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Whatever slim hopes there were for even a short sports season for Illinois high school athletes may have been dashed on Friday, April 17, with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s declaration that school … more
Ever since his daughter, Danielle, was killed by a drunk driver in October of 2014, Bob Allen has found some kind of solace in coaching. That has made this year’s delay in the 2020 season due … more
Though she be but little, she is fierce. William Shakespeare’s line from A Midsummer Night’s Dream has applied to the Hillsboro girls track team often over the last few years, but in … more
It’s been a slow build for Coach Bret Tuetken and the Hillsboro High School softball team in terms of frustration over the delay in starting the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 virus. Coming … more
Hillsboro Boys Track Coach Adam Haston hopes he is wrong, but he has a feeling that 2020 may be about “what might have been.” “When April 30th comes around, I just don’t … more
Things were already going to be different in the 2020 season than in Dave Mattson’s first five years as coach of the Hillsboro High School girls soccer team, even before the COVID-19 pandemic … more
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
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