Track and Field

Track and Field

HS Cross-Country: PBL Meet

A cross country meet at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School in Paxton on Thursday, Oct.11, 2018.

Centennial announces 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame class

CHAMPAIGN -- Eleven individuals will be inducted into the Centennial High School Athletics Hall of Fame next year, Unit 4 Schools announced Monday.

This is the second group selected to the Chargers' hall. It indclues a variety of athletes, with one alumnus from 1970 and another from 2010.

Saturday's prep highlights: Knights, Broncos to meet in NW final

In football 

Red Hill 56, Blue Ridge 6. The Knights (1-5) threw for a touchdown in the first quarter but didn’t score again after a failed two-point conversion on the drive, giving way to 40 unanswered points for Red Hill.

In volleyball 

Bacys has Danville's seal of approval

DANVILLE — For the last 11 years, B.J. Luke sat at the top tier of Danville High School sports.

That changed last week when Luke retired from his role as athletic director. It didn't take him long to espouse the new man in charge.

"He'll do a nice job for us," Luke said. "And he dresses better than I do."

Prep pulse: July 30, 2018

What is an Illinois prep track and field athlete to do after the IHSA season comes to an end in May?

Plenty of training options exist, but various locals signed up for something unique with the Champaign-based Vipers Track Club.

News-Gazette All-Area content from 2017-18 school year

We're getting close to starting another school year, which means prep sports are on the horizon. When area golf teams are able to kick off their respective campaigns come Aug. 9, things officially will be in full swing.

League of their own: Root, Brewer collect titles at Freedom 5K

CHAMPAIGN — Most people spend their Fourth of July mornings relaxing before a busy day with family and friends.

Others, however, trade in their air conditioning for 3.1 sweaty miles under the sweltering, summer sun.

This year, 472 runners braced for the heat, but for Champaign native Ryan Root, the 25th Champaign County Freedom Celebration 5K was simply a warm-up.

Schools unite to honor late Eagles standout

RANTOUL — Last Friday morning, the Rantoul football team's Twitter account released a moving image.

Various members of the program surrounded Monticello football coach Cully Welter, and the tweet's accompanying text expressed gratitude for the Sages' gridiron boss and both schools' athletic league, the Illini Prairie Conference.

2017-18 Prep Year in Review

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

1. Schlarman girls' basketball. Keith Peoples' Hilltoppers, led by Player of the Year Anaya Peoples, suffered just one loss all year en route to a Class 1A state title, the first in program history.