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Bloomington High School graduation 🎓 | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

McLean County experiencing outbreak of highly contagious disease  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County is experiencing an outbreak of a highly contagious disease and health officials are responding by making vaccine available, ...

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 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 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.

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

BLOOMINGTON — 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 ...

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

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

BHS names Watson girls basketball coach  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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 ...

Photos: BHS football coaches look for talent on the first day of practice  The Pantagraph

Looking for hidden gems is how one BHS coach described its unusual agility-speed combine testing on the first day of football practice.

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

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

'What's best for you': B-N high schools expand opportunities for college, career  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — High school students in Bloomington-Normal and across Illinois will soon be asked to start early when making the choices that will take them ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Former Saluki assistant Walker hired as Bloomington HS coach  The Southern

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

U High rallies to top upset-minded BHS for regional baseball title  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The momentum was all on the side of Bloomington High School's baseball team Saturday. A huge upset was in the making on a ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

'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.

BHS' Barger begins quest for back-to-back state titles  Bloomington Pantagraph

Winning back-to-back state titles is rare. The last golfer to do so was Quincy's Luke Guthrie in 2006-07 before he went off to the University of Illinois and later the.

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

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

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.

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 ...

BHS grad Weltha to transfer from Illinois State  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

BHS volleyball hands NCHS regional loss | High School Volleyball  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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

Normal Community and Normal West warm up before their Class 4A regional championship game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Bloomington High School's ...

BHS grad Zach Bradford qualifies for World Championships  Bloomington Pantagraph

Bloomington pole vaulter Zach Bradford qualified for the Sept. 28-Oct. 6 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar by placing fourth in the Toyota USATF ...

Photos: Bloomington Area Career Center opens new horizons  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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

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

NCHS motors past Bloomington in Intercity soccer  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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 ...

Life in Pictures: Photos from Bloomington-Normal and Central Illinois  Bloomington Pantagraph

See anyone you know? Take a look back at some highlights of life in Bloomington-Normal and McLean County from the last week.

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.

Bloomington Labor Day Parade set Monday | Local News  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington's Labor Day Parade will step off 10 a.m. Monday from downtown Bloomington.

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

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

Bloomington High School graduation 2017  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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 ...

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.

Burge enjoys unique view of Woods' Masters triumph  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

Kindred: Ex-BHS stars Colton Sandage, Patrick Fisher to team up again at Vincennes  The Pantagraph

Longtime friends and former Bloomington High School basketball standouts Colton Sandage and Patrick Fisher will reunite this season at Vincennes University ...

Bloomington-Normal sports complex talks to resume  The Pantagraph

NORMAL — Twin City officials are poised to resume last year's conversations about a possible sports complex this fall — though some say not much has ...

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.

District 87 amends tentative 2019 budget  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington District 87 school board approved the tentative amended 2019 budget Wednesday to provide more spending flexibility as ...

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 ...

Bloomington High School graduates | |  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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.

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

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

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.

BHS grad Moore busy recruiting for Illini football  Bloomington Pantagraph

CHAMPAIGN — 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.

Former Saluki recruit Chris Payton headed to Indian Hills Community College  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Former SIU men's basketball recruit Chris Payton has found a new home.

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 ...

BHS volleyball turns back NCHS | High School Volleyball  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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.

Photos: Pantagraph Images of the Month - June 2019 📷 | Local News  The Pantagraph

The Pantagraph staff takes a look back at June 2019 through images. Check out more collections at

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 ...

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 ...

Relay For Life, which battles all cancers, returns to BHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Most families are affected by more than one cancer. That's why the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of McLean County supports ...

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 ...

NCHS, Normal West girls eye 4th meeting after 4A regional wins  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — It's a special occasion when Unit 5 rivals Normal Community and Normal West meet in a high school athletic contest. In girls basketball this ...

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 ...

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

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

IWU to Host Multicultural Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony  Illinois Wesleyan University

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– Illinois Wesleyan University, in collaboration with the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Educational Activity Club, will host the 28th annual ...

College report 7/16/19: IWU tabs Megan Rozboril as women's tennis coach  Bloomington Pantagraph

Megan Rozboril has been hired as the women's tennis coach at Illinois Wesleyan, athletic director Mike Wagner announced Monday.

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

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

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.

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

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

Photos: Bloomington Memorial Day Parade remembers its military  The Pantagraph

Marching veterans and a variety of military displays set the tone for Bloomington's Memorial Day parade Monday.

Photos: Pantagraph Images of the Month - April 2019 📷 | 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 ...

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.

Summer Report 8/11/19: Boyd nets 20 as ISU men win in Italy  Bloomington Pantagraph

Dedric Boyd scored 20 points Saturday to lead Illinois State's basketball team to a 65-58 victory over Stella Arrazza in Rome in the first game of the Redbirds' ...

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.

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 ...

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.

U High group to end four-star baseball bond  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — A year ago, Nate Hardman, Jack Sauser, Parker Mathieson and Paul Africano were jumping into a highly competitive summer of baseball with the ...

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 ...

Bloomington To Host Meeting On Route 9 Bike Lanes  WGLT News

The City of Bloomington has scheduled a public meeting to gather feedback on a proposal to add bike lanes along Illinois Route 9.

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 ...

District 87, Unit 5 See Enrollment Drop  WGLT News

Classrooms might not be quite so crowded in Bloomington-Normal public schools this year. Unit 5 is down more than 200 students compared to the 2017-18 ...

Bloomington High School earns long-awaited state finals berth  WJBC News

The Bloomington Purple Raiders (left to right) Colton Sandage, coach Micheal Mosley, Dazon Farris and Patrick Fisher addressed the media after their Class 3A ...

BHS pilots Promise Council by students, for students  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

SAR names high school award winners | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Twenty Pantagraph-area high school seniors have received Outstanding Good Citizenship Awards from the Gen. Joseph Bartholomew ...

Kindred: BHS, IWU grad Brett Moore in his element with USA Baseball  The Pantagraph

Brett Moore rode a bus with a baseball team Tuesday. He's done that a lot.

Incoming freshman Griffin Moore recruiting for Illinois football  Herald & Review

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

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

BLOOMINGTON — It's here again, the time on the calendar when “Ho! Ho! Ho!” turns to “Hoops! Hoops! Hoops!”

Kindred: Life after football fulfilling for former BHS star Brandon Hughes  The Pantagraph

Former Bloomington High School star Brandon Hughes doesn't look back on a football career that took him to Oregon State and the NFL. He's too busy looking ...

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.

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.

A work of art: Youth mural on Market Street unveiled  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner admits to not being much of an artist, but, he says, he does know a piece of good art when he sees it.

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.

Wells turns back clock, fires 64 to lead Medal Play by three strokes  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Jeff Wells knows what it's like to shoot a great first round in the Bloomington-Normal Medal Play Tournament.

Youth to pro ball, Twin City duo still together  The Pantagraph


Prenzler remembered as developer who helped shape B-N  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — A longtime Bloomington-Normal real estate developer was remembered Sunday as a man who helped change the look of the Twin Cities.

Youth to be honored at YICU event in B-N  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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