Chandler Lemons remembers her first days on a wrestling team. She was the only girl on her middle school team in Camp Point. "Some of the guys had to get used to not being able to change in front of everyone," said Lemons, who just completed her sophomore season on the Central High School wrestling team and her fifth year of wrestling overall. "They weren't used to wrestling a girl. I'd be the only girl at meets sometimes."
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brett Hammel wasn't put off by falling one match short of wrestling for a state title. Instead, it lit a fire in the West Hancock junior wrestler. Hammel pinned Mercer County's Stone Engle in 1 minute, 52 seconds to capture third place a
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After missing his sophomore season due to injury, Quincy Notre Dame junior wrestler Zach Haley had no way to gauge where this season might end. Now he knows what is possible, and nothing less than a state championship will satisfy him.
Three local wrestlers won their first-round matches in the Illinois High School Association state wrestling tournament at the State Farm Center on Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Zach Haley made history Friday night. He'll have the chance to make even more Saturday night. Haley, the Quincy Notre Dame junior, became just the second wrestler in program history to earn a spot in a state championship match...
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Andrew Jones won a pair of matches in the wrestlebacks Friday to move within one victory of earning a state medal, but Hannibal's 160-pound junior ended up just short of the goal. Jones was pinned...
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- All eight Hannibal wrestlers lost their first-round matches in the Class 3 state tournament at Mizzou Arena on Thursday night. At 120 pounds, Gavin Scott lost a 14-1 major decision to Marshall's Dalton Landreth. Scott (31-1) will wrestle J
WARSAW, Ill. -- Brett Hammel doesn't feel the pressure of being undefeated entering the state wrestling tournament. The West Hancock 126-pound junior wrestler views the Class 1A state tournament as the start of a new season.
CLINTON, Ill. -- West Hancock wrestler Brett Hammel has been perfect all season. Now, he's taking an undefeated record to the Class 1A state tournament. Hammel (30-0) captured the 126-pound title in Saturday's Class 1A Clinton Sectional, beating Fithian Oa
Quincy High School senior wrestler Tyree Williams didn't let an early loss shake him. After losing his quarterfinal match -- Williams' first match of the Class 3A Normal Sectional -- the 220-pound wrestler worked his way to a third-place finish in the Class 3A Normal Sectional, grabbing a spot in the state tournament next week in Champaign. Williams won the third-place match with a 3-0 decision over O'Fallon's Brian Ahle. Williams (47-6) won four straight bouts to reach state.