Jordan J. Wilson

Jordan J. Wilson

Tuesday's prep highlights: Byard nets 30 for Arcola in win

In boys’ basketball

Arcola 67, Sullivan 44. Kaleb Byard did much of the heavy lifting for the Purple Riders (3-7), scoring a game-high 30 points with five three-point makes in the nonconference victory at home. Caden Ellis' 14-point outing led the way for the Redskins (1-6).

Tuesday's prep highlights: Sages stay perfect with road win

In boys’ basketball

Macon County Tournament

St. Teresa 58, Argenta-Oreana 55. The Bombers (0-3) dropped a close game in the quarterfinals of the county tournament in Maroa.

Nontournament

Saturday's prep highlights: Tribe captures title

In boys' basketball

Arthur Okaw Christian 48, Normal Calvary 32. The Conquering Riders (3-0) picked up their first East Central Illinois Conference win behind Ian Lowry's game-high 13 points.

Prep highlights: Franzen hits buzzer-beater for Trojans

In boys' basketball:

Armstrong-Potomac 40, Iroquois West 39. Dalton Loschen scored a game-high 20 points, while Bryce Franzen added another 16 and hit a buzzer-beater to help the Trojans (3-3) to a non-league victory. Zach Gerling scored a team-high 10 points for the Raiders (1-4) in their home loss.

Broaders, Ma and Springer make the cut

EVANSTON — Reed Broaders has been here before, sitting in her hotel room shortly after qualifying for the finals after a strong first day at the IHSA girls' swimming and diving state meet.

And for her second go-round, the Illineks sophomore is drawing on lessons learned in last year's finals.

Friday's prep highlights: Spartans blaze to title

Lady Falcon/Bunnie Tip-Off Classic

Tuesday's prep highlights: Browning, Willis pace Maroons

In girls' basketball

Paris Thanksgiving Tournament

Cluster of state-cut finishes guides Centennial to 4th straight title

CHAMPAIGN — Courtney Lehmann didn't hide her concerns when Megan Bernacchi weeks ago told her she wanted to compete in the 200-yard individual medley at sectionals.

The second-year Centennial coach knew Bernacchi was a backstroke and butterfly specialist, but a lingering knee issue gave her pause on how she would fare in the breaststroke.

Bears off to best start since 2013 at halfway point

The Bears sit atop the NFC North and, at 5-3, are off to their best eight-game start since 2013. A good time for sports copy editor JORDAN J. WILSON to take stock and look at what lies ahead:

Illini soccer advances to Big Ten semifinals

MADISON, Wis. — Winning didn't come quickly for the Illinois soccer team. And it almost didn't come at all.

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