The Champaign Central boys' basketball team is off to a solid start.
Ranked No. 1 in our latest News-Gazette boys' basketball poll, the Maroons (3-1) will try to keep their early success going when they host Normal Community at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night at Combes Gym in Champaign.
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CHAMPAIGN — For years, Donna Giertz has been trying to convince her fellow board members that the smartest solution to Parkland College's financial ills is to eliminate athletics.
Normally, bobbleheads don't look a lot like their subjects. But they got Gene Honda's right.
"I think the likeness is pretty spot on," said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. "I remember Gene saying something to the effect, 'It looks great, except it looks too much like me.' "
In girls’ basketball
■ Urbana 87, Rantoul 68. Junior Arieal Scott scored a game-high 37 points for the Tigers (5-0), who continued their winning ways by overpowering the visiting Eagles (3-3) after recovering from a seven-point first-half deficit.
All-Area first team
NAME YR. SCHOOL
Brian Butcher Sr. Mahomet-Seymour
Riley Fortune Jr. Mahomet-Seymour
Logan Hall Jr. Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond
Why he’s Coach of the Year: By qualifying for Saturday’s Nike Cross Nationals, Garrison’s Bulldogs cemented themselves as one of the top area teams in history. The Bulldogs finished with six all-staters and finished three seconds away from having all seven of their runners earn medals at the state meet.
MAHOMET — It was a feeling Andrew Walmer never wanted to experience again.
The Mahomet-Seymour cross-country runner finished a spectacular race three years ago — his freshman year — at the state meet. It came seemingly out of nowhere, but his teammates around him were disappointed.