Country Financial West Central Illinois Boys All Star Classic roster announced

By Gary Scott on March 2, 2020 at 12:44pm

The votes are in, and the teams have been selected for the 42nd annual West Central Illinois Boys’ All Star Classic, sponsored by Country Financial.             The game will be played at the JHS Bowl, Friday, March 27th, starting about 7:40.             The South squad will be led by West Central Illinois coach Ryan Sichting. […]

Hyde Takes Top Female Athlete, Klein Takes Best Male Newcomer At Midwest Conference Indoor Championships

By Benjamin Cox on March 1, 2020 at 9:25am

Illinois College Senior Sprinter Andrea Hyde continued her dominance at the Midwest Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships yesterday. Hyde broke the meet’s all-time record in the Women’s 60m Dash set last year by St. Norbert’s Junior Audrey Makope at 7.77. Hyde’s time was one-hundredth of a second better at 7.76. Makope finished second yesterday […]

Mansell To Be Inducted Into IHSA Coaches Hall of Fame

By Benjamin Cox on February 21, 2020 at 4:52am

A local wrestling coach will be getting inducted into the IHSA Hall of Fame tomorrow after a three-decade long career. Ken Mansell, athletic director and wrestling coach at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, will receive the honor today in Champaign before the start of the state wrestling tournament. Mansell started his coaching career […]

Alton Argosy To Open Only Sportsbook In the Region

By Benjamin Cox on February 12, 2020 at 12:46pm

Folks in the area who like to gamble at the Alton Argosy Casino will soon be able to bet on more than just slot machines and card games. KSDK reports that the Argosy will be the first sportsbook in the area, on the heels of Illinois expanding into sports betting this year. Argosy Casino in […]

2 Former Routt Coaches Head to Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame

By Benjamin Cox on February 6, 2020 at 9:02am

Two former Routt football coaches are a part of the 2020 Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame class. Jeff Alderman got his first head coaching job at Jacksonville Routt in 1989, where he was also the head baseball coach and athletic director. He stayed at Routt for two seasons before going to Piasa […]

IC to host National Girls and Women in Sports Day Camp February 7

By Benjamin Cox on January 24, 2020 at 2:59pm

The Illinois College Athletic Department is celebrating women in sports with it’s 3rd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day camp. The free camp is open to all girls from kindergarten through eighth grade and nearly every women’s sport offered by IC will be represented. Meghan Roman, Head Softball Coach and Senior Women’s Administrator […]

Rushville-Industry Names Crum As New Baseball Coach

By Benjamin Cox on January 23, 2020 at 2:04pm

Chris Duerr of KHQA reports that Rushville-Industry has named former basketball head coach Tyler Coach as the Rockets new baseball coach. Crum was dismissed as the head coach of the basketball program in April 2018 after a tumultuous tenure of four seasons. Crum is a former standout athlete at the school. Crum replaces Jeremy Laird […]

New JHS girls’ soccer coach

By Gary Scott on January 16, 2020 at 9:43am

Jacksonville High School has hired a new girls’ soccer coach.      Roger Mies will take over the program this year, after long time coach John Mansholt stepped aside.      Mies is an Illinois college graduate from California who was hired as an assistant coach for the boys’ soccer team this past fall.      Mies has […]

Kaufman Scores 1000th Point for WIU in Victory

By Benjamin Cox on January 10, 2020 at 6:04am

Former Jacksonville High School athletic standout and 2016 graduate Olivia Kaufman hit a milestone at Western Illinois University last night. Kaufman dropped her 1000 career point for the Lady Leathernecks at 9:15 in the first quarter with a 3 pointer near the top of the key en route to her 3rd double double of the […]

MacMurray Men’s Basketball Has a Historic Night

By Benjamin Cox on January 9, 2020 at 9:53am

MacMurray’s Men’s Basketball had one for the record books last night, breaking a number of team all-time records in their 164-156 victory against Greenville University. MacMurray shattered 40+ year old records for combined points in a victory and team points. The previous record of combined points in a victory was set back on February 25, […]