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New definition fine for Vikings

DANVILLE  After being swept in a doubleheader by Normal West on Saturday, Danville baseball coach Gary Gritton pulled his Vikings together after Monday''s practice to redefine the season. They had fallen to .500 in the conference and halted a

PBL''s Bretz twirls gem, strikes out 13

Miranda Bretz held Watseka hitless, striking out 13 and walking two for host Paxton-Buckley-Loda in the Panthers'' 14-0 Sangamon Valley Conference softball victory Tuesday. Amber Rock went 4 for 4, scoring three runs and stealing two bases for

King, Reeder reign for Mahomet-Seymour

Caleb King went 2 for 3 with a double as Mahomet-Seymour scored the winning run in the seventh inning to defeat host Gibson City-Melvin Sibley 3-2 in prep baseball Tuesday. Bodie Reeder added two hits and an RBI for the Bulldogs. Doubles

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. *

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

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

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

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

Logging an Opinion

With Bill Self in Kansas, it''s time for Illinois to find a new men''s basketball coach. Give us your choice by visiting our home page at www.news-gazette.com and clicking on the "Predict who will replace Bill Self" icon. Or e-mail us at sports@news-gazette.com. Today''s response: * "I would love to see someone like Rob Judson, who bleeds orange and blue, to become our coach. However, I can''t wait another couple of years to be competitive again. Bruce Weber seems to be the up-and-coming type of coach like Bill Self used to be. With his easygoing personality, I think he would work well with Ron Guenther and with the players. He has proven himself to be consistent by being very competitive in the Missouri Valley Conference and the NCAA tournament for the last couple of years."  Chawn Ravanh, Champaign