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A week after beating the Greenville Comets 3-0 in the Panther Classic, the Hillsboro girls soccer team scored another victory over the Comets, this time in conference play. Two first-half goals … more
Nokomis senior B.J. Chausse allowed just three hits as the Redskins picked up their fifth win in as many chances with a 3-1 victory over Greenville on Thursday, April 5. Chausse would give up one … more
One of the regular softball umpires has mentioned starting a petition to switch softball and football seasons, since it's been so cold this spring and seemed to be so hot last football season. The … more
The Hillsboro boys tennis team picked up their first win of the season on Thursday, April 5, with an 8-1 victory over Granite City. The Toppers would score five wins in singles play, then finished … more
The weather was colder than football weather (32 degrees at 7:45 p.m. at the Security Bank in Coffeen on the trip home) and the score was football-like, but Hillsboro won 16-11 on Friday afternoon, … more
Nine boys and five girls from Montgomery County played for the East Squad at the 16th Annual Carlinville Rotary All-Star Games on Sunday, March 25, which pitted some of the area's best players … more
"The biggest detriment to playing baseball in the early spring in central Illinois can be the weather," says Captain Obvious; those words have seldom been more true than they are in 2018. Of the … more
The Litchfield boys and girls track teams would be in Pana on Wednesday, March 28, for a triangular meet with conference foes Pana and Staunton. The LHS boys would finish first in the meet with 56 … more
At the University of Louisville, Reid Detmers, a freshman lefty for the Cardinals, has yet to taste defeat. In 22 innings of work, Detmers has a 1-0 record and a 4.50 earned run average. He has … more
After several rainouts, the Lady Hiltoppers finally continued their season with three games on Saturday, March 31. The Toppers started their day off playing Havana High School. Kai Hanner started … more
It's four games into the 2018 season and the Nokomis baseball team is still undefeated. The latest mark in the win column came on Saturday, March 31, as the Redskins dodged rain drops long enough … more
It has been a wet start to the season, but the Hillsboro High School track teams finally made it outdoors on Saturday, March 31, for the Greenville Invitational. Despite scattered showers throughout … more
Thanks to the all-weather turf of Lenz field in Jacksonville, the Morrisonville baseball team finally got back on the field on Wednesday, March 28. The Mohawks would make the most of their rare … more
Mother Nature necessitated a change of venue, but the Lincolnwood and Nokomis softball teams did square off on Saturday, March 31, in Raymond. The two teams did their best to escape the rain, but it … more
Purdue University-Northwest and Litchfield graduate Tessa Steffens, PU-Northwest's starting shortstop, have at times had their tough spots. But, lately, both have shown signs of rebounding. Even … more
Victory can warm the cockles of one's heart, almost making unbearable weather conditions at least tolerable when the setting is early spring baseball in central Illinois. When Hillsboro lost to … more
In one way, it was appropriate that the Hillsboro and Litchfield girls soccer teams ended up sharing the title of champions of this year's Purple Panther Soccer Classic after wet weather laid waste … more
For a few more months, Zack Wieland will be sitting behind a desk at Nokomis High School listening to someone else teach. In time though, Wieland hopes to be the one doing the teaching. "I'm … more
The Hillsboro girls soccer team picked up their fourth victory of the season on Monday, March 26, beating Taylorville 2-0 to get their run at the Litchfield Purple Panther Classic off to a good … more
Six Nokomis High School student-athletes were among those earning first team honors in this year's Prairie State Conference all-conference list, which is selected by the Prairie State boys and girls … more
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