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After a trip to Jerseyville left the Hillsboro High School boys soccer team with a stinging 5-0 loss and a more painful blow to the roster as they lost two varsity starters to injury, the squad … more
by Ron Deabenderfer   Football Friday is this Friday, March 19; 46 Toppers are trying to earn playing time in the opener in Roxana after no football was played in 2020 because of the … more
After six weeks, Abby Brockmeyer, a Lincolnwood graduate, returned to the court for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  In the two games in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, … more
In terms of memorable drama, the Hillsboro boys’ basketball team saved the best for last - the very last minute of the very last game of this COVID-19 shortened season. Down 60-55 with just … more
The Hillsboro High School boys soccer team kicked off their 2021 “spring” season in style Tuesday night, March 9, as they traveled to Staunton to face off against the host Bulldogs in a … more
Even in a bizarre year like 2021, the Lincolnwood boys basketball team’s return to play after two weeks of COVID-19 quarantine was strange. On Sunday, March 7, the Lancers began play at the … more
It was the start of the race season on Feb. 20-21 for the Lentz family as Travis Lentz competed in the first round of the Grand National Cross Country series at Big Buck Farm in Union, SC. With … more
After starting the season 4-4 and surviving a stretch plagued with injured and quarantined players, the Nokomis boys basketball program has been on a hot streak. The Redskins have won six of their … more
The Pana girls basketball team handed Hillsboro their second straight 23-point South Central Conference road loss on Monday, March 8, to earn a share of second place in the SCC with the Lady … more
On Tuesday, March 9, the Litchfield Purple Panthers would begin their last week of their 2021 campaign as they welcomed the Pana Panthers to Simmons Gym. Pana’s version of the Panther would be … more
Fresh off their upset win over Hillsboro Monday night, Pana had enough left in their tank to send Litchfield packing on Tuesday evening, March 9, as they won the battle of the Lady Panthers 51-32 at … more
For the first time this year, the Nokomis girls basketball team found themselves on the losing side of the scoreboard for the second straight game, but the end result of the Lady Redskins’ … more
Both logistically and in terms of enrollment of the other schools, Nokomis seemed to be a perfect fit for the MSM Conference in 2021. As it turns out, the Lady Redskins were a pretty good fit on the … more
Basketball battles between two orange and black-clad teams (Hillsboro and Gillespie) tend to be memorable for their competitiveness; they met only once this season, in Gillespie Friday evening, March … more
Few teams have been better than the Hillsboro girls over the last month. Unfortunately on Saturday, March 6, the Lady Hiltoppers ran into one of those few teams. The Hiltoppers had their 11-game … more
The Nokomis boys basketball team picked up their two largest wins of the season to end the week as they defeated Edinburg 60-17 on March 3 and Bunker Hill 61-28 on March 6. Wednesday’s … more
After a tough loss on Friday night, the Litchfield Purple Panthers would travel to Greenville on Saturday, March 6, for another South Central Conference hardwood battle. The Comets would come out … more
It was double the pleasure, double the fun against Roxana last Wednesday night, March 3, in Simmons Gym as the senior/sophomore tandem of Cara Pence and Laura Boston each posted double-doubles to … more
The Nokomis Lady Redskins clinched a share of the MSM Conference title on Wednesday, March 3, in Waverly with a 56-43 victory over the South County Vipers. The difference in the game was the third … more
As with all high school sports in Illinois, there were more questions than answers when it came to beginnings of seasons and if there would even be a season at all.   From high to medium … more
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