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Thursday night at the Hazen High School gym, the Washburn Cardinals Boys Basketball team took the floor against the Shiloh Skyhawks for a championship game that will go into the books as one of the most exciting in Region 5 history.

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Having already long secured their number one district seed and the resulting first round bye, the Washburn girls basketball team still had some challenges left for the final week of the regular season.

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The phrase most associated with the post-season is ‘Go Big or Go Home’.

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The greatest strength for the Washburn boys basketball team is the ability for almost all their players to pull up for a big long-range shot.

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February 1, 2012

Washburn thumps Garrison

There haven’t been many teams able to compete with the Washburn girls basketball team this year.

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It may be the dead of winter, but water levels of Lake Audubon remain fresh on the minds of cabin and landowners who live around the lake.

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The Washburn boys basketball team faced a difficult three-day stretch last week, playing three games in three days.

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Going into last weekend’s McLean County Tournament, the returning champion Washburn Cardinals were looking to repeat as the first place team by the time the smoke cleared on Saturday night.

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Many teams take a break from competition during the holiday season, but the Miner girls’ basketball team was out there adding games to their win column before the arrival of the new year.

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The Washburn Cardinal Basketball teams took part in their first double-header game of the year against Underwood last week and both the boys and girls teams saw similar success in their matchups.

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