All Wrestling Content
SPRINGFIELD – Deshoun White did some heavy lifting Saturday. His reward is a sectional championsip and a trip to next weekend's Class 2A state wrestling finals.
LaSALLE – A certain drought currently hangs over the collective head of the Mahomet-Seymour wrestling program. It has the full attention of the Bulldogs' coaching staff, its team members and the dedicated fan base that follows the team from meet to meet.
MAHOMET – Mahomet-Seymour center Nick Washburn will miss the remainder of the season with a circulatory problem that requires surgery.
ARGENTA – Thirty-five years is a long time. Too long if you ask LeRoy wrestling coach Doug DeWald.
For the first time since 1974, the Panthers won a regional after claiming four weight classes Saturday at Argenta-Oreana. Devin Bulington (103 pounds) and Cory Matlock (119) each won their divisions by pin. Tyler Wilfley (140) and Brian Roberts (145) won titles by decision.
TOLONO – Brytt Hallowell has displayed limited growth as a high school wrestler.
As a freshman, the St. Joseph-Ogden athlete competed for a regional title at 112 pounds. On Saturday as a senior, Hallowell was in the finals at 119 pounds.
M-S keeps title streak alive with six champions
PONTIAC – Rantoul sophomore Isaiah Butts was determined not to look ahead at any point during Saturday's Class 2A regional. After three hard-fought wins in the 130-pound weight class, including a 14-8 decision against Mahomet-Seymour's Cody Briggs in the championship match, the first Eagle to win a regional title during coach Dan Warner's tenure was ready to peek into the future, if only for a moment.
Freshmen Anastasia, Volk spark Maroons
MOUNT ZION – Champaign Central had not won a regional wrestling title since 1967.
NORMAL – Champaign Central seniors Colin McGill and Mike Lacine enter their final Big 12 Conference swimming and diving meet Saturday as two-time champions.
CHAMPAIGN – Adam Acheson was a latecomer to wrestling, but you'd never know it now.
In his third season in the sport, the hard-working and quick-learning Champaign Central junior is a 29-match winner. He's also, after several close calls, finally a tournament champion.