WJBC High School Basketball


High school basketball coverage on WJBC is sponsored by CEFCU! Throughout the basketball season will will bring you play-by-play coverage from schools around the area.

Tentative game schedule (subject to change):

  • Friday, Jan. 26: Boys Peoria High vs. Normal Community (coverage starts at 5:50pm)
  • Friday, Feb. 2: Boys Springfield Lanphier vs. U-High (coverage at 6:50pm)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6: Boys Prairie Central vs. Central Catholic (coverage at 6:50pm)
  • Friday, Feb. 16: Boys Normal Community vs. Normal West (coverage at 6:50pm)

High school basketball on WJBC is sponsored by CEFCU, Heller Ford, ReMax Rising Realtor Tracy Patkunas, Jackson Hewitt, O’Brien Hyundai, Heller Motors, Covenant Plumbing, Bank of Pontiac, Land of Lincoln Credit Union, Floor Coverings International, Country Financial Representative Steve Petersen, Direct Travel, Ginzkey Law Office, Gill Street Sports Bar & Restaurant, McLean County Unit 5 and Synergy Home Care.


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