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Photos: 25th annual Relay for Life of McLean County  Bloomington Pantagraph

The 25th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of McLean County was held at Bloomington High School, where it started 25 years ago. Rain shortened ...

Bloomington High School hopes to carry on new tradition for graduates

Bloomington High School seniors marched through their school halls Thursday to rounds of applause from teachers, students, and staff. It was the first.

Bloomington High School graduation πŸŽ“ | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Bloomington High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. May 26 at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington.

Bloomington HS Aims To 'Grow Their Own' To Address Teacher Shortage  WGLT News

Bloomington High School is looking to address the national teacher shortage by helping to groom new educators before they head off to college.

Bloomington High star Chris Payton leaves basketball team  The Pantagraph

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

'Lights On': BHS event engages students to highlight summer opportunities  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Hours after Bloomington High School ended classes on the last day of school Friday, the parking lot was still nearly full as kids spent a little ...

Springfield Fire Department promotes five - News  The State Journal-Register

Five Springfield Fire Department veterans were promoted Tuesday during a ceremony in the city council chamber.β€œIt is an honor and privilege,” said Chief Allen ...

Former SIU assistant Walker eager to share knowledge as BHS coach  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Justin Walker has been an assistant coach at the high school and college levels, as well as heavily involved in player development with an ...

Mosley resigns as BHS basketball coach after 8 seasons  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Micheal Mosley confirmed Friday night that he has resigned as Bloomington High School's head basketball coach after an eight-year run ...

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

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

Kindred: Mosley stays true to self during BHS tenure  The Pantagraph

Micheal Mosley had a rich basketball past when he took over as Bloomington High School's head coach. Once a ball boy and later a player at Peoria Manual ...

A matter of trust: Central Illinois schools update safety measures, active shooter drills  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” When they're not evacuating for fire drills or ducking for cover to practice for tornadoes and earthquakes, Illinois students are trained to ...

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

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

BHS names Watson girls basketball coach | High School Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Rich Watson enjoyed his first stint as Bloomington High School girls basketball coach, and he's ready to try it again.

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

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

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 ...

BHS basketball star Payton commits to Southern Illinois  The Pantagraph

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

Prep Spotlight: McGill doing double duty for BHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” In this era of specialization, the multi-sport athlete is a dying breed.

BHS track team makes it 7 up at intercity meet  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Injuries forced sprinters Drew Crooks and DaQwan Davis to drastically reduce their workload in the Intercity Boys Track Meet at Fred Carlton ...

BHS' McGill, West's Wetzel take wins in 3A sectional track  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Bloomington High School sophomore Liam McGill smiled when asked if the 80-degree temperature was more hindrance than helpful ...

Donaldson on target as BHS trounces Moline in regional  Bloomington Pantagraph

CHAMPAIGN β€” 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, ...

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

BLOOMINGTON β€” 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.

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 ...

Donaldson at home while fueling BHS victory | High School Basketball |  The Pantagraph

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

Photos: Intercity Boys Track Meet | High School Track & Field  Bloomington Pantagraph

Bloomington's CJ Hyde, middle, leaps over a hurdle in the 110-meter hurdles during the Boys Intercity Track Meet on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Bloomington ...

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

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

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

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

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.

PFOP: 'New' Bloomington High opened in 1959 | Local News  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 ...

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

CHAMPAIGN β€” Supposedly, enjoying what you do means you never have to work.

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

PEORIA β€” 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 ...

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

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

NCHS motors past Bloomington in Intercity soccer | High School Soccer  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Bloomington High School girls soccer coach Craig Lee likes to look at each game early in the season as a learning experience.

Brothers giving BHS basketball Moore | High School Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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 ...

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

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

Donaldson, BHS win OT thriller over Normal West  The Pantagraph

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

Former Saluki assistant Walker hired as Bloomington HS coach  The Southern

BLOOMINGTON β€” Justin Walker has been an assistant coach at the high school and college levels, as well as heavily involved in player development with an ...

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

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

Photos: High school students honored at annual scholarship event  Bloomington Pantagraph

The 2019 Joint Scholarship Celebration gave $76500 in scholarships and other accolades to recent graduates of Central Illinois high schools.

Prep Spotlight: Purple Raider pack stalking state title  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

Tri-Valley's Roberts pole vaults 13 feet in BHS Invitational  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” A confounding 20-mph crosswind and 50-degree chill could not stop Tri-Valley High School sophomore Windsor Roberts in the 32nd ...

National historic status sought for old BHS | Govt-and-politics  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

BHS sophomore Barger captures Class 2A medalist honors  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL β€” 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.

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

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

Photos: Bloomington Area Career Center opens new horizons  Bloomington Pantagraph

The Bloomington Area Career Center offers students careers outside the cubicle.

Turf's up: BHS rolls over Peoria Manual | High School Football  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” 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 ...

Burge enjoys unique view of Woods' Masters triumph  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Alex Burge was standing near the scoring area Sunday at the Masters. With cellphones not permitted at Augusta National Golf Club, it was ...

BHS volleyball turns back NCHS | High School Volleyball  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

BHS grad Weltha to transfer from Illinois State  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Ellie Weltha starred in softball, basketball, track and field and, as senior, earned first-team all-conference honors in volleyball as well at ...

State tennis to experience Intercity invasion | High School Tennis  Bloomington Pantagraph

The aces, backhands and line-painting forehands have been rewarded on the Intercity tennis scene this spring. Now, Bloomington-Normal's sizable contingent ...

Boddie, NCHS pull away from BHS in second half  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Bloomington High School's football team knew it needed some big plays to stay with Normal Community on Friday night.

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

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

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

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

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

PONTIAC β€” Chris Payton believes the Bloomington High School basketball team should consider itself warned.

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

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

Benet Academy ends BHS' dream volleyball season | High School Volleyball  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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.

Bloomington school superintendent named among top ed leaders in Illinois  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Barry Reilly has been named Superintendent of Distinction in the Corn Belt Region for his work at Bloomington District 87.

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

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

Photos: U High and Bloomington baseball compete at ISU's Duffy Bass Field  Bloomington Pantagraph

University High starter Jack Feely pitches to a Bloomington batter during the Pioneers' 6-3 nonconference win over the Purple Raiders on Friday, April 5, 2019, ...

District 87 board OKs contract with paraprofessionals | Local Education |  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” The Bloomington District 87 school board approved a five-year contract with paraprofessionals that administrators said will keep the district ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

BHS grad Moore busy recruiting for Illini football  Bloomington Pantagraph

CHAMPAIGN β€” From the middle of the infield at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston, Griffin Moore looked toward the blue track watching Plainfield North junior ...

First And Only: How Eva Jones Broke Barriers In Bloomington  WGLT News

Nearly a half-century ago, a woman named Eva Jones made history. It was 1971, just a year after racial tensions turned violent at Bloomington High School.

Photos: McLean County STEM Gala showcases creativity | Local News |  Bloomington Pantagraph

The McLean County STEM Gala gave students an opportunity to be recognized for their STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)-related ...

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

BLOOMINGTON β€” 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 ...

Photos: Pantagraph Images of the Month - April 2019 πŸ“· | Local News  The Pantagraph

Pantagraph photojournalists David Proeber and Lewis Marien share their favorite images from April 2019. Check out more collections from our photo staff at ...

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.

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

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

Bloomington High School graduates | |  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Bloomington High School held its graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. May 29, 2016, at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Valedictorians were Courtney ...

U High girls bolt to Intercity track four-peat  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” After beginning with a 30-minute lightning delay, the 30th annual Intercity Girls Track Meet ended with University High School winning its ...

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

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

Feit cleans up inside as NCHS girls top West for regional title  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” There were the customary details to take care of for host Bloomington High School following Thursday night's girls Class 4A BHS Regional ...

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.

Prep Report 10/14/18: BHS runners sweep Big 12 titles | High School Sports  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.

Bloomington High School graduation 2017 | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Bloomington High School held its graduation on May 28 at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Valedictorians were Alexis Clay, Zoe ...

64 things to ponder as teams prepare to hoop it up  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” It's here again, the time on the calendar when β€œHo! Ho! Ho!” turns to β€œHoops! Hoops! Hoops!”

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

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

State Farm Foundation scholarships awarded | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” State Farm Companies Foundation has announced winners of its scholarships.

Photos: 2018 Intercity Cross Country Meet πŸƒ | 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.

Central Catholic parts ways with Walters after one season as head football coach  WJBC News

Central Catholic High School has relieved head football coach Joe Walters of his duties after a single season. (Peoria Notre Dame). By Howard Packowitz.

Checkmate: Normal West Chess Program On The Rise  WGLT News

Normal West has become the latest intercity school to put its chess program on the map. Three of the top chess programs in Bloomington-Normal all have one.

Incoming freshman Griffin Moore recruiting for Illinois football  Herald & Review

CHAMPAIGN β€” From the middle of the infield at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston, Griffin Moore looked towards the blue track watching Plainfield North junior ...

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

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

Photos: U High and Bloomington baseball teams battle for regional title  Bloomington Pantagraph

University High claims the Class 3A regional championship plaque after the Pioneers' 15-5, six-inning win over Bloomington on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at BHS' ...

Council considers TIF district to redevelop old high school  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

School project: Area schools see major summer construction  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” Learning in an outdated space can be tough.

Photos: Pantagraph Images of the Month - May 2019 πŸ“· | Local News  Bloomington Pantagraph

Pantagraph photojournalists David Proeber and Lewis Marien share their favorite images from May 2019. Check out more collections from our photo staff at ...

Photos: Together, volunteers 'feed the hungry' | Local News  Bloomington Pantagraph

A rice repackaging project was held at Bloomington High School. The Delegate Church Association of Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal and ...

Prep report 4/23/19: Gilhaus paces NCHS baseball past Richwoods  Bloomington Pantagraph

Nick Gilhaus was the winning pitcher and also hit a solo home run Monday in Normal Community High School's 11-3 Big 12 Conference baseball win at Peoria ...

Former BHS basketball star Curry dies at age 48  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Bloomington High School honors its 'best ever' track team  WJBC News

Bloomington track coach John Szabo (at podium) said this year's squad was the best in school history. (Photo by Eric Stock/WJBC). By Eric Stock.

Barger, Schaefbauer earn top athlete honors | High School Sports  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” TJ Barger of Bloomington High School was named Male Athlete of the Year and University High's McKenna Schaefbauer was awarded the ...

BHS pilots Promise Council by students, for students | Local Education |  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON β€” A program usually managed by adults to help meet students' personal and academic needs is being steered by a group of passionate ...

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