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The Hillsboro High School boys and girls track teams headed east to open up the 2019 season as they competed in indoor meets in Jacksonville on March 2 and Elsah on March 9. Competing in the Class … more
Ultimately, one trip to state just wasn’t enough for the Lincolnwood Junior High volleyball program this year as the eighth grade Lady Knights followed in the footsteps of their seventh grade … more
Hillsboro graduate Carly Cameron wanted to get through the Illinois College women's basketball season by being injury free.  She finished not only injury free, but as one of two Illinois … more
Unproven. That's the word that best described the 2018-19 Nokomis High School boys basketball team at the start of the season, at least at the varsity level. Yes, the Redskins returned Carter … more
They may be just starting their volleyball careers at Lincolnwood, but this year's seventh grade volleyball team has already made some pretty special memories in a short amount of time. The team, … more
Not many young wrestlers have the opportunity to make it to the IKWF State Championships, but even fewer are able to win at the event. more
Two Litchfield Middle School wrestlers ended their seasons on the state medalist podium on Saturday, March 9, at the IESA State Wrestling Tournament at the Convocation Center on the campus of … more
"State Tournament Fever" gripped Hillsboro a few weeks ago when the Lady Toppers made their postseason run to a fourth place finish in the IHSA Girls Basketball State Finals, but now the epidemic has … more
It may take a village to raise a child, but if that child wants to play a sport at a high level? A village might not be enough. Time after time you hear about elite athletes crediting a laundry … more
Hillsboro senior Sammi Matoush earned first team all-state honors by both the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and the Associated Press after a stellar senior season for the Lady … more
Litchfield played 27 games in 2018-19, two less than last year. They finished with seven wins and 20 losses. They lost some close games, two by two points and one in overtime. more
It's been a productive postseason so far for the Litchfield Middle School wrestling team, but the Panther Cubs are hoping for even more success this weekend. more
Last month, Hillsboro High School senior Jake Hefley wrapped up an superb wrestling career with a trip to the IHSA State Finals. Now, it's his younger brother's turn. Gunner Hefley earned a spot … more
When the Nokomis Redskins were upset by a young Central A&M Raiders team in the sectional championship last season, everyone knew it wouldn’t be the last time the two teams would duke it … more
Looking in from the outside, the 2018-19 Litchfield Purple Panthers had a lot of questions as they entered their campaign. The 12 players and the coaching staff did not have any questions though as … more
Evaluations always seem simple, but never are. As a teacher, I was often nervous at evaluation time, not because I was unsure of myself but because I was always unsure about the perspective of the … more
Ashley Schneider, a Nokomis graduate, and the rest of the Illinois Wesleyan University basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division III Nationals.  The former Redskin player has a great … more
On Dec. 20, the Nokomis Redskins took an 18-2 first quarter lead on the St. Elmo/Brownstown Eagles and never looked back, picking up a 57-41 win. The two teams met again in the Altamont Sectional on Tuesday night, Feb. 26, and the Redskins came out on top again by a score of 57-34.  more
Some of the most successful athletes in the history of Lincolnwood athletics have come from girls basketball, but with the exception of a short time in the late 1970s and early 1980s, these standouts have always had to take the floor somewhere else. more
Four local high school students represented Montgomery County high schools at the 2019 Boys IHSA Swim Sectionals on Saturday, Feb. 16. Shaw Riggs, 16, of Hillsboro, represented Hillsboro High … more
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