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12/19-20 HS Basketball; Portwood Player of Week

Saturday, Dec. 20

High School Girls Basketball

Watseka 37, Armstrong-Potomac 32
Coal City 41, Gardner-South Wilmington 25
Annawan 68, Cissna Park 58

Ottawa Holiday Tournament

Pontiac 37, Kankakee 16
Kaneland 37, Kankakee 12

Boys Basketball

Crete-Monee Shootout

Crete-Monee 82, Bradley-Bourbonnais 79

Friday, Dec. 19

High School Girls Basketball

Lisle 38, Reed-Custer 23
Peotone 58, Bradley-Bourbonnais
Bishop McNamara 66, St. Joseph 45

T.F. South Holiday Tournament

Peotone 58, Bradley-Bourbonnais 42

Boys Basketball

Peotone 57, Seneca 44
Reed-Custer 96, Lisle 67
Streator 46, Streator 34
Trinity 44, HSRC 40
Sandwich 52, Coal City 43
Beecher 60, Donovan 41

THE FIRST TRUST & SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA AND CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 12-20-14) IS SENIOR ALEX PORTWOOD OF THE MILFORD BEARCATS

ALEX HAS BEEN A BIG PART OF MILFORD'S 6-1 START, AND HE EASILY MADE THE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM FOR THE WATSEKA HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT WITH IMPRESSIVE STATS: 23 POINTS, 6 REBOUNDS, 4 STEALS, 3 BLOCKS IN A WIN OVER DONOVAN.....18 POINTS IN A WIN OVER BEECHER.....14 POINTS IN A WIN OVER MOMENCE.....AND 31 POINTS IN A TOURNAMENT CLINCHING WIN OVER HOOPESTON AREA, WHICH ALSO PUT HIM OVER THE 1000 POINT LEVEL FOR HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

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HS Basketball 12/5-6; IW's Sanchez Player of Week

Saturday, Dec. 6

High school Boys Basketball

Milford 68, Watseka 35
Westchester St. Joseph 62, Bishop McNamara 47

Coulee Christian Tournament

Grace Christian 65, Rochester 56

Girls Basketball

Bishop McNamara 62, Nazareth 23
Cissna Park 59, Ridgeview 27
Herscher 37, Momence 24
Wilmington 41, Central 33

Coulee Christian Tournament

Grace Christian 49, Cambridge Christian 48

Friday, December 5

High school Boys Basketball

Bradley-Bourbonnais 66, Lincoln-Way Central 30
Central 49, Watseka 39
Dwight 51, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 46
Gardner-South Wilmington 69, Beecher 52
Grant Park 52, Donovan 38
Herscher 56, Coal City 32
Kankakee 47, Rich South 45
Milford 84, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 48
Momence 64, Iroquois West 57
Peotone 48, Lisle 37
Reed-Custer 99, Westmont 40
St. Anne 59, Cissna Park 54
Seneca 55, Wilmington 38

Coulee Christian Tournament

Grace Christian 63, Mountain Top 55

High school girls

Coulee Christian Tournament

Monroe County 79, Grace Christian 33

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 12/6/14) IS SENIOR GUARD ELENA SANCHEZ OF THE IROQUOIS WEST LADY RAIDERS.

ELENA IS A BIG REASON HER RAIDERS GOT TO THE CLASS 1A ELITE 8 IN 2013, AND SWEET 16 LAST YEAR. SHE AND HER CLUB ARE OFF TO ANOTHER HOT START, WINNING 6 OF THEIR FIRST 7 SO FAR. ON NOV. 25, SHE SCORED 19, INCLUDING 5 TREYS IN A WIN OVER ARMSTRONG POTOMAC. ON DEC. 1, SHE SCORED 22 INCLUDING 4 TREYS IN A WIN OVER CHAMPAIGN CENTENNIAL. FINALLY ON DEC. 4, SHE SCORED ANOTHER 12 IN A WIN OVER MOMENCE.

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HS Football Playoffs 10/31-11/1

Friday, Oct. 31
Wilmington 49, PBL 7 (Wilmington plays at Monticello for round 2)
Herscher 21, Kankakee (McNamara) 18 (Herscher plays at Rockford-Lutheran for round 2)
Coal City 40, Mendota 14 (Coal City plays at Johnsburg for round 2)
Manteno 48, Evergreen Park 19 (Manteno hosts Dixon for round 2)

Saturday Nov. 1
Casey (C.-Westfield) 34, Milford [Coop] 29
Momence 19, El Paso (E.P.-Gridley) 6 (Momence plays at Minonk-Fieldcrest for round 2)
Belleville (West) 24, Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) 7
Clifton (Central) 41, Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley) 14 (Central plays at Chicago Hales Franciscan for round 2)

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10/24 HS Football; Garcia Player of Week

Oct. 24 High School Football

Bradley-Bourbonnais 28, Andrew 3

Central 28, Momence 22

Bishop McNamara 48, De La Salle 34

Dwight 29, Argenta-Oreana 8

Herscher 28, Streator 8

Iroquois West 52, Watseka 27

MCP 68, Hoopeston 7

Kankakee 66, Pontiac 14

Peotone 19, Reed-Custer 18

Coal City 48, Seneca 0

Wilmington 21, Manteno 7

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA AND CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 10-25-14) IS SENIOR QUARTERBACK CHRIS GARCIA OF THE CENTRAL COMETS.

CHRIS FINISHED UP THE REGULAR SEASON WITH 2 SOLID GAMES. ON OCT. 17, IN A SENIOR NIGHT 42-6 WIN OVER WATSEKA, CHRIS WAS REAL IMPRESSIVE ON THE GROUND: 9 CARRIES, 160 YARDS RUSHING AND 2 TOUCHDOWN RUNS. THEN LAST FRIDAY (OCT. 24), HE WAS 7 OF 13 PASSING FOR 111 YARDS, AND 2 Touchdown PASSES, WITH NO INTERCEPTIONS, AS HE HELPED LEAD THE COMETS TO THE SANGAMON VALLEY CONFERENCE TITLE, BEATING THE PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN REDSKINS AT MOMENCE, 28-22

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10/17 HS Football; CP's Stoller Player of Week

Friday, Oct. 17
High School Football

Bishop McNamara 41, St. Ignatius 16
Bismarck-Henning 31, MCP 21
Central 42, Watseka 6
Coal City 42, Lisle 7
Dwight 28, Iroquois West 0
Herscher 33, Sandwich 6
Kankakee 34, Rich East 22
Lincoln-Way North 29, Bradley-Bourbonnais 23
Manteno 50, Westmont 12
Momence 14, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 3
Reed-Custer 35, Streator 14
Wilmington 43, Peotone 14
Rensselaer Central 63, Benton Central 0
N. Newton 47, Hanover Central 35
S. Newton 26, Clinton Central 25

Boys soccer Class 1A Manteno Regional

Illinois Lutheran 2, Beecher 1 (OT)

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 10/18/14) IS JUNIOR ADDISON STOLLER OF CISSNA PARK LADY TIMBERWOLF VOLLEYBALL.

HIGH ON AREA LEADERBOARDS ALL SEASON LONG IN TOTAL POINTS, KILLS, AND DIGS – ADDISON HAD A GREAT WEEK, LEADING HER T-WOLVES TO 4-0 IN POOL PLAY IN LAST WEEKEND'S UNITED CLASSIC TOURNAMENT, AND MAKING THE ALL-TOURNEY TEAM WITH 33 KILLS, 12 BLOCKS, AND 38 DIGS. THEN THIS PAST THURSDAY, SHE HAD 14 KILLS AND 3 BLOCKS IN A HARD-FOUGHT 3-SET WIN AT IROQUOIS WEST—HELPING TO LEAD CISSNA PARK TO WIN #26 AND CLINCHING THE REGULAR SEASON SANGAMON VALLEY CONFERENCE TITLE