Morganfield hits game-winner as Plainfield Central tops East in OT

By Scott Taylor Matthews Morganfield had the game-winning basket at the end of regulation for Plainfield Central to beat Plainfield East Friday at East. However, that basket was called off due to a charging foul called on Michael Hood. Morganfield and the Wildcats weren’t discouraged though as he had a second chance to win the game at the end of overtime and did it again, with a baseline shot with 1.9 seconds left for a 61-59 win. “I was nervous after the first one, I thought I had it,” Morganfield…

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Plainfield Central rallies past Minooka

By Scott Taylor Plainfield Central remained unbeaten in the Southwest Prairie Conference after a 36-27 win over Minooka Wednesday evening in Plainfield. The Wildcats trailed 21-9 at one point but four pins in a five match stretch changed the outcome of the match as the higher weight classes pulled through. “We rely a lot on our upper weights,” Central coach Ryan West said. “We have some good guys down low, but we have some guys up high that we’ve relied on this year. We always talk about sticking with the…

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Plainfield’s Hyland advances to Elite Eight at Lewis.

By Scott Taylor In just her second season at Lewis University, Elizabeth Hyland helped the Flyers take the next step as a volleyball team. And, it was a big one. The Flyers, seeded third in the Great Lakes Region, lost one set in three regional matches, including finishing off the top seed and host school, Ferris State, 3-0 in the championship. “I have never gone that far, so it was a cool experience,” Hyland said. “We worked really hard all year and in the summer. We also love playing with…

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Shook competes in Under Armour All-American game; ready for Texas

By Scott Taylor Plainfield Central’s Ashley Shook concluded her illustrious high school career recently by being one of 24 high school players to compete in the Under Armour All-America Match in Columbus, OH on Dec. 16. “It was awesome,” Shook said. “It meant a lot. The teams I have played on have been successful and it helped me be successful. It was an honor and I was happy to play and represent my school and town.” Shook was on the East squad, which lost 3-0 to the West squad and…

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Bonomo, Wildcats start fast, fall to Oswego East

By Scott Taylor Zach Bonomo hit four first half three pointers, but it wasn’t enough for Plainfield Central in a 65-53 loss to Oswego East Friday. Bonomo hit three three-pointers in the first quarter alone as the Wildcats jumped out to a 21-15 lead after the first quarter. “Zach is our best spot up shooter,” Plainfield Central coach Steve Lamberti said. “He normally gets one or two a game and it was nice to see him go off a little bit. With our offense, anyone on our team should be…

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Plainfield North pulls away late, tops Plainfield Central

By Scott Taylor Plainfield North outscored Plainfield Central Tuesday night 10-1 in the fourth quarter in a 37-23 win at Central. The Tigers led 27-22 after three quarters and that was the score early in the fourth quarter when the game’s turning point took place. The Wildcats missed a pair of free throws that could have made it a one possession game. On the other end the Tigers missed a shot but Lauren Higgins picked up her own miss and was fouled on a shot. She sunk both free throws…

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