Wrestling

Wrestling

Friday's prep highlights: Centennial bounces defending champs

In boys’ basketball

Centennial 70, Normal Community 41. The Chargers racked up 12 three-pointers and built an 18-point first-quarter lead in rolling to a home victory against the defending Big 12 champs.

Jeffrey Lavin sank four treys en route to 12 points, while Michael Finke tossed in three three-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points.

Thursday's prep highlights: McCoy propels Sabers

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.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Phipps helps Sages reach milestone

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.

Saturday's prep highlights: STM, Uni High bag hoops titles

In boys’ basketball

Tuesday's prep highlights: Centennial, STM share Blue Star title

In girls’ basketball

Blue Star tournament

Interest in Urbana's Mammen picking up

If Illinois football head coach Tim Beckman wants an updated scouting report on Urbana (Ill.) High School senior quarterback Cameron Mammen, all he has to do is ask his youngest son.

Preps Year In Review: Blaase, Schroeder show way

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.

Danville, Monticello feel enrollment sting

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.

Winds of change blowing through Okaw Valley Conference

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.

Insider: Unity fishermen move up

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.