Monticello (3)    No. 3 state-rated Sages won Cowchip and Spartan Classic meets

3. Unity (2)    No. 5 state-ranked Rockets won PBL Invitational

Teams of the Week: Hoopeston Area soccer in spotlight


The Cornjerkers (11-5) stayed unbeaten in Vermilion Valley Conference play, not allowing a goal in the first half of either match. Skyler Barnard scored the first goal in both matches. Chase Bouse also scored in each match, and goalkeeper Bryce Leigh got the shutout against Georgetown-Ridge Farm.

Bulletin board: Rantoul Hall adds three

RANTOUL — Danny Brown (Class of 1980), Kindi Schlittler Kooi (Class of 2002) and Randy Wright (Class of 2001) were inducted into Rantoul High School’s Hall of Fame last week in conjunction with the school’s homecoming.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Central stays on volleyball roll

In volleyball
■ Central 2, Urbana 0. Dana Westfield had 10 kills, Kelly McDonald contributed 11 assists and Virtuous Thomas had eight digs and three aces as the Maroons swept the Tigers 25-14, 25-10.

■ Bloomington 2, Centennial 1. Jordyn Jones had five kills and Jaime Johnson had 16 assists in the Chargers’ 25-21, 15-25, 25-15 loss.

Saturday's prep highlights: LeRoy football rallies for big win

In football
■ At Concord. As Triopia fullback Matt Parker barreled across the goal line for a two-point conversion and a 22-8 lead with 5:59 left in regulation, things looked grim for the LeRoy Panthers.

As the sun beat down, the Panthers buckled down behind quarterback Bryce Dooley to mount an unlikely comeback that culminated in a 30-28 LeRoy road win.

Kroner's memory lane: No. 45

This week’s edition can be called Coaching Capers.