■ Charleston 13, Urbana 2. The visiting Tigers couldn't stop Charleston from scoring at least once in every inning of their five-inning road loss.
Demetrius Jackson just smiled.
The point guard from Marian (Ind.) High School in Mishawaka didn’t flinch, grimace or ignore the topic.
Even though it probably wasn’t the No. 1 subject the McDonald’s All-American point guard wanted to talk about.
■ St. Thomas More 4, PBL 3. Winning pitcher Mike Plecki went 2 for 3 and scored twice for the host Sabers. Jonathon Walder was 2 for 2 with two runs for the Panthers.
■ Westville 4, A-P 1. DILLON TURNER had 11 strikeouts in six innings and TYLER DICKEN shined at the plate (2 for 4, RBI) and on the mound (three-out save) for the Tigers. CHRISTIAN JACKSON had two hits and two RBI in the win.
During the past decade, Mahomet-Seymour has enjoyed six 20-win seasons in baseball, including last year’s 24-12 mark.
It looks like more of the same this spring.
Illinois football coach Tim Beckman and Illinois recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh both stressed two areas last Friday.
The importance of recruiting Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.
And picking up some wide receivers for the Class of 2014.
Illinois hit on both areas Wednesday night.
Matt Daniels offers his top five for N-G All-State Player of the Year honors, which will be announced in Sunday's News-Gazette
Hundreds of media types, players, coaches and key figures on the high school basketball landscape filled the second level of the United Center on Tuesday afternoon.
The occasion? Media day for the McDonald’s All-American game.
For any Illinois fans wanting to watch any future players John Groce will have at his disposal next year, sorry, you’re out of luck.
All-stars headed to Parkland
CHAMPAIGN — The second Parkland College/News-Gazette senior all-star basketball games will be April 14 in the Cobras’ gym.
The girls’ game will start at 1 p.m. at Parkland. There will be two 10-player teams, one coached by Chris Mennig, from St. Thomas More, and the other by Susan Thomas, from Centennial.