Craig Named New Head Football Coach, AD at Beardstown

By Benjamin Cox on June 17, 2021 at 9:55am

Beardstown High School has named a new head football coach. Elliott Craig has been at North Fulton for the last 14 years. He will take over for Robbie Howard who resigned at the end of this year’s football season to take a job at Chatham-Glenwood. Craig carries a 62-65 record from the past 14 years […]

Class 1A Girls’ State Track and Field Meet

By Gary Scott on June 10, 2021 at 6:49am

New Berlin is well represented at the girls’ Class 1A state track and field meet at Eastern Illinois today.             New Berlin will have three relay teams…the 4 by 100, 4 by 200, and 4 by 400 events. Pittsfield also has relay teams in those three events. And, West Central has teams in the 4 […]

Roman Named I.C.’s Interim AD

By Benjamin Cox on June 9, 2021 at 1:02pm

Illinois College has named an interim Athletic Director. Current Head Softball Coach Meghan Roman has been named the new interim director to succeed Mike Snyder. Snyder was recently named the the new AD at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Snyder officially stepped down on May 31st. Roman finished her 11th season at the helm […]

Student Athlete Endorsement Bill Passes

By Benjamin Cox on June 3, 2021 at 10:10am

College student athletes may soon benefit from endorsements and royalties off of use of their image. Efforts over the last few years have been underway to allow student athletes a chance to get an agent and sign endorsement deals. The General Assembly passed a bill on Friday. State Representative Jonathan Carroll of Northbrook says its […]

Thursday Sports

By Benjamin Cox on May 27, 2021 at 6:48am

Jacksonville tripped Gillespie in baseball yesterday 16-5. Routt slipped by Brown County in extra innings at Alumni Field 1-0. Routt then turned around and lost to Rochester at Future Champions later in the evening 11-2. Elsewhere, PORTA shut out Beardstown 4-0. In softball, New Berlin fell to Williamsville 16-6, and Carlinville slipped by North Mac […]

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 […]