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Okaw, Corn Belt discuss possible merger

After years of seismic shifts in the conference landscape, the Okaw Valley and Corn Belt conferences may finally find themselves on solid ground if discussions of a merger between the two leagues move forward.

A Life Remembered: Dave Jones

For Brad Wilson, Dave Jones was more than a co-worker, an avid prep sports fan and a mentor.

He was a friend.

Jones, described as a “super-fan” by those who met him, died on Monday. He was 68.

Jones graduated from Allerton-Broadlands-Longview High School in 1965 and went on to coach sports at Heritage and Villa Grove.

Top of the morning, Jan. 2, 2016

Her jaw is wired shut, her cheerleading career is on hold and her return to classes at Oakwood High might be delayed. But 15-year-old Haven Harrison isn’t entirely bummed out to start 2016. The freshman has family, friends and even rivals to thank for that.

10-22-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

10-22-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast: Play now!

10-22-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  All Three Are Back!!!!!  Matt Daniels, Anthony Zilis, and Scottt Richey are back for week nine of High School Football and we get ready for the playoffs in Central Illinois. The guys also look at tons of other fall sports getting ready for championship season.

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High school bulletin board: Urbana athletics honors six

Six honored by Urbana athletics
Four former multi-sport athletes were inducted into the Urbana Hall of Fame last Friday during halftime of the Tigers’ football game against Peoria Notre Dame.

2015 Faces of Fall: Cheer Leading

The News-Gazette presents the Faces of Fall 2015: High School Cheer Leading

High school football scoreboard, Sept. 4-5, 2015

Three of The News-Gazette's Top 10 teams managed to finish their games on a lightning-filled Friday night: Arcola, Unity and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.

Experience counts in area boys' soccer

Some familiar faces on the area scene have a chance to etch their name in state history this season. Staff writer Scott Richey offers some insight:

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Judah Christian soccer not down after injuries

CHAMPAIGN — In the span of just a few days last week, the Judah Christian boys’ soccer team saw its 2015 season flip on its head.

The Tribe opened its season Monday with a loss at St. Thomas More before bouncing back Tuesday to beat Fisher/GCMS in the first game on the new turf field at the Field of Dreams complex.

N-G Top 10: Area boys' soccer (Aug. 31)

Scott Richey ranks the area boys' soccer teams after a week of play: