Carrollton School District Has Row Over Potential Head Football Coach Hiring

By Benjamin Cox on April 28, 2022 at 8:57am

The Carrollton School District is without a head football coach after the Carrollton School Board failed to approve an agenda for their meeting this past Monday. The Greene Prairie Press reports that the board failed to approve the agenda because members of the board were unhappy that the candidate that was allegedly supposed to be […]

IHSA Announces eSports State Tournament Series

By Benjamin Cox on March 29, 2022 at 10:39am

The IHSA has announced eight sectional sites and 153 schools entered for the inaugural state tournament series in eSports this spring. PORTA, Glenwood, Springfield High, Lanphier, Southeast, Liberty, and Athens are among the inaugural schools taking part in the new IHSA-sanctioned sport in the area. IHSA executive director Craig Anderson told RFD Illinois the numbers […]

IC Announces 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions

By Benjamin Cox on March 10, 2022 at 4:48am

The Illinois College Athletics Department has announced its class of 2022 Hall of Fame inductees. Nine individuals will be honored at the Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 8th at Water’s Edge Winery in Jacksonville. Tickets are $20 for the event. They can be purchased by following this link. Greg Lehman, Michael […]

Several Area Basketball Players Receive All-State Honorable Mentions

By Benjamin Cox on March 9, 2022 at 7:20pm

The Illinois Associated Press released the All State Boys’ Basketball teams today. The teams are voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers, broadcasters and internet-site reporters. All media members covering high school basketball in the state were eligible to nominate and vote for players. Compiled by Steve Tappa of MC22 and QCSportsNet (formerly […]

Killion Buzzer Beater Makes Sportscenter Next

By Benjamin Cox on March 8, 2022 at 3:08pm

Junior Nolan Killion’s buzzer beating three pointer has been picked up by Sportscenter Next. ESPN’s high school channel posted the video taken by WLDS/WEAI’s Ryne Turke to their TikTok this afternoon. Killion’s buzzer beating bank shot helped the Rockets defeat Metro East Lutheran in double overtime at the North Greene sectional semifinal 37-34.

Flowers Steps Down As Head Football Coach in Carrollton After 18 Seasons

By Benjamin Cox on March 4, 2022 at 1:36pm

The WIVC will have another new head coach this upcoming football season. The Journal Courier reports that Carrollton Hawks Head Football Coach Nick Flowers is stepping down. Flowers has been at the helm since the 2004 season, taking over for Jared Kiger. Flowers says he is stepping away to spend more time with his family. […]

WWE Legend Jarrett Visits Springfield, Has A Horseshoe

By Benjamin Cox on February 25, 2022 at 10:17am

A WWE Hall of Famer got initiated into some Central Illinois cuisine in Springfield Wednesday night. Jeff Jarrett, who is part of the ownership group of the new Springfield baseball team the Lucky Horseshoes, had his first ever horse shoe at Dublin Pub in Springfield Wednesday night. The Lucky Horseshoes are the team at Robin […]

Leonard To Retire in December

By Benjamin Cox on February 25, 2022 at 10:12am

A legendary local football coach is going to retire after the upcoming football season. Sacred Heart-Griffin Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Ken Leonard announced his plans to retire this coming December. Leonard has been with the high school since 1984, and has been SHG’s athletic director since 2009. He will leave the athletic director […]

Allen and North Greene Mutually Part Ways

By Benjamin Cox on February 23, 2022 at 2:32pm

North Greene High School is looking for a new head football coach. In a press release from the North Greene Athletic Department today, the school announced that Head Football Coach Donnie Allen and the school have agreed to mutually part ways. Allen joined the program in 2017 as an assistant under then-head coach Barry Creviston. […]

Bettis Steps Down From West Central Girls’ Head Coaching Job

By Benjamin Cox on February 16, 2022 at 11:29pm

Hall-of-Fame coach Brian Bettis has stepped down after coaching the West Central and Bluffs girls’ basketball teams for the past 28 years. Bettis started with Bluffs High School in the 1996 season. He later would become the West Central coach, after the two schools began co-oping sports during the 2004 season. The Journal Courier reported […]