Stories about Newman Central Catholic high school sports
Sandwich's Ashlyn Strenz, Seneca’s Sammie Greisen, Ottawa’s Juliana Thrush and Sterling Newman’s Blair Grennan all earned medals at Saturday's IHSA Girls Wrestling State Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.
Newman freshman Blair Grennan reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the IHSA Girls State Wrestling Tournament, while the Fulton boys basketball team edged Annawan to win the Class 1A Wethersfield Regional title on Friday.
The IHSA Girls State Wrestling Tournament is almost here. On Friday and Saturday, Newman freshman Blair Grennan and Erie-Prophetstown freshman Ryleigh Stephens, as well as E-P sophomore Michelle Naftzger, will hit the mats at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.
The Eastland, Polo and Fulton boys basketball teams advanced to Class 1A regional final games with Wednesday wins. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
Defense turning into offense. That was a common theme for Newman throughout Monday’s Class 1A Forreston Regional quarterfinal against Ashton-Franklin Center. Using the momentum created by takeaways, the Comets cruised to a 62-36 win over the Raiders.
Hammes' favorite course is English and his hope is to earn a master’s degree in architecture.
Newman Central senior Brady Grennan got revenge Saturday when he took third place in the Class 1A 132-pound bracket at the IHSA indiviudal state tournament in Champaign's State Farm Center on Saturday. He led three Newman placers.
On Day 2 of the IHSA Boys Individual State Wrestling Tournament, three Newman wrestlers kept their seasons alive. In girls basketball, Eastland's season ended in a 1A West Carroll Regional final loss to River Ridge/Scales Mound. Plus more in Friday's sports roundup.
Newman senior Carter Rude advanced to the Class 1A 144-pound semifinals of the IHSA Boys Individual State Wrestling Tournament, while the Rock Falls boys basketball team took down Princeton on Thursday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
Last Saturday was an exciting time for 10 Sauk Valley area high school wrestlers. Nine advanced to state from the 1A Byron Sectional and one other advanced from the 2A Sycamore Sectional. Here's a look at the local talent competing downstate this week.
The AFC girls basketball team defeated Newark to advance to the 1A Earlville Regional final, while the Fulton boys basketball team earned its 20th win and Newman senior Lucas Simpson reached 2,000 career points on Tuesday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
Newman senior forward Jess Johns compiled 18 points, 17 rebounds, seven steals and three blocks in a 51-48 win over Morrison on Jan. 31. She has been voted the Sauk Valley Media Athlete of the Week by readers for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 and answered a few questions.
Newman senior Lucas Simpson scored 40 points against Mendota to become the school's all-time leading scorer, while the Newman and Polo girls basketball seasons ended in regional semifinal losses on Monday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
For nine Sauk Valley area high school wrestlers, the dream of winning a state championship continued Saturday at the Class 1A Byron Sectional.
Polo and Newman girls basketball each picked up quarterfinal wins Saturday as part of the Class 1A West Carroll Regional. Plus more local results in Saturday's roundup.