Hillsboro High Sports
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While America’s best were trying to earn their spots on the U.S. Olympic team this week, the best male athletes Illinois high schools have to offer were vying for medals of a different kind at … more
The day after finishing 15th at the IHSA Class 2A State Track Finals in the shot put, Hillsboro junior Magnus Wells punched his ticket for another state tournament. Wrestling at 220 pounds, Wells … more
For the first time since 1994, the head coach of the Hillsboro High School football team will be someone who didn’t go to the big brick building on the hill. But that doesn’t mean that … more
Two members of the Hillsboro High School volleyball team were among the 18 selected to the 2020-21 South Central Conference all-conference volleyball teams this spring. Junior Kaci Papin and … more
Somewhere the spirits of Vince Lombardi and George Halas are shuddering when they consider what’s happened to the grand old game of smash-mouth football which they championed in the … more
Kaci Papin has been winning state medals since junior high, but Friday’s performance at the IHSA Class 2A State Track Finals allowed the Hillsboro High School junior to reach new … more
It’s been a busy, but productive few months for Magnus Wells and the best may be yet to come for the Hillsboro High School junior. After playing for the Hillsboro football team, Wells went … more
June 13 was a new experience for the Hillsboro High School wrestling team as the Toppers competed in their first tournament of the season, their first Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials … more
One has to tip his baseball cap to Pana’s left-handed pitching ace Lane Funneman as at least the best the Hillsboro Hiltoppers have faced in the 2021 baseball season after his performance on … more
Hillsboro High School boys basketball coach Joe Vanzo was recently recognized as one of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association coaches of the year. more
One hundred and six of the state’s best football players will participate in the 47th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on June 19 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan … more
Kaci Papin’s path to state has been anything but smooth. From going up against the best of the best from Class 2A as a freshman to having her sophomore season washed out due to COVID, the … more
In a game that will surely be remembered as an instant classic, the Carlinville Cavaliers girls soccer team pulled off a 3-2 upset Friday June 4, against the home Hillsboro Toppers in a game that … more
It somehow seems unjust, but the last run in Hillsboro’s 9-8 win over higher-seeded Gillespie in the Regional B (Section 6) semi-final played at Gillespie Friday afternoon, June 4, was … more
After surviving a two-week span where their roster was down to just 10 players, the Hillsboro High School softball team hoped that their COVID woes were behind them. Unfortunately, they were … more
There were baseball lessons to be learned in Brighton Tuesday afternoon, June 1: The team with the best record doesn’t always win; the team which executes fundamentals better than the other … more
Kaci Papin earned her second straight conference title in the high jump on Thursday, May 27, as the Hillsboro junior provided one of the highlights for the Lady Hiltoppers in Pana. Papin, who … more
Regardless of whether it’s been at home or away, Greenville has been a thorn in the side of the Hillsboro boys tennis team this year. In two matches less than a week apart, the Comets … more
The Hillsboro girls soccer team lost to the traveling Pleasant Plains Cardinals on Wednesday, May 26. Madalyn Buxton led the way for the Cardinals by scoring a hat trick en route to their 5-1 … more
It was senior night for the Hillsboro girls track team on Monday, May 24, and though they be small in numbers, the Lady Hiltoppers are fierce. On a night to honor Emma Miller and Ashlynn Papin, … more
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