Shannon eager for his shot at sectional

TOLONO — Quinn Shannon believed he was a regional wrestling champion.

So did everyone else inside Unity's Rocket Center during last Saturday's start to the Class 1A postseason.

Prep wrestling stats: Feb. 6, 2019

Class 1A

106 pounds

Name, School W L Pts

Wagner, St. Joseph-Ogden 40 5 208

Hosley, Unity 39 6 182

B. Tay, Ridgeview/Lexing. 33 2 160

Travis, Prairie Central 28 16 86

Palmberg, STM 27 16 81

Dykes, GCMS/Fisher 12 2 60

Bailey, Monticello 14 9 25

Wallace, Monticello 11 9 13

Class 1A Unity Wrestling Regional preliminary matches

Video highlights of the Class 1A Unity wrestling regional's preliminary matches (championship brackets only) on Feb. 2, 2019, at the Rocket Center in Tolono.

Class 1A Unity Wrestling Regional championship matches

Video highlights of all 14 championship matches at the Class 1A Unity wrestling regional on Feb. 2, 2019, at the Rocket Center in Tolono.

Bulldogs win 5th straight regional title

URBANA — Rob Ledin described the this prep wrestling season as "interesting" for his Mahomet-Seymour crew.

Low numbers. Many young faces. An ongoing search for that perfect lineup.

Things didn't look too different for the Bulldogs in Saturday's postseason debut.

Three stars from area wrestling regionals

Preps coordinator Colin Likas highlights area wrestlers who impressed in regional action:

Gage Reed | Oakwood/Salt Fork

Second-seeded sophomore won by both technical fall and pinfall to snag 1A 113-pound title in Tolono.

Sages put 13 in medal matches en route to title repeat

TOLONO — When Andy Moore's Monticello wrestlers left rival Unity's Rocket Center on Jan. 21, they were settling for third place in the Illini Prairie Conference Meet.

One spot behind the hosts.

With league-champion Prairie Central not involved in Saturday's Class 1A Unity Regional, the door was open for another battle between the Rockets and Sages.

HS Wrestling: IHSA Class 1A Unity Regional

Area wrestlers compete in the IHSA Class 1A Unity Regional at Unity High School's Rocket Center Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Tolono.