Sports

Blue Ridge hires Sutton as football coach

FARMER CITY — The Blue Ridge School Board approved the Deland-Weldon football co-op Wednesday night and hired Skip Sutton as the program’s coach. 

Sutton coached “The Ridge” co-op and Ridgeview High School during the first year of the Blue Ridge co-op with Ridgeview.


Tri-Valley wrestler earns All-American status

FARGO, N.D. — A Tri-Valley student is the first in program history to have achieved All-American status on the wrestling mat. 

Dalton Jensen, who will be a junior this year for the LeRoy/Tri-Valley wrestling team, finished in fifth place in the Greco Roman wrestling competition to earn the accolades. 


Busy summer for Blue Ridge Lady Knights

FARMER CITY — In preparation for a new-look 2016-2017 squad, the Blue Ridge Lady Knights have been hard at work during the summer months.

The girls basketball team played in three shootouts and the Parkland College summer league this offseason in an effort to advance and change the perception of the small-school program. 


Tri-Valley grad still has Olympic aspirations

EUGENE, Ore. – Past and present members of the Downs Tri-Valley area had a chance to watch one of their own on the big stage Sunday evening. 

Stephanie Brown, a 2009 graduate of Tri-Valley High School, took to the track in prime time, racing as one of the final 10 American women in the 1,500-meter run. 


Newcomers can try out Farmer City BMX track Saturday

FARMER CITY — Anybody looking for local entertainment can look no further than the local BMX track. 

And for this Saturday only, that entertainment will be free of charge. 


Blue Ridge Board tentatively agrees to advance football program

FARMER CITY—The Blue Ridge School Board agreed, somewhat reluctantly Wednesday night, to move forward with a football program with the Deland-Weldon School District this Fall.


Coulon earns bronze medal at state

CHARLESTON — Adam Coulon now has a bronze medal to go with his gold and silver. 


Roberts wins IESA Class 2A state pole vault championship

EAST PEORIA — Tri-Valley seventh grader Windsor Roberts put the crowd through a roller coaster afternoon last weekend by dodging elimination numerous times before earning a spot on top of the pole vault podium.

It took Roberts until her third attempt at several earlier heights just to get to the championship round. 


Ring medals again at state for Vikings

CHARLESTON — When coaches and athletes talk about the pole vault, the name Tri-Valley High School inevitably enters the discussion — both on the boys and girls level. 

Jenna Ring, a Tri-Valley junior, furthered that lore on the girls level at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A State Championships. 


LeRoy softball heads to sectional championship

LeROY – A year-long theme of Panther postseason success continued Tuesday night as the Panthers took this year’s softball playoff run further than any LeRoy team has before it. 


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