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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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MJHS Lady Trojans take Class L championship

The Massac Junior High School (MJHS) Lady Trojans softball team wrapped up a 20-2-2 season with a convincing, five inning 11-1 win over West Frankfort to capture the SIJHSSA Class L championship held ...

Patriots fall 61-6 at Harrisburg

     “Just keep playin’!” Being a Tennessee Volunteer football fan and watching the first half of this past Saturday’s game against the Florida Gators, tho ...

MCHS soccer team ties St. Mary, rolls Harrisburg

The Patriots boys team endured a disappointing 4-4 tie at St. Mary but then bounced back to roll over the visiting Harrisburg Bulldogs 9-0 on Seniors Day. After a red hot first half by the Pats, led ...

Red Devils too much for Patriots

Not much went right last Friday night for Massac County.  The weather was uncooperative for the homecoming festivities and the Red Devils from Murphysboro were downright antagonistic on the field ...

MCHS volleyball ‘bounces back’

After a hard-fought three set loss to powerful Murphysboro last week, Massac County’s volleyball team shook off the cobwebs and got right back to business. The boxing jargon was actually approp ...

A-J rolls over Patriots, 34-7

After last Friday’s exciting come from behind win over Nashville, hopes were running high that Massac County’s first home game of 2016 might just produce a two game winning streak. Anna-Jo ...

Golf teams have busy week

The Massac County golf teams were busy last week on both sides of the river. The boys were in action at Calloway County’s Oaks Country Club and finished behind the host school and Marshall Coun ...

Century volleyball takes two-set win over Joppa

Joppa’s rookie volleyball coach Brittany Braden admitted to some first game jitters before the Lady Rangers opening match of the 2016 season by saying, “I think I’m more nervous than ...

MCHS ladies golf team hits the ground runnin’

It doesn’t matter whether or not it’s warranted, the Lady Patriots golf team have a big ole bullseye right square between their shoulder blades. This year’s version is essentially n ...

MCC Junior Golf winds down with tournament

  The beginning of the new school year marks the end of Metropolis Country Club’s (MCC) junior golf program and 30 plus youngsters showed up Aug. 10 to measure their progress.   In th ...

Brann, Brundige take Lois Lane Tourney on August 2

The Fulton team of Linda Brann and Faye Brundige torched Metropolis Country Club on Aug. 2 with a 7 under par 64 to take the Lois Lane two-lady tournament. Overall, 42 two lady teams participated in ...

Back to School!

The kiddos will be back in school on Monday, and things are about to get busy on the high school sports front.     In the way of headline sports, John Warren returns to Massac County High Sc ...

Sports On My Planet: This and that in sports

Pope County’s Michael Broadway [Giants] was optioned back to the minor leagues [Sacramento] on April 30 after being part of a 12-run inning by the Mets.   Broadway was released [designated for assignment] on July 4 and the Giants sold h ...

Legion teams wrap up seasons in tournament play

Metropolis Post 306 American Legion baseball teams both wrapped up their seasons this past week with losses in Division 5 tournament action after winning their respective District titles. At West Fra ...

Stepter wins Metropolis Open

20-year-old Drake Stepter overcame withering heat and a field of 80 plus golfers this past weekend to take the Metropolis Invitational Open Tournament.   Stepter “stepped” on the gas ...

Junior Legion takes district title too

Not to outdone by their older counterparts, Metropolis’ Post 306 Junior team took down Steeleville Monday night 5-2 to take their own district title. Kaleb Cox started on the hill for Metropoli ...

Post 306 takes district title — and then some

Let me preface this with a big hats off to the kids, coaches and parents of Metropolis’ Post 306 baseball team. I harken back to my few years as an assistant coach with Jeff Trovillion, Rance Ph ...

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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