Kroner's football tour '14: Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac

FITHIAN — Jeremy Dirksmeyer couldn’t make one move without the ability to make a second one.

As he was considering moving his two-year starting quarterback, Parker Lee, to a different position on offense, the Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac coach knew it would only be possible if there was a quality replacement at quarterback.

Kroner's football tour '14: Watseka

WATSEKA — There were times last year when Watseka football coach Steve Lucas thought his team was ready to make a breakthrough. Two losses were by one-touchdown margins. Two other setbacks were by two TDs.

For a varsity unit with more than a dozen sophomores playing prominent roles, it was a tough transition.

Prep Soccer: Judah vs. STM 2014

Judah Christian vs. St. Thomas More during their prep soccer game at Jones Park in Savoy on Monday, August 25, 2014.

No. 4 is ... Tuscola

We're unveiling our preseason Top 10 area football teams by video (thanks, senior Clayton Turner) and story (thanks, Fred Kroner)

Preseason Top 10: Tuscola at No. 4

Clayton Turner, Tuscola senior, talks about his team’s preseason No. 4 ranking in the N-G Top 10.


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Matt Leng, Fisher, August 2014

Fisher football coach Matt Leng looks ahead to the upcoming season.

Dale Schuring, Arthur-Lovington, August 2014

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond football coach Dale Schuring talks about the upcoming season.

Might Tiger turn to Small?

MJ college basketball chat

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:30pm

Ask our beat writer about Jalen Brunson's visit, the schedule and Darius Paul during his weekly chat on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.