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Chargers offer glimpse of future in rout of rival Maroons

CHAMPAIGN — With Gunveer Singh closing in on a No. 3 singles victory Monday night, the Centennial boys' tennis freshman heard a quick bit of applause from just outside the confines of Lindsay Courts.

It came from a Champaign Central athlete, giving some backing to teammate Gus Rossow after Singh committed a return error against his senior competitor.

Oakwood hoops standout Young commits to Murray State

FITHIAN — Katelyn Young will be a member of the Murray State women’s basketball team beginning with its 2020-21 season, as the Oakwood junior verbally committed to the Division I program Monday evening.

HS Boy's Tennis: Central vs. Centennial

Centennial vs. Central in a tennis match at Lindsay Courts in Champaign on Monday, April 22, 2019.

April 24 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:30pm

The spring signing period continues with Illinois still waiting to officially start its 2019 class and round out its 2019-20 roster. That could potentially include transfers, too, in addition to Kofi Cockburn and Bernard Kouma. Will the Illini land coveted grad transfer T.J. Holyfield? How about JUCO transfer and standout shooter Tomas Woldetensae?

It's good to be a Griffin

CHAMPAIGN — This is an important offseason for Illinois guard Alan Griffin. The Illini need more shooting and have an opening on the wing with Aaron Jordan's graduation. Griffin could fill both roles.

Sunday's UI roundup: Women's golf takes runner-up at Big Tens

MAINEVILLE, Ohio — An excellent final round was needed for the Illinois women's golf team to emerge a conference title at Sunday's Big Ten Championship.

And, with a three-stroke lead in the pocket after heavy rain washed out Saturday's second round, the Illini were able to shave four strokes off their first-round team score.

They just weren't alone in accomplishing the feat.

Prep pulse: April 22, 2019

It hasn't been an easy 2019 season for the Westville baseball team thus far, simply going by on-field results.

The Tigers possess an 0-21 record after falling to Milford on Friday afternoon. They've been involved in some heartbreakers, including 12-9 and 12-8 losses to Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman and North Vermillion (Ind.), respectively, in which Westville led late.

N-G prep softball Top 10: April 22, 2019

Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS has a new program at the head of his rankings, as well as a familiar squad back inside the poll:

RANK, TEAM REC. PREV. COMMENT

1. Unity 18-3 3

Rockets knocked off St. Joseph-Ogden in thriller last week, take seven-game win streak into Monticello today.

2. Tuscola 20-1 2

Asmussen | Fleet-footed Illini icon Virgin returns home

It's going to be a busy week for Craig Virgin.

The Illinois track and cross-country icon — part of the first class for the school's athletic Hall of Fame — loves to talk about running.

Chargers sophomore McClure relying on genes to forge own legacy

CHAMPAIGN — Tyler McClure already can boast a solid high school athletic career.

The Centennial sophomore started for baseball coach Ryan Remole over last season's second half, hitting .380 and driving in 14 runs.

Tyler is back again in 2019, swatting .314 with a .400 on-base percentage and nine stolen bases prior to Saturday's doubleheader split for the 13-6 Chargers.

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