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2018 High School Football Preview

A one-stop shop of stories, radio interviews, photos and videos leading up to the 2018 season.

Purple Riders keep pressing forward

2018 prep football special section content

Our latest 20-page prep football special section dropped on Thursday, Aug. 23, and was jam-packed with alumni-based content.

We dedicated this issue to looking at the stars of yesteryear, reaching out to all of our area football programs to ask alumni what the sport means to them and the community.

UI roundup: Wolverines trounce Illini

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Katelynn Flaherty scored 27 points and No. 19 Michigan dominated Illinois 86-42 on Saturday night.

After the Illini (9-12, 0-7 Big Ten) scored the first five points of the game, Michigan went on a 21-2 run to take control of the game.

Prep highlights: Spartans keep perfect start intact

In boys' basketball

Leader Classic

Chicago Longwood 64, Armstrong-Potomac 46. Despite 15 points from Cameron Colunga, 14 points from Dalton Loschen and 13 points from Shawn Reardon, the Trojans met an 18-point defeat.

Missouri's Porter Jr. likely out for season

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The hype around this basketball season at Missouri reached unparalleled heights after first-year coach Cuonzo Martin was able to secure a commitment from five-star wing Michael Porter Jr. after hiring his father, Michael Porter Sr., on his first Tigers coaching staff.

Illinois women's hoops land graduate transfer

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois women's basketball coach Nancy Fahey added some veteran experience to her team's with the addition of Alli Ball on Tuesday.

As a graduate transfer, Ball is immediately eligible to play next season.

"Alli gives us added depth in our post position and her three years of collegiate playing experience is an added bonus," Fahey said.

Girls' track and field honor roll (through May 26)

Athlete School    Time/Distance

100 Meters 13.53

Boys' track and field honor roll (through May 26)

Athlete, School    Time/Distance

100 Meters

Area prep girls' soccer statistics (through May 23)


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