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UPDATE: July 17, 2018

While waiting for the 2018-19 academic year to begin, preps coordinator Colin Likas has had some time to (finally) update our list of all-time area 1,000-point scorers.

Back for more: Top area prep football games in 2018

Arcola at Tuscola. Unity at St. Joseph-Ogden. Champaign Central against Centennial at Tommy Stewart Field. These are just some of the rivalries that make Friday night football special. With Wednesday's unveiling of the 2018 schedules, preps coordinator Colin Likas takes a week-by-week look at the top regular-season games:

IHSA releases 2018 prep football schedules

Multiple games at Memorial Stadium and two local programs in the 8-Man Football league are among notes of interest among the 2018 prep football slate, which the IHSA released Wednesday afternoon.

2018 News-Gazette boys' track and field All-Area teams

ALL-AREA FIRST TEAM

ATHLETE YR. EVENT(S) SCHOOL

Riley Baker Sr. Hurdles/sprints St. Joseph-Ogden

Mason Barr Jr. Hurdles/sprints Ridgeview/Lexington

Logan Hall Sr. Distance Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond

Jerry Harper So. Sprints Rantoul

Hunter Hendershot So. Throws Mahomet-Seymour

Migut hurdles past the competition

TOLONO — Steven Migut's track and field coaches knew it.

They had come to the realization Unity's next star hurdler was going to prove especially potent in the 300-meter version of that race.

The one person who didn't realize this immediately? Steven Migut.

2018 N-G All-Area softball | Meet the first team

Reagan Cheely

Villa Grove, So., P/SS

N-G Final Top 10 | 2018 softball

RANK, TEAM REC. PREV. COMMENT

1. St. Joseph-Ogden 32-4 (1): Though the Spartans were stunned by Williamsville in a Class 2A super-sectional, they still made Randy Wolken's final season as coach one to remember.

Final girls' track and field stat leaders

100 Meters

Athlete School Time/Distance

Ameia Wilson, Danville 11.59

Mattie Lieb, Monticello 12.53

Lakeida Nichols, M-S 12.65

Mya Tinsley, R/L 12.65

Katelyn Lang, Tri-County 12.68

Tanaya Young, Rantoul 12.69

Gabby Wessels, Milford/CP 12.76

Jyana Anderson, Urbana 12.81

Daisy Smith, BHRA 12.84

14th News-Gazette All-Area girls' track and field teams

ALL-AREA FIRST TEAM

ATHLETE YR. EVENT(S) SCHOOL

Rachyl Anderson Sr. Throws Salt Fork

Delanie Dykes Jr. Sprints/middle distance GCMS

Jessica Franklin Sr. Hurdles/sprints Mahomet-Seymour

Atleigh Hamilton Fr. Sprints/jumps St. Joseph-Ogden

Laura Krasa Sr. Distance Judah Christian

Colin's Best Of The Bunch: May 28, 2018

Preps coordinator Colin Likas returns with Best of the Bunch, highlighting athletes from St. Joseph-Ogden, Urbana, Mahomet-Seymour, Ridgeview/Lexington, Tuscola, Salt Fork, Argenta-Oreana, Uni High, LeRoy, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin and St. Thomas More.