Salt Fork grad Taylor back in familiar confines

DANVILLE — There was an ironic element to Tuesday night's Prospect League showdown between the Danville Dans and Terre Haute Rex that may have gone overlooked by most in attendance at Danville Stadium.

Catching up with ex-area standouts in pro baseball

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with former area standouts playing in pro baseball:


OF Kevin Kiermaier, ex-Parkland, Rays

Prep pulse: July 2, 2018

Coaching changes are bound to happen in high school sports, for any number of reasons.

But it's hard to overlook just how many coaches have stepped aside following their respective 2017-18 campaigns.

Tons of well-known individuals have decided to move on from coaching, or jump from one leadership position to another.

2017-18 Prep Year in Review


1. Schlarman girls' basketball. Keith Peoples' Hilltoppers, led by Player of the Year Anaya Peoples, suffered just one loss all year en route to a Class 1A state title, the first in program history.

Salt Fork picks Desmond as next baseball skipper

CATLIN — Geoff Desmond's baseball involvement has strong ties to Vermilion County. First, playing at Danville High School and then Danville Area Community College before coming back to coach at his high school.

Little League Championship 2018

Plumber’s & Pipefitters vs. Illinois American Water in the 2018 Little League Championship game at Zahn Park in Champaign on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Little League Semi: Kuhn's vs. Illinois American Water

Kuhn's vs. Illinois  American Water in a Little League semi-final game at Zahnd Park in Champaign on Monday, June 25, 2018.

Little League Semi: Plumbers & Pipefitters vs. Campus Sportswear

Plumbers vs. Campus Sportswear in their Little League semi-final game at Zahnd Park in Champaign on Monday, June 25, 2018.