I mostly cover high school sports in the Central State Eight Conference for the conference's paper of record. I also occasionally cover local bowling events, auto and motorcycle racing as well as local golf tournaments.
Ryan Mahan Staff Writer @ryanmahanSJR PEORIA — There’s no sugarcoating the task that Southeast High School now must face in its final game of the season.Chicago Morgan Park will be the prohibitive favorite against the Spartans in Saturday’s Class 3A state championship game at Carver Arena.The game is scheduled to tip off around 1 p.m.“I’m not going to lie: I know a little bit about (Southeast),” Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin said. “I watch tape, I watch film, but I’ve got the best coaching...
Ryan Mahan of GateHouse Media Illinois
PEORIA — It was a season of firsts for the Springfield Southeast boys basketball team.The Spartans brought home their first Collinsville Holiday Classic championship after 27 years of participation; the team reached No.
By Ryan Mahan of GateHouse Media Illinois
PEORIA — The head coach is always the one who gets the credit when a team does well.But Springfield Southeast boys basketball coach Lawrence Thomas has often credited the team's success to his assistants, which this season are ReChad Bradley, Tives Gardner, P.J. Hamilton and Chuck Shanklin.
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Selecting a term
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