Hillsboro High Sports
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The Hillsboro High School track team opened up the 2024 season with a bang on Saturday, March 2, at the Rushville-Industry Invite at King Fieldhouse on the campus of Illinois College in Jacksonville. … more
The 2023-24 basketball season was one of contrasts-low points (the home 53-21 loss to Pana in the first conference game of the season) was the lowest to me because as the Panthers’ season … more
With three 20-win teams and one of the closest championship races one could imagine, the 2023-24 girls basketball season was another great one in the South Central Conference. And with just four … more
Three players from the co-conference champion Litchfield boys basketball team and two players from Hillsboro were among the 18 players honored as all-conference selections by the South Central … more
The temperatures may be going up and down outside, but the Hillsboro High School track team will be heating things up indoors on Saturday, March 2, as they open up their season at Illinois College in … more
The Hillsboro High School Bass Fishing Club, established in 2019 by several students who sought and received board approval, has grown to have a dozen members, several volunteer coaches and many … more
Sadly for Hillsboro coaches, players, and fans, the seedings for the North Mac Regional proved to be correct, at least during play Monday night, Feb. 19, when the eighth seeded Hiltoppers fell to the … more
Of the 116 wrestlers who started the Class 1A postseason in the 165-pound weight class, only 16 were able to make it to state. Of those 16, half lost, with half of that number losing for a second … more
A strong start in both the first and second halves helped Gillespie score their first regional championship since 2012 on Friday, Feb. 16, as the Miners defeated Hillsboro 59-45 in the title game at … more
Prior to the start of the Hillsboro at Greenville end-of-the-regular-season basketball game, the odds seemed stacked in the Comets’ favor. They had defeated the Toppers 51-39 in the Kaskaskian … more
The Auburn girls basketball program has had a fair amount of success in the past, including three 20-win seasons in the last seven years with an average of 18-wins per season (not including the COVID … more
It hadn’t happened before this season, so Feb. 13 was a red letter day for a Hillsboro’s boys’ basketball program as the young men swept a triple header from the visiting Piasa … more
The COVID pandemic may keep Zander Wells from 100 wins in his prep wrestling career, but nothing was going to stop the Hillsboro High School senior from a trip to state. On Saturday, Feb. 10, … more
The regular season finale between Hillsboro and Greenville on Thursday, Feb. 8, is a pretty good example of what the South Central Conference has been in girls basketball any year. With four teams … more
Litchfield may not have won on senior night, Thursday, Feb. 8, but it wasn’t due to a lack of effort or the performance of their lone senior. Emma Diveley, daughter of Charles and Shannon … more
If one likes a close athletic contest, the place to be on   Friday night, Feb. 9, was in the North Mac Junior High gym (the Girard High School gym before Virden and Girard merged to form the … more
For whatever reason, the Hillsboro boys basketball team seems to play better when South Central Conference competion is on the other side of the court. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Hiltoppers … more
The Hillsboro girls basketball team overcame a slow start to pick up their sixth South Central Conference win of the season on Monday, Feb. 5, as they defeated Pana 54-26. The Panthers scored … more
It was a productive trip to Auburn for the Hillsboro High School wrestling team as the Toppers advanced three wrestlers on to the Vandalia Sectional on Feb. 9-10. The top three finishers in each … more
The theory that the 2023-24 version of the Litchfield Purple Panthers is better than the same vintage Hillsboro Hiltoppers was proven decisively Friday evening, Feb. 2, in Simmons Gym when Litchfield … more
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