Channahon Jr. High Boys' Basketball Teams Travel to the State Tournament!

Celebration of Victory already gained and hopefully to come!

What makes you proud to go to school where you go or did go? 

What makes me proud to be a Channahon Indian is the equality of everything. Not only that, but also that both the seventh AND eighth grade boys’ basketball teams went and are going to the STATE tournament! Go boys!

Also having wonderful seasons are the  seventh and eighth grade Scholastic Bowl teams (7th=6-0, 8th=5-1)(I’m part of the 7th grade team), and the Math team should have a good start on Monday, February 13, against the always-a-rival, Minooka Junior High (part of this, too)

Now back to basketball. Another awesome feature of the basketball teams is that the sectionals game were both held on OUR HOME COURT!!! A true home court advantage!

The seventh graders finished third in the STATE! (If you hadn’t figured it out already, I’m pretty excited!) 

At the junior high, whenever a team, athletic or academic, goes to state or the equivalent of state, we have an assembly and then form the Championship Tunnel in the hall. 

The percussion section of the band marches in front of the team and plays that year’s cadence. This is the short song before the normal song in the parade.

The team follows the percussion and slaps everyone’s hands. It’s really cool and we get out of class!

Continuing on about the seventh graders, they were undefeated until the second game last Saturday. Our tallest player is about six feet one inch. The other team’s tallest was probably somewhere around six five. Yeah! NO JOKE! It was a close game.

On Thursday of this week, the seventh graders went back to Normal-Kingsley, where the other games were held. With seven seconds left, the other team received a technical foul. 

Jonathan Butler was chosen by seventh grade science teacher coach Kirk Lange to shoot the free throws to accompany the technical (foul). 

At that point, Channahon was down by one point. Butler sank both shots scoring the winning two points for the Indians!!!!!! We came away with the third place win by one point!! 

The trophy is being temporarily being displayed in Lange’s classroom, along with the regional and sectional champion plaques. 

Everything will eventually be hung up in the hallways and put in a display case in the front entrance of the school. The seventh graders are also Illinois Valley Conference (IVC) Champions. 

The eight graders went to their state tournament on Saturday, February 11. They played in Stanford, Il at 10:00 AM. They are 23-2 this year. Throughout sixth, seventh, and eighth grade they have only lost three times and it has never been on home soil! 

Good luck to all teams, athletic and academic!

Go Indians! “We say Channahon! You say Indians! Channahon! Indians! We say Red! You say white! Red! White! We say Number! You say One! Number! One! We say Fire! You say Up! Fire! Up! Channahon Indians, Red, White, Fire Up, Number One!” A cheer from the always-cheering cheerleaders lead by Jenny Matuszewski, a teacher at the junior high and Molly Rafter, the junior high social worker.

What makes you proud to go to school where you go or did go? Let us know (please!) in the comments!

Go Indians!

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Abby Holloway February 20, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Abby Holloway February 20, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Abby Holloway February 20, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Abby Holloway February 20, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Abby Holloway February 20, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Unfourtanetly, I couldn't go the state games for either team, but I know they all gave their all. I love basketball and being an Indian. Go Channahon Indians!


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