Former Mendota star Jacobs is rewarded for his play with call to the IBCA Hall of Fame

MENDOTA – Rick Jacobs could do it all on the basketball court – run, jump, pass, defend, score, shoot the three. Wait, the three-point shot wasn’t in existence when Jacobs was a star for the Mendota Trojans from 1968-1971.

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Byron, Marquette deal setbacks to Trojans

Byron shot the lights out from three-point land and rolled over Mendota, 78-56, in a non-conference varsity boys’ basketball encounter on Dec. 1 at Byron.

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Six MHS wrestlers earn medals at Princeton Tournament

Mendota lost both ends of a triangular wrestling meet at Morrison on Nov. 29.

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Strong 2nd half carries Lady Trojans over St. Bede

Mendota and St. Bede locked up in a tight battle with the Lady Trojans pulling out a 46-43 win in Three Rivers Conference action on Dec. 1 at Peru.

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Reporter sports editor honored with HOF selection

MENDOTA – When Kip Cheek took a job with The Mendota Reporter in 1984 he didn't know what it would bring.

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Trojan sophomores win 3 straight to claim Seneca Tourney title

SENECA – Mendota’s sophomore boys’ basketball team won three straight games to capture first place in the Seneca Tournament held Nov. 25-26.

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Trojans take 5th place in Seneca Tourney

SENECA – Mendota won two of four games and finished in fifth place in the Seneca Thanksgiving Tournament.

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MHS girls fall in conference opener

Mendota could never recover from a slow start and dropped a 53-23 decision to Ottawa Marquette in varsity girls’ basketball action on Nov. 22 at Ottawa.

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Wrestlers go 1-1 in triangular

AMBOY – Mendota’s wrestlers opened the season by splitting a triangular meet at Amboy on Nov. 22.

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MHS bowlers have good week

Results from Mendota High School bowling matches.

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Deer harvest totals given for first firearm season

SPRINGFIELD – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 52,354 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season Nov. 18-20.

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