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home : sports : pana February 19, 2017

Piasa edges Pana, Panthers denied South Central Conference title share
PIASA — Pana’s Nick McMillen (11) fires off a shot in Friday’s matchup with Piasa Southwestern. McMillen finished the contest with two points, but he hit a three just after the final buzzer that would have sent the game to overtime. Jennifer Lasswell/Breeze-Courier
PIASA — Pana’s Nick McMillen (11) fires off a shot in Friday’s matchup with Piasa Southwestern. McMillen finished the contest with two points, but he hit a three just after the final buzzer that would have sent the game to overtime.
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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


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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

Lady Panthers head to break with win over Redskins
PANA — The Pana Panther varsity girls basketball team ended the first half of their season, on Monday, with a win over the Nokomis Redskins to head into Christmas break with an 8-6 record.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dudra leads Panthers past Vandalia Vandals
PANA — The Pana Panther varsity girls basketball team hit their home court on Thursday, when they hosted the Vandalia Vandals in a non-conference contest between the two South Central Conference teams.
Friday, December 16, 2016

Turnovers sting Panthers in loss to Nokomis
NOKOMIS — The Pana Panthers have started this season with four consecutive away games, and it will be five after a tilt with Staunton on Friday.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tough defensive effort sends Panthers past Piasa
PANA — The Pana Lady Panthers were back on their home court, on Monday, when they went for their first conference win of the season with the Piasa Southwestern Birds traveling to the Panther’s Den.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Schoonover, Denton lead Lady Panthers past Clinton
CLINTON — The Pana Panthers traveled to Clinton, on Saturday, for a non-conference matchup against the Clinton Maroons in an early afternoon contest.
Monday, December 12, 2016

Pana Panthers thump Roxana Shells
ROXANA — The Pana Panthers were on the road again Saturday night for the their third straight contest. They squared off against the Roxana Shells and were looking for their first win of the season and for Head Coach Adam Metzger’s first career win.
Monday, December 12, 2016

Lady Panthers fall to Cavies in overtime battle
CARLINVILLE — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to Carlinville, on Thursday, to take on the Cavaliers in their second South Central contest of the season.
Friday, December 9, 2016

Miller's 25 not enough as Rams down Panthers
SHELBYVILLE — Pana’s Adam Miller was dialed in on Tuesday night as the Pana Panthers took to the court to take on rival Shelbyville.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Offensive woes doom Lady Panthers against Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — The Pana Lady Panthers opened South Central Conference play, on Monday, when they traveled to Litchfield to take on the Purple Panthers.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Strong defense leads Lady Panthers to win over Mt. Zion
PANA — The Pana girls basketball team hosted Mt. Zion in a non-conference matinee, on Saturday, when the Lady Braves came to town to take on the Panthers.
Monday, December 5, 2016

Lady Panthers fall in close battle with T-Town
TEUTOPOLIS — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to the land of the Wooden Shoes, on Thursday, when they made the trip to Teutopolis for a non-conference varsity basketball contest.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Lady Panthers end tourney with win over Okay Valley
PANA — The Pana Lady Panthers concluded the 2016 Pana Thanksgiving Tournament, on Saturday, when they took on the Okaw Valley Timberwolves for a chance at fifth place in the tournament.
Monday, November 28, 2016

Denton, Dudra lead Pana's Lady Panthers to big win over Hatchets
PANA — Coming into the season, the Pana varsity girls basketball team expected big things out of the seniors Daylee Denton and Jenna Dudra, and on Friday, the duo combined for 32 points in the Lady Panther’s 66-49 win over the Windsor-Stew Stras coop.
Saturday, November 26, 2016









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