Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

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.

Boys' basketball storylines: All lined up for offseason workouts

Falcons balance busy schedule

GIBSON CITY — Preparing to defend a state championship is an important task for any prep program. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football is experiencing that firsthand after capturing the Class 2A crown last November.

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.