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A morale boost was needed; on the last day of April, Hillsboro’s baseball team was short-gamed in Virden by an undefeated North Mac squad, 18-7, despite jumping to a 4-0 lead and scoring seven … more
On April 22, the Hillsboro High School girls soccer team played in their first home game since May 8, 2019, just 16 days short of two full years. It was a day that many Hillsboro players had been … more
The Lady Panthers of Litchfield took the field for the first time this season Thursday, April 29, as they picked up a 1-0 win over the Staunton Bulldogs in Staunton.  With the 2020 season … more
If you have ever been through the local Fusion Aquatic Center attached to the Hillsboro Area Hospital any night of the week in the last six years, you may have seen 13-year-old Witt native Hope Speiser training in the pool.  more
In golf, it would have to be considered a clean sweep.  Or maybe more than a clean sweep. Hillsboro graduate Alex White was simply part of that sweep. The Parkland College freshman would … more
COVID-19 protocols kept Lincolnwood softball from squaring off against Hillsboro on Friday, April 30, but some quick work gave the Lancers another opponent as they took on Mt. Pulaski at Kiwanis … more
On Friday, April 30, it came full circle for the Litchfield head baseball coach Conor White, as he stepped foot on the Sacred Heart-Griffin campus as a head coach, the same campus where White … more
With limited practice time and a young line-up, the Litchfield High School softball team is still trying to find its footing as the 2021 season opened up for the Lady Panthers this past week. more
Tuesday was another civil war for the athletes of Lincolnwood and Morrisonville High School as the softball teams from the neighboring districts squared off in Raymond on April 27. The meeting was … more
No matter how you slice it, 2-0 looks pretty good for the Hillsboro High School boys tennis team. With more new faces after a break from the school operetta, Hillsboro picked up win number two in … more
A long playoff run may have been in the cards for the 2020 version of the Nokomis High School baseball team had the pandemic not struck last March. While many of those players have graduated, the … more
When the first three batters reached base and then scored when Hillsboro opened the baseball season in Taylorville Monday afternoon, April 26, the tone was set; when the first three Tornado batters … more
Coming off an impressive 9-0 victory against Beardstown for their home opener, the Hillsboro girls soccer team continued to pour on goals in their narrow victory over the Staunton Bulldogs on … more
After a narrow loss to Gillespie to start the week, the Morrisonville High School baseball team picked up their second victory of the season on Tuesday, April 27, with a 4-2 victory over Mt. … more
With nine first-year players on the roster, 2021 may have some mountains to climb for the Hillsboro High School softball team, but the Toppers’ last two games showed that they are taking steps … more
When the St. Louis University-softball playing Billikins earned a 3-2 win over Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, it was truly a team win.  Not only did it take the entire Billikin … more
When football was pushed back in the fall of 2020, it left an empty space in the hearts of many that wasn’t filled until this spring when players were finally given a chance to take the … more
Although realists would say one has to win an athletic contest to have a good feeling about the result, both players and parent/fans of Hillsboro’s football team should have left Piasa Friday … more
After nearly pulling out a win in their opening game against Jerseyville, the Hillsboro girls soccer team put on a show in front of their home fans on Thursday, April 22. The Toppers found the back … more
Seven Hillsboro High School players, along with five players from the Gillespie/Litchfield co-op team, were among those honored with all-conference accolades by the soccer coaches of the South … more
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