Girls Golf

Girls Golf

July 20 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

The calendar is about to officially flip to 2017-18 for area high schools and Illinois athletics alike. So another year is about to start for The News-Gazette sports staff, too. What stories do you want to see this fall? Which area athletes have an interesting story to tell? What questions do you have about area preps or the Illini?

Prep Year in Review: Memories they’re sure to cherish

The area high school sports scene kept us entertained and on the edge of our seats from August through June:

Prep Year in Review: Spartans fired up

In 2005, we asked sports writer 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.

July 6 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

With Year in Review coverage coming up this weekend (preps) and next (Illinois), it's almost time to hit the reset button and turn focus to the next school year. What do you want to see from The News-Gazette sports section? What could be the biggest storylines this fall? Do you know someone who has an interesting story to tell?

HS Boys' Track: Class 1A State Track

Area boys compete in Class 1A  IHSA State Track and Field Meet in Charleston on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

2017 local golf events calendar

Our schedule of area golf events runs periodically throughout the spring and summer. To submit an item, email details to


April 15 18th Anniversary Party Wolf Creek (217) 446-1025

April 22-23 2-Person Season Opener Lake of the Woods (217) 586-2183

More golf to be played at Railside

GIBSON CITY — Closed since November, Railside Golf Course is expected to open soon under new ownership.

Gibson City resident Guy Percy said Tuesday that he and a group of other investors are readying to sign a purchase agreement — perhaps as early as this week — with the course’s owner, Doug Brucker of Sibley, who had contemplated turning the 197-acre course into farmland.

2016 All-Area Girls' Golfer of the Year: Central's Mia Hayasaki

CHAMPAIGN — It was a painful sight for Yoshi Hayasaki.

He didn’t know whether it was an issue with confidence that comes and goes during a given round of golf, a problem with technique or a mixture of both. But every time his daughter, Champaign Central junior Mia, approached a putt of 4 feet or less at the Class 2A state golf tournament last month, he grew nervous.

2016 All-Area Girls' Golf Coach of the Year: STM's Pat Hettermann

Why she’s Coach of the Year: The veteran golf coach guided a relatively young team to the Class 1A Normal Community Regional title with a score of 381. While the Sabers missed out on an expected state bid by 6 strokes, junior Kait Asklund and freshman Alaina Bowie made it individually, finishing 13th and 22nd, respectively, in 1A.

2016 All-Area girls' golf teams

All-Area first team
Athlete    Yr.    School
Kait Asklund    Jr.    St. Thomas More
Alaina Bowie    Fr.    St. Thomas More
Mia Hayasaki    Jr.    Champaign Central