Saturday, February 23, 2019

Spartans bring home hardware


Ella Armstrong dribbles the ball against Hillsboro.
Ella Armstrong attacks the paint during the waning minutes of SJO's third place game against Hillsboro at the IHSA State Basketball Finals on Saturday. Fueled by a 28-point performance from senior teammate Bree Trimble, the Spartans will bring home the program's first state trophy after defeating the Hiltoppers, 68-53. (PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)



Friday, February 22, 2019

Second Time Almost A Charm


SJO's Payton Vallee challenges Teutopolis' Lexie Niebrugge for the ball.
Payton Vallee challenges Teutopolis' Lexie Niebrugge for the ball in the second half of their Class 2A state semifinal game on Friday evening. Despite an outstanding first half against the Wooden Shoes, the Spartans fell 50-31 and advanced to the division's third place game. SJO will face Hillsboro in Redbird Arena at 5:30pm on Saturday. (PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)