The Villa Grove/Heritage co-op is up for renewal in the spring, but both districts want different things from the co-op moving forward.
Heritage Superintendent Tom Davis said his district would like the co-op to be a full co-op and include volleyball, common colors and a common mascot.
Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts now excelling in college:
MELBOURNE, Fla. — If any nerves were present Tuesday afternoon for the Parkland women’s soccer team, they weren’t evident.
Not early on. Not during the match. And certainly not after the match.
The Cobras, playing in their first NJCAA Division I national tournament match, breezed past Moraine Valley 4-0 in their opening pool-play bout.
Rod Lovett doesn’t want to get ahead of himself.
But by the time Saturday arrives, Lovett and the Parkland athletic department he oversees could enjoy a monumental moment. Or two. Or three.
The NJCAA Division I men’s soccer national championship match is slated for 6 p.m. on Saturday. Parkland could win that.
■ Sophomore Cortney Bohn, from Mahomet-Seymour, was named to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin’s volleyball all-conference second team. The Millikin middle hitter finished the regular season with 280 kills and 74 blocks. The Big Blue, which also features sophomore Emily Seegmiller (Arthur-Lovington) and freshman Marissa McElroy (St.
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland volleyball boasted one of the most difficult four-pronged attacks to handle most of this season in former area stars Laura Gross (Schlarman) and Taylor Bauer (Watseka) and sisters Sofi Kelemete and Fia Willis.
Both Parkland soccer teams can add to their postseason hauls Saturday. A week after each program won its first Region 24 title in school history, the women (16-1) host St. Charles (Mo.) Community College (10-4-3) at noon, while the men (20-1) welcome in St. Louis Community College (18-0-2) at 2 p.m. in two Central District championship matches in Champaign.
Parkland Women's Soccer takes on Lewis and Clark in the Region 24 Tournament title match, Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Parkland Field.
CHAMPAIGN — Three more wins and the Parkland women’s soccer team gets to beat the unpredictable mid-November of East Central Illinois for a trip to Florida.
Getting away from the cold, however, only happens if the Cobras can continue their successful season once postseason play begins.
■ Sophomore Dalton James, from Heritage, leads the Knox football team with 218 receiving yards through its first three games. James, who also returns punts and kickoffs, had the best game of his college career against Beloit. He hauled in 15 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown. Knox (0-3) looks for its first win of the season at 1 p.m. Saturday when it squares off against Ripon.