All State FB Includes one from JHS

By Gary Scott on May 25, 2021 at 10:00am

A Jacksonville High School senior has been named as honorable mention all state by the Illinois High School  Football Coaches Association.             Tight end and defensive lineman Drew Ezard of JHS received the honor this month.             Four players from the WIVC were named to the IHSFCA 1A team. They are Andrew Kaufmann of West […]

Lincoln to rejoin the CS8

By Gary Scott on May 18, 2021 at 6:47am

Lincoln High School is returning to the Central State Eight.             The Lincoln school board voted 4 to 0 to join the conference. It’s not been determined yet whether Lincoln will join the CS8 in 2022-23, or the following year.             The main reason for the change was long bus trips for the school in […]

IC Says goodbye to Mike Snyder

By Gary Scott on May 17, 2021 at 1:17pm

Illinois College is looking for a new Athletic director.             The school today announced Mike Snyder is leaving the post to take the AD job at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.             His final day will be May 31st.             Snyder is finishing his 7th year at IC.             Illinois College officials say the […]

Monday Sports

By Benjamin Cox on May 17, 2021 at 7:25am

The Illinois College softball team beat Lake Forest 2-0 in the third and deciding game to win the Midwest Conference Softball Championship for the first time in school history Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville. The two teams played three games Saturday in the best 2-of-3 series. Lake Forest won the first game 7-4, but the Lady […]

Routt Holds Signing Day for 3 Athletes

By Benjamin Cox on May 13, 2021 at 8:48am

Three Routt Catholic High School seniors signed letters of intent today. Abby Lewis, a 5 foot 10 inch senior volleyball player is heading to Lincoln Land Community College. Lewis says she chose the school because of its renowned program and flexibility to choose a major later on, as she is unsure if she wants to […]

Tuesday Sports

By Gary Scott on May 11, 2021 at 6:49am

Routt held off Triopia at the Routt baseball field yesterday afternoon 10-0, as Cory Ronan tossed his second no hitter of the season.             In other action, North Greene fell to Calhoun 12-0, Liberty defeated Pittsfield 6-5, Quincy took down Beardstown 8-3, Greenfield Northwestern stopped Brown County 11-1, and New Berlin fell to Lincoln 11-0. […]

Midwest Athletic Center to Host Girls All-State Classic This Weekend

By Benjamin Cox on May 7, 2021 at 8:08pm

The Midwest Athletic Facility, formerly known as the MacMurray Athletic Complex and Bill Wall Gymnasium, will host the 2021 Girls All-State Classic this weekend. Over 140 junior girls from junior high teams from across the state will participate in the two-day event to honor their elite play in the IESA State Tournament this year. 20 […]

Marquette Catholic Senior Kane Signs With IC Soccer

By Benjamin Cox on May 5, 2021 at 10:23am

Marquette Catholic Senior Soccer player David Kane has signed a letter of intent with Illinois College. Kane was a part of the statebound Marquette squad during his junior season. While in high school, Kane served on the school’s newspaper and also was on the school’s Bass Fishing team. Kane says he will be pursuing a […]

Mendon-Unity’s Conry Signs With IL College for Track & Field

By Benjamin Cox on May 5, 2021 at 6:41am

Mendon-Unity Senior Kami Conry has signed a letter of intent with Illinois College for track & field. Conry signed the letter of intent in a ceremony on Tuesday at Mendon-Unity’s high school gym. Conry has competed in four sports during her high school days —cross country, basketball, track and field and golf. She was a […]

Wednesday Sports

By Benjamin Cox on May 5, 2021 at 6:30am

Jacksonville High School came up short in a pitcher’s duel yesterday, falling to Springfield High 2-1 at Future Champions Sports Complex. Elsewhere in the area in baseball last night, Liberty slipped by Triopia 10-9, and Pittsfield defeated Rushville-Industry 3-1. Glenwood vs. U-High in the Central State 8 was cancelled yesterday. In softball, Rushville-Industry no-hit Triopia […]