Peoria Notre Dame girls basketball is full of Christmas cheer during the quick break in their season. The Irish are 11-1 to start the season behind a stifling defense, balanced offensive attack, and sophomore guard Mya Wardle.
In boys basketball, Metamora beat Normal U-High 67-47, Morton knocked off Olympia 59-20, Illini Bluffs took down Peoria Heights 51-35, while Bloomington Central Catholic fell to Pleasant Plains 67-59 in overtime.
Normal West standout tight end Max Ziebarth signed with Illinois State University and Metamora standout girls basketball player Brooklyn Marshall put pen to paper as she signed with Olivet Nazarene University.
In boys basketball, Peoria Notre Dame beat Peoria Manual, Metamora defeated Dunlap, and Morton scored a big win over Washington in overtime. In girls play. Morton cruised to a win over Brimfield, Washington defeated Eureka, Peoria Notre Dame knocked off Normal Community, and Peoria High got a win against Normal West.