Jordan J. Wilson

Jordan J. Wilson

Double threat for Timberwolves

CISSNA PARK — Fishing for self-praise from Christian Stadeli won't get you very far.

Timberwolves run past Mustangs

NORMAL — A historic season in the making for Cissna Park boys' basketball added its latest chapter Tuesday night right where it began, at least in the mind of coach Kevin Long.

Timberwolves end 6-year dry spell with sectional title

COLFAX — Bill Ipsen knew that for Judah Christian boys' basketball to have a shot at reaching Carver Arena next week, it would take pushing his players out of their defensive comfort zone.

Coulter hits milestone as Tribe continues its quest

COLFAX — As an incoming pass ricocheted off his palms and the ball bounced out of bounds, Noah Jackson's face fell to the floor.

Warriors finding their way

BROADLANDS —Brayden VonLanken cracked a smile with 55 seconds left on the clock during Friday night's Class 2A Heritage Regional title game.

He could feel it coming.

Sending off seniors on a roll shifts to Illini's top priority

MADISON, Wis. — There was no dodging the reality of Illinois women's basketball's situation after Sunday's 70-56 home loss against Michigan.

And that is probably why coach Nancy Fahey's answer rang so true when she was asked after the game how she was keeping the last-place Illini (10-16, 2-13 Big Ten) motivated moving into today's 7 p.m. game at Wisconsin (12-14, 3-11).

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