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'Have a say:' Future of Empire Street upgrades in Bloomington subject of public hearing  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Jennifer Sicks hopes those who use Empire and Market streets in Bloomington know this is the time to weigh in on their future.

State Farm recognized local STEM students

Tuesday State Farm recognized twin cities high school students-- who excelled in the state farm enterprise technology stem mentoring program.

Bloomington High star Chris Payton leaves basketball team  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School senior standout Chris Payton has left the BHS basketball team, coach Micheal Mosley said Thursday.

BHS basketball star Payton commits to Southern Illinois  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School senior basketball all-stater Chris Payton will play in the Missouri Valley Conference after all.

New Bloomington High fine arts addition a 'legacy for the kids'  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — District 87 opened the curtain — or, in this case, the large overhead doors — on Bloomington High School's fine arts addition at a community ...

SIU Notebook: Bloomington High School star signs with Salukis  The Southern

LAS VEGAS — Bloomington High School standout Chris Payton signed with SIU on Wednesday, the last day of the NCAA's early signing period.

Payton leads way as No. 3 BHS dunks Rantoul  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Deploying the intensity it will need against the state's elite, Class 4A's No. 3-ranked Bloomington High School basketball team overwhelmed ...

BHS picks up steam, victory ahead of playoffs  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — With quarterback Griffin Moore and wide receiver Mauliek Johnson picking apart Champaign Centennial's secondary on Friday, Bloomington ...

Photos: Normal Community defeats Bloomington 🏈 | High School Football  Bloomington Pantagraph

Normal Community adjusts quite well to its first time playing on the artificial turf at Fred Carlton Field with a 49-28 victory over Bloomington.

Rector takes over for Whiting as BHS girls basketball coach  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Tom Whiting's tenure as Bloomington High School girls head basketball coach has ended.

School threat not linked to Bloomington High School  WJBC News

By Katherine Murphy. A threat circulating on social media that stated someone was going to shoot up 'BHS” caused some confusion in District 87 Friday morning ...

Photos: Bloomington Raiders football team runs first day of practice  Bloomington Pantagraph

Football season arrived right on time Monday with high school teams throughout Central Illinois taking part in their first drills, including the Bloomington High ...

Bloomington High School graduation  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School graduation is at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Grossing Motors Arena, Bloomington.

Kindred: 'GP' leaves lasting impact on BHS, community  Bloomington Pantagraph

Dazon Farris remembers the chats. Farris would head to the room where Greg Patton taught criminal justice at Bloomington High School, knowing Patton had a ...

3rd win over West sends BHS to sectional finals  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School senior Avery Carr called it "nerve racking" to try to beat a team for a third time in a season, particularly a rival.

Future Illini tight end Moore thriving at QB for Bloomington  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Griffin Moore won't be a quarterback again after the current Bloomington High School football season ends.

Photos: Normal Community stuns Bloomington on the road  Bloomington Pantagraph

Normal Community's seniors finally got their wish to defeat Bloomington, during a Big 12 Conference game at Bloomington High School's Robert Frank Sports ...

Duckworth scores 26 as BHS edges Manual in OT  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Senior guard Nate Duckworth scored 26 points Tuesday night as Bloomington High School's basketball team outlasted Peoria Manual in ...

BHS, Danville set for state-ranked beauty of a matchup  Bloomington Pantagraph

With both teams undefeated, Bloomington High School's basketball game at Danville on Friday night qualified as an attractive matchup.

KINDRED: Stephen Decatur grad Patton leaves lasting impact on Bloomington community  Herald & Review

Dazon Farris remembers the chats. Farris would head to the room where Greg Patton taught criminal justice at Bloomington, knowing Patton had a free period.

Donaldson on target as BHS trounces Moline in regional  Bloomington Pantagraph

CHAMPAIGN — But for a miss on his easiest shot of the night, a layup at the end of the game, it was a perfect night for Bloomington senior Caleb Donaldson, ...

Donaldson, BHS win OT thriller over Normal West  The Pantagraph

NORMAL — In a game of big plays, the biggest belonged to Bloomington High School's Caleb Donaldson on Friday night.

From the archives: A look back at former Bloomington High School basketball star Ron Curry  Bloomington Pantagraph

Former Bloomington High School all-state basketball player Ron Curry, who went on to start at Marquette University, has died at the age of 48.

Turf’s up: BHS rolls over Peoria Manual  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — While playing its first game on its new artificial turf, the Bloomington High School football team seemed to be on a magic carpet en route to a ...

Pontiac Holiday Tournament: Raiders 'dig deep' for OT quarterfinal win  The Pantagraph

PONTIAC — The "hump" has been more like a mountain for the Bloomington High School basketball team at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament.

Football Fever 2018: New coach brings 'Raider Way' to BHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Among a new coach's tasks is to install offensive and defensive schemes. Scott Godfrey has done both over the summer and in preseason ...

Students, staff grateful for BHS' new music facilities, sports field  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School's new fine arts space and new artificial turf at Fred Carlton Field won rave reviews at Wednesday's school board ...

No. 3 BHS downs No. 4 East St. Louis | High School Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

HIGHLAND — The Bloomington High School basketball team dug out of a 10-2 hole to defeat East St. Louis, 76-63, in the Highland Shootout on Saturday.

Without Payton, BHS drills Urbana | High School Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — With their leading scorer and rebounder on the sideline in street clothes, the Bloomington High School basketball team didn't miss a beat ...

West tests BHS before bowing to 3-time consecutive Intercity champ  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School star Chris Payton didn't award many style points following Monday night's title-clinching victory in the 48th Intercity ...

Brothers giving BHS basketball Moore | High School Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Landon Moore has little choice but to concede the title of best football player in the family to his older brother.

Photos: Normal Community captures regional title | High School Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

The Lady Iron best their crosstown rival Normal West, 58-39, in the Class 4A BHS Regional.

Moore, Snyder help lift BHS over Urbana | High School Football  Bloomington Pantagraph

CHAMPAIGN — Griffin Moore threw for four touchdown passes in his future home while Holden Snyder ran for three scores as Bloomington High School ...

Late Danville charge upends BHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

DANVILLE — A seven-point lead got away from the Bloomington High School basketball team in the final 40 seconds Friday as Danville prevailed in a battle of ...

Benet Academy ends BHS' dream volleyball season  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — It was a classic volleyball scenario. One team, in this case Bloomington High School, suffered a total meltdown in game one, which Benet Academy ...

BHS, NCHS prevail at Intercity Tournament | High School Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — As University High School shrugged off a sluggish first quarter, Bloomington's Donzell Johnson gave the Pioneers something else to worry ...

Wilbourn, NCHS seniors earn long-sought win over BHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Two months ago, it appeared the nine Normal Community High School senior basketball players would never beat Bloomington in their ...

BHS volleyball hands NCHS regional loss  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — With setter Corinna Jones distributing assists as if she were dealing cards, the Bloomington High School volleyball dealt Normal Community ...

BHS volleyball turns back NCHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Like a dissatisfied customer at a restaurant, the Bloomington High School volleyball team kept sending back the best Normal Community ...

Prep Spotlight: Purple Raider pack stalking state title  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School cross country coach John Szabo indicated last Friday that No. 1-state ranked Chatham Glenwood might be out of ...

No. 4 Danville escapes BHS in Class 4A regional final  Bloomington Pantagraph

CHAMPAIGN — Supposedly, enjoying what you do means you never have to work.

BHS, District 87 honor Hall of Fame inductees | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler is among seven people inducted into the 2018 Bloomington High School Hall of Fame who will be ...

BHS Raiders eager for first game on new turf  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — To make a home-opening high school football game extra special, try replacing your grass field with a $1 million synthetic one.

BHS holds on for hard-earned win over Hillcrest  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — In a game where leads vanished in a flash, Bloomington High School's basketball team made a late dash to down Country Club Hills ...

BHS boys make it eight straight in Big 12 indoor track  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Proving tradition never graduates, the Bloomington High School boys track team won its eighth consecutive title in the Big 12 Conference ...

NCHS gets past stingy BHS to win Intercity soccer title  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington High School soccer team went toe-to-toe with Normal Community on Monday afternoon at Fred Carlton Field, despite ...

Fast start not enough for BHS in loss to No. 5-ranked Peoria Notre Dame  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School's 11-0 start was a deposit on a Big 12 Conference basketball victory Friday at the Robert Frank Sports Complex.

Donaldson at home while fueling BHS victory  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The acclimation process may have officially ended Friday night for Bloomington High School senior Caleb Donaldson.

Higher-than-expected bids spark District 87 review | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington District 87 officials are reviewing their methods for estimating capital projects after several recent bids came in higher than ...

Defensive TD helps BHS take early lead in win over Notre Dame  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — In a game that featured 12 touchdowns and almost 800 yards of offense, the longest play wasn't turned in by a speedy tailback or wide ...

National historic status sought for old BHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Getting the old Bloomington High School placed on the National Register of Historic Places would clear the way for an Iowa developer to ...

Plenty of 'wow' as BHS outlasts O'Fallon in sectional final  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Joe Sanders was searching for the right words as he helped take down the net Wednesday night at the Robert Frank Sports Complex.

Photos: Central Catholic girls move on to semis in State Farm Classic  Bloomington Pantagraph

Central Catholic rolled to a 66-37 win over El Paso-Gridley in a quarterfinal of State Farm Holiday Classic small school bracket.

Raiders topple NCHS; U High edges West in OT  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — In a rivalry that is ages old, the Bloomington High School boys basketball team tried a few new wrinkles it hoped Normal Community hadn't ...

Hamlin nets 29 as Lincoln nips BHS in OT  Bloomington Pantagraph

LINCOLN — Lincoln High School senior center Jermaine Hamlin scored 29 points, including two free throws with under a second to go in overtime, to lead the ...

Old BHS to become affordable senior housing  WJBC News

Iceberg Development Group will invest $17 million to convert the old Bloomington High School on East Washington Street into affordable housing for seniors.

Second-half blitz sends Crete-Monee past BHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — A 6-6 halftime tie suggested control of Saturday's Class 6A playoff game was waiting to be seized.

PFOP: ‘New’ Bloomington High opened in 1959  Bloomington Pantagraph

Although it may be hard to believe, the current Bloomington High School is nearly six decades old. The school opened back in fall 1959, a mid-century modernist ...

Runner-up BHS advances 7 in regional wrestling | High School Wrestling  Bloomington Pantagraph

Led by 138-pound champion Ryan Gardner and 106-pound winner Chad Bellis, the No. 7-state ranked Bloomington High School wrestling team scored 143.5 ...

School project: Area schools see major summer construction  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Learning in an outdated space can be tough.

Former BHS basketball star Curry dies at age 48  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Former Bloomington High School all-state basketball player Ron Curry, who went on to star at Marquette University, has died. He was 48.

No. 8 BHS wins 8th straight Intercity wrestling title  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — There is nothing in the wrestling rule book to indicate how many points a winning tradition is worth.

Pontiac Tournament: BHS sputters, but wins tourney opener  Bloomington Pantagraph

PONTIAC — Chris Payton believes the Bloomington High School basketball team should consider itself warned.

BHS receives No. 4 seed in Pontiac Holiday Tournament  Bloomington Pantagraph

PONTIAC — Bloomington High School's basketball team has been seeded fourth in the 88th Pontiac Holiday Tournament.

Cold snap: Unit 5 closing Tuesday, Wednesday; ISU, Heartland closing Wednesday  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The arrival of arctic-like weather is forcing schools and organizations to alter their operations in the coming days.

Peoria Richwoods topples No. 7 BHS | High School Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

PEORIA — The No. 7-state ranked Bloomington High School basketball team fell to Peoria Richwoods, 81-72, Tuesday night despite 22 points and nine ...

Photos: Intercity Boys Basketball Tournament continues at Shirk  Bloomington Pantagraph

Bloomington and Normal Community win on the second night of the Intercity Boys Basketball Tournament, featuring a memorable moment with Purple Raiders ...

Prep spotlight: Family time fleeting for BHS swim star Pratt  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Children of star athletes must be wary if they journey into the sports world where there can be a lot to live up to.

Pontiac Tournament: BHS rally falls short in third-place game  Bloomington Pantagraph

PONTIAC — A shaky start undid the Bloomington High School basketball team twice Saturday at the 88th Pontiac Holiday Tournament.

BHS' Bellis, Gardner win titles at Geneseo Sectional  Bloomington Pantagraph

Bloomington High School's Chad Bellis and Ryan Gardner won championships Saturday to lead area wrestlers in the Class 2A Geneseo Individual Sectional at ...

Bloomington High School to name Godfrey its next football coach  WJBC News

Joe Walters coached the. Bloomington Purple Raiders to a 9-9 record in the last two seasons. (Photo courtesy You Name It Sports). By Eric Stock.

Photos: Bloomington bows out of playoffs | |  Bloomington Pantagraph

Bloomington returned to the IHSA football playoffs, but its journey was short-lived after a loss to Crete-Monee.

Photos: March for Our Lives rally in downtown Bloomington  Bloomington Pantagraph

Student-led organization BN Youth Activists holds a March for Our Lives to reflect on gun violence that has impacted the Twin Cities.

BHS sophomore Barger captures Class 2A medalist honors  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — TJ Barger came to Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State on Saturday in a good mood. He was given a *fresh* start in the Class 2A Boys State.

Tellor's late interception seals West win over BHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Gavin Tellor might want to ask Normal West High School football coach Nathan Fincham if he can play a little wide receiver.

Chicago Leo rallies to edge BHS in Team Rose Shootout  Bloomington Pantagraph

CHICAGO — For the second time in three days, Bloomington High School's basketball team saw a late lead slip away Sunday in a 65-64 loss to Chicago Leo in ...

New look: Proposal to set up IHSA football districts approved  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — High school football in Illinois soon will have a different look with the passage of a proposal to replace conferences with districts.

Kindred: BHS coach Scott Godfrey a quick study in 'the Raider Way'  The Pantagraph

It didn't take long really. It was a matter of watching 10, 15 minutes near the end of one preseason practice, 15 to 20 of another.

Kindred: West girls persevere through difficult journey  Bloomington Pantagraph

Sometimes losing doesn't mean you lost. The Normal West High School girls basketball team knows loss too well after the difficult past few months and this ...

Photos: 2018 Intercity Cross Country Meet 🏃 | High School Cross Country  Bloomington Pantagraph

Bloomington boys and University High girls take the team titles in this year's Intercity Cross Country Meet at Maxwell Park, Normal.

BHS boys win trophy by 1 point; U High girls miss by 2  Bloomington Pantagraph

PEORIA — The best boys cross country team in Bloomington High School history gave 37th-year Coach John Szabo his first state meet trophy at Detweiller Park ...

Coaching change leads BHS' Sandage to reopen recruitment  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — An unexpected coaching change has led Bloomington High School senior guard Colton Sandage to change his mind about accepting a ...

Unit 5, Dist. 87, most area schools closed Friday because of bitter cold  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County Unit 5, Bloomington District 87 and the majority of area school districts will be closed Friday because of the extremely cold ...

Photos: C-SPAN tour bus brings government to BHS students  Bloomington Pantagraph

A visit by the C-SPAN capitols tour bus brings an interactive lesson on government to Bloomington High School students.

State Farm Holiday Classic: Central Catholic girls too much for EPG  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Should opponents of the Central Catholic High School girls basketball team manage to stop Lauren Shanks, they still have to worry about ...

Kindred: From 'Bell Hill' to ISU, Ron Bell humbly left his mark  Bloomington Pantagraph

The family referred to it as “Bell Hill” in the 1960s, an area near Morris Avenue and Springfield Road in Bloomington.

Prep Report 10/14/18: BHS runners sweep Big 12 titles  Bloomington Pantagraph

For the first time since 1985, Bloomington High School swept the boys and girls titles in the Big 12 Conference Cross Country Meet at Danville on Saturday.

Prep report 9/30/18: BHS boys, U High girls second in Peoria Invite  Bloomington Pantagraph

The No. 2-state ranked Bloomington High School boys cross country team, led by individual champion Nick Doud, placed second in the 42-team Class 1A-2A ...

BHS eager to showcase eye-popping artificial turf  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Anyone needing to boost their level of community pride this week may want to drive past Bloomington High School's Fred Carlton Field.

Kindred: July looms large for BHS star Payton  Bloomington Pantagraph

Chris Payton was in the weight room Tuesday morning. Then he was in the gym.

McLean County Leaders: No Quick Solution To Youth Psychiatrist Shortage  WGLT News

McLean County has limited access to child psychiatrists . If youths in need are lucky enough to find one, they are often placed on a seemingly endless.

Ex-Redbird QB Luke Drone sees 'great fit' as EPG football coach  Bloomington Pantagraph

EL PASO — Luke Drone weighed his options frequently as a standout quarterback at Illinois State. When he did the same in regard to the head football coaching ...

Scoring points, building bridges: Dunson uses basketball, conversation, to better community  The Pantagraph

Dodie Dunson Sr., center, plays a game of basketball with Cedrick Gassaway, 11, of Bloomington, in the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal's Lawrence ...

Bloomington High School turf to help much more than football  WJBC News

Bloomington High School Athletic Director Tony Bauman stands near the entrance to football field which is expected to be switched to field turf next year. (Photo ...

Walters answers 'call,' takes over as Saints head football coach  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Initially, Joe Walters decided to pass late last week on the opportunity to apply for Central Catholic High School's head football coaching job.

Prep Spotlight: Swim acronym helping Rink turn in good times  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — ADHD is helping Macy Rink, but it's not what you think.

Youth to be honored during YICU service event  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Young leaders will be celebrated during a nonprofit organization's third annual *service* awards banquet.

Seven area teams advance from Maxwell Park regionals  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Success came in many forms in four regional cross country races at Maxwell Park on Saturday where ignoring 20 mph winds to advance felt a lot ...

Excessive cold causes Central Illinois class cancellations; safety cited  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County Unit 5 schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University and Heartland ...

Council considers TIF district to redevelop old high school  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Creating a tax increment financing district to help with redevelopment of the former Bloomington High School and several other properties ...

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