Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

N-G All-Area Teams | 2018 girls' basketball

All-Area First Team

ATHLETE HT. POS. YR. SCHOOL

Capria Brown 5-9 G So. Schlarman

Mikala Hall 5-7 G Sr. Danville

Tatum McCall 5-6 G Sr. Monticello

Emily Meidel 5-11 G So. BHRA

Zanna Myers 5-8 G Sr. Monticello

Janiah Newell 5-5 G Jr. Schlarman

Anaya Peoples 5-11 G Jr. Schlarman

All-Conference, All-County Teams | 2018 Girls' Basketball

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First Team

SENIORS — Kaelyn Froebe (Lincoln); Paige Swango (Charleston)

JUNIORS — Carsyn Fearday (Effingham); Miranda Fox (Effingham); Natalie Snyder (Taylorville)

FRESHMAN — Shae Littleford (Charleston)

Second Team

SENIORS — Erin Lenschow (Mahomet-Seymour); Ashlyn MacDonald (Mattoon)

Prep pulse | Help us out with another 1,000-point scorer project

I've used this space in a previous week to discuss the 1,000-point scorers feature that has evolved during the winter months.

And I'm going to do so again today — albeit for a different reason.

At The News-Gazette, we're looking to turn this feature into something more than a PDF featured on the website and the couple of print pages seen over two separate weeks.

Colin Likas on preps | The Oscar goes to ...

February might be the calendar year's shortest month, but that doesn't mean things aren't busy in the local high school sports world.

Athletes, coaches, fans and media experienced a bevy of winter athletics action over a 28-day period — including state tournaments in girls' basketball, wrestling and boys' swimming and diving.

Colin's Best Of The Bunch: Feb. 26, 2018

Preps coordinator Colin Likas offers his latest Best of the Bunch, which includes a state-winning basketball team and four squads that captured regional crowns on the court.

Prep pulse: Say cheese

Thirteen. That's how many teams are left tying the high school sports scene to its winter season.

After Schlarman girls' basketball on Saturday won its first-ever state championship, defeating Stockton 53-31 in the Class 1A title game at Redbird Arena, it left 15 area boys' basketball squads vying for postseason hardware.

VIDEO: Schlarman girls' basketball wins state

Highlights and reaction from the Class 1A girls' basketball state semifinals and final, featuring Schlarman winning its first-ever championship.

Notes: 'Our girls took that challenge to heart'

NORMAL — There was no rousing speech. No Herb Brooks moment, as with the "Miracle on Ice." You probably couldn't film a feature-length movie around this one scene.

New kids on the block: Schlarman collects first-ever state title

NORMAL — It was in the bag, really. Schlarman was winning its first-ever girls' basketball state title, no matter what happened in the waning moments of Saturday's Class 1A title game against Stockton.

Class 1A Championship Girls' Basketball: Schlarman vs Stockton

IHSA Girl's Class 1A State Championship Game, Danville Schlarman vs Stockton, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Red Bird Arena in Normal.