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Four tabbed: Fieldcrest junior Jaxon Cusac-McKay was one of five unanimous choices to the seven-player Heart of Illinois Conference first team. Sophomore Trevor Heffren of Eureka and Fieldcrest junior Cory Land made the second squad, while junior Henry Lorton of Fieldcrest was voted to the all-defensive team

Two juniors picked: Roanoke-Benson's Luke Braman (second squad) and Cusac-McKay (honorable mention) were selected for all-state honors by the Associated Press

Four Rockets lauded: Junior Jack Weber of R-B was named the top player in the Tri-County Conference. He and classmate Luke Braman were unanimous picks to the first team. Another junior, James Early, made the second squad and Trent Weldon the third

IBCA recognizes trio: Cusac-McKay and Weber were chosen second team all-state by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, while Braman appeared on the third squad


Quintet named: Eureka's Joel Baer (220 pounds) was chosen to the HOIC first team, while junior Brayden Peiffer (106) made the second squad. Honorable mention selections included: Isaac Ferguson (195), sophomore Garrett Kean (113) and freshman Drew Cook (138)


Head Knight going north: After six seasons at the helm, Derek Schneeman recently resigned as Fieldcrest football coach to become the offensive coordinator at DeKalb. This is according to the Ottawa-based The Times. The 29-year-old Schneeman taught high school social studies. Under his leadership, the Knights compiled a 47-19 record and made five playoff appearances. They advanced to the two A semifinals in his first season, 2014, and his last in ’19. He will teach at a middle school in the DeKalb County seat, located 20 miles south of Rockford


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