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Final area statistics: Boys' tennis

Singles
ATHLETE, SCHOOL    POS.    REC.    PCT.

Guo, University High    No. 6    7-0    1.000
Choi, University High    No. 5    6-0    1.000

PODCAST: Little League Baseball - Plumbers v. Dodd's 06-20-16

PODCAST: Little League Baseball - Plumbers v. Dodd's 06-20-16: Play now!

Michael Kiser and Tim Ditman have the call as Plumbers/Pipefitters takes on Dodd's in quarterfinals action of the C-U Kiwanis Little League Playoffs.

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PODCAST: News-Gazette Sports Page 06-20-16

PODCAST: News-Gazette Sports Page 06-20-16: Play now!

Join the News Gazette sports writers as they discuss the latest in local sports.

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June 22 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:30pm

Summer workouts are underway for the Illinois men's basketball team. The whole squad's on campus, the injured quartet of Tracy Abrams, Leron Black, Te'Jon Lucas and Mike Thorne Jr. are all in various stages of returning to full participation and Malcolm Hill is committed to individual and team improvement. Meanwhile, recruiting is getting ready to kick back into gear come July.

Schedule taking shape for Illini

The upcoming season continues to set up in Illinois’ favor.

Hardship waivers and sixth years for Tracy Abrams and Mike Thorne Jr. meant the Illini return almost 100 percent intact. Now, they get a Big Ten schedule that avoids trips to East Lansing, Columbus and Madison.

Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 45, Zach Hirth

No. 45: Zach Hirth, LS

Top 50 College Football Teams of 2016: No. 45, BYU

No. 45: BYU

Coach: Kalani Sitake

2015 record: 9-4

Projected 2016 record: 8-4

Circle the date: Sept. 10 at Utah

Bowl trip: Poinsettia

Richey's three pointers: Five-stars on market

Scott Richey’s random thoughts from the national college hoops scene:

Moving parts

2016 final area softball statistics

Batting Average
Player, School    AB    R    H    RBI    AVG.

Schwing, Fisher    105    54    66    27    .629

2016 softball all-conference, all-county teams

Big 12 All-Conference
FIRST TEAM

SENIORS: x-Brooklyn Bane, Normal West; x-Sydney Bina, Peoria Notre Dame; x-Makena Brillhart, Centennial; x-Reganne Camp, Normal West; Sydney Hollings, Normal West; Amy Janson, Centennial; x-Lindsey Loewenstein, Danville; x-Ellie Sonetz, Normal West; x-Elexis Swartzentruber, Normal Community.