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All Prep Sports Content

Boys' soccer: Nifty 50

The News-Gazette's preseason Nifty 50, boys' soccer style

Kroner's Soccer Insider

This is the fourth straight year the Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys' soccer program hasn't had the same head coach in consecutive seasons.

And yet, there is continuity in the program that is entering its ninth year of existence.

Coaches corner: Soccer

Coaches Corner

For the fifth consecutive year, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner contacted every boys' soccer coach from conferences in our area for their thoughts on the upcoming season. Here they are, league by league:

Positive spin on tap at Schlarman Classic

Watseka, Tuscola solve problem areas

Fred Kroner's prep volleyball insider

Each Wednesday, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will review volleyball action from the previous week


Chisholm's big day powers Maroons

Pirie, Gooch help Storm; Dombroskis lift Chargers golf; Urbana tennis rolls


Prep football insider

Each Monday, staff writer Marcus Jackson will offer his views on the high school football scene:

Dombroski goes low, helps Chargers soar

Blue Ridge claims Uni High soccer tourney

GIBSON CITY – Jenna Dombroski fired a 69 for medalist honors as Centennial won the team title at Saturday's Falcon Invitational at the par- 72 Railside Golf Club.

Palmer, Villa Grove run wild

VILLA GROVE – Jake Palmer rushed for 159 yards on four carries and scored twice to lead Villa Grove to a 38-20 win against Knoxville on Saturday.

"It was just one of those things where we are an option team. Jake is reading the option well. It is going to be difficult for teams to defend all of our threats on the option," Blue Devils coach Chad Musselman said.

Monticello has rough second half

MONTICELLO – It was a tale of two halves for the Monticello football team.

Poor execution and mental breakdowns in the second half led to a frustrating 48-19 loss to Moweaqua Central A&M on Friday night.