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The points weren’t there, but the effort was for the Lincolnwood-Morrisonville girls basketball team as the Lady Lancers took on a talented Carlinville squad on Monday, Dec. 18. The … more
A 22-point first quarter gave the Gillespie girls basketball team a strong start against Nokomis on Monday, Dec. 18, and never looked back as they knocked off the Lady Redskins 60-38 in Nokomis. … more
For the first time in seven years, a 800-plus series was rolled at the Litchfield bowling alley. Bobby White of Litchfield, bowled a 258, a 279 and a 287 for an 824-scratch series on lanes five … more
If you listed the qualities you wanted in a college athlete, in most cases, passion/intensity would be near the top of most people’s lists. It is for recent Knox College graduate Trevor … more
Poor free throw shooting and eight fourth quarter turnovers were the primary reasons Hillsboro’s boys basketball team fell to the Cumberland Pirates 53-46 in the third place game at the St. … more
In a blink of an eye the world can change and for the Litchfield High School boys basketball team, a major change occurred Thursday evening, Dec. 14. Just 24 hours before their South Central … more
After an intense back-and-forth, two-point loss to South County the night before the Lincolnwood boys basketball team managed to avoid a letdown on Saturday, Dec. 16, as they gutted out a 49-43 … more
The Nokomis boys basketball team outscored Auburn in three of the four quarters on   Dec. 16, and by a significant margin, 34-23. The exception, a 25-7 third quarter by Auburn, is what allowed … more
A difficult third quarter spoiled a career night by Ella Greenwood as Hillsboro fell to Salem 57-51 on Saturday, Dec. 16, on the Wildcats’ home floor. Both teams entered the game with a … more
The Hillsboro boy’s basketball team gave their fans an early Christmas present Friday evening, Dec. 15, by invading Vandalia to claim a 57-47 South Central Conference win over the Vandals. … more
When Lincolnwood and South County in the first game of the season, the Lancers were just two points down with two minutes to play before falling to the Vipers by eight. Friday’s second meeting … more
On paper, it was a 13-point loss, but in the grander scheme, Lincolnwood Head Coach Justin Millburg hopes it’s a turning point. After a tough first half against Southwestern in their TEAM … more
Nokomis and New Berlin entered their game on the Redskins’ home floor on Friday, Dec. 15, allowing an average of 38 and 37 points per game respectively, so the 39-36 final score in favor of the … more
Despite surrendering 31 points to Hillsboro in the first quarter of a winners’ bracket semifinal Thursday, Dec. 14, in the St. Elmo Christmas Tournament, the Windsor/Stew-Straws Hatchets came … more
The Litchfield girls basketball team traveled to Waverly on Thursday, Dec. 14, to face the South County Vipers. The Panthers started out strongly, but fell to the home team 35-22 to fall to 2-11 on … more
At first glance, Hillsboro’s 49-24 win over Litchfield looks exactly like what you would have predicted if you just looked at the team’s records before the game. The Toppers were 5-5 … more
After eight games away from the Woodshed to start the season, the Lincolnwood-Morrisonville boys basketball team returned to their home court on Tuesday, Dec. 12, to face the Gillespie Miners. … more
The question of, “What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?” is one of the   world’s great paradoxes, but when two immovable objects meet, you have … more
For several years, the annual regular season meeting between the Litchfield and Hillsboro wrestling teams took place in one of three places: Hillsboro, Litchfield or Mt. Olive, who was the customary … more
As the top seed in the St. Elmo Christmas Tournament, the Hillsboro Hiltoppers had two distinctions; they were selected to play the opening game on Tuesday, Dec. 12, and they were pitted against the … more
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