IHSA Defies Pritzker, IDPH on Basketball Season

By Benjamin Cox on October 28, 2020 at 4:08pm

The Illinois High School Association and Governor J.B. Pritzker are set to clash over whether the 2020 winter basketball season will be held. According to email sent to athletic directors around the state today, IHSA spokesperson Matt Troha wrote that the IHSA will be following their own safety and mitigation guidelines as it relates to […]

Chatham-Glenwood Sweeps Top Spots at Jacksonville Cross Country Regional

By Benjamin Cox on October 24, 2020 at 7:48pm

Chatham-Glenwood’s Aidan Peterson and Thomas Herbst took the top two spots at the Jacksonville Cross Country 2A Regional held at Community Park this afternoon. Glenwood won the day with 20 points with Rochester at 80 points and Springfield High with 86 points round out the team competition. Lincoln and Civic Memorial rounded out the top […]

Brockhouse Named JHS Softball Coach

By Gary Scott on October 22, 2020 at 9:32am

Jacksonville High School has a new head softball coach.      JHS athletic director Ryan Van Aken announced last night that Kelly Brockhouse has been hired to head the softball team.      Brockhouse replaces Jessica Padilla. Padilla has resigned the post to spend more time with her family.      Brockhouse is a PE teacher at Jacksonville […]

Merritt Norvell Dies

By Gary Scott on October 20, 2020 at 9:50am

A Jacksonville High School sports Hall of Fame member and one of the first black athletic directors in the Big Ten died yesterday in Michigan.      Merritt Norvell served as athletic director at Michigan State starting in 1995. He was believed to be one of the first black athletic directors at a major college in […]

IHSA Expected To Announce Fate of Winter Sports on Oct. 28

By Benjamin Cox on October 20, 2020 at 8:30am

The IHSA is expected to make an announcement concerning the fate of winter sports next week. At their regular meeting on Monday, the IHSA set a special board of directors meeting for October 28th to announce finalized plans with the Illinois Department of Public Health for the possibility of the winter sports season to move […]

DuPage Judge Rules Against Parents’ Lawsuit with IHSA

By Benjamin Cox on October 1, 2020 at 4:01pm

Student athletes and parents who sued the Illinois High School Association for the return of Fall Sports lost in DuPage County court today. Wheaton resident Dave Ruggles was the lead plantiff in the case that claimed the guidelines issued by the IHSA moving Fall sports like football to the spring violated the IHSA’s own bylaws, […]

Pritzker Doubles Down On No Fall Sports

By Benjamin Cox on September 21, 2020 at 6:05pm

Approximately 300 High school coaches, players and parents from around the state converged on the Illinois State Capitol building Saturday to urge Governor JB Pritzker to ease restrictions on competitive play and allow all fall sports to proceed. The Illinois High School Association postponed football, boys soccer and volleyball until the spring after the Illinois […]

South County Golfers Sweep Medalist Honors At MSM Tourney; Brown County & Pittsfield Split Rolling Greens Meet

By Benjamin Cox on September 10, 2020 at 9:30am

South County golfers swept the medalist honors in both the boys and girls MSM Tournament at Edgewood Golf Course yesterday. Dain Ritchie won medalist honors on the boys side with a 2-over-par 73 to lead the Vipers to a second place team finish. Tanner Frye finished 16 shots off of the top spot with a […]

North Mac Joining SCC in 2022

By Benjamin Cox on August 30, 2020 at 4:03pm

North Mac High School is heading south in two years for sports. The North Mac school board voted unanimously to accept an invitation to join the South Central Conference this past Wednesday night. North Mac has been a Sangamo Conference member since 2012. North Mac is the consolidated school district of the former Virden and […]

Tournaments May be Few and Far Between This Basketball Season

By Gary Scott on August 20, 2020 at 11:24am

Tournament basketball for the 2020-21 school year is disappearing fast.      The Triopia, and Winchester tournaments, and the Crimsons Classic have been dropped for the upcoming boys’ season      Schools will be limited, by state health rules, to just two games per week due to the pandemic.      No final decision has been made about […]