Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

N-G All-Area boys' swimming Coach of the Year | Centennial's Courtney Lehmann

Why she's Coach of the Year: Lehmann's banner first season running the Charger pool programs continued past the girls' campaign. Centennial's boys won the Twin City Meet for the first time since 2007 before breaking a sectional title drought dating back to the same year. Lehmann's crew also earned state bids in three individual events and two relays.

All-Area Boys' Swimming & Diving 2018

Members of the News-Gazette's All-Area Boys' Swimming & Diving team at the News-Gazette Media Building Monday, March 12, 2018, in downtown Champaign.

Colin's Best Of The Bunch: March 26, 2018

This week's Best of the Bunch with preps coordinator Colin Likas looks at the achievements of a variety of track and field athletes last week, as well as the success of teams from Fisher, Tuscola, BHRA and Mahomet-Seymour.

Colin's Best Of The Bunch: March 20, 2018

This week's Best of the Bunch, with preps coordinator Colin Likas, offers props to athletes from Urbana, Monticello, Champaign Central, Georgetown-Ridge Farm, Chrisman and St. Thomas More.

Prep pulse | March 19

Our winter All-Area coverage is off and running.

In Sunday's News-Gazette, readers could see our All-Area girls' basketball package. It was headlined by Schlarman junior Anaya Peoples, who repeated as Player of the Year after keying the Hilltoppers to the first state championship in program history.

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.

On Campus | March 3

Five area swimmers had successful ends to their seasons. Sophomore Payton Woods, from Champaign Central, had a record-setting meet for Michigan State at the Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championships.

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.

Preps roundup: Area swimmers end season

EVANSTON — Champaign Central sophomore Ryan Wierschem had the best finish among the area boys' swimming contingent, placing 18th in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.91 seconds on Friday at the state meet, but did not qualify for Saturday's finals.

Boys' swimming storylines: Four area schools ready to dive right in

One swimming and diving meet is left this season for local boys' teams. And that's state. With representatives from four area schools involved, preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS checks in with the quartet of institutions: