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

In boys’ basketball

St. Joseph-Ogden Shootout

Prep highlights: Moore, Vikings earn Big 12 win

In boys' basketball

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 35, Oblong 31. In a closely contested game throughout, Colton Romine carried the visiting Knights with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Austin Romine tossed in eight points to go along with five rebounds for ALAH (6-6) in its fourth straight victory.

Prep Highlights: Watseka girls now 19-0

In boys' basketball

Arthur Okaw Christian 63, Arcola 36. Arthur Okaw Christian (9-4) easily won at home behind stout performances from Trevor Beachy (18 points) and Oliver Binion (15 points). Arcola, which fell to 3-9, was led by Myles Roberts (13 points) and Alec Davila (12 points).

In girls' basketball

Macon County Tournament

VIDEO: 2018 Twin City Wrestling Meet Highlights

Highlights from the 2018 Twin City wrestling meet, held at Champaign Central's Combes Gymnasium on Wednesday, Jan. 3, and featuring Central, Centennial, Urbana and St. Thomas More. Also, reaction from Urbana's Luke Luffman on his return from injury.

Luffman dominant in first meet back

CHAMPAIGN — To say Luke Luffman was pumped up to get back on the mat Wednesday evening at the Twin City Meet certainly was an understatement.

After dealing with a stress fracture in his L5 vertebra, which sidelined the Urbana junior up until the bouts at Champaign Central’s Combes Gymnasium, Luffman began traveling the road to repeating as the Class 2A 220-pound state titlist.

HS Wrestling: Twin City Meet 2018

The Twin City wrestling meet at Central High School in Champaign on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

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.

Champ's return gives Urbana lift

URBANA — Illinois wrestling commit Luke Luffman will return to Urbana coach Chuck Trabaris' lineup at today's Twin City meet at Champaign Central.

N-G Top 10: Wrestling (Jan. 3)

As schedules heat up and the weather chills, COLIN LIKAS offers his latest wrestling ranks:


1. Clinton 1 113-pounder Caiden Turner and Maroons went 9-1 at STM New Year's Challenge.

2. Mahomet-Seymour 2 160-pounder Lucas Morgan and Bulldogs placed 14th at Red Schmitt Tournament.

Area wrestling leaders (as of Jan. 1, 2018)

Class 1A


Name, School W L Pts

C. Horsch, GCMS/Fisher 14 0 79

Gavel, Unity 15 8 47

Clapper, St. Thomas More 13 6 42

Webber. Unity 11 5 40

McTaggart, CC/IWest 10 7 25

A. Wagner, St. Joseph-Ogden 7 4 22

Byrd, LeRoy/Tri-Valley 5 3 21

Tabels, B-H/R-A 8 6 15

Timerman, Clinton 3 1 15