Boys' Basketball

Teams of the Week: Danville girls' track & field in spotlight

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DANVILLE GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD
For the ninth time in the past 12 years, the Vikings captured the Big 12 Conference indoor league crown. Alexus Jimson-Miller won three events, sprinter Emone Davis was victorious and the 800-meter relay was triumphant. Davis was joined on that foursome by Ambrosia Williams, Jorriel Stewart and Arionna Graham.

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Who's next at Central?

Longtime boys' basketball coach Scott Davis is out at Champaign Central. Who takes his spot? Ask prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner, who had the story on Davis stepping down in today's N-G. Submit questions by clicking here and FLK will respond during his 12:30 p.m. chat.


Davis stepping down at Central

CHAMPAIGN — The dean of boys’ basketball coaches in the Big 12 Conference is stepping aside.

Central’s Scott Davis confirmed on Monday that he is resigning from the one coaching position after 21 years on the job.

He will remain on staff as a teacher and the boys’ tennis coach.


Weekend Wrap — Morgan produces in big way

Every week during the prep basketball season, IlliniHQ will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous week's games. While the season has ended for Illinois recruits Austin Colbert and Malcolm Hill, along with several other targets in the Classes of 2014 and 2015, the season continues on for a select few. 





St. Joseph-Ogden: 'You have your entire town behind you'

ST. JOSEPH — Head basketball coach Brian Brooks thinks St. Joseph-Ogden High School has the best fan community and the best student section in the state.

The team itself came up just a bit short — it placed fourth in the 2A state tournament in Peoria this weekend — but you wouldn't have guessed that by the reception the team got upon its return to its home court Sunday.


Winnebago 67, SJ-O 54: 'Very proud of our kids'

PEORIA — One team will always come to Peoria and lose two games.

It’s a given with the four-class system.  

Teams, however, never want to become the only team in their respective class to end the season on a two-game losing skid.


SJ-O pep rally set for today

PEORIA — A pep rally and community celebration to honor the St. Joseph-Ogden boys’ basketball team will take place at 1 p.m. today at the high school gym.

SJ-O athletic director Dick Duval said after consulting with SJ-O coach and principal Brian Brooks the decision was made to hold it today so it would not interfere with anyone’s work schedule during the week.


Vaughn sets Centennial mark

PLAINFIELD — Centennial senior Luke Vaughn set meet and school records in the shot put at Saturday’s action at Planfield East with the fifth-best effort recorded by an area athlete.


Chargers look to future after unhappy exit

MOUNT ZION — There is a natural order to things.

In life, the cycle goes from birth to death.

In sports — which some fanatics consider equivalent to life and death — there are wins and losses.

Each team seeks the wins. Naturally, that translates into one fact: some team will be disappointed.


Harrisburg 53, SJ-O 43: 'We worked our way back into it'

PEORIA — Most players stood, encircling St. Joseph-Ogden boys’ basketball coach Brian Brooks.

A few sat on the orange two-seat couch, playing with their sub sandwiches.

All wore dress clothes. Some had their maroon SJ-O letterman jackets on.

All barely uttered a word, their eyes locked in on Brooks.


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