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Litchfield drag racer Corey Wood got off to a pretty good start in the month of May as he won the Super Pro class at Jeffers Motorsports Park in Sikeston, MO, on Saturday, May 1.  With the … more
After a rain out on April 24, Hillsboro’s pro-mod squad was finally able to get back on the track on Saturday, May 1, at Macon Speedway. Two cars from the Lynch Motorsports stable, the 14N … more
It was the first points race of the season for Metro St. Louis Quarter Midget Racing Association in Granite City on April 17 and Litchfield racer Bodee Everett was on the track in the Everett Racing … more
With rain outside, racing at the Slideways RC Raceway was moved inside on Saturday, April 24, as dozens of competitors made their way to the group’s track at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in … more
It’s only 40 miles or so from Hillsboro to Carlyle Lake, but when the Hillsboro High School bass fishing team hits the water on May 21, it will represent just how far the Toppers have come in a … more
It was the best of both worlds for the Nokomis softball team during their back-to-back games against Morrisonville on May 6 and May 7. Not only did the Lady Redskins win both games to go over .500 … more
Two starts into her varsity softball career,  sophomore Paige Rainwater seems to be handling the rigors pretty well. After tossing a 10-strikeout one-hitter against Morrisonville in her … more
After rain washed out an earlier attempt at a game between Nokomis and Morrisonville on Tuesday, the two foes finally faced off on Thursday, May 6 for a doubleheader in Morrisonville. more
Entering Friday night’s contest with the Staunton Bulldogs, the 0-3 Purple Panthers had a total of 11 hits, but in the showdown with the Bulldogs, Litchfield would nearly double that amount, … more
As assistant coach Evan Malloy pointed out to me on the baseball bus trip to Roxana Thursday evening, May 6, it would be my last trip to the home of the Shells before they no longer compete in the … more
Whether it was exhaustion from the doubleheader the night before, vengeance on the part of Mt. Olive after a 4-2 loss on April 27, or a little of both, Thursday’s meeting between Morrisonville … more
The Hillsboro girls soccer team picked up their fourth straight win and second consecutive conference victory on Thursday, May 6, as they took a 2-1 decision over Southwestern on the Piasa … more
It took every bit of the 80 minutes of regular time, plus 20 minutes of overtime to decide a winner on Thursday, May 6, but the Litchfield Panthers girl’s soccer team fell just short to the … more
Roxana scored eight runs in their final three innings to spoil a hot start for the Hillsboro softball team and come away with a 9-6 win over the Lady Hiltoppers. Both teams picked up a run in the … more
After Thursday’s match was postponed due to wet field conditions in Greenville, the Litchfield High School softball team was able to get back on the field on Friday, May 7. Unfortunately, … more
The Litchfield High School wrestling team picked up their first win of the season on Saturday, May 8, beating Springfield in a meet at Auburn High School. The Panthers would knock off the Senators … more
Short two wrestlers due to COVID-19 protocols, Hillsboro knew that wins would be tough to come by in their matches at Beardstown on Wednesday, May 5. That would prove to be true as the Toppers … more
Alex White, a Hillsboro graduate, and the rest of the Parkland College Cobras are headed to the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Nationals.  Not exactly a shock. … more
Fishing can take patience, but a full year without a nibble? That takes real commitment. The Hillsboro Board of Education approved the creation of inaugural Hillsboro High School fishing team last … more
With limited practice time and many athletes coming straight from another season (the story of most high school sports in 2021), the Hillsboro wrestling team was off and rolling last week as they … more
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