Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Meet Jalen Quinn, the area’s next rising star

TUSCOLA — Justin Bozarth follows grassroots basketball during the summer when he’s not coaching.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: the lost Loane tapes

My look through the WDWS archives was complete...or so I thought.

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."

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.

Griffin making most of his summer break before joining Illini

DANVILLE — Caleb Griffin isn't used to having this much downtime.

As a four-year, four-sport athlete at Danville High School, the recent graduate competed in football, soccer, basketball and baseball. That made it easy for Griffin to fill his calendar — on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.

Now, Griffin is waiting.

News-Gazette All-Area content from 2017-18 school year

We're getting close to starting another school year, which means prep sports are on the horizon. When area golf teams are able to kick off their respective campaigns come Aug. 9, things officially will be in full swing.

Rare air

UPDATE: July 17, 2018

While waiting for the 2018-19 academic year to begin, preps coordinator Colin Likas has had some time to (finally) update our list of all-time area 1,000-point scorers.

Prep pulse: July 16, 2018

Mistakes always happen in the world of journalism. There are many different stories and ideas writers are looking to tackle at any given time, and this allows oversights to happen more readily than any writer would be proud to admit.

That being said, I feel the need to offer an additional apology for a severe mistake that was printed in last Tuesday's News-Gazette.

Black leaves Oakwood for gig with Redskins

SULLIVAN — Craig Black was happy serving as the Oakwood boys' basketball coach.

The four-year leader helmed the Comets to a Vermilion County Tournament title and the Vermilion Valley Conference crown last season, after all.

But there are times when an opportunity rolls around that's too good to pass up. And Black found that with the Sullivan boys' basketball program.

Maroons must retool roster after losing four of five starters

CHAMPAIGN — Tim Finke no longer wears the Champaign Central maroon and white, trading in those colors for the Grand Canyon purple, black and white.