Morgan Park point guard Marcus LoVett on Wednesday night revealed on his Twitter page that he signed a letter of intent to play his college basketball at St. John’s.
WACO, Texas — The tennis season continues for Illinois’ Jared Hiltzik, but teammate Farris Gosea’s collegiate career is over.
Hiltzik defeated Duke’s Raphael Hemmeler 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday at the NCAA Singles Championships and advanced to the round of 32.
Gosea lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to Notre Dame’s Quentin Monaghan.
MINNEAPOLIS — Illinois coach Dan Hartleb has had a front-row seat to the best season in program history with the hottest team in the nation.
That’s what his spot in the dugout really is. Hartleb and the Illini coaching staff will make decisions like pitching changes, pinch-hitting and on in-game strategies like when to hit-and-run, but for the most part they let the players play.
PAXTON — Brenna Walker pitched a five-hit shutout as Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley handled Hoopeston Area 6-0 in Wednesday’s Class 2A regional semifinal.
The Falcons, held to five hits by Rylee Martin, scored three first-inning runs. GCMS, which had two hits and three stolen bases from Amber Wittemann, will play top-seeded Tri-Valley in Saturday’s 11 a.m. championship game.
A breakdown of the girls’ state track and field meet, which begins Thursday at Eastern Illinois’ O’Brien Stadium:
ARGENTA-OREANA — Cassie Meyer, Soph., (100 H); Maddie Meyer, Soph., (triple jump)
BISMARCK-HENNING — Jessica Doucet, Sr., (shot put)
ARGENTA — Gary Cook had his letter of resignation written a year ago.
He didn’t submit it.
He thought about turning it in a few weeks ago.
He didn’t do it.
Wednesday afternoon, Cook decided the time was right to step aside as Argenta-Oreana’s wrestling coach, although an hour later he acknowledged, “I don’t really know why” he picked that particular day.
MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour Principal Shannon Cheek said the school may move toward a breakup with the Corn Belt Conference.
It’s a matter of competitiveness and compatibility, he said — particularly where enrollment is concerned.
“We’re growing,” he said. “Member schools of the Corn Belt are not.”
CHAMPAIGN — Judah Christian’s girls’ track and field program is making strides, and Kaytlyn Hettmansberger is leading the way.
When the junior placed third in the 800 meters at the Unity Sectional, she achieved a first.
CHARLESTON — Two area track officials have been selected to work the upcoming girls’ or boys’ state track and field meets as starters. Danville’s Bob Rice, in his 30th year as a track official, will serve as Class 2A starter for this week’s girls’ meet. In 2014, he was honored as the IHSA Track Official of the Year.