All-Area Wrestling 2018

Members of the News-Gazette's All-Area Wrestling team at the News-Gazette Media Building Sunday, March 11, 2018, in downtown Champaign.

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.

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.

The Locker Room With ... Prairie Central Wrestling

This week's edition of The Locker Room brings on members of the Prairie Central wrestling team, including recent state champions Drew and Brandon Hoselton.

Wrestling leaders (as of Feb. 19, 2018)

Class 1A


Name, School W L Pts

C. Horsch, GCMS/Fisher 41 4 205

Reed, Oakwood/SF 34 6 131

Gavel, Unity 28 11 97

Byrd, LeRoy/T-V 29 16 87

A. Wagner, SJ-O 27 9 78

Mingee, STM 21 9 73

McTaggart, CC/IW 20 18 66

Tay, Ridgeivew 35 7 62

Tabels, BHRA 25 19 39

Tuesday's highlights: Monticello's Fisher tops 1,000 career points

In boys' basketball

Class 2A Salt Fork Regional

VIDEO: 2018 State Wrestling Finals Highlights

Eight local wrestlers competed in the 2018 state finals on Saturday, Feb. 17. Check out highlights from each match, with comments from the grapplers.

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.

VIDEO: 2018 State Wrestling Championships Highlights, Days 1-2

Local highlights from the first two days of the 2018 state wrestling championships at State Farm Center on Feb. 15-16, 2018. Matches are preliminaries and semifinals.