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CHICAGO — Zach LaVine believes he needs to be a dependable fourth-quarter scorer for the Chicago Bulls to have success.

On Friday December 6 the 8th grade Stew-Stras junior high girls basketball team beat St. Anthony, 28-20. Ella Kinkelaar had 15 points in the win.

The Shelbyville Ram girls basketball team (7-4) took on the undefeated Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Bobcats (8-0) on Monday night and challenged them into the final frame, before losing 70-63.

The last name of a Windsor/Stew-Stras basketball coach, Bob Lockart, was spelled wrong in the basketabll preview section published on Tuesday. The Shelbyville Daily Union regrets the error.

Okaw Valley basketball had the upper hand against the Tuscola Warriors the first 3 quarters of the game on Saturday. In the 4th quarter, Tuscola returned the favor, erasing a 9-point deficit with a 21-9 run, winning, 61-58.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears hadn't run well or passed effectively much of the season against better defenses before quarterback Mitchell Trubisky did both with surprising effectiveness Thursday night in a 31-24 win over the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys.

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle missed a free throw with 0.1 seconds left, sending New York to a 104-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night in the Knicks' first game since firing coach David Fizdale.

Friday and Saturday saw two Ram 8th grade wins. Shelbyville 8th grade basketball held off a late charge from Central A&M on Friday, winning 36-32. They hit Monticello early and often on Saturday, 40-18. Ram 7th also won Saturday, beating Monty, 28-20.

On Friday the historic Findlay gymnasium was the scene of the crime. The Okaw Valley boys basketball team jumped on Shelbyville from the opening tip and never let up, winning going away, 64-46.

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Shelbyville Ram wrestling was 2 points away from sweeping on opening night, but had to settle for a split. Shelbyville beat Litchfield, 46-33. Shelby got edged by Cumberland, 42-40.

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The state runner-up Central A&M Raider football team (13-1) and their speed an agility was untouchable this year for 13 games, until they met State Champ Lena-Winslow. It is reflected in their stats.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City junior high boys basketball swept out the Windsor gym on Tuesday night. The CHBC 7th beat Windsor/Stew-Stras, 40-17, and CHBC 8th beat Windsor/Stew-Stras, 37-26.

The Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchets had an impressive 2nd place showing in the CHBC Thanksgiving Tourney on Saturday. Neoga finished 3rd from the other side of the bracket. They played on Monday and the Indians dulled the Hatchets, 40-30.

Okaw Valley girls basketball (2-7) came off a tough Pana Tourney last weekend to face St. Anthony invading Bethany. The T’Wolves were bested by the Bulldogs, 46-40.

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Shelbyville put on a double whammy on South Fork Kincaid on Monday night. The Rams ran past the Ponies, 60-27.

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After emerging from the Pana tourney on Saturday with a pair of wins and a redemptive 5th place finish, Central A&M girls basketball set a pace just ahead of Arcola on Monday night to win, 53-44.

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The Central A&M Raider girls basketball team had a rough start this season without post player Channing Reed. However, they finished the Pana Thanksgiving Tourney strong.

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IUPUI junior setter Rebecca Schlechte and Senior Haley Hoffman were named to the Horizon League Volleyball All-Academic Team, the league announced on November 19. The two Jaguars were voted on to the team by the league’s Faculty Athletics Representatives.

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Windsor/Stew-Stras beat Ramsey on Day 1 of the tourney, 47-35. Windsor/Stew-Stras also beat Meridian, 50-37, and WSS beat Dieterich, 57-42. That out them them in the championship game on Saturday, against CHBC.

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The Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Bobcats won their own Thanksgving Tourney on Saturday, holding off Windsor/Stew-Stras in the title game, 41-33.

Central A&M had post presence Channing Reed back and the difference was marked. They destroyed Argenta on Monday, 57-14.

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Okaw Valley girls basketball established a slight edge in the first 3 quarters and stayed strong at the end to hold off Arthur Okaw Christian on Tuesday, 49-43.

In the first day of the CHBC Thanksgiving Tournament, both Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City and Windsor/Stew-Stras notched wins. CHBC beat Cumberland, 56-23, and WSS beat Ramsey, 47-35.

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In an evenly matched season-opener on Tuesday, the Ram boys basketball team nipped Hillsboro in overtime on a buzzer-beater, 77-74.

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The Shelbyville girls basketball team was handling Arthur-Lovington/Atwood Hammond on Monday night, but fouls and free throws ended up costing them the game, 48-41.

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The Shelbyville girls basketball team (3-2) won three of their first four games this season.

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Focused, competitive, serious, the Windsor/Stew-Stras 2nd baseman was a top recruit for the Lake Land Laker softball program. After considering other programs, Windsor senior Ava Bennett signed close to home.

The Central A&M football team is headed back to the IHSA Class A State Football Championship game this weekend and will play Lena-Winslow. A&M beat Athens in the quarterfinals on Saturday, 35-21.

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After a loss in the Pana Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday, the Central A&M Raiders squeezed a win past the Williamsville Bullets on Saturday, 54-52.

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The Shelbyville 8th grade boys basketball team is ahead of the curve. However, on Thursday they were smacked by Maroa, 35-25.

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The Central A&M Raider girls basketball team went into the annual Pana Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday and took another loss. They lost to CHBC by 5 on opening night, 45-40. They lost to Pana, 50-33.

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In the latest episode of CHBC v. Central A&M varsity girls basketball, Thursday night, it was a see-saw battle. This time CHBC came out on top, 44-40.

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Shelbyville 8th grade boys basketball went to Sullivan on Tuesday and barely escaped with a win. When the closer than necessary game ended and the smoke cleared, the Rams were ahead by 2 points on the scoreboard, 37-35.

DECATUR, Illinois—Millikin University seniors wide receiver Jordan Smith (Shelbyville, H.S.) was named to the 2019 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) All-Conference Football Team announced on November 20.

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Shelbyville Mpoulton girls basketball pulled off a sweep on Tuesday night. The Ram 7th beat Arthur, 33-26, and the Ram 8th won, 30-8.

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Okaw Valley girls basketball bounced back from an opening night loss, by being better than Meridian on Tuesday, 53-43.

The Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchet girls basketball team was dulled by the Cerro Gordo Bement Broncos in their season opener on Tuesday, losing 33-19.

The Shelbyville girls basketball team had quickness and defense and scored almost 50 points to open the season as they went to Okaw Valley on Monday and won by 20, 49-29.

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Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City girls basketball opened the season once again with a win over South Central. On Monday, the Bobcats bludgeoned the Cougars out of the gate and settled in for a 27-point victory, 64-37.

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Shelbyville volleyball was suppose to be a chemistry project this year with no stars, as they rebuilt. New head coach Jamie Watson and “star” senior hitter Kyleigh Marty changed all that.

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On Friday, Shelbyville Moulton girls basketball won and lost . The Ram 7th lost to Monticello, 27-12. Ram 8th won, 32-9.

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Shelbyville Moulton boys basketball hosted Clinton in a twin-bill matinee on Saturday. The Ram 7th grade lost, 29-22. The Ram 8th won, 36-32.

The Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City jr. high Bobcats opened at home hosted Stew-Stras on Thursday night and the rural rivals split.

After taking second place in the Nokomis 8th grade tourney to start the season, the Shelbyville Ram 8th grade go a leg up on Arcola on Thursday and bucked the Riders, 38-21.

CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White waited as Roy Williams walked up the court. Williams playfully bowed in front of his former guard and then gave him a hug before taking off.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears took a big step toward the NFC North championship and their first playoff appearance since 2010 when they shut down Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams last year at Soldier Field.

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William F. Burke, 88, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.