A.J. Nola received one of the best Father’s Day presents a baseball dad could hope for. The Seattle Mariners called his son Austin Nola up from Triple-A Tacoma, and the 29-year-old former Dan got a single in his first MLB at bat and scored a run on Sunday. June 16 Austin Nola became the 28th…

The Danville Dans scored in every inning except the fifth on the way to a franchise record 28 runs to defeat Lafayette Aviators 28-5 in Prospect League action Tuesday night. The Dans 11 runs in the 4th inning is also set a franchise record in the Prospect League era.

Former Danville High School standout Chuckie Robinson was assigned to the Corpus Christi Hooks of the AA Texas League after spring training.

A Salt Fork schools administrator will soon add another title to his resume.Superintendent Phil Cox announced Tuesday that a search committee is recommending Joe Hageman as the next head coach of the Storm football program.The school board is expected to make it official on Wednesday.Hageman…

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Many people reach a point when they decide that it’s time for them to retire, or simply start looking for a path in a new field. However, not many decide to make this change at the age of 25. Then again, not many people get the opportunity to play professional football.

Danville Area Community College and the city of Danville will again host the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s National Basketball Tournament at the DACC campus March 19-23.

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.

Unity's Rysa Stacy (5) and Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Jaclyn Pearl (23) in a Class 2A Unity Regional quarterfinal game at Unity in Tolono on Monday, Feb. 4,

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin vs. Westville and Oakwood vs. Hoopeston Area in a Class 2A BHRA Regional semifinal game at Bismarck-Henning High School on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

via The News-GazetteLongtime 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.

by Jake KeisterEditorThis 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.

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. 

Rantoul's Jaz-Meon McClyde (1) and Rantoul's Kianna Berlatsky (4) guard Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Katie Bowns (41) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Westville's Karly Cox (3) and Tri-County's Maiya Eskew (2) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Jenna Mozingo (20) and Rantoul's Litzy Hernandez (10) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Rantoul's Alicia Boatright (21) and Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Jaclyn Pearl (23) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Tri-County's Meredith Smith (12) and Westville's Karly Cox (3) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Tri-County's Lillie Cox (11) and Westville's Jasman Severado (15)in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Tri-County's Bella Dudley (23) and Westville's Karly Cox (3) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Rantoul's Kianna Berlatsky (4) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Rantoul's Alicia Boatright (21) tries to corral a loose ball stolen from Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Katie Bowns (41) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Westville's Mackynzee Woodard (25) and Tri-County's Lillie Cox (11) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Rantoul's Jaz-Meon McClyde (1) and Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Meah Carter (35) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Rantoul's Tanaya Young (5) and Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Meah Carter (35) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Westville's head coach Jay Katavich in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Rantoul's Myejoi Williams (25) tries to block a shot by Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Jenna Mozingo (20) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Rantoul's Alicia Boatright (21) and Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Meah Carter (35) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Tri-County's Izzy Carroll (5) and Westville's Karly Cox (3) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Tri-County's Grace Burnside (3) and Westville's Aiyana Austin (13) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Tri-County's Maiya Eskew (2) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Tri-County's Kiersten Price-Wilson (30) and Tri-County's Grace Burnside (3) and Westville's Aiyana Austin (13) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Jenna Mozingo (20) and Rantoul's Tanaya Young (5) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Rantoul's Laysha Rivera (23) and Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon's Rebekah Kilpatrick (22) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Rantoul's players chat with their head coach before their game in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Tri-County's Maiya Eskew (2) and Tri-County's Lillie Cox (11) guard Westville's Tierra Wash (22) in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Tri-County's head coach Joe Morrisey in the Comet Classic girl's basketball tournament at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

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.

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin vs. Salt Fork and Oakwood vs. Hoopeston Area in Class 2A St. Joseph-Ogden Regional quarterfinals at the high school in St. Joseph on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.

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.

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

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. 

via The News-GazetteHow 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.