Eagles able to overcome challenges

January 25, 2014 0 Comments

Injuries and illness have challenged the Liberty boys basketball team this season. So far, the Eagles have handled it pretty well. Despite playing without two starters and a reserve, Liberty pulled out a tight game Friday night, beating Griggsville-Perry 55-51 on the road. “When you have three key guys out, it’s kind of difficult to […]

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Indians getting rest and victories

December 27, 2013 0 Comments

In his fifth season as the Payson Seymour boys basketball coach, Brian Rea has learned to adapt a few things to fit the needs of his team. One of those is giving his players a day off here and there. “We’re trying to keep them fresh,” said Rea after his team beat Liberty 65-47 Thursday […]

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Illinois boys prep basketball poll

November 26, 2013 0 Comments

Here are the boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points. Class 4A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Whitney Young (9) 0-0 106 – 2. Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights) 0-0 89 – 3. Simeon (3) 0-0 77 – 4. Stevenson 0-0 76 – 5. Curie 0-0 61 – 6. Edwardsville 0-0 58 […]

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Hannibal adjusts to life with new head coach

November 26, 2013 0 Comments

Tre’von Jones admits he was fully nervous when he found out he had a new coach. It didn’t take long for Jones to grow to like Mark Thomas. “I was a little nervous at first,” Jones said. “After you get to know him, he’s a really nice guy. He knows how to win so its […]

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Going Polling: Illinois prep girls state basketball poll

November 19, 2013 0 Comments

Here are the girls prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points. Class 4A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Marian Catholic (7) 0-0 79 – 2. Rolling Meadows (1) 0-0 72 – 3. Whitney Young 0-0 57 – 4. Homewood-Flossmoor 0-0 43 – 5. Edwardsville 0-0 32 – 6. Naperville Neuqua Valley […]

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State quarterfinal rewind

November 16, 2013 0 Comments

Leading rushersBobby Keltz, Central, 139 yards Caleb Kizer, Palmyra, 122 yards Leading passers Brock Butler, Palmyra, 304 yards Joe McCaughey, Quincy Notre Dame, 147 yards Leading rushers Case Doyle, Palmyra, 199 yards Palmyra can’t finish off comeback The Panthers didn’t get their offense going early. Palmyra rallied behind Brock Butler in the second half and […]

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Despite quarterfinal loss, Palmyra seniors happy with farewell campaign

November 16, 2013 0 Comments

PALMYRA, Mo. — There weren’t many dry eyes on the field Saturday afternoon following the Palmyra football team’s 28-20 loss to Blair Oaks in the Class 2 state quarterfinals. The Panthers had showed the character their coach Kevin Miles knew was in them the past three seasons. “What a great group of seniors,” Miles said. […]

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Predicting the state quarterfinals

November 16, 2013 3 Comments

By Josh Rizzo Three teams vying for bids in the state semifinals Saturday afternoon, here are picks. As always, I continue to run laps around fellow Herald-Whig sports writer. He has promises a return to the weight room and to try to get better week by week. Last weeks record: 3-0 Overall record: 137-28 (83 […]

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Monday night rewind: Missouri district football championships

November 12, 2013 0 Comments

Leading rushers Caleb Kizer, Palmyra, 170 yards Brett Threlkeld, South Shelby, 98 yards Josh Hultz, Palmyra, 88 yards Still standing Palmyra did what the Panthers have done also season Monday night, physically dominate their opponents. Palmyra rolled over Bowling Green 28-0. Caleb Kizer rushed for 180 yards. Bowing out Hannibal and South Shelby both lost […]

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Predicting the Missouri district championship games

November 11, 2013 0 Comments

By Josh Rizzo The champ is here. After a long battle this season, I have a five-game lead with five area teams remaining in the playoffs. Seems to be insurmountable, but stranger things have happened. The best game on the docket for the Missouri district championships this week appears to be South Shelby-Westran. Both teams […]

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