Preps coordinator Colin Likas breaks down the local high school sports season that was, shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest from fall, winter and spring athletics.
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The 2017 Bulldogs graduate set a personal-best time in the 1,500-meter run.
Brian Brooks coached the last area high school boys' basketball team to win a state title, and the St. Joseph-Ogden Superintendent is hopeful high school athletics will return this school year: 'Let's try to do as much as we can for these kids'
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The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior is close with several other distance-running standouts, both locally and beyond, and he relishes those relationships amid the strain of cross-country.
Dorjahn directed the Knights to their second consecutive regional title and first-ever sectional crown, and ALAH's club team placed second at unsanctioned state.
The Monticello sophomore led the area all season long, finishing a 3-mile course in fewer than 18 minutes on seven different occasions.
The repeat girls' Coach of the Year oversaw a pandemic-condensed schedule in which his athletes didn't finish atop the team leaderboard just one time.
With no high school athletics likely to occur in Illinois for the rest of the calendar year, Colin Likas begins taking a look back at how the preps scene appeared just one year ago.
The unsanctioned small-school cross-country state races transpired Friday at Three Sisters Park, and numerous locals came away with strong performances.
The Friday-Saturday-Sunday format is not IHSA-sanctioned, but it will give athletes in one fall sport a chance to close their season with state action.
Four high school newcomers will toe the line for coach Kara Leaman's Rockets at Saturday's Class 1A St. Teresa Sectional in Forsyth.
The freshman and junior emerged as top local finishers at the recent Big 12 Conference Meet, which preempted Saturday's Class 2A Taylorville Regional.
PEKIN — Danville and Centennial on Friday combined to qualify three doubles teams for the Class 2A Pekin Sectional semifinals, keeping those athletes' respective seasons going one more day.
Each week through the rest of the school year, we’ll highlight especially outstanding performances from area athletes and show them with their biggest supporters — their family.