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No matter how you slice it, 2-0 looks pretty good for the Hillsboro High School boys tennis team. With more new faces after a break from the school operetta, Hillsboro picked up win number two in … more
A long playoff run may have been in the cards for the 2020 version of the Nokomis High School baseball team had the pandemic not struck last March. While many of those players have graduated, the … more
When the first three batters reached base and then scored when Hillsboro opened the baseball season in Taylorville Monday afternoon, April 26, the tone was set; when the first three Tornado batters … more
Coming off an impressive 9-0 victory against Beardstown for their home opener, the Hillsboro girls soccer team continued to pour on goals in their narrow victory over the Staunton Bulldogs on … more
After a narrow loss to Gillespie to start the week, the Morrisonville High School baseball team picked up their second victory of the season on Tuesday, April 27, with a 4-2 victory over Mt. … more
With nine first-year players on the roster, 2021 may have some mountains to climb for the Hillsboro High School softball team, but the Toppers’ last two games showed that they are taking steps … more
When the St. Louis University-softball playing Billikins earned a 3-2 win over Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, it was truly a team win.  Not only did it take the entire Billikin … more
When football was pushed back in the fall of 2020, it left an empty space in the hearts of many that wasn’t filled until this spring when players were finally given a chance to take the … more
Although realists would say one has to win an athletic contest to have a good feeling about the result, both players and parent/fans of Hillsboro’s football team should have left Piasa Friday … more
After nearly pulling out a win in their opening game against Jerseyville, the Hillsboro girls soccer team put on a show in front of their home fans on Thursday, April 22. The Toppers found the back … more
Seven Hillsboro High School players, along with five players from the Gillespie/Litchfield co-op team, were among those honored with all-conference accolades by the soccer coaches of the South … more
The Hillsboro boys tennis team has changed a lot since the Toppers took to the courts last in May 2019. With a slew of seniors lost to graduation and a new coach in Fred Butler, the team was a bit of … more
After a close call against Pleasant Plains on Wednesday, the Morrisonville High School baseball team picked up their first win of the season on Thursday, April 22, against Lanphier’s JV … more
The Staunton Bulldogs spoiled the Nokomis softball team’s season opener on Saturday, April 24, by beating the Redskins 11-0 in five innings. While the final score ended up lopsided in the … more
The Hillsboro High School softball team took on PORTA on Thursday, April 22, on the Bluejays’ home field in Petersburg. The Jays, who co-op with AC-Central, would defend their home turf in … more
While rain has thrown a wrench in the plans of Macon Speedway several times this season, the track was able to host its season opener on Saturday, April 17. Hillsboro racers Nathan Lynch, Kevin … more
Jade Taylor,  a Litchfield graduate, only had one goal and one assist for Greenville University this year.  But, it could not have come at a better time. Well, the assist could not have. … more
Kaskaskia College and Hillsboro High School aren’t intrinsically linked athletically in the minds of many, but if the Blue Angels keep getting athletes the caliber of their last three signees … more
From Zion Lutheran to JV to varsity, Litchfield senior Cara Pence has been able to be a difference maker at every level on the volleyball court. Now, Pence will have the opportunity to do that again, … more
With almost two years passing between games, many girls soccer teams will be filled with new faces in the 2021 season and Hillsboro is no exception. Since the team’s last game on May 8, … more
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