Jack Plunk, Blue Ridge, Senior, Basketball
Recently: Scored 35 points in a double-OT regional semifinal and added 33 points and eight assists in a regional title-game win.
I'm driving ... a Honda Civic.
I'm always texting ... my brother Christopher. He's a senior at Illinois.
FISHER BOYS' BASKETBALL
Regional champions have a deceiving 17-14 record. Seven of the regular season losses were to opponents that captured regional titles last week.
RIDGEVIEW GIRLS' BASKETBALL
WINNETKA – When Sam Stewart dived into the water Saturday at the state finals, goggles – as always – covered his eyes.
When the Champaign Central swimmer came up to take his first stroke, they had slipped down to his chin.
WINNETKA – When Kegan Skelton recounts details of his state diving title in the years to come, surely the tale will include his suit's malfunction.
Specifically, the drawstring that broke as the Centennial senior was getting suited up in the New Trier High School locker room minutes before the start of warmup dives on Saturday.
WINNETKA – Three dives away from his first state championship, Kegan Skelton isn't feeling much pressure.
CHAMPAIGN – Kegan Skelton has been climbing the diving ladder – figuratively as well as literally – at the state meet since he was a freshman.
CHAMPAIGN – After nearly four decades of developing some of the state's best high school divers, Don Waybright will be on the pool deck as a Centennial coach for the final time this weekend.
Best area hopes for this weekend's IHSA boys' swimming and diving state meet, courtesy Jeff Huth
Kegan Skelton, Centennial