Monday Historical WIT title game

By Gary Scott on January 20, 2020 at 6:14am

For what’s believed to be the first time in tournament history, two unbeaten teams will meet for the title tonight for the Winchester Invitational Tournament title.             Payson and host West Central are unbeaten at 18-0. The two teams will meet as the number 1 seed and number 2 seed at 7 tonight for the […]

Saturday Sports Wrap

By Benjamin Cox on January 19, 2020 at 8:46am

The championship game is set for the Winchester Invitational Tournament. Payson-Seymour knocked off PORTA A/C 55-48 in the final game of the night. In easily the most contested game of the night, Liberty knocked off Routt 68-66 to take home 5th place. Triopia ran away with the consolation championship game against North Greene 71-49. The […]

New JHS girls’ soccer coach

By Gary Scott on January 16, 2020 at 9:43am

Jacksonville High School has hired a new girls’ soccer coach.      Roger Mies will take over the program this year, after long time coach John Mansholt stepped aside.      Mies is an Illinois college graduate from California who was hired as an assistant coach for the boys’ soccer team this past fall.      Mies has […]

Kaufman Scores 1000th Point for WIU in Victory

By Benjamin Cox on January 10, 2020 at 6:04am

Former Jacksonville High School athletic standout and 2016 graduate Olivia Kaufman hit a milestone at Western Illinois University last night. Kaufman dropped her 1000 career point for the Lady Leathernecks at 9:15 in the first quarter with a 3 pointer near the top of the key en route to her 3rd double double of the […]

MacMurray Men’s Basketball Has a Historic Night

By Benjamin Cox on January 9, 2020 at 9:53am

MacMurray’s Men’s Basketball had one for the record books last night, breaking a number of team all-time records in their 164-156 victory against Greenville University. MacMurray shattered 40+ year old records for combined points in a victory and team points. The previous record of combined points in a victory was set back on February 25, […]

IC Senior Has Special Connection to “Grace Game” on Saturday

By Benjamin Cox on January 9, 2020 at 8:41am

The Illinois College Women’s Basketball team is gearing up for a game with Midwest Conference foe Beloit College this weekend. However, it’s a game that has special meaning for one member of the team. Senior Forward Carly Cameron, a native of Hillsboro, asked the Athletic Department if they could help spread awareness for a rare […]

Lady Blues Host INAD Awareness Night Saturday

By Benjamin Cox on January 6, 2020 at 6:48pm

The Illinois College Lady Blues will be taking the basketball court on a “Grace Filled Journey” on Saturday. This Saturday’s game will be an Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy or INAD Awareness charity game in honor of eight-year-old Grace Herschelman of Hillsboro, who is battling the rare genetic disorder. In lieu of admission fees on Saturday, a […]

SLIAC Baseball Tournament Moves To CarShield Field

By Benjamin Cox on December 27, 2019 at 10:22am

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday of the move of its conference baseball tournament to CarShield Field in O’Fallon, Missouri. SLIAC Commissioner Dr. Dick Kaiser reached a two-year agreement to hold the SLIAC Baseball Tournament at CarShield Field beginning with the 2020 season. The contract includes an additional two-year option in 2022. […]

Gray Announced As New Women’s Soccer Coach at IC

By Benjamin Cox on December 20, 2019 at 6:14am

Illinois College announced their new head coach of women’s soccer yesterday. Hunter Gray has been hired to take over the program after a lengthy and successful career in the State of Alabama. Gray spent his previous three seasons at Division III Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina as an assistant men’s coach and men’s […]

ISD To Cut the Majority of Their Sports Programs

By Benjamin Cox on December 18, 2019 at 9:24pm

The Illinois School For the Deaf announced in a press release at the beginning of the month that it will be cutting 4 sports at the school next year. Julee M. Nist, ISD superintendent, wrote on December 9th in the release, “It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce ISD will not […]