Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, sports, opinion and more. The Bureau County Republican is published Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! With bcralerts, get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device or by e-mail.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Keep up with what's going on in your community by reading the bcrbriefs. This easy to read synopsis of today's news will be emailed directly to you Tuesday through Saturday at no charge. Sign up today!
Local

Lady Lions post first win in LTC

The LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lions notched their first win of the season Monday, defeating Leland/Earlville 45-32 in the opening night of the Little Ten Conference Tournament at Ottawa Marquette.

“This was a big win. The girls played as a team,” L/O coach Dick Gross said.

“Shiela Browning led all scorers with 17 points and L/O teammate Kaitlyn Hughes turned in a double-double with 12 points and 20 rebounds. Other contributors were Stefanie Ridge (7) and Myrah Graham (6), who contributed 13 points, and Elizabeth Geuther (14 rebounds).

Newark 57, L/O 30: Browning had 10 points and Graham nine as the Lady Lions fell to the top-seeded Norsemen Tuesday. No. 4 Indian Creek needed overtime to trip No. 5 Somonauk 48-45 Tuesday.

• TCC girls: No. 3 seed Ottawa Marquette worked its home court magic in Bader Gym Monday, defeating No. 2 seed Putnam County 49-43. The Cru rallied from a 21-9 second-quarter deficit behind Alice Salt (15) and Marissa Gama (13), who combined for 28 points.

PC was led by Carly Gonet (12) and Daniela Pavlovich (11).

Marquette will face top-seeded Peoria Christian, a 51-28 winner over No. 4 R-B/LW, in Thursday’s championship game at 8 p.m. Christian was a 52-26 winner when the teams met in late November.

PC and R-B/LW will meet at 6:30 p.m. for third place.

Boys’ basketball

St. Bede 68, Roanoke-Benson 60: The Bruins rode the 1-2 punch of Joe Pyszka (16 points) and Brad Groleau (15) to a conference win on the road Tuesday.

Freshmen basketball

Princeton 51, St. Bede 45: Skye Behrends had 15 points and Levi Bates 11 for the Tigers on Tuesday. Max Moskalwicz led the Bruins with 11.

Junior high basketball

SRC Tournament: The Princeton Logan Lions beat Spring Valley JFK 59-32 in Thursday’s semifinals the Starved Rock Conference Tournament at Streator. Josh Reinhardt led Logan with 17 points and Christian Parry added 12.

The undefeated Lions will play Ottawa at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for the championship, looking to send longtime coach Rick Kamrath into a happy retirement. Ottawa was a 35-32 winner over Mendota.

Loading more