DANVILLE — Did you hear? There’s a good basketball team at St. Thomas More.
OK, revise that. There are two good varsity teams at the Champaign high school.
The girls’ program is top ranked in the state and the boys’ program improved to 4-0 Saturday, capturing team honors in the 46th Topper Classic at Schlarman by virtue of a 79-66 triumph against the host Hilltoppers.
CHAMPAIGN — One of the top quarterbacks in school history went to the center of the field for Senior Day activities Saturday.
Nathan Scheelhaase hugged mom LouAnn and wife Morgan. Next, he hugged Illinois coach Tim Beckman. Followed by a family photo.
But someone was missing. Glaringly so.
In boys’ basketball
CANCUN, Mexico — Stephanie Mavunga had a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds as No. 11 North Carolina defeated Illinois 87-51 Saturday at the Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Resort.
DeKALB — Call it a given.
Everyone wants to be the best. Whether it’s an athlete competing in a sport, or a student in the classroom or a community that hosts a major event, the primary objective is to achieve a winning effort and do it better than anyone else.
Brian Moline and Martin O'Donnell take listener phone calls following a 37-34 loss to Northwestern.
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FINAL: Northwestern 37, Illinois 34
Northwestern backup quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns and Christian Jones caught 13 balls for 182 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats past Illinois 37-34 Saturday in the finale for both teams.