Litchfield High Sports
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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
In the 2017-2018 season, Brady Bishop played in just nine varsity games and scored eight points for the Litchfield High School boys basketball game. Far from eye popping numbers by any … more
All across the country, high school seniors are trying to wrap their heads around having their final seasons taken away from them by this invisible enemy known as COVID-19, but Litchfield senior … more
Control. It’s important in all sports, including track and field. You have to control your breathing, your pace, your emotions and even your temper sometimes. But what happens when that control … more
Almost everyday, Litchfield Head Softball Coach Jessica Ball receives a reminder of what the COVID-19 pandemic is taking from her team. “I already uploaded the schedule and everyday it pops … more
After losing just two players from last year’s team, which won Litchfield’s sixth regional championship in girls soccer since 2013, the 2020 edition of the Lady Panthers was ready to hit … more
For the first time since 1979, Dan Newkirk has had the spring off, but it’s definitely not by choice for the veteran coach of the Litchfield High School boys track team. “This is year … more
Thirty-seven losses seems like a lot, and it is, especially when you are experiencing every single one of them first hand the way the Litchfield High School football team and their fans have. But … more
For the third time in five years, the Purple Panthers will have a new skipper patrolling the diamond at Litchfield High School as Conor White enters his first year as head baseball coach at … 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
“At the start of the season, our team goals were to finish the season playing .500 ball, play better defense and be more consistent on offense,” Coach Rob Corso said of his Litchfield … more
Sometimes throughout a season, players and coaches just want to hit the reset button. This year’s Litchfield Purple Panthers boys basketball team would look for that button in the second half … more
Litchfield High School senior Austin DeWitt, the son of Michelle and Archie DeWitt, Jr., joined 56 of other young lifters in Jerseyville on Saturday, Feb. 29, for the second annual Panther Power Meet … more
The Purple Panthers entered the 2020 regional in familiar territory against an unfamiliar opponent as Litchfield would battle Breese Central in the Gillespie Regional.  The Central Cougars, … more
In the 51 years of the Litchfield High School wrestling program, the Panthers have accomplished a lot: seven regional titles, two team state trophies, 20 individual medalists and seven runner-up … 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
If making it to state was fulfillment of a dream for Litchfield High School senior Jefferson Thomas, winning a match on his sport’s biggest stage had to be the icing on the cake. Thomas, who … more
For the last 12 years, the name Quarton has been associated with success at Litchfield High School, be it on the track, the cross country course, or in the classroom. First it was Victoria, who … more
In life, in sports, when things do not go your way, all the problems begin to pile up on you. When the negatives attack you it is not always the result that is looked for, but how you handle 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
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