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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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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 ...

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 ...

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.
That&rsqu ...

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