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On the ever-changing high school landscape, one thing has held firm for generations. There is a pecking order within each building.

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CHICAGO — Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in …

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CHARLESTON — Gibson City High School graduate Jeff Christensen has been chosen for induction into the Eastern Illinois University At…

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The perception of youth sports takes a full-brunt, head-on hit from time to time. We see or hear of win-at-all-cost coaches, meddlin…

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BLOOMINGTON — Joe Walters, part-owner and general manager of Reinhart Grounds Maintenance in Bloomington, now will shape the footbal…

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When classes begin in the fall at the United States Military Academy, some first-year cadets may wonder, “What did I sign up for?”

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As University High School plans to depart the Corn Belt Conference, the league and its five remaining schools continue to explore th…

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The jog onto the field Sunday was short for Alex Tanney. His journey to the Tennessee Titans huddle was much longer.

NORMAL — Garrett Hirsch excelled on both sides of the line of scrimmage for the Normal Community High School football team.

Pantagraph all-area football team

DOWNS — Peyton Roop was 8 years old, maybe 9. His previous exposure to football had been as a ball boy at Normal West High School, w…

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Final 2015 standings

Eighteen Pantagraph area players, including five each from Normal Community and Central Catholic, have been named to the Illinois Hi…

The Class 2A state football champion Tri-Valley High School football team had three unanimous choices among its seven selections to …

The Tri-Valley High School football team completed a 14-0 season by winning the Class 2A state championship Friday with a 41-8 victo…

After opening the season with a 49-18 win over Fieldcrest in Minonk, the Tri-Valley High School team reeled off eight more convincin…

DEKALB — First, the Tri-Valley High School football team deflected the best efforts of Auburn to secure a 41-8 triumph in the Class …

DEKALB — There would simply be no denying Tri-Valley High School defensive back Tom Kinsella's quest.

DEKALB — By moving the chains with ease, the Tri-Valley High School football team moved its fans to euphoria during a 41-8 shellacki…

DEKALB — Top-ranked Tri-Valley High School completed an undefeated championship season with a 41-8 victory in the Class 2A state tit…

Twelve sophomores and four freshmen suited up for the Tri-Valley High School football team when it lost to Lena-Winslow, 28-21, in t…

DOWNS — Two years ago Jonah Long was driving his younger brother, Hayden, around to school, football practice, etc. Same was true of…

We visited the subject two years ago, this tightrope of being coach/quarterback and father/son on a team bound for the state champio…

Normal West High School senior quarterback Mitch Fairfield was a unanimous first-team selection and was voted the Big 12 Conference …

NORMAL — Trevor Von Bruenchenhein displayed plenty of youthful exuberance Monday after being promoted to head coach of the Universit…

ARCOLA — LeRoy High School’s football team relied heavily on an improved defense during its run to the Class 1A playoff semifinals.

DOWNS — Tri-Valley High School running backs Brock Danko and Jake Steiner say they don't mind muddling in the muck and the mire. "We love the slush, we love the dirt and mud and we love playing in it," Danko said.

Saturday's semifinal high school football playoff games involving Pantagraph-area teams.

DOWNS — Which is more beneficial in football, being big or being fast? Saturday’s Class 2A playoff semifinal between Annawan-Wethers…

ARCOLA — Each team features a running back who's gained more than 1,600 yards. Each team also has an aggressive defense that's not f…

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