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In girls’ basketball
STM 62, Cissna Park 18. Tori McCoy scored a game-high 12 points for visiting St. Thomas More (7-1). The Timberwolves got seven points from Lexi Knake.
M-S 45, Eureka 28. Makenzie Joop had 15 rebounds, five blocks and five points for visiting Mahomet-Seymour, which got 13 points from Kristen Belyea.
In boys’ basketball
Monticello 56, Rantoul 50. Bryan Phipps had a double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds) for the host Sages, who won their 1,500th game in school history.
Phipps returned to the lineup after missing the 2011-12 season because of injury. Monticello (1-0) received 19 points from Matt Kruse and nine from Ryan Donohue.
In girls’ basketball
Blue Star tournament
What a school year! State championship teams, state championship individuals, top-ranked teams. Underclassmen who have already committed to Division I universities. Athletes who are being wooed by Division I coaches. Some memories are still vivid in our minds. Some had almost been forgotten.
Last year, schools such as Clinton, Danville, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, St. Thomas More and Tuscola were among the ones upset with the IHSA's postseason assignments, which are based on enrollments.
This year, Danville and Monticello are among the ones unhappy with how the enrollment breaks worked out.
MONTICELLO — The Okaw Valley Conference will start its 87th year of competition in August.
It won't be the last year for the venerable league, but it likely will be the next-to-last in its current 12-school setup.
Unity fishermen move up
TOLONO — Unity's Rockets had the best second-day score of any of the schools competing in the fourth annual IHSA bass fishing state tournament last weekend at Lake Carlyle.
The team's second-day catches weighed in at 15 pounds, 12 ounces and enabled Unity to move from 35th place after the first day to ninth overall.
MAHOMET — An event that took place 18 years before Austin Armetta was born influenced the direction the Mahomet-Seymour athlete took for his senior year in wrestling.
The end of the story has been well-documented. Armetta won 38 of 40 matches and was the Class 2A state runner-up at 160 pounds.