A look back at the top sports photos from 2019. These photos were published in the Metropolis Planet last year and presented in this video. A shout out of thanks to our sponsor, Shawnee Community College.
The 2019 Elks Hoop Shoot winners are: 8-9- year-old boys, Hunter Beck, winner and Carter Bell, runner-up; 8-9- year- old girls, Aubrey Williamson, winner; 10-11- year-old boys, AhDaven Corruthers, winner and Wakley Keller, runner-up; 10-11-year-old girls, Harley Durham, winner and Emerson Wa…
Massac County Junior High School's Lady Trojans have reached the "promised land" again. The girls breezed through the Class L regionals last week and will begin play at Rend Lake Saturday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. against the Region 5 champion. Mascoutah and Whiteside Elementary of Belleville p…
In the opener of the 37th annual City of Metropolis Superman Classic the Carterville Lions beat Graves County 42-30 to get things rolling. Massac County and Vienna had the finale of Monday night's action, and Massac rolled to a 64-43 win over the Eagles.
Massac County's boys bowling team missed the four-team, regional cut by 108 pins Saturday at the Herrin Bowl. Bowling in their home house, Herrin's Tigers rolled to a 317 pin win over their nearest competitor the Wildcats from Anna-Jonesboro.
PHOENIX -- If Major League Baseball really wants to stop its teams from electronically stealing signs, it might consider fighting technology with more technology.
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Five climbers are attempting to scale Mount Everest, battling extreme cold, high winds and piled-up snow and ice as they try to become the first to reach the top of the world's highest mountain in the winter in 27 years, an official said Wednesday.
Massac County's Lady Patriots keep limping along and last week followed up the road win at Vienna with a bruising 46-25 loss at Benton, but rebounded Saturday morning with a 58-46 win over Goreville.
Massac County's Lady Pats won the "battle of attrition" Monday night at Vienna. In what should have been a pretty good game, had both parties been at full strength, Massac County prevailed against an overmatched lady Eagles bunch.
Super Bowl's parking lot was jammed up Tuesday afternoon for a re-match between the Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats and the Massac County Patriots. The big house saw some first rate bowling as the young keglers put on quite a show.
While golf season may be months away for most of us, there are a die-hard group of golfers out at Metropolis Country Club that just don the long underwear, fire up the propane and play all year. It came to my attention a couple of weeks ago that one of "the herd" recorded his second career h…
When the pairings and seeds for the 55th annual Eldorado Holiday Tournament came out, three teams stood out Fairfield, Herrin and Massac County.
Massac County student athletes racked up a few more honors this past week as junior Madison Hammonds and seniors Jessie Lewis and Kara Womack all received S.I.C.A. [Southern Illinois Coaches Association] 'All South' honors.
Massac County's bowling program looks like they may have finally turned the corner. The girls' team has been highly successful so far, and the boys aren't very far at all behind.
The most entertaining game of the year for Massac County's 'Fun Bunch' last Friday night was followed by a disheartening loss Saturday night. Murphy was the host school for Friday night's game, and with the Red Devils honoring their state runner-up football team at halftime it was a 'fun' ni…
Massac County's Lady Pats rolled to a 19 point 52-33 win over Mayfield to sweep the field [3-0] in the City of Metropolis Tournament last Thursday. After dispatching of Carbondale and Paducah Tilghman, the girls rolled over Mayfield to take the title.
Massac County's Patriots, AKA "The Fun Bunch", took a brief respite from the DuQuoin Tipoff Classic last Thursday before resuming play Saturday with a "day/night doubleheader." When the dust had settled Saturday evening they found themselves on top of the heap.
While Massac County just cranked up their boys' roundball season, Joppa and Century have both gotten in a couple of weeks' worth of action in tournaments at Crab Orchard and Vienna respectively.
After sitting on the bench with past coaches Keith Shelton and Jim Prevallet for several years, Justin Kindle stepped front and center this year and assumed leadership of the MCHS Lady Patriot basketball program.
Almost everyone I've talked to about this year's Patriot baskeball team mentions the word 'fun'.Coach Joe Hosman even allows that this could be a fun team to watch.
Jeffrey Dufour is Joppa's new boys basketball coach and is taking on a formidable task for this season. Graduation was brutally hard on the Rangers this year, and Dufour is left with a scarcity of experienced players.
Mark Zahm is back for his second season on the bench at Century High and is optimistic about the coming season. He didn't have to wait long to see where he stands as the 'C's kicked off the 2019-20 campaign Monday night at the Vienna Thanksgiving tournament against host school Vienna.
Century and Joppa both kicked off their boys' season this past Monday. Century opened with Vienna in the Vienna Thanksgiving Classic, and Joppa opened at Crab Orchard in the Crab Orchard Turkey Tourney against Egyptian.
A pair of Massac's SIRR foes, Murphy and Nashville, have both made it to the IHSA State Football finals. Murphy will take on Richmond-Burton this Friday at DeKalb's Huskie Stadium in the 4A classification, and Nashville will tangle with Sterling- [Newman Central Catholic] in the 2A class, al…
David and Vonda Dexter are back for yet another basketball season on the bench for Century's lady Centurions. They are fixtures for the Century program.
In the second game of the Wildcat Invitational at Marion, Massac County bolted from the gate taking a 10-0 lead and then basically did enough to win as they held for a 34-28 win over Herrin.
With "Big Blue Nation" knocking off No. 1 ranked Michigan State a week or so ago and then getting bounced on their home floor by Evansville, thus begins basketball season for 2019-20.
Massac County's "Sweet Sixteen" party didn't last near long enough. After the relatively easy win over Shelbyville, the girls knew they were up against a "horse" of a different color -- a Mule, the Fairfield Mules, to be exact. It proved to be as good a match-up as was expected . . . with a …