Pinning to winning

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ST. JOSEPH - Urbana's Jaylan Goines ties up St. Joseph-Ogden's Corbin Smith during the 190-pound match at Saturday's Quad Meet at the high school. Goines scored six point for his team after securing the match by pin in 33 seconds on the SJO junior. Despite the victory, the Tigers went on to lose the match with a final score, 58-21. See more photos of Urbana wrestlers in action at the December 2, 2023 meet here ...

Sack attack

St. Joseph-Ogden's Braxton Waller
ST. JOSEPH - Braxton Waller celebrates his second-half sack after putting Carlinville quarterback Rex Reels into the turf at Dick Duval Field on Saturday, October 28. After a slow first half, St. Joseph-Ogden rallied in the second putting four additional TDs on the scoreboard to win their first-round playoff game, 38-15. "I thought our defense did a tremendous job adjusting as the game went on," said head coach Shawn Skinner. "They did a super job." The Spartans advance to the second-round and travel to Roxana to take on the Shells at 3pm for their second-round contest. See more photos here ...
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St. Joseph-Ogden secures playoff spot with win over PBL

PAXTON - Tanner Siems and Coy Taylor celebrate the first of three touchdown receptions by Siems in St. Joseph-Ogden's road game at Paxton-Buckley-Loda on October 19, 2023. After scoring on this 23 yard play, Siems hauled in an 11 and 37-yard pass for SJO touchdowns. Taylor also caught a 30-yard pass in the rout at Zimmerman Field in PBL. The Spartans went on to defeat the host Panthers, 34-20. See more photos from this game here.
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Unity wins third cross country state final

PEORIA - Unity's Emily Decker runs in the Class 1A championship race at the IHSA State Cross Country State Finals on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Decker was the third Rocket athlete to cross the finish line, finishing her race in 18 minutes and 22.60 seconds. Unity turned in a final top-five score of 109 to win the small school title a third-consecutive season. See more photos from this year's state cross country meet here ...
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