Boys Golf

Boys Golf

Wednesday's highlights: Bane, Birky propel GCMS boys

GIBSON CITY — Clayton Bane fired a 39, Connor Birky shot a 43 and Logan Davis (with a birdie on the final hole) delivered a 44 to pace Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to victory against LeRoy and Blue Ridge in a boys’ golf match at Railside Golf Club. Caleb Poindexter shot a 39 and Michael Morgan had a 45 for the Panthers. Sam Duggins finished with a 43 to lead the way for the Knights.

2016 area boys' golf preview

On Wednesday, preps coordinator Anthony Zilis previewed the area girls' golf season. Now it's the boys' turn:

Glance at Champaign Central

9 prep events to watch in fall 2016

A look at one game, meet or tournament to keep an eye on in each sport the next two months:

Boys’ cross-country
Okaw Valley Conference meet, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m.

Defending Class 1A state champion Unity and third-place St. Joseph-Ogden will likely vie for the top two team spots at Lodge Park in Monticello.

Scott taking aim at Twin City repeat

By JOEY FIGUEROA

jfigueroa@news-gazette.com

CHAMPAIGN — For a long time, golfer Jay Scott was on the outside looking in at the Twin City Championship, which begins its 88th year today at Urbana Country Club.

2016 Prep Program of the Year: St. Joseph-Ogden

In 2005, we asked now-retired sports writer Fred Kroner to come up with a formula to fairly evaluate all of our area schools against one another, whether they competed in five sports or 20.

2016 Prep Year in Review

TEAMS OF THE YEAR
1. Unity boys’ cross-country. Dominant performance by five seniors at state; they placed among the top 14 individually, leading Rockets to a Class 1A state crown.

2. LeRoy boys’ basketball. School’s first state trophy in the sport was for first place in Class 1A.

June 30 prep sports chat

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:30pm

The offseason might be in full effect for area high school athletes, but it's never too early to look ahead. That's what preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here for. What football teams might surprise in 2016? When does The News-Gazette Preps Year in Review come out? Who's the next big-time recruit to come out of C-U? Ask and Zilis will provide an answer in his 12:30 p.m.

Gilpin's comeback falls short at UI Open

By JOEY FIGUEROA

jfigueroa@news-gazette.com

SAVOY — The 63rd UI Open crowned a champion Sunday, and it was a closer competition than may have been expected after a lopsided first round.

Ex-Storm in control at UI Open

By JOEY FIGUEROA

jfigueroa@news-gazette.com

SAVOY — Roughly seven years ago, David Keenan was a junior at Salt Fork High School with one goal in mind: earn a scholarship to play collegiate golf.

Fast forward to the end of Saturday’s opening day at the 63rd UI Open, and Keenan holds a commanding 5-stroke lead at an event he’s never won.

June 16 prep sports chat

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:30pm

When do the rest of the All-Area teams come out? Who are some high school athletes to keep an eye on next school year? What teams surprised preps coordinator Anthony Zilis the most this past school year? Zilis is chatting at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, but you can go ahead and ask questions ahead of time.