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PODCAST: SportsTalk 06-21-16

PODCAST: SportsTalk 06-21-16: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Tom Ackerman, David Schuster and Jason Heggemeyer.

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Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 44, Henry McGrew

No. 44: Henry McGrew, DE

Top 50 College Football Teams of 2016: No. 44, California

No. 44: California

Coach: Sonny Dykes

2015 record: 8-5

Projected 2016 record: 8-4

Circle the date: Nov. 19 vs. Stanford

Bowl trip: Foster Farms

Area update: PBL principal wants graduation earlier

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High Principal Travis Duley is asking the school board to change the date of next year's graduation ceremony so that seniors won't have to wait several days after the school year ends before receiving their diplomas.

12th All-Area Boys' Tennis Team

ALL-AREA FIRST TEAM
NAME    SCHOOL    YR.

Connor Gross    St. Thomas More    Sr.
Van Gundersen    Urbana Uni High    So.
Matthew Scaggs    Centennial    Sr.
Jared Thomas    Centennial    Fr.

All-Area Boys' Tennis Coach of the Year: Urbana's Matt Avery

Why he’s Coach of the Year: Avery led a program on the rise to a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Conference tournament. After finishing in the bottom three at the sectional meet each of the last two seasons, the Tigers took third this year.

Thope's tennis climb a gradual one

CHAMPAIGN — When he was a kid, Kishor Thope would flip through the channels to find a sport that he had never played but always loved: tennis.

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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