The Normal West High School wrestling team completed its season as Big 12 Conference champions after finishing with a 49-24 dual meet win over Bloomington.
The IHSA has offered guidance about contact days this fall for sports that are not in season
While many people have come to hate 2020, Normal West wrestling coach Adam Richards has turned it into a year for personal development.
The buzz within the wrestling world that began with last month's IHSA announcement that it would begin a girls state wrestling series in 2021-22 has yet to dissipate.
Now that Ryan Gardner has signed to wrestle for Southern Illinois Edwardsville, his father, Bloomington High School coach Mark Gardner, must leave his son's career in the hands of someone else.
Inspired by his coaches, Clinton native Tyrone Byrd has followed in their footsteps and now finds himself in the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame.
The LeRoy/Tri-Valley wrestling coop had four first-team selections on the all-Heart of Illinois Conference team.
Being a savvy escape artist helped two-time state champion Logan Deacetis of Prairie Central earn Pantagraph Area Wrestler of the Year honors.
No. 7 Prairie Central lost to No. 5 Auburn and No. 10 Tremont fell to No. 1 Dakota in the Class 1A dual team state wrestling tournament quarterfinals in Bloomington on Saturday.
Prairie Central High School fell to Auburn in a quarterfinal of the dual team state wrestling tournament at Grossinger Motors Arena in downtown Bloomington.
When: Saturday at Bloomington’s Grossinger Motors Arena. Quarterfinals - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Semifinals - 1:30 p.m.; Third-place and championship matches - 5:30 p.m.
For the second straight year the Prairie Central and Tremont wrestling teams have advanced to Saturday's dual team state tournament.
Prairie Central and Tremont high school wrestling teams advance to the dual team state tournament, held Saturday at Bloomington's Grossinger Motors Arena.
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Advancement: Sectional semifinal winners advance to the dual team state tournament quarterfinals Saturday at Bloomington’s Grossinger Motors Arena.
CHAMPAIGN — Refusing to lose for a state-leading 110th consecutive bout brought Logan Deacetis his second Class 1A championship in the 83rd annual individual state wrestling tournament at the State Farm Center on Saturday.
The Pantagraph area will have three entrants in Saturday's 6 p.m. finals of the state wrestling tournament at Champaign: Prairie Central's Logan Deacetis and Brandon Hoselton and Bloomington's Ryan Gardner.
CHAMPAIGN — Of the Pantagraph area's 41 entrants in the 83rd annual individual state wrestling tournament, 12 won twice on Thursday to advance to Friday's 7 p.m. semifinals at the State Farm Center.
Hall of Fame wrestling coach Mark Gardner of Bloomington High School is in "short time" now coaching his senior son, Ryan.
The Pantagraph area advanced 41 wrestlers from the sectionals to next week's state tournament at Champaign.
The No. 9-state ranked Bloomington High School wrestling team advanced five men on Friday to Saturday's semifinals in the Class 2A Mascoutah Individual Sectional.
The top four at each weight advance to the Feb. 20-22 state tournament at Champaign.
The Prairie Central High School wrestling team, led by returning state champions Logan Deacetis and Brandon Hoselton, scored 174.5 points to win the Class 1A Dwight Regional on Saturday.
Bloomington High School wrestling scored 180 points to finish second in the Class 2A Mahomet-Seymour Regional on Saturday where the host school tallied 199.5 points. BHS advanced 10 men while third-place Normal West advanced nine.
The top three finishers at each weight Saturday advance to the Feb. 14-15 individual sectionals. The winning team advances to the Feb. 25 dual team sectionals.
After sitting out most of last season with a bad back, Ty Baxter of the LeRoy/Tri-Valley wrestling co-op, has returned to take a 34-0 record at 160 pounds into Friday's regionals.