Cross Country

Cross Country

Prep pulse: July 9, 2018

Though it's early July, the number of high school sports that aren't far from kicking off the 2018-19 school year would make one's mind spin.

Prep pulse: July 2, 2018

Coaching changes are bound to happen in high school sports, for any number of reasons.

But it's hard to overlook just how many coaches have stepped aside following their respective 2017-18 campaigns.

Tons of well-known individuals have decided to move on from coaching, or jump from one leadership position to another.

2017-18 Prep Year in Review

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

1. Schlarman girls' basketball. Keith Peoples' Hilltoppers, led by Player of the Year Anaya Peoples, suffered just one loss all year en route to a Class 1A state title, the first in program history.

Can't wait for more? Circle these 10 dates on next season's preps calendar

Aug. 24, 2018

Friday night lights. Marching bands. Student sections. Pork chop sandwiches. That's right, the high school football season kicks off this night. Defending Class 2A state champion Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley opens at Ford County rival Paxton-Buckley-Loda, one of many marquee games set for the next nine weeks.

Tackling a school shooter? For those who know M-S grad, 'That's Jason'

At Mahomet-Seymour High School, he was a tough-tackling, rim-touching, shot-putting three-sport star who was always in the middle of the action.

UPDATED: Bosch tabbed as Mahomet-Seymour boys' hoops coach

MAHOMET — Ryan Bosch had an enjoyable Monday night, to say the least.

It was party time for Bosch’s son, Jackson, as the youngster turned 5 years old. And Bosch simultaneously was able to celebrate something else: officially becoming the next Mahomet-Seymour boys’ basketball coach.

2018 Illinois Marathon: Demessie Makes Women's History

Video of Misiker Demessie finishing the 2018 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on Saturday, April 28. Demessie placed first among all women and broke the women's course record with a time of 2:38.15.

2018 Illinois Marathon: Photo Finish In Men's Race

Video from the finish to the men's race at the 2018 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on Saturday, April 28. Both Tesfaalem Mehari and Wilson Chemweno were credited with a time of 2:21.03, resulting in a tie.