Carbondale earn their first win of the season 56-38 against Murphysboro last Thursday.
Carterville swept the Pioneers in a 57-38 win on the second night of the Trico/Murphysboro Invitational Tournament Wednesday.
Wilmington beat Nashville 24-7 for the Class 2A title at Huskie Stadium Friday.
There wasn’t a state tournament in the winter of 2021 because of COVID-19, but the unofficial state champion in Class 1A came from the South Egyptian Conference.
DEKALB — Nashville’s second chance at a Class 2A title went about like its first.
Asked what Tolono Unity’s berth in the state championship game would mean to Jordan Reinhart, LeRoy coach B.J. Zeleznik replied, “Oh man, he would have been ecstatic.”
Anna-Jonesboro beat Herrin 41-32, in a River-to-River cross division girls basketball game to win its 11th straight game at Union Hall Gym on Thursday night.
Christopher put the running clock into play during the fourth quarter of a 55-16 win over Murphysboro in Anders Gym.
The Lady Redbirds of Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort were simply no match for the Carterville Lions on Tuesday in the season opener for both schools. The Lions won the game, 70-29, with a running clock in the fourth period.
Defense was the key to Ridgeview-Lexington's win against top-ranked Abingdon-Avon in the 1A playoff quarter-final.
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Alex Partlow’s cell phone started blowing up minutes after he won the Class 2A cross country meet Saturday in Peoria and never really quieted down for the weekend’s remainder.
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JOHNSTON CITY — Not even Al Michaels would have believed the miracle Carterville’s volleyball team pulled off Wednesday night.
MARISSA — The best Trico volleyball season in a while screeched to a halt Monday at Meteor Fieldhouse, undone by a handful of things it could have controlled.
JOHNSTON CITY — Carterville started out slow in both sets, but the Lady Lions rallied Monday night to beat Carmi-White County in straight sets, 25-19, 25-14, to advance to the championship match of the Class 2A Johnston City Sectional.
It was a successful first week of the IHSA football playoffs for local schools. Now comes a different challenge, one mostly fought on the road.
JOHNSTON CITY — The Johnston City Indians jumped out to a 22-0 first quarter lead and never let up beating Lawrenceville, 43-12, before an enthusiastic hometown crowd on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon in the first round of the IHSA Class 2A football playoffs.
SESSER — Twenty-nine unanswered points by sixth-seeded Sesser-Valier in an 11 ½-minute span of the second half Saturday propelled it to a 35-7 win over 11th-seeded Casey-Westfield in the first round of the IHSA Class 1A football playoffs.
MARION — Evan Noelle had a part in five touchdowns as Marion exorcised some demons of the past with a 41-8 rout of Metamora in an opening-round game of the IHSA Class 5A football playoffs Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium.
DECATUR — Carbondale’s Alex Partlow repeated as Class 2A sectional boys cross country champion Saturday, splashing over a wet course in 14:57.02 to finish more than a minute ahead of second place Brenden Heitzig of Lincoln.
CARTERVILLE — Have a day, Andrew Hellriegel.
MURPHYSBORO — Devon Clemons said he hoped to sleep well on Saturday night.
BENTON — Give the Benton Rangers a short field, sprinkle in a handful of big plays and the result is a 42-0 first round playoff win over Piasa Southwestern. The Rangers will play host to Monticello, a victor over Greenville, in next week’s second round Class 3A game.
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