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Howard, Hilltoppers hitting stride

Jenna Howard hit a grand slam as Schlarman defeated Illini Central Conference foe Georgetown-Ridge Farm 16-1 in three innings on Monday in prep softball action at Danville. Katie Powell went 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBI for the

Smith lifts Bulldogs with bat

Jonah Smith went 2 for 4 with two RBI as Mahomet-Seymour (11-6) beat Corn Belt Conference foe Bloomington Central Catholic 10-4 in baseball action Monday. Bryan Bachman also had two hits. * Tuscola 6, Arthur-Lovington 4. Andy Pollock

Spinning the wheels

The wild ride that is Illinois'' basketball coaching search took a few more twists and turns Monday, with Creighton coach Dana Altman doing most of the spinning. A broadcast report Monday had Altman mulling an offer from Illinois athletic

Freed fires up Danville squad

Brynn Freed scored three first-half goals and had two second-half assists as Danville defeated Monticello 7-1 on Monday in prep soccer. Sarah Lyons also netted three goals for the host Vikings (5-6-1), and Megan McCloud had four saves. Kate

Spinning the wheels

The wild ride that is Illinois'' basketball coaching search took a few more twists and turns Monday, with Creighton coach Dana Altman doing most of the spinning. Apparently, Altman spun right out of the race. The Omaha World-Herald, citing

News-Gazette Draft Review

We asked staff writer Brian Dietz to review last weekend''s NFL draft. His take: Arizona D Top pick: Bryant Johnson Yeah, they needed receivers, but the Cards could have taken Terrell Suggs and still picked the same caliber of

Salt Fork, Zaayer zip along

Brandon Zaayer struck out 12, including the first six batters he faced, to lead Salt Fork past Unity 2-1 in Illini Central Conference baseball on Monday at Tolono. C.J. Lucas scored what proved to be the winning run in the third inning,

EIU quarterback headed to Dallas

Eastern Illinois quarterback Tony Romo has agreed to terms on a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys, and teammate J.R. Taylor is expected to join the Green Bay Packers via the same route. The Cowboys'' quarterbacks coach is former

Masar, Bolen boost Urbana

Ella Masar scored three goals in the first half Monday, leading Urbana to a 4-0 Big 12 Conference soccer victory against Bloomington. Masar also assisted on Ashley Bolen''s goal for the host Tigers (11-2). Bolen added two assists. *

Drake honors Felicien feats

What do Illinois senior Perdita Felicien and six-time world champion Merlene Ottey have in common? Both are the only athletes to win the Outstanding Women''s Performer award at the Drake Relays three straight years. Meet officials announced Monday in Des Moines, Iowa, that Felicien was a unanimous choice for the honor after her history-making performance Saturday. The Canadian Olympian became the first athlete in the 94-year-old Drake Relays to win university-college and invitational