Boys Golf

Boys Golf

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

ALL-AREA FIRST TEAM
ATHLETE    YR.    SCHOOL

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

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

Boys' Golf Coach of the Year:

Sullivan's

Ben Richter

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.

Get to know the 15th all-area boys’ golf first team

Connor Birky, Sr., Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley

Signing Day 2018-19: Locals heading to college

Photos from local high school athletes during the 2018-19 school year signing with their various colleges to continue athletic careers. Submit your photo at clikas@news-gazette.com.

Area golf leaders: Oct. 15, 2018

BOYS

Name, School Rnds Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan 18 35.7

Pinter, Westville 18 36.6

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

Prep pulse: Oct. 15, 2018

A pair of unusual scenes unfolded at three different golf courses Friday afternoon.

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