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 […]

Spring JHS All Conference

By Gary Scott on June 5, 2024 at 10:51am

JHS has placed one player on the all conference baseball team, and another player on the 2nd team. Senior Hayden Hicks of JHS was named first team baseball all conference in the CS8. Catcher Brandon Sims was named to the 2nd team. Shortstop Anderson Decker was named honorable mention. JHS placed three athletes on the […]

Pittsfield New Girls BB Coach

By Gary Scott on June 4, 2024 at 12:04pm

Pittsfield has a new girls basketball coach. Central Illinois Sports reports Noah Mendenhall has been picked to become the head girls basketball coach at Pittsfield High School next year. Mendenhall is a graduate of Pittsfield High from 2018. He played basketball at MacMuray College. Mendenhall fills a vacant coaching position at Pittsfield.

New Brown County BB Coach

By Gary Scott on May 21, 2024 at 11:25am

A new coach will take over the Brown County boys basketball program next year. According to Muddy Rivers Sports, Jeff Bottorff will take over as head coach for Brown County next season. Bottorff has retired as vice president of quality and training for DOT Foods, and will work only as a consultant. He replaces Eric […]

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 […]

IESA State Track Results

By Benjamin Cox on May 11, 2024 at 8:43pm

The following are only for area schools and the top 3 finishers. Team ScoresBoys 2A 8th Gradet-2. Winchester Girls 1A 8th Grade3. Jacksonville-Our Saviour Individual ResultsBoys Shot Put 1A 7th Grade1. Cutter Kirgan – Pleasant Hill Boys Long Jump 1A 7th Grade3. Jason Hoots – Greenfield Boys High Jump 1A 8th Grade3. Drake Smith – […]

Gravel Takes Home Win at Inaugural HyVee Perks 40 at Jacksonville Speedway

By Benjamin Cox on May 2, 2024 at 12:00pm

The greatest show on dirt lived up to its name last night at the Jacksonville Speedway. The record crowd saw David Gravel take home the top spot for his first ever win at the Jacksonville Speedway and his fourth win of the season. Gravel used a late slide job to move past Kyle Larson to […]