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Where did the summer go? 

Maybe that’s the most cliche question there is, but whatever. 

It’s time for football season. 

I’m going to cut to the chase: subscribe to this paper if you want the best HOIC area football coverage. 

Farmer City Raceway July 18 results

Modifieds Feature

Finish; Start; Driver; Hometown; Points

1; 2; Jamie Lomax; Lake Village, Ind. 40

2; 1; Lance Dehm; Chatsworth; 38

3; 7; Chad Evans; Matoon; 36

Wiegand verbally commits to DI school

Tri-Valley softball pitcher Ally Wiegand has verbally committed to play softball for University of South Dakota. Although she will only be a junior, the division one school came recruiting during her outstanding sophomore season, and it was announced Monday that she has verbally committed to the university.   

Former Viking a pre-season DIII All-American

Former Tri-Valley High School student Matt Kussman is one of five Illinois Wesleyan seniors chosen as members of the 26th annual USA College Football Pre-Season Division III All-American teams.

Kussmann, of Bloomington, was a first team all-CCIW punter who averaged 40.3 yards on 26 punts.

Blue Ridge Summer Soccer at Hoopeston

HOOPESTON — The Blue Ridge Knights had a flawless Cornjerker Classic tournament, shutting out their opponent in all five games they played. 

The Knights began by shutting out Hoopeston by a 4-0 margin, and they came back to blank Fisher by a 6-0 margin. 

Young BMX rider following in father's footsteps

MANSFIELD — For 8-year-old Ryken Kirby and his father Dave, BMX racing is in the blood. 

Dave, who raced in his younger days in the 1980s, still has his old jersey, while Ryken dons the latest attire for the CCH racing team, for which the young rider competes. 

Blue Ridge soccer update

Blue Ridge summer soccer played two Tuesday night, losing the first to the Ironmen of Normal by a 4-0 margin. 

The second game was the championship against Bloomington, with Blue Ridge winning 3-2. 

Blue Ridge, LeRoy honored in News-Gazette

In 2005, the News-Gazette asked Fred Kroner to come up with a formula to fairly evaluate all of our area schools against one another, whether they competed in five sports or 20.

The subsequent point total was divided by the number of sports a school offered, and that revealed an average by which schools were rated from first through 38th.

Blue Ridge volleyball competes in Mahomet

MAHOMET — The Blue Ridge Lady Knights participated in the Mahomet Summer Volleyball League in June, taking second place in the tournament. 

The league included teams from Mahomet-Seymour, Champaign Central, St. Thomas More, St. Joseph-Ogden, Paxton-Buckley-Loda, Unity, Urbana and Monticello. 

LeRoy TV wrestlers compete in Wisconsin

The LeRoy Tri-Valley Wrestling team competed in the Malecek Team Camp hosted by the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse at the Wisconsin Dells June 23-26.  

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