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Armetta retiring a winner

CHAMPAIGN — Austin Armetta secured a prominent place in school and family history Friday night.

The Mahomet-Seymour senior wrestler said no matter what happens today in the state finals at the Assembly Hall, it won't change his thoughts on the future.

He plans to retire as a wrestler this evening.

"I'm still sticking to that decision," he said.

Meyers hoping third time's a charm

CHAMPAIGN — Justin Meyers stands alone this morning among the area's Class 1A athletes.

The LeRoy senior hopes tonight to hold that status among the state's 138-pound wrestlers.

Class 1A: GCMS' Schwing pumped up to face top-ranked freshman

CHAMPAIGN — Cameron Schwing, Zach Martin, Austin Upton, Aaron Ford and Josh Wallick had goals similar to all other qualifiers in the 75th IHSA state wrestling tournament.

They want to be the best in the state at their individual weight classes.

Class 2A: Armetta, Mammen take care of business

CHAMPAIGN — Austin Armetta and Cameron Mammen are aware of the adage that wrestling championships aren't won on the first day of state, but they can be lost then.

Half of the qualifiers for the three-class IHSA state meet at the Assembly Hall are no longer living the dream.

Kroner: Changes take hold at Assembly Hall

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois High School Association state wrestling tournament — which starts Thursday afternoon at the Assembly Hall — celebrates its 76th birthday.

The annual event is unveiling a sparkling new look in the fourth year of the three-class state finals.

Kroner: What to look for at state wrestling tourney

What to watch for, courtesy prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner

Athletes of the Week: McClure and Wallen

Chet McClure

GCMS/Fisher, Junior

Wrestling

Recently: The 132-pounder (37-6) didn't allow a point in reaching the Class 1A sectional finals at his weight, then defeated state-ranked John Morrell, from LeRoy, 7-2 to earn a top-four seed for the state meet, which starts Thursday at the Assembly Hall.

N-G Wrestling Top 10: LeRoy continues to lead pack

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SCHOOL (PREVIOUS) RECORD COMMENT

1. LeRoy (1) 23-1 Eight 1A state qualifiers

2. Centennial (2) 20-3 Four 2A state qualifiers

3. Monticello (3) 17-5 Three 1A state qualifiers

4. Argenta-O. (4) 21-3 One 1A state qualifier

5. Bismarck-H. (5) 20-10 Three 1A state qualifiers

6. Mahomet-S. (6) 11-10 Two 2A state qualifiers

Teams of the Week: LeRoy wrestlers again in spotlight

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