Four Sages announce plans
MONTICELLO — Three members of Monticello's Class 2A state championship football team recently announced their college decisions.
H&R All-Area first team members Braden Snyder (quarterback) and Devin Graham (receiver/defensive back) are both headed to Millikin to play football, and their teammate, Asher Bradd, will play baseball at the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Also, Monticello basketball player Benton Singleton announced he's continuing his playing career at Illinois College in Jacksonville.
Snyder, named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 3A All-State team, broke the Monticello High School record for passing yards in a single season with a total of 3,343 yards in 14 games. He threw 41 touchdown passes and averaged 238 passing yards per game.
Graham had 49 receptions for 972 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense, and 69 tackles and six interceptions on defense.
Bradd scored 17 total touchdowns on the football field. Last spring for the baseball team, Bradd batted .433 with nine doubles and five triples.
Singleton averaged 10.8 points and 7.0 rebounds this season while shooting 52 percent from the field. He added 44 steals and 59 blocks.
Wolfe named all-state
Effingham senior Landon Wolfe was named to the Associated Press Class 3A All-State second team.
Wolfe, a 6-foot-5 senior, averaged 25 points, nine rebounds and 1.5 steals for the Hearts this season.
Lincoln's Kaden Froebe, a 6-2 junior, and Jermaine Hamlin, a 6-10 senior, were named honorable mention in Class 3A.
Kresin picks Augustana
TUSCOLA — Tuscola multi-sport athlete Cade Kresin announced he's continuing his education and athletic career at Augustana College in Rock Island, where he'll play football.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Kresin was a three-time first team All-Central Illinois Conference selection and finished his career high on the IHSA’s all-time extra-point (201) and field goal (16) lists.
As a senior, Kresin converted 65 of 68 point-after attempts and six of eight field goal tries with a long of 38 yards. He also recorded 41 solo tackles, 56 total stops and two interceptions for a 10-2 Warrior outfit. He was Herald & Review All-Area first team.
Kresin joins a Viking program that has won four NCAA Division III national championships.
T-Town's Bueker going to Lincoln Land
TEUTOPOLIS — Sadie Bueker, who helped lead Teutopolis to a second-place finish at the Class 2A state basketb all tournament, signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield.
Bueker averaged 9.4 points for the Shoes this season.