Michael named EIU AD

Tom Michael will have his eyes and ears open when he heads to Charleston as Eastern Illinois’ newest athletic director.

Blue Devils have five named to All-Area team

Although they finished their first year as a co-op team with a sub-.500 record, the hard work of the Villa Grove/Heritage softball team was recognized by the News-Gazette.

 Five members of the Blue Devils were named to the newspaper’s All-Area Team last month.

Leading the VG/H contingent was senior infielder/pitcher Miranda Pruitt, who received special mention recognition.

St. Joseph-Ogden place seven on All-Area softball team

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School softball program was well-represented when the News-Gazette named its All-Area Team this week.

A total of seven Spartans were were honored with All-Area designations, with two players named to the first team, one to the second team, while two received special mention and two more were given honorable mention status.

A season to cherish

The St. Joseph-Ogden baseball season didn't reach its intended destination.

More changes coming to Okaw?

The revamped Okaw Valley Conference St. Joseph-Ogden is set to join this upcoming school year might get another revamping.

In early May the Sangamo Conference voted to invite Maroa-Forsyth into the league.

Spartans built for the future

  Even though they did not make it to the sectional championship game this season, 2014 was anything but a failure for the St. Joseph-Ogden High School girls’ softball team.

Season comes to an end for Spartans

The Tremont Turks managed just one run off St. Joseph-Ogden starting pitcher Tori Witruk on May 29 in  Paxton but that was enough to eliminate the Spartans from the Illinois High School Association’s Class 2A sectional softball tournament.

Tremont’s 1-0 victory ended the Spartans’ season.

A tough one to lose

Only one baseball team in Class 2A ultimately winds up euphoric and ecstatic when the season ends.

The state champion.

For more than two months, St. Joseph-Ogden had the look and feel of a team that could contend for a Class 2A state title.

Giving it their all

The day the podiums come out at the state track and field meet is one all competitors look forward to.

Finding a spot is something all athletes strive for all season.

The St. Joseph-Ogden boys track and field team competed in two events last Saturday during the Class 1A finals, but were unable to come away with any athletes on the podium.

Gifford-Flatville tops Robins in E.I. baseball

Connor Allen and Jeff Woods each had three hits for Paxton. The teams combined for 29 hits in the nine-inning first game.

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