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Just 17 games into Kentucky’s Zach Lee’s freshman season, it was suddenly cut short when the NCAA announced all spring sports would be canceled.


Lake Land college made things official at the May board meeting by tabbing Julian Larry as the next head coach of the Lakers men’s basketball program.

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If you’ve ever been lucky enough to talk with Altamont’s Kurt Becker, you already know he is a gold mine of information; whether it be about motor racing, horse racing, harness racing or just plain old area history.


After it was determined there would be no awards banquet, the Effingham Flaming Hearts basketball team announced its award winners for the 2019-20 season.

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St. Anthony senior Grace Hakman made things official Monday when she signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Kaskaskia College.


St. Anthony head coach Cody Rincker has another responsibility on his plate following the announcement he would be taking over as principal of St. Anthony Grade School.


Neoga’s Nikki Lee signs her letter of intent to swim at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. Other names were not provided. Lee’s main events are the 100m and 200m backstroke.

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Chuck Fritscher of Dieterich was inducted into the Illinois Coaches Association Hall of Fame and received the plaque at the ceremony in Bloomington, IL. Fritscher has been umpiring for 14 years.


Jayden Rios is signing a golf scholarship to play for the Southeastern Community College Blackhawks in Burlington, Iowa.


Coming into the season, Dieterich Movin’ Maroons head basketball coach Josh Krumwiede knew he had holes to fill at the guard position.

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The St. Anthony Bulldogs came into the 2019-20 basketball season following a 20-11 campaign in the 2018-19 season. The Bulldogs returned many of their key contributors from the season before, including National Trail Conference Most Valuable Player Jaccob Dust.

First and foremost, the IHSA continues to encourage all Illinois residents to heed the recommendations of state officials and medical experts. These quarantine and social distancing measures have been put in place not only for your own safety, but also for those around you. By adhering to th…

Rebecca Schlechte started her high school volleyball career on the Stew-Stras Comet team that finished as the 1A State Runner-up. She added 1A 3rd Place finish her senior year and then took her talents to college.

Megan Schlechte, a 3 sport all-state athlete for Windsor/Stew-Stras in volleyball, basketball, and softball and state record-holder in kills at State, signed last year to play collegiate volleyball for Lewis University in Romeoville (28-6, 12-3 GLVC). Her freshman year found her in the starting line-up.

The Cubs home opener usually starts shortly after Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins and Ryne Sandberg throw ceremonial first pitches to the delight of fans from all generations.

Whenever opening day rolls around, I get wistful for the days when the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko would present his annual Cubs quiz.

Major League Baseball has made no formal announcement regarding the status of the London Series, but an England-based newspaper reported Thursday that the two-game series between the Cubs and Cardinals has been canceled.

The IHSA sent a letter this week to all member school administrators and spring sport coaches saying it has yet to rule out the possibility for spring sports.

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Effingham wrestlers pictured left to right: Ian Light, Jon Perry and Colin Marschewski. Not pictured: Ryan Smith and Gabe Schuette. Perry earned the Most Valuable Wrestler Award, as well as the award for Most Valuable Offensive Wrestler. Light earned the award for Most Improved Wrestler. Col…


St. Anthony’s talented offense often garners the most attention. But for a shining moment, the Bulldogs defense was the star against Casey-Westfield during their Class 1A Casey-Westfield Sectional semifinal 48-39 victory Wednesday evening.

Teutopolis boys were right with Breese Mater Dei at the Shelbyville 2A Sectional semi on Wednesday, trailing by just one point at the half. However, Mater Dei went on a big run and gave the Shoes their last dance of the year, 63-46.

The Altamont Indians will have a tall task at hand Tuesday when they take on the 26-3 Central A&M Raiders, who were ranked as the No. 4 team in Class 1A in the latest Associated Press poll.

St. Anthony’s Logan Antrim is listed in the program at six-foot tall. He played much more than than Friday evening versus North Clay as the Bulldogs outpaced the Cardinals, 69-54 for the Boys Class 1A Bridgeport Regional championship Friday evening.

It will be a big day for area hoops Friday when a number of teams play for a regional championship and the opportunity to advance to the sectional round.

St. Anthony opened their postseason run against host Red Hill with a 73-42 victory at the Class 1A Bridgeport Regional Wednesday evening.

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