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Hart volleyball team competes for state title

The James Hart Panthers volleyball team is going to the state championship this weekend.

The team had a 10-0 record to advance to the regional match against Flossmoor's Parker Junior High. After that win, the team won in sectionals against Chicago Heights Middle School. The state tournament opens Friday with the Hart team competing against Taylorville Junior High School. The match will be at Mahomet-Weymour High School.

The winners of that Friday match will advance to the quarterfinal round on Saturday morning. The state champions will be decided in a matchup that afternoon.

Going to state this . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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