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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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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 ...

Glass aces #11 hole at Metropolis Country Club

A hole in one in golf is a peculiar thing. If you watch the PGA Tour players you might think it’s a commonplace occurrence but it’s far from it. The odds against the average player scoring ...

Meet the Patriots is Friday

Staff Report The public is invited to meet the 2016-17 Patriots basketball team Friday night, Nov. 18. Games are slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Co ...

MCHS bowling team opens season against Marion

Massac County’s Patriot bowling team kicked off its new season last week at home with a match against Marion. The varsity lost its match to the Wildcats by a pinfall count of 2532-2227 and the ...

Youth football plays jamboree-style

Press Release On Saturday the Massac County Youth Flag Football league traded in a normal day of play for a fast-paced Jamboree style day of games where all teams in each age group had the opportunit ...

Columbia too tall, too tough for Massac

At the time of their meeting, the Columbia Eagles volleyball team was undefeated and the top seed in the Mascoutah Class AAA sectional tournament.  They showed the fans in attendance why. The ov ...

Sports On My Planet: Sports shorts and more

We’ve got a lot to talk about here. The IHSA fall sports are winding down with some in playoff mode. Lady Patriot Hannah Lloyd ran last weekend at Edwardsville in the Class A cross country sect ...

Meet the basketball Lady Patriots set for Nov. 8

Without getting too political here, maybe a good way to “get the taste out of your mouth” after voting next Tuesday would be to come out and meet the 2016-17 edition of Lady Patriots baske ...

‘The Toledo Rocket’ captured many hearts

Senior Patriot quarterback/football player Micah Skidmore was born in Toledo, Ohio moving to Metropolis between his eighth grade and freshman school years. If you follow college sports, you know that ...

MCHS volleyball team sweeps regional title

For the third time in the last four years, Massac County’s Lady Patriots volleyball team are the class 3A regional champions. The ladies turned in a very businesslike, straight set win over Her ...

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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