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Ryann Hoffenberg|For the Press
Parkland College volleyball has experienced a storybook season so far in 2015, and two area graduates are along for the ride.
FARMER CITY – Four gazelles and a cheetah.
That’s how Blue Ridge’s new basketball coach Joe Sawyer describes his squad.
FARMER CITY – There’s a new era dawning in Blue Ridge girls basketball.
It’s been spurred by the efforts of first-year coach Drew O’Connell, whose been recruiting players since the first day of school. But to the new coach, the effort is district-wide.
Neal Roach|LFC Press
DOWNS — The stakes were higher for the Chiefs and the Vikings Saturday afternoon than they were when the two teams met in September conference play, but the results were more or less the same — Tri-Valley dominance.
LeROY – The Panthers burst onto their home turf Saturday afternoon through a sign made by their cheerleaders. It read “We have waited 371 days…”—the amount of time since the Carrollton Hawks sent LeRoy packing in a 69-16 blowout in the second round of last year’s playoffs.
This year, the Panther defense allowed the Hawks just 98 yards of total offense in a dominant 30-6 home victory.
LeROY – The Panthers knew the Tuscola Warriors were a solid football team going into Saturday’s second round action. But LeRoy had seen their likes before.
“We were pretty confident last week,” LeRoy head coach BJ Zeleznik said. “There was never really any point where our coaching staff had serious concerns.”
NEAL ROACH|LFC PRESS
EDGINGTON—If there were any doubters about the prowess of the Tri-Valley Vikings prior to Saturday’s contest against Rockridge, they have been dismissed.
In the second round of the IHSA Class 2A playoffs, the Vikings timposed their will against the home Rockets en route to a 41-7 victory.
LeROY – The Panthers don’t seem to need any extra motivation these days, but it won’t be hard to find if they’re looking this week.
LeROY – Only one LeRoy Panther played their last career volleyball contest last Thursday night if all goes according to plan.
The Panthers fell to Lexington 25-10 and 25-14 as the talented Minutemen seemed to always be on the attack.
Neal Roach|For the Press
DOWNS — The Tri-Valley Vikings couldn’t control the weather, but they did keep the Thunder quiet Saturday afternoon.
The home team battled a steady rain and held the Thunder of Savanna (West Carroll) to 20 total yards to notch the shutout to open up playoff action.