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Saturday's highlights: Hocking leads M-S to track title

In girls’ track & field
■ At Urbana.
Mahomet-Seymour won the nine-team Champaign County Meet, compiling 158 points. ELISE HOCKING won three events for the Bulldogs, placing first in the 100-meter hurdles (16.20 seconds), 300 hurdles (49.20) and the high jump (4-feet-10).


Friday's highlights: Jimson-Miller speeds to finale

In track & field
■ At Texas Relays.
Danville senior Alexus Jimson-Miller advanced to today’s final in the 100-meter hurdles. On Friday, she ran the seventh-fastest qualifying time (14.36 seconds) in her first outdoor race of the season. Jimson-Miller holds the Danville school record in the event at 14.17, which she set as a junior.

In softball


36th All-Area Girls' Basketball Coach of Year: STM's Chris Mennig

Guided St. Thomas More to a runner-up finish in the Class 2A state tournament. The 32 wins — including 16 in a row — were two of 55 school records (for a season or game) the team set or tied. Among the others: points per game (67.0), field goal accuracy (47.2) and turnovers forced (26.5 per game).


36th All-Area Girls' Basketball: Meet the first team

Kandie Bloch
Argenta-Oreana, Senior, Forward


36th All-Area Girls' Basketball POY: STM's Randa Harshbarger

PHILO — It was in the spring of 2007.

An email was received from a concerned News-Gazette reader. She wanted the sports department to know about this hotshot basketball player.

“You’ll be writing about her,” the writer predicted.

She was extolling the virtues of a fifth-grade girl who attended St. Thomas School in Philo.


Thursday's prep highlights: Marquez powers Cissna Park

CISSNA PARK — Josh Marquez went 3 for 3 with four RBI, leading Cissna Park to a 10-6 victory and a split in its baseball doubleheader against Momence on Thursday.

The Timberwolves lost the first game 13-11.

In the second game, Alex Rabe hit a two-run home run and Jacob Marquez went 3 for 4 with two RBI.


A Life Remembered: Eldest Blair sister introduced family to speedskating

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The subject of Bonnie Blair’s birth was a topic of conversation in the wake of last week’s death of her eldest sister, Mary Blair Polaski.


36th N-G All-State Girls' Basketball Team

First Team

Sophie Brunner    Aquin    Sr.    6-1    F/C: Repeat selection and Arizona State recruit ranked 285th nationally by Blue Star; led 31-3 Class 1A state champions in scoring (20.6), rebounding (10.6) and assists (4.8)


N-G POYs: Meet the stars

News-Gazette All-State Girls' Basketball Players of the Year
Year    Player    School
2013    Tyra Buss    Mount Carmel
2012    Jewell Loyd    Niles West
2011    Morgan Tuck    Bolingbrook


All-State POY: Tyra Buss

MOUNT CARMEL — If you are reading about Tyra Buss for the first time, then be forewarned: You’re not going to believe it.

If only this story were being published five days from now, then readers would anxiously anticipate two words as the perfect ending: “April Fools.”