This & that; High school news and notes


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.

Reilly’s Rating

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 Through seven games, O’Toole is 82-for-110 for

1,554 yards with 23 touchdowns and one interception.


Among playoff-eligible

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.


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.