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Had Abby Brockmeyer’s season not been ended early due to the Coronavirus, she would have gotten even closer to 1,000 points.  But, as the sun set on the third year of her career, the … more
Six Nokomis High School basketball players earned all-conference honors from the coaches of the Prairie State Conference, with three on the girls team and three on the boys team. For the second … more
It’s been 15 years since Hillsboro’s last regional title in volleyball, but slowly the Lady Hiltoppers have become a consistent threat to bring home some hardware. After accumulating … more
Under Head Coach Kimberly Denney, 20-win seasons have been as certain as death and taxes for the Lincolnwood High School volleyball program. In Lincolnwood’s 295 games under Denney, which … more
I’ve sat here for 15 minutes trying to describe what happened on the JNSports Twitter last week and I can’t find the words. So... I guess I’ll forget about being clever and just say … more
Call it making up for lost time. While we have a few weeks off (or more) from the regular spring high school sports schedule, I want to go back a few months and finish up something that got away … more
With the entire sporting world shut down, the Nokomis Football Twitter account came rushing to the aid of those in need of something to quell their lust for competition. “Need a sports fix? … more
Thirty-seven losses seems like a lot, and it is, especially when you are experiencing every single one of them first hand the way the Litchfield High School football team and their fans have. But … more
Nokomis High School senior Carter Sabol was one of ten players selected by members of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association for this year’s Class 1A all-state first team. Sabol, who … more
Greenville University, coached by Hillsboro native Brian Patton, simply does not have a peer in track and field in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  And Litchfield graduate … more
The good news for Vincent Moore and Hunter Hancock is that they both qualified for the IESA State Wrestling Tournament and made it through this past weekend undefeated. The bad news is that they also … more
Three members of the Lincolnwood High School basketball family were recognized by the coaches of the MSM Conference with all-conference honors for the 2019-2020 season. Two of the three would come … more
For the third time in five years, the Purple Panthers will have a new skipper patrolling the diamond at Litchfield High School as Conor White enters his first year as head baseball coach at … more
On Saturday, Feb. 29, Louis Lang of Coffeen attended a mandatory USA/ASA softball umpires clinic at the Wood River Recreation Center. This meeting was hosted by the 3 Rivers Softball Association and … more
After experiencing a 23 loss season in 2018-19, the Lincolnwood-Morrisonville boys basketball team had to deal with a different type of loss this past season, one that weighed much heavier than just … more
They say that you have to crawl before you can walk, and learn to walk before you can run. This season, the Lincolnwood girls basketball team learned just how hard crawling can be. After 34 years … more
For the ninth time since 1992, the Lincolnwood Junior High seventh grade volleyball team is headed to the IESA State Finals.  The team, who finished fourth in Class 7-2A last year, earned … more
Sammi Matoush, a Hillsboro graduate, and the rest of the Washington University women’s basketball team will probably look back at the 2019-2020 season as the season they started to turn it … more
It’s difficult to not sound like a broken record when recapping a season for the Nokomis Boys Basketball team. Twenty win season? Check. Mohawk Classic title? Check. Opponents average fewer … more
The 2019-2020 season was the year of the youth movement for the Nokomis girls basketball team as nine of the 13 players on this year’s roster were freshmen. While there were some growing … more
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