Sutton: Ridge aligned for future success

Ridgeview/Blue Ridge came into this year as two separate schools that had agreed to unite their football destinies. Despite over 40 miles of distance between the two communities of Farmer City and Colfax, the cooperative agreement brought the schools together to become The Ridge.

Vikes get semi-final rematch with Maroa-Forsyth

DOWNS — Last year, the Tri-Valley Vikings had an outstanding playoff run that halted just one win shy of a state championship. 

To get to the big stage at Northern Illinois University, the Vikes had to go through defending champion Maroa-Forsyth Trojans at Viking Field in Downs. 

Panthers prepare for playoffs

LeROY — The Panthers topped the Mustangs of Ridgeview/Blue Ridge Friday night to end the regular season with a 7-2 record. 

The Panthers dominated throughout the game, with Bryce Dooley rumbling for a 35-yard touchdown run to begin the game just over three minutes into the action. 

LeRoy girls golfers commemorate strong season

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LeROY — With another Heart of Illinois Conference Championship, a second place in the IHSA regional and fourth place finish in the sectional, the LeRoy girls golf team posted one of their best years in program history.

Fritcher, Egan share MVP honors for LeRoy golf

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LeROY — What could be termed as a season of surprises for the LeRoy boys golf team could also be seen as the future of Panther golf. 

Vikes cross country heads to sectionals

The Viking girls and boys cross country teams both had strong showings in regional action to earn a spot in the sectional meet that will take place Saturday at Hickory Point golf course in Forsyth. 

The girls finished sixth out of 15 schools, while the boys finished seventh.  

Viking boys win Heyworth meet

HEYWORTH — The Tri-Valley/LeRoy guys cross country team won the 8-team Heyworth Invitational Tuesday, Oct. 14.  

Winning individual trophies were Grant Guimond 16:47 in third place in his return to the team from injury, Dan Benedetto 16:48 (4th), Ryan Schmidt 17:07 (6th) and Jake Christopher 17:19 (9th).  

Vikings win HOIC volleyball tourney

LEXINGTON – It took three sets, but the Tri-Valley Vikings girls volleyball squad earned a Heart of Illinois Conference tournament championship by defeating the Chiefs of Dee-Mack. 

The Chiefs were the undefeated conference champions of the regular season, earning the top seed in the tournament after going 12-0 in conference. 

Knight, Panthers face off in regional championship rematch

FISHER — The volleyball teams of Blue Ridge and LeRoy High Schools will meet again on the court for a regional championship Thursday night. 

Both teams won their respective matches Tuesday evening, with Blue Ridge taking their match in straight sets and LeRoy winning in three closely contested sets. 

Knights' strong season ends at Maroa

MAROA- Goalkeeper Blayne Zeigler and the Knights did not have much time to savor their consecutive shutout streak during Tuesday's Super Sectional matchup against Herscher.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead just three minutes into the game on midfielder Dustin Love's header from a well-placed throw-in.

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