Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

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:

Area boys' swimming leaders

200 Medley Relay

School Time

Centennial 1:39.80

Champaign Central 1:40.96

Mahomet-Seymour 1:53.67

Danville 1:56.36

Sullivan 1:58.59

Urbana 1:58.71

Clinton 2:06.43

200 Freestyle

Swimmer, School Time

Lane Wagner, Danville 1:48.76

Colin's Best Of The Bunch: Feb. 19, 2018

Preps coordinator Colin Likas' latest Best of the Bunch includes plaudits for local boys' swimmers and divers, wrestlers and basketball players, as well as area girls' basketball athletes.

Charging ahead: Centennial brings home sectional title

URBANA — The sectional title drought has ended for Centennial boys' swimming.

And Alex Shilts is a big reason why the Chargers won their first sectional championship since 2007.