Boys Golf

Boys Golf

STM's new AD makes himself at home

CHAMPAIGN — Ben Sankey had two bags for much of his 20s, and in those bags sat all of his belongings.

A call could come at any time that changed his life, whether that be a call to the coaches’ office or the ringing of his cellphone, telling him he’d been traded or a team was interested in his services. He had to remain ready.

Aug. 25 prep sports chat

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:30pm

Fall sports are underway for the 2016-17 school year. What football teams might contend for a state title? Will Champaign Central football replicate its run to the Class 5A state semifinals from a year ago? Who are some of the top volleyball teams and players? Will Urbana Uni High boys' soccer advance to the state tournament again?

Saturday's highlights: Hayasaki takes title

DECATUR — Champaign Central’s Mia Hayasaki used a front-nine 39 at Saturday’s State Preview event to capture medalist honors. The junior finished with an 80, giving her a 1-stroke edge over Mattoon’s Kira Wolf.

Thursday's highlights: Bane keeps GCMS golfers perfect

GIBSON CITY — Junior Clayton Bane’s 38 led unbeaten Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (3-0) past Bismarck-Henning 171-175 on Thursday at Railside. Kade Smith’s 42 led B-H.

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.