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Lady Pats softball team splits pair

Galen Shelton

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 ... More

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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 ...

March Madness — 2017

March Madness is in full bloom this week as the smaller two classes have whittled things down to their final four. At Carbondale, in elite eight action, Effingham St. Anthony overcame a 13-point half ...

March Madness THE ‘AMAZING APPLEKNOCKERS’

The year was 1964, LBJ was president and the Warren Commission had concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in killing John F. Kennedy, a stamp cost a nickel, the Beatles first appeared on the ...

Sports On My Planet: March Madness

I’m not sure where the term March Madness came from, but I would bet if you go back and consider some of the great “David vs. Goliath” matchups from the past, towns and villages like ...

Taylor brings home Disney soccer trophy

Staff Report It was a soccer tournament to remember at the most magical place on earth for one Massac County boy. Nathan Taylor, son of Jess Taylor and Robyn Taylor, competed with the Southern Illino ...

Patriots end regular season on a roll

After a dismal middle of the season stretch, Massac County seems to have found something . . . and at just the right time. Coming out of the Superman Classic, the Pats stumbled badly for a couple of ...

Cougars end Rangers’ year at Elizabethtown

Hardin County’s home standing Cougars shocked Joppa’s Rangers with a stunning reversal of form, coming back from a 24-12 halftime deficit to snatch a 48-31 regional tournament win from the ...

The Tom Brady Invitational!

All right, let’s dispense with the banter. Tom Brady is the best ever. The comeback Sunday in Super Bowl 51 was amazing, but hardly surprising. When the Falcons didn’t run the ball with l ...

Troutt advances to IHSA Girls Bowling sectionals

Massac County senior Emilee Troutt advanced to the IHSA Girls Bowling sectionals to be held at Belleville’s Bel-Air Lanes this Saturday. Herrin’s powerful Tiger team was the top qualifier ...

Pats break skid with three game streak

After losing four straight games coming out of the Superman Classic, the Massac County Patriots seem to have righted the ship in ripping off three straight wins. All three wins have been noteworthy t ...

Century takes down Joppa in thriller

With Kaleb Cox and Hunter Johnson being honored for their 1000th points in their Rangers careers and a host of military veterans being honored prior to game time, it might have been easy to forget abo ...

Pats fall to Calloway, Murphy and Marion

The rough patch for Massac County’s Patriots continued as the boys lost a tough one down at Murray to Calloway County 69-62, got thumped 63-49 at Murphysboro and lost a really hard fought game a ...

STATE CHAMPS

 Lady Trojans ‘Get it Done!’ Compared to their first two games at Rend Lake, Saturday’s championship win over Herrin wasn?t nearly as pretty, but it sure looks good in the recor ...

Rangers go two and three at tourney

Joppa’s Rangers went into Egyptian’s Mid-Winter Tournament on a roll. But they knew that the competition would be just a tad sterner than some of the teams they had faced coming in. Centu ...

Ball competes in bowling sectional

The preparatory remarks that Dakota Ball got from his coaches and several other folks prior to his competing in the IHSA bowling sectionals at Camelot Lanes in Collinsville didn’t quite do the r ...

Kendall sets Joppa high scoring mark

Joppa Lady Ranger Hailey Kendall set the all time scoring mark for Joppa High School on Jan. 17 when she poured in 31 points against Century to surpass Molly Stephens who had held the mark at 1861 car ...

Lady Trojans reach semis at Rend Lake

By virtue of their convincing 42-23 win over Benton, Massac County’s Junior High Lady Trojans found themselves assured of no worse than a fourth place finish in the SIJHSSA Class L [large schools] tournament h ...

Hoop Shoot winners announced

At halftime of last Friday’s West Frankfort boys’ game, the Metropolis Elks Lodge announced the winners of this year’s Hoop Shoot activities. The competition was held Dec. 11, and t ...

Pats rally past Red Birds in overtime

In a surprising reversal of fortunes, Massac County’s Patriots got hot at the foul line just when West Frankfort’s Red Birds went stone cold and the result was a thrilling come-from-behind ...

Joppa wins Dongola round robin tourney

Joppa’s Rangers brought home the first trophy the basketball team has seen in a while as they took first place in the Dongola Holiday Tournament. The win was not without controversy, however; a ...

News

Guardian Family receives $8000 donation

 • Wet basement will be repaired

After five years of battling a wet and flooding basement and the headaches that come with it, the Guardian Family Services (GFS) shelter now has enough mon ...

Positive outlook forecasted for Brookport

“Things are beginning to look up for Brookport,” stated Brookport Mayor John Klaffer during the March 14 city council meeting.
Klaffer had just received a letter from Leeann Denny of ...

Opinion

Editorial: Let’s just hope it stays that way

After two recent special meetings called by the Massac Unit One School District, it’s like a tale of two boards.
The first meeting convened on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. and wasn’t over until cl ...

The Way I See It: Fake news. Really?

These last few months national politics have been a roller coaster ride. President Barack Obama is out. President Donald Trump is in. The beginning of the new administration and its relationship with ...

When things get a little heated

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 2000 people lose their lives in residential fires every year in the U.S. A majority of fatal fires happen when families are asleep, so having ...

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