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Vikings open season with big win

Neal Roach|For the Press

MINONK — The Vikings opened up the season with a thrilling 49-18 victory over Fieldcrest that was not without drama. 


FOOTBALL: Big plays burn Panthers on opening night

LeROY – It was an inauspicious start for the Panthers as they were defeated 21-6 on opening night at home by the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Falcons Friday night. 


FOOTBALL: RBL Mustangs hang tough in loss

FISHER — Despite the best efforts of Thomas Hardesty and the offense, the RBL Mustangs couldn’t overcome a monster rushing day from the Fisher Bunnies Friday night. 

Conrad Thomas of Fisher rumbled for 278 yards and five touchdowns to lead the host Bunnies past Ridgeview-Blue Ridge-Lexington in the opening Heart of Illinois Conference contest. 


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Vikes post best team score

The Tri-Valley Vikings posted their best score of the young season with a 170-189 victory on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at LeRoy Country Club as they defeated the Panthers. 


Knights soccer shows flashes of past dominance

The Knights were victorious Tuesday night against Olympia to improve to to 3-2-1 on the young season. 

The win followed the Uni-High shootout which took place after two big wins and a loss to Decatur St. Teresa.


Tri-Valley volleyball squad moves to 2-0

DOWNS — The Vikings improved their record to  2-0, defeating Blue Ridge in straight sets (25-6, 25-15) Tuesday night. 

Ryleigh Warfel had five kills in that contest and Natalie Tagala had 10 assists and a pair of blocks. Olivia Worth had two blocks as well. 


Blue Ridge girls win opening tournament

FARMER CITY — The new-look Blue Ridge volleyball squad opened up its season with a 5-0 home tournament last weekend. 


3-Way co-op aims to work as 1

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. 


Fast, senior-laden Panthers look strong

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.” 


Vikings eye return to DeKalb

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. 


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