Author Archives: Toby Gullion

Coach Basch Proud of His KC Teams Academic Year

Coach Basch Proud of His KC Teams Academic Year

Kaskaskia College’s Joe Basch is a very happy coach.  All 3 of the teams he coaches showed outstanding individual or team academic achievements. His women’s tennis team GPA was 3.65, the all time team best and spring semester athletic department best.  Elisabeth Brunner, Larissa Hoffman and Grace McCormick all had 4.0’s. The women’s soccer team…Read more »

Clemson assistant Pearman apologizes for using racial slur

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson assistant coach Danny Pearman said he made a “grave mistake” when he repeated a racial slur to ex-Tigers tight end D.J. Greenlee at practice three years ago. The incident came to light Tuesday when former player Kanyon Tuttle posted about it on social media. Tuttle was responding to the school’s…Read more »

NASCAR City USA: Cup Series set for 2021 return to Nashville

NASCAR is set to return to Nashville, Tennessee in 2021. Nashville Superspeedway will hold a Cup race for the first time next season. It ends NASCAR’s decade-long absence from the track. The Nashville track is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. Dover has held Cup race weekends each year since 1969. Dover will give up one…Read more »

IndyCar restart at Texas before another month to race again

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar drivers were already in sunny Florida to start their season around spring break. They will finally get to race nearly three months later, and then have another significant gap between races. The season opener was supposed to be March 15 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. Now it…Read more »

Elliott aiming to be among drivers always with shot to win

Chase Elliott has been tantalizingly close to winning NASCAR races so many times it’s hard for him not to be disappointed. He knows drivers can’t win them all.  But Elliott has flirted with victory in each of the four Cup races since NASCAR resumed competition after the 10-week shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic. The hot…Read more »

Hoops Hall mulls date for Bryant, Class of 2020 induction

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is considering new dates for the induction of its star-studded Class of 2020. Hall president John Doleva says dates to replace the postponed August ceremony include mid-October and next spring. With Kobe Bryant due to be enshrined posthumously, it’s certain to be a big event. Kevin Garnett and…Read more »

Judge denies Williamson bid to nix improper-benefits inquiry

A Florida judge has denied NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s attempt to block his former marketing agent’s effort to have the ex-Duke star answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing for the Blue Devils. Prime Sports Marketing and president Gina Ford filed a lawsuit last summer in Florida, accusing Williamson and his current…Read more »

Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer and NBA champion in DC, dies at 74

WASHINGTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Wes Unseld, who led Washington to its only NBA championship, has died at age 74. He died Tuesday after a series of health issues, most recently pneumonia, according to his family. Unseld was a 6-foot-7, 245-pound center who dominated as a rebounder and led Washington’s team — then…Read more »

Hixenbaugh Headed To RLC

Hixenbaugh Headed To RLC

The MVP of the Black Diamond Conference, Kane Hixenbaugh of Fairfield, is headed to Rend Lake College to play for Brian Gamber and his newly named assistant, former Mt Vernon coach Doug Creel.  Hixenbaugh signed his scholarship offer this week and brings a lot of versatility and talent to the team with his 6-3 frame…Read more »

Marion County Courthouse to partially reopen Monday

Marion County Courthouse to partially reopen Monday

The Marion County Courthouse will partially reopen on Monday as all types of court cases will resume except pay or appear hearings and evictions which are still blocked by the Governor. Marion County Sheriff Rich Stevenson says there will be limited admission to the courthouse and only after a non-touch temperature is taken. “All the…Read more »