More than 70 area high school students worked alongside N-G Media engineer Ed Bond to produce 10-second promotions for local programming, from “Penny For Your Thoughts” to “ServPro Prep Football Confidential.” They sounded terrific.
WATCH: In conjunction with the start of IHSA practices, a video look at the Champaign County high school's athletic makeover.
Upon graduating from Centennial in 2017, WILLA and GRESSA OLSON took their soccer craft to the University of South Carolina Aiken. The twin sisters haven’t slowed down, either, with the former News-Gazette All-Area first-teamers finishing 1-2 in points for last season’s Pacers. The duo discu…
For the first time ever, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tops our all-sports rankings
For the first time ever, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley topped our annual chart of top programs of the year.
ALL-AREA FIRST TEAMATHLETE YR. POS. SCHOOLNyah Biegler Soph. D/M Mahomet-SeymourMegan Clavey Soph. F St. Thomas MoreOlivia DeVriese Sr. F CentennialEmmie German Fr. GK MonticelloAbby Leibach Sr. D/M St. Thomas MoreKatie Limentato Jr. F Judah ChristianMaddie Louis Sr. D Mahomet-Seymour
CHAMPAIGN — A high school athlete can display leadership in numerous ways.Maddy Wade turned to a few of them during her senior year with the Mahomet-Seymour girls' soccer program.
Plenty of folks throughout Monticello are no doubt thrilled after getting to stake their claim to some athletic history. The high school in Piatt County — and Loren Tate's alma mater — hosted a trophy giveaway on Wednesday, necessitated by some housekeeping tied to a renovations referendum that was approved last year.
GoalsLimentato, Judah Christian 33Maupin, Monticello 31Wade, Mahomet-Seymour 25Koerner, Mahomet-Seymour 24Robey, Arthur Okaw Christian 18Bre. Benson, Mahomet-Seymour 17O. DeVriese, Centennial 15Al. Franklin, Arthur Okaw Christian 15Henningsen, Arthur Okaw Christian 15Ruckman, University High 15
GoalsPlayer, School GoalsLimentato, Judah Christian 33Maupin, Monticello 31Wade, Mahomet-Seymour 25Koerner, Mahomet-Seymour 24Robey, Arthur Okaw Christian 18Bre. Benson, Mahomet-Seymour 17Al. Franklin, Arthur Okaw Christian 15Henningsen, Arthur Okaw Christian 15Ruckman, Uni High 15
MAHOMET — It's hard to pinpoint the exact expectations placed upon Mahomet-Seymour girls' soccer ahead of its 2019 campaign.The previous outfit finished 21-3 and with a Class 2A regional plaque. Leaving that group were seven seniors, including all-time leading scorer Meredith Johnson-Monfort and standout goaltender Sarah Hohenstein.
In baseballBlue Ridge 11, Ridgeview 1. Jayden Dalton drove in three runs on two hits, including a double, and Aaron Jayne struck out seven and only yielded two hits to lift the host Knights (11-14) to a five-inning nonconference win. Jayne also helped himself out at the plate with two RBI.
CHAMPAIGN — James Johnson maintains a tradition with St. Thomas More girls' soccer in which he writes a letter to each of his senior athletes, then reads them one by one heading into the postseason.Wednesday saw Abby Leibach get her moment in the spotlight.
GoalsPlayer, School GoalsLimentato, Judah Christian 33Maupin, Monticello 30Wade, Mahomet-Seymour 25Koerner, Mahomet-Seymour 21Bre. Benson, Mahomet-Seymour 17Robey, Arthur Okaw Christian 15Ruckman, Uni High 15Clavey, St. Thomas more 14Jancola, Judah Christian 14
Class 1A programs jump into postseason action tonight, so preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS compiles his final rankings before All-Area time:RANK, TEAM REC. PREV. COMMENT1. Mahomet-Seymour 20-1 1Bulldogs completed perfect Apollo Conference season Tuesday by topping Mt. Zion, host Normal U-High next.2. St. Thomas More 12-8-2 2