Regional/district predictions Feb. 27

February 27, 2015 0 Comments

Friday is our first day of championships with a slate of regional titles in Illinois in the Brown County, Warsaw and Auburn regionals. From Thursday’s action, we had another upset in No. 2 Louisiana falling to No. 3 Sturgeon in the Class 2 District 5 semifinals. Sturgeon now gets No. 1 Canton in the district […]

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Regional/district predictions Feb. 26

February 26, 2015 0 Comments

We saw another big upset during Wednesday’s night action, as fourth-seeded Pittsfield knocked off top-seeded Auburn in the Class 2A Auburn regional with a last-second layup. It was the second win in as many nights the Saukees won on the final possession. In the Class 3 District 7 tournament, third-seeded Highland toppled second-seeded Palmyra for […]

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Regional/district predictions Feb. 25

February 25, 2015 0 Comments

Tuesday saw some big shakeups in the Illinois boys state tournaments. In Class 2A, hosts and fourth-seeded West Hancock knocked off Hancock County rival and top-seeded Illini West 59-49 to advance to the Warsaw regional title game. In Class 1A, seventh-seeded Unity found some of its magic from last season’s tournament run to upset second-seeded […]

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Regional/district predictions Feb. 24

February 24, 2015 0 Comments

Nearly came close to a perfect day of picking from Monday’s slate of games. Only wrong prediction was Marion County girls winning in its opening game of Class 1 District 11 play. Here are the predictions for Tuesday, Feb. 24. Picks so far: 8-1 Illinois boys Class 1A Mt. Sterling regional No. 2 Liberty 61, […]

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Predicting basketball regionals and districts

February 22, 2015 0 Comments

Perhaps the most exciting time of the year is here with the start of basketball tournaments. Before we get to enjoy March Madness, we get the high school version. There’s several teams to watch on both sides of the river this postseason with a chance to make a deep run to a state championship. In […]

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QND boys roster growing thinner

February 14, 2015 0 Comments

The Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team got a little thinner this week as forward Johnny Ray left the team, according to coach Bruce Bonness. Bonness said Ray’s decision to leave the team was a family decision. Ray, who was arguably one of the Raiders’ better defenders, had not played since the Jerseyville Tournament last […]

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QND Tournament results and MVPs

January 31, 2015 0 Comments

Team results 1. Kirksville – 180 points 2. Lanphier – 157 points 3. West Hancock – 155.5 points 4. Beardstown – 139 points 5. Macomb – 133 points 6. Quincy Notre Dame – 122.5 points 7. Pittsfield – 102 points 8. Central – 83 points 9. Illini West – 63 points 10. Porta JV – […]

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Illini West girls beat C-SE for third time

January 29, 2015 0 Comments

Beating a team three times is never easy. Throw in the emotions of senior night and the difficulty increases exponentially. That’s the task the Illini West girls basketball team was faced with Thursday night. The Chargers had beaten Central-Southeastern two times before, including once in the championship game of the Lady Panther Classic, and were […]

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Illinois Boys Basketball Polls – Week of Jan. 26

January 27, 2015 0 Comments

Here are the boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points. Class 4A School    W-L    Pts    Prv 1. Stevenson (9)    17-2    99    1 2. Simeon (1)    18-2    89    2 3. St. Rita    15-2    81    3 4. Lake Forest    18-1    63    4 5. Rockford Auburn    18-1    52    5 6. Normal Community   […]

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Illinois Girls Basketball Polls – Week of Jan. 26

January 27, 2015 0 Comments

Here are the girls prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points. Class 4A School    W-L    Pts    Prv 1. Whitney Young (9)    19-1    90    1 2. River Forest Trinity    19-2    74    2 3. Fremd    18-4    62    4 4. Benet    21-2    56    3 5. Edwardsville    20-0    52    5 6. New Trier    19-1    […]

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