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Rettig, Cobras rout Danville

SPRINGFIELD — The regular season ended with a loss to Danville Area Community College for the Parkland baseball team.

It was one of the few blips on an otherwise sterling regular season for the Cobras.

Getting in the swing: Parkland golf heads to nationals

Q&A with coach Corbin Sebens

The Parkland men’s golf coach spoke on the team’s upcoming schedule:

Not just one guy

On campus: Baseball, softball seasons wrapping up

— The Great Lakes Valley Conference recently named two area athletes to its all-conference baseball teams. Illinois-Springfield junior Cole Taylor, from Salt Fork, was named to the first team, and University of Indianapolis junior Storm Joop, from St. Thomas More, was named to the second team.

Parkland baseball clicking ahead of Region 24 tournament

CHAMPAIGN — "A well-oiled machine."

That's how Parkland baseball catcher and leading hitter Jordyn Muffley described the Cobras (47-7-1) ahead of the Region 24 tournament, which begins Thursday at Springfield's Claude Kracik Field.

NJCAA baseball: Parkland vs. Danville

Parkland Community College hosted Danville in Champaign Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Jaguars softball earns first national tourney berth

DANVILLE — Matt Cervantes' Danville Area Community College softball team led 2-1 through 41/2 innings in Thursday's NJCAA Division II District P Championship series opener against Cottey (Mo.) College.

Top of the Morning, May 11, 2017

Five years ago, Matt Cervantes took a knee to propose to Kelley Wedel at the end of an Illinois softball game (Heather Coit's memorable photo gallery is at right). The happy couple's story keeps getting better.

On campus: Former Bulldog Young takes meet honor

— Senior Morgan Young, from Mahomet-Seymour, was named the Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Female Athlete of the Meet at the conference track and field championships. The Carthage weightperson successfully defended her 2016 titles in both the shot put and discus with throws of 46 feet, 6 inches and 154-4, respectively, as well as placing second in the hammer throw at 170-2.

UPDATE: Ex-Tuscola star needs 'healing time'

A former three-sport standout at Tuscola continues to recover from serious head injuries he sustained on Sunday during a junior college baseball game.

Nick Bates remained in intensive care at a St. Louis hospital when The News-Gazette spoke with Steve Bates, Nick’s father, on Monday afternoon, but Steve said his son is in stable condition.

Tough event awaits Parkland softball squad

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland claimed a trio of M-WAC championships in the fall, with men's and women's soccer and volleyball all bringing the title back to Champaign. The men's and women's basketball teams did the same this past winter.