Thomas Named New Basketball Coach at North Greene

By Benjamin Cox on July 5, 2022 at 12:37pm

North Greene High School has it’s new boys’ basketball coach – one steeped in a bit of a long pedigree. Ashly Thomas was named as the new head coach at the June school board meeting. Thomas is a North Greene graduate. Thomas’ father was Bob Thomas, long time North Greene boys’ jr. high basketball and […]

IHSA Walks Back Seeding Format For Football Playoffs

By Benjamin Cox on June 24, 2022 at 2:23pm

The Illinois High School Association is walking back an earlier decision to amend the process for Classes 1A-6A’s football playoffs. Last February, the IHSA decided to move the lower football classes to a format change where each class would be seeded 1-through-32. IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson says the association has changed it mind because […]

Blade Enshrined Into NHSACA Hall of Fame

By Benjamin Cox on June 22, 2022 at 5:46pm

retired basketball coach will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame this weekend. Lori Blade, former high school basketball coach at Edwardsville and Carrollton is receiving the honor at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association National Convention in Des Moines, Iowa this week. Blade ended a 26-year coaching […]

Area Players To Participate in 48th Shine Football Game Televised on Saturday

By Benjamin Cox on June 13, 2022 at 4:48pm

The 48th Annual Illinois High School Shrine Football Game will be televised live on Mediacom’s MC22 channel this Saturday at 10:30AM. The game will be played at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Tucci Stadium in Bloomington. The Illinois High School Shrine Game is a partnership between the Illinois Coaching Association and Illinois Shriners as a benefit for […]

Two From New Berlin Make First Team All Sangamo in baseball

By Gary Scott on June 7, 2022 at 11:46am

Two players from New Berlin/South County have been named to the 2022 Sangamo All conference baseball team. Lucas Bixby and Rockman Prince were placed on the first team. Jacob Roberts and Gannon Dodd of New Berlin/South County received honorable mention. Jake Shannon and Dane Degroot of Porta/AC were named to the 2nd team, and teammate […]

WIVC Announces All-Conference Baseball & Softball Teams

By Benjamin Cox on June 6, 2022 at 3:49pm

The Western Illinois Valley Conference has announced the its All-Conference selections for baseball and softball for Spring 2022. In baseball, the selections are as follows:First TeamGabe Blakeley (Brown County)Brady Pembrook (Greenfield-Northwestern)Grant Pohlman (Carrollton)Conrad Charpentier (Routt)Ryan Oswald (Routt)Mason Henry (Brown County)Cordell Walker (Triopia)Luke Wickenhauser (Calhoun)Drake Stuart (Greenfield-Northwestern)Nolan Turner (Routt)Caden Moore (Triopia) Second TeamConnor Bettis (Greenfield-Northwestern)Colby Wort […]

Brown County Falls Short In Bid For State Baseball Title

By Benjamin Cox on June 4, 2022 at 3:28pm

Brown County fell short in their bid for their first state baseball title in program history this morning. The Hornets lost to North Clay 12-4. Gabe Blakeley, Mason Henry, Ethan Howell, and Tyce Fullerton each drove in runs for the Hornets. North Clay had big innings in the 2nd, 6th, and 7th – knocking around […]

IC Athletics Announce Addition of Co-Ed Clay Target Team

By Benjamin Cox on June 3, 2022 at 7:03am

Illinois College Athletics has announced a new sport addition yesterday. Starting in the Spring of 2023, IC will offer a clay target team as the college’s 24th varsity sport. According to an announcement yesterday, Jacksonville Sportsman Club, located in South Jacksonville, will be the home site for the team. The clay target team will be […]

IC Alum Lands Alton High Head Basketball, Golf Coach Position

By Benjamin Cox on May 18, 2022 at 12:09pm

Illinois College alum Dylan Dudley has been named the new head basketball coach at Alton High School. Dudley, a Sullivan High School graduate, played basketball at Illinois College before moving on to the coaching ranks at the college level. Dudley was part of the Blue Boys first ever Midwest Conference Championship teams. He is one […]

Kaufmann Honored As One of IL Men’s Basketball’s 30 Most Impactful by IBCA

By Benjamin Cox on May 17, 2022 at 8:58am

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has been honoring the 30 Most Impactful People in Men’s and Women’s Basketball in the state to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. The association has been highlighting the honorees in alphabetical order in each category since beginning the countdown on Thursday, January 20th. Last week, Andy Kaufmann was […]