JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The halftime talk inside the Central-Southeastern girls basketball team's locker room probably had something to do with boxing out. In the final 48.7 seconds of the first half of the Class 2A Jacksonville Super-sectional on Monday nig
When Bruce Bonness took over as the Highland boys basketball coach over the summer, he stressed the importance of playing sound defense. The Cougars have bought in and now they're in contention for a Clarence Cannon Conference championship. Highland, now
The Mark Twain boys basketball team can't wait to be home again. It's been nearly two months -- Nov. 29 in a 45-44 victory against Palmyra -- since the Tigers have played in front of a home crowd. Since then, Mark Twain has played 11 consecutive games away
Ray Eickelschulte is one of rare breed in West Central Illinois. He's been involved with high school wrestling for 40 years -- first as a wrestler and as a coach, and for the past 25 years as an official. He's the only wrestling official in the Quincy area, which means he's always getting scheduled for matches.
Football has taken Louisiana (Mo.) High School football coach Greg Purdum all over the world. In his most recent travels, he helped coach the under-19 USA Football team in the 2016 International Federation of American Football World Championship in Harbin
The Central boys basketball team won just four games last season. An 83-39 victory over Southeastern on Tuesday night gave the Panthers their sixth this year. As an assistant with the team last season, first-year coach James Barnett saw what could make th
CAMP POINT, Ill. At first, the start time and location of the Class 1A sectional softball championship game between Central and Hardin Calhoun was in doubt. Then the game seemed like it was never going to finish. Overnight rain made the softball field at
MONROE CITY, Mo. Watching the Monroe City football team's postseason run to the Class 1 state championship game has brought a buzz to the town. It's also brought back memories for Dale Labuary, the coach of the last Monroe City team to win a state champio