Boyce makes a splash
Urbana University High swimmer Lisa Boyce has participated in six meets this sea-son and established pool records in five of them.
A look at the area Teams of the Week:
FISHER – Tune in to the Big Ten Network on a Tuesday night and you'll see a behind-the-scenes look at Illinois football on "The Journey: Illinois Football." It took Ron Zook & Co. a while to get used to the idea of having cameras follow them around regularly, but they're adjusting.
Last week in Fisher, the folks had their shot at being TV stars for a day when an ESPN crew came to town to film a segment for the sports magazine show "E:60."
Three area boys' teams and two girls' squads are in the cross-country state rankings compiled by Dyestat.
The News-Gazette's Fred Kroner examines the top athletes in Unity High School history.
Champaign Central will induct four members into its Hall of Fame during Saturday's C Club dinner. A look at the Class of 2008:
WATSEKA – The Watseka offense was among the area's best entering its Week 3 showdown against Sangamon Valley Conference rival St. Thomas More. The Warriors had scored an area-best 102 points in two wins but were held to six in Friday's loss against the Sabers.
Each Thursday, legendary sports writer Lou Engel will check in:
It's hard to believe this is my 41st year of covering sports in The News-Gazette circulation area.
There have been a lot of changes since I arrived in the area in 1968. For one thing, I was driving a Chrysler New Yorker to cover football games that fall for the now-defunct Champaign-Urbana Courier. I moved to The News-Gazette shortly before the Courier closed its doors for good in the spring of 1979.
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