Princeton senior basketball player Grady Thompson was voted to the Associated Press Class 2A All-State first team.
Thompson averaged 23 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game as he helped the Tigers to a 32-3 record and a sectional final appearance.
He broke the school’s 68-year-old career scoring record previously held by former NBA player Joe Ruklick.
Joining Thompson on the first team were St. Joseph-Ogden senior Ty Pence, Bloomington Central Catholic junior Cole Certa, Perspectives-Leadership junior Gianni Cobb and Prairie Central senior Dylan Bazzell.
Second-team picks were Rockridge senior Jase Whiteman, Teutopolis senior Caleb Siemer, Rockford Lutheran junior Walt Hill, Phillips senior Jaheim Savage and Perspectives-Leadership senior JaKeem Cole.
Princeton senior Teegan Davis and Hall senior Mac Resetich received honorable mention.
Little Ten announces all-conference boys basketball team
Earlville senior Garett Cook was unanimously selected to the All-Little Ten Conference boys basketball team, while junior teammate Ryan Browder also earned a spot on the 11-man team.
Cook averaged 12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.6 steals, while Browder averaged 13.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
DePue and LaMoille did not have any players selected.
IVCC’s Vijay Wallace earns region honor
IVCC freshman Vijay Wallace was named to the All-Region 4 second team.
He led the team in scoring (15.8 points per game), rebounding (6.4 per game) and assists (2.6 per game.)
Wallace helped the Eagles to a second-place finish in the Arrowhead Conference with an 8-2 record.
Pistol Shrimp holding host family event
The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp are holding an event for people interested in learning about being a host family for players after the La Salle St. Patrick’s parade until 4 p.m. Saturday at Quickie Subs, which is located at 113 Wright St. in La Salle.
Representatives from the team along with current and former host family members will be available to talk about the host experience.
The Pistol Shrimp are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Peru that plays in the Prospect League.
“With the Prospect League expanding our roster from 32 to 40, we have an urgent need to find more people in our community who could provide a home for our players this summer,” general manager June Keeley said in a news release. “It really does take a village, and we are hoping to fund several more people who can help us.”
To learn more, visit pistrolshrimpbaseball.com and click the community tab.