The sports world is still on hiatus because of the global health threat caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As he will until the crisis subsides, sports editor Matt Daniels spent the week telling the stories of those affected by the pandemic in a variety of ways.
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.
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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.
Even after the IHSA individual state wrestling meet concluded this past Saturday night inside State Farm Center in Champaign, that didn’t mean the season was finished for some local programs.
The state meet has been at the Assembly Hall/State Farm Center starting in 1967 and every year since ’73. That’s a lot of takedowns and escapes. And the relationship is far from over. Earlier in the month, the IHSA tacked on another five years to the deal.
Long before the first match at state, qualifiers run through a gamut of checkpoints — from skin checks to weigh-ins to fingernail inspections. Preps coordinator Colin Likas went behind the scenes Thursday to explain.
Fred Kroner, who covered 40 consecutive state wrestling meets during his long tenure as a sportswriter, including 34 1/2 years at The News-Gazette, will be honored Friday as a 青鹏棋牌 Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Famer.
Brody Keith dabbled in wrestling growing up in Monticello. But today, at 39, he’s not tempted one bit to roll around and test the mats he and his crew of 12 laid out Tuesday at State Farm Center.
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.