WCIA 3's Bret Beherns has more from the girls state track and field finals and sectional boys track and field.
New Central basketball coach Jeff Finke has decided who will join his first coaching staff with the Maroons.
St. Thomas More beat Charleston 3-1 to win a Regional Championship.
Warriors beat riders in 'cola war'
Centennial golfer Christian Khachaturian signed with parkland, while Central's Brandon Klein signed with Drake football.
Former Centennial volleyball coach Stan Bergman was named St. Thomas More's new volleyball coach this week. Bergman won more than 400 games in 15 seasons with the Chargers, including a third place state finish in 2012.
Central baseball beat Centennial 1-0 on a walk-off RBI by Matt Brown in the bottom of the 9th inning.
The Mahomet-Seymour baseball team swept Monticello Saturday while the Centennial baseball team lost a pair of games at home.
Salt Fork's jenny Kimbro looks to defend her state titles. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns has her story.
High School baseball and softball scores and highlights.
The Central baseball team split a doubleheader with Peoria Richwoods Saturday while the Parkland baseball team split two games with Heartland.
The Centennial Chargers are fighting for a Big 12 conference title. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns has more on one player trying to help them win it.
Monticello 16 vs Centennial 0
SJO pitcher Dalton Parker hasn't given up a single run this season. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns has his story.
Four Urbana Tigers signed college letters of intent Wednesday.
Illinois baseball beats SIU 7-5 and extends its winning streak to a school record 18 games. Illinois softball beats WIU 9-7. Central baseball beats Urbana 11-0.
Jeff Finke was officially named the head coach of the Champaign Central boys varsity basketball team Monday night. Finke has coached the last 5 years at Franklin Middle School and also with the Illinois Irish AAU basketball team (16U and 17U). Finke is a former football and basketball player at Illinois. His oldest Son Michael just finished his first season on the Illinois basketball team. He also has two other sons who play basketball. Nick is finishing his junior year, while Tim is finishing his Freshman year. They both currently go to Centennial.
SJO baseball beats Fisher 14-0.
High School baseball and softball scores
Watseka has hired Chad Cluver as its new boys basketball coach. Cluver is a 1990 Watseka graduate. He coached at Maroa-Forsyth for the last 20 years and has been the boys varsity basketball coach since 1999. He guided the Trojans to a state title in 2007.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL St. Anthony 4 Centennial 3
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Starting as a freshman wasn't something Central's Maddy Chalifoux was all that comfortable with.
MAHOMET, Ill. - For guys like Rich Hyde baseball is a way of life. "You kind of identify yourself as a ballplayer," he said. "You know, it's just in the family and it's just in the blood."
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL BCC 1 Mahomet-Seymour 5 (F)
ARGENTA, Ill. - The Argenta-Oreana Bombers are coming off their best season in school history - a third place finish. They got out to a rocky start this year, 0-2, but they've won five in a row since.
BASEBALL Monticello 2 SJO 5 (F)
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Centennial 11 Rantoul 0 (F/5) Argenta-Oreana 5 Clinton 1
Central 13 vs Rochester 2 Mahomet-Seymour 8 vs Rochester 4 Mahomet-Seymour 15 vs Central 13
MONTICELLO, Ill. - The current seniors entered the Monticello baseball program as the Sages were coming off a six-win season. Head coach Chris Jones remembers where the program was and how far it's come in just a few years.
BASEBALL Fisher 1 Monticello 14 (F/5) SOFTBALL LeRoy 6 Monticello 8 (F)
The Mahomet-Seymour baseball team beat Urbana 12-2 in five innings Saturday afternoon while Central short-gamed Pontiac 10-0 at McKinley Field in Champaign.
DECATUR, Ill. - Nearly two weeks have passed since St. Teresa's loss in the state title game. The wound in still fresh for senior Christian Williams. The thoughts of what could have been still linger as they often do in defeat.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lexi Wallen is no stranger to big stages. The three-sport standout played in the state basketball finals twice, helping St. Thomas More to a runner-up finish in 2013 and a state title in 2014. But this weekend Wallen will perform on one of the world's most prestigious stages - Carnegie Hall.
ST. JOSEPH, Ill. - There may not be anyone who knows the St. Joseph-Ogden pitching staff better than catcher Chase Gadau. The three-year starter has been on the receiving end of several Division-I and Major League Baseball prospects. It's something the senior takes a lot of pride in.
TUSCOLA, Ill. - Tuscola high school officially has a new football coach. Longtime assistant coach Andy Romine was approved as the Warriors' new head coach at a school board meeting Monday. Romine takes over for Rick Reinhart, who resigned and then took the head coaching job at Collinsville High School.
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled March meeting on Saturday, March 21 at the Marriott Pere Marquette in Peoria. The Board reviewed the host proposals for the IHSA Boys & Girls Basketball State Final tournaments as a part of the agenda, unanimously voting to renew the current state final site contracts at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena in Normal (Girls), and Carver Arena in Peoria (Boys), respectively, from 2016-2020. “We have built strong traditions in Normal and Peoria,” said Wauconda High School Principal & IHSA Board President Dan Klett. “There is incredible support from the venues, communities and volunteers for both of these tournaments. We were grateful to have excellent alternatives, but it was clear to our Board that remaining at Redbird Arena and Carver Arena were the best options for the IHSA and its member schools.” The IHSA received Boys Basketball hosting proposals from the University of Illinois to host at the State Farm Center in Champaign, and for the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates to host the Class 3A & 4A weekend of the tournament. Bradley University’s Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria was the only other proposal for the Girls Basketball State Finals. “We are appreciative of the impressive proposals we received from the Renaissance Coliseum, Sears Centre, and State Farm Center,” said Klett. “We had thoughtful dialogue reviewing each site proposal.” Redbird Arena has hosted the IHSA Girls Basketball State Finals since 1992, while the first Boys Basketball State Finals were contested in Peoria in 1996.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In less than 24 hours we will know if the IHSA boys state basketball tournament is coming back to Champaign. The IHSA Board of Directors will vote Saturday whether to keep the state finals in Peoria - or move it to Champaign or Hoffman Estates.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - On paper Central head coach John Staab knows this is the most talented team he's ever had. Staab has a lineup full of talent including several division one prospects. Junior Jake Snider headlines that list; the second baseman is already committed to play at Louisville. Senior Connor Mapes will play his college ball at Illinois State. Luke Beesley and Nick Brunson will go JUCO. All four anchor a potent lineup that remains unchanged from a year ago.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Phil Swartz, Zach Dorner and Alec Barger combined for a five inning no-hitter as Central shut out Kankakee 12-0 in the Maroons' season opener.
BOYS BASKETBALL Althoff 79 Mahomet-Seymour 49
WCIA 3's Bret Beherns reports with a LIVE interview with Mahomet-Seymour head coach Chad Benedict.
MAHOMET, Ill. - Mahomet-Seymour is enjoying one of the best postseason runs in school history. The Bulldogs are in the supersectional for the first time since 1995, and now they are just one win away from the state's final four.
DECATUR, Ill. - St. Teresa star Christian Williams announced Monday he has verbally committed to play at Iowa next season. Williams chose the Hawkeyes over offers from Bradley and Illinois State. He averaged 19 points and eight rebounds per game, leading St. Teresa to a runner-up finish at the state tournament.
Chicago Uplift defeated St. Teresa 53-47 in the IHSA Class 2A State Basketball Finals.
PEORIA, Ill. - St. Teresa built a double-digit first half lead they would never relinquish in a 50-39 state semifinal win over Rockridge. Christian Williams led the way with a game-high 19 points as St. Teresa moves into the state championship game against Chicago (Uplift) Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mahomet-Seymour survived another close game, edging Lanphier 71-70 in the championship of the Centennial sectional. The Bulldogs advance to face Althoff in the supersectional Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jack Rettig hit a free throw with :14 left to lift Mahomet-Seymour to a 50-49 win over MacArthur in the sectional semifinal Wednesday night. The Bulldogs advance to face Lanphier in the sectional championship Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at Centennial High School.
BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 2A SUPERSECTIONAL St. Teresa 56 BCC 35 CLASS 1A SUPERSECTIONAL Casey-Westfield 40 Mounds (Meridian) 51 CLASS 3A SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL Lanphier 44 Glenwood 42
DECATUR, Ill. - The St. Teresa Bulldogs are one win away from a trip to state, and they will get a chance to punch their ticket to Peoria Tuesday night in the supersectional against Bloomington Central Catholic. The Bulldogs practiced on the court at Millikin to get used to play in a bigger venue. They'll play at the University of Illinois-Springfield Tuesday, looking for their first trip to state since 1986. To get there, they will have to beat a BCC team that beat them earlier this season.
After sitting out the first half of the season, St. Teresa senior Christian Williams' college stock continues to rise. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard has multiple Division 1 offers but he's holding out for now, hoping to hear back from more schools before committing.