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 […]

Blade Honored By IBCA as One of Top 60 Most Influential People in IL Basketball Over Last 50 Years

By Benjamin Cox on February 4, 2022 at 9:15am

A former area coach continues to rack up honors in retirement. The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has been celebrating Title IX’s 50th Anniversary this year by having media members select and then honor the 30 most impactful people in Men’s Basketball and the 30 most impactful people in Women’s basketball during the last 50 years […]

Illinois Colleges Opts For No Visiting Fans In Stands For Athletic Competitions

By Benjamin Cox on January 20, 2022 at 3:49pm

Illinois College updated its game day fan policy on Monday further restricting spectators for competitions. In the announcement, the IC Athletic Department says to keep student-athletes competing and avoid having outbreaks of COVID-19, no visiting teams are allowed to have fans in the stands at this time. Illinois College students, faculty and staff are welcome […]

Roman Named Illinois College Athletic Director

By Benjamin Cox on November 30, 2021 at 4:43pm

Illinois College made a little history today in its athletic department. Interim Athletic Director Meghan Roman saw the college drop the interim tag today, and promote her to the permanent position of Director of Athletics. Roman had been serving as interim director since June when former athletic director Mike Snyder resigned to become the athletic […]

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Coming to Jacksonville Speedway in 2022

By Benjamin Cox on November 12, 2021 at 8:50am

The World of Outlaws will be returning to Jacksonville next June, albeit in a different fashion. World of Outlaws will be returning next year on Sunday, June 26th. Ken Dobson of the Jacksonville Speedway says a new group of fans will get a taste of some of the best dirt racing in the country: “Usually […]

Dobson Signs Letter To Play Golf At Mizzou

By Benjamin Cox on November 11, 2021 at 5:48pm

Routt Senior Golfer Addie Dobson today signed a letter of intent to Golf for the University of Missouri. Dobson has had a long journey with golf since she shot her first round as a freshman at Routt in 2018, eventually advancing to the Sectional Final that year. Dobson became the first Routt golfer to ever […]

Dobson Heads to Sectional Fourth Year In A Row

By Benjamin Cox on October 1, 2021 at 6:07am

Routt Girls’ Golfer Addie Dobson is heading to Sectional for the fourth time. It’s a rare feat. Dobson took home Medalist honors at the Petersburg Class 1A regional yesterday. West Central’s Tristan Lashmett placed 3rd and will also move on to Sectionals. No further information is available about results yesterday as the IHSA has yet […]

Pritzker, IHSA Leaves Sports Up to Local Districts As COVID Concerns Mount

By Benjamin Cox on September 2, 2021 at 9:19pm

Governor J.B. Pritzker says he’s leaving the call of sports up to local school districts. Currently, the IHSA doesn’t have a uniform policy on quarantine and suspension of play when it comes to current sports seasons. According to IHSA Assistant Executive Director Matt Troha, there is no specific policy for exposure, quarantine time, or return […]