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Panthers give out postseason awards

The LeRoy Panthers handed out their postseason awards this week after finishing a season that tied the most wins in program history while earning a Heart of Illinois Conference regular season title. 

To top it off, the LeRoy boys tied their 1997 record for most players representing the team on the all-conference squad for the HOIC. 


Knights historic season comes to end

LeROY — The suicide squeeze was the death knell for the Blue Ridge Knights in its 5-2 loss to Okaw Valley (25-6) during the Class 1A Sectional title game on Monday afternoon.

All five of the Timberwolves’ runs came off the sacrifice bunt with runners in scoring position, and on two occasions, a single bunt plated two Okaw Valley runners. 


Three from area medal at state

CHARELSTON — Tri-Valley junior Adam Coulon, who won the Illinois High School Class 1A pole vault state title as a freshman, would definitely like another title to his name.


13 Vikings compete at state meet

EAST PEORIA — A total of 13 Tri-Valley Middle School track athletes competed in 10 events at the IESA State 2A Meet in East Peoria on Friday and Saturday, May 22-23.  

Windsor Roberts, a sixth grader, placed fifth in the state in the seventh grade girls pole vault event with a personal best performance of 8-9 and earning her a medal.  


Big inning unravels Vikings' season

OLYMPIA — The Tri-Valley boys baseball season ended a little bit earlier than planned last Thursday in regional play. 

The Vikings fell one short of reaching a regional championship game with a 5-3 loss to Olympia. 


Vikings win regional, fall in sectional heartbreaker

PAXTON – In thrilling fashion the Vikings showed their mettle as a team en route to a regional championship Saturday afternoon in Paxton. 


Knights top Milford in another thriller

LeROY — It started as a slugfest, turned into a pitching duel, and nearly four hours after it began the Knights’ Wednesday night sectional opener ended as a Blue Ridge winner.  

The Knights won again in dramatic fashion with a 6-5, 11-inning victory over Milford at LeRoy.


Knights best LeRoy in extra frames for regional crown

MT. PULASKI – It took the Blue Ridge Knights one extra inning and just two hits – both from junior Thomas Hardesty –  to edge the LeRoy Panthers 3-2 for a regional championship victory.

The Panthers started the scoring in the second as junior Teddy Harms blooped a single to short right field to drive in Eli Kerns and Bryce Dooley for the 2-0 lead.


TVMS sends 13 to state

The TVMS track team battled through two separate hour-plus rain delays to qualify 13 athletes to the IESA state 2A meet next weekend at East Peoria.  

It was a very challenging day as two large rain squalls and lightning forced the competitors to seek shelter in the gym.  The pole vault event was not totally completed.  


Vikings play Olympia Friday for spot in championship

DOWNS — The Tri-Valley boys opened up regional play with a big win over Dee-Mack at home Monday afternoon. 

Tri-Valley led throughout the tame, jumping ahead 2-0 in the first behind a Jack Butler two-RBI double, but the Chiefs came within striking distance at times. 


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