This & that; High school news and notes
MIDNIGHT AT ILLINOIS
Illinois will have Huff Hall packed for its men’s basketball
Midnight Madness tonight in Champaign. Among the players who will
be attending are Tracy Abrams, Mount Carmel; Peyton Allen, Chatham
Glenwood; Darius Austin and Raymond Doby, Cahokia; Larry Austin,
Lanphier; Nnanna Egwu, St. Ignatius; Alvin Ellis and Jaylon Tate,
De La Salle; Tommy Hamilton, Jahlil Okafor and Paul White, Young;
Mycheal Henry and Curtis Jones, Orr; Tevin King, Providence-St.
Mel; Vic Law, St. Rita; Kendrick Nunn, Jabari Parker and Steve
Taylor, Simeon; Chasson Randle, Rock Island; Paul Turner, St.
Joseph; Preston Wells, Peoria Richwoods, and Malik Yarbrough,
The City Games
Public League champions will be crowned in four sports this
weekend. The boys soccer title match is at 7 tonight at North Park
University. The league cross-country
meet will be Saturday at Washington Park, with the girls race at 10
a.m. and the boys at 10:45. Finally, the girls volleyball final is
at 3 p.m. Saturday at the UIC gymnastics gym.
The quarterback rating for Wheaton Warrenville South’s
Illinois-bound Reilly O’Toole is a mind-boggling 260.3 according to
the NCAA formula and 152.0 using the NFL formula from
primecomputing.com. Through seven games, O’Toole is 82-for-110 for
1,554 yards with 23 touchdowns and one interception.
AFTER WEEK 7 …
football schools, Simeon leads with
366 points, followed by Plainfield South (342), Senn (320) and
Vernon Hills (310). On defense, Vernon Hills, which faces
high-scoring Lake Forest in a North Suburban crossover tonight, has
not allowed a point; Richmond-Burton 36, Senn 38, Marmion 46 and
Prairie Ridge 49.
SMALL BALL TO PEORIA
The Illinois High School Association Class 1A/2A baseball state
finals will move to Peoria beginning this spring. The 3A/4A finals
will remain in Joliet.