Four Boys’ Basketball Players in the Area Receive All-State Honorable Mention Honors

By Benjamin Cox on March 9, 2023 at 2:20pm

Four area boys’ basketball players were named to Honorable Mention in the AP’s All State Team today. West Central Junior Zack Evans and Routt Senior Michael Wilson were named in 1A. In 2A, PORTA senior Gavin Arthalony and Pleasant Plains Senior Zach Powell.

CS8 All Conference

By Gary Scott on March 8, 2023 at 12:10pm

JHS placed 13 wrestlers on the CS-8 all conference squads. There were nine players on the boys’ squad, and four on the girls’ team. The Crimson boys are Deshawn Armstrong, Ian Willner, Joe Reif, Colin Reif, James Cotton, Keaton Wilhelm, Luca Thies, Mason Meyer and Oliver Cooley. JHS finished 2nd in the conference behind Glenwood. […]

Flynn Receives Honorable Mention All State Basketball Honors

By Benjamin Cox on March 2, 2023 at 1:15pm

Brown County Girls’ Basketball Senior Point Guard Katey Flynn has been named an Honorable Mention 1A Associated Press Girls Basketball All State team member. Flynn led the Lady Hornets to a 31-4 record, a WIVC Conference crown, and a regional title. The regional title marked the first time Brown County had won back-to-back regional titles. […]

Jenkins Named Routt Boys’ Track Coach

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 22, 2023 at 10:47am

In an announcement by the school this morning, Routt Athletic Director Barry Creviston has tapped tony Jenkins to be the new boys’ track coach. A Litchfield native, Jenkins is a lifelong athlete, having competed in 5 different sports while also maintaining an avid running routine outside of school. He has participated in two marathons and […]

Former Carrollton Assistant Softball Coach Farley Inducted Into IL Coaches Association Softball Hall

By Benjamin Cox on February 21, 2023 at 2:38pm

A distinguished softball coach from the area was honored over the weekend by the Illinois Coaches Association Softball Hall of Fame. The Alton Telegraph reports long-time assistant coach Donna Farley was enshrined into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday at the DeStihl Barrel Room in Normal. Farley began her coaching career at […]

Dugan Abruptly Resigns As JHS Boys’ Basketball Head Coach

By Benjamin Cox on February 16, 2023 at 7:16am

Derek Parris of Channel1450 Sports in Springfield reports that Jacksonville High School Head Basketball Coach J.R. Dugan resigned effective immediately after JHS’s Tuesday night loss at home to Jersey Community. WLDS News reached out to JHS AD Ryan VanAken, who was asked for information on the situation, and he declined to comment.

Dambacher Named New Head Football Coach at New Berlin

By Benjamin Cox on February 3, 2023 at 5:18pm

The New Berlin School District has announced that James Dambacher will be their new Head Football Coach. Pending board approval on February 16th, Dambacher will take over after former head coach Seth Hill resigned in December to spend more time with his family. Dambacher is a 2010 graduate of Auburn High School where he was […]

Winchester Invitational Tournament Book In Stock

By Benjamin Cox on January 31, 2023 at 5:33am

The Winchester Invitational Tournament celebrated a century in existence earlier this month. A book about the history of the tournament is now available. Tournament historian Kent Coultas wrote stories surrounding the tournament’s 100 year history that are deeply embedded in the Winchester community and the schools that have competed in the oldest invitational tournament in […]

J’Ettes Number 1

By Gary Scott on January 30, 2023 at 1:41pm

The Jacksonville J’ettes captured a state title over the weekend. The J’ettes won the Class 1A state competitive dance title at Bloomington on Saturday. The dance competition is divided into 3 classes. It’s believed to be the second ever state team title for JHS. The Crimsons volleyball team won a state title in 1988.

Jamison Future Swings 12U Baseball Raising Money For Trip to Cooperstown Tournament

By Benjamin Cox on January 24, 2023 at 10:56am

Jamison’s Future Swings 12 & under baseball team is hoping to go to Cooperstown. The team isn’t trying to get into the Hall of Fame just yet, but are raising funds to compete at a summer tournament held at Cooperstown’s Dreams Park with more than 100 other teams around the country. Head Coach Brett Rohlk […]