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On Tuesday, the Illinois High School Association met with athletic directors around the state and in varying zones to clarify the exact changes and what programs can conduct as many zones have been moved to different status levels.

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NEW YORK — Jared Porter lasted just 38 days as New York Mets general manager, fired for cause Wednesday about nine hours after ESPN reported he sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs.

The IHSA updated and released its most current information Friday after Governor JB Pritzker announced that certain regions within the state of Illinois are moving back to Tier 2 mitigations.

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Three members of the Altamont High School trap shooting team were awarded medals for their fall trap shooting season during an Alatamont Unit 10 board meeting on Monday.

Back on Dec. 14, the IHSA released a statement stating that, before January, the Illinois High School Association and Illinois Department of Public Health, along with representatives from the Governor’s office would meet to develop a timeline to finalize sports for the remaining seasons.

The Associated Press released its All-America team Monday, and it was full of players that will be taking the field at AT&T Stadium on Friday when No. 4 Notre Dame plays No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff.

For No. 4 Notre Dame, its made an identity on the offensive side of the ball with its running game. For No. 1 Alabama, its defense prides itself on stopping the run.

The Holidays can be hectic for anyone. From doing all of the Christmas shopping, to the thought that goes into the gifts, hosting or going to family’s house or the stress of being around the entire family at once.

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The holidays have deep meaning to people. All for different reasons. Some look forward to the gifts, some look forward to the gathering of family. Some look forward to basketball and holiday tournaments.

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Usually around this time of year, Dieterich athletic director Donetta Ohnesorge is used to the stress that comes with the holidays.

Senior Illinois Wesleyan guard and former Effingham Flaming Hearts legend and EHS Hall of Famer Grant Wolfe made the difficult decision to end his college basketball career.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jimmy Graham disappeared into a tunnel following his second touchdown catch of the day. He re-emerged after what seemed like forever and found a group of Chicago teammates waiting to celebrate.

Whether you know him simply as Tyler, T-Rep, Repking, or the owner of Repking Media, the fact of the matter is Bishop’s Tyler Repking is known almost everywhere he goes.

2020 has been a trying time for everyone. People have lost their jobs as well as any sense of normalcy. But what happens when you’re an independent contractor and the events you were booked for get postponed?

The Illinois PGA Foundation announced the winners of both the Don Pieper Scholarship Award and the 2020 Oscar Miles Scholarship, as well as one of it’s national awards.

A pair of local coaches were included when the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame released its 2021 class that included former Effingham and Louisville head basketball coach Ron Reed, with Teutopolis junior high coach Kent Niebrugge being named in as well.

The stereotype has been heard for decades. Playing video games will turn your brain to mush. However, over the past few years, that old tale has been turned on its head, presenting a new question; instead of melting your brain, can video games actually help mold your brain?

“The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) recognizes that today’s announcement by Governor Pritzker will temporarily pause the IHSA’s winter sports season. We remain optimistic that these new mitigations, coupled with the emergence of a vaccine, will aid in creating participation opportun…

All districts are waiting for further information from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The organization has a board meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19 where more discussion of basketball is expected and action is possible. If IHSA chooses to limit or move the basketball sea…


The Effingham Unit 40 School Board on Monday voted to allow winter season sports, pending any further guidance from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). This means that boys and girls basketball, swimming, competitive cheer, and scholastic bowl will be played at Effingham High School.

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors held a virtual update session on November 11, 2020, to review recent developments related to the IHSA basketball season ahead of the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on November 19, 2020.


The Altamont Unit 10 Board of Education on Monday night gave the green light to the 2020-21 girls and boys high school basketball seasons, following guidelines established by the Illinois High School Association.

The Illinois High School Association board has a meeting scheduled Wednesday and more discussion of basketball is expected. Here is the status of basketball in area school districts.

L-R: Lowest Average J.V.- Madison Brummer, Most Improved – Cara Hakman, and Lowest Average Varsity – Macy Ludwig The St. Anthony GIrls Golf team recently held their end of season awards dinner. The team finished their regular season with a 16-0 match record. They won 3 of the 4 tournaments i…

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Altamont senior Brooke Runge made her decision on both her academic and athletic futures Monday when she made the decision to sign with Parkland College.

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special board meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, where the Board provided the latest information on the IHSA’s winter sports season.

MADISON, Wis. — Graham Mertz threw five touchdown passes to match the Wisconsin record in a commanding first career start and the No. 14 Badgers beat Illinois 45-7 on Friday night to open the pandemic-delayed Big Ten football season.

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for its regularly scheduled virtual meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020, where the Board provided a timetable on winter sports decisions, and also voted to provide a one-time accommodation to the IHSA’s Independent Team By-la…

St. Anthony’s Allison Kowalke used a strong serve to overpower and Mattoon’s Emily Stortzum 6-4, 6-0 stifling the Green Wave players strong net game Tuesday afternoon at Community Park.

Altamont’s Jared Hammer knew he hit the ball solid. Fans heard the sophomore hit it solid. It was just a matter if the ball was going to stay fair or if the wind was going to blow the ball past the left field line giving the Indians a 5-4 victory over the visiting St. Anthony Bulldogs in ext…

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