The Pairings for both the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament and the Wayne City Holiday Tournament have been posted. Click on the "Tournaments" link and scroll down.

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Mules "manhandle" Eldorado
Fairfield romps to 74-40 BDC win; improves to 6-1
12-13-2019
BY JACK BULLOCK
FAIRFIELD – The Eldorado Eagles and head coach Josh Bradley arrived in Fairfield for their conference matchup with the Mules riding a seven-game winning streak.

After the first few minutes of action Friday, there was zero chance win number eight was going to happen on this night.

66th annual event starts Saturday
Host Indians, defending champs Red Hill, lead balanced field
North Clay, Crab Orchard look strong
12-13-2019
BY JACK BULLOCK
WAYNE CITY – The phrase “wide open” is often used in an assessment of a upcoming tournament and high school basketball is no different.

If you put that moniker on the 66th annual Conrad Allen Wayne City Holiday Tournament, you wouldn't be wrong.

Cobden puts away Meridian late
Franklin (s), Brumleve lead Appleknockers to league road victory
12-10-2019
BY JACK BULLOCK
MOUNDS – To even the most casual boy's high school basketball fan in the deep part of southern Illinois, the Mounds Meridian Bobcats have been “commander and chief” of South Egyptian Conference for the last decade.

With only one loss in just over 10 regular season league contests, this program dominated regular season meetings.

Massac County completes sweep
Patriots win title, 68-59 over host Indians; Red Bud nips Cairo
12-07-2019
BY JACK BULLOCK
DUQUOIN – Most championship basketball teams excel in the skills that it takes to win.

Usually they can rebound the ball, play strong defense to get important stops and hit free throws, especially in the clutch.

On Saturday night at the DuQuoin “Tip-Off Classic” Coach Joe Hosman's Massac County .....

Warriors spoil Cardinals' homecoming
Casey-Westfield rallies past North Clay, 74-56
BY JACK BULLOCK
Friday night's homecoming game against visiting Casey-Westfield couldn't have started any better for Coach Josh Zink and his North Clay Cardinals.

For the first few minutes and trips down the floor, the Cardinals took it right to the ABV 1A second-ranked Warriors.

They jumped on the visitors and took an early 9-0 lead which was triggered by junior .....

Woodlawn, Pinckneyville set for rematch
Cardinals hold off Okawville; Panthers wear down Freeburg
BY JACK BULLOCK
On Thursday night at the Carlyle “Kaskaskian Classic” the Woodlawn Cardinals jumped out to an early lead and held off a rally by Okawville to move into their second consecutive title game in this, the 21st annual event.

The Cardinals hit their free throws (11-of-11) with nine-straight made tosses in the fourth quarter to win Pool B by going 3-0 to earn a shot at the title.

Trico tops Sparta
Lodge, Cleland lead Pioneers to win, 51-39; Steeleville holds off Galatia
BY JACK BULLOCK
On Wednesday night at the Trico Invitational Tournament the host Pioneers jumped out to an energetic early lead with a near flawless first quarter and survived a near meltdown in the last three frames to secure a 51-39 triumph over rival Sparta to improve to 2-0 in the event and also the young season.

Six-foot-three sophomore Wilson Lodge was a beast on the inside, when he wasn't on the bench with foul trouble.

Christopher takes home top prize
MVP Motsinger leads Bearcats to 75-69 title game triumph
NCOE, Waltonville, Webber post final day wins
11-30-2019
BY JACK BULLOCK
CHRISTOPHER – For junior guard Gabe Motsinger, it couldn't get much better on Saturday night in the title game of the 45th annual Christopher Thanksgiving Tournament.

With head coach Eric Stallman and the rest of the near sellout crowd looking on, the 5-foot-11 senior guard, playing in his final CTT game, put on a show.