Benjamin lifts Hoopeston/B-H soccer

CHAMPAIGN – Matt Benjamin's return to soccer got off to an impressive start Tuesday.

Monticello soccer starts fast

Sages bury Heyworth; Centennial golf third in Macek tourney

Khachaturian fifth for STM

A look at the prep golf action from Tuesday


VILLA GROVE – When Rick Carr graduated from high school in 1972, the football program was on an 11-game winning streak.

His senior year, the unbeaten Blue Devils were ranked 13th among all high schools in Illinois, but the team never had a chance to compete for a state championship. The IHSA playoffs weren't established until 1974.

The Rating Game

The rating game

In 2005, we asked 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 in 20.

2008-09 Prep year in review


1. Centennial boys' basketball. State championship and school-record win total (32) during a season for the ages.

Andrew Brewer: In his words

In his words

We asked boys' Athlete of the Year Andrew Brewer to describe what high school sports meant to him:

Molly Romine: In her words

In her words

We asked girls' Athlete of the Year Molly Romine to describe what high school sports meant to her:

Cox, PBL trip Sabers


PAXTON – Kendall Cox scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie, helping Paxton-Buckley-Loda edge St. Thomas More 3-2 in Sangamon Valley Conference baseball action Friday.

McDuffee does his part

Millage powers Sabers; Russell leads Urbana win

CHARLESTON – Don McDuffee had four hits to help Centennial tie Charleston 9-9 in a baseball game ended Wednesday after nine innings because of darkness.