PEORIA — Tom Michael won a Class A state championship in 1989 at Carlyle.
It’s safe to say, though, that the former Illinois forward under Lou Henson who is involved in the athletic administration at Illinois now was more nervous Friday night.
Centennial 41, Chatham-Glenwood 63 in their Sectional final game at Mt. Zion high school on Friday, March 8, 2013.
The high school boys basketball season is nearing an end. For some Illinois recruits and targets, it already has. For others, the postseason march continues on.
Here’s a brief look at where some key names when it comes to the future of John Groce’s program are lacing up their basketball shoes for at least one more time.
(All times listed are Central Standard Time)
We asked prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner for his take on Centennial's opponent tonight in the sectional final at Mount Zion (7:30 start):
ST. JOSEPH — Aaron Woller planted extra-base hits in area outfields last summer for the Rantoul Senior Legion baseball team.
He lifted weights in preparation for his senior football season at St. Joseph-Ogden.
And he played basketball. Lots of basketball.
SPRINGFIELD — They’ve won state championships in softball.
Boys’ cross-country. Girls’ cross-country.
Boys’ track. Girls’ track.
Played in state championship games in football.
Now it’s the St. Joseph-Ogden boys’ basketball team’s turn.