Ex-Illini put game faces on

CHAMPAIGN  Greg Lewis was so excited Tuesday night, he barely slept. That tends to happen when your future could be on the line the next day. But the former Illinois receiver said it wasn''t a case of nerves going into Wednesday''s pro timing


PREP BASKETBALL * What''s happening. A number of area basketball players will compete in tonight''s Class A three-point shootout and dunk contest at Peoria''s Carver Arena. Area contestants in the three-point preliminaries, which start at 5

Class A state predictions

News-Gazette staff writer Jeff Mezydlo will be in Peoria this weekend for the Class A boys'' state basketball tournament. Here''s a look at his predictions for the games that start Friday at Carver Arena: QUARTERFINALS Outcome Comment


PARKLAND ATHLETICS * Parkland sweeps. Emily Alsup scattered three hits in the first game and Becky Wheeler hit a grand slam in the second as Parkland College defeated Millikin''s junior varsity softball team Wednesday in Champaign, winning

Friday''s lineup

A look at CPCI''s IHSA Class A matchup with Warrensburg-Latham, scheduled for noon at Peoria''s Carver Arena: CPCI TIMBERWOLVES (25-7) P Name Ht. Yr. Pts. F Ben Speirs 6-3 Sr. 10.3 F Carl

2003 First-Team All-Area Statistics

NAME, SCHOOL FG-FGA 3P-3PA FT-FTA AST REB TP AVG. Tamara Butler, Centennial 165-296 0-0 46-59 62 267 376 11.1 Brooke Cultra, Iroquois West 194-402 26-81


COLLEGE BASKETBALL * ISU starts search. Illinois State began searching for a new basketball coach Wednesday, a day after Tom Richardson was fired on the heels of the worst season in his four years at the school. "It''s very unfortunate,

By the numbers

Facts and figures for this week''s Big Ten tournament at Chicago''s United Center: 0: Games Wisconsin center Dave Mader will play this weekend. The junior backup has a broken bone in his right hand that likely will keep him out the rest of

News-Gazette All-Area Girls'' Basketball Team

TAMARA BUTLER Centennial, 5-9, Jr. The numbers: The 17-year-old was the Chargers'' top rebounder for the second season (7.9) and had the highest-scoring game of the season, netting 27 against Champaign Central. Averaged 11.1 points a game,

The Annie Parrett file

Birthday: Oct. 31, 1984 Toughest player you guarded: Britney Jordan, Peoria Woodruff. "She''s so good at creating space when she goes up for her jumper." Toughest player who guarded you: Andrea White, former Centennial athlete. "She was