Parker headed to Purdue

ST. JOSEPH — All 40 rounds of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft eventually concluded Saturday night.

Dalton Parker didn’t keep refreshing Twitter on Saturday so the recent St. Joseph-Ogden graduate could see if he was one of 1,216 draft picks this June.

Parker plays waiting game

Dalton Parker will remember this past week for some time.

And this upcoming weekend possibly even longer.

The St. Joseph-Ogden pitcher could find himself a Major League Baseball draft pick at some point over the next 48 hours.

Blue Devils' season comes to an end


The Villa Grove/Heritage softball team saw its 2016 season come to a close in the first round of the Tuscola Class 2A Regional tournament when the Blue Devils dropped a 14-0 decision at Sullivan on Monday, May 16.

Hawks lose to Mahomet

The Villa Grove/Heritage baseball Hawks closed out their regular season with four games, including three contests against larger schools. The fact that the Hawks won just one of the four contests was overshadowed by the opportunity to work on different aspects of their game and the chance to keep the pitching staff loose and ready to go for the postseason.

Blue Devil takes eighth

The Villa Grove/Heritage girls’ track and field team closed out its season on Friday, May 13, by competing in the Salt Fork Class 1A sectional meet in Catlin.
The Blue Devils did not have anyone finish among the top six positions in any of the events, and did not receive a team score.

Girls advance to state

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With the girls’ state track and field championships on the horizon, the St. Joseph-Ogden Lady Spartans will be well represented in Charleston next weekend.

Spartans place second at Classic

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Boys take second at Classic

The track programs at St. Joseph-Ogden High School continue their success this season, and as conference and sectional meets draw closer, the level of competition among the athletes will increase along with the anticipation of those events.

VGH track in full swing

The Villa Grove/Heritage track and field teams have been in action outdoors lately after preparing for the season with some indoor meets.

The Blue Devils have been competing in smaller, four and five team meets before moving up to larger invitationals.

Jacobs signs with Millikin

Aysia Jacobs loves basketball.

The St. Joseph-Ogden senior, who averaged 15.9 points per game this season, loves basketball so much that the idea of not playing the sport in college never entered her head.

“It has always ran in my family,” she said. “I am the first one to go to college and play basketball, and that was my motivation.”

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