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Five days after Lincolnwood defeated Pawnee for the Lady Lancers’ first win of the season, the Indians had a shot for revenge on their home floor. Pawnee would make the most of their second … more
That the Hillsboro varsity boys could win in Roxana this season was questionable, given the Shells return an athletic, experienced, senior-laden bunch, so that made the Toppers’ 23 point margin … more
Nokomis’ perfect start to the season survived by the skin of the Lady Redskins’ teeth on Thursday, Feb. 18, as they defeated East Alton-Wood River (EAWR) 56-53 in overtime. All season … more
No matter how you slice up the Hillsboro girls game against Roxana on Thursday, Feb. 18, the Lady Hiltoppers were dominant in their 52-15 win over the Shells. Offensively, the Toppers scored ten … more
Ben Clavin scored a career best 22 points and hit five three-pointers in Nokomis’ 60-35 win over Mt. Olive on Friday, Feb. 19. The Redskins led 9-8 after one quarter, but tacked on 11 points … more
The long awaited Litchfield High School girls and boys basketball seasons will open on Feb. 19 when the Lady Panthers go toe-to-toe with the Lady Bulldogs of Staunton in a South Central match-up at … more
In 18 years of coaching high school basketball Drew Logan has run into a lot of different obstacles, but nothing has been thrown at him like the past year has delivered.  In his tenth year at … more
Kyra Huber, a Hillsboro graduate, raced down the track to victory.  And it only took the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh sophomore only 8.08 seconds to win the 60-meter dash in a dual meet … more
Nokomis’ success over the last 40 years hasn’t come from lamenting losses. Whether it be graduation, injuries or illness, the Redskins have adapted a plug-and-play system where players … more
After waiting three months for the season to start, how was the Hillsboro girls basketball team rewarded? How about four straight road games to start the 2021 season with games against two tough … more
The Nokomis girls basketball team’s undefeated start to the season continued on Thursday, Feb. 11, as the Redskins survived an overtime threat from the South Fork Ponies in a 50-46 … more
There were plenty of opportunities for the players of the fledgling Lincolnwood girls basketball program to quit going into the 2020-21 season. While all the players were athletic, some excelling … more
After back-to-back losses by a total of five points, it was gut check time for the Lincolnwood boys basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 13. As snow fell outside the Woodshed in Raymond, threes rained … more
Injuries and illness finally caught up with the Nokomis boys basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 13, with the always tough Calhoun Warriors also a factor in the Redskins 55-25 loss. The host … more
All coaches of teams with winning records fear “trap” games in which they face teams who haven’t had much success in their current seasons; when the 0-3 Staunton Bulldogs came to … more
Whether it be from seeing him at the scorer’s table at a basketball game, reading his name in The Journal-News, or recognizing him from his time as a teacher, most Hillsboro residents have … more
The formula that worked at Vandalia for Hillsboro last Friday to win a basketball game worked again Monday night when the Toppers opened their home season with a 65-56 victory over the Rochester … more
This is Nokomis’ first year in the MSM Conference, but just two games into the 2021 basketball season the Lady Redskins already have a signature win, and the conference’s traveling trophy … more
For the third game in a row the Nokomis boys basketball team had a different player atop their scoring list, with senior Seth Johnson leading the way with 14 points. The Redskins would need all 14 … more
A year ago, Tri-City pulled out an overtime win over Lincolnwood to snap a seven game win streak by the Lancers basketball team. On Tuesday, Buffalo-Dawson-Mechanicsburg consolidation beat the … more
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