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Almost everyday, Litchfield Head Softball Coach Jessica Ball receives a reminder of what the COVID-19 pandemic is taking from her team. “I already uploaded the schedule and everyday it pops … more
After losing just two players from last year’s team, which won Litchfield’s sixth regional championship in girls soccer since 2013, the 2020 edition of the Lady Panthers was ready to hit … more
Two Montgomery County teams were among the eight competing for the top spot in the Lady Viper Invite at Terry Park Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 12. Hosted by South County, the Waverly-Franklin … more
Nokomis’ match-up with Springfield Lutheran on Tuesday, Feb. 23, was everything that you have come to expect from the Redskins over the last 40 years or so. Coach Dan DeWerff’s team … more
The Litchfield boys golf team continued their consistently solid play on Wednesday, Sept. 9, with just six strokes separating the six varsity Panthers. Vandalia, unfortunately for Litchfield, was … more
The Hillsboro girls cross country team took second to Staunton on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in a five team meet at Schneider Park in Brighton. The Lady Hiltoppers would have three of the top five … more
“Waste not, want not” could have been the theme of Hillsboro’s pregame huddle before they hosted the Carlinville Cavaliers in South Central action Monday evening, Feb. 22, as … more
The Hillsboro boys golf team picked up a pair of wins on their home course on Thursday, Sept. 10, against Auburn and PORTA. In a very close match at the Hillsboro Country Club, the Toppers … more
With 2:40 left in the third quarter, the Lincolnwood girls basketball team had recovered from a seven point deficit against visiting Brussels and seemed poised to make their move. Eight minutes … more
Ellie Knight was lights out for Auburn, but Lincolnwood managed to fend off PORTA and Taylorville on Thursday, Sept. 10, to take second at the Lady Lancers’ home match. Knight shot a 39 to … more
Like his three brothers before him, Braeston Brummet of Nokomis has his sites set on becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank a boy scout can earn. To reach this goal, his plan is to help another … more
You would be hard pressed to find a team playing better than the Hillsboro girls basketball team after the team’s 43-30 win over Carlinville on Feb. 22. Arguably, the Toppers are two made … more
Hundreds of riders, from age four to over-60, hit the Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders trails on Sunday, Sept. 13, for a day of hare scrambles. The races were held in honor of Jonah Niehaus, a motorcycle … more
After scoring just two points in Litchfield’s season opening loss to Staunton on Feb. 19, senior Cara Pence lit the scoreboard for 18 against Vandalia Monday evening, Feb. … more
The Litchfield Purple Panthers knew coming into this season they would have several hurdles to get through, one being an inexperienced lineup.  A two-week set back would not help matters out, … more
Only a few months after selling the Midwest Royals All-Star Cheer Gym, Beth Cherry is stepping into her next phase, Be Still Yoga and Meditation. Cherry’s newest venture is a faith based … more
For two years, Ray Wille was a Highlander. Now, the Hillsboro High School grad will be a Scot. Wille, who played football for MacMurray College the last two … more
The Calhoun Warriors handed the Nokomis girls basketball team their second loss of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 23, beating the Redskins by just three points, 48-45. Shooting wasn’t the issue … more
On Saturday, Aug. 15, Indian Springs Golf Course was buzzing with activity as the seventh annual Arrowhead Open teed off. With athletics in flux due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the funds raised by … more
If all had gone as planned, Nokomis senior Evan Herpstreith would have been finishing off a successful junior season in June of 2020 with college coaches breathing down his neck. But the world had … more
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