CENTRALIA — The Centralia Annies are looking to rebound from a down year last season and they have a new coach leading them in that effort. New Centralia girls basketball coach Katie Meador says success takes high effort, and her girls understand that. The Annies opened their season Thursday night by beating Salem on the road 51-43.
MCLEANSBORO — The Hamilton County Lady Foxes are looking to continue their recent success after a 25-win season last year. The team is opening their season in the Lady Cat Tip Off Classic in Marion. Hamilton County coach Clint Winemiller says his team has plenty of experience returning and plenty of skill in their roster.
BLUFORD — The Webber Lady Trojans basketball program has a new face at the top for the 2018-19 season. Former coach Travis Helm has passed the baton to Cheyenne Spurlock to lead the Trojans program. Spurlock has high praise for her predecessor, but she’s ready to continue leading the Webber girls’ basketball program forward. Webber
MT. VERNON — High school girls’ basketball kicks off this week, and the Mt. Vernon Lady Rams will open their season at home Thursday against Harrisburg. Mt. Vernon Lady Rams coach Jeff Lonnon says his team may surprise the competition compared to what they have returning on paper. You can hear select Lady Rams’ games
WMIX’s Kyle Norris talks with Brooklynn Kelley, a senior for the Mt. Vernon Lady Rams basketball team talking about her senior year and what she thinks of her team this year.
WMIX’s Kyle Norris talks with Annibelle Harrison, a junior for the Mt. Vernon Lady Rams basketball team about her team this year and the anticipation for the season to start next week.
NASHVILLE — For the second time ever, and the first time since 1989, the Nashville Hornettes volleyball team has made it to state. The Hornettes will play Galena Friday afternoon in Normal for a chance to play of a Class 2A state championship. Hornettes coach Josh Konkel says this is a special group of girls
PINCKNEYVILLE — While much of the focus this weekend will be on high school football playoffs, the Pinckneyville Girls’ Cross Country team is running for a state championship Saturday morning. Pinckneyville Cross Country Coach Ryan Bruns says it took one person making the state tournament a few years back to build the success his program
Class 1A: (13) Moweaqua (Central A&M) at (12) Edwards Co. SATURDAY at 2 p.m. Class 2A: (2) Maroa-Forsyth at (10) Chester SATURDAY at 1 p.m. Class 3A: (8) Anna-Jonesboro at (1) Monticello SATURDAY at 3 p.m. (13) Greenville at (12) Pleasant Plains SATURDAY at 2 p.m. (6) Williamsville at (3) Fairfield SATURDAY at 1 p.m.
CARBONDALE — In week five of the high school football season, the Cahokia Comanches beat the Carbondale Terriers 28-7 on their way to running through the South Seven for a conference championship. On Saturday, Bryan Lee and his team will have a chance for revenge on Cahokia in the second round of the IHSA football