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Jenkins, Pierce play in Select Game

Galen Shelton

Massac County’s Taylor Jenkins and Payton Pierce were selected by a poll of high school softball coaches all over southern Illinois to play in the second annual Southern Illinois Select Game hel ... More

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Post 306 sweeps Harrisburg last week

Metropolis Post 306’s Legion baseball team rolled over Harrisburg last week 4-2 and 11-0 for a doubleheader sweep. The boys’ big weekend matchup against Carmi at Carmi was washed out by h ...

Patriot basketball camp announces winners

Press Release The 2017 Massac County High School Patriot Basketball Camp was held last week, with 145 campers attending. Incoming second through ninth graders were instructed on the fundamentals of o ...

Post 306 off to good start

Metropolis’ Post 306 American Legion team took two from Paducah Monday night and a pair from Marion-Orient last week to run their record to 8-1 for the 2017 campaign. The two wins against Mario ...

Rocks and Brewers and Twinkies...Oh My!

Fifty odd games into this MLB season and there are some strange names hovering around or actually in first place in their respective divisions. The surprising Yankees are 10 games or so over .500 and ...

Rams take 3A baseball regional

Mount Vernon’s Rams lived up to their number one seeding in the Salem [Sub] Sectional ending Massac County’s hopes of a regional title. The Rams blanked Massac 4-0 Saturday morning at Carbonda ...

Prep diamond wrap-up

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 ...

Jordyn Smith finishes stellar year at J.A.L.C.

Jordyn “Jordie” “Shorty” Smith, a 2015 graduate of MCHS and a big part of a couple of stellar teams of that time frame, just completed her sophomore year at John A. Logan Colle ...

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 ...

News

Weed control officer may be appointed by county

Following a brief closed session with Massac County State’s Attorney Patrick Windhorst Tuesday morning to discuss possible litigation, Massac County’s Commissioners Jerel Childers and Jeff ...

Opinion

Capitol Fax: We’ll find out soon

One of the hottest rumors making the rounds among Statehouse types last week was that the governor and/or the Illinois Republican Party will be sending “trackers” to Springfield for the up ...

Editorial: Another Super Celebration

We want to give a big shout out of kudos to everyone involved in helping to bring the 39th annual Superman Celebration to life this year.  Truly to put on a four day event takes a lot of people w ...

Massac Memo: I wuz stupefied

Thirty-nine Superman celebrations.
That’s a lot of celebrating and a huge number of people who have come to Metropolis to celebrate with us.
It is almost impossible to get an accurate count of h ...

Capitol Fax: No one likes taxes

A new statewide poll finds strong opposition to an income tax hike to solve the state’s budget problems significantly eases when the tax increase is coupled with a property tax freeze.
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