Track and Field

Track and Field

Tuesday's prep highlights: Alvis deals no-hitter as Hawks roll

In baseball

■ Unity 3, Fisher 1. Unity’s Kyle Cooper drove in a run with a double and Zach Spencer struck out seven and allowed one run over 4 2/3 innings. Dawson Purvis had two hits, struck out five and allowed two earned runs for Fisher.

On campus: Portwood nets hoops recognition

Sophomore Alex Portwood, from Milford, was named to the All-Region 24 men's basketball team. The Lincoln Land team MVP also earned a first-team selection on the Mid-West Athletic Conference team. Portwood led the 14-18 Loggers at 11.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and a 86.9 free throw percentage. In his two seasons at Lincoln Land, he amassed more than 600 points and 200 rebounds.

March 30 prep sports chat

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:30pm

The spring sports season is well underway. Who are some of the top baseball and softball teams in the area? What about girls' soccer, boys' tennis and track field? How did The News-Gazette determine Kendle Moore as its boys' basketball Player of the Year and Justin Cardani as its Wrestler of the Year? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis takes your questions at 12:30 p.m.

Advanced Prep (Week of March 27)

Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:

1. MONDAY: Champaign Central at Tuscola, baseball

Saturday's prep highlights: Taylor nets meet-record high jump

In track and field

■ At Bloomington. Area athletes captured three first-place medals Saturday in Class 2A competition at the Illinois Top Times Indoor Meet, held at the Shirk Center on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus. Area representatives finished as the state runner-up in three other events.

Friday's prep highlights: Stokowski hits for the cycle

In track and field

Prep roundup: Carr tosses no-hitter for Sages

In baseball

■ Unity 10, Westville 2. Clayton Cheesman drove in one of the Tigers’ two runs, but the Rockets scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back.

March 23 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

What was going to go in The News-Gazette's sports section this past Sunday before Brad Underwood was hired? What do other college basketball experts think of Josh Whitman's hire? How is Lovie Smith's program progressing? What area high schools are poised to have good spring sports? Sports editor Matt Daniels will answer any and all questions in his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday.

March 23 prep sports chat

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

Why was Anaya Peoples The News-Gazette's All-Area girls' basketball Player of the Year? When do other All-Area teams from the winter come out? What spring sports teams could contend for a state title this school year? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer your questions at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Prep preview, Week of March 20

Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:

1. ALL WEEK: Champaign Central, Centennial out-of-state trips, baseball