Bulletin board: Fisher adds to Hall

FISHER — Thirteen new members were inducted into the Fisher High School Athletic Hall of Fame last Saturday.

N-G Top 10: Girls' basketball rankings — STM at top

1. St. Thomas More (1)    11-1 For the holidays ... State Farm Classic, Bloomington-N.

2. Monticello (2)    6-0    For the holidays ... Monticello Holiday Tournament

3. Schlarman (3)    6-1    For the holidays ... Peoria Manual Tournament

Teams of the Week: M-S boys' basketball in spotlight

Coach Chad Benedict’s short-handed team (5-2) prevailed twice — including an eight-point win at Normal University High — with Conner Diedrich and Jack Rettig averaging 20 points per game for the week.


Athletes of the Week: Burton and Lemmon

Megan Burton
Danville girls’ basketball

Why she was chosen: The Vikings went 3-0 last week with Big 12 Conference wins against Centennial (by 14 points), Urbana (by 28) and Normal West (by four). Burton, a sophomore guard, averaged 15.7 points per game in the three wins, and 42 of her 47 total points came on her 14 three-pointers.

Kankakee at Mahomet-Seymour 12-16-14

Kankakee at Mahomet-Seymour 12-16-14: Play now!

Brian Moline and Tim Ditman have the call of an entertaining non-conference matchup between the Bulldogs and the Kays from Mahomet-Seymour High School.


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12-16-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

12-16-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast: Play now!

12-16-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast. Fred Kroner, Matt Daniels, and Scott Richey look at High School Basketball in the Central Illinois Area.


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Are Illini in the running for Tori McCoy?

Women's basketball beat writer SCOTT RICHEY is answering your questions at 2 p.m. today. Submit them now by clicking here

Trending topics include ...

— Tori McCoy's season-ending injury and how it impacts the 5-star's recruitment

Monday's prep highlights: Layden sends Hoopeston Area to title game

In boys’ basketball

At Watseka Tournament

Milford 43, Momence 29. Trailing by a point at halftime, Milford held Momence to just 11 points in the second half — while scoring 26 of its own — to reach today’s 8:30 p.m. championship game of the Watseka Holiday Tournament.

Bowl prep: Dudek receives All-American honors

Leading up to the Illini’s appearance at the Heart of Dallas Bowl, college football writers Bob Asmussen and Matt Daniels will check in ahead of the Dec. 26 game:

Tate: Time to panic?

Sports campaigns are judged according to expectations.

Illini football, under current circumstances, met a reasonable goal by earning a bowl slot. At the same time, Kevin Hambly’s volleyballers were disappointed to go out in the round of 16.

Hear from coach John Groce Tuesday at 5:10 on WDWS.