Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer

Kroner: All-Area teams will have new look

Change is inevitable.

Some of us embrace it. Some resist it.

The only certainty is that it’s coming, often in ways we cannot currently even imagine.

The newspaper business is no exception.

We used to write stories on a typewriter, and a composing room person would set the words in type.

10-29-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

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10-29-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  Fred Kroner, Matt Daniels, and Scott Richey preview the frist round of the Football playoffs and look at Soccer and other High School Sports in Central Illinois.

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Bulletin board: Bulldog overcomes injury to advance

MAHOMET — Despite suffering a back injury in the regional quarterfinals, Mahomet-Seymour’s Sara Rice qualified for state in singles and will be her school’s first representative at state.

Wednesday's prep highlights: M-S girls' golf hosts, wins regional

In girls’ golf

At Lake of the Woods. Mahomet-Seymour’s Emily Trolia shot an 84 and won medalist honors at the Class 1A Mahomet-Seymour Regional by seven strokes over another senior, Blue Ridge’s Megan Tsevelekos. In third place individually was LeRoy’s Courtney Monier (93).

Kroner's memory lane: No. 45

This week’s edition can be called Coaching Capers.

PBL decides to stick with SVC

PAXTON — For 25 years, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School has had what athletic director John Overstreet called a “long-standing tradition” with the Sangamon Valley Conference.

“It’s what I grew up with,” Overstreet said. “It’s what other parents grew up with.”

Best of Fred: No. 50

Retiring executive sports editor Fred Kroner has seen a lot in his 34 years at The News-Gazette. Each Sunday until his last day, he'll share his best stories. This week:

Your questions, Kroner's answers

What does the addition of the four Peoria schools mean for the Big 12?

The 11-member conference (for all sports except football) is as close to 12 as at any time in the past two decades.

In some sports, the additions will raise the league’s prestige.

Kroner: One final ride

My mother’s words are soothing and haunting.

“Be careful what you wish for.”

It’s a phrase she said often. Usually, the comment would come about the second day of summer vacation when her only child mentioned how anxious he was for another school year to start. Life was boring in the country when the closest neighbor child lived a mile away.

PBL ponders Okaw Valley invitation

The invitation Paxton-Buckley-Loda athletic director John Overstreet was expecting came.

With the Okaw Valley Conference losing Maroa-Forsyth to the Sangamo Conference in two years, PBL was the target to fill that void, and Overstreet said PBL received the official invite Monday afternoon to join the conference for the 2016-17 school year.