LeRoy girls win second straight regional crown

HEYWORTH — For the second year in a row the LeRoy girls are regionals champs. And for the second year in a row they will face a talented Cissna Park team to open up sectional play. 

The girls staved off a fourth quarter rally from the Heyworth Hornets Thursday night to take the 45-40 victory and the regional championship plaque. 

Cheerleaders head to state

BLOOMINGTON — The LeRoy High School co-ed cheerleading team will compete at state Friday afternoon for the first time in the program’s history. 

The appearance at state is part of a new tradition in LeRoy High School competitive cheerleading which began this year.  

'The team that wouldn't quit'

By Myron Schroeder|For the Press

DOWNS — Following another double digit loss Monday night, the Tri-Valley Lady Vikings honored Lauren Walters, their lone departing senior. 

"It will be a great night for LeRoy"

BLOOMINGTON – The LeRoy Panthers shot well and the Blue Ridge Knights did not.

That, coupled with the towering post presence of Matt Chastain, led the No. 4 seed LeRoy boys to the 66-44 victory Friday night at Illinois Wesleyan’s Shirk Center.

LeRoy edges FCW to head to county tourney championship

BLOOMINGTON – The rest of the LeRoy crowd held their breath, but Skielyr Trenkle and Danielle Cooley were nothing but cool confidence.

Ridgeview Board approves Lexington co-op without Blue Ridge

FARMER CITY — The Ridgeview School Board has voted to extend a football co-operative with Lexington but not Blue Ridge, the Blue RIdge School Board learned this week. 

LeRoy Panthers defeat Tremont, Jan. 18, 2016.

Photos from LeRoy's 55-50 victory Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 in the second round of the 105th McLean County Tournament. 

McLean County Rd. 1 Recap: Knights, Vikings, Panthers advance

Free throws propel Knights to win

COLFAX — In the last five minutes of action between the eight-seeded Knights and nine-seeded Bunnies, the Blue Ridge boys didn't convert a field goal. But they did outscore the Fisher boys 12-5 to take the 61-53 victory Saturday afternoon to open McLean County Tournament action. 

Lessons learned, editor included

It’s tournament day, but unfortunately I’m a little more disappointed than excited this year.
With myself as much as anything.

In the days since covering Tri-Valley vs. Flanagan-Cornell at Downs and writing a column about the exchange, I’ve heard from various people from those I respect to those I’ve never met.

I’ve learned some things.

Panthers take trophy to tournament

FARMR CITY — Matt Chastain didn't shoot particularly well — by his standards at least — but he still ended up taking over the game Thursday night against Blue Ridge. 

The game was uncharacteristically low scoring for both squads as the Panthers won 45-35 on a night where the shots weren't falling on either side. 

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