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MENDOTA – Three Mendota Trojan baseball players were selected as Three Rivers Conference all-conference performers for the 2024 season.

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley youths have a chance to meet their on-court heroes and learn some game fundamentals during a youth camp hosted by Illinois Valley Community College’s Men’s Basketball program.

EARLVILLE - The Little Ten Conference softball coaches have selected the 2024 Little Ten All-Conference Softball Team.

BLOOMINGTON – The Illinois Coaches Association and the Shriners of Illinois will host the 50th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on Saturday, June 15 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. Kick-off for the 50th annual game is scheduled for 11 a.m.

MENDOTA – Four Mendota High School softball players were recognized with Three Rivers Conference all-conference honors for the 2024 season.

SAVOY – Mendota’s boys’ and girls’ bowling teams competed in the Brian Hodge Memorial Tournament on Jan. 6 at Savoy.

It was a rough weekend for the Mendota varsity boys’ basketball team as it was beaten by area rivals Princeton and LaSalle-Peru.

MENDOTA – Mendota had trouble shooting the basketball and Bureau Valley did not, which resulted in a lopsided 59-17 win for the Storm in Three Rivers Conference varsity girls’ basketball action on Jan. 4 at the MHS gym.

Princeton used a strong fourth quarter to claim a 49-40 victory over Mendota in a Three Rivers Conference sophomore boys’ basketball game on Jan. 5 at the Mendota gym.

AMBOY – Mendota wrestlers participated in the Amboy Junior Varsity Tournament on Jan. 6.

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will host two public meetings in Lee and Bureau counties to provide information about the recent detection of chronic wasting disease, its effect on free-ranging deer populations, and IDNR’s efforts to control the disease.

AMBOY – The Mendota Lady Trojans competed in the Amboy Holiday Tournament held Dec. 26-29. The squad finished in fourth place.

PLANO – The Mendota Trojans finished in 13th place in the Plano Christmas Classic held Dec. 27-30.

PLANO – The Mendota junior varsity boys’ basketball team finished in eighth place in the 16-team Plano Junior Varsity Christmas Classic.

Results from Mendota High School boys' bowling.

The Mendota Trojan wrestlers went up against five other teams in the Sandwich Dual Meet on Dec. 27.

MENDOTA – When contestants of the Mendota Sweet Corn Pageant are getting ready for the annual event, they are usually waiting for the summer to get over so they can go to college or are working shifts around their pageant schedule.

BLOOMINGTON – Illinois High School Association (IHSA) member schools approved 12 of 14 amendment proposals that appeared on the all-school ballot during the annual by-law referendum process that ended on Dec. 19, 2023.

MENDOTA – Justin Randolph, seated center, signs to play football at Greenville University in Greenville, Ill., next fall.

MENDOTA – When contestants of the Mendota Sweet Corn Pageant are getting ready for the annual event, they are usually waiting for the summer to get over so they can go to college or are working shifts around their pageant schedule.

BLOOMINGTON – Illinois High School Association (IHSA) member schools approved 12 of 14 amendment proposals that appeared on the all-school ballot during the annual by-law referendum process that ended on Dec. 19, 2023.

ROCK FALLS – Mendota’s sophomore boys’ basketball team took an early lead and maintained it throughout in posting a 55-46 triumph over Rock Falls in non-conference action on Dec. 21 at Rock Falls.

MENDOTA – Justin Randolph, seated center, signs to play football at Greenville University in Greenville, Ill., next fall.

ROCK FALLS – Mendota and Rock Falls played a tight first half before the Rockets pulled away in the second half to notch a 70-54 victory over the Trojans in a varsity boys’ basketball non-conference battle on Dec. 21 at Rock Falls.

The Mendota Trojan wrestlers took down Hall/Putnam County and lost to Orion in a triangular meet at Orion on Dec. 19.

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