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Boys Basketball

Six-team boys' basketball tournament canceled

CHAMPAIGN — A six-team boys' basketball tournament initially set for the week of Thanksgiving will not tip off as originally scheduled, the latest in an ongoing series of changes to Champaign County prep athletics.

Centennial announces 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame class

CHAMPAIGN -- Eleven individuals will be inducted into the Centennial High School Athletics Hall of Fame next year, Unit 4 Schools announced Monday.

This is the second group selected to the Chargers' hall. It indclues a variety of athletes, with one alumnus from 1970 and another from 2010.

After Liddell, then what?

CHAMPAIGN — Four-star forward E.J. Liddell will announce his commitment at 6 p.m. today, choosing between Illinois, Missouri and Ohio State. Illinois is still waiting on its first commitment in the 2019 class. Landing the reigning News-Gazette All-State Player of the Year and Illinois Mr. Basketball would be a boon for Brad Underwood's Illini.

Champaign County hoops tournament's status in flux

The status of a six-team boys’ basketball tournament is in flux as Champaign-area high schools continue to display caution in the face of violence.

Kane, Higgs learning ropes; Fisher star added to roster

Questions? Ask 'em here

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois got a one-hour team workout during the day on Monday. It was the 10th for the Illini since the team returned to campus late last month for the start of the school year with official practices

Sages announce new Hall of Fame class

MONTICELLO — Three selections came from the 1960s and 1970s. Two more were in their first year of consideration. All five entities will now be part of the Monticello Athletic Hall of Fame.

High school officials announced the 2018 class Monday — 1966 graduate Dick Sumner, 2008 graduates Lucy Coleman and Kyle Dooley, longtime coach Bob Trimble and the 1965-66 boys' basketball team.

Oakland grad Mandrell to lead Oakwood

FITHIAN — Jeff Mandrell went from being inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame to ousted from his sideline gig in the span of less than four months.

Meet Jalen Quinn, the area’s next rising star

TUSCOLA — Justin Bozarth follows grassroots basketball during the summer when he’s not coaching.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: the lost Loane tapes

My look through the WDWS archives was complete...or so I thought.

Bacys has Danville's seal of approval

DANVILLE — For the last 11 years, B.J. Luke sat at the top tier of Danville High School sports.

That changed last week when Luke retired from his role as athletic director. It didn't take him long to espouse the new man in charge.

"He'll do a nice job for us," Luke said. "And he dresses better than I do."