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Wednesday's prep highlights: Danville, STM soccer teams advance

In boys’ soccer

■ At Mahomet. The process started two years ago.

Four veteran Danville soccer players who were being counted on as contributors didn’t play for various reasons.

In their place, four sophomores moved into the starting lineup, joining another classmate, goalkeeper Cameron Griffin.

Regional HS Soccer: Danville vs. Urbana

Danville and Urbana in a Regional semi-final game at Mahomet on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Sports Talk 10-22-14

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On Basketball Wednesday, Steve Kelly and Marcus Jackson talk with Brad Sturdy from rivals.com and with Todd Lindsey from the Illini Quarterback Club.

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10-22-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

10-22-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast: Play now!

10-22-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  Fred Kroner, Matt Daniels, and Scott Richey look at high school sports in Central Illinois.  This week a look at the passing of Central High School Basketball Coach Wayne McClain.

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Kroner: What a celebration


CHAMPAIGN — Wednesday was a good day.

The sun provided the warmth outside.

Wayne McClain funeral live coverage

WDWS and The News-Gazette will provide complete coverage of Wayne McClain's funeral service on Wednesday.

Football teams fighting for something beyond a Friday night win

VILLA GROVE — When the Villa Grove-Heritage Blue Devils take to the field Friday night, they will be shooting for more than just another "W."

Volleyball team eyes lofty goals

It’s not even Halloween yet and there are still a dozen matches left in the regular season — including Friday and Saturday against Indiana and Purdue — but the Illinois volleyball team is in position to contend for a Big Ten championship and nail down a high seed in the NCAA tournament. Beat writer Scott Richey breaks down how both are possible for the 14-5 and 10th-ranked Illini:

Golf team finishes fourth

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Illinois men’s golf team concluded its fall season with a fourth-place finish Tuesday at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. The Illini were in fourth after each of the three rounds.