DuPage Judge Rules Against Parents’ Lawsuit with IHSA

By Benjamin Cox on October 1, 2020 at 4:01pm

Student athletes and parents who sued the Illinois High School Association for the return of Fall Sports lost in DuPage County court today. Wheaton resident Dave Ruggles was the lead plantiff in the case that claimed the guidelines issued by the IHSA moving Fall sports like football to the spring violated the IHSA’s own bylaws, […]

Pritzker Doubles Down On No Fall Sports

By Benjamin Cox on September 21, 2020 at 6:05pm

Approximately 300 High school coaches, players and parents from around the state converged on the Illinois State Capitol building Saturday to urge Governor JB Pritzker to ease restrictions on competitive play and allow all fall sports to proceed. The Illinois High School Association postponed football, boys soccer and volleyball until the spring after the Illinois […]

South County Golfers Sweep Medalist Honors At MSM Tourney; Brown County & Pittsfield Split Rolling Greens Meet

By Benjamin Cox on September 10, 2020 at 9:30am

South County golfers swept the medalist honors in both the boys and girls MSM Tournament at Edgewood Golf Course yesterday. Dain Ritchie won medalist honors on the boys side with a 2-over-par 73 to lead the Vipers to a second place team finish. Tanner Frye finished 16 shots off of the top spot with a […]

North Mac Joining SCC in 2022

By Benjamin Cox on August 30, 2020 at 4:03pm

North Mac High School is heading south in two years for sports. The North Mac school board voted unanimously to accept an invitation to join the South Central Conference this past Wednesday night. North Mac has been a Sangamo Conference member since 2012. North Mac is the consolidated school district of the former Virden and […]

Tournaments May be Few and Far Between This Basketball Season

By Gary Scott on August 20, 2020 at 11:24am

Tournament basketball for the 2020-21 school year is disappearing fast.      The Triopia, and Winchester tournaments, and the Crimsons Classic have been dropped for the upcoming boys’ season      Schools will be limited, by state health rules, to just two games per week due to the pandemic.      No final decision has been made about […]

New Berlin Football Locker Room Renovated After Community Donation

By Benjamin Cox on August 3, 2020 at 3:47pm

The New Berlin Football Co-Op will have a new locker room when they are able to return to play. The Pretzels had a public unveiling of a months-long project by the New Berlin, Franklin, and Waverly community in renovating the 20+ year old locker room on Tuesday last week. Head Coach Seth Hill says the […]

Jacksonville’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Event Moved To Fairbury

By Benjamin Cox on July 29, 2020 at 7:30pm

DIRTcar Racing announced today that the August 12th DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Event has been moved to Fairbury Speedway. With the current mass gathering restrictions set forth by local municipalities in Illinois, the event would simply not be feasible to be held under the limited spectator capacity permitted […]

IHSA Announces Major Schedule Changes, Pritzker Announces Guidance For Organized Sports

By Benjamin Cox on July 29, 2020 at 5:31pm

Youth sports in the state are being pared back because of COVID-19. Governor J.B. Pritzker and IHSA made announcements within a few hours of each other saying that young athlete’s health and safety are imperative prior to returning to full-contact seasons. Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that he has made guidance for youth and adult recreational […]

MW Conference Cancels Athletics Through 2020 Calendar Year

By Gary Scott on July 27, 2020 at 1:28pm

The coronavirus pandemic means Illinois College may not have sports this fall.      The Midwest Conference has announced that the presidents’ council has voted to suspend all league competition through December 31st this year.      The council said the schools are working with athletic directors to make sure the health and safety of student athletes […]

IESA Cancels Fall Sports For 2020

By Benjamin Cox on July 24, 2020 at 12:39pm

The Illinois Elementary School Association announced today after a special meeting that Fall sports are canceled for 2020. The board of directors voted unanimously a special meeting this morning to cancel the regular and state series for boys and girls golf, boys baseball, girls softball, and boys and girls cross country. There are no plans […]