CHAMPAIGN – Matt Benjamin's return to soccer got off to an impressive start 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
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.
TEAMS OF THE YEAR
1. Centennial boys' basketball. State championship and school-record win total (32) during a season for the ages.
In his words
We asked boys' Athlete of the Year Andrew Brewer to describe what high school sports meant to him:
In her words
We asked girls' Athlete of the Year Molly Romine to describe what high school sports meant to her:
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.
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.