Felicien right at home in capturing hurdles title

It was her biggest rival''s home track, but that didn''t stop Illinois'' Perdita Felicien from dominating. Felicien won the Big Ten Indoor 60-meter hurdles Sunday at Bloomington, Ind., clocking in at 8.02 seconds to beat Indiana''s Danielle

Big name, big game don''t faze Centennial girls in bid to repeat

CHAMPAIGN  Centennial has a surging opponent and a high-profile recruit to deal with tonight. Just the way the confident Chargers like it. "Sure it''s a winnable game," Centennial girls'' basketball coach Tim Fairchild said. "We''re not

Offense lifts Cobras

PENSACOLA, Fla.  Freshman Korie Shawver and sophomore Nicole Prager each had two hits in both games to lead Parkland College past Walsh 8-4 and 7-6 in a junior college softball doubleheader Sunday. Prager had a double, a triple and two RBI. In Game 2, Lacey Franklin had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI. St. Joseph-Ogden product Katie Appl got the win for the Cobras, who stole six bases.

Illini kiss first-round break goodbye

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  What appeared for the better part of two hours to be Illinois'' fourth straight victory turned into one of its most disappointing losses. Theresa Grentz''s Illini women poured in 45 first-half points, shot 51 percent and

Win at Wisconsin a must for UI

This time last year, the Big Ten men''s basketball race was a muddled mess. This year, the championship picture looks clearer. Wisconsin, a 69-61 winner at Minnesota on Sunday, doesn''t play this weekend and thus can clinch the conference

Traveling call ¬

Meet Me in Springfield. OK, so that doesn''t have the same ring to it as Meet Me in St. Louis. For six area Class AA boys'' basketball teams, however, there''s no place they would rather be next week than Illinois'' capital city. For each, the first steps on that annual journey known as the IHSA tournament begin Tuesday and Wednesday at four regional sites. Win twice, and the reward is a trip to Springfield''s Prairie Capital Convention Center for a four-team sectional March 11 and 14. Make

Huth''s Class AA outlook

Staff writer Jeff Huth, who covers Big 12 boys'' basketball, offers a quick read on area teams'' openers: Centennial * Seed: Seventh * Site: Lincoln * Opener: Sacred Heart-Griffin * Comment: Chargers haven''t won a

Salukis pull off upset

Kent Williams scored 24 points and Jermaine Dearman added 18 to lead Southern Illinois to a 70-62 victory against No. 17 Creighton on Saturday night in Carbondale. The win clinched the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament and a share of the

Wizards cast off Cardinal

Brian Cardinal must pack his bags yet again for a new destination. The Unity graduate was released late Friday night by the Washington Wizards, where he spent less than a season after being traded from Detroit in September. "By waiving

Mahomet-Seymour offered no quarter

MOLINE  Mahomet- Seymour''s wrestling seniors ended their prep careers Saturday in the same spot they were four years ago: in the Class AA dual-team state quarterfinals. Hoffman Estates Conant won eight of the first 10 matches and went on to