Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

All-Area Boys' Basketball: First team, second team, special mention, honorable mention

First Team
NAME    SCHOOL    YR.    HT.    POS.
Nick Bates    Tuscola    Jr.    6-2    G
Matt Chastain    LeRoy    Jr.    6-6    C

Final area boys' basketball statistics


(Minimum 9.7 ppg)

Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG

Chastain, LeRoy 247 126 647 24.0 32

Lovekamp, CG/B 221 132 647 24.0 48

Portwood, Milfrd 206 144 611 22.1 48

Wallen STM 231 86 560 20.7 32

Fisher, Mont 180 54 500 19.2 34

Cummins, DFB 169 41 478 19.1 35

All-Area Boys' Basketball POY: Milford's Alex Portwood

MILFORD — Alex Portwood was that kid.

“I used to carry a basketball to school with me on the bus,” he said.

His dad, Mark Portwood, remembers those times well. It was when the family lived in Loda.

“He’d dribble to the bus stop,” Mark Portwood recalled, “and play with it at recess, then bring it home. He wore out a couple of them.”

All-Area Boys' Basketball: Meet 2015's First Team

Nick Bates

Tuscola, Jr., G

Boys' basketball: Area all-conference teams


First Team

SENIORS — Greg Boyd, (Urbana); Chris Daniels, (Peoria High); Peter Hanley, (Peoria Notre Dame); Terrion Howard, (Centennial); Anton Ivy, (Peoria Manual); Alex Peacock, (Normal Community); Tyler Seibring, (Normal Community); Dion Thompson, (Bloomington).

All-Area Boys' Basketball: Final conference standings

Final area standings

Big 12

Normal Comm.    10-0    33-2
Peoria Manual    6-4    23-7
Centennial    6-4    21-8
Peoria Central    6-4    17-9

All-Area Boys' Basketball: Ridgeview first in final rankings

Final News-Gazette Top 10

1. Ridgeview (4)    32-2    100-25
2. Mahomet-Seymour (6)    23-11    63-53
3. Centennial (1)    21-8    80-39

Tate: Waiting game continues for C-U with IHSA tournament

The Commonwealth of Kentucky may be stuck in a time warp, but the folks in the Bluegrass State know how to run a basketball tournament.

Ragle resigns as Fisher boys' basketball coach

FISHER — Marking the second major coaching change in the last two weeks, Ron Ragle resigned from his position as the head coach of the Fisher boys’ basketball team Friday.

“It was very difficult, very tough and emotional,” Ragle said of his decision to step down. “I’ve devoted 10 years of my life to it. I’m probably the only one in my family who agrees with the decision.”

Kroner: M-S team lifts up community

MAHOMET — There have been Mahomet-Seymour boys’ basketball teams with more wins in a season.

There was a team from the school that qualified for state, losing in the quarterfinals to a Harvey Thornton squad in 1933, led by freshman Lou Boudreau, that went on to win the state championship.