WESTVILLE BOYS’ BASKETBALL
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.
TEAM (PREVIOUS) RECORD COMMENT
1. Centennial (2) 16-4 Hasn’t lost in 2015
2. St. Joseph-Ogden (4) 15-3 Last two losses by 12 total points
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.
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.
The next stop on executive sports editor Fred Kroner’s farewell tour takes place at one of his favorite spots: Combes Gym.
Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner dishes on the latest news and notes concerning our local high school scene. Feel free to submit questions early.
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.