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After going 1-2 in pool play, the Litchfield girls basketball team made their way to the ninth place bracket at the Riverton Christmas Classic on Wednesday, Dec. 29. After playing two games the … more
To say that Lincolnwood’s group at the Carlinville Holiday Tournament was going to be a challenge may have been an understatement for the Lady Lancers. Of the three other teams in the Red … more
The Waverly Holiday Tournament ended much sooner than hoped for the Lincolnwood boys basketball team, who ran into a tough draw at the 71st edition of the annual event. The Lancers fell to the … more
Many reasons cause a team to play inconsistently in a basketball game; to be inconsistent and still win is both lessons-learned and a morale booster. Hillsboro also enjoyed a sigh of relief after … more
Litchfield Purple Panthers would move to 2-0 in pool play in the Carlinville Holiday tournament on Tuesday evening as they defeated the Calhoun Warriors 73-65.  The win would move the Purple … more
To paraphrase an old hunting adage, sometimes you catch the Panther, but sometimes the Panther catches you. In a make-up, long anticipated game Wednesday evening, Dec. 22, the visiting Pana Panthers … more
by Ron Deabenderfer The first offensive possession by the host Altamont Indians was a warning of things to come when Hillsboro’s boys ventured east to test themselves against a quality … more
Two Montgomery County athletes will be suiting up with some of the best football players in the state at the 2022 Illinois Coaches Association Shrine All-Star Football Game on June 18 in … more
The 2021-22 season of Nokomis High School football was the 100th in the program’s history and it was definitely a memorable one for all of those involved. The team went 7-3 overall, earning … more
The Litchfield Purple Panthers and the Saints from Calvary Academy would put together a roller coaster of a basketball game Tuesday night, Dec. 21, in Simmons Gym.  After controlling the … more
Braden Whalen hit a pair of free throws in the final 10 seconds of the Lincolnwood boys basketball team’s home game on Tuesday, Dec. 21, to put the Lancers ahead for good as they defeated … more
Alex Frailey scored 11 of her career high 20 points in the fourth quarter, while Layne Rupert dropped in 20-plus for the third straight game as Hillsboro beat Auburn 62-49 on the Trojans’ home … more
A slow start put the Lincolnwood girls basketball team in an early hole against Williamsville on Tuesday, Dec. 21, one that the Lady Lancers weren’t able to climb out of despite one of their … more
Post-season accolades continue to come in for the Nokomis High School football team after a successful 7-3 season and a second straight trip to the playoffs. In November, Nokomis senior Jake … more
It’s hard to call a game 10 games into the season a “must win” but a victory on Saturday, Dec. 18 against Southwestern would go a long way toward boosting the confidence of the … more
The Nokomis boys basketball team improved to 5-4 on the season on Saturday, Dec. 18, with a 60-45 victory over a tough Auburn team. While the Redskins led by double digits for most of the second … more
Defense, defense, defense was the Purple Panthers’ battle cry on Wednesday night, Dec. 15, when they hosted the Minutemen from Bunker Hill. In the unusual Wednesday night affair, Litchfield … more
Any trip from Hillsboro to Piasa Southwestern, a school serving a wide area of southwestern Macoupin County, seems long; one passes through five towns and over innumerable railroad tracks on Rt. 16. … more
The Nokomis girls basketball team has had plenty of good performances during their current winning streak, but on Thursday, Dec. 16, everything seemed to click. The Lady Redskins posted a 58-24 … more
South County raced to a 28-11 first half lead over the visiting Panthers last Thursday, Dec. 16, and although Litchfield regrouped in the second half and outscored the Lady Vipers 13-11, there was … more
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