Sports

Newcomers can try out Farmer City BMX track Saturday

FARMER CITY — Anybody looking for local entertainment can look no further than the local BMX track. 

And for this Saturday only, that entertainment will be free of charge. 


Blue Ridge Board tentatively agrees to advance football program

FARMER CITY—The Blue Ridge School Board agreed, somewhat reluctantly Wednesday night, to move forward with a football program with the Deland-Weldon School District this Fall.


Coulon earns bronze medal at state

CHARLESTON — Adam Coulon now has a bronze medal to go with his gold and silver. 


Roberts wins IESA Class 2A state pole vault championship

EAST PEORIA — Tri-Valley seventh grader Windsor Roberts put the crowd through a roller coaster afternoon last weekend by dodging elimination numerous times before earning a spot on top of the pole vault podium.

It took Roberts until her third attempt at several earlier heights just to get to the championship round. 


Ring medals again at state for Vikings

CHARLESTON — When coaches and athletes talk about the pole vault, the name Tri-Valley High School inevitably enters the discussion — both on the boys and girls level. 

Jenna Ring, a Tri-Valley junior, furthered that lore on the girls level at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A State Championships. 


LeRoy softball heads to sectional championship

LeROY – A year-long theme of Panther postseason success continued Tuesday night as the Panthers took this year’s softball playoff run further than any LeRoy team has before it. 


Another record run for Panthers: Boys baseball heads to sectional championship

BLOOMINGTON — The Panthers came up with two big innings amongst a bevy of “soft outs” Wednesday night at Illinois Wesleyan University in sectional play, according to their coach. 


PBL outlasts Vikings for regional crown

PAXTON – After an emotional extra-inning win last Thursday night, the Tri-Valley Vikings came up short in the regional championship Saturday against a tough Paxton-Buckley-Loda squad. 

The host Panthers took a 10-7 victory against Matt Mier and the Vikings as PBL’s Wyatt Kingery improved to 10-1. 


Knights' season comes to end at Roanoke

ROANOKE — Blue Ridge ace Ben Williamson was once again masterful as he dueled with Peoria Heights’ Blake Begner for seven innings Saturday afternoon in the Knights’ regional championship. 

But a first-inning run turned out to be all Peoria Heights would need to top the Knights at Roanoke.  


Strikeout saves day for resilient Vikings

PAXTON — It took three pitchers and one extra inning, but the Tri-Valley Vikings took home a 7-6 win Thursday against St. Thomas More to advance to Saturday's regional championship. 


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