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1/16-17 HS Basketball; Pickens Player of Week

Saturday, Jan. 17

High school Boys Basketball

Cissna Park 67, Martinsville 29
Dwight 60, Lanark Eastland 39
Manteno 50, Westmont 29
Oak Forest 48, Peotone 44
Watseka 69, Grant Park 60

Martin Luther King Tournament

Kankakee 48, Burlington Central 43
Kankakee 52, Lombard Montini 24

Girls Basketball

Chrisman 54, Milford 35
Cissna Park 72, St. Anne 22
Herscher 50, Tri-Point 13
Normal West 43, Bradley-Bourbonnais 42
Peotone 54, Oak Forest 48
Providence St. Mel 35, Grant Park 20
Seneca 47, Dwight 37

McDonald's Shootout

Bishop McNamara 66, Naperville Central 60

Friday, Jan. 16

High School Boys Basketball

St. Anne 62, Illinois Lutheran 39
Peotone 66, Wilmington 31
Thornwood 76, Bradley-Bourbonnais 73 OT
Central 67, Cissna Park 47
Manteno 34, Herscher 19
Plano 67, Coal City 35
Iroquois West 52, Watseka 47
GSW 64, Donovan 40
Dwight 63, Momence 46
Beecher 51, Tri-Point 48
Reed-Custer 103, Seneca 55

Girls Basketball

Victory Christian 42, Trinity 30

THE FIRST TRUST & SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA AND CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 1-17-15) IS SENIOR KHA'MARRI PICKENS OF THE ST. ANNE CARDINALS.

AVERAGING 15 POINTS A GAME, AND HIGH ON THE AREA LEADERBOARD IN STEALS, KHA'MARRI HAS BEEN A KEY LEADER IN THE CARDINALS' 12-4 START. LAST WEEK HE HAD 3 NICE GAMES: LAST SATURDAY, HE SANK 24 POINTS IN A WIN OVER DONOVAN....TUES. 1/13, HE SCORED 14 IN A WIN OVER GRANT PARK, AND FRI. 1/16, SCORED 13 IN A WIN OVER ILLINOIS LUTHERAN.

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HS Basketball 1/9-10; Milford's Fox Player of Week

Saturday, Jan. 10

High school Boys Basketball

Bradley-Bourbonnais 61, Thornridge 59
Cissna Park 74, Danville Schlarman 43
Coal City 66, Momence 64
Iroquois West 75, Armstrong 43
St. Anne 83, Donovan 35
Trinity 45, Christ Lutheran 43

Girls Basketball

Bishop McNamara 59, Carmel 47
Bradley-Bourbonnais 61, Thornridge 45
Cissna Park 65, Hoopeston 29
Iroquois West 61, GCMS 35
Momence 54, Reed-Custer 44
Watseka 43, Milford 26
Wilmington 47, Grant Park 31
Trinity 37, Christ Lutheran 15

Southside Baptist Tournament

Trinity 44, Chillicothe Christian 23

Friday, Jan. 9

High School Girls Basketball

Coal City 46, Seneca 37

Southside Christian Tournament

Trinity 47, Lake County Christian 11
Trinity 28, Danville Christian 27

Boys Basketball

Cissna Park 53, Iroquois West 34
Dwight 63, Central 43

THE FIRST TRUST & SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 1-10-15) IS SENIOR GUARD WADE FOX OF THE MILFORD BEARCATS.

WADE HAS BEEN A SOLID SENIOR LEADER FOR THE RED-HOT MILFORD BEARCATS, OFF TO A 9-1 START. AT 6-FOOT-5, HE'S ALSO BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE ON DEFENSE WITH SHOT-BLOCKING AND REBOUNDING. WADE HAD 2 NICE GAMES LAST WEEK—ON SAT. JAN 3, HE HAD 11 POINTS IN A WIN OVER ARMSTRONG-POTOMAC, THEN FRIDAY NIGHT JAN. 9, POURED IN 18 IN A WIN OVER DANVILLE-SCHLARMAN, BOTH GAMES WELL ABOVE HIS SCORING AVERAGE.

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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)