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2018 N-G All-Area Baseball Team

A photo collection of The News-Gazette's 29th annual Baseball All-Area First Team.

Little League: Kuhn's vs. Wampler

Little League tournament quarterfinal game between Kuhn's and Wampler at Eisner Park in Champaign on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Top of the Morning, June 19, 2018

Did you play Little League baseball in Champaign-Urbana?

Oakwood Wall of Fame Class

 Monday’s event initially started as a meet-and-greet for fans of MLB Catcher Darrin Fletcher, former Chicago Bears offensive guard Cameron Lee and professional dirt track/stock car driver Bobby Pierce at the Oakwood McDonald’s. The trio signed autographs, posed for photos and raised funds for the Oakwood baseball diamond’s improvement.

Top of the Morning, June 15, 2018

Local stars will be on display Monday at the Oakwood McDonald's, News-Gazette Media's J.J. LOCKWOOD (Oakwood Class of '89) reports.

Brewers draft former Champaign Central standout

Alec Barger's ongoing rise through the ranks of organized baseball reached another high point — with this one occurring on the professional level.

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Barger, a 2016 Champaign Central graduate, in Wednesday's portion of the MLB draft. Barger was taken in the 16th round, 485th overall.

VIDEO: 2A State Baseball Third Place: Tuscola Vs. Herscher

Video highlights from the Class 2A state baseball third-place game between Tuscola and Herscher on Saturday, June 2, at Dozer Park in Peoria.

Prep pulse: June 4, 2018

When Tuscola senior Cale Sementi induced a seventh-inning flyout from Herscher junior Reece Harrod in Saturday's Class 2A state baseball third-place game, the 2017-18 high school sports campaign ended for The News-Gazette's coverage area.

Can't wait for more? Circle these 10 dates on next season's preps calendar

Aug. 24, 2018

Friday night lights. Marching bands. Student sections. Pork chop sandwiches. That's right, the high school football season kicks off this night. Defending Class 2A state champion Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley opens at Ford County rival Paxton-Buckley-Loda, one of many marquee games set for the next nine weeks.

Senior-laden Warriors place third in state

PEORIA — Statistically speaking, pulling Dalton Hoel from a baseball game in favor of a pinch runner is somewhere between unheard of and straight-up crazy.

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