Athletes of the Week: Frerichs and Learnard

Nick Frerichs
Sullivan baseball

Why he was chosen: The Sullivan senior saw his streak of consecutive at-bats with a hit come to an end last week against Clinton, but not before he set what might be an insurmountable state record of 20.

Faces of the fall, winter and spring

Each school year, we extend invitations to the best and brightest high school student-athletes for Picture Days at The News-Gazette. Each school year, we're amazed by the response.

Area statistics: Boys' tennis (May 12)

Player, School    Pos.    Rec.    WP

A. Scaggs, Centennial    No. 3    9-0    1.000
Zheng, Centennial    No. 2    7-0    1.000
S. Guo, University High    No. 6    5-0    1.000

May 14 high school sports chat

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:00am

Soon-to-be retired Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner will handle one final chat during his distinguished career here at The News-Gazette. Who was the greatest athlete he ever saw? The greatest coach? The greatest team? What's going on the area spring sports scene in 2015? Nothing is off limits in Kroner's give-and-take.

Saturday's highlights: Spartans help coach to milestone

In baseball
■ Cissna Park 4, Momence 3. Devon Laubscher went 3 for 3 to collect all three of the Timberwolves’ hits in the Sangamon Valley Conference home win for Cissna Park (10-15).

Best of Fred, No. 13: Under great direction

Retiring executive sports editor FRED KRONER has seen a lot in his 34 years at The News-Gazette. Each Sunday until his last day, he’ll share his most memorable stories:

There seems to be a perception that when an individual or a team is anointed as the best at something, then everyone else is chopped liver.

Let’s quickly set that myth to rest.

Wednesday's prep highlights: STM, Central baseball victorious

In baseball

■ St. Thomas More 4, Fisher 0. Brandon Taylor pitched a complete-game three-hitter, striking out six, for the host Sabers. Carson Kasbergen and Harrison York had two hits apiece for STM (10-13). Fisher’s Brett Cagle struck out five in 51/3 innings.

Tuesday's highlights: Bristow breaks school record

In baseball

■ Centennial 13, Danville 5. Quin Nottingham had a pair of doubles and swiped two bases as the Chargers topped the Vikings. Tristan Wolfe smashed a double for the Vikings.

High school extra: SJ-O rules softball rankings

Bulletin board: News & notes from around the area

IBCA honors area coaches

NORMAL — Eighteen head coaches from the area or with area connections received Coach of the Year awards on Saturday from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.