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jjones@kpcmedia.com BUTLER — Eastside’s wrestling team has a solid base to work with as almost every wrestler returns from last year’s 11-15 team. Trae Hand graduated, taking a 26-13 win-loss record with him, but head coach Joel Richman returns seven wrestlers who won at least 12 matches a year ago. As a sophomore, Laik Minnick was a semi-state qualifier, compiling a team-leading 38 victories Burns against nine losses. Minnick led the team with 25 pins and 90 takedowns. Minnick was a Northeast Corner Conference champion at 170 pounds. He will return in that weight class this season. Senior Seth Burns is also back following a Chase Leeper 30-win season. Nineteen of Burns’ wins came by pinfall. Burns will likely wrestle at 138 pounds, moving up from 126 pounds a year ago. As a freshman heavyweight, Chase Leeper won 27 matches, including 19 by pin. Older brother Cable Leeper, a senior, returns following a 22-win season that included 16 pins. Cable Leeper is expected to wrestle 152 pounds, moving up one weight class. “Seth, Cable and Laik lead by showing

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what it takes every day to achieve success,” Richman said. “There is not a day when you can back down and just go through the motions. It has to be all out, all the time. “That drive for success, to be the best, is a great motivator,” Richman added. “They want to control every match from the beginning to the end. (They have) the goal of making it further than last year in the state series, and they want to bring others with them.” Chase Leeper was runner-up at heavyweight Cable Leeper in the NECC meet, earning All-NECC honors. Also back are sophomores Treyven McKinley (15 wins), Vance Erwin (13 wins) and Hunter Miller (12 wins). The Blazers have better numbers to work with this season, with 19 athletes out for the wrestling team. Minnick That leads to competition in practices for varsity mat time. Eight of those wrestlers are freshmen. The team has just three seniors — Burns, Cable Leeper and John Martenies. “With the exception of one wrestler, they all have years of experience on the mat from high school, club and/or junior high,” Richman said. “They have great attitudes and they are willing to do what it takes in order to improve. “They are led by example from the upperclassmen who continually push

for correct technique as well as hard conditioning.” Takoda Kissinger, who finished 8-27 as a freshman, will battle with freshman Konner Lower for mat time at 106 pounds. Two more freshmen, Bill Luker and Lane Burns, should wrestle at 113 and 120 pounds, respectively. Freshmen Mason Fritch and Destani Damron will compete for mat time at 126 pounds, and another freshman, Kristopher Patrick, should see time at 132 pounds. Junior Cedric Roose is new to the varsity roster. He could see mat time at 138 pounds. McKinley, who wrestled 132 pounds last season, will bump up to 145 this year. Freshmen Jackson Wicker and Gabe Henry will compete for mat time at 160 pounds. Martenies, who was 7-5 in limited varsity action last year, should wrestle at 182. Erwin, who was 13-14, will likely wrestle at 195. Hunter Miller and sophomore Keegan Miller will battle to see who wrestles at 220. Hunter Miller was 12-24 there last year with three pins. Keegan Miller was 4-7 with two pins a year ago. Team goals include a winning season in dual meets — the last one was an 18-11 record in the 2014-2015 season — being a contender at invitationals, advancing more wrestlers to regionals and semi-state, and taking at least one wrestler to the state finals. The Blazers open their mat season Nov. 25 at the Wawasee Invitational. Eastside hosts day two of the NECC Super Dual at 9 a.m. Dec. 2 and Woodlan in a Dec. 14 dual meet.

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Seniors teaching others what it takes to win BY JEFF JONES

jjones@kpcmedia.com BUTLER — At 4-0, Eastside’s girls basketball team is off to its best start in more than 20 seasons. There will be bumps — and there have already been bruises and stitches — throughout the season, but the Blazers have the ingredients for another successful campaign. The 1994-1995 Blazers, who finished 17-5, began the season 5-0 and reached the finals of the Northeast Beard Corner Conference tournament. The 1977-1978 Eastside team won 10 straight to start the season, winning the DeKalb Holiday Tournament and DeKalb Sectional. All but two players return from last season’s 15-10 squad. Johnson Among the returnees are four seniors who combined for more than 28 points per contest last season. Senior Lindsey Beard scored 301 points for a 12-point per game average, earning All-NECC honors. Classmate Maddisyn Heffley runs the offensive show at point guard. She averaged 7.5 points per contest, also earning All-NECC recognition. Heffley contributed a team-leading 81 assists and 80 steals to go with 75 rebounds, fourth-best on the team. Beard had a team-leading 44 three-point field goals and 96 rebounds, second-best on the team. Averaging just over 10 points per game

through four contests, Beard is closing in on the 1,000 point mark. She would become the seventh girls basketball player to achieve that distinction. Seniors Raegan Johnson and Olivia Yoder are also back. Each player averaged more than four points per game last year. Johnson connected for 30 three-pointers. Yoder collected more than four rebounds per game. Johnson is scoring just over nine points per contest thus far, and Yoder has contributed seven points per game. Heffley “They’re champions. They know how to win,” said head coach Shane Conwell, referring to foursome who played key roles in the 2015-2016 sectional championship. “They know what it takes to win, and now, the next chapter for them is Yoder to continue to win and to show others how to win,” he said. “That’s my challenge for the seniors this year, to continue to win and show the others — the freshmen, the sophomores and the juniors — how to win. “They have their fingerprints on this program, and it’s their job to leave it better for the others.” Lost to graduation were Hannah Yoder (8.9 points per game) and Emma Moughler (8.1) from Eastside’s 15-10 squad. Moughler grabbed 3.6 rebounds per game and often defended players bigger than her. Yoder grabbed just over two rebounds per contest.

“The end goal is (to win) championships, but my goal right now is to be better than last year.” SHANE CONWELL Eastside Girls Basketball Coach Six juniors, two sophomores, two transfers from Hamilton and six freshmen, up from Eastside’s junior high program, complete the roster. “At this point, we’ve established the program to where the girls know what’s expected, and the incoming girls know what’s expected,” Conwell said. “Really, it’s a matter of execution and consistency to be successful. “From what I saw in week one of practice, they’re not holding anything back,” the Blazer coach said. “Drills, effort, they’re not holding anything back. Sometimes, you’ve got to push them a little bit to get them where they need to be, but there’s also been times where I’ve had

to pull back the reins a little bit. That’s a good problem to have. “It seems like every practice, we’ve got somebody — whether that’s a freshman, sophomore or junior — that I step back and go, ‘Wow, she’s got a shot at this.’ Maybe it’s the same girl the next day and maybe it’s somebody else, but every day, I’ve seen a new girl emerge and show signs of getting significant minutes,” Conwell stated. “That’s the beauty of having everybody pushing each other, and I think that’s what is going to make this team and season special, that everybody is going to push each other 1-20.” How good can these Blazers be? “The end goal is championships, but my goal right now is to be better than last year,” Conwell said. “What that looks like now could change halfway through the season and it could change by the end of the season. “Right now, I want to be better than last season, and there will be no excuse for anything less.” Eastside’s varsity girls and boys teams will host Lakewood Park in the old Butler High School gym for a doubleheader Tuesday, Dec. 12.

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New leaders ready to shine for Eastside BY JEFF JONES

jjones@kpcmedia.com BUTLER — Tradition takes time to establish, but that’s what Eastside’s boys basketball team has done under coach Ryan Abbott. In five seasons, the Blazers have gone 71-46, including last season’s record-setting 20-5 campaign that included a share of the Northeast Corner Conference regularseason championship. Four players from that team — who combined to Ballentine score nearly 900 points — graduated, but the cupboard is far from bare. All-NECC players Jacob Thompson (363 points, 7.8 rebounds per game), Jordan Yoder (256 points, 55 three-point field goals) and Cade Willard (242 points, 5.6 rebounds) were the top Steffen three scorers, and Dalton Rieke provided valuable

minutes off the bench. The Blazers return two senior starters — Caleb Ballentine and Aaron Dean — who also had big parts in that success. Ballentine scored 223 points to go with 88 rebounds. Dean added 171 points, 62 rebounds, 33 steals and 78 assists. “You’re only as good as your leaders will make you, and I think Caleb and Aaron have been waiting,” Abbott said. “They have the keys to our team, and I’m very comfortable they will lead us in the right direction.” Dean Also back is senior Andrew Steffen who grabbed nearly two rebounds per game and two points per game. Senior Riley Thompson and juniors Chase Franz and Alex Yoder were key components of Eastside’s successful reserve team. Thompson “Right now, we’ve got an interesting mix coming

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“You’re only as good as your leaders will make you, and I think Caleb and Aaron have been waiting.” RYAN ABBOTT Eastside Boys Basketball Coach back,” Abbott said. “We have four seniors returning from last year’s team that had a tremendous amount of success, and we’re going to have two juniors contributing a lot. “After that, it’s kind of up in the air. There’s another junior competing for some of those minutes, but our core group is going to be those six players, led by Caleb Ballentine and Aaron Dean. They’ve played major roles in a lot of important games for us. Those are our proven guys that we expect to carry a lot of the load.” In year six at Eastside, Abbott said the best word to describe his program is tradition. “We’ve been really fortunate that each senior class has built on what the previous group did, and that’s exciting for me, and we’ve done it in different ways,” Abbott said. “That’s the key for these seniors, and for Caleb and Aaron to lead the way, and build on what we did last year, but to do it in a unique way.” “That tradition almost raises the bar for what the previous seniors have done. We’ve been fortunate as a program to have guys buy into that. It’s just up to our coaching staff and those key contributors to find ways we can be successful. “We had a great summer. We’ve adjusted on both sides of the ball. We have to play differently than we did last year. “We didn’t win 20 games by accident

last year. We did a lot of good things, but we’re going to be able to do some different things this year that our program and our fans should be excited about.” The Blazers have 20 players out for basketball. Several of them are transfers from Hamilton, and many of those players will have to play on Eastside’s reserve squad this season. Last year’s reserve team, led by Brandon Kinsey, finished 13-8, and several of those players are ready to show what they can do at the varsity level. “I think there’s going to be some guys who are going to be surprises to other teams and even our own fans, who maybe don’t know how good Andrew Steffen and Riley Thompson really are. Because of our success last year, they really did not get a lot of opportunities to contribute as much as they could have at other schools. “Andrew, in particular playing behind Jacob (Thompson), really could have been a major component on another team. Riley played JV all year and sparingly on the varsity level. Those guys can play,” Abbott said. “We expect them to come in and not miss a beat. I think they’ll transition really well into what we want to do. “Juniors Alex Yoder and Chase Franz were proven JV players last year. They’re both gym rats, they understand our program, and I think they’ll be able to take that next step from playing JV to varsity for us.” In year six at Eastside, Abbott said the best word to describe his program is tradition. “We’ve been really fortunate that each senior class has built on what the previous group did, and that’s exciting for me, and we’ve done it in different ways,” Abbott said. “That’s the key for these seniors, and

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Bowling teams aiming for new territory BY JEFF JONES

jjones@kpcmedia.com BUTLER — Eastside’s boys bowling team has long been a power in the Northeast Bowling Conference. This year, the girls team could establish itself as a player with several experienced bowlers returning. Alyssa Moore graduated after advancing to regionals a year ago. Returning to the team are Karen Baldwin, Kelly Hartley, Ziayra Hulbert and Lindsay Wallace. New to the bowling team is Ashley Brown. “We should be really good this year,” said coach Jon Wallace Jr. “These girls have been together for two or more years. They’re a team this year.” “Kelly (Hartley) bowled a lot during the summer and she had a coach help her,” coach Mark Cline said. “All of them bowled over the summer.” “They all have good attitudes,” added coach Zach Hulbert. “They’re all clicking really well.” “Lindsay’s averaging 176, and she gets them motivated,” Wallace said. Hulbert is battling through an injury. It’s hoped she can recover in time for the conference or sectional meets. Baldwin is the team’s disciplinarian, the coaches all say, keeping the other bowlers in line and motivated. Brown is quiet, but has shown a desire to learn and improve. “I would love to see the girls win conference for the very first time,” coach Wallace said. “I believe they can do it. They’re all getting better.” “I really think they motivate each other,” Cline added. “You see a lot of laughing and joking. You don’t see any standoffish kids.” “It seems like they’re a tighter group,” Wallace added. Last year, the boys team tied for the Northeast Bowling Conference, but emerged as conference champions based

on total pins. That set the stage for the Blazers to win the team sectional championship. Eastside’s team missed advancing to the semi-state round by eight pins. Matt David, now bowling at Indiana Tech, was the individual sectional and regional champion, and advanced all the way to the Indiana High School Bowling final four, where he placed second to Peru’s Bailey Mavrick. David won IHSB Bowler of the Year. “Matt had an absolutely phenomenal year,” Cline said. In addition to David, Kameron Hoff graduated, but Eastside returns several bowlers who were part of last season’s success. Senior Zack Cline was sectional runner-up to David and is fitting into the top spot quite nicely. Also returning are seniors Camden Miller, Nick Nodine and senior newcomer Brian George. Also new to the team are freshmen Mark Poirier, Dominic Weicht and Xander Webb. “The three returning seniors have been bowling together since middle school,” coach Cline said. “I think we’ve started seeing more of being a team last year, and I think the kids have done well thus far of picking each other up. “Zack’s kind of our guinea pig. He’s the one who can do the most with the bowling ball,” coach Cline said. “We throw him out front — and I think that’s where he likes to be. We tell him to throw it across the arrows at 15 and across to 10. We can judge that for the rest of the kids, what kind of equipment to use and where to put them on the lanes. You’ve got to see how (the ball’s) going to react.” Miller and Nodine have emerged as legitimate threats. “Coming to the end of last year, something finally clicked for Nick, and he really took a turn for the better,” coach ➤ Bowling, Page 8

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Members of Eastside’s wrestling team are shown. In front, from left, are Destani Damron, Bill Luker, Jackson Wicker, Konner Lower, Mason Fritch and Kristopher Patrick. In the middle row are managers Kaylin Dellinger and Taya Kissinger, Keegan Miller, Hunter Miller, Takoda Kissinger, Cable Leeper, Seth Burns and manager Cassidy Miller. In back are assistant coaches Brian Minnick and Chris

Hedges, Chase Leeper, John Martenies, Treyven McKinley, Laik Minnick, Vance Erwin, Cedric Roose, assistant coach Brian Miller and head coach Joel Richman. Wrestlers Lane Burns and Gabe Henry and assistant coach Matt Beard are not shown.

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Eastside’s girls basketball teams are shown. In front, from left, are Jahnna Weaver, Gabriella Teandon, Maddisyn Heffley, Raegan Johnson, Kyleigh Ortiz and Taylor Richards. In the middle row are Paige Graber, Katelyn Weesner, MacKensie Rieke, Sullivan Kessler, Jaiden Baker, Taigan Caudill and Jamee Bowsher. In back

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Eastside’s varsity boys basketball team is shown. In front are managers Julia Baker, Maria Rohr and Clare Sexton. In the second row are Phoenix Smyth, Hayden Gardner, Riley Thompson, Andrew Steffen and Caleb Ballentine. In back

are assistant coaches Orie Foster, Brandon Kinsey and Jayden Lilly, Julius Pineiro, Chase Franz, Aaron Dean and Alex Yoder, head coach Ryan Abbott and assistant Mike Lortie.

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Eastside’s boys bowling team is shown. Kneeling, from left, are Dominic Weicht, Xander Webb and Nick Nodine. In back are Brian George, Zack Cline and Camden Miller. Team member Mark Poirier is not shown.

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Eastside’s girls bowling team is shown. Kneeling are Karen Baldwin, left, and Lindsay Wallace. In back are Ashley Brown, Ziayra Hulbert and Kelly Hartley.


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for Caleb and Aaron to lead the way, and build on what we did last year, but to do it in a unique way.” “That tradition almost raises the bar for what the previous seniors have done. We’ve been fortunate as a program to have guys buy into that. It’s just up to

our coaching staff and those seven key contributors to find ways we can be successful.” Eastside opens the season Wednesday at Leo and visits DeKalb Saturday. The first home game is Tuesday, Dec. 5 against Bellmont.

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Cable Leeper, left, John Martenies, center and Seth Burns are seniors on Eastside’s wrestling team.

EASTSIDE WRESTLING WINS LEADERS 1. Derrick Miller 146 wins 1992-1993 to 1995-1996 2. Todd Mason 125 wins 1988-1989 to 1991-1992 3. Clint Sites 120 wins 1996-1997 to 1999-2000 4. Matt Beard 113 wins 2009-2010 to 2012-2013 5. Troy Norton 105 wins 1988-1989 to 1991-1992 T-6. Nathan Lovett 102 wins 1997-1998 to 2000-2001 T-6. Tate Burns 102 wins 2012-2013 to 2015-2016 T-8. Vince Miller 100 wins 1989-1990 to 1992-1993 T-8. Isaac Houser 100 wins 1996-1997 to 1999-2000 10. Loren Johnson 98 wins 1984-1985 to 1987-1988

11. Gage DeLong 96 wins 2012-2013 to 2015-2016 12. John VanDyke 95 wins 1986-1987 to 1989-1990 13. Chad Parrish 94 wins 1986-1987 to 1989-1990 T-14. Don Galligher 93 wins 1989-1990 to 1992-1993 T-14. Mat Carper 93 wins 1992-1993 to 1995-1996 16. Travis Shaffer 91 wins 1999-2000 to 2002-2003 17. Adam Emerson 90 wins 2001-2002 to 2004-2005 18. Brandon Miller 89 wins 2011-2012 to 2014-2015 19. David Hartleroad 88 wins 1989-1990 to 1992-1993 20. Phil McCoy 86 wins 1992-1993 to 1995-1996

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Cline said. “Camden’s come out this year the same way. “Something’s just clicked for both of them. Maybe it’s because it’s their senior year,” the Eastside coach said. “They each have their own talents. They all throw the ball their own way. Camden throws the ball one way, Nick throws it one way and Zack throws it one way.” “You really have no idea what the (ball) reaction’s going to be on the oil,” explained coach Ryan David. “It’s kind of difficult to coach them when they all throw

the ball differently. You hope to get them to break down the oil.” “Attitude is a big thing this year,” Cline said. “I think they really like bowling with each other.” Keeping bowlers focused on the next ball has been a point of emphasis. “Missing a spare is not the end of the world,” coach David said. “You’ve got 30 seconds to forgot about that shot until the time you have to throw it again.” “It’s just a game,” Cline added. “We do like to win, but it’s just a game.”

EASTSIDE GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORING LEADERS 1. Alison Edgar 1,518 points 1991-1992 to 1994-1995 2. Lisa Johnson 1,384 points 1975-1976 to 1978-1979 3. Lindsay Mitchener 1,162 points 1994-1995 to 1997-1998 4. Megan Strock 1,107 points 2007-2008 to 2010-2011 5. Kelly Miller 1,098 points 1990-1991 to 1993-1994 6. Kassy Miller 1,007 points 1995-1996 to 1998-1999 7. Amy Freidenberger 975 points 1998-1999 to 2001-2002 8. Amy Hampel 961 points 1975-1976 to 1978-1979 9. Lindsey Beard 942 points 2014-2015 to PRESENT 10. Jody Lepper 812 points 1980-1981 to 1983-1984

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1. Craig Lake 1,090 points 1981-1982 to 1983-1984 2. Charlie Ross 1,071 points 1968-1969 to 1970-1971 3. Tyler Delauder 970 points 2003-2004 to 2006-2007 4. Austen Brow 929 points 2008-2009 to 2011-2012 5. Preston “P.J.” Dean 908 points 2011-2012 to 2014-2015 6. Dave Miller 904 points 1969-1970 to 1971-1972 T-7. Voyle “Buddy” Hartleroad 824 points 1992-1993 to 1994-1995 T-7. Brian Nuttle 824 points 1992-1993 to 1994-1995 9. Bruce Strock 818 points 1987-1988 to 1989-1990 10. Mike Lentz 798 points 2000-2001 to 2003-2004

11. Cade Willard 796 points 2013-2014 to 2016-2017 12. Mike Mack 747 points 1996-1997 to 1999-2000 13. Josh Lentz 737 points 1993-1994 to 1995-1996 14. Tom DePriest 727 points 1981-1982 to 1983-1984 15. Gary Rinard 722 points 1977-1978 to 1979-1980 16. Brad Beard 706 points 1984-1985 to 1986-1987 17. Jacob Thompson 704 points 2013-2014 to 2016-2017 18. Scott Cline 698 points 1987-1988 to 1989-1990 19. Cedric Hollabaugh 687 points 2003-2004 to 2006-2007 20. Dave Kandel 677 points 1975-1976 to 1976-1977

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Mon., Nov. 27 Against Central Noble at Angola 4:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 4 Against East Noble at Garrett 4:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 11 GARRETT AT BUTLER 4:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 18 Conference meet at Angola 4:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 8 Team sectional at Butler 4:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 13 Singles sectional at Auburn TBA Sat., Jan. 20 Regional meet TBA Sat., Jan. 27 Semi-state meet TBA Sat., Feb. 3 State finals TBA

Varsity Wrestling

Wawasee Invitational 9 a.m. * Mini Super Dual at Churubusco 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2 * NECC SUPER DUAL 9 a.m. Wed., Dec. 6 At FW North Side 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 14 WOODLAN 6:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 16 Carroll Super Dual 8:30 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 28 Tri-State Border Wars at Defiance, Ohio 9 a.m. Fri., Dec. 29 Tri-State Border Wars at Defiance, Ohio 9 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 4 * GARRETT 6:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 6 New Haven Invitational 9 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 11 * CENTRAL NOBLE 6:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 13 Elwood Invitational 9 a.m. Sat., Jan. 20 NECC meet at Fairfield TBA Sat., Jan. 27 Sectional at Carroll TBA Sat., Feb. 3 Regional at Carroll TBA Sat., Feb. 10 Semi-state At Fort Wayne TBA Fri., Feb. 16 State finals at Indianapolis TBA Sat., Feb.17 State finals at Indianapolis TBA

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Sixth-Grade Girls Basketball

Mon., Jan. 15 Wed., Jan. 17 Mon., Jan. 22 Sat., Jan. 27 Mon., Jan. 29 Wed., Jan. 31 Mon., Feb. 5 Wed., Feb. 7 Mon., Feb. 12 Tues., Feb. 13 Mon., Feb. 19 Wed., Feb. 21 Mon., Feb. 26

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At Montpelier, Ohio 6 p.m. WOODLAN 6 p.m. * At Garrett 6 p.m. * At Churubusco 6 p.m. * At Prairie Heights 6 p.m. LAKEWOOD PARK (old gym) 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 16 * LAKELAND 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 30 South Adams tournament 10 a.m. Tues., Jan. 2 At DeKalb 6 p.m. Fri., Jan. 5 * At Fairfield 6 p.m. Jan. 9-13 NECC tournament 6 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 11 NECC tourney consolation 6 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 11 JV at Lakewood Park 6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 13 JV tourney at Fremont 10 a.m. Tues., Jan. 16 * WEST NOBLE 6 p.m. Fri., Jan. 19 * CENTRAL NOBLE 6 p.m.

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Varsity Boys & Reserve Boys Basketball

Wed., Nov. 22 Sat., Nov. 25 Fri., Dec. 1 Tues., Dec. 5 Sat., Dec. 9

At Leo 6 p.m. At DeKalb 6 p.m. At Edgerton 6 p.m. BELLMONT 6 p.m. * PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 6 p.m. Tues., Dec. 12 LAKEWOOD PARK (old gym) 7:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 15 * At Lakeland 6 p.m. Tues., Dec. 19 SMITH ACADEMY FOR EXCELLENCE 6 p.m. Fri., Dec. 29 * At W. Noble 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 30 At Heritage 6 p.m. Fri., Jan. 5 * At Fairfield 6 p.m. Jan. 9-13 NECC tournament 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 11 JV at Lakewood Park 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 11 NECC consolation 7:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 13 JV TOURNAMENT 9 a.m. Fri., Jan. 19 * CENTRAL NOBLE 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 23 * FREMONT 6 p.m. Fri., Jan. 26 * WESTVIEW 6 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 1 * At Hamilton 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 9 * GARRETT 6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10 ADAMS CENTRAL 6 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 13 At Woodlan 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 16 * At Angola 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 23 * CHURUBUSCO 6 p.m. Feb. 27-March 3 Sectional at South Adams 6 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 29 GARRETT 5 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 30 At Lakewood Park 5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 6 At DeKalb 5 p.m.

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