Girls Golf

Girls Golf

Prep highlights: Aug, 14, 2018

In boys' golf

At Monticello. Mahomet-Seymour edged second-place Monticello by seven strokes at a four-team tournament in Monticello. Alex Strube collected individual medalist honors with a nine-hole score of 38 to pace the Bulldogs to a victory. M-S produced a team score of 178, compared to 185 from the Sages, who were led by Garrett O'Brien's 42.

Bowie leads, Sabers follow

CHAMPAIGN — Alaina Bowie is a measured high school junior. Her words rarely are lined with bold proclamations or noticeable exaggeration.

That calm, methodical approach extends to the golf course as well.

Even after Bowie placed third at last year's Class 1A state tournament and helped St. Thomas More to fourth as a team.

Prep highlights: Aug. 13, 2018

In boys' golf

Maroons brother-sister duo opens new season today

CHAMPAIGN — Justin and Mackenzie McCoy faced a simple prompt Tuesday at the U of I Golf Course in Savoy.

Pick a club — a favorite club — from your respective bags for a siblings photograph.

Mackenzie made her choice first, while Justin went off to change out of a shirt he'd just worn during Champaign Central's golf team tryouts.

Prep golf storylines to watch: Plethora of area talent has graduated

Preps coordinator Colin Likas offers up four storylines to watch in 2018:


Bacys has Danville's seal of approval

DANVILLE — For the last 11 years, B.J. Luke sat at the top tier of Danville High School sports.

That changed last week when Luke retired from his role as athletic director. It didn't take him long to espouse the new man in charge.

"He'll do a nice job for us," Luke said. "And he dresses better than I do."

News-Gazette All-Area content from 2017-18 school year

We're getting close to starting another school year, which means prep sports are on the horizon. When area golf teams are able to kick off their respective campaigns come Aug. 9, things officially will be in full swing.

Prep pulse: July 9, 2018

Though it's early July, the number of high school sports that aren't far from kicking off the 2018-19 school year would make one's mind spin.

Prep pulse: July 2, 2018

Coaching changes are bound to happen in high school sports, for any number of reasons.

But it's hard to overlook just how many coaches have stepped aside following their respective 2017-18 campaigns.

Tons of well-known individuals have decided to move on from coaching, or jump from one leadership position to another.

2017-18 Prep Year in Review


1. Schlarman girls' basketball. Keith Peoples' Hilltoppers, led by Player of the Year Anaya Peoples, suffered just one loss all year en route to a Class 1A state title, the first in program history.