CHAMPAIGN — Martin Mondala produced all of the offense for St. Thomas More boys’ soccer on Friday during a 3-0 home victory over St. Joseph-Ogden.
The adjustments appear to have been made with a recent announcement by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Dan Sheehan wasn't surprised by Monday's news after a letter was sent on behalf of school administrators to Gov. J.B. Pritzker and IDPH leader Dr. Ngozi Ezike about the subject.
The 2020-21 IHSA season is slowly getting restarted across the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but we're still taking a look at the impacted sports from a different angle. This week: wrestling.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Wednesday is expected to announce scheduling for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, something Jane Stillman and others are anxiously awaiting.
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'
Friday's move allows high-risk sports like basketball and football to be played; IHSA will address season schedules in upcoming meeting on Wednesday
An acclimatization schedule has been approved for lower-risk winter sports, and contact days are available to fall, spring and summer athletics on an unlimited basis.
Lower-risk sports can compete out of conference, medium-risk sports can compete within conferences and higher-risk sports can hold intra-team scrimmages.
Lower-risk winter sports will receive a season start date soon, while the likelihood of events being held in higher-risk sports this school year continues to decrease.
The IHSA Board of Directors' latest meeting resulted in no change to the status of high school sports, which have been paused since mid-November.
Wednesday's IHSA Board of Directors meeting is expected to include discussion about scheduling athletic seasons for the remainder of this school year.
IHSA officials hope to have low-risk winter sports in competition after the new calendar year begins, but basketball remains in a state of flux.
Local boys' and girls' basketball players, wrestlers and boys' swimmers and divers visited our Champaign office in October for our annual photo shoot, and their images soon will start appearing in our newspapers.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Wednesday announced that the 2020-21 high school wrestling season will begin in April instead of November in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Wednesday opted to go against recommendations of Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health and will start the 2020-21 hoops campaign in November.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Wednesday is expected to release its plan for the 2020-21 winter sports season, though Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Tuesday announcement about sports my change the final decision.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker preempted Wednesday's IHSA Board of Directors meeting that will address the 2020-21 winter sports season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our annual Faces of the Winter photo shoot took place outside The News-Gazette on Sunday, 177 high schoolers visiting in masks and uniforms for an event hosted by preps editor Colin Likas and photo editor Robin Scholz.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Monday also approved club sports-related rules that will allow for some flexibility in multiple ventures.
The News-Gazette on Sunday will conduct its annual Faces of Winter photo shoot — and the pictures will run regardless of what happens to those sports' seasons.
Multiple wrestling coaches earlier this year filed an appeal to move the 2020-21 campaign to later in the school year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.