Area cross-country teams will start their postseason run Saturday at Tuscola’s Wimple Park (Class 1A) or the UI Arboretum (Class 2A). Girls’ 3-mile races will start at 10 a.m., with the boys’ race to follow at 10:45.
In Class 1A, seven teams and the top five individuals not on an advancing team will qualify for the sectional.
ATWOOD — The Oct. 18 football homecoming game at Atwood-Hammond will be a special one: It will be the school’s final one.
A year ago, Atwood-Hammond teamed with Arthur-Lovington for a co-op in most sports. In June, A-H will close and become part of the Arthur-Lovington district.
Bulldogs running to success
MAHOMET — One area of emphasis for Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross-country coach Neal Garrison — whose squad is ranked third in Class 2A — is improvement, not just among his team leaders, but from any of the 31 runners on his team.
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.
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.
Remembering: Eldon Johnson
Before relocating to Vermilion County, Eldon Johnson — who passed away last month in Normal at age 78 — was best known for his own athletic achievements.
If there ever was a time for Gia Lewis-Smallwood to deviate from her training diet, Sunday night was it.
To celebrate her gold medal in the discus at the U.S. track and field championships in Des Moines, Iowa, the former Illini and Centennial High star splurged at one of her favorite fast-food joints, Red Robin.
Senior Girls’ Athlete of the Year: Argenta-Oreana’s Kandie Bloch-Jones