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Prep diamond wrap-up

Galen Shelton

Everyone is puttin’ the wraps on their baseball/softball seasons now as regionals are winding down in Classes A and AA and just getting started in Classes AAA and ...never mind about 4A. On the ... More

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Massac County tuning up for regionals

With regionals staring them in the face, Massac County’s baseball and softball teams finished up regular season play and began getting the ducks in a row for tournament play. The girls took on ...

Goreville takes Century baseball regional

Reigning Class A state champs, the Goreville Blackcats were heavily favored in their regional championship game Monday evening at Century, and they came through with the hardware. But it was not witho ...

Joppa’s spring seasons end

Press Release   This spring wasn’t particularly kind to Joppa’s baseball and softball teams. Rainouts, cancellations and more rainouts curtailed a lot of Joppa’s season and the ...

Patriots over Pope County 11-1

Massac County honored its seniors Tuesday and in the process whipped Pope County 11-1.   Noah Farmer, Jordan Parmer and J.T. Weber represent the graduating class of 2017 on the baseball team, and ...

Prep Diamond Wrap-up

The rains eased enough for a few games to happen last week, and this week has started off sunny and mild. Everyone is scrambling to catch up and get ready for regionals. The regional matchups have be ...

Otter Basketball Camp coming to Massac in June

Attention all hard core basketballers, ages fourth through through 12th grade.  Seriously, only the diehard ballers need apply. Jason Otter, a noted trainer who has worked with some top NBA playe ...

Prep diamond wrap-up

Two days into a new week and the weather has been great so far . . . Massac County has played both days as has Century, and Joppa had a scheduling snafu Tuesday or they would have seen action as well. ...

Kendall signs with SCC to play basketball

Joppa High School’s all-time leading scorer Hailey Kendall signed Monday to play basketball at Shawnee Community College. Kendall was a four-year starter for the Lady Rangers and a four-year st ...

Sports On My Planet: Spring has sprung

Baseball season is a week old, the Masters has come and gone and the weathermen are telling us that the 80s are right around the corner . . . spring has sprung! Whether or not you’re a golf fan ...

Softball wrap-up for the region

Century, Joppa and Massac County have all seen recent action with Joppa rallying for four late inning runs but still falling short in a 10-4 loss Monday to Shawnee. Century got a first inning two run ...

Sports On My Planet: The Zebra’s Dilemma

This won’t take long. After seeing so many good, and a few great, games in the run-up to the title game Monday night, I was very disappointed in the final product. All the hype, all the fanfare ...

Patriot baseball drops last two games

Massac County’s Patriot baseball team dropped a tough one to Murphysboro at home on Monday in a weather-altered 2-1 affair and then dropped an 8-5 decision at Harrisburg on Tuesday. At home Mon ...

Soccer ties Murphy 4-4

“A tie is a tie, but it was still a good game.” Lady Patriots soccer coach Brock Frazier stated after Murphy’s terrific freshman Lillie Schaldemose scored her fourth goal of the gam ...

Junior high-age soccer takes a step forward

Massac Soccer Boosters recently hired head coaches for their junior high-age programs. Joanne Wong-Hammonds will lead the girls squad, while Andrew Leonard heads the boys squad this spring season. The ...

MCHS softball edges Graves 5-4

Massac County’s softball team traveled to the Eagles’ Nest last week and came home a 5-4 winner over Graves County. The ladies outhit Graves 8-6 and outplayed them in the field as Graves ...

Murphy denies Lady Trojan volleyball repeat

Murphysboro’s Mike Layne and his Blue Devils were all that stood in the way of Massac County’s Lady Trojans and their head coach Zach Miller in their quest for back to back state champions ...

Lady Pats softball team splits pair

The 2016-17 season is a 50-50 proposition so far for new MCHS softball coach Tyson Bormann’s squad. After an impressive 10-0, four hit shutout over Murray in Massac’s opener, the girls pl ...

Baseball team off to good season start

New Massac County High school Patriot head baseball coach Pat Clark has to like what he’s seen so far with the 2016-17 version of Patriot baseball. While the program is obviously undergoing som ...

Lady Patriots win Centralia Soccer Tournament

Sports are all about distances. A football field is 100 yards long. It’s 60’6” to the pitcher’s mound on a baseball field. Golf courses are measured in thousands of yards. The ...

News

Memorial Day activities highlight holiday weekend

Staff Report

With Memorial Day fast approaching, various activities throughout the Metropolis Planet area are being planned in observance of the holiday.
The Mound City National Cemetery is hosting i ...

J-MG board informed of a resignation

• District seeks letters of interest

The agenda was long as board members, as well as local residents, gathered for the May 22 Joppa-Maple Grove monthly school board meeting.
 During the me ...

Unit One may have to borrow money

Massac Unit One school board members were told about cost reduction measures for the 2017-18 school year and also were told the district might have to borrow money in order to make payroll in July.
Ma ...

Opinion

Unacceptable.

Unacceptable.
That one word perfectly sums up the pain, dysfunction and instability Capitol politicians have inflicted on Illinois by their failure to provide a permanent balanced state budget for two ...

Moving oh soooo slooooowly

I have never been a hyper person. Some people think I move very slowly, or just amble along. So where could I go to see something that moves considerably slower than I do. The answer is, Panama, and t ...

Massac Memo: Walking in the woods

Since my retirement several years ago, I have been trying to walk as much as possible.  It may not be the best possible exercise, and maybe I should be doing something more strenuous, but walking ...

Massac Memo: To weddings we go

Weddings in the Wills family have always been low-key affairs. That is, until the younger generation came along.
This past year, Carolyn and I had the pleasure of traveling around the eastern United S ...

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