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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.

Top of the Morning, June 22, 2019

VICTOR SMITH enjoyed his week with the rich and famous (golfers) at the U.S. Open.

Former Salt Fork standout Keenan ties course best on way to UI Open win

SAVOY — David Keenan shook hands with Derek Meinhart from behind the 18th green.

Meinhart issued his congratulations to the new UI Open champion. Others followed soon after.

Monticello's trophy trove

Plenty of folks throughout Monticello are no doubt thrilled after getting to stake their claim to some athletic history. The high school in Piatt County — and Loren Tate's alma mater — hosted a trophy giveaway on Wednesday, necessitated by some housekeeping tied to a renovations referendum that was approved last year.

Likas | Thinking back on the last year of prep sports action

Thinking back on the cheers, tears and titles

Local IHSA participation concluded this past Monday when two baseball teams and one softball team fell short in their small-school super-sectional games.

Those results put the finishing touches on a busy and largely successful 2018-19 school year, from an area athletic standpoint.

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.

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.