MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Lady Rams have made it to the sectional round of the IHSA postseason for the first time since 2004. They will face the Highland Lady Bulldogs tonight in Effingham for the chance to play in the sectional championship Thursday. Mt. Vernon girls basketball coach Jeff Lonnon says the stage
MCLEANSBORO — The Hamilton County Foxes finish the regular season tonight on the road against Johnston City. The Foxes are looking to finish the conference season with a 5-5 record with a win over the Indians. Hamilton County basketball coach Doug Miller says his team has been playing for respect all year long. After Johnston
CARTERVILLE — The Carterville Lady Lions have now won eight regional championships in a row, but they will be looking for their first sectional crown in program history tonight. They’ll have home court advantage, but they’ll face the reigning sectional champions, the Nashville Hornettes. Carterville coach Matt Crain says this year has been four years
MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Lady Rams made a comeback in the second half Monday night to earn a spot in the regional championship game Thursday. But the Lady Rams now have to face the top-seeded Richland County Lady Tigers on their home floor for a chance to keep their season alive into next
CENTRALIA — The Centralia Annies open regional play tonight when they face the Herrin Lady Tigers at Trout Arena. The Annies are coming off a loss to the top seed in the subsectional, Richland County, to end the regular season. Annies coach Katie Steffan says her team has had a week to forget about the
WMIX’s Kyle Norris talks with Ashtyn Morgan, a junior guard, and Libby Schmidt, a senior forward for the Mt. Vernon Lady Rams about the improvements the team has made this season and the matchup with Effingham in the regional semifinal.
JOHNSTON CITY — It’s going to be a battle tonight as the high-powered Carterville Lady Lions offense square off with a Benton Rangerette squad that prides themselves on low-scoring games and hard-nosed defense. Rangerette coach Andy Sloan says his team needs to find offense to get through Carterville and continue to extend their postseason run.
WMIX’s Kyle Norris talks with Logan Kirk, a senior guard for the Sesser-Valier Red Devils about where the team is at now and how deep they could go in the postseason.
MT. VERNON — The Lady Rams are looking to bounce back from a tough loss Tuesday with a trip to Herrin tonight. It’s the final regular season game for Mt. Vernon before it’s win-or-go-home next week in the postseason. Lady Rams coach Jeff Lonnon says the Lady Tigers are a team his girls can’t overlook.
WMIX’s Kyle Norris talks with Peyton Bates, a senior guard for the Sesser-Valier Red Devils about the team’s strong second half, the tough schedule they’ve played, and how the schedule along with last year’s super-sectional run has prepared them for the upcoming postseason.