North Greene Announces New AD, HS Girls Head Basketball Coach

By Benjamin Cox on July 23, 2024 at 6:05am

The North Greene Athletic Department has announced the hiring of two individuals today. Anthony Willeford has been hired as the new Athletic Director for the district. Willeford takes over for McKea Jones who resigned last month for a new job in the Bluffs School District. Willeford was a 2010 graduate of North Greene High School […]

Coats Takes First in Female Division in National Clay Shoot

By Benjamin Cox on July 15, 2024 at 11:12am

An area teen took the top spot at the USA High School Clay Target League National Championship this weekend. Routt High School senior Madelyn Coats of Carrollton won the women’s national championship on the final day. Coats shoots for the South County Vipers during the school season. She finished in second place at the State […]

New Berlin Graduate Dain Richie to transfer to Mississippi State for golf

By Ben Hermes on July 9, 2024 at 10:19am

A New Berlin graduate is gearing up to continue his golf career in the SEC. Dain Richie, who graduated from New Berlin in 2021, is transferring to play golf at Mississippi State University.  Richie played golf in all 4 years of high school for the South County Vipers, setting multiple school records. Upon graduation, Richie […]

Jokisch Returns Overseas

By Gary Scott on July 2, 2024 at 6:44am

Eric Jokisch is back in Korea. The talented lefty had all but retired this year, and stayed in the states this spring. But he left open the door for a return to South Korea if the right deal was made. Jokisch continued to throw just in case he was needed. Family members says the call […]

Stout New JHS Wrestling Coach

By Gary Scott on June 27, 2024 at 6:26am

The Jacksonville school board made the hiring of a new wrestling coach official last night. Zach Stout has taken over the position, after the previous coach, Dustin Secrist resigned in May. Secrist was pursuing a career in the private sector. Under Secrist, JHS has had multiple state qualifiers in his four years. And, the girls’ […]

Shot Clock Starts for BB in 2026

By Gary Scott on June 11, 2024 at 12:40pm

The shot clock is coming to Illinois basketball starting in 2026. Up to this point, the use of the shot clock was voluntary. But, the Illinois High School Association board last night approved mandatory use of the clock for the 2026-27 season. The 35-second shot clock will be required for usage in varsity girls and […]

IHSA Boys’ State Track & Field Qualifiers

By Benjamin Cox on May 20, 2024 at 5:22am

The following area Class 1A Boys athletes qualified for the State Track Meet over the weekend: 100mPleasant Plains Senior Isaiah Babington 200mPorta Senior Jacob Vogel 400mAuburn Sophomore Jacob BarthRoutt Junior Charlie Alan 800mPleasant Plains Junior Garrett BeebePorta Senior Daxton TruebloodPleasant Plains Junior Cole PayneRoutt Junior Kellen Creviston 1600mPleasant Plains Sophomore Elijah TeefeyPleasant Plains Senior Jack […]

State Winners From Saturday

By Benjamin Cox on May 19, 2024 at 2:44pm

The following individuals received a place at the 1A Girls State Track & Field Meet on Saturday: 100m Dash9. Kaelyn Swift Jr.  – North Mac  12.54 200m Dash9. Kaelyn Swift Jr. – North Mac  26.34 100m Hurdles3. Emma Crawford Jr. – North Mac 15.36 4x100m Relay1. North Mac – Kaelyn Swift, Emma Crawford, Alexis Bowman, […]

Krumwiede Named New South County Basketball Coach

By Benjamin Cox on May 17, 2024 at 12:06pm

A name synonymous with Carrollton sports is coming to South County basketball. Josh Krumwiede was named the new Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at South County in a special meeting held by the Franklin School Board last night. Krumwiede has been the head boys’ basketball coach at Athens since 2021. Krumwiede has previously coached at Dietrich […]

Area Girls IHSA Track & Field State Qualifiers

By Benjamin Cox on May 11, 2024 at 8:56pm

The following will only have the top 3 finishers in each event. Pleasant Plains SectionalTeam Scores1. Pleasant Plains2. Camp Point3. Rushville-Industry Individual Results200m Dash3. Mylee Trace – Virginia 400m Run2. Mylee Trace – Virginia3. Alli VanVeldhuizen – Pleasant Plains 800m Run1. Abigail Wolters – Pleasant Plains2. Madigan Burger – New Berlin3. Alaina Hawker – Pleasant […]