Girls Basketball

Preps of summer: News you might have missed

School might not be in session, but news isn’t hard to come by. Here are a few headlines you might have missed during summer break, courtesy staff writer SCOTT RICHEY:

Sunday Conversation: Hope Elam

How do you feel about going into the Central Hall of Fame?
I was thrilled. I didn’t know I was thought of so well.

By the letter, it's Monticello

 MONTICELLO — The leaderboard is changing thanks to Monticello’s fast-charging Sages.

A year ago, the Piatt County school wasn’t among the top 10 in The News-Gazette’s end-of-the-school-year list of all-sports area leaders.

This year, Monticello is No. 1.

In her words

High school sports have impacted my life in many different ways. Being a captain in softball and basketball has led me to become a leader in every aspect of my life.

Preps year in review


Sunday Conversation: John Woods

Where do you think the Central athletic facilities rank in the Big 12?

Fred Kroner: Nicknames don't bother ex-Redskin

Becky Clayton Anderson played high school basketball for a team called the Redskins (Sullivan).

In the fall, she’ll have a daughter entering high school where the team nickname is the Braves (Mount Zion).

Fred Kroner: Tourney switch not a given for C-U

Dreams are wonderful.

Without dreams, we often have no hope.

Dreams can come in the form of fantasies, or they can take the shape of realistic goals.

A terrific dream is that the boys’ and girls’ high school basketball state tournaments will once again be played in Champaign, the community from which they never should have left in the 1990s.

Sabers will remain in Class 2A

CHAMPAIGN — St. Thomas More’s girls’ basketball team earned a victory Monday without playing a game.

The Sabers learned they will have the opportunity in 2015 to defend their Class 2A state championship.

Bob Asmussen: I hope IHSA fields my call

The biggest school in the state hosts a baseball super-sectional today.

Softball, too.

“I think any time you have young people on your field and they are exposed to your university that’s a positive,” Illinois baseball coach Dan Hartleb said, “not only for your university, but for the community.”

But is that enough? Not even close.

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