Category: Sports

The Madness Begins

  It’s finally time to bring out your college bracket boards as March Madness is right around the corner. March 14th is the magical day in which 68 teams will compete for the chance to advance further and further in…

All-Star Snubs

This weekend, the NBA will hold its annual All-Star weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. On Friday night, the best of the young players will shine under the lights at the Rising Stars challenge. Saturday night is for the specialists with…

Cubs Fever

Joey Wright and Steven Thompson Echo Staff In recent years, it has seemed like every other team in the National League Central has simply been better than the Cubs. Those days are clearly over. The 2015 Cubs won 97 games…

Float Building Recap: Senior Sweep

“They’ve won since freshman year, and they’re gonna win again this year since they’re so good.” says freshman Mackenzie Pohlmann-Rucker, predicting the Class of 2017 as the winners of this year’s “Out of This World” themed float building.   When Assistant…

Fall Sports Preview

The sports at Urbana High School are underway for the Fall 2016 season. Cheerleading is often regarded as not qualifying as a sport, but the cheerleading athletes at UHS are surely proving that ideal wrong.   “My favorite part about…

No Parade? No Problem!

Minutes before its planned start time, Superintendent Donald D. Owen tweeted out, “Due to the continuing rain, the UHS Homecoming Parade has been cancelled.”   Meant to run after the pep assembly, the homecoming parade was cancelled due to issues…

2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 National Football League (NFL) Draft was held this past weekend from Thursday, April 30 to Saturday, May 2 in Chicago, IL. The Draft is always one of the most memorable times in a young football player’s life. All…