Trail Blazers’ season ends in unfamiliar territory with loss in Region 24 quarterfinals

John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt and the Trail Blazers had their season end Wednesday night with a 93-86 loss to Spoon River in the Region 24 Tournament quarterfinals. | Matt Schuckman photo

CANTON, Ill. — The dark ride home gave John Wood Community College men’s basketball Brad Hoyt to accept there will be no tomorrow, at least not for this year’s team. “The reality has sunk in,” Hoyt said. “You get spoiled.” For the first time in six years, the Trail Blazers won’t play for the Region…

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JWCC men’s monumental second-half rally falls short in Region 24 title game loss to Parkland

From left to right, John Wood Community College's Daylon Dalton, Jarvis Jennings and Brandon Kracht console each other following an 80-75 loss to Parkland in the Region 24 championship game Sunday in Springfield, Ill. Matt Schuckman photo

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Jarvis Jennings struggled with the words that could accurately depict all the emotions tugging at his heart and soul. He didn’t need to speak. His eyes said everything. Glassed over by tears and saddened by the finality of it all, Jennings and the John Wood Community College men’s basketball team fought like…

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