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