All Prep Sports Content

All Prep Sports Content

All-Area Swimming Coach of the Year: Central's Trupin

Coach of the Year:
Ben Trupin, Central

All-Area Swimmer of the Year: Danville's Delzell

DANVILLE — Sitting on a cooler with the pool at Danville High School 100 feet away, Jon Delzell leans forward.

He has on a maroon Danville swimming T-shirt and jeans. He exudes the relaxed nature one would expect of a senior who knows he only has a few more months of high school.

Who's the next Central coach?

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Monday's highlights: Salt Fork softball erupts for 31 runs

In baseball
■ Mahomet-Seymour 11, Champaign Central 7.
Down to its final out with the bases empty, the Bulldogs erupted for six runs to stun the host Maroons. Joe Kenney and Cullen Day each had two-run singles in the seventh for M-S, and winning pitcher Chris Redman held Central to two hits over the final four innings.

All-Area Wrestling Coach of the Year: M-S' Ledin

Coach of the Year:
Rob Ledin, Mahomet-Seymour

All-Area Wrestler of the Year: Urbana's Mammen

URBANA — Cameron Mammen’s story is one of success. It is also one that should provide athletes — and their parents — hope if they are unable to funnel every free waking moment — and dollar — toward the pursuit of excellence in a specific sport.

The 170-pound Mammen won every wrestling match he had as a senior and was the choice as News-Gazette Wrestler of the Year.

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Centennial's Finke

CHAMPAIGN — It’s spring break for Michael Finke.

Except there’s little indication it is spring.

On this particular early morning in late March, temperatures in the mid-teens flash on bank signs throughout Champaign-Urbana.
Frost is still evident on nearby fields. The wind is biting.

And there’s no break for the Centennial big man. Hardly.

All-Area Boys' Basketball Coach of the Year: SJ-O's Brian Brooks

MEET THE COACH OF THE YEAR:
St. Joseph-Ogden’s Brian Brooks

All-Area Boys' Basketball: Meet the First Team

Dedric Byrd
Centennial, Junior, Guard

All-Area Boys' Basketball teams

All-Area First Team
NAME    SCHOOL    YR.    HT.    POS
Dedric Byrd    Centennial    Jr.    5-9    G
Michael Finke    Centennial    Jr.    6-9    F