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.
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.
A look at The News-Gazette's Teams of the Week
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.
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.
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.
A look at the area's top wrestling teams:
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.
Rantoul junior wrestler Isaiah Butts and St. Thomas More senior basketball player Gina Hinders are our Athletes of the Week:
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.