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    Troy Barton’s time as the head coach of the Carbondale Community boys’ basketball team started on a Thursday in May and ended on a Thursday in March, as it was announced Barton would be resigning from the position he’d held for a year.

    OKAWVILLE — Junior Reid Harriss etched his name into Steeleville basketball lore Friday when he made the game-winning free throw with 20 seconds left and the defense forced a turnover a few seconds later as the Warriors came from behind and held on to defeat Christopher, 32-31, in the champi…

    CARTERVILLE — The Nashville boys’ basketball team jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first half of Friday’s overtime thriller in the Class 2A Carterville Sectional final, but had to erase a six-point deficit in the final four minutes of regulation to ensure their 47-45 victory over Breese …


    HIGHLAND — Marion threw an early punch that landed square on the proverbial jaw of East St. Louis, but the Flyers hit back in a big way Wednesday night and drubbed the Wildcats, 66-35, in a semifinal game of the Highland Class 3A Sectional.

    CARTERVILLE — Nashville led by one with 38.6 seconds remaining, added two free throws and weathered a last second 3-point attempt that would have sent the game into overtime, for a 33-30 win over Murphysboro in the second semifinal of the Class 2A Carterville boys basketball sectional Wednes…

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