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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
For the 15th time in the volleyball program’s history, the Lincolnwood Lancers are regional champions. The latest championship came at the expense of the neighbors, the Morrisonville Mohawks, … more
There were a lot of similarities between the Oakwood Comets and Nokomis Redskins, who squared off in round one of the playoffs on Friday, Nov. 1.  Both teams featured a hard-hitting defense, … more
After missing last year’s state tournament, Litchfield High School will be represented at the IHSA Class 1A State Cross Country Finals once again Litchfield senior Caroline Quarton finished … more
On Monday night, Oct. 28, the Hillsboro High School boys soccer team honored their group as well as put a wrap on one of their most successful seasons in program history with the annual awards … more
Some athletes simply have a taste for the position they play.  Kenny Lauderdale, a Rockford University junior soccer player and Litchfield graduate, would be one such player.  "I love … more
The season began for real for the Lincolnwood High School volleyball team on Wednesday, Oct. 30, as the Lancers kicked off the postseason against the Knights of Metro-East Lutheran.  The … more
It was a less than ideal way to end a spectacular season for the Hillsboro volleyball team as the Toppers fell to Staunton in two games at the Greenville Regional on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Hillsboro … more
Sophomore Marley Smith recorded 12 kills, four points and two blocks to help Auburn eliminate the Litchfield Lady Panthers from the IHSA Class 2A Auburn Regional Tournament Monday night. Coach Jeff … more
The Lady Redskin’s 2019 season came to an end as Nokomis traveled to Mt. Olive to play Morrisonville in the first game of regionals on Monday, Oct. 28. The Lady Redskins knew they would have … more
For those of you planning on making the 240 mile round trip from Nokomis to Oakwood High School in Fithian on Friday, Nov. 1, here's a little background information on the Comets. Located in … more
With the rain pouring down, the Nokomis Redskins kept the ball on the ground to earn their seventh win of the season, beating Ridgeview 8-0 on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Redskins ran the ball 48 times … more
Both the visiting Hillsboro football fans and their Pana counterparts enjoyed a beautiful sunset as the dusk settled Friday, Oct. 25, but only the Pana fans enjoyed the fireworks touched off after … more
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