Retiring executive sports editor Fred Kroner has seen a lot in his 34 years at The News-Gazette. Each Sunday until his last day, he'll share his most memorable stories:
Every day, it seems, is a memorable day for me. Maybe that’s because I still enjoy the job I do, even after four decades.
URBANA — Small things are vital in basketball.
There’s nothing smaller within Centennial’s program than senior Terrion Howard. At 5-foot-5, he is 8 inches shorter than the team’s next-smallest starter.
On Friday, he was the biggest factor as the Chargers returned to their winning ways with a 65-56 Big 12 Conference victory at Urbana’s Oscar Adams Gymnasium.
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Brian Moline and Scott Beatty have the play-by-play for this Big 12 conference matchup between crosstown rivals. The Chargers won 65-56 behind 19 points from senior Terrion Howard and 16 from freshman Tim Finke.
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ST. JOSEPH — Paxton-Buckley-Loda won a defensive struggle in its first Leader Classic game, defeating Chrisman 47-37 on Thursday night.
“I told the guys that was a great defensive effort,” PBL coach Adam Schonauer said. “I thought the energy was really good. We were active and rotated well. We got better at containing the dribble and did a really good job rebounding.”