Spartans start season with 12 wins

So far, so good.

Great actually.

The St. Joseph-Ogden baseball team took an unblemished record into play this week after picking up four wins in four days last week.

SJO (12-0, 2-0 Sangamon Valley Conference) was slated to play at Oakwood on Monday and at Paxton-Buckley-Loda on Tuesday, but results were not available at press time.

SJO runs past foes

The St. Joseph-Ogden boys track and field team went to St. Thomas More last Thursday afternoon.

And had themselves a day.

The Spartans easily out-distanced, out-paced and out-jumped nearly every competitor en route to a first-place finish at the five-team Saber Invite.

Spartans win three out of four

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School softball team extended their winning streak to six games  by defeating Champaign Centennial last Wednesday  for the second time in less than a week, then taking two of three at the Mahomet-Seymour Invitational last Saturday.

SJO sweeps Wooden Shoes at home to start 8-0

The weather hasn’t exactly been ideal for the St. Joseph-Ogden baseball team the first few weeks of the season.

The results, however, have been ideal. To say the last.

SJO entered this week with a perfect 8-0 record on the season.

Off and Running

After months of preseason practice and indoor meets, the St. Joseph-Ogden track and field teams are finally outside.

Although good luck in determining what the weather will look like during the early portion of the outdoor season.

Regardless of the unpredictable elements, the SJO girls track and field team had a solid showing at its first big outdoor meet of the season.

Blue Devils win first game of season

The Villa Grove/Heritage softball team, like other spring sports teams in the area, has been losing as many games to the weather as they have on the playing fields.

Since a loss to Salt Fork at Broadlands on March 19, the Blue Devils went over a week before their next game, a March 28 contest at Heritage High School against Bismarck-Henning.

Spartans take Rantoul Invite title for sixth straight year


 The fact that the St. Joseph-Ogden High School softball team won the championship of the Rantoul Invitational Tournament for the sixth consecutive year was foremost in Coach Randy Wolken’s mind last Saturday evening.

The fact that the Spartans were able to play three games in relatively mild weather was another sticking point.

Season in review

The St. Joseph-Ogden boys basketball team's season ended short of its ultimate destination.
Downtown Peoria and Carver Arena were on the minds of the SJO program and its fan base after the Spartans' Class 2A fourth-place finish took place there in 2013.

Pruitt to play for Lincoln Trail

Miranda Pruitt is a team player.
“Miranda is willing to do whatever you ask and whatever is best for the team,” said former Heritage softball head coach Lisa Boyer. “She is a good leader, organized and you can trust her.”
Pruitt, a 2013 honorable mention for the News-Gazette All-Area team, said she knows the importance of team work.

Spartans lead SVC boys team to victory

Two St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans led the Sangamon Valley Conference to victory at the Heart of Illinois vs. Sangamon Valley Conference All-Star game.
The SVC team, coached by SJO head coach Brian Brooks defeated the HOIC 80-77.
The HOIC led the game for all four quarters until a last minute shot by SJO’s Nate Michael cut the SVC deficit to 75-74.

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