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Lady Cougars fall to PORTA

By Kent Coultas PORTA/A-C Central led by 11 points after one quarter and beat West Central 48-24 in girls’ basketball Nov. 22 at Winchester. Vickie McGee made a three-point basket, and the Cougars (1-1) trailed just 4-3 early in the game. PORTA/A-C Central scored 11 of the next 12 points and led 15-4 after one…

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Cougars take fifth at Beardstown

By Kent Coultas Zach Evans scored 32 points to lead West Central to a 71-60 win over Beardstown Nov. 27 in the fifth-place game of the Beardstown Thanksgiving Tournament. Evans and Tysyn Mast each made the All-Tournament team. Peyton Hartley made a three-point basket at the buzzer, and the Cougars led 15-13 after one quarter.…

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Two Cougars receive All-State recognition by IHSFCA

  Submitted photos Lathan Barnett, linebacker/running back for the West Central Cougars and Ryan Moore, running back and defensive lineman, also for the Cougars have received honorable mention by the Illnois High School Football Coaches Association.

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Cougars honored at season’s end banquet

By Kent Coultas West Central’s football was honored at its team banquet Nov. 9 at the Winchester American Legion. The Cougars finished 6-4 and qualified for the IHSA playoffs for the sixth time. They also were ranked as high as No. 4 in the Associated Press Class 1A poll during the season. West Central head…

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Lady Cougars take second in St. John’s Tournament

By Carmen Ensinger The seventh grade Lady Cougars advanced to the Championship game of the St. John’s tournament on Friday evening taking on the St. John’s Lady Redbirds for first place in the tournament. At the end of the evening, they took home second place, falling to the Lady Redbirds 28-27. The Lady Cougars had…

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Lady Cougars narrowly lose to Redbirds

The West Central 7th grade Lady Cougars played in the championship game of the St. John’s Tournament last Friday evening in Carrollton. The Lady Cougars went up against the host Lady Redbirds suffering a heartbreaking loss in the last two minutes of the game 28-27.

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