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Talking High School Sports On The Radio: When Adolph Rupp Coached High School Hoops In Illinois

The latest segment of Jim & Brian Talking High School Sports on the Radio involves discussion of legendary college basketball coach Adolph Rupp. He spent 42 years as head coach of the University of Kentucky. His job before that–head basketball…

Rockridge’s Whiteman Earns All-State Honors

Rockridge senior Gentry Whiteman has earned 1st team all-state honors from both the Associated Press and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. The recognition was announced yesterday. Whiteman averaged 21-points and 4-assists this season for the 20 and 6 Rockets. Senior teammate…

Kelley Resigns As Sherrard Hoops Coach

Sherrard School Board superintendent Alan Boucher confirms that varsity boys basketball coach Mike Kelley is resigning. The Tigers finished 9 and 19 this season.  Kelley had held the basketball position for three years.

LTC Announces Girls Basketball All-Conference Team

The Lincoln Trail Conference announced their 2016-17 Girls All-Conference basketball team.  The league and Class 1A state champion Annawan Bravettes had two players named to the first team lead by first team all-stater Jayde VanHyfter. Mercer County and Princeville also…

Alleman, Annawan Have Seasons End

Alleman and Annawan had their season’s end with Sectional semi-final losses Wednesday night.  At the Class 2A Byron, the Pioneers shot only 29 per cent as they fell to Rockford Christian 43-39.  Alleman trailed by 15 with 6:17 left in…

TRAC Announces Girls All-Conference Basketball Team

The Three Rivers Athletic Conference announced their West Division girls all conference team for the 2016-17 season.  Two members of the first place Sherrard Tigers were unanimous selections to the squad.  Seniors Faith Anderson and Spencer Strandgard lead the Tigers…