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COLFAX – The situation will be a very new one for a third of the RBL Mustangs this year, but only slightly new to the other two thirds.
There’s 49 players total on the roster in the three-school co-op, with Lexington providing 17, Blue Ridge 13 and Ridgeview 19.
LeROY – The Panthers learned a lot from their unceremonious round two exit last year, according to their coach.
“We learned a valuable lesson against Carrolton in the playoffs,” said Panther coach BJ Zeleznik of the 69-16 LeRoy loss. “You not only have to be athletic and strong, but you also have to be physical and play with attitude.”
DOWNS – The IHSA state football championships are returning to DeKalb this year, and the Tri-Valley Vikings want to do the same.
After their 2013 season which saw the Vikings finish as runner up to the state champions, the Vikings were eliminated in the first round of last year’s playoffs by Maroa-Forsyth.
Seniors lead talented Viking boys
Tri-Valley’s boys golf squad looks promising this year, as they have six seniors providing leadership to a 20-man roster. Leading the pack is senior MVP returnee Tristen Hall, along with classmates Josh Dickman, Kyle Van Duyn, Jake Christopher, Will Dolk and Nathen Engelhardt.
FARMER CITY – Evan Miles is already firmly entrenched in the goings on of Blue Ridge athletics, but this year the three-activity coach will have an even more greatly increased role.
The fall baseball season will begin August 3 for any incoming 6th-8th grade boys who want to play baseball. Players need to have a physical on file with the school. Any forms needed can be found online at the athletic website and the activity fee will be paid to the school office before the first competition.
Everybody knows about the raceway and the BMX track, but there’s another attraction in Farmer City that frequently draws visitors from various corners of the country.
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.