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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.”

Saturday's prep highlights: Staske fans 15 in Chargers' win

In softball
Bradley-Bourbonnais 12-6, Rantoul 2-5. HANNAH CARGO and DIAMOND WALKER each drove in a run for the Eagles, who lost in five innings. In the second game, LACEY BERTRAM had three hits while CARSON CHURCH, KAYLEE DENTON and KATEY SILVER each had two hits to go along with an RBI.  

Friday's prep highlights: Coller delivers for Knights

In softball
Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 3, Windsor 2. SHERELLE COLLER had three hits and two RBI for the Knights.

St. Joseph-Ogden 3, Monticello 2. MOLLY McELWEE drove in two runs for the visiting Spartans.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Fisher rolls in softball

In softball
Fisher 17, Tri-Point 0. Winning pitcher Kelcie Fredrickson helped her cause with two hits (triple) and three RBI for the visiting Bunnies in the five-inning game.  

Kalli Gosser (four runs, double, triple, three RBI), Rachel Tobeck (two doubles, three RBI) and Molly Fairfield (3 for 3, two runs, two RBI) paced Fisher’s offense.

Villa Grove OKs limited sports co-op with Heritage

VILLA GROVE — The Villa Grove school board on Monday approved a limited co-op with some sports to be shared with the Heritage school district.

While a majority of the Villa Grove board supports a full co-op, some members said they wanted more information before reaching that decision.

Monday's prep highlights: Reinbold powers Sages in soccer

MATTOON — Emma Reinbold had a hat trick, leading Monticello to a 3-1 victory against Mattoon on Monday in girls’ soccer.
Sages keeper Elizabeth McGiles recorded nine saves.

In baseball:

IHSA boys' tourney isn't what it used to be

CHAMPAIGN — Steve Kouri was nervous.

Palm-sweating, anxiety-ridden, biting-your-fingernails-type nervous.

After 77 years, the Illinois high school boys’ basketball state tournament had moved away from Champaign.

Away from the Assembly Hall, the state’s most well-known basketball venue, and its precursor, Huff Hall.

Saturday's prep highlights: Jimson-Miller breaks own mark

In girls’ track & field

At Champaign. Danville won three events, including two by Alexus Jimson-Miller, en route to finishing second in the 37-team Gene Armer Invitational girls’ meet at the University of Illinois Armory.