Cross Country

Cross Country

Pumping iron pays off for Harmon

MONTICELLO — Jordan Harmon charged through the chute as the first to finish the Okaw Valley Conference Meet with a smile on her face, something not all too common this season for the Unity sophomore.

The situation the all-stater found herself in earlier this season was previously unthinkable and would be for nearly any varsity cross-country runner.

Saturday's highlights: Tuscola wins volleyball tournament

In volleyball

LOVC Tournament, Northwest Division

Area prep statistics: Cross-country (Sept. 30)

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
Hodge, Mahomet-Seymour    15:22
Butcher, Mahomet-Seymour    15:25

Athletes of the Week: Arcola's Miller, Centennial's Gonzalez

Clayton Miller
Arcola/ALAH golf

Why he was chosen: The senior guided the Purple Riders to the Little Okaw Valley Conference tournament title by earning runner-up honors with a 76. He also carded rounds of 36 and 31 in two different meet wins for Arcola/ALAH.

Tuesday's highlights: McFarland wins golf tourney

In volleyball

■ Bloomington 2, Central 1. Maranda Day had 12 digs, Rachel Hurt smashed seven kills and Taya Westfield and Rylee Hinton each had two blocks for the Maroons in their 25-12, 19-25, 25-19 road loss.

■ Danville 2, Urbana 1. Hannah Davenport and Jaida Barbee each had five kills for the host Tigers in a 23-25, 25-16, 25-21 loss.

Sept. 29 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:30pm

What area football teams might contend for a state title in two months? What Week 6 games are the ones to watch? Who is standing out in volleyball, boys' soccer, girls' swimming and the other fall sports? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is chatting at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, so pepper him with questions about the local high school sports scene.

Zilis: Uni High has skills, too

URBANA — The hallways constantly buzz with soft chatter at Urbana Uni High, whether class is going on or not. Students sit at tables outside of classrooms with textbooks flipped open, discussing history or biology or geometry or gossip of the day.

Area prep cross-country leaders: Week of Sept. 19

Boys
(3-mile courses)
RUNNER, SCHOOL    TIME

Walmer, Mahomet-Seymour    15:05

L. Hall, ALAH    15:16

Athletes of the Week: Wyatt Edwards and Kalista Klann

Wyatt Edwards
Bismarck-Henning football


Why he was chosen: The junior was efficient during the Blue Devils’ 42-0 home win against Oakwood last Friday. The 5-foot-3, 125-pound quarterback only threw three passes, but they all went for touchdowns in the second half. He tallied 117 passing yards to help B-H win its third consecutive game.