Prep Sports

Salt Fork football coach resigns, effective immediately

via The News-Gazette

Longtime Salt Fork football coach Brian Plotner has stepped down.

Superintendent Phil Cox said Plotner submitted his letter of resignation on January 16. His resignation was effective immediately.

Comet girls claim county championship, boys runner-up

by Jake Keister

This year’s Vermilion County tournament was both rescheduled and relocated because of the snow on the first weekend, but both the Oakwood Comets and Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin boys and girls teams fought their way to the championship games at the David S. Palmer Arena.

NVHS Falcons win homecoming game

The North Vermillion Falcons won their homecoming game with a score of 71-63. 

The Falcon cheerleaders hosted the homecoming festivities.

Gracie Fulton and Malachi Whittington were crowned as the Homecoming Queen and King. 

Erin Toole signs letter of intent to play softball at Greenville University

Erin Toole, a Westville High School student and softball player, recently signed her Letter of Intent to play softball for the Greenville University Panthers in Greeneville, Illinois.

Winslow signs for Lincoln College Softball Team

Lincoln College Head Coach Boyd Nowicki has inked the second member of his 2019 recruiting class. 

Senior Emma Winslow, an outfielder from Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School, signed her letter of intent to officially become a Lynx.

Falcons hold on to beat Red Ramblers in homecoming match-up

North Vermillion defeated Attica High School 27-22 in their Homecoming football game on September 21.

North Vermilion’s Jonathon Kilgore received the Fountain Trust player of the game award.

Homecoming floats were presented before the start of the game with a holiday theme.

Danville graduates make NFL rosters

As teams trimmed their rosters down to 53 players Saturday, two former Danville High School standouts found themselves still on an active roster.

Area athletes in College

Contributor Troy Gentle compiled a list of former area athletes currently competing in college football for our 2018 prep football special section. The following are athletes from our area that are competing collegiately this year.


Tigers hungry to replicate success despite key losses

via The News-Gazette

How does a football coach entice a bunch of high school players to stick with their summer workouts, beyond promises of big wins later in the year?

With food, of course.

Dans Pitchers throw combined no-hitter

On June 23, Danville Dans pitchers, Steven Washilewski and Will Klein combined to throw a no-hitter in Hannibal this evening as the Dans defeated the Hoots 8-0. This is the fifth no-hitter in Dans history, and the first since CJ Burdick tossed one on June 4, 2014.

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