Teams of the Week: Unity girls in fast company

Teams of the Week

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AOTW: SJ-O's Ciota, Schlarman's Marion

Athletes of the Week

Orion Ciota
St. Joseph-Ogden, football

Recently: Rushed for 170 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Spartans shut out Monticello to reach the Class 3A quarterfinals.

AOTW: D-W's Randolph, Urbana's Huart

Chandler Randolph
DeLand-Weldon, Senior

Recently: Had team-high totals of 19 kills, 10 blocks and four aces in the championship match of the ECIC tournament against Judah Christian.
In her own words: “We play as a family. We’re very close.”
I’m driving ... a Dodge Avenger
My last text went to ... Jay
For Halloween, I’m going as ... a cat

Teams of the Week: Illineks in control

Teams of the Week

Teams of the Week: Big week for Vikings soccer

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In a battle between schools unbeaten in Big 12 Conference play, the Vikings made the most of their eight shots, scoring twice, while Normal Community (8-2-1 overall) couldn’t find the net on any of its 14 attempts. Mikee Maniquis and Gracson Torres scored for Danville.

AOTW: PBL's Kleinert, Danville's Griffin

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Kailey Kleinert
Paxton-Buckley-Loda, Senior

Recently: Middle hitter was an all-tournament choice as the Panthers won the PBL Invitational. She leads the team with 95 kills.

Athletes of the Week

Mickaela Fleming
St. Joseph-Ogden, Senior

Recently: Hit a home run in seven consecutive games. On Friday, she hit two two-run homers to account for all the runs in a 4-3 win against Unity.

Thursday's highlights: Broncos stay perfect in LOVC

In baseball
■ SJ-O 15, Iroquois West 1.
Winning pitcher Hunter Hart (7-1) struck out nine in four innings for host St. Joseph-Ogden (16-5), which got a three-run home run from Louis Acklin. Aaron Woller went 2 for 2, including a solo home run, in the victory, and teammate Chase Gadau had two hits and four RBI. Henry Gerritson hit a home run for the Raiders.

Monday's highlights: SJ-O's Hart fires no-hitter

In baseball

St. Joseph-Ogden 14, Cissna Park 0. HUNTER HART threw his second no-hitter in the past week, and the visiting Spartans cruised to a win in six innings. Hart struck out 12 and walked four.

"He was tremendous with his fastball," Cissna Park coach DARRYL FOCKEN said. "We had very few good swings."

Tuesday's highlights: Tarrant pitches in for M-S

In baseball
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 1, PBL 0.
Hunter Hart struck out 14 while throwing a no-hitter, outdueling freshman Jonathon Walder to lead the Spartans to a home win. SJ-O scored the game’s lone run in the third when Josh Poulter stole two bases and reached home on Jordan Buhs’ single.