Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

Boys' swimming and diving honor roll: As of Jan. 8

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:46.28

Champaign Central 1:49.41

Danville 1:58.48

Mahomet-Seymour 1:58.86

Urbana 2:09.85

200 Freestyle

Lane Wagner, Danville 1:48.76

Luke Starks, Centennial 1:51.33

Ryan Wierschem, Ch. Central 1:52.75

Nate Hedrick, Urbana 2:01.00

Jan. 11 high school sports chat

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:30pm

What does Colin Likas think about the area prep scene? Ask The News-Gazette's new prep sports coordinator in his first-ever chat at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Can the Danville boys' basketball team make a run to Peoria? How much does Champaign Central's boys' basketball team's challenging schedule benefit the Maroons? Or does it hurt them?

Prep Highlights: Danville takes down Galesburg, SJ-O tops Shelbyville

In boys’ basketball

St. Joseph-Ogden Shootout

Chargers top rival Maroons in pool

CHAMPAIGN — Centennial’s swimming duo of Luke Starks and Alex Shilts were a force to be reckoned with on Wednesday.

Starks captured both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events, while Shilts won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.

And they teamed on championship 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams to help the Chargers defeat Unit 4 rival Central 110-74.

Signing Day: Locals heading to college

Photos from local high school athletes signing with their various colleges to continue athletic careers. Submit your photo at clikas@news-gazette.com.

He's making moves for Vikings in the pool

DANVILLE — There doesn't always have to be a grand reason for a high school student to transfer schools. Take sophomore swimmer Lane Wagner, for example.

Boys' swimming leaders: Through Dec. 31

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School TimeCentennial 1:47.24

Champaign Central 1:49.41

Danville 1:58.48

Mahomet-Seymour 2:00.55

Urbana 2:09.85

200 Freestyle

Lane Wagner, Danville 1:48.76

Luke Starks, Centennial 1:51.33

Ryan Wierschem, Ch. Central 1:52.75

Joshua Noa, Ch. Central 2:03.55

Prep highlights: Moore paces Vikings, who finish third at Pontiac Holiday Tournament

In boys' basketball

Pontiac Holiday Tournament

Danville 78, Oak Park-River Forest 56. Danville outscored the Huskies 25-10 in the fourth quarter to earn a win in the third-place game of the 87th annual tournament. Kendle Moore dropped a game-high 33 points to lead the Vikings (11-2), while Sean Houpt (12 points, four assists) chipped in.

Prep highlights: Spartans keep perfect start intact

In boys' basketball

Leader Classic

Chicago Longwood 64, Armstrong-Potomac 46. Despite 15 points from Cameron Colunga, 14 points from Dalton Loschen and 13 points from Shawn Reardon, the Trojans met an 18-point defeat.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 16, 2017

On Saturdays, we'll introduce additions to the growing newsroom at News-Gazette Media. Today: Prep sports coordinator Colin Likas.

COLIN LIKAS spent three years helping design and edit our nationally recognized sports section. But his goal out of Butler University was to write, calling it "a passion of mine."