Both the boys and girls teams for the Bloomington-Normal lacrosse co-op have officially begun play this spring after having the 2020 season canceled, and continue to grow and develop on the field in their inaugural seasons.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Congratulations to our local high school basketball players who have been selected to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state teams. JT Welch and Katie Steinman from Central Catholic both landed on their 2A all-state teams. University High’s DJ Starr joined Welch on the 2A boys squad. Zach Cleveland from Normal Community made […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — With school sports being shut down or limited, student athletes found themselves searching for alternative ways to hone their skills, stay in shape, and get recruited. Many succeeded, often with the support of private gyms. As the end of another school year approaches, we are celebrating all of 2021’s college recruits, including […]
Coming over from Nigeria, Francis Okoro had a standout career at Normal West High School and was a four-star recruit. After a couple nice years for the Oregon Ducks, Okoro will return back to the Midwest to play for the Saint Louis Billikens.
NORMAL, Ill. — Normal West’s Head Baseball Coach says that recent grad McCade Brown is projected to be in the Top 5 Round Draft pick. McCade won the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2018, his senior year as a Wildcat. Brown’s collegiate pitching career has been impacted by COVID, including cancelled plans […]
NORMAL, Ill –– As a junior, Madeline Gentry is a three-time State Qualifier in tennis, both in Singles her freshman year, then in Doubles last year. With COVID-19 this season, IHSA did not hold a State Championship in girls’ tennis. However, Madeline was Sectional Champ in Singles and IHSA awarded all Sectional Champions “All-State” honors. […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Both teams made strides founded on hard work and consistency. NCHS coach Tom Patten explains, “Like pretty much every cross country program, we try to bring together a combination of strength and distance training with shorter, speed training. There’s no magic; the harder they work at those two facets, the better they will […]
NORMAL, Ill. — Normal West girls’ tennis has a stake in the tennis world as local leaders. Their team adopted the motto “First Time Season,” after they won the first regular season and Conference Tourney championship in school history last year. Head Coach Steve Wulfers has a straightforward view of preparing the girls for matches […]
NORMAL, Ill. — Teammates Secily Patterson and Brady Stoewer were part of the title-winning Normal West Cheer Team last season. Secily has been a D1 recruit to Purdue University since sophomore year. Brady, who started cheering his junior year, is now cheering for University of Kentucky, a school known for their cheer chops.