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The Toppers took their young squad (two seniors among the seven who have seen the most court time in the first two games) to combat an equally young Carlyle Indian squad (two seniors among the eight … more
It was a big day for the Hillsboro girls basketball program on Friday, Nov. 25, as it added another name to the school’s 1,000 point list. Layne Rupert needed 15 points going into … more
Based on past results, the Rochester Rockets, a football but not a boys’ basketball power in the larger schools’ Central States Eight Conference, had reason to prepare well for their … more
The Hillsboro/Rochester basketball game played in Hillsboro last evening, Nov. 23, ended close to press time, with Rochester winning 60-45 over the Toppers. A recap of that game will appear in the … more
After a 0-4 start to the season, against a quartet of teams already a combined 10-1 on the season, the Hillsboro High School girls basketball team were able to shake off some of their early season … more
Almost eight years after their last win over Hillsboro, the Nokomis High School girls basketball team ended a nine game losing streak against the Toppers on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with a 50-48 victory … more
One sure sign of the end of the fall and the beginning of the winter is colder weather; another is the return of the high school basketball season. The fans of Hillsboro boys’ basketball will … more
If fans of the Hillsboro girls basketball program were expecting an easy opponent to open their season, they soon found out that wouldn’t be the case when the Lady Hiltoppers tipped things off … more
Summarizing the 2022 Hillsboro football season isn’t an easy task. They started in late August by beating Greenville, never an easy task, despite not having two starters; and two weeks later … more
Twenty-eight of the area’s best volleyball players will participate in the Central Illinois All-Star Match on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Cass Gym on the campus of Lincoln Land Community College in … more
The Hillsboro and Litchfield high school volleyball teams each landed three players on this year’s South Central Conference All-Conference list after finishing second and third respectively in … more
The Hillsboro High School boys soccer team was rewarded with a conference-best 10 honorees on this year’s 34-member South Central Conference all-conference teams, while Litchfield added in four … more
Football can be a tantalizingly cruel sport for a fan to follow.  The “We were so close” syndrome clearly applied to Hillsboro when the eighth-seeded Hiltoppers fell to the visiting … more
In 2002, the phrase “You come at the king, you best not miss,” was introduced into the lexicon by the character Omar from the HBO series The Wire. In essence, the meaning behind those … more
In a game with more pivotal moments than a marching band provides during a halftime performance, Hillsboro outlasted an outmanned (in terms of number of available players) Litchfield Purple Panther … more
A lot rode on the Hillsboro volleyball team’s game on Thursday, Oct. 20. With a 15-14 overall record, a win would guarantee that the Toppers would finish over .500 for the seventh time in eight … more
The Hillsboro High School girls tennis team ended the season with a 7-9 record, a second place finish at the South Central Conference Tournament, and an eighth place finish at sectionals. A buffet … more
The Hillsboro girls tennis team traveled to Centralia on Oct. 15, for the Class 1A girls tennis sectional. The Toppers finished eighth at the tournament, with the day highlighted by a victory from … more
The Hillsboro High School volleyball team kept themselves in the hunt for a second place finish in the South Central Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 18, by virtue of their two-game win over Southwestern … more
Ready. That’s how you could describe both Lincolnwood and Hillsboro as they stepped onto Terry Todt Field in Raymond for the championship game of the Class 1A Regional on Saturday, Oct. … more
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