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Pana High School announces softball season awards

Saturday, June 2, 2018


Former assistant Evaul to head Pana soccer
PANA — Pana’s former varsity assistant coach for the boy’s soccer program will have a new role next season as he will take over as the head coach of the program. Earlier in May, Robert Evaul was selected to be the new coach.
Friday, June 1, 2018

Pana High School announces 2018 baseball awards
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Results from the Pana LiveWell 5K Run
There were 162 runners for the first-ever Pana Community Hospital LiveWell 5K run and 3K Walk on Saturday. The course started in Pana’s Kitchell Park and made its way across the east side of Pana before crossing U. S. 51 and ending up at the front drive of Pana Community Hospital.
Monday, May 28, 2018

Putt throws two State records, Farris and Kile compete
Although going unnamed in Thursday’s recap of the preliminaries of the State track meet, there was a third competitor from the area who was at the meet on Saturday and that was Pana’s Tristan Putt. Putt competes in the wheelchair division and the other competitors in the division didn’t have to qualify for Saturday.
Monday, May 28, 2018

Kile, Farris qualify for state track finals
Several athletes from the area traveled to Charleston to compete at Eastern Illinois University on Thursday in the state track preliminaries.
Friday, May 25, 2018

Pana girls 4x400 take third, set new record at state
“Coach Schramm created a legacy for Pana track, and our goal is to try to keep that up every year,” said Pana Girls Track Coach Jenna Wernsing.
Monday, May 21, 2018

Pana's Karbach to head THS boys soccer next season

Robert Fagg

Breeze-Courier Sports Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Pana’s former head boys soccer coach Tim Karbach will be in a new position next season, heading up the Taylorville Tornadoes boys soccer team in the fall.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Pana 4x400 relay advances to state finals

Robert Fagg

Breeze-Courier Sports Writer

CHARLESTON — A beautiful and sunny afternoon at Eastern Illinois University played host to the State preliminaries on Thursday for girls track and field. 


Friday, May 18, 2018

Shelbyville sectional meet results
SHELBYVILLE — The Pana Panthers and the Central A&M Raiders competed in the boys sectional track meet that was held at Shelbyville on Thursday.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Pana softball falls to number-one seed Casey-Westfield
The Pana Panthers had to win Monday to play Tuesday, they did just that, but then were defeated on Tuesday by the number-one seeded Casey-Westfield 6-0.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pana softball overcomes rival Vandals in 12
The Pana Panther softball team and the Vandalia Vandals played nearly two full games on Monday night. After being tied at five after seven innings, Kylie Hocq led things off for Pana with a bunt single in the bottom of  inning number 12 and Lily Anderson got her to second with a single. Grace Sims stepped into the batter’s box, and on a 1-2 count, roped the pitch over the right fielder’s head to score Hocq and walk off with the 6-5 victory.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mohawks get eight in a row, top Pana 6-3
When these schools respective softball teams faced off on Thursday, it was the Panthers that were the beneficiaries of a couple of passed balls.
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Shelbyville tops Panthers in five innings
The Pana Panthers played their final home game of the year as they faced off against the Shelbyville Rams on Thursday. Despite it being a home game for Pana, it was Shelbyville who was the home team on the night. The Rams would take an early lead and would hang on to it, despite the Panthers making it interesting in the second, winning 14-3.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Pana shuts out Mowhawks 5-0 on senior night
Being the only senior on senior can’t be easy, but Lily Anderson made it work as she was the lone Panther senior on Thursday night and her team gave her the 5-0 win.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Pana girls finish fourth at Sectional, A&M ninth
Both the Pana Panther girls track team and the Central A&M Raider girls track team competed at Sullivan Thursday, looking to qualify girls for State.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Weather shortened game ends Pana soccer's season
A 1-0 Warrensburg-Latham lead after the first half would be enough to send the Cardinals to the Regional championship game as the officials called the game five-minutes into the second half due to lightening.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pana softball falls on road to Warrensburg
The Pana Panthers and the Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals faced off in Warrensburg on the softball diamond in non-conference action. The Cardinals would win 9-5 on the afternoon.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Big fifth inning propels Shelbyville over Pana baseball
The Pana Panthers allowed eight runs in the fifth inning for the Shelbyville Rams to walk-off in the fifth with the 14-3 victory.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Pana softball falls to Staunton Bulldogs Friday
PANA — The Pana Panthers softball team hosted the Staunton Bulldogs on Friday. The Bulldogs would take the lead in the fifth inning and hold on for the 6-3 win.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Staunton Bulldogs top Pana baseball
PANA — The Pana Panthers hosted the Staunton Bulldogs on Friday for their senior night contest. The Bulldogs spoiled the fun as they would go on to win 11-0.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Pana soccer tops Athens
ATHENS — The Pana soccer team has ended its regular season after defeating the Athens Warriors 3-1 on Thursday. All of the scoring for both teams came in the first half.
Friday, May 4, 2018

Carlinville tops Pana
The Pana baseball team traveled to Carlinville on Tuesday to take on the Cavies in an SCC matchup.
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pana softball suffers loss to Cavies
The Pana softball team made the trip over to Carlinville on Tuesday for an SCC softball game. The Panthers had a couple of opportunities to score, but couldn’t get the right at-bat to happen when they needed it and the Panthers would fall 4-0.
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pana soccer tops North Mac in action Monday
The Pana Panthers and the North Mac Panthers faced off on the soccer pitch on Monday. Tied at one going into the second half, Shania Schoonover and Rylee Beck would combine for three goals in the second half and would give Pana the 4-1 victory.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pana girls track wins SCC meet; boys finish 9
The Pana girls and boys track teams traveled to Litchfield on Tuesday for the South Central Conference (SCC) meet. The Panther girls won the meet for the fourth year in a row with a final team score of 116 and the Panther boys finished in ninth with a final team score of 34.5. Pana would have a couple of conference champions with Shania Schoonover winning the 100 meter hurdles, Claire Holthaus won the 300 meter hurdles, Hollie Johnson, Jesse Gruber, Holthaus, and Bree Rochkes teamed to win the 4x400 meter relay, and Jared Beyers won the 400 meter dash.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Gillespie downs Pana softball in five innings
The Gillespie Miners and the Pana Panthers faced off in Gillespie on Friday as the Panthers were coming off of their loss against Taylorville Thursday and fell to the Miners on Friday 12-2.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Panther baseball falls 20-4 to Gillespie
The Pana Panthers allowed 17 runs in the third inning and that proved to be the end of the game for them despite Pana scoring four runs in the second, but fell 20-4 in five innings.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Pana Hospital to host race Memorial Day weekend
Pana Community Hospital invites the public to participate in the first LiveWell 5K Run/3K Walk to be held on Saturday, May 26th at 8:00 am. The race begins in historic Kitchell Park and takes runners/walkers through the streets of Pana and past some to the community’s historic homes and ends at Pana Community Hospital. Registrations are being accepted now.
Friday, April 27, 2018

Pana soccer back to .500
The Pana Panther soccer team brought their record back to .500 on the season as they defeated the Staunton Bulldogs 4-2 on Thursday night to make them 7-7-1 on the year.
Friday, April 27, 2018

Lady Tornadoes handle Pana Panthers 11-1
The bats came alive for the Taylorville Tornadoes softball team as they banged out 11 hits - six of them for extra bases - and knocked off the Pana Panthers at Tanner Field in Pana on Thursday afternoon, 11-1, in a five inning contest.
Friday, April 27, 2018

Pana's Blaney signs with Blackburn soccer
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Pana track teams winner and runner up in triangular meet in Pana Tuesday
As noted in one of the scorebooks for the Pana High School boys and girls triangular track meet on Carol Schramm Track Tuesday afternoon, “Warmest track meet thus far!” While the temperature hovered in the low 60’s, the action was hot on the track as the PHS girls won their meet with Sullivan and Rochester with 70 points. The boys team couldn’t catch the smokin’ Rochester Rockets, but came in second, with 38 points.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Panther soccer defeats Hillsboro on senior night
The Pana Panther soccer team showed what they could do on their senior night as they topped the Hillsboro Hilltoppers 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Panthers hang on for one-run win
The Pana Panthers fought away a seventh-inning push from the Roxana Shells Tuesday for the 8-7.
Wednesday, April 25, 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 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

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

















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