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Volk, Mammen earn Big 12 titles

BLOOMINGTON — Call it Nate's wait.

For at least 10 minutes, Nate Volk was forced to bide his time after reporting to the mat Saturday for his third and most important match of the day.

Saturday's prep highlights: Weaver leads Cerro Gordo to title

In boys' basketball

At LOVC tournament. Tim Weaver scored a game-high 22 points, leading Cerro Gordo to a 56-52 victory against Arcola in the title game at Atwood-Hammond. The Broncos received 13 points from Devin McWilliams.

Friday's highlights: Vire's hot shooting lifts G-RF in overtime

In boys' basketball

At OVC tournament. LUCAS MOSSMAN had 18 points and MICAH PLANK added 16 for Sullivan in a 62-54 loss to Shelbyville.

Clinton dropped a 53-38 decision to Warrensburg-Latham despite getting nine points from JACOB ROCKHOLD.

CODY PANKAU scored 12 points and DUSTIN HAAKE added 10 for Tuscola in a 39-37 loss to Maroa-Forsyth.

Thursday's prep highlights: Tuscola girls win OVC title

In girls' basketball

Tuscola 45, St. Teresa 33. The Warriors continued their success at Decatur, beating the hosts for the second consecutive time to take the Okaw Valley tournament title.

Tuscola, which won at St. Teresa 44-39 earlier in the season, was led by ERIN WEAVER's 15 points. SAMMI KOHLBECKER added 11 for Tuscola, which improved to 17-3.

Wednesday's highlights: Bulldogs split a pair

In wrestling

At Mahomet. CODY HOOPER, DEREK GRANT, KYLE HELLER, TYLER MIDDLETON, AUSTIN ARMETTA and CHRISTIAN ERKHOFF all won a pair of matches for Mahomet-Seymour, which beat Olympia and lost to Eureka.

In boys' basketball

Tuesday's prep highlights: B-H remains on roll

In boys' basketball

Bismarck-Henning 66, Chrisman 17. Ten players scored for the host Blue Devils, who led 39-7 at the half. TANNER RIBBE and KRYSTIAN INGRAM scored 14 points each. AUSTIN TOLER (10 points) also reached double figures.

Teams of the Week: Shiloh girls top the field



The Raiders (21-4) won their fourth LOVC tourney crown in five years, edging Arcola 35-32 in the final. Shelby Smith was the only Raider to score in double figures in all three tournament games. Shiloh's quarterfinal win against South Piatt featured a season-high 12 three-pointers.


Chart toppers: Top prep events that should continue, courtesy Jeff Huth

Today's topic: The Big 12 Conference will hold its 73rd and final wrestling tournament Saturday in Bloomington. Here are five other high school sports events staff writer Jeff Huth hopes will continue to be held in our area:

No. 1

IHSA football championships

Bulletin board: STM coach wins national honor

CHAMPAIGN — Pat Hettermann, the girls' golf coach at St. Thomas More since the program was formed in 2003, was selected by the National Federation of High School Coaches as the Illinois Coach of the Year.

Saturday's highlights: Shiloh wins LOVC title

In boys' basketball

- Champaign Central 57, Rock Island 50. The host Maroons outscored the defending state champions 20-12 in the fourth quarter to improve to 11-6.

CORVON BUTLER led Central with 15 points. CHRIS FREEMAN scored 10 and ALEX ROUX added nine on three three-pointers. JORDAN CAROLINE had seven rebounds for the Maroons.