Hillsboro High Sports
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The Hillsboro High School Bass Fishing Club, established in 2019 by several students who sought and received board approval, has grown to have a dozen members, several volunteer coaches and many … more
Sadly for Hillsboro coaches, players, and fans, the seedings for the North Mac Regional proved to be correct, at least during play Monday night, Feb. 19, when the eighth seeded Hiltoppers fell to the … more
Of the 116 wrestlers who started the Class 1A postseason in the 165-pound weight class, only 16 were able to make it to state. Of those 16, half lost, with half of that number losing for a second … more
A strong start in both the first and second halves helped Gillespie score their first regional championship since 2012 on Friday, Feb. 16, as the Miners defeated Hillsboro 59-45 in the title game at … more
Prior to the start of the Hillsboro at Greenville end-of-the-regular-season basketball game, the odds seemed stacked in the Comets’ favor. They had defeated the Toppers 51-39 in the Kaskaskian … more
The Auburn girls basketball program has had a fair amount of success in the past, including three 20-win seasons in the last seven years with an average of 18-wins per season (not including the COVID … more
It hadn’t happened before this season, so Feb. 13 was a red letter day for a Hillsboro’s boys’ basketball program as the young men swept a triple header from the visiting Piasa … more
The COVID pandemic may keep Zander Wells from 100 wins in his prep wrestling career, but nothing was going to stop the Hillsboro High School senior from a trip to state. On Saturday, Feb. 10, … more
The regular season finale between Hillsboro and Greenville on Thursday, Feb. 8, is a pretty good example of what the South Central Conference has been in girls basketball any year. With four teams … more
Litchfield may not have won on senior night, Thursday, Feb. 8, but it wasn’t due to a lack of effort or the performance of their lone senior. Emma Diveley, daughter of Charles and Shannon … more
If one likes a close athletic contest, the place to be on   Friday night, Feb. 9, was in the North Mac Junior High gym (the Girard High School gym before Virden and Girard merged to form the … more
For whatever reason, the Hillsboro boys basketball team seems to play better when South Central Conference competion is on the other side of the court. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Hiltoppers … more
The Hillsboro girls basketball team overcame a slow start to pick up their sixth South Central Conference win of the season on Monday, Feb. 5, as they defeated Pana 54-26. The Panthers scored … more
It was a productive trip to Auburn for the Hillsboro High School wrestling team as the Toppers advanced three wrestlers on to the Vandalia Sectional on Feb. 9-10. The top three finishers in each … more
The theory that the 2023-24 version of the Litchfield Purple Panthers is better than the same vintage Hillsboro Hiltoppers was proven decisively Friday evening, Feb. 2, in Simmons Gym when Litchfield … more
A relatively warm late January/early February became a bit warmer in Hillsboro Saturday evening, Feb. 3, when the Nokomis Redskins and the Hillsboro Hiltoppers staged a barn-burner of a high school … more
Six teams were 4-2 or better in the South Central Conference girls basketball standings going into Thursday, Feb. 1. Two of those teams, Hillsboro and North Mac, faced off in Hillsboro that night, … more
While the Hillsboro girls basketball team has shown the ability to hit from outside the three-point arc, the Lady Hiltoppers are at their best when they are on the run and turning steals into points … more
The Hillsboro High School wrestling team picked up two final dual wins on Jan. 24 and Jan. 30, in meets in Carlinville and Pittsfield. Both wins were against the Cavaliers as they defeated … more
Hillsboro senior Zander Wells rallied back from a second round loss to win three straight matches and take fifth place at the Rich Lovellette Classic in Litchfield on Saturday, Jan. 27, as the … more
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