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Prep football statistics after Week 8

RUSHING LEADERS
Player,School    Att    Yrds    TD    AVG
D. Powell, B-H    131    1465    12    11.2
T. White, Unity    141    1382    22    9.8

Kroner's Week 9 storylines: Playoffs start early for Central

CHAMPAIGN — For Central’s Maroons, the reality is the playoffs begin this week.

“I’ve told our guys we need to win six games,” coach Nate Albaugh said. “The odds are low (of being selected) if we don’t win this game. Our playoffs have basically begun.”

Asmussen: Is K-State for real?

Team of the Week
Kansas State

Danielson earns Big Ten golf award

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois junior Charlie Danielson was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Wednesday after tying for ninth at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday. Danielson shot the best 54-hole score in the fall season for the top-ranked Illini with an 8-under-par 208. He’s the third Illinois golfer to receive the honor after Brian Campbell (Sept. 24) and Thomas Detry (Oct.

Tate: McClain bridged gap between Self, Weber

You probably knew Wayne McClain was a special coach. If you didn’t know he was a giant of a human being, you do now.

McClain toasted, roasted by family, friends

CHAMPAIGN — There’s a saying that you can learn a lot about a man by who shows up to his funeral.

At Wayne McClain’s “Celebration of Life” on Wednesday at the Fluid Event Center, busloads were dropped off at the front door. There were traffic jams in the parking lot and more than 1,000 people filled the old Alexander Lumberyard to pay tribute to the coaching legend.

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

Sports Talk 10-22-14: Play now!

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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