The wait is ongoing for area teams. Area players. Area coaches. Area parents. When will sports resume as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic? Good question. Until then, sports editor Matt Daniels spent the week telling the stories of those impacted by the pandemic in a variety of ways.
Panthers in new league for 2021-22 academic year after unanimous vote
PAXTON — It wouldn’t have been the least bit unusual earlier this century to see Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s athletic teams squaring off against those of St. Joseph-Ogden and St. Thomas More.
Illini Prairie Conference officials are seeking a football-only member school, but they’re also leaving the door open for a school to join the league in all sports.
Part of the 2018 regional-champion Champaign Central boys’ soccer team, the 2019 Maroons alumnus checks in with preps coordinator Colin Likas
This article will display all News-Gazette All-Area content from the 2019-2020 school year. It will be updated after the winter and spring athletic seasons as well.
Why he’s Coach of the Year: When his current seniors were freshmen, Burkybile’s Sages won three matches. They ran that total all the way up to 20 this season with just three losses and a tie otherwise as Monticello secured its first regional championship since 2014 and rattled off a nine-mat…
Preps coordinator Colin Likas caught up with these standout athletes who signed their letter of intent on Wednesday to continue their athletic careers in college:
On a day in which rain poured and temperatures dipped into the 40s, it took the top-seeded Maroons (19-4-3) time to thaw against the fourth-seeded Braves (15-6-3).
The Sabers debuted a sleeper pick in Friday evening’s Class 1A STM Regional final versus Judah Christian when coach James Johnson thrust sophomore Blake Staab into the net after 100 minutes of soccer.