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The term “rubber match” generally refers to a game in which one team will be eliminated from a series, arguably when the two teams take things the most serious. While the regional … more
If the adage is that it’s difficult to beat any team three times is true, then facing off against a formidable four times in a single season would be even more challenging. This proved to be … more
Thirty-win seasons are pretty rare, even for a program that has 22 20-win seasons and more 950 wins in 48 years. Of the 690 schools who play volleyball in the IHSA, only 26 have 30 wins according to … more
It’s Saturday. You are dressed head to toe in red and black. You’ve been humming the Nokomis fight song in your head since Tuesday and anytime someone says “All it takes...” … more
It’s been quite the year for Hillsboro racer Chase Saathoff. Of the 105-plus races he entered, Saathoff finished first 86 times, with 18 other top six finishes and just two DNFs (did not … more
Nokomis senior Landon Engelman has been with the Redskin football team every step of their journey to the playoffs, but only in an off the field capacity thanks to a broken arm in week three of the … more
If the Nokomis Redskins were wanting to get a little practice in before the start of regionals on Oct. 25, the Pawnee Tournament proved to be the perfect place to do it. The Redskins finished … more
"You look fast today.” That’s what Coach Jeremy Palmer says he tells the Litchfield cross country team prior to a race. On Saturday, Coach Palmer’s premonition was right. The … more
In September, the Litchfield volleyball team snapped a 14-game losing streak against Hillsboro with a straight set victory over the Toppers at Simmons Gym. That was a non-conference meeting … more
It was military night at Sawyer Field Friday, Oct. 22, when Hillsboro High’s football team welcomed cross-county rival Litchfield for the final game of the 2021 season. Pundits expected a … more
If there is a way to point out the strength of the Greenville University Cross Country team, it is simply this: Hillsboro graduates Isaiah Atkins and Elijah Atkins were not part of the varsity … more
Litchfield racer Timothy Hearn picked up a trophy and a little spending money on Oct. 9 as he won the Alan Hutto Memorial Junior Dragster Race at Central Illinois Dragway. Competing in the 7.90 … more
Several area riders came home with wins from the Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders Hare Scrambles on Sept. 12, including Jhadyn Walker who topped the AA class and the overall adult race. The Morrisonville … more
The Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders hosted their annual Big Red Enduro on Sunday, Oct. 17, with 70 riders competing in this year’s event. Several area riders took home wins from the five-section … more
Sacred Heart-Griffin is always one of the toughest in Class 1A soccer and the Cyclones definitely brought their "A" game to the Carlinville Sectional on Wednesday, Oct. 20 against Hillsboro. In a … more
The Litchfield-Gillespie boys soccer team ended the season on a high note with three wins in a row, but how would that momentum carry over to the postseason? As it turns out, pretty well. The … more
Lincolnwood seniors Sidney Glick and Desi Pitchford have had different paths to success on the court for the Lancers, but according to their coach, there is a tie that binds the … more
It was the final home game of the season for the Nokomis High School volleyball team and the Redskins made sure the Nokomis faithful’s final thought was a good one. The Skins picked up their … more
With the regular season quickly winding down and two conference home games this week, the Litchfield Lady Panthers were hoping to establish some momentum heading into post season play. Unfortunately, … more
With games against Gillespie and Southwestern cancelled, the Hillsboro volleyball team made their way to Carlinville on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in search of their first conference win of the season. For … more
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