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Trailing by 15 points at the end of three quarters, Coach Brandon Engelman's Nokomis Lady Redskins mounted a furious rally at Litchfield Tuesday night, Nov. 19, that fell just short as the Lady … more
The Litchfield Lady Panthers opened their 2019-20 season at James Hlafka Hall in Bunker Hill Monday evening, Nov. 18, with a bang and rolled to a 50-10 decision over the Minutemaids.  Becky … more
Three members of the Hillsboro High School volleyball team were among the 18 named to this year’s South Central Conference all-conference teams for the 2019 season. Kaci Papin, Kayli Ward … more
Two members of the Nokomis High School volleyball team were recognized by the coaches of the Prairie State Conference by earning honorable mention status on this year's all-conference volleyball … more
Five Hillsboro Hiltoppers and two Litchfield Purple Panthers were among the 94 players picked for this year's South Central Conference all-conference football teams. The Toppers actually earned … more
The Nokomis High School football team came away with 15 honorees on this year's Prairie State Conference all-conference teams, including one of the two big awards for the season. Ryan Janssen, the … more
 Sometimes in high school sports a program will enter a season as a rebuilding season or a reloading season, and after a 20-win season last year, the 2019-2020 Litchfield Purple Panthers will … more
Twenty-five Hillsboro High boys began preparation for their 2019/2020 basketball season on Monday, Nov. 11; the public's first chance to see them in action will come at the squad's annual Black and … more
Since he was eight-years-old, the goal for Alex Eickhoff has always been to "go big." On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Hillsboro High School senior made good on that goal, going "B1G," as in the Big Ten … more
Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out and such is the case for the Litchfield High School varsity volleyball team as their season ended with an early loss to the … more
Abby Brockmeyer, a Lincolnwood graduate and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale junior, showed in the first two SIUC games, she is just as determined to score her second 500 points as … more
Members of the Hillsboro High School football family gathered on Monday, Nov. 4, for the Toppers' annual awards banquet. Coach Aaron Duff and his staff handed out awards to this year's team … more
For the second straight year, the Nokomis volleyball team ended the season with three wins, but the good news is that the tribe will be much more experienced next season. Five freshmen and two … more
Over the last 12 years, the Quartons have frequently made the early November trip to the IHSA Cross Country State Finals at Detweiller Park in  Peoria, but this last outing was a bittersweet one … more
In its first two years, the Nokomis High School girls basketball team has raised more than $7,000 for the Montgomery County Cancer Association through their Shoot Down Cancer initiative. Now, the … more
Kevin Arnold picked up a win by rear naked choke in his first match at the IMMAF-WMMAA Amateur MMA World Championships, which are being held in Bahrain between Nov. 11 and Nov. 16. Arnold, … more
Another successful season came to an end for the Lincolnwood High School volleyball team on Monday, Nov. 4, as the Lancers fell to a talented Waterloo Gibault Catholic team on their home court in … more
I've eaten crow before, figuratively; and I have a napkin in my lap as I begin this review. When I wrote the football season preview back in August after watching the Toppers' pre-season sports drink … more
At 5'5", Marke Freeman's presence on stage at the Lincolnwood High School auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 30, wasn't overwhelming, but the former Lanphier and Northern Illinois University standout's … more
The Lincolnwood High School basketball preview night is a tradition in Raymond, but this year's event on Saturday, Nov. 16, has a new twist to it. For the first time in more than 30 years, female … more
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