Jordan J. Wilson

Jordan J. Wilson

Johnson pushes Maroons to sectional title in pool

CHAMPAIGN — On the first day of this season's swim practice, Dave Young remembers Nik Johnson walking off the football field with a promise in hand.

A three-sport athlete at Champaign Central, Johnson — who also plays baseball — declared to the Maroons swimming coach that he was going to win the sectional title in the 50-yard freestyle.

Spartans' seniors shine brightest in biggest moments to help SJ-O move on

GIBSON CITY — Peyton Crowe could feel the chemistry inside St. Joseph-Ogden's gym this week. Every drill, every play, every day.

Blue Devils flip script, take down Comets

BISMARCK — It took about two minutes from the opening tip for Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin girls' basketball to show Thursday night would be nothing like its past two games against Oakwood.

Saturday's prep highlights: T'Wolves best Panthers, claim SVC tourney title

In boys' basketball

Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament

Thursday's prep highlights: Kirby, Storm top Tigers

In boys' basketball

Rosedale Invitational

Galilean Christian Academy 81, Arthur Okaw Christian 75. Ian Lowry scored a game-high 31 points, while Sean Mast hit four three-pointers and added 14 points, but the Conquering Riders (16-11) dropped their tournament opener. AOC will face Cristo Rey at 5:30 p.m. tonight in Irwin, Ohio.

Tigers roll past Chargers

URBANA — With about three minutes to play, Chris Mennig was furious.

The third-year Urbana coach's team led by 20 points, but the score wasn't the issue for his girls' basketball team against Centennial. Sloppiness, waning effort and mental mistakes were.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Hoopeston, BHRA both pick up 2nd county victory

In boys' basketball

Chick-fil-A Classic

Trinity Catholic (Mo.) 70, Champaign Central 50. Khailieo Terry starred in his usual role for the Maroons (8-8), scoring 16 points alongside 12 points from Sam Beesley, but Central couldn't answer Trinity's strong finish to the first half and fell in tournament action.