CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- Former Central baseball standout Alec Barger met with the Milwaukee Brewers last week to talk about signing with the team that drafted him in the 16th round, but the North Carolina State signee decided to turn down a pro career for now and honor his commitment to the Wolfpack.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- St. Thomas More girls' head basketball coach Tom Garriott resigned from his position with the Sabers and has accepted the same role at Pontiac, meaning he will still be in the Illini Prairie Conference. Garriott spent two seasons with the Sabers, posting a 29-26 record.
BLOOMINGTON (WCIA) -- Now in it's 44th year, the Illinois Shrine Game is about more than football. The players on each team visit the Shriner's Children Hospital during the week, every year the players say that means more to them than the game. The East won the game this year 26-20 over the west.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- Former Centennial wrestler Justin Cardani is the 2018 WCIA 3 Spring Athlete of the Year. Cardani wins a $500 scholarship after winning two back-to-back state championships for the Chargers. Now he's taking his talent to college, where he's already enrolled at Illinois.
TUSCOLA (WCIA) -- The Tuscola baseball team had one of its best runs in school history, finishing third in the state. Through it all, the Warriors were led by Dalton Hoel, the 2018 WCIA 3 Baseball Player of the Year.
ST. JOSEPH (WCIA) -- Records are meant to be broken and Bailey Dowling is well on her way to rewriting the Illinois high school softball record books. After only two seasons, she's already moved into the top 15 of career home runs, only 17 shy of the all-time state record of 60. For her outstanding play, the Alabama commit is the 2018 WCIA 3 Softball Player of the Year for the second straight season.