April 7 prep sports chat

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 12:30pm

All the All-Area teams for our winter sports have been unveiled. What do you think? How do the packages come about? What spring sports are catching your eye? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer any of your questions at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in his weekly chat. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.

Area prep statistics: Boys' tennis (April 5)

Fernandes, Urbana    No. 4    3-0    1.000
Paul, Urbana    No. 2    2-0    1.000
Bush, Danville    No. 2    2-0    1.000
Choi, University High    No. 5    1-0    1.000

Saturday's highlights: PBL's Kingery tosses no-no

In baseball

■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 7-8 South Newton (Ind.) 0-7. Wyatt Kingery struck out 10 as he no-hit South Newton while allowing one walk in the first game. Jonny Walder was 5 for 6 on the day.

Friday's highlights: Dodd delivers for B-H

In baseball

■ Bismarck-Henning 12, Judah Christian 1.
Winning pitcher Dylan Dodd (5-0), who struck out 10, allowed two hits and no earned runs in five innings for the host Blue Devils. Ethan Allsopp had two doubles, two RBI and three runs in the victory. Nicholas Limentato and Brayden Mitchell had hits for the Tribe.

Thursday's highlights: Tuscola, Salt Fork rule track meets

In boys’ track and field

HS Tennis: Urbana vs. UNI

Urbana vs. Urbana U-High in a prep tennis match at Blair Park in Urbana on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

March 31 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 2:00pm

The offseason is upon the two major programs at Illinois, but will Lovie Smith and John Groce win on the court in 2016 and off the court? How is Josh Whitman settling into his role as athletic director? Will top recruits finally land at Illinois in football and men's basketball? Who are some top area high school recruits? How does The News-Gazette determine its All-Area teams?

March 31 prep sports chat

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:30pm

How did Tori McCoy's experience at the McDonald's All-American Game go? Who is The News-Gazette's area wrestler of the year? What baseball, softball and girls' soccer teams might make a run to the state tournament? How are the area track and field teams looking as the outdoor season is about to get into full swing? What about boys' tennis?