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Anyone who likes a racing heart and an adrenaline boost should attend a Topper basketball game; Hillsboro’s 59-58 win over Vandalia on the Vandals home floor Tuesday evening, Feb. 15, is the … more
Last year, Hillsboro’s Magnus Wells got a taste of what the IHSA State Finals could feel like when he competed at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association state tournament last … more
Two days after the Hillsboro and Litchfield boys basketball teams squared off at Simmons Gym for their annual meeting, their female counterparts did the same on the Purple Panthers’ home court … more
Senior night was pushed back  due to last week’s snow, but the delay did nothing to stop the celebration for the Hillsboro girls basketball team. After honoring seniors Ally Schnarre … more
When the Greenville Comets came to Hillsboro to play the back end of a boy/girl doubleheader on Wednesday, Feb. 9, they brought with them all the makings of a trap game: the Toppers had defeated them … more
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
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