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Beyers, Hamilton and Panthers power past Lincoln for 19th straight victory

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Editor The Pana girls basketball team hosted 2021-’22 season rival Lincoln for a non-conference matchup. Non-conference rival? That’s correct. The Railsplitters handed the Panthers their only loss on the season way back on November 26, 2021 during the Pana Thanksgiving Tournament. Determined not to lose at home to the same team…

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Schenn, Barbashev score twice in Blues’ 5-3 win over Preds

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brayden Schenn and Ivan Barbashev each had two goals and two assists as the St. Louis Blues came from behind to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Monday night. Ryan O’Reilly added a goal and two assists in the first meeting between the teams since they played back-to-back games in February 2020.…

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Peebles scores 22 in Pana’s 58-46 win over Tornadoes

(LICHFIELD) — Senior Devon Peebles scored 22 points for the Pana Panthers and led all scorers as the boys team upended county rival Taylorville, 58-46, in a very physical game at the Litchfield Invitational Tournament. It was the 18th straight win for the Panthers. Pana dashed out to a 23-11 first quarter lead, led by…

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Stefanovic, No. 4 Purdue top No. 17 Illinois in double OT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Sasha Stefanovic scored 22 points,includingago-ahead 3 at the start of double overtime that sent No. 4 Purdue over No. 17 Illinois 96-88 on Monday. Illinois guards Andre Curbelo and Alfonso Plummermadebasketsinthe final seconds of regulation and the first overtime before the Boilermakers (15-2, 4-2 Big Ten) broke away. Purdue hit four…

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Stafford propels Rams past Cardinals 34-11 in playoff rout

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Rams had a 20-point lead on Arizona with 4 1/2 minutes left at raucous SoFi Stadium. Matthew Stafford’s 13-year quest for his first playoff victory was all but complete after Los Angeles’ dominant performance on both sides of the ball. The quarterback still took off running on third-and- long through…

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Pana Basketball

PANA — Tonight’s Pana girls basketball game versus Lincoln will include “Orange Out” and admission will be a donation to the Helton Family, in remembrance of basketball official Troy Helton. There is a freshman game starting at 6:00 p.m., followed by the varsity contest. Pana has an 18 game winning streak going. The last time…

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Tornadoes open up tourney play with win over defending Purple Panthers

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Editor LITCHFIELD — The Taylorville Tornadoes opened up pool play in the Litchfield boys basketball tournament on Monday. The team faced off against the home team, Litchfield Panthers. The game was a good introduction to the week long tournament with both teams playing physical and scrappy. Taylorville came out on top…

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China cites coronavirus on packaging, despite doubts abroad

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and elsewhere, despite doubts among overseas health experts that the virus can be transmitted via packaging. The State Post Bureau said it has ordered stronger measures to ventilate and disinfect sites where items…

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TJHS volleyball faces Chatham

TAYLORVILLE – The TJHS volleyball team took on Chatham in a regular season match on Thursday night. The 7th grade lost in two matches but the 8th grade Tornadoes got revenge just right after beating Chatham also in just two games, 25-16 and 25-20. 7th Grade Team STATS: 10 Kills, 1 Block and 1 Ace 8th Grade…

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