Hillsboro High Sports
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It’s been 15 years since Hillsboro’s last regional title in volleyball, but slowly the Lady Hiltoppers have become a consistent threat to bring home some hardware. After accumulating … more
Two Hillsboro High School players were among the 15 honored with all-conference recognition by the South Central Conference girls basketball coaches for the 2019-2020 season. more
Hillsboro senior Nic Ondrey was one of 15 players selected by the boys basketball coaches of the South Central Conference for a spot on this year’s all-conference teams. more
The 2019-2020 Hillsboro boys’ basketball season officially ended around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Feb. 26, after the final buzzer of the first semi-final game of the Gillespie Regional, but … more
At first glance few if any of those involved with the Hillsboro boys’ basketball season can be pleased with the overall 2019-2020 season. An 11-22 season doesn’t inspire “atta … more
The Gillespie Miners faced a difficult dilemma Monday evening, Feb. 24, when they hosted Hillsboro to open regional play.  Guard Frankie Barrett, a 6’1” senior and team leader, … more
As often happens when Hillsboro and Litchfield compete in a high school basketball game, the Purple Panthers’ 61-60 win on Friday night, Feb. 21, had something for everyone. If anyone in the … more
The 2018-19 girls basketball season was a special one for Hillsboro. The Lady Toppers finished 29-7, taking home a fourth place trophy from the IHSA Class 2A State Tournament and earning the … more
Thousands of snow geese dotted the fields just outside of Coffeen along the route from Litchfield to Vandalia on Saturday, Feb. 15, but the feathered flocks weren’t the only ones ready for a … more
Girls basketball in the South Central Conference has been a grind this year, so it was only appropriate that when Hillsboro and Carlinville met up in the regional semifinal on Thursday, Feb. 13, that … more
It isn’t wise to predict the outcome of a varsity basketball game by watching the junior varsity contest, but those entering the Pana High School gym to encounter the Panthers can gain insight … more
The bank was open late in Carlinville on Monday, Feb. 10, as Vanessa Compton dropped in a three-pointer off the backboard with 2:30 to play to give Hillsboro a 42-39 lead in their regional game with … more
After placing fourth in the IESA State Tournament last year as seventh graders, the Litchfield Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team started the postseason off on the right foot with a … more
Hillsboro’s offense was like a cranky lawn mower’s internal combustion engine on a cold winter morning when the Toppers took the floor Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, in South Central … more
Last season, Jonah Harkins was two wins away from earning a state qualifying spot. Now, Harkins has a second chance. With 28 wins, the Hillsboro senior has six more victories than he did at this … more
Even before the finish of the Carlinville/Greenville girls basketball game, the Hillsboro Lady Hiltoppers knew to even have a chance at the conference title they would have to beat Southwestern … more
The bus trip between Hillsboro and Nokomis has been a fearful one for the Toppers since Steve Kimbro became the head basketball coach in 1981; when the Hiltoppers headed northeast on Rt. 16 Saturday … more
The Carlinville boys’ basketball team that Hillsboro defeated 60-46 the day after Christmas in the Cavies’ holiday tournament wasn’t the same team the Toppers faced on Friday, Feb. … more
An experience advantage benefitted the Hillsboro girls basketball team on Monday, Feb. 3, as the Lady Hiltoppers defeated Nokomis 55-32 in Hillsboro. With freshmen starting at three positions, … more
When Pawnee traveled down the Black Diamond Trail to Raymond and then down the North Road to Hillsboro for a boys' basketball game with the Toppers Tuesday night, Feb. 4, they didn't bring as many … more
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