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From Tessa Steffen’s own lips regarding college softball, “it is much harder to hit the ball than in high school.” While it might be the statement of every college hitter … more
The last few years of Dominic Ruppert’s life have been unforgettable. He’s been able to meet new people, see new places and do things he never thought he’d be able to do... like be … more
The following is from Carlinville High School Athletic Director Darrin DeNeve’s “Today in Carlinville Athletics” newsletter from Wednesday, May 13. Good morning, CHS … more
by Kyle Herschelman   High schoolers haven’t been the only athletes to take a hit due to cancellations over the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it be soccer, basketball, baseball and … more
Sixteen young anglers hauled in almost 65 pounds of fish in the inaugural Nokomis Bass Fishing Tournament on Sunday, April 26. “I was looking for a good way to have a fun activity while … more
Just over a week ago, I threw out a question on social media that I hoped would draw some discussion: If you went to school in Montgomery County, what year was the best boys basketball team in your … more
The success of any athlete, especially a college athlete, is a team effort.  Team Carly Cameron was easily identified. Not only did it include the Hillsboro graduate’s Illinois College … more
Austin Grabow’s football career at Illinois College officially ended last fall, but the education is scheduled to continue.  The Hillsboro graduate started his football career as an … more
While it didn’t become official until March 24, Victoria Francis wasn’t surprised when the decision was made to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until 2021. more
When the Covid-19 outbreak first hit, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held feared the worst. “In my mind, I thought postponement equaled cancellation,” said Held, a graduate of Sacred … more
Things are still at a standstill in the world of high school sports, and in the world in general, but IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson hinted on March 25 that the governing body may be willing … more
Had Abby Brockmeyer’s season not been ended early due to the Coronavirus, she would have gotten even closer to 1,000 points.  But, as the sun set on the third year of her career, the … more
I’ve sat here for 15 minutes trying to describe what happened on the JNSports Twitter last week and I can’t find the words. So... I guess I’ll forget about being clever and just say … more
Call it making up for lost time. While we have a few weeks off (or more) from the regular spring high school sports schedule, I want to go back a few months and finish up something that got away … more
Greenville University, coached by Hillsboro native Brian Patton, simply does not have a peer in track and field in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  And Litchfield graduate … more
The good news for Vincent Moore and Hunter Hancock is that they both qualified for the IESA State Wrestling Tournament and made it through this past weekend undefeated. The bad news is that they also … more
On Saturday, Feb. 29, Louis Lang of Coffeen attended a mandatory USA/ASA softball umpires clinic at the Wood River Recreation Center. This meeting was hosted by the 3 Rivers Softball Association and … more
Sammi Matoush, a Hillsboro graduate, and the rest of the Washington University women’s basketball team will probably look back at the 2019-2020 season as the season they started to turn it … more
Kayla Crawford of Hillsboro will be participating in the Midwest Indoor Pickleball Championships Pro Exhibition Matches in Charleston, Illinois, on the campus of Eastern Illinois University on March … more
It's the postseason for seventh grade volleyball and three area teams are still alive in three different classes. In IESA Class 7-3A, Hillsboro picked up a regional championship in Divernon, while … more
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