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Lady Panthers battle back, come up short vs. Bunnies

LeROY – An early double-digit lead served as a useful buffer for the Fisher Bunnies, who outlasted LeRoy 51-47 Tuesday night in regional semi-final action. 

A Danielle Hanshew free throw put the Panthers ahead 1-0 seconds into the game, but Fisher responded with eight unanswered points en route to building a 17-5 lead at the quarter break. 


Vikings top Knights at Downs

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

DOWNS - The Tri-Valley Vikings started fast and held off a late Blue Ridge run as they picked up their 11th win of the season 76-52 last Friday night.


Lady Knights lock up first winning season in 12 years

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

DOWNS - It was senior night for the Tri-Valley lady Vikings as they honored their lone senior, Destini Melton. 

But the young Vikings couldn’t take down the Blue Ridge Knights who coasted to a 60-38 road victory.


TV 7th graders fall at sectionals

TUSCOLA — The Tri-Valley boys seventh grade basketball team saw their stellar season come to an end as they dropped a hard-fought class 3A sectional championship game 30-23 to the Monticello Sages last Wednesday.


A special senior Knight: Gilbert has impact despite injury

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

As the Blue Ridge Lady Knights volleyball team hosted their fourth regional championship in as many years last November, senior Jessica Gilbert seemed to be on top of the world. 


Knights lose 16th straight

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

FARMER CITY – The Knights kept it close Tuesday night, but a 23-5 University High School second-half run was enough to propel the visitors to victory at Blue Ridge High School.


Panthers fall short in 5th place game

EL PASO – The Panthers couldn’t close out the fifth place game of the McLean County Tournament despite an elevated level of play Saturday afternoon. 

No. 9 LeRoy took a 16-8 first quarter lead which shrunk to 32-31 at the half, and ultimately fell 72-65 to the third-ranked Heyworth Hornets at El Paso-Gridley. 


Tri-Valley earns wins vs. Fieldcrest, LeRoy

EL PASO – Trailing 14-1 with 1:31 left in the first quarter of the consolation championship Saturday morning at El Paso-Gridley High School, the Tri-Valley Vikings turned to their pressure defense. 


Lady Knights advance with upset of EPG

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

EL PASO - The Blue Ridge Lady Knights are moving on in the McLean County Tournament after a 38-32 upset victory over El Paso-Gridley Saturday afternoon, and they don't plan on stopping anytime soon. 


McLean County girls tournament breakdown 2017

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

First Round Byes


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