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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


Everything you need to know going into the McLean County boys basketball tournament

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

First round Byes: 


Panthers top Fieldcrest in close contest

LeROY — The Panthers edged a young Fieldcrest squad Friday night at home behind another strong scoring day from sophomore point guard Nick Perry. 

The second-year starter scored 28 points to lead the Panthers in a physical, hard-fought team victory by a score of 62-53.  


Grammer becomes Blue Ridge's all-time leading scorer

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

BETHANY- With two minutes, 11 seconds left in the third quarter, Blue Ridge guard Josie Grammer knocked down an 18-foot baseline jumper to cement her place in Lady Knight lore. 

The shot made the senior the all-time leading scorer in Blue Ridge history.


Vikings upset SJO

DOWNS — The Tri-Valley boys basketball team pulled off an upset of the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans, the state’s top-ranked team in Class 2A, 48-47 Saturday afternoon at Tri-Valley.


LeRoy girls improving as season progresses

LeROY — The LeRoy girls basketball team improved to 5-4 this week with wins over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Lexington. 

The GCMS win last Thursday night was a low-scoring affair that saw the Panthers eke out a victory by a 30-25 margin at home. 


Fast Fisher start buries Knights

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

FISHER — Despite an improved effort in the second half, the Blue Ridge Knights dropped their third straight Heart of Illinois Conference contest on Friday night.

The Knights fell 61-36 to Fisher as the Bunnies’ barrage included 33-3 run that led to a huge early lead.


As Grammer nears history, Lady Knights show depth

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

FISHER — From the opening tip, it was clear Fisher was going to do everything in their power to try contain Blue Ridge’s Josie Grammer and Alex Specht last Thursday night. 


Lady Viking hoops update: Dec. 16

The Tri-Valley Lady Vikings took a loss to Heyworth last week, falling 61-14. 

Hannah Rudsinski led the scoring for the Vikings, providing more than half of the team points with eight. 

Lily Young hit one three-pointer for the Vikings, and Kendall Peck scored two while Karigan Houston
added a point in the loss. 


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