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HS Baseball: Central vs. BHRA 2019

Champaign Central vs. Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin in a season-opening prep baseball game at Central's new field on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Former Danville star homers for Astros

Former News-Gazette All-Area Player of the Year Chuckie Robinson is making the most of his spring training opportunity with the Houston Astros.

The former Danville High star hit a three-run home run against the Mets on Sunday. Watch the video here.

Prep pulse: Dec. 24, 2018

Overshadowed by recent news of IHSA football going to a district scheduling format was a report just a short time earlier that affects many other high school sports.

Last Monday, the IHSA released enrollment classifications for fall sports during the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 school years. This is the first piece of the IHSA's new two-year classification format.

Signing Day 2018-19: Locals heading to college

Photos from local high school athletes during the 2018-19 school year signing with their various colleges to continue athletic careers. Submit your photo at clikas@news-gazette.com.

Centennial announces 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame class

CHAMPAIGN -- Eleven individuals will be inducted into the Centennial High School Athletics Hall of Fame next year, Unit 4 Schools announced Monday.

This is the second group selected to the Chargers' hall. It indclues a variety of athletes, with one alumnus from 1970 and another from 2010.

Central's Milton commits to Illinois baseball

CHAMPAIGN — Connor Milton is officially a trendsetter.

The Champaign Central junior on Monday night verbally committed to Dan Hartleb’s University of Illinois baseball program through a tweet. The decision came two days after the orange and blue offered Milton during an official visit.

Danville ready to prove worth in American Legion tournament

DANVILLE — It's time to move on.

The controversy surrounding American Legion baseball's Illinois state tournament is in the rearview mirror, according to Danville Post 210 Gold coach Allan Shepherd.

Now, Shepherd wants his club to prepare for the Great Lakes Regional and a shot at the Legion national championship.

Bacys has Danville's seal of approval

DANVILLE — For the last 11 years, B.J. Luke sat at the top tier of Danville High School sports.

That changed last week when Luke retired from his role as athletic director. It didn't take him long to espouse the new man in charge.

"He'll do a nice job for us," Luke said. "And he dresses better than I do."

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

MAJOR LEAGUES

OF Kevin Kiermaier, ex-Parkland, Rays

Judah Christian starting anew with Perez

CHAMPAIGN — Adrian Perez never imagined himself becoming a high school athletic director, and his career path to this point didn't really suggest the possibility.

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