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DeeMack's Ethan Sidwell (32) goes up to score during thiefs’ home 77-54 victory over Heyworth Friday, January 7 in Mackinaw. Photo courtesy of Norm Stone

The State Farm Holiday Classic was back this year with 64 teams gathered in Bloomington-Normal the week after Christmas in one of the largest co-ed holiday basketball tournaments in the nation.  The Tournament includes four brackets; Large School Boys, Small School Boys, Large School Girls, …

The Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament for boys basketball was hosted by Pekin Community High School December 27-29.  In the days leading up to the tournament, three teams withdrew resulting in the Consolation side of the tournament to turn to Pool Play instead of the traditional Bracket Pla…

The Metamora freshmen boys’ basketball team won three consecutive games at the Annual Richwoods High School Holiday Hoopla Tournament held on December 18 to bring home the championship.  Great team defense and efficient, but patient, offense enabled the team to achieve true success. Players …

The Eureka Hornets girls’ sophomore and varsity basketball teams traveled to Washington to take on the Panthers for non-conference games at Torry Gym on Saturday, December 11.  In the sophomore game, Washington established a 17-6 lead in the first period behind quick scoring, including two t…

The Washington Panthers’ sophomore and varsity girls’ basketball teams hosted the Eureka Hornets for non-conference games at Torry Gym on Saturday, December 11.  In the sophomore game, Washington established a 17-6 lead in the first period behind quick scoring, including two three-pointers f…

DeeMack traveled to Washington Middle School for the IESA Class 3A Regional 9 eighth-grade girls’ basketball games that included DeeMack, Germantown Hills, Washington Middle School, El Paso-Gridley, Metamora Grade School and Washington Beverly Manor.  The games were played between November 2…

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Washington Middle School was this year’s host for the IESA Class 3A Regional 9 eighth-grade girls’ basketball games that included DeeMack, Germantown Hills, Washington Middle School, El Paso-Gridley, Metamora Grade School and Washington Beverly Manor.  The games were played between November …

The Metamora Flames 16U battled tough weather and tougher teams at the annual Chatham Chilloween at Chatham Spartan Park over the November 6-7, 2021 weekend to take home the title. Despite blistering cold temps and a fierce wind, Lainey Klokkenga and Addi Pacha were strong on the mound, gett…

The Washington Panthers varsity football season continued on Saturday, November 13 as they hosted Crete-Monee at Babcook Field for an IHSA 6A Quarter Finals game.  Crete-Monee received the opening kick-off and scored on their first possession of the game with a long touchdown run to go up 7-…

Washington Community High School hosted the IHSA Class 3A girls varsity volleyball Washington Regional October 25-28.  The Regional Championship match took place on October 28 between Washington Panthers and Morton Potters.  The Panthers had beaten East Peoria in two sets to get to the champ…

The MHS men's soccer team was excited to have the Give Hunger a Red Card fundraiser back this year!  All proceeds from the fundraiser went to We Care, Inc.  This non-profit in Morton gives transportation assistance, provides Meals on Wheels, and offers a food pantry. 

Morton Potters quarterback Layne Kaufman (10) hands the ball off to running back Seth Glatz (20) during the first round of the IHSA playoffs at Carper Field in Morton on Friday, October 29.  The heavy rain did not slow down Glatz as he scored seven touchdowns, setting an IHSA class 5A footba…

The Morton Potters girls’ varsity volleyball team advanced with a victory over Peoria (Notre Dame) to take on the WCHS Panthers in the IHSA Class 3A Regional Championship match, hosted by WCHS on October 25-28. The Potters took the lead in the matchup with a 25-19 win in the first set but fe…

The Washington Middle Schools girls’ seventh- and eighth-grade basketball teams hosted the Pekin Broadmoor Bruins on Monday, October 18.  The seventh-grade game was close through three quarters until the Panthers were able to pull away in the fourth and closing with an 18-8 win. For the eigh…

Washington hosted East Peoria on Wednesday, October 20 for a series of girls’ volleyball matches, winning the freshmen and sophomore matches in two sets each. For varsity, it was Washington’s Senior Night as they recognized their four senior players, and retired WCHS varsity head coach Dawn …

The WCHS boys’ varsity soccer team hosted Dunlap for the IHSA Class 2A Washington Regional Championship game on Saturday, October 23.  Dunlap beat Metamora 4-0 while Washington beat Galesburg HS 2-0 earlier in the week to qualify for this Regional Championship match-up.  Both teams demonstra…

Last Friday morning, the Washington Fire Department and Police Department helped Central Intermediate School celebrate the girls' cross-country IESA 2A State Championship with a parade around the school grounds.  The team won the IESA 2A State Championship on Saturday, October 16, finishing …

DeeMack's Carson Cassady (15) attempts a pass against Eureka in their home matchup on Friday, October 22 in Mackinaw. The Chiefs fell to Eureka 20-29, but Cassady and the rest of Chiefs nation are set to regroup and are looking forward to the playoffs. 

The Washington Panthers JV and varsity soccer teams hosted their Moline High School counterparts on Saturday, October 9 at Babcook Field.  The JV game was scoreless at the half before Moline opened up the scoring with a goal in the second half. The Panthers took over from there, scoring thre…

E.J Baez (7) heads to the end zone with the game winning touchdown for DeeMack in Mackinaw on Friday, October 8 against LeRoy.  The homecoming victory puts DeeMack at 5 - 2 for the year. 

The Metamora Grade School Redbirds softball team placed second in the IESA State Tournament on Saturday, September 25, finishing the season with an impressive 21-3 record. 

The Pekin Dragons hosted the Washington Panthers for a Mid-Illini Conference varsity football game on Friday, October 1, with both teams entering the matchup at 2-1.  Neither team could get on the board until Pekin scored late in the second quarter and went to the half with a 6-0.  Pekin sco…

The Washington Panthers girls’ tennis team hosted Peoria Notre Dame on Monday, September, 27.  The matches began on Monday but did not conclude until Tuesday as two doubles matches were held over due to darkness.  Washington won both of the delayed doubles matches resulting in the Panthers n…

The Morton Hogs 12U JFL team hosted Washington on Sunday, October 3 at the Morton High School field.  As each team’s regular season is about over, they put on an exciting game for those in attendance.  The Hogs scored the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter to go up 6-0.  Washin…

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DeeMack's Gabe Sheuermann (34) runs for a big gain during the Chiefs 12-0 road game victory over Tremont on Friday, October 1.  The Chiefs sit at 4-2 on the year. 

The Metamora Flames 16U Black went 4-1 on Sunday avenging their only loss when they defeated the vaunted Black Widows 05 by a score of 2-1 in the championship game at the Birchwood Fall Classic. Strong team defense coupled with solid pitching led the way. Team members from include (standing,…

The Washington Panthers hosted the Morton Potters for varsity football at Babcook Field on Friday, Sept 24, for a Mid-Illini Conference matchup, with Washington 1-1 and Morton 2-0 in conference play coming into the game.  This was also Washington’s homecoming weekend featuring the Homecoming…

Dee-Mack Intermediate School hosted the Tazwood Conference Cross Country meet at Eureka Park on Wednesday, September 22. The Central Intermediate School girls' varsity team won the Conference championship with an impressive, nearly perfect team score of 18 points. Washington Middle School to…

Katie Knapp of Goodfield, a graduate of Eureka High School and currently studying real estate property management at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, has been named to the university’s 2021 women's cross country team.

The Washington Chamber of Commerce, along with Washington Community High School and Good Neighbor Days sponsors, are excited to announce a Homecoming fireworks display will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021, after the WCHS Homecoming football game.  This year’s fireworks is part of the G…

The WCHS girls’ volleyball teams traveled to Pekin on Thursday, September 16 to take-on the Pekin Dragons.  The Panthers freshman team played to a close 26-24 win in their first matchup before putting up a 25-19 win in their second game.  The sophomore team split their first two games, going…

The Washington Panthers boys’ varsity soccer team hosted the IVC Grey Ghosts on Monday, September 13.  The Grey Ghosts were out matched by the Panthers in what turned out to be a dominant showing by Washington as they scored five goals in the first half. The Panthers added another four goals…

The Central Intermediate School girls’ softball team gathers to celebrate their Regionals win (above) and advance to State on Friday, September 24 in Bloomington. Team members include (front, from left) Kallie Gurewitz, Blakely Hathcock, (middle, from left) Stella Kimble, Payton Swanson, Ady…

The Washington Panthers varsity football team hosted the Limestone Rockets at Babcook Field for their third game of the season and their first Mid-Illini Conference match-up on Friday, September 10.  The evening honored First Responders, current military personnel and Veterans.  World War II…

The Central Trojans hosted the Washington Middle School Panthers on Wednesday, September 1 in a local softball matchup.  Central’s Morgan Clarke lasted the entire game as she pitched a four-hit shutout.  The Panther’s struggled with eight errors throughout both the infield and outfield.  The…

The four Washington middle schools together held the first annual Washington City meet Thursday, September 2 at Washington Park. Runners from St. Pat's, WMS, CIS and D50 competed. Hannah Miller from CIS won the girls' varsity race. Owen Spezio from WMS won the boys' race. For the teams, CIS …

Several Morton Hogs JFL teams hosted home games on Saturday, September 11, including the 10U and 11U teams.  The 10U team played Richwoods.  The 10U Hogs were down 12-6 at the half before tying it up in the third quarter.  Both teams had opportunities late in the game for a score but could n…

DeeMack's Madyson Salisbury (6) fires off a kill during the Lady Chiefs’ 22-25, 16-25 loss to Pleasant Plains on Monday, August 30 in Pleasant Plains. 

DeeMack quarterback Carson Cassady (15) throws a sideline pass during the Chiefs’ 40-36 home victory in Mackinaw over Ottawa Marquette on Friday, September 10. 

During the final weekend before classes began, this year’s City Tournament between the Beverly Manor, Central Intermediate School, St. Patrick’s and Washington Middle School junior high baseball teams was held August 13-14 at the Washington Park District fields near Lincoln Grade School.  A …

Washington Community High School will formally introduce all of the fall sports participants for the 2021 fall season at the annual Inside Panther Night on Friday, August 20, 2021. The evening will include a meal provided by the WCHS Athletic Booster Club from local food trucks. No tickets r…

Morton Potters 8U were gold bracket champions in the 2021 MATBO baseball tournament, going undefeated all weekend. Pictured from left to right: Levi Parnham, Beau Springer, Jackson Boeker, Beckett Cantu, Jax O’Brian, Ace Monfre, Luke Whitaker, Mason Stephens, Fletcher Spangler, Luke Gronewol…

Washington United 08/09’s won the SASA Springfield Memorial Day tournament May 28- May 30, beating Bettendorf, Springfield, Millenium (Bloomington)and Morton Premier.

Athletes who consistently perform know and understand the importance of training even in the off season.  If you have a passion to perform, train at the Hopedale Wellness Center in their No Off Season Summer Program.  The No Off Season Program is an exclusively designed training program for …