Prep Sports

Leader Classic starts Wednesday

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
nmaberry@news-gazette.com

The 29th annual Leader Classic starts this week. The tournament is special to St. Joseph-Ogden Head Coach Brian Brooks as well as the hosting Spartans.


Brooks wins 300th

St. Joseph-Ogden head basketball coach Brian Brooks has seen a lot of milestones in his 14 years in charge, and on Saturday, there was another accolade added to the list of accomplishments.


Spartans defeat Salt Fork

With the high school girls’ basketball season in full swing, the St. Joseph-Ogden Lady Spartans had a couple of games this past week, and split the two contests against a pair of formidable opponents.

Teutopolis 54 SJO 49


Spartans show well against Tuscola

As the St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country season heads into the stretch run towards the post-season, some of the younger runners that may or may not be in the top seven for the boys and girls got to showcase their talents on Tuesday at Kickapoo State Park in Danville.  


Spartans dominate Illini Prairie

The St. Joseph-Ogden girls’ volleyball team bounced back in a nice way from their loss to St. Thomas More one week ago, by winning three consecutive matches over some powerhouse teams in Class 2A and 3A this past week.
Last Monday evening, the Spartans traveled to Maroa-Forsyth to take on a Trojan team that used to be in the Okaw Valley Conference with SJO.  


Soccer looking to rebound

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
nmaberry@news-gazette.com

The St. Joseph-Ogden soccer team started this week trying to begin a new winning streak.
Prior to Monday’s home match with Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond, the Spartans lost all three matches last week, all against Illini Prairie Conference foes.


Spartans defeat Panthers

By JIM COTTER
FOR THE LEADER

After a successful weekend tournament in Mahomet that saw the SJO girls’ volleyball team capture third place with a 4-1 record on the day, the Spartans were back in action on Tuesday evening, when they welcomed the PBL Panthers to St. Joseph for a non-conference match.


Cross Country has strong showing

By JIM COTTER
FOR THE LEADER

With the cross- country season nearing the halfway point of the season, both the St. Joseph-Ogden boys’ and girls’ teams are getting their rosters together for the stretch run towards the postseason.
Last Tuesday, both teams competed against Monticello at Kickapoo State Park near Danville, and both squads finished second to the Sages.


SJO falls to Unity

By JIM COTTER
FOR THE LEADER

The St. Joseph-Ogden-Unity rivalry has been entertaining fans of both schools for many decades, and no matter the talent on the field, the stakes are always high when both teams meet and records are thrown out the window. 


Spartans fall to Saints

 


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