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home : sports : pana April 30, 2017

Pana Girls Track Senior Night
Photo by Cathy Jones
Photo by Cathy Jones
PANA — It was senior night in Pana, on Tuesday, when the Lady Panthers defeated Rochester and Sullivan-Okaw Valley in their final home meet of the season.
Thursday, April 27, 2017


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Stringer tabbed NCAA D-III National Athlete of the Week
WHITEWATER, WI — Genevieve Stringer, a native of Pana, Ill., graduate of Central A and M High School and senior at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, was selected as the Division III National Field Athlete of the Week by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association after a record-setting performance in the discus throw at the Augustana (Ill.) Meet of Champions on Friday.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Panthers fall to Roxana 7-0

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

PANA — The Pana Lady Panthers fell to 8-14 on the season Tuesday, when they dropped a South Central Conference contest against the Roxana Lady Shells. 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Quick start leads Pana soccer past Staunton
PANA — After suffering a 2-0 loss at the hands of the Carlinville Cavaliers on Saturday, the Pana Lady Panther varsity soccer team was right back on the field Monday evening for a South Central showdown against the Staunton Lady Bulldogs.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lady Panthers take first in Raymond-Lincolnwood Invite

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

RAYMOND — The Pana Lady Panther varsity softball team fought off the chilly and windy conditions on Saturday, when they traveled to Raymond for the Lady Lancer Invite where they squared off against the Lancers and Southeast Spartans. 


Monday, April 24, 2017

Greenville Comets jump on Pana early for 11-1 win

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

PANA — A day after erasing a 6-1 deficit against Litchfield and hanging on for a thrilling victory over the Purple Panthers, Pana was back on the diamond to square off with SCC conference foe Greenville.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lady Panthers fall to Litchfield 13-3

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

LITCHFIELD — The Pana Lady Panther varsity softball team traveled to Litchfield on Thursday, for a South Central Conference showdown against the Purple Panthers. 


Friday, April 21, 2017

Lady Panther soccer suffers first loss of the season at Roxana
ROXANA — The Pana girls soccer team traveled to Roxana, on Tuesday,  and suffered their first loss of season as they fell to the Shells 5-1.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Panthers win Pana invite
PANA — The Pana Panther boys and girls track teams hosted a slew of schools on Saturday, for the annual Pana Track and Field Invitational.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Lady Panthers split pair at Nokomis tournament
NOKOMIS — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to Nokomis on Saturday, for the Lady Redskins softball tournament.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Lady 'Toppers no-hit Panthers in 5th-inning win

HILLSBORO — It was a tough day on the diamond for the Pana Lady Panthers Friday afternoon when they traveled to Hillsboro for a conference matchup with the ‘Toppers.



Saturday, April 15, 2017

DeWerff hurls gem to push Pana past Hillsboro
HILLSBORO — “Brock pitched a great game. He had the hitters off balance, he was mixing speeds, going inside and out; it was just really good to see,” said Pana Head Coach Mike Malisia of DeWerff’s one-run complete-game against the Hillsboro Hiltoppers on Friday, a game Pana won 3-1. “When he was ahead in the count, he was throwing his pitch. He didn’t throw many hitters’ pitches tonight, and his cutter and changeup were really working well.”
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Panther boys take first, girls second in quad track meet
PANA — The Pana Panther varsity boys and girls track teams hosted a home meet on Tuesday, when the Litchfield Purple Panthers, Hillsboro Hiltoppers, and Shelbyville Rams came to town.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lady Panthers fall to Gillespie Miners 8-2
PANA — The Pana Lady Panthers were back on their home diamond on Wednesday, when they hosted the Gillespie Miners, with Lily Anderson on the mound.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Winsor Stew-Stras Hatchets overpower Lady Panthers in 4 innings
PANA — The Windsor Stew-Stras Hatchets jumped on the Pana Lady Panthers early in Tuesday’s contest with seven runs in the first two innings.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pana Baseball Holds Fundraiser For Sports Boosters
PANA — Pana Sports Booster Club Officers (front row left to right) Jen Moss, Becky Epley, and Melody Dilley accept a check from the Pana Baseball team following a hit-a-thon fundraiser that raised over $1,400.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Panthers showcase some offense in Saturday doubleheader
PANA — “Some things haven’t been going our way, and it’s easy to get down on ourselves when that happens, but picking up two wins today is a big confidence boost for our guys, especially after we dropped a tough one on Friday where we had a shot to win in the seventh inning,” Pana Head Baseball Coach Mike Malisia said after the Panthers edged out a 3-2 win over Meridian on Saturday morning and then rolled past Arthur Christian 12-2 in a shortened contest on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, April 10, 2017

Anderson hurls gem in 3-0 win over Vandalia

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

PANA — Pana junior Lily Anderson was un-hittable, on Friday, when she led the Lady Panthers to a 3-0 win over the Vandalia Vandals in South Central Conference play. 


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Extra-inning errors hurt Pana Panthers in 3-0 loss to Vandalia

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

PANA — “That was probably our best defensive game we’ve played all year and also our best pitched game all year,” said Pana Baseball Coach Mike Malisia after a 3-0 loss to Vandalia on Friday.


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Lady Panther soccer improves to 6-0

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

PANA — The Pana Lady Panther varsity soccer team are off to another strong start this season after a pair of wins earlier this week to improve their season record to 6-0. 


Friday, April 7, 2017

Lady Panthers fall to Bulldogs 12-2 at Staunton
STAUNTON — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to Staunton, on Tuesday, for a South Central Conference showdown against the Lady Bulldogs.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Six-run sixth sends Lady Mohawks past Edinburg
EDINBURG — A battle of Christian County softball teams took place on Tuesday, when the Morrisonville Lady Mohawks traveled to Edinburg for a matchup against the Lady Wildcats.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lady Panther softball falls to Auburn
AUBURN — The Pana Panther varsity softball team traveled to Auburn, on Tuesday, for a non-conference battle against the Lady Trojans.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Panthers blank Ramsey Rams 5-0
PANA — The Pana Panther varsity baseball team hosted Ramsey on Tuesday, with Braxton Marston on the mound to get things started for the home squad.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Weideman's hat trick lifts Pana soccer past Mt. Zion
PANA — After a 3-0 start in tournament play, the Pana Lady Panther soccer team was looking to continue their success on Tuesday as they opened their regular season slate against the Lady Braves of Mt. Zion.

The Panthers came away with a 2-0 victory in the pair’s first contest during tournament play, and on Tuesday, Pana doubled them up, both on the scoreboard and in the win column as they cruised to a 4-0 win.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sullivan's 4-run 1st too much for Lady Panthers

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

PANA — The Sullivan Lady Redskins got off to a blistering pace against the Pana Lady Panthers on Friday afternoon when they plated four runs in the top of the first inning. 


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Errors prove costly as Panthers fall to Hawks

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

PANA — The Pana Panther varsity baseball team fought off the cold on Thursday, when they played host to the Meridian Hawks in a non-conference showdown at Pana High School. 

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sims powers Lady Panthers past Ramsey

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John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

PANA — The Pana Panther varsity girls softball team picked up their third win of the season on Thursday, when they hosted the Ramsey Rams in a non-conference showdown. 


Friday, March 24, 2017

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

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










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