Final act still unwritten for for Eagles wrestlers

RANTOUL — Peter McCusker and Nolan Roseman already are part of history.

That's even before whatever occurs in next month's wrestling postseason.

Rantoul grappling — now part of a co-op with Paxton-Buckley-Loda — doesn't possess an abundance of state-level success. During the 1970-71 school year, the Eagles garnered a pair of sixth-place medals.

Thursday's prep highlights: Warriors win SVC tournament title

In boy's basketball

Chick-fil-A Classic

Prep wrestling stats: Jan. 16, 2019

Class 1A


Name, School W L Pts

Wagner, St. Joseph-Ogden 31 4 163

Hosley, Unity 29 6 122

B. Tay, Ridgeview/Lexington 20 0 106

Travis, Prairie Central 21 11 75

Palmberg, St. Thomas More 18 13 41

Dykes, GCMS/Fisher 8 2 36

Manuel, Unity 19 18 8

Wallace, Monticello 8 7 7

Tuesday's prep highlights: Hoopeston, BHRA both pick up 2nd county victory

In boys' basketball

Chick-fil-A Classic

Trinity Catholic (Mo.) 70, Champaign Central 50. Khailieo Terry starred in his usual role for the Maroons (8-8), scoring 16 points alongside 12 points from Sam Beesley, but Central couldn't answer Trinity's strong finish to the first half and fell in tournament action.

Emphasis on endurance keeps Rockets grapplers built to last

TOLONO — No motorized vehicles exist inside Unity's cozy wrestling facility, located just beyond the high school and next door to the Rockets' baseball diamond.

The closest qualifier is any of the three exercise bikes along the back wall — the only of the structure's four that isn't covered with safety padding.

Snow alters Saturday's prep scheduling

Thus far in the 2018-19 winter high school sports season, Illinois-based teams and their fans have experienced good luck with the weather.

But that all changes this weekend, as projected significant snowfall has caused mass cancellations to area contests.

Thursday's prep highlights: Crowe, Knudsen both tally 1,000th point in IPC play

In boys' basketball

LeRoy 75, Blue Ridge 30. Nick Perry put away four three-pointers to help the host Panthers (10-4) to a non-league win over the Knights (10-9). Perry finished with 24 points, and Nate Sammer contributed nine points to aid LeRoy's cause. Zach Stephens piled up 13 points for Blue Ridge.

N-G wrestling Top 10: Jan. 10, 2019

With regional action less than a month away, preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS takes a look at recent local grappling results and attempts to rate the area's best: