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Kroner: DeWald has put LeRoy wrestling on the map

LeROY – Five years ago, Doug DeWald was seeking a job the way many of his peers conduct their searches.

"I was looking on the Internet," he said.

Quick hits: Hall picks Garrison

ST. JOSEPH – Gary Garrison, a former St. Joseph-Ogden track and field coach who has been on staff at Mahomet-Seymour since 2004, was inducted into the Illinois Track and Coaches Hall of Fame on Saturday.

This spring will be his 42nd year of coaching high school track. He was head coach at SJ-O from 1972 to 2003. He guided the Spartans to Class 1A state championships in 1993 and 2000, with top-five finishes in 1986, 1998 and 2001.

Teams of the week

A look at The News-Gazette's Teams of the Week

LeRoy captures Hawk Classic

FAIRBURY – Devin Bulington (112 pounds), Justin Meyers (119), John Morrell (125) and Brian Roberts (145) earned titles as LeRoy's wrestling team captured the Prairie Central Hawk Classic on Saturday.

Central swimmers dominate rival

CHAMPAIGN – Blake Lehmann and Tanner Heinen each won two individual events and were a part of two winning relays for Champaign Central in the Maroons' 117-69 win against Centennial in a boys' swimming dual Wednesday at Charger Pool.

Centennial hands Hawks first defeat

FAIRBURY – Centennial overcame a 10-point deficit after one quarter to hand Prairie Central its first defeat of the season, 64-63 in overtime on Tuesday night in girls' basketball.

Area wrestling team rankings

A look at the area's top wrestling teams:

Central dominates Twin City wrestling

CHAMPAIGN – Twin City dual-meet championships in wrestling have been around for years in Champaign-Urbana, but Tuesday's format at Centennial was new.

For the first time, all four schools in the two communities which offer the sport competed at the same venue on the same night to determine local supremacy.

Athletes of the Week

Rantoul junior wrestler Isaiah Butts and St. Thomas  More senior basketball player Gina Hinders are our Athletes of the Week:


Butts, Keyes propel Rantoul at Unity Invite

TOLONO – Isaiah Butts and Jordan Keyes picked up key final-round victories and Rantoul held off Lisle to win the Unity Invitational wrestling meet Saturday at the Rocket Center.

The Eagles finished with 182.5 points to hold off the hard-charging Lions, who were fifth after the morning prelims.