Cross Country

Can Unity handle No. 1? (chat, podcast)

 

Prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner thinks so as he is picking the Rockets to beat Maroa-Forsyth on Friday. He said so on this week's 30-minute podcast (listen here) in which he discusses everything from Tuscola x-c to Big 12 soccer.


Tuesday's prep highlights: Central, Centennial win in volleyball

In volleyball

■ Champaign Central 2, Urbana 1. Emma Atkinson racked up 35 assists for the Maroons, who opened defense of their Big 12 Conference co-championship with a 23-25, 25-19, 25-15 home win. Dana Westfield and Maddie LeGrande had 13 kills apiece for Central, and teammate Alyssa Olson added 10 kills.


Bulletin Board: Monticello field among best

MONTICELLO — For the second time in three years, Monticello has received a Field of Excellence Award sponsored by Pioneer Athletics. The criteria includes quality of the field, striping and field decorations. Monticello was one of 73 secondary and college fields recognized for 2012.


Athletes of the Week: Crose, Michael

Brennan Crose
Hoopeston Area, Senior
Soccer

Recently: Scored six goals to help the Cornjerkers go 4-0 and win their own tournament.

In his own words: “We’re playing as a team — that’s the biggest thing. There are a lot of high expectations.”

Pele is ... amazing.

My favorite player is ... definitely Cristiano Ronaldo.


Fred Kroner: Central led way after Title IX started

CHAMPAIGN — Sarah Little never got the inside story from the source, just what she would later read in archived newspaper articles.

And yet, she became part of the bigger story when she was too young to realize the magnitude.

Her father, Roger, was a circuit court judge who in 1974 presided over a case involving an Urbana girl who wanted to participate in athletics.


Saturday's prep highlights: Central, Danville runners shine

In cross-country

■ At Peoria. Led by COREY WHITE (27th place) and ASHTON HYATT (29th), Champaign Central was 10th among 52 teams. Danville was 16th behind JOHNNY LEVERENZ (third) and CALEB HUMMER (seventh).


Spartans boys, girls take crowns

PAXTON — Jon Davis is on the run but bypassed a chance to be on the move.

The Oakwood High standout — who also has attended school in Riverton and Monticello — declined to relocate to South Dakota with his mother, sister and half-brother for his sophomore year.

“I couldn’t leave again,” Davis said. “I decided to stay here.”


Unity's Warnes has good run

PAXTON — Jon Davis is on the run but bypassed a chance to be on the move.

The Oakwood High standout — who also has attended school in Riverton and Monticello — declined to relocate to South Dakota with his mother, sister and half-brother for his sophomore year.

“I couldn’t leave again,” Davis said. “I decided to stay here.”


SJ-O boys, girls turn in title runs

PAXTON — Jon Davis is on the run but bypassed a chance to be on the move.

The Oakwood High standout — who also has attended school in Riverton and Monticello — declined to relocate to South Dakota with his mother, sister and half-brother for his sophomore year.

“I couldn’t leave again,” Davis said. “I decided to stay here.”


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