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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
Anyone expecting Steve Kimbro to stand up and brag on himself after he was handed the microphone following his final game as boys  basketball coach at Nokomis High School probably doesn’t … 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
Be it nerves or adrenaline from the large crowd gathered for senior night, or the fact that Edinburg is just better than they were a month ago, Thursday’s game between Lincolnwood and the … more
The Nokomis boys basketball game on Friday, Feb. 21, was about endings as the school celebrated the accomplishments of two legendary coaches, Head Coach Steve Kimbro and Assistant Coach Brian … 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
Nokomis and Madison have had some pretty significant battles on the Redskins’ home court. There was the sectional title game in 2010, a double overtime affair, won by the Trojans 79-77, that … more
A strong defensive showing in the second quarter helped the Lincolnwood boys basketball team score a 46-41 win over Greenfield-Northwestern on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in what may be a regional prequel for … 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
Kyra Huber, a Hillsboro graduate and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh sprinter, helped her indoor track squad simply dominate.  In a dual meet with Lawrence University, Wisconsin-Oshkosh won a … 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
Nokomis High School got the opportunity to host regionals this year, meaning the Lady Redskins had the home court advantage.  On Thursday, Feb. 13, they hosted Calhoun in the regional … more
The Nokomis boys basketball team edged closer to the 20-win plateau on Saturday, Feb. 15, with a 67-42 victory over Vandalia to improve to 19-9 on the season,  The Redskins, who have reached … more
Simmons Gym would be rockin’ for the last time in the 2019-2020 season on Friday, Feb. 14, when Litchfield hosted South Central Conference opponent, the Carlinville Cavaliers.  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 Calvary Saints made 14-of-23 free throws in the fourth quarter to hand Lincolnwood a 46-39 loss on Friday, Feb. 14. Calvary’s defense was key in the opening quarter of the game, as they … 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
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