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Retiring executive sports editor Fred Kroner has seen a lot in his 34 years at The News-Gazette. Each Sunday until his last day, he’ll share his most memorable stories.
Executive sports editor Fred Kroner shares another of his favorite moments from his time with The News-Gazette as he nears retirement.
UNITY GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRYCoach Gary Wieneke’s Rockets had a top four pack within 35 seconds of one another and secured the area’s best Class 1A state finish at Peoria’s Detweiller Park, fifth place. Unity came in ahead of two schools it trailed at either the regional or sectional meets. Taylor Renfroe and Sisay Eisenmenger led the way.
Nathan Landolt has opened Error Records at 702 S. Neil St., C, in the space that formerly housed the skateboard shop called Board Boutique.Error Records sells vinyl records, cassette tapes, compact discs, DVDs and zines — often self-published magazines.
In baseball■ St. Joseph-Ogden 1, PBL 0. Hunter Hart struck out 14 while throwing a no-hitter, outdueling freshman Jonathon Walder to lead the Spartans to a home win. SJ-O scored the game’s lone run in the third when Josh Poulter stole two bases and reached home on Jordan Buhs’ single.
✰✰✰✰SALT FORK SOFTBALLThe Storm (5-1) enjoyed a 5-0 week thanks to an offensive attack that generated 75 hits — Camaryn Todd had more than 10 — including home runs by Lea Hall (three) and Emilie McFadden (two). Peyton Meade won three of the games, one by shutout.✰✰✰G-RF/CHRISMAN BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD
EACH WEEK, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN ILLINI HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTEThis week: With the NCAA title being decided tonight, no better time to remember when Illinois was on the brink of glory.Date: April 4, 2005Headline: Visions of beauty
In baseball■ St. Thomas More 4, PBL 3. Winning pitcher Mike Plecki went 2 for 3 and scored twice for the host Sabers. Jonathon Walder was 2 for 2 with two runs for the Panthers.
Teams of the Week✰✰✰✰FISHER SOFTBALLThe Bunnies (5-0) won three games in three days, committing one error in 21 innings. Sophomore Kelcie Fredrickson has won her first four decisions, and senior Kalli Gosser is off to a strong start, hammering a home run against Unity. Freshman Emilee Schwing had four hits vs. Lexington.✰✰✰
Athletesof the WeekEllie EnglandUrbana, JuniorSoccerRecently: Had two goals and two assists for the Tigers in a 7-0 win against Danville.In her words: "We have a lot of potential. We will get better as the season goes along."I’m driving ... a Subaru Forester.I’m dying to see ... "Pitch Perfect." Again.
In baseball■ Mahomet-Seymour 11, Champaign Central 7. Down to its final out with the bases empty, the Bulldogs erupted for six runs to stun the host Maroons. Joe Kenney and Cullen Day each had two-run singles in the seventh for M-S, and winning pitcher Chris Redman held Central to two hits over the final four innings.
EACH WEEK, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN ILLINI HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTEThis week: If it beats Miami, Illinois will reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005. In 2001, the Illini ended a much-longer Sweet 16 drought by winning twice in Dayton.
EACH WEEK, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN ILLINI HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTEThis week: Brandon Paul's shot to beat Minnesota on Thursday was the second game-winner by an Illini at the Big Ten tournament. Cory Bradford's three-pointer down Bob Knight's Hoosiers in a 2000 quarterfinal.
For new retail openings in East Central Illinois this week, it's hard to get bigger than the opening of the new Kohl's store in Danville.The 56,000-square-foot store at 3707 N. Vermilion St. has a ribbon-cutting at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the official opening at 8 a.m.
Folks who hated not having a local Hallmark store open for Valentine's Day can take heart.Kirlin's Hallmark plans to open Friday — and possibly as early as Wednesday — in the former Dena's Hallmark location at Marketview Shopping Center in Champaign.Kirlin's also plans to open a store March 8 in Danville's Towne Centre, also in a former Dena's Hallmark space.
Athletes of the WeekChantal MeachamCentennial, SeniorBasketballRecently: Lock-down defender hit three three-pointers in back-to-back postseason games as the third-ranked Chargers won their third consecutive regional championship.
Teams of the Week✰✰✰✰✰CENTENNIAL BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELDThe Chargers had stellar performances from two athletes. In his indoor opener, Luke Vaughn broke the school record in the shot put (57-111/4), placing him among the top 15 all-time in the area. Teammate Jonah Peoples was the 60-meter hurdles winner at the UI Armory.✰✰✰✰
News-Gazette reporter Bob Asmussen and photographer Holly Hart were allowed to tag along on the Krush's recent trip to Purdue. Embedded in a group of 100, Asmussen had to dress and act like the Krush for nine hours.
Fans of Brian Cardinal and other sports greats can find their images on the walls of a new restaurant in Tolono.Traxside Pub and Sports Lounge opened Feb. 1 in the old Radmaker's Billiards and Sports Bar at 4 E. Holden St.It's owned by Jignesh and Nita Panchal, who operate the adjacent Hometown Pantry, and by Jeff Lancaster, who was long involved in Radmaker's.
In boys’ basketball■ PBL 48, Fisher 40. Drew Schrodt went 6 for 6 at the foul line and scored 13 points to lead the Panthers to a road win. Kyle Williams and Hans Carmien tallied 11 points apiece for the Bunnies.
2019 Football Schedule
|Aug. 31 Illinois vs. Akron, 11am|
|Sep. 7 at UConn, 2;30pm|
|Sep. 14 vs. Eastern Michigan, 11am|
|Sep. 21 vs. Nebraska, TBA|
|Oct. 5 at Minnesota, 2:30pm or 3pm|
|Oct. 12 vs. Michigan, TBA|
|Oct. 19 vs. Wisconsin, 11am|
|Oct. 26 at Purdue, TBA|
|Nov. 2 vs. Rutgers, TBA|
|Nov. 9 at Michigan State, TBA|
|Nov. 23 at Iowa, TBA|
|Nov. 30 vs. Northwestern, TBA|