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Five Nash Wrestlers Advance To State Finals

On Friday, March 14th five John L. Nash Middle School Rocket wrestlers will travel to Convocation Center at Northern Illinois University to compete against other wrestlers from around Illinois for the chance to win a state title.

Eighth graders Adrian Pace, Jacob Smith, Josh Smith, Justin Coggins, and Robbie Love are continuing their spectacular season by earning the right to wrestle at the...
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Finegan, Gullquist Compete In Collegiate Rifle Championship

Iroquois West-Clifton Central Raider Rifle team alumni, Charlotte Gullquist and John Finegan, recently qualified at a NRA Collegiate Rifle Sectional Championship to advance to compete at the NRA National Collegiate Club Level championships.

Finegan fired a 569/600 and 567/600 respectively to win gold in both the Sectional International Air Rifle and the Three Position Smallbore Rifle events...
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Central High School Comets Win Regional Championship

page-01.pdf-004The Central High School varsity boys’ basketball team won the Regional championship Friday, February 28th. The Comets, their coaches and cheerleaders are pictured following Central’s 65-48 win over Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School at Watseka. Central led, 20-13, after one quarter; 34-23 at halftime; and 50-40 after three periods.

Tuesday night, Central lost an overtime heartbreaker to the...
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Onarga Academy To Host Basketball Tourney

The 20th annual Onarga Academy Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place at the Onarga Academy campus recreation center gym Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th.

This year’s event will begin Friday evening at 6 p.m. for adult teams (age 19 and over), and will continue Saturday morning at 8 a.m. for youth teams (ages up to 18).

The entry fee for a team of three is $50 and the...
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Central’s JV Cagers Score Championship Win

page-01.pdf-003Central High School’s junior varsity boys’ basketball team held off the Peotone Blue Devils, 38-36, to take first place in the CHS JV Tournament February 24th. The fifth seeded Comets made their way to the championship game defeating St. Anne, 42-25; Herscher, 30-23; and Manteno, 41-36. After a poor start to the season the Comets got on track and finished with a 14-8 record. Pictured in...
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