HS Girls Soccer: M-S vs. Bloomington

Mahomet-Seymour takes on Bloomington in a prep soccer game at Middletown Field in Mahomet on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

VIDEO: Oakwood At Mahomet-Seymour Baseball Highlights

Mahomet-Seymour defeated Oakwood 6-0 on Wednesday, March 14, in a season-opening baseball game. Highlights from the result, including postgame comments from Bulldog players Brooks Coetzee and Tanner Kirts and coach Nic DiFilippo.

Former UI coach Augie Garrido dies

The time Augie Garrido spent at Illinois was brief.

But successful. Much like his entire 48-year career coaching college baseball.

The sport’s all-time winningest coach, who coached the Illini for three seasons from 1988 to 1990, died on Thursday.

The 79-year-old Garrido had been hospitalized in California following a stroke on Sunday.

Finke, Moore named to all-state first teams

A pair of local boys' basketball athletes on Thursday earned spots within the Associated Press' Class 3A and 4A all-state first teams.

Champaign Central's Tim Finke and Danville's Kendle Moore were voted into the 3A and 4A first teams, respectively. Finke received the third-most nominations among 3A athletes,while Moore placed fifth in 4A.

March 15 Special Illinois basketball chat

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Illini just lost their leading scorer and rebounder from this past season with Leron Black's decision to turn pro. The Memphis native probably would have been their leading scorer and rebounder again in 2018-19. What does it mean moving forward for the Illini. Ask beat writer Scott Richey in today's special basketball chat.

Illini wrestlers ready to rock and roll in Cleveland

The Illinois wrestling team takes five qualifiers to the NCAA meet, which opens today at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Staff writer Bob Asmussen caught up with the five Illini this week:

Isaiah Martinez

Weight: 165

Record: 14-0

Class: Redshirt senior

UI trustees to vote on health insurance hike, bonds for sports complex

URBANA — A 15 percent increase in student health insurance rates and a $196 million bond sale to finance construction of a soccer and track complex, football performance facility and other projects will be considered today by University of Illinois trustees.

Fun-natured M-S blanks Oakwood in season opener

MAHOMET — A brisk Wednesday afternoon at Mahomet-Seymour High School wasn't about to chill the institution's baseball players, especially not on opening day for the 2018 season.

Before, during and after each at-bat from the home side, those in the Bulldogs' dugout would lob comments at their teammates on the diamond.

Some were encouraging.

Prep highlights, March 14, 2018

In baseball

Central 23, Kankakee 0. The Maroons opened their 2018 campaign by humbling the Kays in a game played at Champaign. Central hurler Jake Meyer struck out 11 and allowed just one hit to pick up the victory. Sam Butler, Cam Robinson and Joel Sarver each had three RBI while Connor Milton scored four runs to lead Central.