Signing Day 2018-19: Locals heading to college

Photos from local high school athletes during the 2018-19 school year signing with their various colleges to continue athletic careers. Submit your photo at clikas@news-gazette.com.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 20, 2018

Some notes from a newsroom that has been recognized as the state's best four years running:

Prep pulse: Sept. 10, 2018

The Danville Heat is no more.

Don't worry, fans of Vermilion County youth hockey. The program isn't shutting down. It's just going through a rebranding process.

Top of the Morning, July 6, 2018

Retired News-Gazette sportswriter LOU ENGEL wants to say "howdy" (Nebraska term) to all his friends in C-U. Especially the fine folks at Pipa's Pub, one of his favorite local establishments.

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.

Bill setting statewide protocols on student concussions on Rauner's desk

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner now has on his desk a bill that would set up standardized protocols statewide on if, when and how a student should return to a sport after sustaining a concussion.

Making history: Stillman set to become Maroons' first female athletic director

CHAMPAIGN — Jane Stillman admits her decision to apply for Champaign Central's open athletic director position wasn't as simple as throwing her name in the proverbial hat.

"I went back and forth. I won't lie about that," said the 10-year Central assistant principal, who has served the institution for 15 years altogether by way of coaching roles in basketball, soccer and track.

Monday's prep highlights: Robinson, Maroons win close one

In baseball

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 4, Oakwood 0. Wade Edwards struck out seven in throwing a six-hit shutout and helped himself at the plate by going 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Blue Devils (16-8-1) in a Vermilion Valley Conference road win. Chase Vinson went 2 for 3 with a double for the Comets (12-11-1).

Illinois Marathon from start to finish

Check out highlights from around the Illinois Marathon course.