SportsTalk 9-18-14: Play now!
Brian Moline hosts Sports Talk 9-18-14. Spoke with Tom Dienhart (BTN), comments from big ten coaches, TIS Trivia Question, and additional comments.
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Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier, the subject of this weekend’s Sunday Conversation in The N-G, was asked if he talked to Illinois AD Mike Thomas about an ad that ran in Chicago newspapers calling out the Illini football program.
PAXTON — For 25 years, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School has had what athletic director John Overstreet called a “long-standing tradition” with the Sangamon Valley Conference.
“It’s what I grew up with,” Overstreet said. “It’s what other parents grew up with.”
Bulldogs’ attack catches on
MAHOMET — Tom Kenney caught seven passes in varsity games during his sophomore season. He opened his junior year with one of the top-10 single-game performances in state history, with 17 receptions against Mount Zion. He hasn’t slowed down.
CHAMPAIGN — Central’s Montrel Moore is a first down waiting to happen.
The 165-pound running back has burst onto the high school scene as a senior, eclipsing the 200-yard rushing mark in two of his first three games and gaining 125 in the other. He has averaged more than 10 yards for each of his first 46 carries.
CHAMPAIGN — The plan for Centennial this year was to have a Division I quarterback throwing to a Division I wide receiver. That all changed when Jimmy Fitzgerald was lost for the season with an ACL injury.
In girls’ tennis
■ At Champaign. Mia Stipes, Caroline Waddell, Izzy Schmitt and Delany Tressler all won singles matches for St. Thomas More in its 7-2 win against Champaign Central. Stipes and Waddell teamed to win at No. 1 doubles. Maddie King and Tressler won at No. 2, and Sophia Sobeski teamed with Kayley Schacht at No. 3.