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Hillsboro’s boys basketball team ventured into a Viper pit Friday evening, Dec. 14, and emerged with a 53-40 victory built upon a solid defense, which forced 24 turnovers from the … more
Coaches sometimes experience the thrill of building a big lead and then the agony of watching that lead melt away in the space of 16 minutes of playing time in the same game. Hillsboro’s Kyle … more
The Hillsboro wrestling team traveled to Shelbyville on Tuesday, Jan. 11, to face off against the host Rams. The Toppers would win four of the seven contested matches, but gave up forfeits in three … more
The Hillsboro girls basketball team scored early and often in a rare Tuesday conference game as they defeated Gillespie 55-27 on Jan. 4, in Hillsboro. Guard Layne Rupert stayed hot for Hillsboro … more
The Alton Marquette high school gym is a unique place in which to watch a high school basketball game. When one steps in the doors, he is very close to the playing floor. The ceiling is infamous for … more
A full house in the Big House (the main gym in Carlinville High School) had to be satisfied with the thirty-two minutes of shoot-and-score basketball action as they watched Hillsboro defeat … more
The good news for Auburn in the fifth place game at the Riverton Christmas Classic was that they held Hillsboro to 20 fewer points than the Toppers scored in their 62-49 win over the Trojans on Dec. … more
After a rough start to the 58-team Abe’s Rumble dual team tournament in Springfield on Wednesday, Dec. 29, the Hillsboro High School wrestling team rebounded and ended their time in Springfield … more
Based on the evidence prior to the last Red Pool game at the Carlinville Holiday Tournament, the outcome for Hillsboro appeared iffy.  Both teams were 2-0 entering the game on December 29, … more
Wondering where your favorite high school team is hooping it up this holiday season? Don't worry. We have you covered below. Riverton Christmas Girls Tournament Pool A: Auburn, Mt. … more
It's been five years since the Hillsboro boys basketball team last won the championship of the Carlinville Holiday Tournament. For Litchfield, it's been a little bit longer, with the Purple Panthers' … more
If the mission in front of the Hillsboro Hiltoppers was to defend their number one seed in the Carlinville Holiday Tournament when they opened play on Monday, Dec. 27, their 89-38 victory over … more
Two blowouts and a close loss to a good PORTA squad put the Hillsboro girls basketball team in the fifth place bracket at the Riverton Christmas Classic, held Dec. 27-30 on the Lady Hawks’ home … more
Many reasons cause a team to play inconsistently in a basketball game; to be inconsistent and still win is both lessons-learned and a morale booster. Hillsboro also enjoyed a sigh of relief after … more
To paraphrase an old hunting adage, sometimes you catch the Panther, but sometimes the Panther catches you. In a make-up, long anticipated game Wednesday evening, Dec. 22, the visiting Pana Panthers … more
by Ron Deabenderfer The first offensive possession by the host Altamont Indians was a warning of things to come when Hillsboro’s boys ventured east to test themselves against a quality … more
Two Montgomery County athletes will be suiting up with some of the best football players in the state at the 2022 Illinois Coaches Association Shrine All-Star Football Game on June 18 in … more
Alex Frailey scored 11 of her career high 20 points in the fourth quarter, while Layne Rupert dropped in 20-plus for the third straight game as Hillsboro beat Auburn 62-49 on the Trojans’ home … more
Any trip from Hillsboro to Piasa Southwestern, a school serving a wide area of southwestern Macoupin County, seems long; one passes through five towns and over innumerable railroad tracks on Rt. 16. … more
A time-tested maxim of coaching on any level is to win every game one should win based on the talent pool available, and to have his/her team put up a spirited battle when the opposing talent level … more
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