– LONNIE BARNES' second-half goal – his second of the match – lifted Centennial to a 2-2 tie against host Hoopeston Area. ANDY DRACKLEY finished with nine saves for the Chargers. BROCK RAMOS and MATT BENJAMIN scored for the Cornjerkers.
TUSCOLA – Stan Wienke hasn't had time to decorate his office yet, but a few mementos still grace the walls of the space he once called his own for five years.
So many teams, so many choices.
More than three decades spent covering prep teams in the Champaign-Urbana area has created countless memories.
GFS Marketplace, a food store at 502 W. Town Center Blvd., will open next week in Champaign.
The store, located near Menards, plans to open June 28. GFS stores are owned and operated by Gordon Food Service. They cater to customers of the food service as well as members of the public.
TEAMS OF THE YEAR
1. Salt Fork boys' basketball. Storm will be the hunted, not the hunter, next year in Class 1A.
2. Tuscola football. In last four years, 45 wins and three state championship-game berths.
3. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley wrestling. Falcons have elevated program to an elite level in Class 1A.
In 2005, we asked Fred Kroner to come up with a formula to fairly evaluate all of our area schools against one another, whether they competed in five sports or in 20.
We asked boys' Athlete of the Year Cale Huisinga, from Monticello, to describe what high school sports meant to him:
We asked girls' Athlete of the Year Amy Martin, from Oakwood, to describe what high school sports meant to her:
CHAMPAIGN – The dateline on this story says Champaign, but perhaps it should say La Paz, Bolivia.
MATTOON – Mattoon accepted an invitation to join the Apollo Conference and will leave the Big 12 Conference after the 2011-12 school year.
The Mattoon school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept the Apollo's invitation. The Green Wave will have the largest enrollment in the Apollo. In the Big 12, Mattoon has the smallest enrollment.