Sectional wrestling lineup set
A total of 103 area wrestlers remain in contention for state medals.
The group includes one in Class 3A, 30 in Class 2A and 72 in Class 1A.
MONTICELLO — Zach Fisher hit 7 of 10 three-point shots Friday at St. Thomas More to tie Monticello’s record for the most three-pointers in a game. Fisher tied a mark held by Clint Brubaker, who was 7 for 7 against Argenta-Oreana on Jan. 27, 2009.
DECATUR — Urbana High School graduate Ryan Birt — who had more than 150 dual-meet wins in wrestling at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley — started Monday as the head wrestling coach at Millikin University, which is resurrecting its program after a seven-year hiatus.
His last day as associate head coach at Loras College, in Iowa, was Friday.
CHAMPAIGN — Centennial athletic director Brian Easter will leave the position at the end of the school year and return to teaching in the physical education department.
Easter, 43, replaced Stan Lewis as the Chargers’ AD following the 2005-06 school year and is in his ninth year on the job.
EIU likes SJ-O recruit
CHARLESTON — Eastern Illinois baseball coach Jim Schmitz is pleased with his current recruiting class, a group that includes senior pitcher Cole Berry of St. Joseph-Ogden.
“Cole is probably the sleeper in this group,” Schmitz said. “He is a big kid that has been up to 91 mph. We project him to be a top arm in the future.”
Change is inevitable.
Some of us embrace it. Some resist it.
The only certainty is that it’s coming, often in ways we cannot currently even imagine.
The newspaper business is no exception.
We used to write stories on a typewriter, and a composing room person would set the words in type.
CHAMPAIGN — The second annual Parkland/News-Gazette All-Star Volleyball match will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at Parkland College.
Top area high school seniors will be showcased. The rosters will be announced at a later date. Those chosen will practice from 1 to 3 p.m. before the five-set match begins at 5 o’clock.
RANTOUL — Danny Brown (Class of 1980), Kindi Schlittler Kooi (Class of 2002) and Randy Wright (Class of 2001) were inducted into Rantoul High School’s Hall of Fame last week in conjunction with the school’s homecoming.
Champaign Central junior Jake Snider has had to make some serious decisions in the last few months — staying in Champaign after his dad, Eric, was named an assistant coach at Louisville and deciding the Cardinals were the team for him when it came to his coll