URBANA — Urbana athletic director Steve Waller knew for a little over a month that the Tigers would have an opening for their girls’ basketball coach after Jamal Maatuka handed in his resignation late in the regular season.
Champaign Central swimming
Why he was chosen: The senior pulled off a feat no other Maroon had done in a decade by winning a state title in the 50-yard freestyle. Woods became the fifth swimmer in Champaign Central history to achieve the accomplishment.
What's next for state champion swimmer Payton Woods? Which area boys' basketball team has the best shot at extending its postseason run? Have thoughts turned to spring sports yet? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis has the area high school sports scene covered, so ask him about it in his 12:30 p.m. chat Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College men’s basketball saw a golden opportunity in its game Saturday against Danville Area Community College. Taking advantage of that chance garnered them a conference title.
NORMAL — She would have rather played with her team Friday afternoon at Redbird Arena.
But Arieal Scott was able to represent the Schlarman girls’ basketball team in a big way despite the Hilltoppers’ superb season ending earlier this week in a Class 1A super-sectional loss to Seton Academy.
CHAMPAIGN — A day after the St. Thomas More girls’ basketball program suffered a season-ending Class 3A sectional championship defeat, the Sabers received some more life-altering news on Friday afternoon with the resignation of Jay Price.
CLINTON — The gravity of the moment didn’t sink in as the final buzzer sounded.
Tori McCoy’s eyes remained dry while a few of her senior teammates sobbed as a Lincoln student section that stretched up to the rafters of the Clinton gym stormed the court.
(Minimum 9.0 ppg)
Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG
Maynard, PBL 230 112 597 22.1 36