Track and Field

Track and Field

Signing Day 2018-19: Locals heading to college

Photos from local high school athletes during the 2018-19 school year signing with their various colleges to continue athletic careers. Submit your photo at

Manolakes leaving mark at Centennial

CHAMPAIGN — This weekend's state cross-country action will be mostly devoid of male athletes from Champaign-based schools.


Luke Manolakes is the outlier. And that's not just when it comes to representing his city.

Cross-country storylines to watch: Monticello, M-S and Danville ready to run

Sages practice pack mentality

MONTICELLO — Dave Remmert's boys achieved two items no one else could at last Saturday's Class 1A St. Teresa Sectional.

First, Monticello captured the team trophy, posting a score of 62 to win by 35 points at Hickory Point Golf Club.

Unity bids to repeat as state champions in girls' cross-country

TOLONO — Bad news, Class 1A girls' cross-country state field. Kara Leaman's Unity crew is back for more success on Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.

Establishing her future plans

DANVILLE — Ameia Wilson admits the stress from last spring's Class 3A state meet kept her from believing the words of encouragement.

No matter how good her Danville coaches and teammates told her she was, the Vikings track and field star refused to believe them, even after winning a silver medal and two more in bronze.

HS Cross-Country: PBL Meet

A cross country meet at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School in Paxton on Thursday, Oct.11, 2018.

Centennial announces 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame class

CHAMPAIGN -- Eleven individuals will be inducted into the Centennial High School Athletics Hall of Fame next year, Unit 4 Schools announced Monday.

This is the second group selected to the Chargers' hall. It indclues a variety of athletes, with one alumnus from 1970 and another from 2010.

Saturday's prep highlights: Knights, Broncos to meet in NW final

In football 

Red Hill 56, Blue Ridge 6. The Knights (1-5) threw for a touchdown in the first quarter but didn’t score again after a failed two-point conversion on the drive, giving way to 40 unanswered points for Red Hill.

In volleyball 

Bacys has Danville's seal of approval

DANVILLE — For the last 11 years, B.J. Luke sat at the top tier of Danville High School sports.

That changed last week when Luke retired from his role as athletic director. It didn't take him long to espouse the new man in charge.

"He'll do a nice job for us," Luke said. "And he dresses better than I do."

Prep pulse: July 30, 2018

What is an Illinois prep track and field athlete to do after the IHSA season comes to an end in May?

Plenty of training options exist, but various locals signed up for something unique with the Champaign-based Vipers Track Club.