GCMS, junior, defensive back
Bismarck-Henning, senior, wide receiver
He has been on the Illinois campus. Recently. That trip didn't go so well for Hugh Freeze. In his first game as Arkansas State head coach, the Red Wolves lost to Illinois 33-15.
Since leaving Champaign in September, Freeze's team has been mostly winning. The only other loss was 26-7 at Virginia Tech.
Why he's the choice: The 34-year coaching vet, in his fourth season at his alma mater, directed the Warriors to a 7-2 mark during the regular season before a postseason run that ended with a loss to Dakota in the Class 1A state championship game at Memorial Stadium.
DANVILLE — When B.J. Luke took over the struggling Danville football program at the start of the 2005 season, there was this pesky little kid at every practice and every game. Only in sixth grade at the time, Dennis Hightower had a few years before he could suit up for the Vikings, but he was so enamored with the new coach that he wanted to be around the program and be one of the guys.
UI women at Clemson, 6 p.m. Thursday
P Name HT. YR. PPG
G Chelsea Lindsay 5-6 Fr. 6.3
G Kelly Gramlich 5-10 Fr. 8.5
G Nikki Dixon 5-10 Fr. 16.3
F Quinyotta Pettaway 6-2 So. 10.8
F Lindsey Mason 6-4 Sr. 4.8
CHARLESTON — The family of a man who died from injuries he received in an attack at a Charleston group home will receive $450,000 as a result of a wrongful-death lawsuit that was settled this week.
UPDATED 7:05 p.m. Wednesday
CHAMPAIGN — Police say there is no reason to ticket the driver of the truck involved in a crash that killed a Champaign man on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, an autopsy on the man, who was riding a bicycle when he was hit and killed Tuesday night, showed he died of blunt-force trauma.
GIBSON CITY — Some routine matters were approved, but others were questioned during this week's city council meeting.
Alderman John Carlson questioned a bill for removal of four trees at $500 each. He said a previous bid offered the service at $300 per tree. Carlson believes the council agreed to group tree removals and seek bids to get the most for taxpayers' money.
VILLA GROVE — The city council has accepted the resignation of veteran police officer Adam Deckard.
Alderman Ron Hunt said Deckard has a new job in Newton, which will be closer to family for him. "He's been a good police officer, who has served the city for a long time," Hunt said at Monday's meeting.