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Massac County's boys golf team's season is officially over now with Noah Matesevac and Hayden Summers' appearances at the Charleston IHSA Class AA sectional tournament.

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Massac County's girls' golf team blew away the competition at Franklin County Country Club last Thursday with a team score of 319, which was 60 strokes better than runner-up Zeigler-Royalton.

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The Lady Patriots golf team got in their final tune-ups for Thursday's Class 1A regional at Franklin County Country Club.

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A costly turnover in the waning seconds once again wiped out a chance at a Massac County win as the Herrin Tigers held on for a two point 28-26 win last Friday.

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The Harry Statham Youth Basketball League (HSYBL) will be holding its inaugural season for children, ages Pre-K to fourth grade, at the Harry Statham Gym in Brookport. Games will run from Nov. 16 through Dec. 21, with most scheduled on Saturdays and some on Sunday afternoons.

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The 2016 yearbook picture of the Massac County varsity football team didn't include any of the freshmen boys. They were freshmen. That team dropped their first game of the year to DuQuoin, defeated Nashville 14-13 then got blown out in six of their last seven games of the year. Thus began th…

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First year soccer coach Kyle Reinwald put his Patriots on the pitch Tuesday for their last home game of the 2019 season.

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As their regular season winds down, the Massac County High School's golf teams are getting ready for the post season.

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One week after putting up 29 points at Anna-Jonesboro in a 34-29 loss, Massac ran into some bad weather, a little bad luck and that old bug-a-boo ... turnovers at Muphysboro and dropped a 27-0 decision to the Red Devils.

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Something had to give last Friday night. With Anna and Massac County both coming in winless at 0-2, someone's losing streak was going to end.

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With a few days rest after the Effingham Cross Roads Tournament, the Lady Patriots volleyball team took on SIRR arch rival Murphysboro Tuesday night. Like most all of the matches between these two teams, this one went right down to the wire.

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There have been times over the last few years that I've encouraged folks to come out to the high school football games. And a few times, I have added "to see the band if you've not seen them."

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Just when things were cooking for Kyle Reinwald's Patriot soccer team, the injury bug bit and bit hard.

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We just passed the mid-point of the high school golf season and both Massac County teams have been busier than a cranberry merchant.

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The cross country match at Herrin this week was cancelled due to the oppressive heat.

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It's a process. After putting up only 6 points in the season opener against DuQuoin, Massac County came back with 34 against an arguably better Nashville team. Problem is they allowed a whopping 63 from a potent Nashville offense.

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Following a surprisingly easy opening win over Marion, the Lady Patriot volleyball team went through a grueling SIRR Conference Preview tournament at Carterville Saturday, coming away with a second place finish behind Pinckneyville and capped off a tough stretch of play Tuesday night with an…

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The Patriot boys golf team may have just learned an invaluable lesson.

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Looking back may not be the best way to gauge progress, but Massac County's 2019 football opener was way more promising than last year's opener under then first year Patriot Coach Jason Roper.

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If you've followed the King Kat tournament trail results, you've seen the names of Carl Morris Jr., Rob Parsons, Jeff Dodd and Roy Harkness.

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Lewis Williams, Metropolis Boy Scout Troop 101 Scoutmaster, recently recognized Kevin Towery, coach of the seventh and eighth grade Junior Patriots of the Massac County Youth Football League.

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For those of us who watched Kyle Reinwald's playing career at Massac County, it is no surprise that he would eventually become a coach. And probably a darned good one to boot.

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Graduation didn't hit second year Cory Hastings, Massac County cross country coach, nearly as hard as some of his counterparts. A notable loss on the boys side was Collin Fiorentini and on the girls side Hannah Lloyd graduated also.

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Gary Adkins, MCHS boys golf coach, knows a little about what his female counterpart Laurie Glass is going through.

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Joppa High School's volleyball team begins the 2019 campaign with high hopes and larger numbers. Brittany Crick is once again at the helm of the Lady Rangers and is excited about her team's prospects.

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Longtime Massac County Volleyball Coach Zach Miller has some big shoes to fill this fall also with some big time graduation losses.

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For the first time in recent memory, Massac County High School's (MCHS) girls golf program actually may be in a rebuilding mode . . . a little bit?

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Century volleyball coach Raegan Hannan doesn't have the overall numbers she would like this year, but she does have a lot of upperclassmen with varsity experience.

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Southern Illinois sports lost another good one this past Sunday when Ronald "Ron" George lost his year-long battle with leukemia. Ron was 74 years young.

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Jason Roper's second season at the helm for Massac County High School's football program is already looking up. Roper isn't ready to predict a winning season, far from it, but he likes a lot about this year's squad.

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While the opening bell for the 2019 school year was still reverberating through the halls, Massac County's golf teams were gearing up for the fall campaign.

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This is strictly baseball. I know there are a few "old geezers" like myself out there who feel this way so here goes.

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Sorry to be a bummer at a time of the year usually reserved for hope and optimism, but there is a decent chance your favorite college team is going to be a big disappointment this season.

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Thirty-one youngsters took to the course at Metropolis Country Club last Wednesday to wrap up their summer golf season.

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Laurie Glass’ Lady Patriots golfers are gearing up for their first outing of the year with qualifying rounds.

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We've said it before and it bears repeating: If you've never been to a Shawnee Saints college basketball game, you owe it to yourself to go.

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The annual Lois Lane tournament saw a full field of women competing Tuesday at Metropolis Country Club. The final tally was 51 teams of two women.