Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

HS Girl's BKB: B-H vs. Oakwood

Bismarck-Henning vs. Oakwood in a prep game in Bismarck on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

Saturday's prep highlights: VG/H boys top century mark

In boys’ basketball
Watseka Holiday Tournament
■ Hoopeston Area 71, Tri-Point 66. Trey Layden hit four three-pointers and scored 22 points to lead Hoopeston Area. Bryce Leigh finished with 15 points. Logan Walder and Nathan Michael added 12 points apiece.

Kroner: Reporter was always up for a game

Charlie Wilson was one of us.

He was a press-card carrying member of the media.

Like many of us who write about sports, he was a sports fanatic.

One of the last times we talked, he asked me to hang on a minute. I knew the reason even before he told me.

“I have to turn the TV down,” he said. “I have the game on.”

Wilson passed away this week, at age 52.

Friday's prep highlights: Freshman Finke sparkles in defeat

In boys’ basketball

Girls' basketball Top 10: STM carries on

Fred Kroner ranks the area’s top girls’ basketball teams:

Team (Prvs.) — top scorer, PPG

1. St. Thomas More (1) *T. McCoy, 21.3

2. Monticello (3) L. Buzan, 25.2

3. Schlarman (4) A. Scott, 22.2

4. Cissna Park (5) A. Stoller, 18.4

5. Sullivan (6) B. Boyer, 18.3

Thursday's highlights: Centennial girls storm past Central

In boys’ basketball

At Watseka Tournament. Nick Dowell had 16 points, and Alec Frank had nine points for Iroquois West in the Raiders’ 53-42 loss to Tri-Point.

HS Girls' Basketball: Centennial vs. Central

Centennial girls vs. Central in a prep basketball game at Centennial on thurssday, December 11, 2014.

Bulletin board: EIU likes SJ-O recruit

EIU likes SJ-O recruit

CHARLESTON — Eastern Illinois baseball coach Jim Schmitz is pleased with his current recruiting class, a group that includes senior pitcher Cole Berry of St. Joseph-Ogden.

“Cole is probably the sleeper in this group,” Schmitz said. “He is a big kid that has been up to 91 mph. We project him to be a top arm in the future.”

Teams of the Week: Monticello girls' basketball in spotlight


Coach Dave Beery’s Sages (5-0) averaged 73 points in their last two games, winning each by at least 18 points. Four squad members combined to hit 10 three-pointers Monday against Maroa-Forsyth.


Athletes of the Week: Shook and Portwood

Stephanie Shook
Cerro Gordo/Bement girls’ basketball