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Darrell E. Udelhoven | Courier Press  Courier Press

Darrell E. Udelhoven, 84, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully as his loving heart stopped on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Mayo hospital in La Crosse.

From Pages Past 4/20/19 | From Pages Past |  Bloomington Pantagraph

5 years ago (2014): and The Tennessean reported that Illinois State basketball associate coach Dana Ford is expected to be named Tennessee ...

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 ...

Klinkhammer retires after 3 decades serving youth sports | Free  ECM Publishers

If you played youth sports or had children that participated in youth sports in Minnesota over the past 28 years, there is a good chance you played in an event.

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.

Paulus, Charles J. | Local Obits

BLOOMINGTON—Charles J. Paulus, age 85, of Bloomington, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. He was born in Cassville, on April 13, 1933, the son of Joseph ...

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 ...

Diane Simpson | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Diane Rose (Krisik) Simpson, 69, of Durand, WI, met her lord on Friday, October 26th, 2018, with her loving husband by her side at Chippewa Valley Hospital in ...

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 ...

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!”

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Patricia A Kohlenberg | Courier Press  Courier Press

Patricia A. Kohlenberg, 64, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at her residence on Sunday, Sept. 23, with her loving family by her side.

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 ...

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.

Friday Night Lights Out: Football's Uncertain Future  WGLT News

As you drive into the small farming community of Lexington you quickly get a sense for the town's pride in its school and its sports teams. A large sign.

U High wills way to Intercity volleyball title  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — The University High School volleyball team displayed steady passing and deadly hitting on its way to winning the 40th annual Intercity Tournament ...

Photos: Pantagraph sports photos of the year | Sports  The Pantagraph

The Pantagraph's top sports photos took in a variety across 2018.

Photos: 2018 Intercity Volleyball Tournament 🏐 | High School Volleyball  Bloomington Pantagraph

The Twin Cities' high school volleyball teams compete in the 40th annual Intercity Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Normal Community High School.

West, NCHS post opening-night wins in Intercity  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The first-game jitters went away in the second half Monday night for Normal West High School's basketball team. So did the Wildcats' ...

College report: Titans fall in wild, extra inning slugfest  Bloomington Pantagraph

Forced into extra innings, the Illinois Wesleyan baseball team responded by scoring six runs in the top of the 10th.

Lawrence "Larry" J. Zimmer - WISC - WISC-TV3

Lawrence J. “Larry” Zimmer, 60, of Glen Haven, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on ...

Bloomington students find handwritten letters make heartfelt link with Japanese peers  Star Tribune

Shannon Sarazin never used to write letters. Like her peers, the 11th-grader at Bloomington Kennedy High School communicates with her friends and ...

2020 guard Anthony Leal should be a high priority target for Indiana basketball  The Hoosier Network

He may only be a high school junior, but four-star shooting guard Anthony Leal, out of Bloomington South High School, is well on the radar for Indiana ...

ISU's Hirsch, Ridgeway improve through daily battles | College Football  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — To hear them joke about it, it's Behemoth vs. T-Rex.

4-0 football team creating a buzz in Pontiac  Bloomington Pantagraph

PONTIAC — The formula for creating excitement about high school football in Pontiac isn't all that complicated.

Illinois Basketball: Chris Payton keeps Illini in top 4  Writing Illini

The Illinois basketball team is one step closer to adding to the class of 2019. The Illini are now in the top four for Chris Payton.

Warrensburg-Latham's Scott Godfrey to take over as Bloomington football coach  Herald & Review

After five seasons as the head coach of the Warrensburg-Latham football team, Scott Godfrey has accepted a job as football coach at Bloomington High School.

Diane K. Goerlitz

NORMAL – Diane K. Goerlitz, age 61, of Normal, died Monday, January 14, 2019, at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.

Muller wants to restore 'toughness, effort' to ISU program  The Pantagraph

NORMAL — It has been less than a week since Illinois State's basketball season came to a crashing end. The pain of a 17-16 season is still evident with ...

Kindred: Position switch a good fit for BHS grad Ridgeway  Bloomington Pantagraph

Not much is gray in John Ridgeway's world. He's a straightforward sort who has no interest in straddling fences.

Illinois Basketball: Chris Payton reemerges as Illini recruiting target  Writing Illini

The Illinois basketball team needs to start signing players for 2019. Chris Payton has now reemerged as an Illini recruiting target.

Big Dairy Is About to Flood America's School Lunches With Milk  Bloomberg

The Department of Agriculture is throwing out Obama-era school nutrition standards and tossing a lifeline to the dairy industry. It's called more fat, sugar, and ...

Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards Will Be Held May 6  Broadway World

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that the eighth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) will be held at the Broadway ...

Trayce Jackson-Davis is the future of Indiana basketball  The Hoosier Network

Archie Miller's inside-out recruiting approach is working as Indiana basketball landed its future big man in Trayce Jackson-Davis.

Rapid Growth In Teen Vaping Prompts Debate, Legislation  WGLT News

Vaping is now the most popular tobacco product among teens and young adults, thanks to $63 million in traditional and social media marketing last year by.

Green Bay East names Shaun Behrend football coach  Green Bay Press Gazette

Green Bay East hired Shaun Behrend as its new football coach. He has spent the past two seasons at Grafton.

BNOA to add three to its Hall of Fame  Bloomington Pantagraph

National Football League official Doug Rosenbaum, former Bloomington High School football coach Rigo Schmelzer and former Lincoln College basketball ...

Saluki basketball signs guard Lance Jones | Salukimania  The Southern

CARBONDALE — The SIU men's basketball program officially added guard Lance Jones from Evanston Township High School on Wednesday morning, on the ...

John Francis Patterson | Courier Press  Courier Press

John Francis Patterson, 87, died Monday, Jan. 29, of congestive heart failure at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.

BHS grad Donnelly to transfer to Illinois State  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Even when he went to Division II Illinois Springfield, Ilijah Donnelly kept wondering if he had the stuff to be a Division I basketball player.

Shirley R. Wegmuller | Courier Press  Courier Press

Shirley R. Wegmuller, 76, of Bloomington, passed away on Monday, July 10, at Mercy Medical Center, in Dubuque, Iowa. She was born on July 30, 1940, ...

Stronger than ever: How Jeremiah Gutjahr's greatest fall led to his greatest rise  The Hoosier Network

It was September 30, 2017. There was just over 33 minutes left to play in Indiana's match vs. Santa Clara. The Hoosiers were up 4-0. IU was well in control and ...

Iowa Earns Pair of Verbals From Paige Hanley, Macy Rink  Swimming World Magazine

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on For more information about Agon, ...

BHS pulls off thriller over Kankakee  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Connor Christiansen's fumble recovery and Colton Sandage's 25-yard touchdown pass to Holden Snyder with 1:22 left earned the ...

Carol A. Mumm | Courier Press  Courier Press

Carol A. Mumm, 66, of Bloomington, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 3, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster surrounded by her caring family.

BHS star Payton ahead of schedule  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — On the road to becoming empty nesters, parents discover their kids grow up fast — some faster than others.

Prep Spotlight: Intercity cross country reaching new heights  Bloomington Pantagraph

Now that we have some history under our belts, it's time to calculate when Bloomington-Normal high school boys cross country attained its greatest glory.

2018 IU Men's Soccer Guide  Indiana Daily Student

After falling one game shy of capturing the National Championship, the IU men's soccer team continues its Quest for Nine. After graduating key players, while ...

Friends recall murder suspect, family as close, loving  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Brian Petersen was a shy, bright, young man who was the center of his parents' lives, a family friend said this week as she and others come ...

District 87 reaches tentative teacher contract | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington District 87 and its teachers union reached a tentative, three-year contract late Thursday night that is expected to be ratified next ...

Power forward latest transfer to join ISU basketball team  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Keith Fisher III knows he won't take the basketball court in a real game for at least a year. Yet Fisher realizes he can make an impact on.

BHS' Ridgeway, Pontiac's Lanning pin down state titles  The Pantagraph

CHAMPAIGN — Long ago, wrestlers John Ridgeway and Jake Lanning gambled that committing to a mind-numbing amount of hard work would pay off.

Indiana Men’s Soccer brings in highly touted recruiting class  The Crimson Quarry

The rich get richer as the 2017 national runners-up bring in a top-10 recruiting class.

Brady Rose evolves into elite player for IWU  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — As a freshman at Illinois Wesleyan, Brady Rose could not escape occasional murmurs of the exact variety Ron Rose had taken great pains to ...

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in June  Bloomington Pantagraph

June 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

Football Fever: Previews of B-N, area high school teams  Bloomington Pantagraph

Our Football Fever series provides a look at all five Intercity and 20 area high school football programs. Look for more previews Wednesday and Thursday.

Maturity, familiarity led Kill back to Bryan Mullins  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Bryan Mullins always used his brain as much as his brawn during his four years at SIU, but it was the former point guard's maturity that ...

Ropp Jersey Cheese to open new cheese plant  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Ken Ropp is excited to move out of his truck — his cheese production truck, that is.

After beating opponent 161-2, high school hoops coach suspended

A girls high school basketball coach whose team throttled its opponent by 159 points earlier this month reportedly has been suspended for two games by his ...

Welch wrecking records for Raider track team  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — In sixth grade, Kylie Welch gave track a try and hated it.

Bloomington's Wellman skates way to silver medal at nationals  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — While climbing the ladder in the amateur figure skating ranks, 15-year old Alex Wellman of Bloomington suddenly found himself hitting a wall ...

Kindred: Harris put smile on face of swimming  Bloomington Pantagraph

Young John Pratt had just won the 200-yard individual medley at a youth swim meet. Feeling pretty good about himself, he climbed from the pool and headed ...

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in April  Bloomington Pantagraph

April 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

Bloomington teacher victim of fake Facebook page  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Someone created a fake Facebook page of a Bloomington teacher, sending inappropriate messages to other students.

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in January  Bloomington Pantagraph

January 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

SIU Men's Basketball | In tearful goodbye, Hinson steps away from Salukis after 7 seasons  The Southern

ST. LOUIS — Moments after SIU's men's basketball team lost its chance to win its first Missouri Valley Conference tournament in 13 years Friday night, it lost its ...

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in September  Bloomington Pantagraph

September 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

Bloomington event marks the worst US Supreme Court decision ever

Minnesota played a key role in Dred Scott's amazing tale and court decision.

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in March  Bloomington Pantagraph

March 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

BHS 400 free relay torpedoes school record  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Swim training is so focused on producing peak performances for a specific eight-day span that marks in the sectional and state meets bear ...

Area history, Oct. 21, 2016  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Today is Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:In 1916, the Champaign and Bloomington high school football ...

2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 12  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Welcome to Year 2 of High School Confidential, a project involving 35 area high school students who will write weekly for The News-Gazette and ...

Good news: 2017's most uplifting local stories... so far!  Bloomington Pantagraph

Everyone could use a little good news. That's why we've compiled some of 2017's most uplifting local stories! Guaranteed to brighten your day.

IU School of Education honors eight Indiana teachers as Armstrong Teacher Educators  Indiana University

The Indiana University School of Education has named eight Indiana public school teachers as the Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Teacher Educators for the ...

Regional Sports, Healthy Kolberg best in area  Beloit Daily News

Beloit Daily News Kameron Kolberg of Hononegah (above), heads the All-Area First Team as Player of the Year. He is joined by (L-R): Beloit Memorial's Trayvon ...

Quincy players have ties to NCAA Tournament title game  Herald-Whig

Have any local players ever played in the championship game of the NCAA men's basketball tournament? Yes. Three played in the title game. One was on the ...

BREAKING: Westosha Central dismisses head girls volleyball coach  My Kenosha County

An updated story can be located at the following link: UPDATE: Central dismisses long-time coach. By Jason Arndt Staff Writer. Westosha Central High School ...

Best in the biz: The very best of Bill Flick  Bloomington Pantagraph

Bill Flick, iconic local writer and beloved Pantagraph columnist, has a body of work that is truly unique. We're taking a look back at some of his most popular ...

Football season around the corner  WJBC News

By Bryan Bloodworth. BLOOMINGTON – In today's initial installment of Countdown to Kickoff, we're going to lay out the game plan for the next three weeks of our ...

Heat greets football players as camps open  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — High school football practice began Wednesday, and the season's first opponent was not wearing a different-colored jersey. Pantagraph ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Army National Combine participants

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 8.

Kindred: Memories still vivid for 1989-90 Redbirds | Men's College Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

Some hairlines have receded or, in the case of the head coach, vanished. Bob Bender lifted his cap Saturday and said with a smile, “It (the hair) was going away.

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Boys 400m Dash  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor boys returnees in the 400 meter dash.

The Rides of March. … And Beyond

When Bob Bender packed his bags and headed off to college during the summer of 1975, he had no idea what a legendary journey was ahead of him.

Myers, Redbird volleyball finding their comfort zone  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL -- A year ago at this time, newly hired Illinois State volleyball coach Melissa Myers was playing catch up.

Nation's Top 50 Boys Outdoor Returnees By Event: Spring Season Is Already Here (For Some)!  MileSplit

Tyrese Cooper (now competing at Miami Norland High School) has the nation's fastest returning times in both the 200 (20.46) and 400 (45.26), while has the ...

Girl, 15, found hanging by scarf in her bedroom after enduring relentless bullying by her classmates  Daily Mail

Tori Nakol Swoape, 15, (pictured) was resuscitated and taken to Riley Hospital for Children in Indiana where she was placed on life support - but she tragically ...

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