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Area Golf Roundup Sept. 23, 2016

Poindexter medals in Panther victory

On a near perfect day at the LeRoy Country Club Tuesday afternoon, the Panthers outdistanced the Heyworth Hornets 180 to 204. 

The medalist accolades went to LeRoy’s Caleb Poindexter and Heyworth’s Jordan Robbins with matching 40 scores.


Panthers fall to GCMS on the road

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Falcons utilized a formula that looked a lot like LeRoy’s Friday night as they defeated the Panthers 15-0 in Heart of Illinois Conference action. 


Football Family: Knights work together to improve on and off the field

FARMER CITY — The Blue Ridge Knights split a pair of games this week, falling to Aurora 34-0 on Saturday before topping Salt Fork 28-6 Monday night. 

Both games pitted the 25-man Knights against the other squads’ junior varsity teams. Senior Devin Burton once again led the way for Blue Ridge. 


Viking runners take victory at Dawson

The Illinois High School Association State Championships are approximately seven weeks away. 

It is unclear at this point weather the Tri-Valley/LeRoy boys will be a part of it, but so far head coach Todd Schneider likes what he sees.


Tri-Valley girls remain perfect, are ranked atop Class 2A standings

The Tri-Valley Lady Vikings won all five of their matches at the Fieldcrest Knight Invitational to take home the tournament’s championship and remain undefeated on the season. 

To open things up the Lady Vikings beat Delavan 25-18, 25-17. 

Ryleigh Warfel had 6 kills while Hannah Clayton chipped in 3.5 blocks.


LeRoy junior high baseball wins regional

The LeRoy Junior High Panthers won their regional championship Monday night in a thrilling one-run victory against Metcalf. 

An inside-the-park home run gave Metcalf the first-inning lead, and they would hold it through three. 


LeRoy junior high baseball wins regional

The LeRoy Junior High Panthers won their regional championship Monday night in a thrilling one-run victory against Metcalf. 

An inside-the-park home run gave Metcalf the first-inning lead, and they would hold it through three. 


Blue Ridge volleyball moves to 18-2

The host Lady Knights went a perfect 4-0 at their five-team home tournament last weekend to capture the title. The perfect showing at the Blue Ridge tournament allowed the Knights to improve to 17-2 on the season. 


Tri-Valley defeats Ridgeview/Lexington

By Neal Roach

DOWNS — The Vikings were once again firing on all cylinders last Friday night as they defeated the Ridgeview/Lexington Mustangs 42-3 in Heart of Illinois Conference action to remain undefeated.  


Tri-Valley/LeRoy runners start season strong

There are no cross country experts that would not surmise the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Invitational is the first big test of most of the area teams. 

It would be tough to disagree at this point and time, when said invitational boasted not one, but two teams that earned state trophies one year ago. 


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