For the first time since 2005, the Steelville High School varsity boys basketball team is heading to the state tournament. The Cardinals defeated Dixon in the championship game of the Class 3 District 9 tournament in Dixon on February 25 to claim the school’s fifth district championship and the first for Coach John Tolly.
It was a good night for the St. James Lady Tigers.
Senior forward Hannah Marcee notched her 1,000th career point in the third quarter as the Lady Tigers expanded their win streak to 10 games in a 67-28 win over the Hermann Lady Bearcats on Monday, Feb. 22.
The St. James High boys basketball squad had a quick turnaround, hitting the road to play the Owensville Dutchmen on Saturday, Feb. 20. St. James played its second game in 24 hours and came up short in a 63-35 loss.
After two weeks off due to the weather, the Cuba High School varsity girls basketball team returned to action on February 19 at Belle. The Lady Wildcats closed out their regular season Wednesday and will open play in the Class 4 District 9 tournament on Monday, March 1.
After being quarantined for the third time this season and missing another week due to the weather, the Cuba High School boys played their first games since January 29 on Saturday, hosting Belle for a pair of afternoon games.
With a 77-41 victory over Houston Tuesday night, the Steelville High School girls basketball team earned a chance to defend their district title. The top-seeded Lady Cardinals will take on Licking in the championship game at 6 p.m. Friday in Dixon.