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home : sports : pana April 24, 2018

Pana baseball falls to Vandalia
The Pana Panthers would jump out to a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning, but the Vandalia Vandals would get one run in the bottom of the second, nine runs in the bottom of the fourth, and three runs in the bottom of the fifth to walk off and defeat the Panthers 13-2 in five innings.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Lady Panthers stumble versus Vandalia
The Pana Panther softball team was on the road on Monday as they traveled to Vandalia to face off against the Vandals. The Panthers took an early lead on Lily Anderson’s homerun, but the Vandals would fight back while the Panthers would try to stay in it but would ultimately fall 9-6.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pana Panther girls bowling announces season awards
Monday, April 23, 2018

Pana softball wins Lincolnwood Invite
The Pana Panther softball team won the Raymond Lincolnwood Invitational Tournament on Saturday, going 2-0 on the day.
Monday, April 23, 2018

Pana junior high track results from Thursday's quad
PANA — The Pana Panthers hosted Mt. Zion, Sullivan, and Shelbyville on Thursday. The seventh grade girls finished third with 23 points, the eighth grade girls were third with 39 points, the seventh grade boys were second with 46 points, and the eighth grade boys were fourth with 14 points
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lady Panthers execute to perfection in 1-0 win

Tom Latonis

Breeze-Courier Writer

PANA — Experts sometimes define the game of softball as executing the fundamentals between the white lines. The Pana Panthers softball team worked those fundamentals to perfection Thursday afternoon as they posted a 1-0 win over the Litchfield Purple Panthers at Tanner Park.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Errors prove costly in Pana's loss to Litchfield

PANA — “You give good hitting teams extra outs, and they take advantage of them.  We just can’t do that against a team like Litchfield,” Pana Baseball Coach Mike Malisia said Thursday after a 16-1 loss to the Purple Panthers. “I mean, they put up 18 runs the first time we played them because we had nine errors, that’s nine extra outs.”


Friday, April 20, 2018

Hillsboro scores early, Pana baseball falls 8-0
The Pana baseball team traveled to Hillsboro on Tuesday night to face off against the Hillsboro Hilltoppers in a non-conference game. The Hilltoppers scored two runs in the first inning, three in the second, and another three in the fourth to top the Panthers 8-0.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pana soccer beats Litchfield for 2nd straight
After comming off a 1-0 victory on Monday the Pana Panther soccer team had another close game Tuesday. This time, it was Litchfield who came to town for an SCC conference matchup.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Panther soccer earns 1-0 victory over Auburn
The Pana Lady Panther soccer team was happy that early snow on Monday didn’t stick to the ground, as they were able to get a non-conference match in against the Auburn Trojans.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Pana Boys/Girls Invite results from Saturday
The Pana Panthers held their annual track invite on Saturday, April 14. The girls finished second as they scored 110 points and the boys finished tied for seventh with 28 points.
Monday, April 16, 2018

Pana baseball falls to Vandalia
The Pana Panthers allowed an eight-run first inning and a two-run second inning before scoring their first and only run in the second inning. The Panthers would allow three more in the fifth and the Vandals would win 13-1 in five innings.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Pana junior high track results
Pana junior high track results from their home meet on Wednesday, April 12.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Four-run 6th gets Panthers past Vandals
The Pana Panthers softball team scored four times in the bottom of the sixth to break a 1-1 tie and knock off South Central Conference foe Vandalia at the Tanner Field complex Friday afternoon, 5-1.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

PHS soccer picks up win over Greenville
The Pana Panther soccer team was back in action against the Greenville Comets on Thursday. The Comets picked up the first goal on a penalty kick, but it was Pana with five unanswered goals after that for the victory.
Friday, April 13, 2018

Pana scores early, but Nokomis come out with a win
The Pana Panthers had Nokomis visit on Thursday afternoon as the Redskins were coming off of a victory over the Taylorville T0rnadoes a day prior. It was the Panthers who got two runs in the second inning, but a five-run third and a two-run fourth would be the end of the Panthers’ night as they would fall 7-2.
Friday, April 13, 2018

Pana, A&M girls run in Shelbyville Invite
The Shelbyville Invite was cancelled last week due to weather, but the ladies were able to get out and make-up the Invite on Wednesday. Both the Central A&M and Pana girls ran in the event, with Pana taking 10 with a score of 14 and A&M taking 13 with a final score of three-and-a-half points.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Pana softball falls to Litchfield
The Pana Panthers and the Litchfield Purple Panthers faced off against one another on the softball field on Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Panther baseball ends two-game skid
The Pana Panthers picked up a game against Ramsey on Monday. Despite having a snow covered field in the morning, Mother Nature got her act together and allowed this game to be played and Pana was glad she did.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Area girls commit to LLCC for basketball
Two area girls have committed to further their basketball careers at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. Taryn Sams of Central A&M and Aubrey Funneman of Pana will both be Loggers next season.
Monday, April 9, 2018

Lady Panther softball scores 24, wallops Greenville

GREENVILLE — The Pana Panthers weathered the cold on Friday as they traveled to Greenville to take on the Comets. The Panthers got their bats going early and often as they exploded for six runs in the first inning, six in the second inning, and 12 in the third inning to win 24-0 in three innings.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Panthers drop first conference road game

GREENVILLE — “Coming here, there aren’t many times where you are going to beat Greenville at their place. They are definitely a strong team at home and we ran into one of their better pitchers today,” said Pana head coach Mike Malisia Friday.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Panthers drop first conference road game

GREENVILLE — “Coming here, there aren’t many times where you are going to beat Greenville at their place. They are definitely a strong team at home and we ran into one of their better pitchers today,” said Pana head coach Mike Malisia Friday.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Pana baseball scores first, Brownstown gets the victory
PANA — The Pana Panther baseball team scored in the bottom of the first inning after holding Brownstown scoreless in the top half of the first. It was the Eagles who would bounce back though, as they scored one in the second, four in the third, and two in the fourth for their seven runs. The Panthers scored just one run in each of the third and sixth innings for their other two runs.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Pana girls track wins meet in final event

Tom Latonis

Breeze-Courier Writer

As darkness was spreading across Carol Schramm Track in Pana Thursday night, Pana Girls Head Track Coach Jenna Wernsing knew it was close between her Panthers and Mt. Zion.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Pana Ladies Golf League sign-ups
It's that time of year again. Sign ups for the Pana Country Club Ladies Golf League are now available.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Pana overwhelms Edinburg 19-3 in five innings
“We took a lot of good at-bats today. It was definitely our best day at the plate this season,” said Pana Head Coach Mike Malisia Saturday after a 19-3 win over Edinburg in contest where his team piled up 16 hits.
Monday, April 2, 2018

Williamsville rallies with 2 goals in 3 minutes to top Panthers
With just 38 seconds left in the first half, the Pana Lady Panther soccer team had all the momentum in a close contest against Williamsville Friday afternoon.
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Panther girls win rescheduled meet, boys take third place
The Pana Panthers hostd a three-way meet on Wednesday with Litchfield and Staunton after it was moved from Litchfield on Tuesday.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lady Panther soccer falls below .500 with 3-1 loss to MT. Zion
The Pana girls soccer team was in a similar predicament to the Taylorville soccer program just one night prior, all of the other sports had cancelled except for their contest against Mt. Zion. Mt. Zion has a turf field and the rain broke long enough for the Panthers to get their game in.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Windsor Stew-Stras wins big over Pana

Robert Fagg

Breeze-Courier Sports Writer

WINDSOR — The Pana Panthers baseball team traveled to Windsor on Friday to face the Hatchets of Windsor/Stew-Stras. The Hatchets were able to use their size and experience to their advantage as they jumped out to a six-run lead in the first before recording their second out of the inning. The Hatchets would continue to lay it on, including a grand slam in the third, to win 17-0.


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Panther softball back to .500

RAMSEY — The Pana Panthers traveled the short distance over to Ramsey to face off against the Rams after falling the night prior to Pawnee. Pana would amass 12 hits to score their 11 runs and would win 11-3.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Schoonover's hat trick leads Pana past THS 7-0

PANA — On a blustery early spring afternoon on the soccer pitch of Tanner Field in Pana Thursday afternoon, the Pana girls soccer team shutout the visiting Taylorville Tornadoes, 7-0. Pana’s junior forward Shania Schoonover had three goals in the game while junior Katelin Weideman and sophomore Rylee Beck each had a pair of scores.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Pana falls to Pawnee despite Sims' inside-the-parker
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pana baseball bests Beecher City for 1st win of season
The Pana Panthers scored five runs in the first inning against Beecher City, but they would need one more in the third to come away with the 6-5 victory over the Bobcats on Wednesday, which was a makeup of a postponed game from Monday.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Softball Panthers suffer 12-2 loss to Shelbyville
The jinx continued for the Pana High School softball team on Saturday in Shelbyville. For the ninth straight year, the Panthers fell to the Shelbyville Rams, 12-2, in five innings.
Monday, March 19, 2018

Charleston Indoor Invitational results
On Saturday, the Charleston Indoor invitational occurred for the fourth year in a row and three teams from the area were competing.
Monday, March 19, 2018

Pana girls track gets started in March Mini Meet
The Pana Panther girls track meet season kicked off on Thursday in the March Mini Meet.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pana Lady Panther softball tops Greenville 7-4
The Pana softball team was victorious in their home opener on Friday 7-4 over Greenville.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pana soccer knocked out of St. T tournament
The Pana girls soccer program will not repeat as champions in the St. Teresa tournament this season as they fell to Warrensburg-Latham 2-0 on Thursday.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pana 8th grade volleyball ends run in Elite Eight
The Pana junior high Panther’s State journey came to a close on Friday as they fell 12-25, 25-21, and 21-25 to the Staunton Bulldogs.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Panthers drop opener to Greenville 10-0
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pana girls soccer 1-1 thus far in St. Teresa tournament
Pana girls soccer has two games under its belt as they started the St. Teresa Tournament this week. On Tuesday, the game ended on a 2-2 tie, but the Panthers were defeated by Danville on penalty kicks.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pana Panther soccer loses 9 seniors, rebuilding in '18
The Pana Panther girls soccer program will essentially be starting over this season as they lost nine seniors from their team a year ago; eight of those were starters and six of them started since their freshman year.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Relay teams ready to shine for Lady Panthers in 2018
“We have some really quick freshmen coming in that will bring a lot to the team, but it’s hard, we lost some really good athletes last year,” Pana Girls Head Track Coach Jenna Wernsing said of her 2018 team.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pana boys track to vault their way to the top in '18
“I think pole vault might be the strength of our team this year,” Pana Head Track Coach Ryan Lipe said.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Improvement expected this Panther softball season
Entering his sophomore season as head coach of the Pana Panthers softball team, Marty Cloe expects nothing but improvement from his 10-16 maiden season in 2017.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Speed, consistency key for Panther baseball in 2018
“You don’t see the long ball and really consistent power much at the high school level, so I think speed is critical, and in that area, we’re definitely loaded,” Pana Head Baseball Coach Mike Malisia pointed out of his 2018 squad.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Track & Field
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pana's Dudra has great season at Blackburn
Freshman Jenna Dudra enjoyed an excellent season for the Blackburn College women’s basketball team this winter.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pana announces cheerleading awards
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pana announces basketball awards
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Junior high Panthers continue Sectional run
The eighth grade junior high Pana Panthers will continue their quest towards State as they defeated the Staunton Bulldogs in Vandalia on Monday 25-23 and 25-17.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Three Lady Panthers Named To All-SCC Team
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pana JV Girls Recognized At Awards Banquet
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Junior high Panthers advance to regional title
The eighth grade Pana Panther volleyball team defeated the junior high Auburn squad on Wednesday 25-18, 17-25, and 25-15, to advance to the title game.
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tomahawks, Panthers advance in 8th grade regional
Both the eighth grade Tomahawks and Pana Panthers were successful in the first round of their respective regionals on Tuesday. Morrisonville defeated Mulberry Grove 25-14 and 25-14 while the Panther defeated Litchfield 25-4 and 25-6.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Morrisonville and Pana 7th grade VB drop sectional contests

The Morrisonville Tomahawks and the junior high Pana Panthers both fell in their sectional contests on Monday. The Tomahawks finished 14-3 as they lost 20-25, 25-13, and 19-25 while the Panthers finished 17-3 and lost 20-25 and 22-25.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Junior High Panthers win regional
PANA — The junior high Panthers dropped the first set to Hillsboro, but came back to win the next two sets to come away with a Regional championship. The sets were 27-25, 25-12, and 25-22 for a Panther victory.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Seventh grade volleyball regional results
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Pana Panthers and the Morrisonville Tomahawks were in action on Monday to start their regional play. The Tomahawks defeated Mulberry Grove 25-9 and 25-0 while the Panthers defeated Vandalia 25-16 and 25-18.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Area JH volleyball results
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pana Junior high volleyball downs Rams
PANA — The seventh and eighth grade junior high Panthers both defeated the visiting Rams on Monday with the seventh grade winning 25-4 and 25-9 and the eighth grade team winning 25-16 and 25-19.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sullivan sinks Pana's post-season run
VANDALIA — The silver lining to Pana’s 10-18 season is that the Panthers will return a ton of experience next year. Pana loses only Jacob Beeson to graduation, and several key contributors this year were just sophomores.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Pana Jr. High takes second at Holy Family tourney
GRANITE CITY — The Pana eighth grade junior high volleyball team traveled to Holy Family school and finished in second, falling in the championship match to the host.
Monday, February 19, 2018

Area 3-point shooters advance to state
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Madison Ashcraft of Pana and Katy Carter of South Fork both advanced to state this week at their respective sectionals in the three-point shooting contest.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Junior high Panthers defeat Greenville
GREENVILLE — The junior high Pana Panthers defeated the Greenville Bluejays on Friday night as the seventh grade won 25-3, 23-25, and 25-9. The eighth grade won 25-11 and 25-7 and in their second match of the night won 25-11 and 25-10.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Piasa Birds escape Pana in regular season finale
PANA — The third quarter has been like an 800-pound guerrilla that Pana just hasn’t been able to get off their backs this season.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Panthers vs. Panthers: Pana wins
PANA — The Litchfield Purple Panthers were in Pana on Tuesday. Pana was able to jump out to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter and rode that lead to a 50-34 victory.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Pana junior high splits pair with Vandalia
VANDALIA — The Pana junior high volleyball program split the night with Vandalia as the seventh grade team won 25-10 and 25-10 with the eighth grade team losing 23-25, 25-19, and 16-25.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Pana, Morrisonville Junior high volleyball results
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Both the Morrisonville Tomahawks and Pana Panthers were in action Monday night as the Tomahawks faced off against Mulberry Grove and the Panthers faced off against Litchfield.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pana girls bowling season ends in La Salle
LA SALLE — The Panther girls bowling team finished eighth in the bowling sectional on Saturday as they rolled a team score of 5289.
Monday, February 12, 2018

Even quarters stall Pana in loss to Newton

NEWTON — The Panthers traveled to Newton on Saturday to face off against the Eagles. The Panthers led 15-14 after the first, but only scored a combined 10 in the even quarters and fell 60-37.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Lady Panthers end stellar season against T-Town

VANDALIA — The Panthers and the Wooden Shoes faced off just one time this season prior to their encounter on Thursday; it was a 52-41 T-town victory.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Panthers fall to WSS
PANA — The Panther boys were back at home to take on the Windsor Stew/Stras Hatchets Tuesday night after a short road trip the last few games.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Pana Jr. high volleyball defeats Hillsboro
HILLSBORO — The Pana seventh grade and eighth grade teams both defeated the Hillsboro junior high with the seventh grade winning 25-21 and 25-21 and the eighth grade winning 13-25, 25-11 and 25-18.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Lady Panthers advance to regional title
VANDALIA — All three Panther seniors were looking forward to playing in the regional championship against Teutopolis, but they first had to get past the Vandals on Tuesday to set up that matchup against T-Town.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Seventh grade Panthers first in Invite
PANA — The seventh grade Panthers were a perfect 3-0 to come home with the title in their home tournament on Saturday. Taylorville finished second, Hillsboror third, Windsor Stew-Stras fourth, and were followed by Nokomis, St. Elmo, Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, and Holy Family.
Monday, February 5, 2018

Panther girls top Decatur regional with 5192
DECATUR — The Pana girls bowling team won the Decatur regional on Saturday with a final total of 5192 and the Tornadoes finished seventh with a 4513.
Monday, February 5, 2018

Panther boys top Miners in Gillespie
GILLESPIE — The Pana Panthers traveled to Gillespie on Friday and defeated the Miners 57-46. The odd quarters were the difference makers as the Panthers held Gillespie to just seven points in the first and five points in the third quarter.
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Girls post-season basketball to begin this week
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — South Fork, Central A&M, and the Pana girls will all begin their postseason coming up this week with the Tornadoes starting next week.
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tornadoes and Panthers win in JH volleyball action
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Tornadoes and the Panthers junior high teams were in action on the volleyball court Thursday with the Tornadoes defeating Springfield Jefferson and the Panthers defeating Vandalia.
Friday, February 2, 2018

Panthers get 20th win on senior night
PANA — “We wanted the girls to have tonight. We never look past anyone on our schedule but we also didn’t want to burn the girls out during practice this week as the playoffs are right around the corner,” said head coach Jason Storm.
Friday, February 2, 2018

Junior high volleyball: Taylorville, Pana and Morrisonville all earn wins
CHRISTIAN COUNTY —  Tuesday was chaulk full of junior high volleyball with Pana defeating Litchfield, Taylorville defeating Nokomis, and Morrisonville defeating Ramsey.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lady Panthers defeat Maroa-Forsyth 58-51 at home; senior night is Thursday
PANA — After coming off of their big win Monday, the Panthers were able to control their emotions on Tuesday against Maroa-Forsyth and come away with the 58-51 victory on Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Free throws decide Pana vs. Vandals
VANDALIA — The Vandals shot an incredible 85 percent from the free throw line on Tuesday with a 17-20 performance in their matchup against the Pana Panthers.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Junior high volleyball results
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Taylorville, Morrisonville, and Pana junior high volleyball teams were all in action on Monday with results as follows:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Comeback Completed
HILLSBORO — This one had it all: a fast start, a couple of lead changes, a raucous environment, and a dramatic finish. Is there any better brand of basketball?
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pana girls victorious over Newton at home

PANA — “Another good win for us today,” said head coach Jason Storm when talking about his girls after their 69-48 victory over Newton on Saturday. Despite starting off slowly, the girls picked it up in the second and third quarters to come away with the victory.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Pana girls bowling result recap for January

PANA — The Pana girls bowling team (11-3) had an eventful month of January and will finish the month tonight against Decatur Eisenhower at home before competing in their regional in Decatur on Saturday, February 3. 


Monday, January 29, 2018

Pana eighth grade volleball invite results

PANA — Pana held their annual eighth grade invite on Saturday with the Tornadoes taking first place, the Panthers taking second, Hillsboro third, the Tomahawks fourth, and Cowden Herrick fifth.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Panthers fall, 52-37, on road against Carlyle

CARLYLE — The Panthers found themselves in an interesting predicament on Friday night as they faced off against the Carlyle Indians. A Panther player was going to the second drill and jumped up and grabbed the rim, a no-no in warmups while the refs are on the floor.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Panthers sweep Tornadoes

PANA — The Panther junior high volleyball team faced off against the junior high Tornadoes in Pana on Thursday night. The Panthers swept the Tornadoes in both games, seventh grade 25-23 and 25-18 with the eighth grade game going 25-22 and 28-26.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Smaller Panthers go over Bulldogs 57-47 at home

PANA — Despite giving up a lot of size to Staunton, the Panthers were able to come away with the victory 57-47. “We started off the game playing well and built up a little lead but then we got in foul trouble. We ended up having 4 starters on the bench in the 2nd quarter with 2 fouls. 


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