Saturday's highlights: Tigers enjoy home cookin'

In wrestling
At Urbana.
Cameron Mammen’s final Urbana Invitational was one to remember. The Tigers senior pinned each of his three opponents, two in less than a minute, to win the 195-pound class and earn the Most Outstanding Wrestler award for the upper-weight divisions.

Urbana High School Wrestling Invite 2013

Wrestlers compete in the championship round matches during Urbana High School's wrestling invite at Urbana Middle School in Urbana on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. 

Thursday's prep highlights: Zirkle pours in 33 for Raiders

In boys’ basketball
Iroquois West 63, Armstrong-Potomac 45. Keaton Zirkle hit four three-pointers en route to 33 points and grabbed 14 boards to lead the host Raiders, who outrebounded A-P 43-24. The Trojans, who played to a first-half tie at 26 apiece, were led by Dentler Loschen (17 points) and Wade Rogers (15).

Memory Lane: Mahomet-Seymour wrestling

We'll take a look back at a memorable moment in preps history, thanks to the words of The News-Gazette.

Prep wrestling: Normal West and Danville


Normal West and Danville at Danville High School Wednesday January 9, 2013. 

Tuesday's prep highlights: Joop, Sabers victorious

In boys’ basketball

St. Thomas More 55, PBL 46. Storm Joop and Joshua Koerner combined for 13 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Sabers to a home win. STM outscored the Panthers 17-10 in the final period. Joop finished with 19 points, and Jeremy Walder led the Panthers with 12 points.

Bulletin Board: Chrisman to honor Beals

CHRISMAN — One of the state’s winningest boys’ basketball coaches will have a court named in his honor Monday.

Chrisman will dedicate its court for Roger Beals, who won 541 games at the school, prior to Monday’s home varsity game against Tri-County, at about 7 p.m. Beals retired in 1992 with 638 career wins, a total that still ranks 27th on the all-time IHSA list.

N-G Top 10 Wrestling: M-S leads the pack

SCHOOL (previous)    W-L    COMMENT
1. Mahomet-Seymour (1)    9-5    In Mahomet-S. 2A regional
2. GCMS (3)    15-6     In Bismarck-H. 1A regional
3. Prairie Central (4)    9-4     In Bismarck-H. 1A regional

Teams of the Week: Centennial boys' basketball in spotlight

The Chargers (13-4) ran their Big 12 record to 8-0 thanks to a double-overtime win at Bloomington in a game where 37 of their season-high 90 points came from free throws. Michael Finke made 12 free throws, and Dustin Walls hit eight.


Athletes of the Week: Huckstadt and Wynn

Holly Huckstadt, Schlarman Academy, Senior, Basketball
Recently: Had six three-pointers — tying a career high — in back-to-back games as the Hilltoppers beat Georgetown-Ridge Farm and Fountain Central (Ind.).

In her words: “Three-pointers have always been my favorite to shoot ever since I started playing in grade school.”