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Central, M-S wrestlers have something to build on

BLOOMINGTON – Champaign Central completed the first step of its postseason wrestling resurgence Saturday.

Underclassmen such as Deshoun White and Bryson Martin hope to build upon the foundation that has been established with the school's first-time qualification for the team-dual state meet.


Prep Insider

CHAMPAIGN – The Centennial Chargers are one victory away from becoming the third Big 12 boys' basketball team in 21 years to go undefeated in the conference. To do so, Tim Lavin's squad will need to get past the last team to pull off that feat.


Routes differ for Maroons, Bulldogs

As far as wrestling traditions go, Mahomet-Seymour and Champaign Central couldn't be more different.

The Bulldogs boast 15 state trophies and five state titles in their history.


Long's pin starts Maroons rally

CHATHAM – Taylor Long was the unlikely hero for Champaign Central's wrestling team Tuesday night.

The 125-pound freshman entered the Maroons' Class 2A dual-team sectional match against 16th-ranked Carbondale with a 5-10 season record.


Bulldogs face tall order at state

PEORIA – Tuesday's Class 2A team-dual sectional meet was a good news/bad news situation for Mahomet-Seymour's third-ranked wrestling team.

Good: The Bulldogs overpowered Peoria Woodruff 40-24 to advance to Saturday's state quarterfinals.


Panthers make history

LeROY – If LeRoy High School's wrestling team didn't move heaven and earth Tuesday, then the team at least completed a huge groundbreaking.

Less than a month after the school won its first regional championship in the sport, LeRoy secured its first berth in the Class 1A state dual-team quarterfinals.


State wrestling notes

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Glenbard North's Tony Ramos was so disgusted by his performance during Saturday's 125-pound Class 3A title bout in the state wrestling tournament that he couldn't even imagine smiling.


Sweet revenge Unzicker avenges season-opening defeat for top prize

CHAMPAIGN – Colten Unzicker's wrestling season ended on Saturday the way in began in November.

With one gigantic exception.


2009 IHSA individual champions

A list of 2009 IHSA individual champions


Up, Up and away Brewer's escape gives Bulldogs first title in 11 years

CHAMPAIGN – On wrestling's grandest stage, Andrew Brewer made his greatest escape.

In the third overtime period of the Class 2A 171-pound state championship match which was tied 4-4, the Mahomet-Seymour senior got loose from Antioch's Tom Gerstner with 13 seconds left Saturday night at the Assembly Hall.