Mathis earns NTC MVP honors
The area’s National Trail Conference coaches did agree, as Mathis was named the conference’s MVP for the second year running this week.
Teutopolis' Hartke headed to Maryville
It was a few months in the making, but Teutopolis’ Madeline Hartke made her next step official Wednesday.
The Lady Shoes’ senior had her signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon, officially committing to play basketball at Maryville University in St. Louis next season.
Bulldogs shut down Maroons' offense
Top players Makayla Walsh and Lexie Niebrugge didn’t play for St. Anthony on Tuesday and it didn’t matter, as the Bulldogs took advantage of their height to shut down the Dieterich offense.
Six-foot-1 forward Maggie Mumm limited Dieterich’s Mallorie Vahling throughout Tuesday’s 54-38 win, which caused the Movin’ Maroons’ offense to struggle when their outside shot wasn’t working.
St. Anthony named NTC tourney's top seed
Pairings from the National Trail Conference girls basketball tournament were released Tuesday morning with St. Anthony (1-0, 1-0) as the top seed and the only first-round bye.
Ohnesorge, Altamont outrun Vandalia 64-55
Tuesday’s opener between Altamont and Vandalia was played at a frenetic pace, with the ball and players racing up and down the court almost at random.
It was even a little faster than what Altamont coach Katie Lurkins wanted for her team, with a mission to play fast coming into the season.
But the Indians dominated the offensive glass and overcame a pressuring Vandal defense for a 64-55 win.
CHBC takes down South Central in opener
The Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Hornets had enough obstacles to overcome based solely on last year’s graduation.
But the Hornets perservered, leading wire-to-wire in a 39-26 win over the South Central Cougars Monday night.
Shoes' defense swarms Sullivan
The Wooden Shoes forced 21 turnovers in their 67-24 home win to open the season on Monday, led by Cierra Thompson's team-high three steals.
- Stew-Stras' state run The EDN's photos from Stew-Stras' two games this weekend at Redbird Arena in Normal. The Comets took second in the state at the Class 1A tournament, defeating New Athens and falling to defending state champion Keith Country Day. It was the school's best finish since 1986.
Comets' power puts them in state title
NORMAL – Brittani Tabbert was on a mission to bring Stew-Stras to Saturday’s IHSA Class 1A state championship game and she paved the way in the Comets’ two-set semifinal win over New Athens on Friday. The senior almost single-handedly pulled her team
- Comets come up short in state title Second-place finish is best since 1986 NORMAL – They don’t get the steak dinner they wanted, but Stew-Stras head coach Ronda Schlechte said her team will find another way to celebrate its second-place finish at the IHSA Class 1A state tournament. “If we won state, we were going to have st
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