Final weekend of WIVC Football Nearly Set

By Gary Scott on April 19, 2021 at 6:54am

Pairings are set for the final weekend of Western Illinois Valley Conference football next weekend.             Greenfield-Northwestern hosts Camp Point for the overall title Friday night.             West Central will go to Brown County Friday night in the battle of 2nd place teams.             Mendon Unity will hosts Carrollton, and Triopia goes to Calhoun for […]

Eilering To Retire From Routt Girls Basketball

By Benjamin Cox on April 17, 2021 at 8:36am

Joe Eilering is stepping down as the head girls’ basketball coach at Routt after 14 seasons. Routt Principal Nick Roscetti and Athletic Director Barry Creviston told the Journal Courier last night that Eilering was planning on retiring at the school year’s end. During his tenure at Routt, Eilering led the Rockets to eight 20-win seasons, […]

Wednesday Sports

By Gary Scott on April 14, 2021 at 6:44am

Jacksonville stopped Springfield at the JHS Bowl last night. The Crimsons swept the match in two sets, 25-19, 25-23.             Elsewhere, Routt rolled North Greene in two sets 25-19, 25-13 to go 9-1 on the season, West Central dropped Griggsville Perry in two sets, Triopia defeated Carrollton in three sets,  Beardstown defeats Illini West in […]

IHSA Announces New Guidance for Spring Sports, Schedule for State Finals for Baseball, Softball & Track

By Benjamin Cox on April 13, 2021 at 12:09pm

The IHSA Board announced new guidance for ongoing sports after their monthly meeting yesterday. IHSA announced that the Illinois Department of Public Health had updated guidance for students in low-risk and high-risk Spring sports. Students competing in low-risk outdoor sports and activities are no longer required to wear masks while competing. In-season IHSA sports and […]

1A-2A All State Basketball Coaches

By Gary Scott on April 12, 2021 at 12:13pm

Three players from Western Illinois Valley Conference teams have been named to Class 1A state state basketball teams.             One of the players, junior Tate Kunzeman of Griggsville Perry, was named to the first team by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.             Receiving special mention were junior Caden Moore of Triopia, and senior Ben Eberlin […]

Jacksonville Night at Busch Stadium Returns This Year

By Benjamin Cox on April 11, 2021 at 2:52pm

Jacksonville Night at Busch Stadium is back this year. The date for Jacksonville Night is set for Thursday, July 22nd as the Cardinals take on the Cubs. Shelly Singleton says that the Cardinals hope to have the stadium fully reopened by this summer: “We hope and the Cardinals hope also that by the summertime we […]

Clanton New Track Coach for North Greene

By Gary Scott on March 30, 2021 at 9:46am

The North Greene school district has hired a new track and field coach.             Sydney Clanton has taken over the program. Clanton is a PE teacher at North Greene High School and a graduate from North Greene.             She is a certified personal trainer and has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Southern Illinois […]

Monday Sports

By Gary Scott on March 29, 2021 at 6:44am

Jacksonville has a volleyball match on the road tonight.             The match will be played at 6 tonight at Pleasant Plains.             Around the area, Routt goes to Calhoun, Auburn goes to Triopia, Pittsfield hosts Pleasant Hill, Beardstown welcomes Riverton, Brown County entertains Illini West, and South County is home to play New Berlin.

WIVC Announces All Conference Teams

By Benjamin Cox on March 27, 2021 at 7:57am

The Western Illinois Valley Conference named it’s all conference girls’ and boys’ basketball teams this week. The boys’ first team included Tate Kunzeman of Griggsville-Perry, Caden Moore and Garrett Bell of Triopia, Ben Eberlin and Corey Nelson of Calhoun, Ethan Slagle and Noah Smith of West Central, Kyle Leonard of Carrollton, Gus Abell and Cory […]

Thursday Basketball

By Gary Scott on March 11, 2021 at 6:51am

Triopia and North Mac advanced to the title game at Waverly last night.             The second set of games sets the finals in the 5th place bracket. Auburn thumped GNW 52-39, and New Berlin clipped Lincolnwood 47-24. At Franklin, North Greene downed Lincolnwood JV 62-41, Carrollton beat Tri City 58-48. And, at Routt, Lutheran got […]