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Hawks looking to do big things

(Tyler Curl, Gavin Tredennick & Trevin McCulloh on last week's Newsmakers show)

There has been an emphasis on transition during the first two weeks of practice for this year’s Prairie Central boys basketball team.

“We should be able to get the ball and go,” said PC senior Tyler Curl. “I think our transition is one of our best parts besides half-court offense.”

First year head coach Trevin McCulloh feels his Hawk team can push the tempo and get after people on the defensive end. He is excited to see the players own their roles and step up to be the competitors they have been at practice.

“Since last Wednesday, we’ve really stepped it up quite a bit on our conditioning side of it. Everybody is getting after it and we are really working hard to get better.”

The Hawks begin their 2023-24 basketball season this week at the 51st annual GCMS Thanksgiving Tourney in Gibson City. They’ll battle Armstrong-Potomac Monday at 6:30, Hoopeston Area Tuesday at 6:30, Fisher Friday at 4 and in the final rounds Saturday with the time to be determined.

“I’m very happy with where we are at,” noted Coach McCulloh.

“The goal is always Champaign. It always has been,” said Curl.

Following the Gibson City tourney, the Hawks have their home debut Tuesday, Nov. 28 against Dwight High School followed by a matchup against Tri-Valley High School, also at home, on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Fairbury News is once again your broadcast home for the Prairie Central Hawks with local TV and radio veteran Marc Strauss leading our play-by-play coverage with occasional help from Mike Norris and others. It is part of the Casson Media High School Sports Network, presented by Brandt and Bank of Pontiac.

You can follow the Lexington Minutemen on Route 24 Radio and the Pontiac Indians on Eye on Central Illinois.

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