Orion’s Logan Lee was the lone area wrestler to win his semi-final match while five others will need to come through the consolation bracket to medal at the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships in Champaign. Lee will meet Cody Miller of Bismark-Henning for the 220 pound weight class title. Rockridge’s Dallas Krueger at 113, Mercer County’s Stone Engle at 126, Orion’s James Schnerre at 145, Sherrard’s Tyler Roling at 170, and Mercer County’s Justin Carey at 182 all have a chance to place with multiple wins today.
In boys basketball, Annawan won their second straight Lincoln Trail Conference title with a 46-29 win over Galva. The Braves finished 8-1 in league play. Mercer County, Wethersfield and Galva tied for second at 6-3. Wethersfield rallied from a 13 point half time deficit to beat Mercer County 54-49, Ridgewood rolled United 44-22, West Central topped Princeville 56-50 and Stark County beat Rowva-Williamsfield 52-37 Friday night. In a meeting of two sub-sectional top seeds, Rockridge remained undefeated in the new year with a 70-67 win over Sterling Newman. Regional play begins Monday.