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Lady Patriots win three more
Massac County’s Lady Patriots put three more notches in their lipstick case — to quote Pat Benatar — with wins last week over Harrisburg and Herrin and another win Monday night over a tough Carterv...
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Sports on My Planet --‘It’s a great day for baseball. Let’s play two!’
That phrase will live forever in the lexicon of baseball. The Cubs organization, the City of Chicago, Major League Baseball and the country as a whole lost an icon last week when Ernie Banks passed...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Patriots ‘Hoarding’ wins
When illness sent senior forward Jessie Douglas to the sidelines last week, Massac County High School Lady Patriots coach Keith Shelton knew he had to get more from his other girls. “I talked to al...
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Patriots take Superman Classic’s consolation title
After getting bounced by Charleston in the first round of the 32nd annual Superman Classic, Massac County’s Patriots came back to win their next two games and claim the consolation bracket title. C...
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West Frankfort gets ‘statement’ win at Massac
The highly touted West Frankfort Redbirds came to Metropolis Friday night and went home with a big 75-55 win. Redbird guard Keegan Easley set the tone of the game early in the first quarter with a ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three bowlers advance as Patriots land fifth in regionals
Saturday’s high school regional bowling tournament held at the Southern Illinois University Student Center in Carbondale was a high watermark of sorts for Massac County’s Patriots. The fifth-place ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patriots on three-game skid
Massac County’s Patriots are on the other side of a streak. The team has dropped its last three decisions. Benton came to town last Friday and for three quarters had things pretty much their way ow...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Egyptian spoils Joppa Homecoming, 67-65
The jam-packed Joppa gym, courtesy of Joppa High’s 2015 Homecoming, saw an action-packed contest between the Pharaohs of Egyptian and Joppa’s Rangers. Playing at a pace that was just a tad out of c...
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Lady Patriots on four-game streak
Following a successful, but punishing, three-game stint at the Go Southern-Fort Walton Beach Blowout in Florida over Christmas break, Massac County’s Lady Patriots seem to have hit their stride bac...
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Penguins, Pedals and Pedestrians a success for Weekend Blessings
The weather for Dec. 13 was cool and damp with no sunshine. Yet that did not deter some 40 bike riders, runners and walkers from participating in Penguins, Pedals and Pedestrians 5K run, walk and b...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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