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Otter Basketball Camp coming to Massac in June

Galen Shelton

Attention all hard core basketballers, ages fourth through through 12th grade.  Seriously, only the diehard ballers need apply. Jason Otter, a noted trainer who has worked with some top NBA playe ... More

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Prep diamond wrap-up

Two days into a new week and the weather has been great so far . . . Massac County has played both days as has Century, and Joppa had a scheduling snafu Tuesday or they would have seen action as well. ...

Kendall signs with SCC to play basketball

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 ...

Sports On My Planet: Spring has sprung

Baseball season is a week old, the Masters has come and gone and the weathermen are telling us that the 80s are right around the corner . . . spring has sprung! Whether or not you’re a golf fan ...

Softball wrap-up for the region

Century, Joppa and Massac County have all seen recent action with Joppa rallying for four late inning runs but still falling short in a 10-4 loss Monday to Shawnee. Century got a first inning two run ...

Sports On My Planet: The Zebra’s Dilemma

This won’t take long. After seeing so many good, and a few great, games in the run-up to the title game Monday night, I was very disappointed in the final product. All the hype, all the fanfare ...

Patriot baseball drops last two games

Massac County’s Patriot baseball team dropped a tough one to Murphysboro at home on Monday in a weather-altered 2-1 affair and then dropped an 8-5 decision at Harrisburg on Tuesday. At home Mon ...

Soccer ties Murphy 4-4

“A tie is a tie, but it was still a good game.” Lady Patriots soccer coach Brock Frazier stated after Murphy’s terrific freshman Lillie Schaldemose scored her fourth goal of the gam ...

Junior high-age soccer takes a step forward

Massac Soccer Boosters recently hired head coaches for their junior high-age programs. Joanne Wong-Hammonds will lead the girls squad, while Andrew Leonard heads the boys squad this spring season. The ...

MCHS softball edges Graves 5-4

Massac County’s softball team traveled to the Eagles’ Nest last week and came home a 5-4 winner over Graves County. The ladies outhit Graves 8-6 and outplayed them in the field as Graves ...

Murphy denies Lady Trojan volleyball repeat

Murphysboro’s Mike Layne and his Blue Devils were all that stood in the way of Massac County’s Lady Trojans and their head coach Zach Miller in their quest for back to back state champions ...

Lady Pats softball team splits pair

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 ...

Baseball team off to good season start

New Massac County High school Patriot head baseball coach Pat Clark has to like what he’s seen so far with the 2016-17 version of Patriot baseball. While the program is obviously undergoing som ...

Lady Patriots win Centralia Soccer Tournament

Sports are all about distances. A football field is 100 yards long. It’s 60’6” to the pitcher’s mound on a baseball field. Golf courses are measured in thousands of yards. The ...

March Madness — 2017

March Madness is in full bloom this week as the smaller two classes have whittled things down to their final four. At Carbondale, in elite eight action, Effingham St. Anthony overcame a 13-point half ...

March Madness THE ‘AMAZING APPLEKNOCKERS’

The year was 1964, LBJ was president and the Warren Commission had concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in killing John F. Kennedy, a stamp cost a nickel, the Beatles first appeared on the ...

Sports On My Planet: March Madness

I’m not sure where the term March Madness came from, but I would bet if you go back and consider some of the great “David vs. Goliath” matchups from the past, towns and villages like ...

Taylor brings home Disney soccer trophy

Staff Report It was a soccer tournament to remember at the most magical place on earth for one Massac County boy. Nathan Taylor, son of Jess Taylor and Robyn Taylor, competed with the Southern Illino ...

Patriots end regular season on a roll

After a dismal middle of the season stretch, Massac County seems to have found something . . . and at just the right time. Coming out of the Superman Classic, the Pats stumbled badly for a couple of ...

Cougars end Rangers’ year at Elizabethtown

Hardin County’s home standing Cougars shocked Joppa’s Rangers with a stunning reversal of form, coming back from a 24-12 halftime deficit to snatch a 48-31 regional tournament win from the ...

The Tom Brady Invitational!

All right, let’s dispense with the banter. Tom Brady is the best ever. The comeback Sunday in Super Bowl 51 was amazing, but hardly surprising. When the Falcons didn’t run the ball with l ...

Troutt advances to IHSA Girls Bowling sectionals

Massac County senior Emilee Troutt advanced to the IHSA Girls Bowling sectionals to be held at Belleville’s Bel-Air Lanes this Saturday. Herrin’s powerful Tiger team was the top qualifier ...

News

Unit One board reorganizes

Massac Unit One’s board members approved the minutes, bills, treasurer’s report and school board election results before the previous board adjourned and before a power outage left most of ...

National Day of Prayer will be held on May 4

Staff Report

The 66th annual National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 4 in Massac County.
Individuals will be gathering from 12:20-12:40 on the courthouse lawn in Metropolis, at Brookpor ...

Courtroom construction coming

• Renovation project discussed

Massac County’s commissioners discussed more changes that could be coming to the courthouse annex.  Commission Chair Jerel Childers and Commissioner Jays ...

Opinion

Massac Memo: To weddings we go

Weddings in the Wills family have always been low-key affairs. That is, until the younger generation came along.
This past year, Carolyn and I had the pleasure of traveling around the eastern United S ...

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. ...

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