SJ-R Honors 3 Area Female Golfers

By Benjamin Cox on December 28, 2020 at 6:20am

The State Journal Registered continued their Capitol Region Sports Awards yesterday honoring two Routt golfers and another from Auburn. Routt Senior Makenna Baptist was selected for her 5th place finish in the Class 1A Quincy Notre Dame Regional at Westview Golf Course and scored a 95 to get 25th place in the Rochester Sectional. Junior Addie […]

Five Area Golfers Honored By SJ-R As Top In the Area

By Benjamin Cox on December 21, 2020 at 4:01pm

The State Journal Register has named 5 area golfers as a part of their Top 12 Golf Honorees. At the end of the next academic year on July 8th, the SJ-R will honor the top student athletes from the local high schools at the Capital Region High School Sports Awards. In preparation for the event, […]

Coultas Inducted In ICBA Hall of Fame For Class of ’20

By Benjamin Cox on December 8, 2020 at 6:05am

West Central Illinois has another well-known ICBA Hall of Fame member for the Class of 2020. As a Friend of Basketball, long-time Winchester basketball scoreboard officials and Winchester tournament historian Kent Coultas will go into the hall along with WLDS’ own Mark Whalen. Coultas, known as the Winchester Tournament Whiz to many, has been responsible […]

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame To Induct Mark Whalen In ’21 Class

By Benjamin Cox on December 7, 2020 at 11:12am

WLDS/WEAI will have another member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Mark Whalen has been named to the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021.  Whalen began broadcasting in 1988 after being asked to go along with former station owner, the late Jerry Symons to the Collinsville Tournament.  Whalen says he’s […]

IHSA Pauses Winter Sports, IESA Ceases Contact Days

By Benjamin Cox on November 19, 2020 at 3:33pm

The Illinois High School Association decided on Tuesday evening to pause winter sports. The decision came shortly after Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that the state would be moving to Tier 3 mitigations on Tuesday afternoon due to the exponential rising COVID-19 cases. In a written statement on Tuesday, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson said he […]

Routt Players Heading to Division I Baseball

By Benjamin Cox on November 18, 2020 at 5:54am

Routt Catholic High School Senior Cory Ronan signed a scholarship to play baseball for the University of Hawaii yesterday. The Journal Courier reports that Ronan signed on to the scholarship in a brief ceremony at the Routt baseball field yesterday afternoon. Ronan is believed to be the first player at Routt to earn a Division […]

Pritzker Doubles Down On No Basketball

By Ali Pyle on November 17, 2020 at 11:52am

The Illinois High School Association announced last Wednesday that it has formally invited Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health to a special board meeting on Thursday. Yesterday during his COVID-19 press briefing, the Governor formally declined that invitation and doubled down on the delay of the basketball season until Spring: “You […]

Downstate Schools Ask To Negotiate Further Cancellations of Extracurricular Activities

By Benjamin Cox on November 11, 2020 at 8:34am

Several downstate school districts are asking for a seat at the table with Governor J.B. Pritzker when it comes to after school and extracurricular activities being canceled or changed. The letter outlines several challenges that more than 200 school superintendents have seen across the down state region. The letter says that the governor should consider […]

IHSA Defies Pritzker, IDPH on Basketball Season

By Benjamin Cox on October 28, 2020 at 4:08pm

The Illinois High School Association and Governor J.B. Pritzker are set to clash over whether the 2020 winter basketball season will be held. According to email sent to athletic directors around the state today, IHSA spokesperson Matt Troha wrote that the IHSA will be following their own safety and mitigation guidelines as it relates to […]

Chatham-Glenwood Sweeps Top Spots at Jacksonville Cross Country Regional

By Benjamin Cox on October 24, 2020 at 7:48pm

Chatham-Glenwood’s Aidan Peterson and Thomas Herbst took the top two spots at the Jacksonville Cross Country 2A Regional held at Community Park this afternoon. Glenwood won the day with 20 points with Rochester at 80 points and Springfield High with 86 points round out the team competition. Lincoln and Civic Memorial rounded out the top […]