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Last season the St. Joseph-Ogden soccer team only lost six games.
This year, the team has already lost five.
On Sept. 4, the Spartans fell to Bismarck-Henning, 5-2.
Matt Tankersley scored the Spartan's two goals, one in the first half and one in the second.
Bismarck-Henning scored three goals in the first half and two in the second half.
The St. Joseph-Ogden High School volleyball team stretched its season-opening win streak to four matches and eight sets Wednesday night at Heritage.
The Spartans continued their flawless (at least on the scoreboard) play last week with a pair of road victories.
The Heritage volleyball team have a competitive schedule early on.
And their win loss record shows it.
"When playing a front loaded, very difficult schedule, you can start to get down on yourselves," said Heritage head coach Jeremy Richards.
Richards said it is his job as coach to motivate the team and keep them positive.
The Villa Grove/Heritage cross-country teams got their 2014 seasons underway with a pair of meets at St. Thomas More in Champaign, followed by one of the area’s top meets, the Cow Chip Classic, hosted by Chrisman this past Saturday.
The St. Joseph-Ogden girls cross country won the Kickapoo Kickoff on Sept. 2.
SJO placed first with a score of 36.
Urbana Uni High placed second with a score of 42.
Unity came in third with a score of 55.
Assistant coach Terri Rein said she thought the team worked well together.
A sound running game and a solid defense can produce wins for a high school football team.
Even those who have to wait more than two days to finish their game.
Villa Grove/Heritage held on to win 8-6 at Argenta-Oreana in a game that started last Friday but didn’t end until Monday evening.
Four trips up and down Interstate 57.
All for one win. But a mighty impressive victory it was.
The St. Joseph-Ogden cross country runners have one goal.
"I believe the goal of both the men and the women are to put themselves in position to win a trophy at the state meet," said SJO boys cross country coach Jason Retz said. "Both groups have seen success in junior high and in high school and are ready to take the next step to being one of the best teams in the state."
Last year, the Heritage volleyball team faced disappointment as they lost in a Class 1A sectional semi-final to Arthur-Lovington.
The Villa Grove/Heritage cross-country teams open their 2014 seasons this week with a pair of meets in Champaign at The High School of St. Thomas More.
The Blue Devils will run against the Sabers and a few other teams on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 pm. before returning on Saturday for the Saber Classic, starting at 10 a.m.