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BELLFLOWER — The Blue Ridge School Board accepted the resignation of head basketball coach and athletic director Kyle Watson Wednesday night.
The Blue Ridge High School varsity girls track team took home the top spot out of five teams at the Sangamon Valley Cinder Classic on Tuesday night, March 31.
The Tri-Valley girls took home another 5-inning win on the softball diamond Tuesday night in a combined one-hitter from Ally Wiegand and Ashley Carr.
Wiegand started the game, pitched three innings and struck out six while allowing no hits.
The Blue Ridge softball girls sit at 5-5 after a double header sweep of Argenta-Oreana and a loss to LeRoy to open Heart of Illinois Conference play.
Blue Ridge moved to 8-6 this week after splitting a double header against Heritage and falling to LeRoy to open Heart of Illinois Conference play. They also beat Oakwood last Wednesday to improve their record.
The LeRoy boys defeated Blue Ridge to open conference play Tuesday night in a win that required a bit of a comeback.
After falling behind 5-3 to start the top of the fourth inning, the visiting Panthers scored three runs to take a 6-5 lead.
FARMER CITY — The LeRoy girls took home a big conference road win against the Blue Ridge girls Tuesday night to move to 1-0 in the Heart of Illinois Conference.
LeRoy started the scoring early with a four-run first inning, but Blue Ridge plated one in the frame as well.
The Blue Ridge girls fell to Tolono Unity last week on the softball diamond by a 9-5 tally.
Unity jumped out 2-0 after the first, tacking on another pair of runs in the second before adding four in the third. Facing the 8-0 deficit, Blue Ridge plated three runs in the bottom of the fourth.
The LeRoy softball girls moved to 3-0 this season with a 1-0 road win against Sullivan in a pitchers’ duel.
The game was scoreless for six innings, with Marissa Adams pitching a strong game in limiting Sullivan to four hits.
Last week the LeRoy baseball boys opened up their season by falling to 0-2 with losses to Unity and Monticello.
Against the Sages, LeRoy fell 5-1 as Monticello jumped ahead in the first inning and never relinquished the lead.
The Panther offense was limited to five hits on the day, two of them coming from shortstop Bryce Dooley.