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Lady Panther softball falls to Pawnee Indians 13-4
PAWNEE — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to Pawnee on Wednesday, for a non-conference battle against the Lady Indians.
Thursday, March 23, 2017


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Pana Lady Panthers dominate Beecher City Eagles 12-0 in shutout victory
BEECHER CITY — The Pana Lady Panthers hit the road on Tuesday, when they traveled to Beecher City for a non-conference battle against the Lady Bobcats.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mohawks hang on for 9-7 win over Carlinville
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville Mohawks played their fourth game in as many days on Tuesday, when they hosted the Carlinville Cavaliers.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

8th grade Lady Panthers finish 3rd in state
TOLONO — The eighth grade Pana Lady Panther volleyball team finished off their impressive 2017 season on Tuesday, when they traveled to Tolono Unity Junior High to take on Germantown Hills in the IESA Class 3A third place match.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Panther bats go cold against Windsor Stew-Stras Hatchets
PANA — The Panthers were coming off a 9-0 win against Beecher City on Monday when they took the mound in their home opener Tuesday afternoon against the Windsor Stew-Stras Hatchets.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lady Panthers take 1st in St. Teresa tourney
DECATUR — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to Decatur last week, for the 17th annual St. Teresa Tournament.
Monday, March 20, 2017

8th grade Lady Panthers fall in state semifinals
TOLONO — The Pana Junior High School eighth grade volleyball team traveled to Tolono-Unity on Saturday for a pair of matches. They were playing for a potential spot in the state tile matchup.
Monday, March 20, 2017

Anderson hurls Lady Panthers to opening night win
GREENVILLE — The Pana Lady Panthers opened the 2017 softball season on Friday, when they traveled to Greenville to take on a South Central Conference foe in the form of the Lady Comets.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Greenville's big third bites Panthers on opening day
GREENVILLE — It was a stalemate through two innings on Friday night when the Pana Panthers traveled to Greenville for a season opening matchup on the diamond with the Comets.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Eighth-grade Lady Panthers win sectional championship
AUBURN — The Pana Junior High School eighth grade volleyball team traveled to Auburn on Monday, for a sectional championship matchup against the Roxana Lady Shells.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Panther track eyes SCC title and State Finals
PANA — The Pana Panther varsity boys track team has just two things on the mind this season, a South Central Conference championship and several athletes in orange and blue competing at the State track meet in Charleston.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Experienced Lady Panthers set for another great year
PANA — The Pana Panther varsity girls track team ended the 2016 season with several girls competing at the state track meet, and fourth year head coach Missy Ade sees no reason why the team can’t return just as many girls to the finals this season.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Lady Panthers turning to strength, defense in 2017
PANA — “We had a huge offseason weight lifting program. The stronger you are, the further you can hit it and the faster you can throw  it,” said new Pana Head Softball Coach Marty Cloe. “My thought is: if you can get two-percent better as a player, with nine players, that’s almost twenty-percent better as a team. That was our focus this offseason.”
Monday, March 13, 2017

Pana preps for pitch-count rule in Malisia's 1st season
PANA — “Pitching is the biggest focus this year with the new pitch-count rule,” said new Pana Panther skipper Mike Malisia, who inherits the job from former coach Greg Cothern who led the Panthers to a 10-15 season in 2016.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Six starters return for Lady Panther soccer
PANA — The Pana Panther varsity girls soccer team is coming off the best season in the program’s history after finishing an astonishing 19-3-1 last season.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Lady Panthers advance to regional championship game
PANA — The eighth grade Pana Lady Panther volleyball team opened postseason play on Tuesday, when they took on the North Mac Panthers in the regional semi-final match at Pana Junior High School.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Denton, Dudra named All-South Central Conference
PANA — A pair of Pana Panther varsity girls basketball players received All-South Central Conference honors this week to recognize their excellent play throughout the season.
Friday, March 3, 2017

Lady Panthers advance to regional championship game
DIVERNON — The Pana Junior High School seventh grade girls volleyball team opened regional play on, when they took on Carlinville Middle School in the IESA Class 3A regional semi-final at Auburn Junior High School.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pana exits post-season play against Teutopolis
PANA — It was a packed house in Pana on Friday at a post season hoops contest  between the five-seed Panthers and the one-seed Teutopolis Wooden Shoes in a matchup to decide the regional championship.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pana beats Shelbyville to advance to regional final
PANA — After falling to the Shelbyville Rams early in the season, Pana got an opportunity for redemption on Wednesday night in the semifinal round of regional play.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lady Panthers split with Hillsboro Dragons
HILLSBORO — The Pana Junior High School seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams traveled to Hillsboro on Tuesday, for a conference matchup against the Lady Dragons.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Miller's 1000th leads Panthers past Sullivan
PANA — It was a big night in the Panther Den on Monday, when the Pana varsity boys basketball team hosted the Sullivan Redskins in the opening round of the IHSA Class 2A Pana Regional.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Piasa edges Pana, Panthers denied South Central Conference title share
PIASA — The Pana Panthers trekked over to Piasa on Friday night where they were seeking a share of the SCC title, a four-way share oddly enough.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Panther junior high volleyball sweeps Blue Jays
PANA — The seventh and eighth grade Pana Lady Panthers were back on their home floor Thursday, when they hosted the Greenville Blue Jays.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Lady Panther volleyball sweeps Vandals
PANA — The seventh and eighth grade Pana Lady Panther volleyball teams hosted Vandalia on Tuesday and picked up a pair of wins over the Lady Vandals. 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pana beats Litchfield, stays in hunt for SCC 'ship
LITCHFIELD  — Pana needed a win and some help to stay in the running for the South Central Confernce championship race. They got both on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lady Panther volleyball downs Litchfield Middle School
LITCHFIELD — The seventh and eighth grade Pana Panther volleyball teams traveled to Litchfield on Monday to take on the Litchfield Purple Panthers.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hearts shoot lights out, beat Pana big on senior night
PANA — Pana senior Nick McMillen fed a baseline-streaking Kyle Lynch for a quick inside score, and then he hit a corner three to give Pana an early 6-5 lead over the Effingham Hearts on Saturday night.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Lady Panthers end season with regional loss to Casey-Westfield Warriors
MARSHALL — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to Marshall on Tuesday, for their opening game of the IHSA Class 2A regional against the Casey-Westfield Lady Warriors.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tornadoes top Pana, take home Miners Trophy
PANA — It was a rivalry renewed on the hardwood Saturday night as the Pana Panthers hosted the Taylorville Tornadoes in a battle for Christian County.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Panthers 7th grade team finishes 1st, Tornadoes 2nd at Pana Invitational
PANA — The Pana Lady Panther seventh grade volleyball team hosted the annual 7th Grade Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, where they earned a spot, and win, against the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes in the championship game to keep the first place trophy at PJHS.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Pana picks up fourth straight, beats Gillespie 59-39
PANA — The Pana Panthers were looking for their fourth straight victory on Friday night as they hosted conference opponent Gillespie.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lady Panthers finish regular season with 54-50 win
COWDEN — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to Cowden on Thursday, for their regular season finale against the Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Bobcats.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Pana seventh and eighth grade volleyball takes down Vandalia Vandals
VANDALIA — The Pana Junior High School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams traveled to Vandalia on Thursday, to take on the Lady Vandals.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Panther basketball to host pink night February 4th
PANA — The Pana Boys Basketball team is hosting a “PINK AWARENESS” night on Saturday, February 4th, when they host the Taylorville Tornadoes.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pana outlasts Vandalia in double OT thriller
PANA — The Panthers are in the midst of a five-game home stretch, and the friendly confines appear to suit them as they have now won three in a row.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lady Panther Junior High volleyball sweeps Litchfield
PANA — The seventh and eighth grade Pana Junior High School volleyball teams hosted Litchfield, on Tuesday, and picked up a pair of easy wins.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pana's Claudia Magnussen wins Genny Kauffman Award
SPRINGFIELD — Pana High School senior Claudia Magnussen was awarded Female Runner of the Year, entitled the Genny Kauffman Award by the Springfield Road Runners Club on Sunday.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Schoonover saves Sr. Night in Pana win over Toppers
PANA — It was Senior Night in Pana on Monday, as Class of 2017 Lady Panther varsity basketball team members Madyson Butkauskas, Sydney Maton, Jenna Dudra, Daylee Denton and Brooklyn Thompson took the floor for the final time when the Panthers hosted the Hillsboro Hiltoppers in a South Central Conference showdown.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Panther junior high volleyball takes down Nokomis
NOKOMIS — The Pana Panther seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams traveled to Nokomis on Monday to take on the Lady Redskins.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Panthers cruise past Carlinville for second straight win
PANA — The Pana Panthers had a busy weekend with two games in as many days. After erasing a double-digit deficit for a big win over Carlyle on Friday night, Pana was back on the hardwood Saturday afternoon to tipoff with conference foe Carlinville. No comeback was needed on Saturday though as this one was all Pana.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Miners complete comeback to defeat Pana's Lady Panthers
PANA — The Pana Panther girls basketball team was back on their home court on Saturday, when they hosted the Gillespie Miners in a makeup game that was previously scheduled for the middle of December.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Panthers erase early deficit in gripping win over Carlyle
PANA — Prior to Friday night’s contest with the Carlyle Indians, the Pana Panthers had played 16 of their 18 games on the road. They might as well have been strangers in their own gym, so it was important for them to make a statement in the first of a five-game homestand.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Defensive struggles continue as Panthers fall to Staunton
STAUNTON — “Another tough game tonight” said Pana girls basketball head coach Jason Storm. “We are really struggling right now for some reason. Staunton played a pretty good game tonight and they played hard. We just aren't playing very well defensively and we aren't rebounding enough. Mix in some poor shooting and it makes it tough to win games.”
Friday, January 27, 2017

Panthers come up short in Greenville rematch
GREENVILLE — “You can’t turn the ball over 17 times in the first half. That’s difficult to come back from,” Pana Head Coach Adam Metzger said Tuesday night after a 62-54 loss to the Greenville Comets.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Morrison scores 23 to lead Lady Tornadoes past Pana
PANA — It was a battle for Christian County supremacy on Monday, when the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Pana to take on the Lady Panthers in a much-anticipated matchup between the cross-county rivals.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Comeback bid falls short in Panther loss to Metro East Lutheran Knights

LITCHFIELD — The Pana Panthers were back on the hardwood Saturday afternoon, when they took on the Metro East Lutheran Knights in the fifth place game at the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lady Panthers finish tourney play with loss to Flaming Hearts
EFFINGHAM — The Pana Panthers concluded play in the 2017 Effingham Girls Tournament on Friday, when they went head to head with the host Flaming Hearts.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pana Junior High School volleyball takes down Shelbyville Rams
SHELBYVILLE — The Pana Junior High School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams traveled to Shelbyville on Thursday, to take on the Lady Rams.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Balanced scoring attack leads Panthers past Greenville
LITCHFIELD — Nine members of the Pana varsity boys basketball team entered the scoring column on Thursday, when the Panthers went head to head with the Greenville Comets at the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Slow start dooms the Lady Panthers in loss to Vandals
EFFINGHAM — The Pana Lady Panthers have racked up some miles on the school bus this week, traveling to and from the Effingham Tournament.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Lady Panthers fall to Comets in 54-51 heartbreaker
EFFINGHAM — The Pana Lady Panthers were back on the road Wednesday evening, when they took on the Greenville Comets in a South Central Conference battle at the Effingham Tournament.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tornadoes blow past Panthers with 69-50 win
LITCHFIELD — The 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational featured a battle of two between two of Christian County’s finest on Tuesday, when the Taylorville Tornadoes took on the Pana Panthers in the Litchfield Middle School gymnasium.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Miller leads Panthers past Oilers 67-47
LITCHFIELD — The Pana Panther varsity boys basketball team kicked off play in the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational on Monday, when they took on the East Alton-Wood River Oilers.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dudra leads Lady Panthers to win over Centralia Annies
EFFINGHAM — The Pana Lady Panthers faced a tall task on Monday, when they opened play in the annual Effingham Flaming Hearts girls basketball tournament against a much taller Centralia Annies squad.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Comeback bid falls just short for Lady Panthers
VANDALIA — The Pana Lady Panthers took a six-game win streak into Thursday’s contest in Vandalia, where they battled the Vandals in a South Central Conference showdown.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Panthers stave off Meridian comeback
MACON — The Pana Panthers traveled to Macon on Tuesday night for a showdown with the Meridian Hawks.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pana Panther volleyball dominates A&M Lady Raiders
PANA — The Pana Junior High School seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams hit the big gym in Pana, on Tuesday, when they hosted the Central A&M Raiders on the Pana High School court.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lady Panthers pounce early in win over Neoga
PANA — The Pana Lady Panthers were back in action on their home court Monday night, when they hosted the Neoga Indians.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hiltoppers edge Panthers in SCC nail biter
PANA — The Pana Panthers were looking to stay unbeaten in South-central Conference play on Saturday as they hosted the Hillsboro Hilltoppers who came into the contest with five straight victories.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Defense key in Lady Panthers rout of Roxana
ROXANA — “We haven't played in almost three weeks, and we had a two-hour bus ride coming down here, so I was worried we might come out flat, but they did a good job of coming out with a lot of intensity, and I think they were just eager to get back into a game,” Lady Panther Coach Jason Storm said of Saturday’s impressive 59-23 win over conference foe Roxana.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Pana boys blow out Staunton 66-29
STAUNTON — The Pana Panther varsity boys basketball team hit the road, on Friday, when they made a long trip to Staunton to take on the Bulldogs.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

PJHS volleyball opens season with wins over Rams
RAMSEY — The Pana Junior High School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams kicked off the 2017 season, on Tuesday, when they traveled to Ramsey for a non-conference matchup against the Rams.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Miller leads Panthers to win in home opener
PANA — With the season already well underway, the Pana Panther varsity boys basketball team was finally able to dust off their white uniforms, on Tuesday, when they hosted the Mattoon Green Wave in their home opener.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Panthers finish second in Vandalia Holiday Tourney
VANDALIA — The Pana Panthers were looking for redemption against the St. Anthony Bulldogs on Thursday night in the title match of the annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Miller, Lynch lead Panthers to tourney championship
VANDALIA — After dropping a two-point contest to the top seeded St. Anthony Bulldogs on Tuesday, the Pana Panther varsity boys basketball team made the trip to Vandalia again on Wednesday for a matchup against the Patoka Warriors with a trip to the tournament championship game on the line.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Panthers rally but fall late in loss to St. Anthony
VANDALIA — After opening the Vandalia Holiday Tournament with a pair of wins on Monday, the Pana Panthers returned to Vandalia on Tuesday, to take on the top seeded Effingham St. Anthony Bulldogs with first place in pool play on the line.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Panthers start Vandalia Tourney with two wins
VANDALIA — It’s Holiday Tournament time for several local schools this week, and the Pana Panthers started the annual Vandalia tournament with a matchup against their conference foe and tournament host Vandals.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Panthers start Vandalia Tourney with two wins
VANDALIA — It’s Holiday Tournament time for several local schools this week, and the Pana Panthers started the annual Vandalia tournament with a matchup against their conference foe and tournament host Vandals.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016









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