Acting sports editor Matt Daniels and the still title-less Scott Richey were flying solo again without executive sports editor Fred Kroner's wealth of area preps knowledge for this week's News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.
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03-24-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast. Matt Daniels and Scott Richey discuss the close of the winter high school sports season and look ahead to the spring sports.
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PAXTON — After three years as the Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls’ basketball coach, Clarissa Gross-Michalak submitted her letter of resignation, which was approved by the PBL school board last week.
Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner is churning out plenty of All-Area selections and Player of the Year honorees this week for our winter sports. Who were some of the top athletes and teams he watched these last four months? What is his take on the area spring sports scene? Is it a good thing or bad thing that the boys' basketball state tournament will remain in Peoria through 2020?
CHAMPAIGN — Lexi Wallen’s greatest impact depends on which basketball teammate is talking about the St. Thomas More senior.
Her value goes beyond the school-record 2,209 points she scored in her prep career or the 118 games she helped the Sabers win during her tenure.
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The numbers: Parkland College volleyball recruit top scorer (14.1 average) and three-point marksman (45) on a 21-win team. Also had a team-high 68 blocked shots and second in rebounding at 4.8 per game. Made team-best 64.7 percent of free throws. Career points: 1,042.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — No matter what transpired on Saturday night, the Parkland women’s basketball team knew it was coming back to Champaign with the program’s best finish.
(Minimum 9.0 ppg)
Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG
A. Scott, Sch. Acad. 172 103 512 22.3 35