Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

HS Girls State Swim Finals

HSA Girls State Swimming Finals at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.

Primetime performers show up for Centennial, Uni High at state meet

WINNETKA — Lizzie Rumsey has ample motivation heading into today's finals at the state meet.

Not only to possibly secure a medal.

But if the Centennial diver finishes in the top 10, her diving coach, Don Waybright, will shave his beloved mustache.

HS Girls State Swimming 2017

The high school girl's state swimming championships at Winnetka High School on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, NOv. 18, 2017.

Rajic vying to make even more history at Uni High

WINNETKA — Swimming at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials can bring about some nerves.

Ema Rajic has handled those before. But the Uni High senior standout still does get a tad anxious any time she dives into the pool during a competitive meet.

"Oh yeah. I get nervous," Rajic said with a laugh. "I got nervous during my first dual meet this season."

Uni High's Rajic already thinking about Cal

URBANA — Normally, Ema Rajic is underwater when all eyes are on her, so the Uni High senior can't see or hear the people watching her.

On Tuesday, she sat alone at a table with a stack of papers in front of her in Uni High's gymnasium as dozens of teammates, classmates, family members and friends fixed their gaze on her while she signed to swim for the University of California.

HS Girls Swim Sectional 2017

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The Central Sectional Swim Meet at Unit 4 Pool, Centennial High School in Champaign IL on Saturday, November 11, 2017. 

Pool party for Centennial

CHAMPAIGN — The stress levels and emotions of the day began early for Courtney Lehmann.

The first-year Centennial girls' swimming coach knew what a sectional meet could produce. Joy and euphoria for the winners. Heartbreak for the rest.

Girls' swimming storylines: Eager to hit the water

Rumsey's improvement with Chargers clear to see

CHAMPAIGN — Two years ago, Centennial diving coach Don Waybright couldn't stand to watch Lizzie Rumsey dive, so he'd turn away every time the then-Urbana sophomore's turn came up.

Area prep girls' swimming leaders

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:53.01

Uni High 1:53.58

Central 1:59.60

Danville 2:04.32

Urbana 2:17.35

PBL 2:28.66

Mahomet-Seymour 2:32.93

200 Freestyle

Ema Rajic, Uni High 1:52.97

Elizabeth Gile, Centennial 2:02.09

Lauren Feddersen, Centennial 2:06.43

Prep highlights: GCMS finishes undefeated

In football

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 53, Heyworth 0.GCMS showcased the talent behind its perfect regular season in the Falcons' Heart of Illinois Small win.