Jacksonville’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Event Moved To Fairbury

By Benjamin Cox on July 29, 2020 at 7:30pm

DIRTcar Racing announced today that the August 12th DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Event has been moved to Fairbury Speedway. With the current mass gathering restrictions set forth by local municipalities in Illinois, the event would simply not be feasible to be held under the limited spectator capacity permitted […]

IHSA Announces Major Schedule Changes, Pritzker Announces Guidance For Organized Sports

By Benjamin Cox on July 29, 2020 at 5:31pm

Youth sports in the state are being pared back because of COVID-19. Governor J.B. Pritzker and IHSA made announcements within a few hours of each other saying that young athlete’s health and safety are imperative prior to returning to full-contact seasons. Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that he has made guidance for youth and adult recreational […]

MW Conference Cancels Athletics Through 2020 Calendar Year

By Gary Scott on July 27, 2020 at 1:28pm

The coronavirus pandemic means Illinois College may not have sports this fall.      The Midwest Conference has announced that the presidents’ council has voted to suspend all league competition through December 31st this year.      The council said the schools are working with athletic directors to make sure the health and safety of student athletes […]

IESA Cancels Fall Sports For 2020

By Benjamin Cox on July 24, 2020 at 12:39pm

The Illinois Elementary School Association announced today after a special meeting that Fall sports are canceled for 2020. The board of directors voted unanimously a special meeting this morning to cancel the regular and state series for boys and girls golf, boys baseball, girls softball, and boys and girls cross country. There are no plans […]

Dobson & Kaufmann Sweep Drysdale 16-17 Divisions at Drysdale Tourney

By Benjamin Cox on July 17, 2020 at 5:32am

A pair of Jacksonville golfers swept the 16-17 year old divisions yesterday to conclude the 83rd Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament in Springfield. JHS Junior Brady Kaufmann and Routt Junior Addie Dobson took the top honors in their flights and now will gear up hopefully for fall play. Kaufmann won his scheduled 36-hole championship match of […]

JHS Hires Two Alums For Sports Programs

By Benjamin Cox on July 16, 2020 at 6:00am

Jacksonville School District 117 finalized two hires last night for heard coaching positions at Jacksonville High School with former alumni. JHS Alum DeVante White was announced as the new head cheerleading coach. The former Crimson cheerleader was previously the head cheer coach at Lebanon High School following his college career as a cheerleader at Lindenwood […]

Kaufmann, Dobson Move On To Championship Round at Drysdale

By Benjamin Cox on July 15, 2020 at 10:46pm

Jacksonville’s Brady Kaufmann and Addie Dobson have moved on to the championship round Thursday at the 83rd Drysdale Golf Tournament. Kaufmann will meet Vandalia’s Chase Laack at Bunn Golf Course on Thursday for the boys 16-17 division championship flight title. Laack beat Tobin Nell 3-up-2 in his semifinal match while Kaufmann got past Miles Roland […]

Jacksonville Golfers Head to Semifinal at 83rd Drysdale Tourney Today

By Benjamin Cox on July 15, 2020 at 7:13am

Jacksonville natives Brady Kaufmann and Addie Dobson are moving on to the semifinal flights today at the 83rd annual Drysdale Golf Tournament. Kaufmann defeated New Berlin’s Dain Ritchie 1-up yesterday to move into the 16-17 year old division semifinal round for a possible spot in the championship match on Thursday. Last year’s 16-17 year old […]

Jacksonville Golfers Hope For Title in 83rd Drysdale Junior Golf Tourney

By Benjamin Cox on July 12, 2020 at 8:28am

Aydin Folker, Brady Kaufmann, and Addie Dobson are looking for a title on Monday in the 83rd annual Drysdale Junior Golf Tourney. The boys’ side tees up at 7:30AM at Bunn Golf Course. According to the State Journal Register, Folker, who is a senior at Jacksonville High School, is hoping to defend his title in […]

IHSA Walks Back Portions of Return to Play Guidelines

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 10, 2020 at 9:28am

The return to normal for high school sports took a side backward Thursday. The Illinois High School Association sent an amendment to their Return to Play rules in an email to school administrators today, changing the original rules that had been in effect since Monday. The email was sent by IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson […]