Contributor Troy Gentle catches up on how former local standouts are faring in their professional careers:
Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS checks in with the latest from the local scene before high school athletics for the 2019-2020 school year kick off in mid-August:
Former Champaign Central golfer — now a rising sophomore at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais — joined Tim Hoss Jr. and Jeremy Klein at the top of the leaderboard after Saturday's first round.
Local standout hopes to continue his strong play
Five years after the men’s program was suspended, the Jaguars return to the links in 2019, with the women's program playing its inaugural season.
Eagles beat Erie (N.Y.) 84-70 in one semifinal on Friday, while the Cavaliers defeated Cecil (Md.) 81-78 in overtime in the second semifinal matchup on Friday night.
Seven former Parkland standouts will be recognized at halftime of today's men's basketball game between the host Cobras and Danville Area Community College that tips off at 3 p.m. to become part of Parkland's 2019 Hall of Fame class. Let's find out more about each honoree:HEIDI McKEAN WLEZIEN
With 2018 coming to a close today, The News-Gazette sports staff spotlights the top 10 stories that defined the last 12 months of area athletics.
Two more wins and the Cobras will make a return trip to the NJCAA Division II national tournament next month, a familiar setting for the tradition-rich program that won national titles in 2015 and 2016 and placed fourth last year.
CHAMPAIGN — The sequel produced the same result as the original, and for the Parkland men's soccer team, that was just what the Cobras needed.
Champaign Park DistrictSENIOR A DIVISIONFinalRafters 8-0; Pia’s Hitmen 5-3; Body N’ Sole 4-4; Old Time Meat & Deli 3-5; Owens 65ers 0-8SENIOR B DIVISIONFinalFat City 10-0; Six Hound Saloon 7-3; Loman Ray 6-4; CASA 4-6; Lazers Edge 2-8; Esquire 1-9SUNDAY BLUE WEST CO-REC
Independence Day and baseball go well together. It's the national pastime, after all. Before you fire up the grills and watch the sky light up on Wednesday night, sports editor Matt Daniels takes you around the horn with four items.