A list of area wrestlers who advanced to the state tournament at the Assembly Hall:
VANDALIA — Monticello will have seven participants this weekend at the Assembly Hall, and Argenta-Oreana had two sectional champions at the Class 1A Vandalia Sectional on Saturday.
Tanner VanDalsen had the Sages’ lone sectional championship at 195 pounds after he won a 4-2 decision against Cumberland’s Timmy Carli.
MATTOON — Cameron Mammen and Tyler Moxley hit the trifecta Saturday.
Austen Schott and Darren Wynn were in repeat mode.
All four senior wrestlers are headed back to familiar territory. They are among 10 area Class 2A athletes who earned state tournament berths with their performances at the Mattoon Sectional.
In boys’ basketball
■ Normal West 29, Champaign Central 26. The Maroons trailed 7-1 at the end of the first quarter and could not recover in a road loss. SEAN SUGGS led Central with seven points and ALEC ALTMYER chipped in six points while KAMERON ROWAN added five rebounds.
CHAMPAIGN — Three Centennial athletes will sign letters of intent to play football in college. It marks the 16th consecutive year under coach Mike McDonnell that at least one Charger has committed to a college and brings his cumulative total at the school to 83.
SCHOOL (previous) W-L COMMENT
1. Mahomet-Seymour (1) 22-8 Last state champ: 2009
2. LeRoy (4) 16-1 Last state champ: 1984
3. Monticello (5) 17-10 Last state champ: 2007
VILLA GROVE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
The Blue Devils (21-7) won three LOVC games in four days to complete an eight-game sweep of league opponents en route to their first conference crown in the sport. Kayla Dowler hit three-pointers in each game. Courtney Helm had five treys, and Alix Ezell hit three for the week. Dowler and Ezell are juniors.
MAHOMET — In terms of the big picture, Austen Schott couldn’t have done better.
The Centennial wrestler participated in four regional tournaments during his prep career. Each year, he advanced at least one weight class.
Each year, he qualified for the finals.
BISMARCK — The rivalry continues.
In favor of Josh Wallick.
Wallick, a junior on the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling team who is Class 1A’s top-ranked wrestler at 285 pounds, beat Bismarck-Henning’s formidable heavyweight Morgan Supergan in the 285-pound championship match during Saturday’s 1A Bismarck-Henning Regional.