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“Waste not, want not” could have been the theme of Hillsboro’s pregame huddle before they hosted the Carlinville Cavaliers in South Central action Monday evening, Feb. 22, as … more
You would be hard pressed to find a team playing better than the Hillsboro girls basketball team after the team’s 43-30 win over Carlinville on Feb. 22. Arguably, the Toppers are two made … more
Since the 1998-99 season, when Hillsboro downed Nokomis 64-45, the Hiltopper boys basketball team had a record of 1 win, 22 losses when playing the Nokomis Redskins (the lone win came in the 2014-15 … 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
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 Nokomis girls basketball team has had one of the best starts to the season in the area, but the Lady Redskins ran into a Hillsboro squad hitting its stride on Saturday, Feb. 20, as they fell to … 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
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
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
A late three and an offensive putback narrowly missed their marks for the Hillsboro girls basketball team on Monday, Feb. 8, as the Lady Hiltoppers fell to Rochester 47-45 on the Rockets home … more
When the Hillsboro boys’ basketball team walked on the floor at Vandalia to begin an abbreviated season Friday evening, Feb. 5, they faced a deeper (in terms of numbers) foe whom the resembled … more
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Women’s Sports Foundation celebrated the 35th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, a day to celebrate the accomplishments of females in athletics and ensure … more
When looking back at his work from this past decade, one might think that Jason Burke would have much to say about what he has done for Hillsboro soccer.  As coach of the Hillsboro High … more
Bizarre circumstances produce bizarre results, and the Topper boys basketball schedule provides evidence of that. The players and the coaching staff, though, are pleased to have a season at all as … more
One of the most frequent questions I hear outside of Hillsboro is, "Why is Hiltopper spelled with just one 'L'?" Great question. And one I'd like to get to the bottom of, although I usually like … more
Normally when you have a lineup dominated by one class, like the Hillsboro boys golf program did over the last few years with the class of 2020, the other ages have a tendency to suffer. Fortunately … more
Tennis is often a strange trip for the athletes who play it as Hillsboro is one of the few “small” schools who have the sport. But in addition to competing against the Chathams, Sacred … more
The key to the 2020 season was growth for the Hillsboro girls golf team. It was a tough task considering the additional requirements and restrictions put on the season by the COVD-19 pandemic, but in … more
On Friday, Oct. 30, Sierra Compton was handing out treats with her family at the Envision Witt Trunk or Treat event. On Saturday, it was her turn to get something special. For the second year in a … more
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