GRAYVILLE — Upon arriving in Champaign back in the late 1960s, Ken Pritchett didn’t have a venue his Parkland College men’s basketball team could call its own.
A place where they could play games. Or even practice.
But it didn’t matter to the first men’s basketball coach in Cobras history.
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CHAMPAIGN — So far, only one team has claimed victory over the Eastern Illinois Baseball League’s first-place team, the Buckley Dutchmasters.
In Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Champaign Dream ended Buckley’s nine-game winning streak with a 6-3 victory. The Dutchmasters’ previous loss was to the Dream on June 5 in Buckley.
DANVILLE — Jim Acklin has served many roles in his life.
Principal. Administrator. Attempted politician.
Now the Ogden resident will take on another one this fall: college cross-country coach.
By JOEY FIGUEROA
SAVOY — The 63rd UI Open crowned a champion Sunday, and it was a closer competition than may have been expected after a lopsided first round.
By JOEY FIGUEROA
SAVOY — Roughly seven years ago, David Keenan was a junior at Salt Fork High School with one goal in mind: earn a scholarship to play collegiate golf.
Fast forward to the end of Saturday’s opening day at the 63rd UI Open, and Keenan holds a commanding 5-stroke lead at an event he’s never won.
PAXTON — Robb Wicks drove in the game-tying and game-winning runs for the Buckley Dutchmasters in their 3-2 victory Sunday over the Paxton Swedes, kicking off a doubleheader.
Wicks’ mood after the game — in which Buckley rallied from one-run deficits in both the eighth and ninth innings — was more remorseful than prideful.
— Elizabeth Everingham, from St. Joseph-Ogden, was named to both the Atlantic 10 second-team All-Conference and All-Academic lists. The third baseman concluded her career as the Saint Louis University leader in assists, as well as being tied for second in home runs, third in RBI and walks, fourth in starts and total bases, and fifth in hits, games and sacrifice flies.
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland baseball has imposed a 24-hour rule following big wins late in the season.
The Cobras allow themselves to celebrate the win for one day. Just 24 hours. Then it’s on to the next goal.