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Cobras are ready for the rematch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Parkland volleyball will have waited exactly 365 days for its chance to exact some revenge against Coffeyville.

The wait ends today.

Cobra's ready to take their best shot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Parkland volleyball was well aware of which two opponents would likely be awaiting the Cobras in the business end of this weekend's national tournament.

Johnson County and defending champion Coffeyville, both from Kansas. But, first the Cobras had to win two matches.

Mission accomplished.

Cobras vie to make more noise on national level

CHAMPAIGN — Cliff Hastings knows he's competing against unlimited candy and costumes tonight.

"For all those people who don't want to give out candy and want an excuse to be elsewhere," the Parkland volleyball coach said, "here's an option."

Here is Dodds Athletic Center, the home venue for the Cobras as they host Frontier at 6 p.m. tonight in a Region 24 semifinal match.

Cobras strike first against Blue Storm, advance to semifinals

CHAMPAIGN — The sequel produced the same result as the original, and for the Parkland men's soccer team, that was just what the Cobras needed.

Parkland Soccer vs. Southwestern Illinois

Parkland men's soccer faces Southwestern Illinois during a Region 24 quarterfinal match Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Parkland College in Champaign.

Newcomers keep Cobras contending

CHAMPAIGN — What happened two years ago with Parkland men's soccer is a good memory.

But the trip to the NJCAA Division I national tournament is one the current Mark Sikora-coached Cobras have little recollection of.

"Every two year-cycle, you have new guys," said Sikora, in his 12th season leading Parkland. "It's old hat to us, but for these guys, it's brand new."

McHale chosen to lead program

CHAMPAIGN — Brendan McHale's nearly two decades supervising Carle Foundation Hospital's orthopedics and sports medicine department established contacts with dozens of athletic directors in the area.

He reached out to some of them when he was considering applying for the open Parkland College athletic director position.

Tim Mitchell's MLB Power Poll: Sept. 9, 2018

Staff writer Tim Mitchell loves the National Pastime. Here's this week's MLB power poll:


1. Red Sox (1)

They want to get Chris Sale and David Price healthy for the post-season.

2. Astros (3)

Hector Rondon took a line drive off his pitching hand.

3. Yankees (2)

Ex-Illini, ex-area players in pro baseball: July 31, 2018


OF Kevin Kiermaier, ex-Parkland, Rays

Goebel has sights set on full-time job at Parkland

CHAMPAIGN — Jon Goebel plans to apply for the permanent Parkland baseball coaching job.

It's in his competitive nature, after all.

The former Parkland pitching coach and recruiting coordinator was tabbed the Cobras' interim coach on Sunday, replacing Dave Garcia. At least temporarily.