Blue Ridge captures Cornjerker title

Blue Ridge defeated host Hoopeston Area 1-0 in the championship game of the Hoopeston Area Cornjerker Classic on Saturday.

Justin Jamison scored an unassisted goal for Blue Ridge. Blayne Zeigler had three saves.

The Knights are still undefeated this season as Blue Ridge defeated Cornerstone and Monticello in pool play.

Monticello 45, Macomb 21

Quarterback Brandon Wildman didn’t eclipse 200 yards passing in Monticello’s second game this season, but the junior led another potent outing for the offense in the Sages’ 45-21 win over Macomb on Saturday.

Wildman finished with 166 yards and three touchdowns throwing the football and added 113 yards on the ground with two TDs for Monticello.

Piatt County volleyball roundup

The Broncos are still figuring out how to win the long ones.

Cerro Gordo’s volleyball team dropped its second three-set match of the week Thursday night, a 25-23, 25-18, 25-6 loss to Little Okaw Valley Conference rival Tri-County.

The Broncos pulled off a tight win in the first set against Tri-County, but the Titans rallied to win the next two.

Piatt County soccer roundup

Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridge soccer team completed a spotless first week of the season by taking the Soccer Shootout Championship at the Sally Walker Invitational in Urbana on Saturday.

The Knights were 2-0-1 (2.5 points) while shootout host Uni High finished second (2) followed by Oakwood (1.5) and Fisher (0).

Villa Grove 20, A-L/A-H 6

It’s a game that means something different – but nothing less – than in previous years.

For more than four decades, football teams from Villa Grove/Heritage and Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond have been conference rivals.

Tri-County 21, Cerro Gordo-Bement 20 OT


It took 19 games for the football co-op between Cerro Gordo and Bement to lose their first regular season game. Actually, it took 19 games and one overtime period.

Monticello 35, Nokomis 0

It didn’t take long for Monticello to show that it’s a different kind of team on offense this year.

Known the past few seasons as a predominantly running team, the Sages attempted 16 passes in the first half to nine rushes in building a 28-0 halftime lead en route to a 35-0 road victory against Nokomis Friday night.

Marlins win third straight conference meet

You can call it a three-peat.

The Monticello Marlins swim team is on quite a roll under coach Emma Espenschied. The Marlins won their third straight conference meet Saturday, combining for 321 points, good enough to comfortably defeat host Rantoul (288).

Marlins warm up for conference with dual-meet win

The Monticello Marlins took wins on the road against the Paxton Aquatic Wildcats in a swim meet held Saturday, July 19 in Paxton.

The Marlins earned the combined score victory with 304 points to Paxton’s 203. The girls had a 165-105 margin, while the boys outdistance their opponent 164-105.

Piatt County legion on five-game win streak

The Piatt County legion baseball team started last week with a disappointing loss to Charleston on Tuesday, June 17 – PC opened a 6-0 lead in the first two innings before surrendering seven runs in the bottom of the second and losing 9-7 – but things turned around quickly for a team that is now on a bit of a hot streak.

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