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July 6 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

With Year in Review coverage coming up this weekend (preps) and next (Illinois), it's almost time to hit the reset button and turn focus to the next school year. What do you want to see from The News-Gazette sports section? What could be the biggest storylines this fall? Do you know someone who has an interesting story to tell?

Retiring PBL athletic director stayed ahead of curve

PAXTON — John Woods was only 7 years old when his father took him up the road to Paxton to watch his alma mater, Fulton, take on Paxton in the 1978 football playoffs.

But that’s when the longtime Champaign Central athletic director began associating then-Paxton running back John Overstreet with the Panthers.

Getting in the swing: Parkland golf heads to nationals

Q&A with coach Corbin Sebens

The Parkland men’s golf coach spoke on the team’s upcoming schedule:

Not just one guy

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 sports@news-gazette.com.

DATE EVENT COURSE PHONE

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
NAME    SCHOOL    YEAR

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.