Setting goals is something that everyone has done at some point in their life. This basketball season has been a season of goal-setting at Cherokee. The ultimate goal is always to win every game, but we’ve set short-term goals, as well. The junior high girls set two major goals this season: 1. to win their own tournament. 2. to win the district tournament. They fell short of their first goal, losing in the championship game. That was the day that two players ended up at the ER for two separate incidences, so we were thankful to be able to get 2nd. Their second goal played out this past weekend. They won their first game against Lohn by a narrow two-point margin. Their second game was against Menard, who had soundly defeated the girls earlier in the season. We knew it was going to be tough to go against a team that had beat us by 21 points, but the Lady Indians were determined to do their best—and their best is absolutely what they did! They took the lead and never looked back. It was without a doubt their best game of the entire season. The final score was 38-31, with a season record of 63% at the free throw line. The championship game was against Eden. The Lady Indians started out looking tired, but they quickly turned it around. The final score was 20-16, with another record of 67% at the free throw line, accomplished solely by Tori Morrison. Sophia Monroe and Morrison were the team’s top scorers with 28 points each in the tournament. The Indians fell short in their two games, but ended the season with a much improved team. It will be exciting to see what the Indians are able to accomplish next year. In high school action, the Indians and Lady Indians traveled to Eden last Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs. The Lady Indians won and the Indians narrowly lost. The Lady Indians are about to accomplish a goal as they are sitting in a great position to make the playoffs for the first time in several years. The Indians will need some crazy things to happen, but they too are not completely out of the playoff hunt. The Indians traveled to Rochelle on Tuesday to take on the Hornets. This was the girls’ final regular season game. The Indians will travel to Menard on Friday. The game will start at 6:30 p.m. The Indians’ final game of the regular season will be on February 14 when they will host Lometa. The Science Fair was held on February 1st. All students and parents need to be present at the PTC meeting on Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m. to receive their awards. Good luck to Sam Martin and Bobby Hamilton as they will participate in the district cross examination debate on Thursday.