Boys Golf

Boys Golf

Area golf: 2019 tournament schedule

Events can be emailed to This list will run periodically throughout the golf season


April 17 Women's Association Kick-Off Lake Of The Woods 217-586-2183

April 20 MGA-4 Person Scramble Harrison Park 217-431-2266

April 27 Royal Giant Outing Willow Pond 217-893-9000

Prep pulse: April 15, 2019

The Prep Tour is a youth golf series that draws some of the best and brightest duffers from around the state — and occasionally beyond.

Franklin Middle School eighth-grader Wade Schacht certainly deserves to have those two adjectives placed next to his name after his recent achievement.

Outgoing LOVC members name new conference

Fifteen members of the present-day Little Okaw Valley Conference now have a new banner under which they’ll compete moving forward.

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, these institutions will be part of the Lincoln Prairie Conference. League president Matthew Shoaff, Okaw Valley’s principal, announced the title through a Tuesday press release.

News-Gazette All-Area content from 2018-19 school year

Below is All-Area content from the 2018-19 high school sports season, put together by members of The News-Gazette staff. Spring sports packages will be available by, at the latest, early July.

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.

Prep pulse: Dec. 10, 2018

It can be challenging to keep track of local high-schoolers once they leave the prep realm.

But it's always nice when we can provide a positive update on the exploits of a former area athlete.

Ex-Champaign Central athletic director John Woods helped us out with that. His son Payton, another former Maroon, is a junior with the Michigan State men's swimming and diving program.

Complete 2018 All-Area boys' golf teams


Connor Birky    Sr.    GCMS
Caden Ellis    Sr.    Sullivan
Josh Kilcullen    Sr.    Prairie Central
Justin McCoy    Jr.    Champaign Central

Boys' golf statistical leaders: 2018 season final

Name, School Rnds Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan 18 35.7

Pinter, Westville 20 37.0

Richardson, Tri-County 17 37.7

McCoy, Central 28 37.8

Nelson, University High 22 37.8

Birky, GCMS 16 37.9

Kilcullen, Prairie Central 12 38.6

Z. Rogers, Bement 17 39.3

Vanwinkle, Rantoul/PBL 19 39.9

Burcham, Sullivan 18 40.1

Central's Justin McCoy has always been surrounded by a family fond of golf

CHAMPAIGN — There are plenty of ways to discover your child has a certain talent.

Yet it's still unique how Shawn McCoy came to realize her young son, Justin, might have a future in golf.

When Justin, now a Champaign Central junior, was about 4 or 5 years old, he would take cuts back and forth across next-door neighbors' lawns.

Sullivan's Richter is boys' golf Coach of the Year

Boys' Golf Coach of the Year:


Ben Richter