Friday Sports

By Benjamin Cox on October 7, 2022 at 6:25am

Last night, Greenfield-Northwestern volleyball downed Triopia in 3 sets in a back-and-forth match: 25-23, 26-28, 27-25. Elsewhere, Carrollton downed Griggsville Perry in straight sets, Porta/AC swept Stanford, and Pleasant Plains beat Illini Central in two. In the lone football game in the area last night, Greenfield-Northwestern shut out Pleasant Hill on the road 42-0. In […]

BBB-IL Warns of Bogus Cardinals Playoff Tickets

By Benjamin Cox on October 5, 2022 at 1:49pm

The St. Louis Cardinals are heading to the playoffs once again. Game 1 will be in St. Louis on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Tickets may be hard to come by as Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina are heading towards retirement and Adam Wainwright may be in his last year with the Cardinals. The Better […]

Waverly Hosting Special Meeting Tonight About South County Sports Co-Op

By Benjamin Cox on October 5, 2022 at 5:54am

The Waverly School District will be holding a special meeting tonight about the South County schools’ sports co-op. A special meeting is being held at 6PM at the Waverly Elementary School Library for the Waverly School Board to discuss the IHSA Co-Op for 2023 and hear options and proposals for the next school year. Waverly […]

Pleasant Plains Community Praying For Football Player

By Benjamin Cox on September 26, 2022 at 5:53am

The Pleasant Plains community is searching for prayers and good thoughts for a young football player this morning. Pleasant Plains’ Jayden Veesenmeyer experienced a medical emergency on the sidelines this past Saturday afternoon in Riverton causing the game to be postponed. According to WMAY, Veesenmeyer came to the sidelines late in the first half and […]

BBB-IL Says Beware of Those Fake Sports Streaming Ads

By Benjamin Cox on September 6, 2022 at 6:11am

Week Three of high school sports is underway. Scammers are out there looking to take your information through fake football and volleyball live streams. Don O’Brien with the Illinois Better Business Bureau told WJBC the scam sites are out there to get your account information if you’re trying to watch your favorite high school football […]

IHSA To Discuss NIL In Coming Months

By Benjamin Cox on August 22, 2022 at 2:47pm

The IHSA will soon be taking up an issue that was recently settled at the collegiate level. IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson says many state athletic associations are taking up the question on whether or not high school student-athletes should profit off of their name, image, and likeness (NIL). Anderson told RFD Illinois that currently […]

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 […]