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Ex-Charger Peacock rising to new heights

CHAMPAIGN — Cliff Hastings hears the same thing nearly every time Miaya Peacock lines up on the outside to take swings during warmups.

“Before even warmups start, a common question is, ‘Oh, is your main outside hurt? I see your (defensive specialist) is playing outside for you,’ ” Hastings said.
He has just one answer for that particular question.

Gross' change of heart perfect for Parkland volleyball

CHAMPAIGN — Laura Gross had her plan set. She was going to follow a standout career at Schlarman with four years at McKendree, scholarship offer in hand.

Then McKendree coach Lisa Orlet left the team in the middle of last season — a change that forced Gross to re-evaluate her decision. If McKendree wasn’t the place she wanted to be, maybe Parkland was.

High school bulletin board: Urbana athletics honors six

Six honored by Urbana athletics
Four former multi-sport athletes were inducted into the Urbana Hall of Fame last Friday during halftime of the Tigers’ football game against Peoria Notre Dame.

Parkland grad behind home plate for Cards-Cubs

Folks in Champaign might recognize the man calling balls and strikes during today's National League Division Series game at Wrigley Field involving the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.

Mark Carlson, a Parkland graduate who played baseball for the Cobras, is the home plate umpire for today's pivotal Game 4 in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 3:37 p.m.

Sunday Conversation: Cliff Hastings

The Parkland volleyball team is rolling through another season unbeaten, ranked No. 1 in the country and with its sights set on a return trip to the NJCAA Division II National Championships — and a national title this time around.

Women's Soccer: Parkland vs. Lincoln

Parkland vs. Lincoln in a women's soccer game at Parkland in Champaign on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Beckman firing tidbits: Area reaction, big numbers

Staff writer Paul Wood talked with students on the Urbana campus about the dismissal of football coach Tim Beckman:

Pool leads Buckley to E.I. Baseball title

GIFFORD — Buckley’s Dutch Masters won a baseball game on Sunday that was historic in significance.

A 6-1 triumph over Royal enabled Buckley to win the 80th Eastern Illinois Baseball League tournament championship and secure a tie for the most E.I. postseason titles won with 13.

Area athletes in pro baseball: Aug. 16 update


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Area athletes in pro baseball: Aug. 9 update

Troy Gentle provides a weekly update of former area hurlers and hitters currently playing professional baseball: