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Saturday's prep highlights: Vaughn throws aside old record

CHAMPAIGN — Two weeks after establishing a school record in the shot put, Centennial’s Luke Vaughn did it again Saturday.

The senior’s toss of 58 feet, 11/2 inches helped him set a school record in the event, which he won during the Charger Invitational at the University of Illinois Armory. Vaughn had a school-record toss of 57-111/4 in Centennial’s first indoor meet before Saturday.


Bulletin Board: No place like home for Carver

OAKLAND — After Charlie Carver’s last year as Tri-County boys’ basketball coach (2008-09), he and his family relocated to Florida, where he coached for a year near Lake Wales. He found, “we were back and forth a lot,” so he returned to Illinois and landed at West Central (in Biggsville) for the past two seasons.


Teams of the Week: Ridgeview boys' basketball in spotlight

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RIDGEVIEW BOYS’ BASKETBALL
Three years removed from a 1-26 season, the Mustangs (23-7) captured a Class 1A regional title, beating two Heart of Illinois Conference foes by double-digit margins. Three players reached double figures in the title game, including Trevor McIntosh with 15 points.

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ST. THOMAS MORE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL


Bulletin Board: Centennial continues football streak

CHAMPAIGN — Three Centennial athletes will sign letters of intent to play football in college. It marks the 16th consecutive year under coach Mike McDonnell that at least one Charger has committed to a college and brings his cumulative total at the school to 83.


Prep notebook: Bloch scores high marks

Bloch enters elite group


Bulletin Board: Centennial reunion on tap Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — Former Centennial girls’ basketball coach TIM FAIRCHILD is organizing a reunion Saturday at the state-ranked Chargers’ home game against Urbana. Former players, their parents, coaches and others who followed the team during Fairchild’s 29-year tenure are invited back to watch the game and socialize afterward.


Bulletin Board: Chrisman to honor Beals

CHRISMAN — One of the state’s winningest boys’ basketball coaches will have a court named in his honor Monday.

Chrisman will dedicate its court for Roger Beals, who won 541 games at the school, prior to Monday’s home varsity game against Tri-County, at about 7 p.m. Beals retired in 1992 with 638 career wins, a total that still ranks 27th on the all-time IHSA list.


The Bulletin Board: Illineks impress

Uni swimmers excel in finale
Despite not qualifying for state, Uni High had a series of banner performances in Saturday’s girls’ sectional swim meet at Unit 4 Pool.


Bulletin Board: PBL's Overstreet steps aside

PAXTON — John Overstreet’s duties at Paxton-Buckley-Loda changed in late September. When he added activities director to his title as athletic director, he was asked to relinquish coaching duties.


Kroner: It's been a good, long run for Acklin

ST. JOSEPH — Jim Acklin wasn't always a superintendent who also coaches at St. Joseph-Ogden.

In Acklin's early years in the district, he was a biology and chemistry teacher who wasn't coaching his primary sport.

An avid runner, he got into cross-country as the Urbana High School coach from 1986 to '89.