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Girls' basketball postseason capsules: Coming and going with local teams

Class 1A Ridgeview Sectional semifinal: (2) Cissna Park vs. (4) Lexington, today, 6 p.m.

Russell revels in joining exclusive list

CHAMPAIGN — Shoente'ra Russell had a 5-of-9 ledger from the free-throw line in Centennial's Jan. 22 Big 12 Conference girls' basketball matchup with Danville when she stepped to the stripe for two more tries late in the contest.

Russell described feeling especially focused but also nervous, despite the Chargers trailing by double digits.

N-G Girls' basketball Top 10: As of Feb. 11

Preps coordinator Colin Likas checks in with his leading teams:

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1. Schlarman 28-1 1 The Hilltoppers cruised through the regional round and will square off with St. Teresa today in a sectional semifinal.

Prep pulse: Students learning about 'amazing Illinois tradition' surrounding basketball

Illinois is in the midst of a proverbial "February Madness," when high school boys' and girls' basketball teams vie for their respective class state championships. Among those most excited about it each season has to be Judah Christian history teacher Rick Williams.

VIDEO: Class 2A G-RF Girls' Basketball Regional Final Highlights

Highlights from the Class 2A Georgetown-Ridge Farm Regional final between girls' basketball teams from Monticello and Oakwood on Feb. 9, 2018, with comments from Monticello's Dave Beery and Zanna Myers and Oakwood's Jeff Ford.

Athletes of the week: Emily Meidel and Polycarp Amosun

This school year, we’re giving our weekly honorees a chance to show off their teammates

Bitter, sweet: Monticello edges Oakwood in overtime thriller

GEORGETOWN — The fourth-quarter buzzer rang through the Georgetown-Ridge Farm gymnasium Friday night, and members of the Monticello girls' basketball team exhibited ... well, a wide range of emotions.

2A G-RF Regional Final: Oakwood vs. Monticello

Monticello vs. Oakwood in the Class 2A Georgetown-Ridge Farm Regional title game at G-RF High School on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

VIDEO: Class 2A STM Girls' Basketball Regional Final Highlights

Highlights from St. Joseph-Ogden girls' basketball's win over St. Thomas More on Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Class 2A St. Thomas More Regional final, with comments from SJ-O's Kevin Taylor and Peyton Crowe.

UPDATED: Longtime Central AD Woods to depart in July

CHAMPAIGN — After 24 years helming Champaign Central’s athletics sector, John Woods is going big and heading north.

The Centennial graduate and longtime Maroons athletic director has accepted the same position at Libertyville High School, located in a north Chicago suburb. Woods will step aside as Central’s AD on July 1, pending school board approval.