■ Mahomet-Seymour 15, Champaign Central 13. Tom Kenney and Joe Kenney each finished with three hits and three RBI for M-S, while Connor Mapes had three hits for the Maroons.
■ Mahomet-Seymour 8, Rochester 4. Brooks Coetzee homered and had three RBI for the Bulldogs.
There’s a large group of former area prep athletes who have resurfaced as area prep head coaches.
It has been a neat perk for me to follow these individuals from the times they were being coached to the times they were doing the coaching.
■ Unity 4, Okaw Valley 2. The Rockets (9-0) remained undefeated behind a complete game by Zach Gadbury. Gadbury struck out 11 and walked two.
■ Bismarck-Henning 14, Judah Christian 3. Dylan Dodd swiped five bases, including home once, to lead the way for B-H. Winning pitcher Dalton Strawser gave up no earned runs in four innings. Wyatt Edwards scored three runs for the Blue Devils. Nick Limentato was 2 for 2 with an RBI for the Tribe.
04-01-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast: Play now!
04-01-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast. Fred Kroner and Matt Daniels put a final wrap on the winter sports season and start looking at Spring time in High School Sports.
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The spring sports season is in full bloom. Who are some of the top baseball teams? What about softball? Girls' soccer? Boys' tennis? How's the area track and field scene look? Why did The News-Gazette make some of its selections to the various All-Area teams it has run the last two weeks in regards to winter sports? Ask Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner and our prep guru will tell you.
Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner is churning out plenty of All-Area selections and Player of the Year honorees this week for our winter sports. Who were some of the top athletes and teams he watched these last four months? What is his take on the area spring sports scene? Is it a good thing or bad thing that the boys' basketball state tournament will remain in Peoria through 2020?
Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner is keeping tabs on all the latest happenings in area prep sports. When do the All-Area teams start to appear in The News-Gazette? What was the best moment from the winter sports seasons? What should you look forward to this spring? Anything is fair game in his weekly chat.
DECATUR — Urbana High School graduate Ryan Birt — who had more than 150 dual-meet wins in wrestling at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley — started Monday as the head wrestling coach at Millikin University, which is resurrecting its program after a seven-year hiatus.
His last day as associate head coach at Loras College, in Iowa, was Friday.