Stories about Newman Central Catholic high school sports
Newman head football coach Brandon Kreczmer has been hired as the linebackers coach at Western Illinois University, returning to his alma mater to coach the position he played from 2006-10.
The Dixon girls basketball team grabbed an early lead and never looked back Thursday night at Lancaster Gym, defeating North Boone 52-15 in a Big Northern Conference makeup game.
The Newman girls basketball team upped its intensity in the fourth quarter and gave itself a chance to beat Bureau Valley in the final minute of play Wednesday night in their Three Rivers East game Sterling, but a few last-second miscues caused the comeback attempt to fall short, and the Storm prevailed 45-41.
The Newman boys basketball team battled through shooting struggles for most of the game against Kewanee on Tuesday night in Sterling, but made timely baskets down the stretch and got defensive stops in key situations to ultimately earn a 58-51 win.
The Dixon Duchesses notched their 20th win of the season with a come-from-behind win on the road against Hampshire on Saturday afternoon. The Newman boys took control with a third-quarter surge to defeat Byron at the Manny's Shootout in Mt. Carroll.
The Newman boys basketball team lost a back-and-forth Three Rivers East game 68-62 to Princeton on Friday night in Sterling.
Camryn and Shelby Veltrop combined for 38 points to lift the Morrison girls basketball team to a 61-36 win over host Orion in a Three Rivers West contest Thursday night. Also, the Sterling girls lost to Alleman at home, while the Amboy girls defeated AFC; the Sterling boys swimmers beat Dunlap to remain undefeated; the Newman wrestlers swept a Three Rivers triangular in Port Byron.
Newman coach Ray Sharp notched his 300th career victory at the Storm Cellar on Wednesday night in Manlius, but it didn’t come as easy as it appeared it would.
The Morrison girls basketball team jumped out to a big lead early and defeated Newman 71-17 in a Three Rivers Conference crossover game Wednesday night in Morrison.
The Dixon girls bowling team defeated rival Sterling 2,908-2,497 on Monday evening at Plum Hollow Lanes. Meanwhile, the Newman and Morrison girls basketball teams lost Three Rivers contests, and the Amboy girls defeated Forreston in a makeup game from last month.