Colin Likas

Colin Likas

Get to know the 15th all-area boys’ golf first team

Connor Birky, Sr., Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley

Sullivan's Richter is boys' golf Coach of the Year

Boys' Golf Coach of the Year:


Ben Richter

On the path to greatness, Bowie learns to cherish the journey

CHAMPAIGN — Alaina Bowie takes a measured approach — not just toward golf, but toward life as a whole.

Her golf coach at St. Thomas More acknowledges as much.

Alan Dodds describes the junior as "very much an intellectual" and "a deep thinker." He believes that out of the 700 to 800 shots Bowie took in the 2018 season, "there was probably only one I would have done differently."

Monday's prep highlights: Curtis knocks down 7 triples

In girls' basketball:

Prairie Central Turkey Tournament

Eureka 57, Mahomet-Seymour 50.

Meet the first team | 2018 N-G All-Area girls' golf

Alaina Bowie, Jr. | St. Thomas More

2018 All-Area girls' golf teams

All-Area First Team


Alaina Bowie Jr. St. Thomas More

Mia Kirby So. St. Thomas More

Mackenzie McCoy Sr. Champaign Central

Claire Sherrick Sr. Centennial

Shannon Spangler Sr. GCMS

Molly Stringer Jr. Monticello

All-Area Second Team


Sidney Hood Jr. Fisher

2018 football, volleyball, boys' soccer schedules/results


Aug. 25    vs. South Beloit        W 42-0        1-0

Prep pulse: Nov. 12, 2018

Our rankings don't take a break. Over the previous few months, you've seen me rate 10 area programs in volleyball, football and boys' soccer each week. Now, we're moving along to the winter sports.

Warriors can't slow down host Trojans in state quarterfinal loss

MAROA — Tuscola football's seniors stood shoulder to shoulder on one of the 40-yard lines at Walter Boyd Field.

Nearly all of them shed tears as coaches and underclassmen rolled through the line to deliver hugs and words of appreciation.