Sandburg Shootout

A must-see event for diehard high school hoops fans, the inaugural Sandburg Shootout will take place Jan. 5, 2019, at John M. Lewis Gymnasium and feature six boys basketball games between teams from all over central Illinois.

2019 Sandburg Shootout Schedule

  • 1 p.m. — Erie/Prophetstown vs. United
  • 2:30 p.m. — Illini Central vs. Knoxville
  • 4 p.m. — Peoria High vs. United Township
  • 5:30 p.m. — Tremont vs. Wethersfield
  • 7 p.m. — Farmington vs. Deer Creek-Mackinaw
  • 8:30 p.m. — Peoria Heights vs. Galva

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and will be available at the door. Admission is good for all six games.

The field includes two teams ranked in the first Associated Press poll of the season (Class 1A No. 5 Wethersfield and Class 2A No. 10 Dee-Mack), two others that received votes (Farmington in 2A and Illini Central in 1A), two reigning regional champions (Wethersfield and Dee-Mack) and a supersectional qualifier from last season (Dee-Mack).

The slate features a rematch of last year’s regional championship game between Farmington and Dee-Mack that saw the Chiefs pull out a one-point victory over the Farmers.

For more information, contact Chargers men's basketball coach Ryan Twaddle at or 309.341.5245.

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