Athletes of the Week: Brunner and Thope

Aley Brunner
Mahomet-Seymour girls’ soccer

Why she was chosen: The Bulldogs senior had a particularly productive run in three Mahomet-Seymour wins last week. She had three assists against Monticello, three goals against Centennial and three goals and an assist against Herscher.

April 9 high school sports chat

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:30pm

Prep sports guru Fred Kroner is hitting the area scene, getting to know the latest happenings on the spring sports calendar. What track and field standouts might bring home a state title in late May? How is the search for a boys' basketball coach at Champaign Central going? How's the area baseball and softball scene? When's the fourth annual News-Gazette/Parkland all-star basketball games?

Saturday's prep highlights: M-S baseball wins twice

In baseball

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.

Best of Fred: No. 18 — The greatest comeback

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.

Thursday's prep highlights: Gadbury, Rockets stay perfect

In baseball

■ 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.

Thursday's highlights: Sages' Taylor no-hits Maroons

In baseball

■ 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

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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April 2 high school sports chat

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:30pm

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.