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 most memorable stories:
Every day, it seems, is a memorable day for me. Maybe that’s because I still enjoy the job I do, even after four decades.
The possibility for a change in the IHSA football playoff format has become an annual occurrence.
This year, perhaps, it could be more realistic.
ST. JOSEPH — Paxton-Buckley-Loda won a defensive struggle in its first Leader Classic game, defeating Chrisman 47-37 on Thursday night.
“I told the guys that was a great defensive effort,” PBL coach Adam Schonauer said. “I thought the energy was really good. We were active and rotated well. We got better at containing the dribble and did a really good job rebounding.”
In girls’ basketball
■ Iroquois West 65, Herscher 44. Ariel Medina had 15 points and Grace Schroeder had 14 as Iroquois West recovered from a first-quarter deficit to beat Herscher in the championship game of the eight-team Raider Classic on Wednesday at Gilman. The Raiders (11-2) hit seven three-point shots.
FISHER — Thirteen new members were inducted into the Fisher High School Athletic Hall of Fame last Saturday.
TEAM (PREVIOUS) RECORD
1. St. Thomas More (1) 11-1 For the holidays ... State Farm Classic, Bloomington-N.
2. Monticello (2) 6-0 For the holidays ... Monticello Holiday Tournament
3. Schlarman (3) 6-1 For the holidays ... Peoria Manual Tournament