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It isn’t wise to predict the outcome of a varsity basketball game by watching the junior varsity contest, but those entering the Pana High School gym to encounter the Panthers can gain insight … more
The Calvary Saints made 14-of-23 free throws in the fourth quarter to hand Lincolnwood a 46-39 loss on Friday, Feb. 14. Calvary’s defense was key in the opening quarter of the game, as they … more
The bank was open late in Carlinville on Monday, Feb. 10, as Vanessa Compton dropped in a three-pointer off the backboard with 2:30 to play to give Hillsboro a 42-39 lead in their regional game with … more
A vigorous man-to-man defense and a 5’9” sophomore forward helped eliminate the Litchfield Lady Panthers from the IHSA Class 2A basketball regional Monday night, Feb. 10, at Carlinville … more
In a way, Lincolnwood’s 50-27 loss to Sandoval on Monday, Feb. 10, was a glimpse of the Lady Lancers season as a whole. After 34 years without a program of their own, Lincolnwood brought … more
The Nokomis Redskins picked up their seventh win in eight games on Tuesday, Feb. 11, with a 62-32 victory over an overmatched Pawnee squad. Despite having just six players on their roster, Pawnee … more
North Mac kept the Lincolnwood boys basketball team from picking up their fourth straight win on Tuesday, Feb. 11, with a 59-48 victory in Girard. The host Panthers started out strong on their … more
The 2020 portion of the Litchfield basketball schedule has been a challenge for the Litchfield Purple Panthers, and it did not get any easier on Tuesday night, Feb. 11.  After finishing 2019 … more
After placing fourth in the IESA State Tournament last year as seventh graders, the Litchfield Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team started the postseason off on the right foot with a … more
Hillsboro’s offense was like a cranky lawn mower’s internal combustion engine on a cold winter morning when the Toppers took the floor Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, in South Central … more
Last year the Litchfield wrestling team took seven wrestlers to regionals. This year, nearly that many made it out as six Panthers and one alternate punched their tickets to the sectional tournament … more
Last season, Jonah Harkins was two wins away from earning a state qualifying spot. Now, Harkins has a second chance. With 28 wins, the Hillsboro senior has six more victories than he did at this … more
Even before the finish of the Carlinville/Greenville girls basketball game, the Hillsboro Lady Hiltoppers knew to even have a chance at the conference title they would have to beat Southwestern … more
The bus trip between Hillsboro and Nokomis has been a fearful one for the Toppers since Steve Kimbro became the head basketball coach in 1981; when the Hiltoppers headed northeast on Rt. 16 Saturday … more
A strong start put Lincolnwood up big early as the Lancers claimed a 51-32 victory over Sangamon Valley. The Lancers weathered the Storm, so to speak, holding Sangamon Valley to just two field … more
The Nokomis Lady Redskins traveled to Cowden on Feb. 6, to battle the Lady Wildcats of the Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City co-op for their last regular season game.  The Redskins knew they were … more
Carly Boden, Carson Jackson and Emily Senjan played their last high school game in Simmons Gym last Thursday, Feb. 6, and it ended on a positive note for the Litchfield Lady Panthers as they handed … more
The Lincolnwood girls basketball team turned in one of their best JV performances of the season on Friday, Feb. 7, with a narrow 30-24 loss to Litchfield, but the extra effort in the prelim left the … more
The Carlinville boys’ basketball team that Hillsboro defeated 60-46 the day after Christmas in the Cavies’ holiday tournament wasn’t the same team the Toppers faced on Friday, Feb. … more
The Purple Panthers’ upset bid in the battle of the Panthers would come up short Friday night, Feb. 7, as the Pana Panthers defeated the Litchfield Purple Panthers 61-46 in a South Central … more
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