IHSA considering multiple changes for football in 2016

By Ryne Turke on November 25 at 12:16pm


A proposal to the IHSA is aiming to make some changes to high school football in 2016. One item from the proposal would reduce the number of summer contact days Read More

All State FB Teams

By Gary Scott on November 20 at 11:00am

Three area Class 1A players, and one 2A player from the area have been named to the Illinois Football Coaches Association all state football teams. All three 1A players are Read More

IC FB All Conference Picks

By Gary Scott on November 18 at 3:44pm

Illinois College has placed nine players on the all Midwest Conference South Division football team. Named to the first team were quarterback Brady Huber, receiver Logan Uyetake, defensive back Dinari Read More

Latest JHS Sports HOF Class Announced

By Gary Scott on November 8 at 6:03am

Twelve record setting athletes will be inducted into the Jacksonville High School Sports Hall of Fame in February. The list includes one IHSA state champion, a 7 time MVP, and Read More

Chicago Cubs roster embraces local fan’s Hands-Helmet creation during postseason run

By Ryne Turke on October 8 at 1:35pm


A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan from Jacksonville is responsible for the infamous hands-helmet social media is buzzing about. On Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs punched their ticket into the National Read More

Mac volleyball benefiting cystic fibrosis tonight

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 11:54am


Tonight’s MacMurray College volleyball scrimmage against Augustana College will be raising money to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event is scheduled to kick off with a junior varsity match Read More

District 117 officials open to elementary basketball league

By Ryne Turke on August 23 at 7:15am


District 117’s superintendent is showing interest in starting a youth basketball league for students at the elementary grade level. The idea was brought up by a District 117 parent during Read More

JHS hires Dion as Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

By Ryne Turke on August 5 at 7:21am


Jacksonville High School has selected Joey Dion for the Athletic Director/Assistant Principal position. According to JHS Principal Mike McGiles, Dion is extremely qualified for the job. “He was the principal Read More

Jacksonville man representing Team USA in Special Olympics World Games

By Ryne Turke on July 21 at 10:10am

Photo by Jeremy Davidson

A Jacksonville man has been selected to compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Fifty-two year old Kevin Bush, who resides at Pathway Services, is one of 11 athletes Read More

Local 7U baseball team heading to Little League World Series in Kansas

By Ryne Turke on July 11 at 5:38am


A local 7U baseball team is having a season to remember. The Central Illinois Swing, comprised of six and seven year old players from Greenfield, Shipman, Gillespie, Carlinville, Golden Eagle Read More