Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

Champaign Central brothers hold all the cards at Illinois FC Spring Invite

This weekend, 2,500 soccer players and their coaches and families will descend on Champaign-Urbana for the 195-team Illinois FC Spring Invite.

Those teams will take part in hundreds of games, meaning around 100 referees were needed at a time when officials are at a premium.

Confidence boost for Champaign Central soccer star

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Central boys' soccer boasted one future Division I athlete during its 2018 season.

Even with that individual graduating next month, the figure will stay the same for the Maroons' 2019 campaign.

Outgoing LOVC members name new conference

Fifteen members of the present-day Little Okaw Valley Conference now have a new banner under which they’ll compete moving forward.

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, these institutions will be part of the Lincoln Prairie Conference. League president Matthew Shoaff, Okaw Valley’s principal, announced the title through a Tuesday press release.

News-Gazette All-Area content from 2018-19 school year

Below is All-Area content from the 2018-19 high school sports season, put together by members of The News-Gazette staff. Spring sports packages will be available by, at the latest, early July.

Prep pulse: Feb. 25, 2019

It was quite the feat for a trio of area girls' basketball teams to make the trip to Redbird Arena last week for their respective state semifinals.

Never before had that happened in local history. The results were strong as well, with Schlarman repeating as Class 1A champion, St. Joseph-Ogden rounding up a third-place trophy in 2A and Tri-County hitting fourth place in 1A.

HS Boys Basketball: St. Joseph-Ogden vs. St. Thomas More

St. Joseph-Ogden defeated St. Thomas More 63-48 in a high school basketball game at the High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

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.

2018 football, volleyball, boys' soccer schedules/results


Aug. 25    vs. South Beloit        W 42-0        1-0

2018 N-G boys' soccer Coach of the Year: Champaign Central's Nick Clegg

Coach of the Year: Champaign Central's Nick Clegg

Final area boys' soccer leaders: Nov. 25, 2018



Diego Camarena, Iroquois West 67

Drew Reifsteck, BHRA 35

Luke Rudolph, Monticello 31

Santiago Rodriguez, Ch. Central 30

Angel Barajas, Iroquois West 26

Caleb Bleich, Fisher/GCMS 25

Joe Sellett, STM 25

Austin Carr, M-S 23

Dawson Rogers, Oakwood/SF 22

Reynaldo Zarco, Ch. Central 20