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In a close contest for the final team spot in the El Paso-Gridley Sectional, Blue Ridge fell just one stroke short.
They were edged out by third place finisher Westville 349 to 350, but the Knights and the Panthers did each advance one individual.
WATSEKA – Bryce Dooley was ten yards shy of the school record in rushing yards as he racked up 317 to help the Panthers past Watseka Friday night.
Dooley ran for three scores, one from five yards out, one from 30 and another from three as the Panthers won 50-20 on the road to move to 4-2.
BY NEAL ROACH
DOWNS —The past, present and future of the Tri-Valley football program was on display at Viking Field during Saturday’s non-conference game against Chicago Senn.
As regional play began at the rolling landscape of Dwight Country Club, all four seniors of the Tri-Valley golf squad had a goal: to advance to the El Paso-Gridley sectional as a team.
DOWNS — Until one hour prior to game time, retiring Tri-Valley Athletic Director Brian Knutson knew nothing about the ceremony that would take place in his honor before kickoff Saturday afternoon.
NORMAL — The LeRoy Panthers girls golf squad captured its third straight Heart of Illinois Conference title with an impressive team tally of 402 Tuesday afternoon at Illinois State University’s D.A. Weibring Golf Club.
FARMER CITY—The “seventh man” of Blue Ridge helped the Knights past LeRoy Monday night in a Heart of Illinois Conference thriller on the volleyball court.
LeROY—Seniors Ethan Bryant and Noah Perry didn’t play football for the LeRoy Panthers last year. They do this year, and Friday night the pair combined for two touchdowns, two picks and a 2-point conversion in LeRoy’s 28-14 homecoming win against Athens.
By Neal Roach
DOWNS —An outstanding season by the Tri-Valley Junior High baseball team came to an end in the Illinois Elementary School Association Class 2A Sectional Saturday.
The season included a conference championship, a regional championship, and an undefeated record until Saturday.
OAKWOOD — On Saturday, not a single runner for Tri-Valley/LeRoy was a senior.
It bodes well for the future for the Vikings. On Saturday, running basically with a team of freshman and sophomores, the Vikings would finish 16th with 446 points.