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It seemed more of a defensive struggle on Dec. 28 when Hillsboro defeated Staunton 51-40 in the Carlinville Holiday Tournament if that game is compared to the 67-53 offensive showdown that occurred … more
If one attends many high school basketball games, he/she will notice that the defensive and offensive strategies employed in the preliminary (junior varsity game) will provide a clue as to what … more
The game lived up to its hype, especially in terms of closeness, intensity, and entertainment value; Litchfield defeated Hillsboro 58-49 in their Simmons’ Gym by outscoring the Toppers in … more
After the loss to Pana, the goal for the Hillsboro girls basketball team was to win the rest of their South Central Conference games and hopefully take second behind the Panthers. A 45-41 win over … more
When Nokomis and Hillsboro come together to play basketball, one can be sure defense will be the deciding factor, turnover totals will be higher than coaches prefer, and fans will be vocal. Sports … more
Four Hillsboro High School wrestlers punched their tickets to next Saturday’s sectional in Vandalia after finishing in the top three at the regional at Jacksonville Routt on Saturday, Feb. … more
On Friday, Feb. 4, the Hillsboro boys basketball team will take on Greenville in a key conference game for both teams. But in addition to the action on the court, the Toppers will also honor two … more
The atmosphere in the Hillsboro gym was both muted and exuberant Tuesday evening, Feb. 1, when the Pawnee Indians came to town – muted because an impending ice storm moved the opening tip of … more
It’s been a good year for Hillsboro wrestling’s Magnus and Zander Wells, but it was a great day for the brothers on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Rich Lovellette Invitational in … more
The Hillsboro girls basketball team improved to 4-1 in the South Central Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 26, with a 59-48 victory over the Staunton Bulldogs. While the final margin was just barely … more
Hillsboro boys’ basketball result, a 50-49 Topper win, was a rarity because both sides were happy with their efforts after the last whistle. The Toppers were happy because they won the … more
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the Hillsboro High School wrestling team was at East Alton-Wood River High School for a five-team dual with the Oilers, Metro-East Lutheran, Red Bud and Carlyle. The Toppers … more
After being put through the wringer their last three games, the Hillsboro girls basketball team needed a palate cleanser to get themselves back on track. What the Lady Hiltoppers got was a roller … more
by Ron Deabenderfer After defeating Greenville 66-54 in overtime in the Rick McGraw Invitational Basketball Tournament Friday evening, Jan. 20, to earn a spot in the fifth place game on Saturday, … more
The first 12 games of the 2022 Rick McGraw Memorial Invitational have had a little something for everyone, including more than a fair share of close games. Five of the 12 games were decided by 10 … more
It was senior night for the Hillsboro High School wrestling team on Wednesday, Jan. 19, as the Toppers welcomed Highland to town. Hillsboro would score a 42-22 win over the visiting Bulldogs, with … more
For the first quarter of play, Hillsboro’s boys were better on the scoreboard than their opponents from Gateway Legacy, a nonboundary (to an extreme) prep school based in St. Louis. The Toppers … more
The Hillsboro High School wrestling team picked up a pair of wins in Carlinville on Friday, Jan. 14, beating the Cavaliers 33-30 and Pittsfield 42-18. The Toppers would win five of the seven … more
With predicted winter weather less significant than feared, the 2022 Rick McGraw Memorial Invitational tipped off with a battle of Metro-East schools on Saturday, Jan. 15. Third seeded Triad and … more
Even though both teams had conference games later on this season, the match-up between Pana and Hillsboro on Thursday, Jan. 13, held heavy stakes in the race for the girls basketball South Central … more
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