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

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



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: 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.



Diane K. Goerlitz  SaukValley.com

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



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 ...



Bloomington High School's Chris Payton signs with Saluki basketball  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Chris Payton, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound senior forward at Bloomington High School, signed with SIU's men's basketball team Wednesday.



Great-grandson of Winston Churchill visits Bloomington High to invite marching band to perform in London  San Bernardino County Sun

Fourteen months before 600 million people will have eyes on it, Bloomington High's marching band played for a much smaller, albeit regal, audience.



BHS welcomes 'favorite' tag for Intercity tourney  Bloomington Pantagraph

Bloomington High School basketball coach Micheal Mosley has a message for those picking his team to win the season-opening Intercity 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 ...



How 3 girls found custodian's cellphone was recording locker room scenes  WISH-TV

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — A Bloomington High School North custodian is behind bars and faces some serious charges for incidents involving students.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



BHS pulls away in second half to win Big 12 opener  Bloomington Pantagraph

PEORIA — Bloomington High School used a 14-0 run to start the third quarter to break away from Peoria High as the Purple Raiders earned an 88-67 victory in ...



VIDEO: Brace yourself for the worst high school football defense you've ever seen  USA TODAY High School Sports

Van Vleet (Texas) High School has a good Texas high school football team. The team they recently faced off with, Bloomington (Texas) High School, is not.



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.



Regional cross country primer 10/19/18  Bloomington Pantagraph

When: Saturday — girls, 10 a.m.; boys, 10:45 a.m.. Area teams: Central Catholic, Clinton, Cornerstone Christian, El Paso-Gridley, Eureka, Deer Creek-Mackinaw ...



BHS boys snap U High streak; Pioneer girls roll on  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — The No. 3-state ranked Bloomington High School boys country team, like other elite squads, uses depth to carry the burden of high expectations.



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 ...



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.



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.



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' ...



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.



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 ...



New coaches abound in Intercity as football practice kicks off  The Pantagraph

The opening day of high school football practice offers a *fresh* start each year. Never has it served up a fresher one than this season in Bloomington-Normal.



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 ...



Paulus, Charles J.  Madison.com

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 delivers win No. 300 for coach Clapp  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Word spread among Bloomington High School's baseball players Thursday that a milestone was within reach.



U High girls repeat as Intercity champion  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The anticipated close battle for the team title came to fruition, but no team's prospects bore more fruit than University High School's in the ...



Donaldson Transferring To Bloomington  MyStateline.com

One of the NIC-10's top returning underclassmen won't be returning next season. Hononegah junior guard Caleb Donaldson is transferring to Bloomington High ...



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.



Carmel High School sued by parents who claim actions of employees led to son’s suicide  CBS 4 Indianapolis

CARMEL, Ind. – The parents of a 17-year-old boy who took his own life in 2016 are suing Carmel High School, claiming the actions of school employees led to ...



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.



Evansville schools face lawsuit over transgender student bathroom use  Indiana Daily Student

A transgender teenager in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is suing the district in federal court after he was denied the right to use the men's ...



BHS star Bradford to pole vault for Kansas  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — As one of the nation's best high school pole vaulters, Zachery Bradford spends a lot of time looking for spots to launch himself skyward.



Virgie M. Taylor | Obituaries Dubuque  telegraphherald.com

LANCASTER, Wis. — Virgie M. Taylor, age 92, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.



Rested and ready, Fisher leads BHS to fifth place at Pontiac  Bloomington Pantagraph

PONTIAC — Pre nap or post nap, Patrick Fisher's jump shot was wide awake Saturday at the 87th Pontiac Holiday Tournament.



BHS star Payton commits to Illinois State  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School junior basketball star Chris Payton has decided to stay home, announcing Thursday he has orally committed to ...



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.



DNR finds body of missing 26-year-old Bloomington man who went missing in Lake Monroe  CBS 4 Indianapolis

MONROE COUNTY, Ind. - Authorities have found the body of a missing 26-year-old Bloomington man who did not resurface Friday night at Lake Monroe.



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.



Payton Giving Bloomington A Hoops Reputation  CIproud.com

With 52 wins the past two years, Bloomington basketball is making a name for itself.



BHS starts fast, sprints past Joliet West at Pontiac  Bloomington Pantagraph

PONTIAC — Bloomington High School basketball coach Micheal Mosley desperately wanted to avoid a "slow and flat" start in the Purple Raiders' Pontiac ...



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.



Hoosier History: On This Day, December 9  CBS 4 Indianapolis

Today is Sunday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2018. There are 22 days left in the year. Today's Hoosier Highlights in History: On Dec. 9, 1967, Grammy ...



West teams up, rallies for win over BHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School's goal was to limit Normal West star Francis Okoro and force the other Wildcats to make plays.



Apology issued after Roncalli High School principal uses racial slur at all-school assembly  CBS 4 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Roncalli High School principal issued an apology Friday for using a racial slur during an all-school assembly. In an audio message ...



New BHS mentor Godlewski continues coaching legacy  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Coaches have two family trees — their real one and their professional one, the latter because coaches tend to coach like their coach.



Scars are for studs  Indiana Daily Student

It's the top of the fourth inning at Bart Kaufman Field and the IU baseball team finds itself in a jam. Illinois is in Bloomington for a late-April game and has runners ...



‘It’s very appalling what happened here’: Swastikas mar local high school bathroom  CBS 4 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- First a synagogue in Carmel, now a local high school in Pike Township – more swastikas are popping up in the Indy area, and parents ...



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.



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 ...



It's back to business for Payton, BHS  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Chris Payton's focus is on being more proficient off the dribble, becoming a threat from the wing, expanding his shooting range, improving his ...



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.



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, ...



Police warn of fake child abduction posts on social media  CBS 4 Indianapolis

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Police are sending a warning about fake posts circulation on social media and creating panic. The latest one happened in Bloomington.



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.



Daniel J. Crubel | Courier Press  Courier Press

Daniel J. Crubel, 55, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, surrounded by his loving family at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.



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.



Houston school takes down ‘sexist’ quote from school hallway after controversy  FOX 59 Indianapolis

HOUSTON -- A Houston school has removed a quote popularized by a former New York madam after social media controversy over the saying, which was ...



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 ...



Debate heats up over armored vehicle for Bloomington police  CBS 4 Indianapolis

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Public meetings over the purchase of an armored vehicle for Bloomington police ended with Black Lives Matter Bloomington walking out ...



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 ...



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 ...



Football Fever: Teammates drive BHS' Criddell toward bigger, better  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Domeneik Criddell is 20 pounds heavier than a year ago. The added muscle was built through hours of offseason weight training.



BHS battling, U High sailing at state track  Bloomington Pantagraph

CHARLESTON — Cary Lockhart's hamstring injury rocked Bloomington High School's trophy hopes during Friday's state track meet prelims where University ...



13-year-old Avon student facing charges in social media threat case  CBS 4 Indianapolis

AVON, Ind. – A 13-year-old student at Avon Middle School South is facing charges in connection with a threat made on a social media over fall break.



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 Pantagraph.com/Obituaries.



Prep football capsules 9/15/17  Bloomington Pantagraph

Time: 7 p.m. Friday. Place: Bill Hundman Memorial Field, Bloomington. Records: Olympia 0-3, 0-3 in Illini Prairie Conference; Central Catholic 3-0, 3-0. ✖ ...



Victims ID’d After Family of 4 Dies in Bloomington House Fire That Is Being Investigated as Crime Scene  KTLA

A couple and their two daughters are dead after a fire at a home in Bloomington on Wednesday morning, and investigators are treating the charred house as a ...



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 Pantagraph.com/Obituaries.



Students react to high school banning Confederate flag symbols  Fox 59

LAPEL, Ind.- A central Indiana high school has banned students from wearing the Confederate flag after it led to heated arguments. “Regardless of your opinion ...



Azcui enters second season as women's tennis head coach  Indiana Daily Student

Tennis runs deep in the Azcui family. Ramiro Azcui, the current head coach of IU women's tennis, has a family of five. His wife, Kathy, played tennis at Baylor ...



Court doc: Bloomington mom admits to holding hand over toddler’s mouth for 45 minutes  CBS 4 Indianapolis

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A Bloomington mother was arrested after she admitted to slapping her 2-year-old son and holding her hand over his mouth for 45 ...



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

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 ...



Ohio State wants claims nixed in diving coach sex abuse suit  The Seattle Times

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State University Diving Club is asking a federal court to dismiss the claims against it in a lawsuit over allegations that a ...



Bloomington police adding more security cameras downtown  CBS 4 Indianapolis

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Police in Bloomington are tackling crime with technology. Soon, more cameras will be watching over the downtown streets. “The criminal ...



Peoria schools record season bests at Big 12 boys track and field meet  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA -- Season and area bests, as well as five event titles, highlighted the night for the Peoria schools Wednesday as the Big 12 Conference boys track and ...



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 ...



Bartley rounding into two-way player as Salukis head to Las Vegas  The Southern

CARBONDALE — He was known as a pass-first point guard and a 3-point threat before SIU's men's basketball game against Howard on Monday night. Now you ...



Four Bloomington men arrested, accused of molesting teen girl they met through app  WTTV CBS4Indy

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-- The Monroe County Sheriff's office says four Bloomington men were arrested for allegedly molesting a teen girl they met through a phone ...



Speck Mellencamp gets probation, community service after arrest for public intoxication  FOX 59 Indianapolis

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A son of rocker John Mellencamp has been ordered to serve about six months of probation and perform 25 hours of community *service* ...



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 ...



Bloomington event marks the worst US Supreme Court decision ever  MinnPost.com

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



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.



McLean Co. tourney: Fred Young Fieldhouse was part of tourney’s charm from 1971-94  Bloomington Pantagraph

You've heard the term “a voice from above.” Phil Meiss recalls hearing more than one as a Gridley High School basketball player.



Anyssia Escamilla Search; Pregnant Calif. Teen Feared Murdered, Boyfriend Pleads Not Guilty  CBS News

FONTANA, Calif. (CBS/AP) Investigators and volunteers continued to search a Southern California landfill Tuesday for the body of pregnant 17-year-old Anyssia ...



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.



Mackenzie Looze to Swim for Dad at Indiana University  SwimSwam

Mackenzie Looze will swim for her father, Ray Looze, head coach of Indiana University swimming and diving.



Cathedral High School principal apologizes for photo of students giving Nazi salute in class  Fox 59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The principal of a local high school is apologizing for a photo that surfaced on social media, in which several students are doing a Nazi ...



BHS senior doesn't let hearing impairment stop him on the wrestling mat  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — A one-on-one pursuit for certain, wrestling has an isolating effect on its participants.



State tournament prove girls wrestling is on the rise in Indiana  CBS 4 Indianapolis

LAWRENCE. Ind. - Move over boys, ladies are getting onto the mat at a record pace. More than 130 girls competed Friday night at Lawrence North for the ...



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 ...



Final flash of state gold for Washington wrestling  Peoria Journal Star

Silver was the color of the night, with a final flash of gold, for Washington at the Class 2A individual state wrestling tournament.The Panthers highlighted a total of ...



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 ...



Indiana Recovery Alliance offers naloxone administration, distribution training  Indiana Daily Student

By the time the Indiana Recovery Alliance had finished naloxone administration and distribution training Monday night, about six people in America had already ...



Former assistant coach’s mugshot published in North Central High School yearbook  Fox 59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 21, 2015)-- The yearbook is supposed to be a reminder of memories that will last forever. But at North Central High School, it's a cause ...



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