Troy Gentle

Troy Gentle

Area boys' swimming and diving leaders: Jan. 8, 2019

200 Medley Relay

School Time

Champaign Central 1:48.11

Centennial 1:48.48

Urbana 1:54.40

Mahomet-Seymour 2:02.13

Danville 2:14.28

200 Freestyle

Swimmer, School Time

Lane Wagner, Danville 1:49.75

Ryan Wierschem, Champaign Central 1:50.23

Cole Grimes, Centennial 1:54.90

Area girls' basketball leaders: Jan. 4, 2019

Scoring

Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG

Al. Franklin, AOC 122 35 312 19.5 30

Young, Oakwood 145 67 347 18.3 25

Houpt, Danville 51 36 145 18.1 25

Willis, Ch. Central 90 20 230 17.7 19

Knudsen, Unity 119 33 298 17.5 24

Herschberger, ALAH 97 73 294 17.3 27

Meidel, BHRA 124 55 309 17.2 28

Area boys' swimming and diving leaders: Jan. 1, 2019

200 Medley Relay

School Time

Champaign Central 1:48.11

Centennial 1:49.30

Urbana 2:00.62

Mahomet-Seymour 2:03.17

Danville 2:14.28

200 Freestyle

Swimmer, School TimeLane Wagner, Danville 1:49.75

Ryan Wierschem, Champaign Central 1:51.55

Cole Grimes, Centennial 1:54.90

Area boys' swimming and diving leaders: Dec. 18, 2018

200 Medley Relay

School Time

Champaign Central 1:48.11

Centennial 1:49.30

Urbana 2:00.62

Mahomet-Seymour 2:03.17

Danville 2:14.28

200 Freestyle

Swimmer, School Time

Lane Wagner, Danville 1:49.75

R. Wierschem, Champaign Central 1:51.55

Cole Grimes, Centennial 1:54.90

Rachel Fuller | A story that will stay with you

By RACHEL FULLER

Elizabeth Acevedo's bestselling young adult novel "The Poet X" follows Xiomara Batista, a young girl in Harlem who feels unheard but is yearning to develop her own voice. Her voice, she finds, can be hard to share while also living with(in) the expectations of family.

Where are they now? 1993 All-Area football team

Contributor TROY GENTLE took a look back at The News-Gazette's 1993 All-Area football first team for our 2018 prep football special section:

2018 prep football preview: Ex-area athletes in college

Contributor TROY GENTLE compiled a list of former area athletes currently competing in college football for our 2018 prep football special section:

Ex-Illini, ex-area players in pro baseball: July 31, 2018

MAJOR LEAGUES

OF Kevin Kiermaier, ex-Parkland, Rays

Ex-area standouts in pro baseball: July 17, 2018

MAJOR LEAGUES

OF Kevin Kiermaier, ex-Parkland, Rays

Kiermaier went 9 for 33 last week with a home run against Detroit on Wednesday to go with six RBI. He also threw out a runner at home and managed not to get hurt during two bench-clearing brawls against the Twins on Sunday.

RHP Tanner Roark, ex-Illini, Nationals

Catching up with ex-area standouts in pro baseball

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with former area standouts playing in pro baseball:

MAJOR LEAGUES

OF Kevin Kiermaier, ex-Parkland, Rays

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