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Canton Coach: Danielle Caldwell (19-27 at Canton, third season). 2016-17 season: 8-15 Returning starters: G Laken Hugenberg, 5-7, Jr.; G Olivia Jarvis, 5-5, Sr.; G Brianna Caldwell, 5-4, Sr. Other returning letterwinners: G Katie Gaus, 5-3, Sr.; G Taylor

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West Central rallies in fourth to top Brown County

BLUFFS, Ill. -- The Brown County girls basketball team led by six points entering the fourth quarter Thursday night. That lead evaporated as Winchester West Central outscored Brown County by 12 points to secure a 56-50 victory. The Cougars scored 24 points

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Clampitt scores 26 points as Illini West wins opener

BRIMFIELD, Ill. -- Baylee Clampitt scored 26 points, and she hit her sixth 3-pointer of the game in the fourth quarter to help the Illini West girls basketball team maintain its lead and defeat Princeville 45-40 in its season opener on Friday night at the

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Western-Payson grabs victory in first game as new co-op

KINDERHOOK, Ill. -- The opening game for the new Western-Payson Seymour girls basketball co-op was a successful one. Blair Borrowman scored a game-high 24 points, including 4 of 4 from the free-throw line, to help Western-Payson beat Winchester West Centra

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Knipe's 22 points helps West Hancock knock off C-SE

AUGUSTA, Ill. -- Emma Knipe scored 13 of her game-high 22 points in the second half to help the West Hancock girls basketball team beat Central-Southeastern 52-44 Wednesday night. Knipe had nine points in the first half after scoring seven in the second qu

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Pittsfield can't hold on to first-quarter lead

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The Pittsfield girls basketball team led 11-9 after the first quarter but fell to Jacksonville Routt 56-31 on Tuesday night in its season opener. The Rockets outscored the Saukees 16-6 in the second quarter to take an eight-point half

New-look Mustangs roll in season opener
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New-look Mustangs roll in season opener

MENDON, Ill. -- Tuesday night's game against West Hancock was more than the start of a new season for the Unity girls basketball team. It was the beginning of a new era. Last year's historic season ended with the school's first trip to the state tournament

Blue Devils overcome rough start, roll in Pazanin's debut
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Blue Devils overcome rough start, roll in Pazanin's debut

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- When the Quincy High School girls basketball team trailed Jacksonville 15-10 after the first quarter, first-year coach Martin Pazinin didn't see any panic in his players' eyes. "I really feel like the team was prepared, and preparati

Payson girls hope to return to Redbird Arena with Western co-op
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Payson girls hope to return to Redbird Arena with Western co-op

KINDERHOOK, Ill. -- Haley Hickerson admitted she's not used to her new look. "It's different," she said. "The red is growing on me." Hickerson had worn Payson Seymour blue during the first three years of her prep basketball career. Payson Seymour now has j

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Prep notebook: Butcher retires from Illini West track, QND swims in postseason, changes to Lady Hornet Classic

Jerry Butcher knew the decision he had to make. That didn't make it any easier. After 21 seasons of guiding the Carthage and Illini West girls track and field team, Butcher retired last week from the position to focus on his administrative job as the principal at Carthage Middle School.

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Lantz scores 37 in C-SE's season opener

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Laney Lantz scored 37 points, making 16 of 21 shots from the free-throw line, leading the Central girls basketball team to a 57-46 season opening victory over Brown County Monday. Brown County only trailed 28-23 at halftime, but Lan