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2017 local golf events calendar

Our schedule of area golf events runs periodically throughout the spring and summer. To submit an item, email details to


April 15 18th Anniversary Party Wolf Creek (217) 446-1025

April 22-23 2-Person Season Opener Lake of the Woods (217) 586-2183

More golf to be played at Railside

GIBSON CITY — Closed since November, Railside Golf Course is expected to open soon under new ownership.

Gibson City resident Guy Percy said Tuesday that he and a group of other investors are readying to sign a purchase agreement — perhaps as early as this week — with the course’s owner, Doug Brucker of Sibley, who had contemplated turning the 197-acre course into farmland.

Future of Villa Grove/Heritage co-op murky

The Villa Grove/Heritage co-op is up for renewal in the spring, but both districts want different things from the co-op moving forward.

Heritage Superintendent Tom Davis said his district would like the co-op to be a full co-op and include volleyball, common colors and a common mascot.

N-G All-Area Boys' Golf: Meet the 2016 team

First team

N-G Boys' Golf Coach of Year 2016: Central's Jeff Butts

Why he’s Coach of the Year: The Maroons finished seventh in Class 2A, and they did it without a singular star. On any given day, any of Champaign Central’s six varsity golfers could top the team score. A regional championship plaque also was added to the school’s trophy case.

N-G All-Area Boys' Golf: 2016 final leaders

Name, School    Rnds    Avg.
Chopra, University High    18    35.2
C. Miller, Arcola    18    35.5
Ellis, Sullivan    21    37.6
L. Richardson, Tri-County    24    38.0

N-G Boys' Golfer of Year: Chopra ready for next test

URBANA — The halfcourt scrimmage became heated as Uni High basketball practice neared its end at Kenney Gym on Tuesday, and senior Varun Chopra was among the most vocal players.

Athletes of the Week: William Powell and Faith Houston

William Powell

Danville cross-country

State golf: Chopra fourth

BLOOMINGTON — Varun Chopra was 3 shots away from the top spot in Saturday’s Class 1A boys’ golf state tournament at Prairie Vista Golf Course, but his fourth-place finish made him a two-time all-stater.

Chopra fired a final-round 77, giving him a two-day score of 149. The winner, Byron’s Trent Snodgrass, shot a final 76 and compiled an overall 146 score.

Chopra second at state golf after one round

BLOOMINGTON — Varun Chopra knows a golf state championship can’t be won on the first day of the tournament. Tied for the lead through one round last year, the Urbana Uni High standout and Illinois commit finished second.