Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

High School Confidential: Week 25

On Wednesdays throughout the school year, area students will fill us in on what's happening at their high schools:

ALAH 

Top of the Morning, March 22, 2017

On Wednesdays, our student correspondents deliver High School Confidential. Here's more on today's submission from Armstrong senior Holley Hambleton:

Armstrong-Potomac's archery team will compete at this weekend's state tournament in Springfield wearing uniforms designed to honor the late Luke Miller.

Top of the Morning, March 21, 2017

Before alternative facts, there were BradFacts.

That's the not-so-serious word from former Stephen F. Austin radio play-by-play announcer Rob Meyers, who worked with new University of Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood (right) for three seasons in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Radio extra: Brad Underwood

Email us your thoughts on the new coach at sports@news-gazette.com

Brad Underwood is making the media rounds Monday, a busy day that he'll cap off by addressing the fans in attendance at tonight's NIT game against Boise State.

Top of the Morning, March 19, 2017

How does Jill Knappenberger want to be remembered?

"Generous ... sharing ... caring ... loving ... dependable," she told me. "Mostly, that I was a survivor."

Top of the Morning, March 18, 2017

Introducing Sage Phillips, a 17-year-old student at Champaign Central who bagged Best In Show at the eighth annual Eric Show, a juried exhibition featuring artwork from 150 youths at 20 area high schools.

That's her winning entry — "Flesh and Flame" — at right.

High School Confidential: Week 24

On Wednesdays throughout the school year, area students will fill us in on what's happening at their high schools:

ALAH 

Top of the Morning, March 15, 2017

The local connections to the NCAA tournament don't end with guys in shorts and tank tops.

Austin Bosse, a seminarian who attends St. Matthew Catholic Church in Champaign, serves as team chaplain for Mount St. Mary's and was there — in uniform — at Tuesday's First Four game in Dayton, Ohio.

Top of the Morning, March 14, 2017

At first glance, it looked as if a track meet was set to take place in the parking lot north of The News-Gazette on Saturday.

Top of the Morning, March 12, 2017

I'm happy to report that the dean of Monticello sports — 101-year-old Bob Miller — was able to watch his beloved Sages on TV as they played in their first Final Four this weekend.

"I'm still proud of them," he said Saturday morning, discussing the previous night's semifinal loss.