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Blue Ridge girls fall to Unity

The Blue Ridge girls fell to Tolono Unity last week on the softball diamond by a 9-5 tally. 

Unity jumped out 2-0 after the first, tacking on another pair of runs in the second before adding four in the third. Facing the 8-0 deficit, Blue Ridge plated three runs in the bottom of the fourth. 


LeRoy softball girls 3-0

The LeRoy softball girls moved to 3-0 this season with a 1-0 road win against Sullivan in a pitchers’ duel. 

The game was scoreless for six innings, with Marissa Adams pitching a strong game in limiting Sullivan to four hits. 


Panther lose first two

Last week the LeRoy baseball boys opened up their season by falling to 0-2 with losses to Unity and Monticello. 

Against the Sages, LeRoy fell 5-1 as Monticello jumped ahead in the first inning and never relinquished the lead. 

The Panther offense was limited to five hits on the day, two of them coming from shortstop Bryce Dooley. 


Blue Ridge board adds Lexington to co-op

FARMER CITY — Unable to field a team next year, the Minutemen of Lexington will likely be joining the Blue Ridge Knights and Ridgeview Mustangs.


LeRoy vs. Ridgeview regional title game

Photos from Ridgeview's 60-57 victory over the LeRoy Panthers last Friday.


LeRoy vs. Ridgeview game summary

First Quarter

5:00 – 10-4 Panthers lead - The Panthers jump out to an early lead with three buckets from Matt Chastain and one each from Brady Fritcher and Noah Perry.

4:15 – 10-7 Panthers lead – William Tinsley buries the first Mustang 3-pointer of the game to pull Ridgeview within a possession. 


Chastain breaks LeRoy scoring record

LeROY — With the 29 points on the night, junior Matt Chastain became the all-time leading scorer in Panther history with 1,217, passing Chris Schlosser who set the record at 1,213 in the 90s. 

The impressive second-half, season and career for Chastain earned him high praise from his coach, Mark Edmundson. 


LeRoy comeback falls short against Ridgeview

LeROY – Friday’s showdown between the LeRoy Panthers and the Ridgeview Mustangs looked like a regional championship should. 

Look to one side, the Ridgeview faithful were thundering. Look to the other, the Panther backers were loud and proud. 


Sports notebook: Junior high sports and more

8th grade girls volleyball

FISHER — The Blue Ridge 8th grade volleyball girls took home second place in the Sangamon Valley Conference tournament last week, beating Heyworth and Holy Trinity before losing to Tri-Valley. 

Against Heyworth, the Knights, who began the day as the three seed, won in two sets, 25-14 in each. 


Panthers Vikings GBB 1-30

Girls basketball LeRoy win against Tri-Valley from January 30, 2015


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