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Athletes of the week: Felicity Tuan & Payton Taylor

Athletes of the Week ...... and their friends. This school year, we're giving our weekly honorees a chance to show off their teammates.

What to watch for at NCAA men's gymnastics championships

Beat writer SCOTT RICHEY breaks down the 12-team field for this weekend's NCAA championships at State Farm Center. 

No. 1 Oklahoma

Area prep softball statistical leaders: April 19, 2019

Batting Averages

Player/School AB R H RBI AVG.

Dowling, SJ-O 51 30 33 25 .647

Phillips, TrCnty 24 15 15 9 .625

Standish, Lex/Ridg 26 14 16 21 .615

Berlatsky, Rantl 33 8 20 9 .606

Stal, GRF 59 25 35 24 .593

Neuman, Oakwd 53 25 30 25 .566

Voyles, BlRdg 32 21 18 24 .563

Sherrick, Rantl 41 11 23 16 .561

NCAA gymnastics: A how-to guide

Headed to this weekend’s NCAA Gymnastics Championships at State Farm Center? Illinois coach and former Olympian Justin Spring will prepare you by breaking down each event as his athletes demonstrate.

Top of the Morning, April 19, 2019

A couple News-Gazette Media notes:

— This morning on WDWS, longtime Illini radio voice DAVE LOANE announced his retirement. The longtime play-by-play man for UI volleyball, women's basketball and baseball joined sidekick and host DAVE GENTRY in our "Morning Show" studios to deliver the news.

'Illinois needs to dance'

CHAMPAIGN — Ayo Dosunmu nearly took his decision to the wire. Sunday was the deadline for early entrants into the NBA draft. Dosunmu, once projected as a potential first round pick during the 2018-19 season, will return to Illinois for his sophomore season instead.

Beer on tap for Friday's UI baseball game

CHAMPAIGN — Beer will be sold at all remaining Illinois home baseball games this season, the school announced today.

Starting with Friday's 7:30 p.m. game against Big Ten rival Penn State, Illinois will make $5 and $6 beers available for purchase.

Beer on tap for Friday's UI baseball game

CHAMPAIGN — Beer will be sold at remaining Illinois home baseball games, the athletic department announced today.

Starting with Friday's game against Penn State, $5 and $6 beers will be available for purchase.

Area prep baseball statistical leaders: April 18, 2019

Batting averages

Player, School AB R H RBI AVG.

M. Miller, AOC 29 12 16 11 .552

Petersen, LeRoy 42 17 23 12 .548

Broeker, SltFrk 41 19 22 8 .537

Duncan, Ridgvw 19 1 10 2 .526

C. Kresin, Tuscl 44 14 23 16 .523

Atwood, Milfrd 33 15 18 24 .514

E. Harden, Oakwd 49 15 25 15 .510

Schrodt, PBL 49 23 25 10 .510

Wednesday's prep highlights: Maroons Staab records record win

In baseball

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 16, Westville 6. Both Asa Ray and Weston Strawser scored three runs to pace the Blue Devils (13-5) in a Vermilion Valley Conference game played at Bismarck. Cyrus Dougherty hit a homer for the Tigers (0-20).

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