Few Changes in Week 2 AP High School Rankings

By Benjamin Cox on September 11, 2019 at 11:49am

Forreston remains atop the Class 1A poll this week. Camp Point Central has dropped a spot to #6. Carrollton remains in the #10 spot. Brown County still hangs outside the top 10 but still received votes in the poll this week for the second week in a row. Beardstown leap frogs up to #5 in […]

IHSA Has An Official Shortage

By Benjamin Cox on September 9, 2019 at 8:34am

Friday Night Lights for football may soon be disappearing. Currently, the IHSA is experiencing a massive shortage for referees. The consequence of not finding a game official is the players can’t play the game. The total number of referees dropped by about 2,000 people in the last nine years, according to IHSA. Between young people […]

MacMurray hires a new Wrestling Coach

By Gary Scott on September 4, 2019 at 9:44am

MacMurray College has hired a new wrestling coach. He is Graham Karwath, and he replaces Alberto Quiros. Quiros has resigned from the post. Karwath has coached men’s and women’s wrestling at Lindenwood University in Belleville. This past year, he helped put together the men’s team most successful year to date. He guided the women’s team […]

Tuesday Sports Results

By Benjamin Cox on September 4, 2019 at 6:02am

In boys soccer last night JHS shut out Decatur-MacArthur 3-0. In girls volleyball: Camp Point Central over Rushville in 3 sets, Pleasant Plains over Auburn in two, Illini West defeated Beardstown in two, Greenfield/Northwestern was defeated by Lincolnwood in two, JHS over MacArthur in two close games, New Berlin over PORTA in two, Riverton lost […]

SLIAC Conference Celebrates 30 Years

By Benjamin Cox on August 29, 2019 at 10:54am

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout the 2019-20 academic year. To celebrate the anniversary the SLIAC will be utilizing a special logo this season. Throughout the year the conference office will also be releasing special feature stories on their website. Stories will highlight individuals, players, and teams that helped […]

JHS Grad to Play Volleyball in Austria

By Benjamin Cox on August 21, 2019 at 12:11pm

Jaelyn Keene, a 2014 Jacksonville High School graduate, has signed a contract to play professional volleyball in Austria, according to the State Journal-Register. Keene has signed to play with the KTSC Kelag Wildacts of Klagenfurt, Austria. Keene recently played 3 years of volleyball at Illinois State University and a year of beach volleyball at the […]

IC Announce Men’s Head Volleyball Coach

By Benjamin Cox on August 12, 2019 at 11:33am

Illinois College Director of Athletics Mike Snyder has introduced via a press release today Jim Hunstein as the first head coach of the new Illinois College men’s volleyball program. Hunstein, currently the women’s head coach at Lindenwood University-Belleville, will continue coaching the Lynx in their final season before officially taking the reins of the new […]

Young and Held Make Sports Headlines

By Gary Scott on August 1, 2019 at 9:32am

A Winchester High School graduate is making a mark in the junior Olympics. Austin Young, who graduated from Winchester High School this spring, has placed 5th out of 60 in the AAU Junior Olympics at Greensboro, North Carolina. Young set a personal best of 6 feet, 6 and three quarters inches in the high jump […]

Vinyard Hired As NG Basketball Coach

By Benjamin Cox on July 19, 2019 at 9:12am

According to a report from the Journal Courier, Justin Vinyard was hired as North Greene High School’s next Head Boys Basketball Coach. Vinyard will be replacing Brett Barry who resigned after the season this winter to become the athletic director full time. Vinyard is a 2009 graduate of North Greene High School. He graduated from […]

Meredosia Volleyball Has A New Coach

By Benjamin Cox on June 21, 2019 at 10:16am

The Meredosia School Board approved Victoria Miller as the new head volleyball coach at their June monthly meeting Wednesday night. Miller replaces Amy Davis who resigned at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Miller, a 2013 graduate of West Central High School in Winchester, was a star volleyball player.