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.
CHAMPAIGN – Douglas Lindsey (125), Cam Pickett (140), Lucas McCarty (152) and Shain Andel (160) recorded pins as Centennial tuned up for the Big 12 wrestling meet with a 54-17 win against St. Thomas More on Thursday.
FITHIAN – Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac's wrestling team will try to clinch its 10th Vermilion County title tonight with a regular season-ending dual meet at Bismarck-Henning. Neither school has lost a match to a county opponent, so the undisputed team title is at stake.
CHAMPAIGN – Aryn Gilenson says he remembers virtually nothing about his first Big 12 Conference wrestling title in 2007.
When it comes to truly forgettable league meets, however, the Champaign Central senior has an all-too vivid memory of his Big 12 tournament baptism one year earlier.
Each week, The News-Gazette ranks the top 10 teams in a winter sport. This week's topic: wrestling
ARCOLA – Drew Minton (23 points) and Tim Weaver (21) sparked Cerro Gordo to a 67-37 victory against Atwood-Hammond in the first round of the Little Okaw Valley boys' basketball tournament Tuesday night. Randy Crist scored a team-high 20 points for the Rajahs.
Congdon (100 wins), Cliffe (200 wins at Prairie Central) reach milestones
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Centennial awaits Big 12 bout
CHAMPAIGN – With a little more than five weeks left in the Big 12 Conference boys' basketball race, three teams have one or fewer league losses. Two will meet Friday at Centennial in a game with major title implications.
LeROY – The Bowman Wrestling Invitational will take place Saturday at LeRoy High School, but its namesake will not be present for the 47th annual tournament.
Randy Bowman, 72, died nine days ago, aware that the annual meet was being renamed in his honor this year. His son, Dan, will accept the award.
MAHOMET – Aryn Gilenson wants to win a state championship.