The school year wasn’t quite over yet, but already Randy Moss had taken down most of the wall decor in his office at Monticello High School. The assistant principal and athletic director of 22 years is retiring in June and many of his prized possessions lay in a cardboard box on his floor. On Wednesday, Moss excitedly revealed he had 11 working days left until he called it a career.
TOLONO — One name consistently came up as Unity athletic director Scott Hamilton canvassed the state searching for a new boys’ basketball coach.
This coach turned around a program, establishing the winning ways Hamilton was looking for. He excelled as a math teacher, according to Hamilton’s findings, a position the school was looking to fill.
Christian Romine’s first season of Division I basketball was an educational one — on and off the court. After what was a planned redshirt season turned limited usage as a backup under Tim Floyd at Texas-El Paso, the 6-foot-9 forward/center has officially transferred to Illinois State to play under Dan Muller.
More than a dozen Illinois recruiting targets were back in action on the Nike EYBL circuit over the weekend in Hampton, Va., for the third of four sessions before July’s Peach Jam finale. Here were the standouts:
The times the Maroons and Chargers meet head-to-head on an athletic field are fleeting this school year. A look back at what has transpired in the past nine months, with Centennial holding an 8-5 edge on Central and three contests remaining:
The best female hurdler in the state of Illinois nearly didn’t hurdle.
For Salt Fork senior Jenny Kimbro, the indecision she felt her freshman year is almost unimaginable looking back. But during the fall of that year, she contemplated playing softball instead of running track.
MAHOMET — Chad Benedict would have supported Christian Romine wherever his former player ended up after deciding to transfer from Texas-El Paso a month ago.
But the Mahomet-Seymour boys’ basketball coach admits he’s glad Romine landed at Illinois State. The 2015 News-Gazette second-team All-Area selection announced his intention to join the Redbirds via social media on Tuesday night.
Former Mahomet-Seymour standout Christian Romine announced Tuesday night he will transfer to Illinois State to continue his basketball career. He released his decision on social media. The 6-foot-9, 220-pounder spent his first season at Texas-El Paso, averaging 0.9 points and 0.4 rebounds in 14 appearances.
LeROY — When LeRoy boys’ basketball coach Mark Edmundson saw the words “late bloomer” attached to senior Matt Chastain this spring, the aggravation began all over again.
For the last few years, Edmundson pleaded with college coaches to watch his uber-athletic senior, to no avail. Finally, offers began to flow in as LeRoy made a run to a Class 1A state championship.