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Carlinville, Staunton and Bunker Hill baseball dominate regional quarterfinals

North Mac to host Auburn in May 19 semifinal By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Macoupin County High School baseball teams went 3-for-3 on day one of the Illinois High School Association postseason. Carlinville, Staunton and Bunker Hill each won their respective regional quarterfinal duals in convincing fashion May 16. Gillespie, Greenfield-Northwestern, Southwestern and North…

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North Mac girls’ soccer heads into postseason on six-game winning streak

Gillespie loses quarterfinal against Litchfield By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The North Mac High School girls’ soccer team is full steam ahead as the postseason arrives. The Panthers closed out an impressive final stretch with a 7-0 victory over Meridian, their sixth win in a row. Sophia McWard and Taylor Hipsher each pulled off…

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Gillespie softball in sole possession of first place after rout of Staunton

Miners win on Senior Night, Bulldogs rebound against Carlinville By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Gillespie High School softball Miners are in the driver’s seat for another South Central Conference title. A 12-0 victory at Staunton May 4 put them there. The Miners blitzed the Bulldogs with three runs in the opening frame and…

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Staunton baseball hangs on to beat Southwestern

  Carlinville blows two saves at Vandalia, loses in extras By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Staunton High School baseball team put 12 unanswered tallies on the board in the middle innings and survived a late scare to beat Southwestern at home, 12-10, May 9. The Bulldogs handed the South Central Conference-leading Birds their…

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CHS boys’ basketball holds awards banquet at Reno’s

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The 2022 ‘end of season’ dinner for the Carlinville High School boys’ basketball team was held May 1 at Reno’s Pizza in Carlinville. Awards were presented to Ethen Siglock (Free Throw Award), Ayden Tiburzi (South Central Conference All-Conference, 110% Award and MVP), Pat Dunn (Outstanding Leadership Award) and Matt…

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Gillespie softball keeps winning streak alive against Carlinville

  Staunton continues to roll By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Only one softball team could keep a lengthy win streak alive at Ben-Gil Elementary School Apr. 22. That team was the Gillespie Miners. Gillespie took down Carlinville, 5-1, in South Central Conference action. The Miners remain without a loss since Apr. 2. This was…

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Friction ensues following Gillespie’s conference win over Carlinville

  Southwestern stuns Hillsboro with late comeback By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Carlinville High School baseball team traditionally likes to congregate on the pitcher’s mound to have its post-game discussion, both at home and on the road. The Gillespie Miners didn’t take that too well following a 3-2 conference victory in Gillespie Apr.…

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Carlinville native Kelsey Card announces retirement

  Track & field star won eight state championships, an NCAA national title and was a two-time Olympian By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Carlinville native Kelsey Card put forth two decades of commitment as a thrower. That chapter is now concluded. At age 29, the two-time United States’ Olympian has announced her retirement. After…

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