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 […]

South County needs a new head boys’ basketball coach

By Gary Scott on April 16, 2024 at 11:53am

South County is looking for a new head boys’ basketball coach. Bryon Graven told his players this past weekend that he was leaving the coaching and teaching position to accept a job in the private sector. He says it was for financial and family reasons. Graven says he does not plan to return to coaching. […]

Triopia Names Winkleman As Next Head Football Coach

By Benjamin Cox on March 12, 2024 at 9:15pm

Triopia CUSD #27 officials have announced that Cody Winkleman at the new High School Head Football Coach. Previous Head Coach Adam Brockhouse was relieved of his duties by the district in late November after five seasons and a 13-29 record. Brockhouse’s tenure had just one winning season, going 4-2 during the shortened COVID spring season. […]

Winchester Schools Closed on Thursday Due to State Basketball Game

By Benjamin Cox on March 5, 2024 at 10:00am

Winchester & Bluffs schools will be closed on Thursday because of the West Central Cougars Boys’ Basketball team. The team captured a trip to the State Semifinals on Thursday last night after beating Illini Bluffs at the Jacksonville Bowl 46-42. The crowd was near capacity for the super sectional match up. According to Winchester School […]

Jacksonville Children’s Foundation Provides Grant for H.S. Wrestling Competition Mat

By Benjamin Cox on February 29, 2024 at 9:41am

The Jacksonville Chidlren’s Foundation was recognized by Jacksonville School District 117’s Board of Education last Wednesnay night for a grant to the district’s high school wrestling program. The foundation recently donated over $9,400 to Jacksonville High School’s wrestling program to purchase a competition wrestling mat. Jacksonville High School only has one mat. In most competitions, […]

IC to Face Dubuque at Wash U. on Friday Afternoon in First Round of DIII Tourney

By Benjamin Cox on February 26, 2024 at 2:23pm

The Illinois College men’s basketball team will open the 2024 NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday against Dubuque on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, the NCAA announced this afternoon. Tip off is set for 4:20PM. Dubuque was an at-large bid to the tournament and finished their season 21-6 overall. This is the […]

Scully Named New Head Volleyball Coach at Illinois College

By Benjamin Cox on February 21, 2024 at 5:44am

Illinois College has announced its next women’s Head Volleyball Coach. Athletic Director Meghan Roman announced that Claire Scully has been hired for the 2024 season. According to a press release, Scully comes to I.C. After working as an assistant volleyball coach and social media coordinator for the athletic department at Washington College the past two […]

IHSA Sanctions Girls’ Flag Football With Official State Series Starting This Fall

By Benjamin Cox on February 15, 2024 at 5:25am

The IHSA announced Wednesday that Girls Flag Football will be the latest sport to debut an IHSA State Series this Fall. The IHSA Board of Directors approved the Girls Flag Football State Series during their regularly scheduled meeting on February 4th. The IHSA will offer a State Series in 40 total sports and activities in […]

Ten Area Wrestlers Make State Finals

By Benjamin Cox on February 11, 2024 at 2:39pm

Ten area wrestlers move on to the State finals. In girls’ wrestling, at the Peoria Richwoods Sectional, at 115 pounds, Auburn’s Jasmine Brown took home 3rd place. Also qualifying for Auburn at 145 pounds was Jaydn Perry and at 170 pounds Heaven Workman. At the girls Geneseo Sectional, Jacksonville’s Alexis Seymour took home 3rd place […]

Regional Pairing Announced For Boys’ Basketball

By Benjamin Cox on February 9, 2024 at 6:46pm

The IHSA revealed regional pairings today for boys’ postseason basketball. In Class 1A, many of the area’s teams will feed into the Liberty Regional. Every team will play on Monday, February 19th at 7pm. #1 seed West Central meets #16 ISD at Winchester. #4 seed South County hosts #14 seed Barry-Western at Franklin. Triopia welcomes […]