One from Routt, and Three total from the Area Selected All State Baseball

By Gary Scott on June 8, 2023 at 6:34am

Two players from the Western Illinois Valley Conference have been named all state in baseball. Routt Catholic shortstop Nolan Turner, a junior, and senior Colby Wort of Brown County was selected as a pitcher and shotstop to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association class 1A all state team. Pittsfield junior pitcher Konner Allen was […]

Area FB Players Named to Shriners Roster

By Gary Scott on June 7, 2023 at 11:25am

Several players from the WIVC will participate in the Shriners High School all star football game later this month in Bloomington. They are running back Will Jackson of Routt Catholic, wide receiver Kaden Brown of North Mac, center Maddox Crosier of Rushville Industry, running back Isaac Genenbacher and cornerback Owen Roth of Camp Point, and […]

JHS Spring All Conference Selections

By Gary Scott on June 7, 2023 at 11:24am

The Central State Eight all conference spring sports teams have several student athletes from Jacksonville High School. Senior Quin Saxer and junior Hayden Hicks were named for baseball. Sophomore Brandon Sims was named special mention. Seniors Tate Morrisey and Kinley Wood were named for all conference for soccer. Freshman Amalee Pool and senior Brooke Brannan […]

Kirkpatrick out as Glenwood Boys Basketball Coach

By Gary Scott on June 1, 2023 at 6:25am

Chatham Glenwood is looking for a new boys’ basketball coach. Despite a recommendation from the administration to keep him, the Ball Chatham school board voted to not renew the contract of Kody Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick had coached two years at Glenwood, compiling a 36-29 record. He had been hired at Glenwood in 2021, after coaching at […]

Roman Steps Down as IC Softball Coach

By Gary Scott on May 30, 2023 at 12:39pm

Illinois College has made a change in its coaching staff. Meghan Roman has stepped down as head softball coach, according to the college’s website. She will stay on as athletic director for IC. Roman coached for 11 seasons as head coach, and is the winningest coach in Lady Blue history. Her record is 211-164, and […]

Area Top Finishers At Girls’ State Track & Field Meet

By Benjamin Cox on May 20, 2023 at 9:14pm

Several area girls appeared near the tops in the state at the 1A and 2A Girls’ State Track & Field meet held this weekend in Charleston at Eastern Illinois University. 100m Hurdles7. Senior Aleese Trimingham of Auburn 15.849. Sophomore Emma Crawford of North Mac 17.11 300m Hurdles8. Senior Aleese Trimingham of Auburn 48.56 4x100m Relay8. […]

Cameron Hired As New JHS Basketball Coach

By Benjamin Cox on May 17, 2023 at 9:24pm

Jacksonville High School has a new head basketball coach, who has some close ties to the city. Michael Cameron was approved among several hires by the District 117 Board of Education last night. Cameron will replace J.R. Dugan who abruptly resigned just a few games before the end of this past season. It was Dugan’s […]

New Free Throws, Foul Rules Coming to High School Basketball

By Benjamin Cox on May 16, 2023 at 3:34pm

The National Federation of State High School Associations have announced some major rule changes for basketball beginning this Fall. According to a press release from the NFHS today, the one-and-one free throw has been eliminated and foul limits will reset after each quarter. Starting this upcoming season, high school teams always will shoot two free […]

Four Boys’ Basketball Players in the Area Receive All-State Honorable Mention Honors

By Benjamin Cox on March 9, 2023 at 2:20pm

Four area boys’ basketball players were named to Honorable Mention in the AP’s All State Team today. West Central Junior Zack Evans and Routt Senior Michael Wilson were named in 1A. In 2A, PORTA senior Gavin Arthalony and Pleasant Plains Senior Zach Powell.

Flynn Receives Honorable Mention All State Basketball Honors

By Benjamin Cox on March 2, 2023 at 1:15pm

Brown County Girls’ Basketball Senior Point Guard Katey Flynn has been named an Honorable Mention 1A Associated Press Girls Basketball All State team member. Flynn led the Lady Hornets to a 31-4 record, a WIVC Conference crown, and a regional title. The regional title marked the first time Brown County had won back-to-back regional titles. […]