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It’s four games into the South Central Conference season and the Hillsboro girls basketball team currently finds themselves at the top of the standings, with a crop of … more
If the Litchfield boys basketball team didn’t have a win to hang their hat on going into their meeting with Vandalia on Jan. 5, at Simmons Gym, they had one after it. The Purple Panthers may … more
Since restarting the girls basketball program in 2019, Lincolnwood has had more success against Pawnee than any other school. The Lady Lancers picked up their first win in the new era on Feb. 13, … more
After playing one of their best games of the year, the Litchfield boys basketball team took a small step back on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 6, at the Taylorville Shootout. The Cardinals from Pleasant … more
The Litchfield girls basketball team fell to Gillespie 63-19 on Thursday, Jan. 4, thanks in part to some foul trouble and a strong first quarter by the Miners. Both Chloe Law and Kyndal Law had three … more
The Hillsboro High School wrestling team picked up a pair of wins on Thursday, Jan. 4, as they defeated Quincy Notre Dame 45-30 and Williamsville 60-18. The Quincy Notre Dame match was a long, … more
On Nov. 30, 1962, the newly formed Lincolnwood High School boys basketball team picked up its first win with a 68-37 victory over Pawnee on the Indians’ home court.   Sixty-one years, one … more
At the end of 2023, the Litchfield boys basketball team began to create a monster that dominated their opponents in the first half. That monster would not go away as the calendar turned, as the … more
After more than three weeks and eight straight road games, the Hillsboro girls basketball team returned home for the first time since Dec. 9. In celebration of their return, the picked up their 10th … more
The Mt. Olive girls basketball team held a 19-5 advantage in free throws over Litchfield on Tuesday, Jan. 2, as the Lady Wildcats held off the Panthers 41-31 in the first game of the new year. … more
by Ron Deabenderfer   The bus ride for the Hillsboro teams trip to downtown Alton to play the Marquette Catholic Explorers in any contest is always a long voyage, which is a major … more
The Litchfield girls basketball team snapped a six-game losing streak on Thursday, Dec. 28, with a 45-10 victory over Sangamon Valley/Tri-City (SV/TC) in the 11th place game at the Riverton Christmas … more
The Lincolnwood girls basketball team picked up their first win in three years at the Carlinville Holiday Tournament on Friday, Dec. 29, as they snapped an 11-game losing streak at the tournament … more
After strolling through the pool play portion of the Carlinville Holiday Tournament, the Purple Panthers ran into a road block in the championship contest on Friday evening. Litchfield finished pool … more
It was a wowser of a game when Hillsboro’s boys’ team outscored the East Alton Wood River Oiles 6-3 in overtime to capture fifth place in the Carlinville Holiday Classic by winning 70-67. … more
The Nokomis boys basketball team came home from the Vandalia Holiday Tournament with a fifth place finish and a .500 record as they rebounded from back-to-back losses to post wins over Cumberland and … more
The Hillsboro High School wrestling team spent the last few days of 2023 gearing up for 2024 as they participated in the 60-team Abe’s Rumble dual team tournament. The Toppers went 1-6 in their … more
The good news for the Nokomis girls basketball team is that they no longer have to play Gillespie. The bad news is that they had to play them on Friday, Dec. 29, in the third place game at the … more
The top three finishers in the Riverton Christmas Tournament, Deer Creek-Mackinaw, Mt. Pulaski and PORTA, went a combined 13-2, with PORTA and Mt. Pulaski only losing to the champions from Dee-Mack. … more
It was a busy and competitive last few days of 2023 for the Litchfield High School wrestling team as they went. In their opening match, the Panthers scored a 48-33 win over West Frankfort, picking up … more
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