Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Teams of the Week: Westville boys' hoops in spotlight


Coach Jeff Millis’ team (8-12) had just three turnovers in the middle two quarters of the 96th Vermilion County Tournament championship game and pulled away for a 57-50 triumph against Bismarck-Henning. Brady Crain, Austin Milholland and Justin Ottino hit double figures in all three tourney games.

Athletes of the Week: Kimbro and Chitty

Jenny Kimbro
Salt Fork girls’ basketball

N-G Top 10: Boys' basketball rankings — Centennial at top

1. Centennial (2)    16-4    Hasn’t lost in 2015

2. St. Joseph-Ogden (4)    15-3    Last two losses by 12 total points

SJ-O bench provides lift

PAXTON — St. Joseph-Ogden didn’t panic even when it faced a nine-point first-quarter deficit against Paxton-Buckley-Loda.

The Spartans rallied for a 61-44 victory Tuesday night.

“PBL is playing as well as any team in the area right now,” SJ-O coach Brian Brooks said.

Bulletin board: Ex-Tiger takes over at Millikin

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.

Big 12 Boys Basketball Standings


School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Normal Community 5-0 1.000 18-1 .947
Centennial 5-1 .833 16-4 .800

Top of the Morning, Jan. 27, 2015

The next stop on executive sports editor Fred Kroner’s farewell tour takes place at one of his favorite spots: Combes Gym.

Jan. 29 high school sports chat

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:30pm

Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner dishes on the latest news and notes concerning our local high school scene. Feel free to submit questions early.

Don't forget about Illini targets Humphries, Narain

CHAMPAIGN — Isaac Humphries arrived in the United States from Sydney, Australia, in mid-December and enrolled at La Lumiere School, joining a prep team flush with Division I talent.