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His Williamsville High School football team was “down and really bummed out” at halftime despite a 21-7 lead, coach Aaron Kunz said, but the Bullets regained their mojo after halftime and rolled to a 56-28 win over visiting Vandalia in a Class 3A quarterfinal game at Paul Jenkins Field Saturday.

In years past, the week of parent/teacher conferences has “been a thorn in our side,” Williamsville High School football coach Aaron Kunz said Saturday after his Bullets ripped Du Quoin 48-14 in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs, but not this time.

The host Williamsville Bullets football team scored on its first five possessions Saturday and cruised to a 54-26 Class 3A playoff win over St. Joseph-Ogden in a game not nearly as close as the score indicated.

Conor McCormick completed all 10 of his passes for 178 yards and four touchdowns, and the visiting Williamsville High School varsity football team pummeled Pittsfield 55-14 Friday.

The Williamsville Junior High girls cross country team won the Class 2A Rushville-Industry Sectional Saturday and will compete at the state meet this weekend at Normal’s Maxwell Park.

Maroa-Forsyth coach Josh Jostes was obviously pleased when Bryson Boes scored the go-ahead touchdown for his Trojans late in the fourth quarter Friday at Williamsville’s Paul Jenkins Field.

The Williamsville Junior High softball team claimed a Class 3A Riverton Regional title Monday, defeating Athens 8-3.

The Williamsville Junior High girls cross country squad won its own Bee Bee Invite Saturday, its 53 points 32 ahead of Pleasant Plains.

The visiting Williamsville Junior High baseball team exploded for 14 runs in the final three innings Monday and whipped Bloomington 21-9 in its season opener. WJH trailed 8-7 heading to the fifth before netting four runs in that frame and the seventh along with six markers in the sixth.

The visiting Williamsville Junior High softball team scored five runs in the last two innings and swiped a 6-4 season-opening win from Glenwood Saturday.

It took two overtimes and a penalty kick shootout, but the Lutheran Crusaders girls soccer team outlasted Williamsville Saturday at a rainy Riverton Regional.

Williamsville varsity baseball coach Jess Buttry reached the 300-win plateau Saturday as the Bullets swept Southeast 11-1 and 6-3.

Bryce Newton twirled a three-hitter with seven strikeouts, and the host Williamsville varsity boys baseball team cruised past Staunton 8-1 last Wednesday.

The visiting Williamsville Bullets varsity softball team exploded for nine runs in the fifth inning Monday and knocked off previously unbeaten Tri-City/Sangamon Valley 12-1.

The calling card for the Williamsville High School varsity boys basketball team in recent years has often been suffocating defense.

Hayden Moore led four players in double figures with 15 points, and the host Williamsville varsity boys basketball team completed an unbeaten Sangamo Conference slate Friday night with a 53-46 win over Auburn.

Coach Nick Beard’s Williamsville varsity boys basketball team has more offensive weapons and balance than it has in the past, but the Bullets still hang their hat on their defense, and that was proven once again Tuesday night.

Lilly Doneghue scored her 1000th career point as part of a 16-point night, and the host Williamsville High School varsity girls basketball team whipped Sangamo Conference foe Maroa-Forsyth 52-42 Thursday night.

Grant Ripperda finished in second place and went over the 100-win mark, and the Riverton/Williamsville wrestling team competed at the rescheduled Marty Williams Invitational in Mahomet Monday.

Williamsville boys basketball coach Nick Beard was wary of long scoring droughts going into the Sangamon County Tournament final vs. Pleasant Plains Friday night at Cass Gym, and a particularly rough one in the second half helped doom the Bullets as the Cardinals claimed their third title in…

Williamsville High School boys basketball coach Nick Beard had a bad feeling going into halftime about his team’s game vs. Tremont Saturday night in the finals of the 25th annual Williamsville Holiday Tournament.

It only took one overtime this year, but the Williamsville Bullets varsity boys basketball team erased a 14-point third quarter deficit and edged past Pleasant Plains 56-53 Friday night at a packed and steamy Dave Root Court.

Williamsville boys basketball coach Nick Beard is worried where the Bullets will get their points from, after losing 60 percent of their scoring from last year.

Williamsville High School Athletic Director Adam Eucker is headed to San Antonio later this month, where he will be presenting the professional development program that has been developed and instituted for the Williamsville coaching staffs in recent months before the National Athletic Direc…

Williamsville High School senior Bradley Olysav signed last week to continue his academic and track careers at Division I Eastern Illinois University.

Lilly Doneghue always has loved basketball, but when the Williamsville High School girls soccer team advanced to state her freshman year, that changed.

Carlinville’s Kyle Dixon scored six touchdowns in the Cavaliers’ 40-7 win at Paxton-Buckley-Loda in the second round of the Class 3A football playoffs, so Williamsville coach Aaron Kunz was not going to let the talented senior beat his squad Saturday in Carlinville.

The Williamsville High School girls volleyball team won its first regional in three years Thursday night, as the third-seeded Bullets rolled past No. 2 seed Petersburg PORTA 25-21, 25-15.

Caroline Gwaltney led four Williamsville High School girls cross country runners in the top six with a second place finish, and the Bullets won the Sangamo Conference meet last Tuesday at Illini Central.

Williamsville football coach Aaron Kunz had high hopes for his offensive line this year, and if that unit replicates its performance Friday in future weeks, he will be quite the happy man.

The host Williamsville Junior High baseball team never trailed and claimed a 6-3 win over top seed Lincoln Magnet Monday in the Class 3A Williamsville Regional championship game.

Williamsville continued its mastery over Auburn with its 10th straight win in the series, 34-13 Friday at Auburn in Sangamo Conference action. 

The host Williamsville Lady Bullets girls golf team cruised to a dual meet win over Pana Thursday.

Williamsville High School football coach Aaron Kunz said his team got “outplayed” in the first half against Athens in the Sangamo Conference season opener Friday night at Paul Jenkins Field, but the Bullets managed to still lead 14-8 at the half, then controlled play after halftime in a 33-1…

Williamsville senior first baseman Danielle Dennis said she was just trying to hit the ball hard and find a hole in the stout St. Joseph-Ogden defense with the Bullets down to their last strike in the Athens Supersectional Monday.

The Williamsville Bullets baseball team rallied from a 6-2 deficit last Wednesday and eked past North Mac 8-7 in Sangamo Conference action.

The Williamsville varsity softball team scored seven unanswered runs to end the game and defeated Mt. Zion 7-4 last Wednesday in a battle of unbeatens.

Finally getting to perform in an outdoor meet, the Williamsville High School boys track team won a home quadrangular last Thursday.

Josh Gray went 4-for-5 at the plate, scored three times and knocked in seven runs Saturday afternoon for the Williamsville High School varsity baseball team as the Bullets trounced Tremont 21-4.

Payton Long tossed two no-hitters, and the Williamsville Lady Bullets varsity softball team won three times at the PORTA Slam at UIS Saturday.

Bryce Newton tossed six scoreless innings and struck out five, and the host Williamsville varsity boys baseball team blanked Argenta-Oreana 7-0 last Wednesday.

Molly Walter drove in Mackenzie McCormick with the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning Thursday as the visiting Williamsville Lady Bullets softball team nipped Olympia 2-1.

The Williamsville Bullets boys basketball team was outscored 12-4 in the second period and never recovered in a 54-43 loss to eventual Class 2A Farmington Sectional champion Deer Creek-Mackinaw last Wednesday.

The top-seeded Williamsville Bullets boys basketball team exploded for 30 points in the fourth quarter Friday night to rally past Pleasant Plains 63-55 in the finals of the Class 2A Auburn Regional.