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Kendall signs with SCC to play basketball

Galen Shelton

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 ... More

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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 ...

Youth flag football continues Saturday

Press Release It was another beautiful and exciting Saturday afternoon as all six teams in the Massac County Flag Football League took the field.   In the first and secondgrade division, the Chi ...

MCHS volleyball wrapping up another great season

The 2016 version of Massac County High School volleyball is about to put the regular season to bed and it has been another standout year for Coach Zach Miller and his crew. The Lady Pats polished off ...

Girls golf is on a roll

The Massac County golf juggernaut rolls on. For the 13th time in 14 years, the Lady Patriots won their regional IHSA tournament. This one came at West Frankfort’s Franklin County Golf Club. The ...

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 ...

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Meanwhile, the clock is ticking

The months of 2017 are already flying by, and the community has not seen much forward movement with the courthouse renovation project.  Now, before anyone reads further, this will not be an edito ...

Maintaining law and order

Imagine you are home alone and awakened from your sleep by a noise outside your window. It doesn’t sound like a “ghost” so you rule out calling Ghostbusters.
So instead you dial 911. ...

Excercise your right, vote!

Did we do everything perfectly during the Mayoral Forum held March 9 — no.  But for a first time attempt at hosting a forum such as this, we think the event was overall very successful.
Pri ...

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