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Young Knights hit early season road blocks

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

The Heart of Illinois Conference’s traveling trophy was up for grabs, but Tremont’s vaunted pressure defense gave the Knights fits and led the Turks to a 72-29 victory on Friday night at Blue Ridge High School.


New-look Panthers still figuring things out

LeROY – Coach Mark Edmundson knew his team would look drastically different this year compared to last year’s championship squad. 

What he didn’t anticipate was losing two of his senior leaders to a pair of ACL injuries. 


GCMS looks strong in defeat of Vikings

DOWNS – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Falcons showed they will be ready to compete for the Heart of Illinois Conference’s top spot this year as they pounced on the Tri-Valley Vikings at TVHS this week. 

The visiting Falcons remained unbeaten in HOIC play as they jumped ahead of the home team 20-8 through one quarter Tuesday night. 


Lady Panthers move to 1-2 in HOI Conference

The LeRoy girls fell to Ridgeview last week and Fisher Monday night to move to 1-2 in the Heart of Illinois Conference. 


Lady Knights come up short of HOIC trophy theft

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

The lady Knights’ attempt to steal the Heart of Illinois Conference traveling trophy came up just short as they fell to Tremont 50-46 in a back-and-forth affair Thursday night.


Seventh grade Lady Vikings fall in sectional thriller

By Neal Roach|For the Press

The Tri-Valley seventh grade girls basketball team battled from start to finish in their IESA sectional championship game against the host St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans before coming up one point short. The game featured four ties and six lead changes before the Spartans prevailed 25-24.


Panthers move to 2-3

GIBSON CITY — The host Falcons won their own tournament last week as the Panthers finished 2-2 against the field. 

Sophomore Nick Perry has been scoring in bunches so far this year for the Panthers and he posted 20 points in LeRoy’s last tournament contest against Iroquois West. 


Blue Ridge Boys earn first win

After losing their first three games of the season, the young Blue Ridge boys basketball team got back on track last Friday and defeated Decatur Christian 63-29. 

The win gave the Knights fourth place in the five-team Cerro Gordo Turkey Tournament. Tim Crook led the way with 19 points, and Trey Jamison and Dylan Manuel each added 10 in the win. 


Lady Knights fall to Ridgeview

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

In a game filled with runs, it was a late 11-0 spurt by Ridgeview that ultimately felled the Lady Knights Monday night. 

The game was tied at 43 with just over three minutes left, but Blue Ridge wouldn’t score again and the Mustangs triumphed with a 54-43 victory.


Lady Knights jump out to hot start

Josie Grammer is the latest Blue Ridge Knight to join the 1,000-point club, and she and the girls are off to a fast start.

The Lady Knights are 3-0 after defeats of Judah Christian, Georgetown-Ridge Farm and a Tuesday night victory over Rantoul. 


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