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Young Panthers eying twenty wins in Metzger's 2nd season
PANA — From front left: Jack Armstrong, Jared Beyers, Brevin Blackwell, Jacob Beeson, Cameron Owens, Jonah Lauff. Back row from left: Assistant Coach Dan Beyers, Manager Logan Puckett, Assistant Coach Derek Ade, Drake Spracklen, Wes Kile, Bryce Edmiston, Matthew Lamb, Lane Funneman, Assistant Coach Mike Malisia, Head Coach Adam Metzger.
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PANA — From front left: Jack Armstrong, Jared Beyers, Brevin Blackwell, Jacob Beeson, Cameron Owens, Jonah Lauff. Back row from left: Assistant Coach Dan Beyers, Manager Logan Puckett, Assistant Coach Derek Ade, Drake Spracklen, Wes Kile, Bryce Edmiston, Matthew Lamb, Lane Funneman, Assistant Coach Mike Malisia, Head Coach Adam Metzger.
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PANA — Three: the number of players who return with varsity experience for Pana basketball this season. One: the number of seniors that will take the court for the Panthers in 17-18. Zero: the number of excuses fans will hear from head coach Adam Metzger and his team.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pana Varsity Girls Basketball Schedule
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pana Varsity Boys Basketball Schedule
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lady Panthers to feature better shooting in 17-18
PANA — Pana Girls Basketball will be seeking to replace five experienced players from last year, four of which were starters.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Twelve Panthers named to South Central all-conference team
PANA - It was a team-first mentality and Pana that hleped the Panther football team to a 9-2 season and a second-round appearance in the IHSA 3A playoffs, but there was also a ton of individual talent in Pana this football season.
Monday, November 13, 2017

Panthers fall to A-J, wrap successful season Sat.
ANNA, Ill. — The undefeated Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats hosted the 9-1 Pana Panthers on Saturday in the second round of the IHSA 3A playoffs Saturday.
Monday, November 6, 2017

Pana Football Ends Another Successful Season
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Pana looking to stifle A-J ground game in round 2

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier  Writer

PANA — “It’s going to take our defensive line stepping up and playing the best game they’ve ever had, and our linebackers have to do a good job of reading plays and fighting off blocks,” said Pana head coach Trevor Higgins of Saturday’s round-two, 3A playoff matchup with Anna-Jonesboro.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Newton brings Pana VB season to a close at sectionals
ROBINSON — After winning set one 25-10, the Panthers looked to be in prime position to move on to Wednesday’s Sectional title game against Kansas. Newton fought back to win set two 25-20. Set three was primed to be classic. Newton jumped out to an early 14-10 lead, but Pana continued to fight and brought it to 19-18. The Panthers just couldn’t get over the Eagles and Newton would take set three 25-20. This was the third meeting in three years these two teams faced off in the Sectional semi-finals, Newton took all three in three sets.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pana downs DuQuoin Indians, punches ticket to round 2
PANA — The Pana Panther offense was averaging 49 points per game heading into their IHSA first-round matchup with the DuQuoin Indians, but it was the defense that was the difference maker Saturday.
Monday, October 30, 2017

Seventh grade Tornadoes defeat Pana
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh grade junior high girls basketball team defeated Pana 26-7. Sophie Mizeur led the charge with six points, Elle Richards had five, Cheresse Mitchel and Lacey DeClerck finished with four, Alyvia McCullough had three, and Kallie Havara and Meghan Dennis both had a bucket.
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Panthers beat T-Town, three-peat as regional champs
SHELBYVILLE — It is hard enough to get one regional championship, let alone two. But to get three in a row is pretty special. “This is a special group of girls. Honestly, this is the first group that I have actually had to say no on practice times to. Usually I’m the bad guy wanting to go at eight in the morning on Saturday, these girls have told me they want to go at six before. They like to get in the gym and they like to work,” said head coach Greg Cothern.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Pana's road to the 2017 IHSA playoffs
PANA — “From the beginning, this team was told, ‘Oh, you lost 19 seniors a year ago, that’s too much to overcome.’,” Pana head coach Trevor Higgins said, recalling pre-season speculation. “They didn’t listen to it, they knew what they had to do, how hard they had to work all offseason, and they’ve proved just how tough and talented they are.”
Friday, October 27, 2017

Pana, DuQuoin to showcase similar offenses in round 1
PANA — It could be like looking in a mirror on Saturday when 8-1 Pana plays host to the 7-2 DuQuoin Indians in round one of the IHSA 3A playoffs.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Pana tops Raiders in Shelbyville
SHELBYVILLE — It was a battle of two Christian County teams in the second game of the Shelbyville regional on Tuesday evening. Pana and Central A & M were both competing for a shot at a regional championship. The Panthers would ultimately win 25-13 and 25-16.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Championship aspirations fuel Pana on to win over Vandals
PANA — It’s funny the things that can bring a team back from the brink of defeat.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Perfection: Pana volleyball secures SCC title

Robert Fagg

Breeze-Courier Sports Writer

PANA — The Pana Panthers had more than one reason to celebrate Thursday night. It was the final home game for the seniors, the Panthers had a chance to secure the South Central Conference title, and they also had a chance to get to 30 wins on the season.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Panthers win Route 29 rivalry game
TAYLORVILLE — “Pana came in and wanted it more tonight. I told the girls if they would have played as hard as they did in the second set, then the outcome may have been different,” said Tornado head coach Kim Peabody.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pana wins hosted Fresh/Soph VB tourey
PANA — The Pana Panthers JV team hosted a tournament in Pana on Saturday. Several teams, including the Taylorville Tornadoes and the CAM Raiders, competed for the title.
Monday, October 16, 2017

Pana, Litchfield put on unforgettable, uplifting performance
LITCHFIELD — Sometimes, sports are about more than competition, they are about connecting on a human level. There is, perhaps, no better example of that than on Friday night when the Pana Panthers traveled to Litchfield to take on the Purple Panthers.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pana takes Hillsboro in straight sets
HILLSBORO — The Pana Panthers remained perfect in conference play Thursday as they defeated the Hilltoppers 28-26 and 25-13.
Friday, October 13, 2017

St. Anthony ends season for Panther soccer
ALTAMONT — The Pana soccer team and Effingham St. Anthony both had to wait as they were the second game of the night in Wednesday’s regional play in Altamont. The first game, Tuetopolis and Hillsboro, went to overtime and penalty kicks.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Panthers stay perfect in conference, 7-0
CARLINVILLE — The Pana volleyball team seems to be hitting its stride, as they are now 7-0 in conference play, with a victory over the Carlinville Cavaliers 26-24 and 25-21.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Coy qualifies for state; Pana team competes
WILLIAMSVILLE — Miranda Coy was the lone Tornado who competed on Saturday at the Williamsville Sectional. She shot a final round of 92 to qualify for State.
Monday, October 9, 2017

Pana volleyball takes third at co-hosted tournament
PANA — Pana volleyball would only lose one game on Saturday, but it came during tournament play which dropped the Panthers to the third place game. They would go on to win that game to claim the third place spot.
Monday, October 9, 2017

Pana prevails over Piasa

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

PANA — It was senior night in Pana on Friday as the Panthers took the field against Piasa Southwestern; Pana was looking for their sixth win of the season and a guaranteed birth in the playoffs.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pana soccer drops final regular season contest
CARLINVILLE — Pana put up a fight against the Cavaliers but fell in their final regular season contest by a final score of 2-0.
Friday, October 6, 2017

Pana girls, Coy advance to sectionals
TUSCOLA — The Panther girls golf team combined for a round of 455 to place them in third at the Tuscola regional on Wednesday, which allows them to advance as a team to the sectional round. Charleston won the regional with a 393, Tuscola finished second with a 436, and trailing the Panthers were Sullivan with a 457 and St. Teresa with a 510.
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pana soccer falls to Mt. Pulaski
PANA — The Panthers had the game tied at one at half before allowing a penalty kick to score in the second half which would prove to be the difference maker as they would fall 2-1 against Mt. Pulaski.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

PHS golfers finish 11th in regional
SHELBYVILLE — Pana finished 11 out of 12 teams Tuesday after their round of 443 at Fox Prairie golf course. Hillsboro won the regional with a 306, followed by Litchfield (332), Raymond (353), Christ Our Rock Lutheran (367), Vandalia (374), Shelbyville (384), Staunton (391), Ramsey (407), Carlinville (424), Carrollton (428), then Pana, and then Mt. Olive (491).
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Pana soccer defeats Gillespie big on the road
GILLESPIE — The Panthers went on the road and traveled to Gillespie on Monday. Pana defeated the Miners 8-0.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Panthers topple the Shells at home
PANA — The Pana Panthers continue their season of success as they move to 6-0 in conference after defeating the Roxana Shells 25-10 and 25-18.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Special teams touchdowns propel Pana past Hillsboro

HILLSBORO— On a night where Pana struggled to contain a talented Hiltopper offense, special teams proved to be the difference maker. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Pana stays perfect in conference play

PANA — The Panthers of Pana got the jump early on the Litchfield Purple Panthers as Litchfield got the first serve of the game, but Pana got the side out and Aubrey Funneman took the serving line. She served nine straight points and was only stopped by a missed serve. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Panther volleyball defeats Hillsboro
PANA — The Pana Panthers faced off agaisnt the Hillsboro Hilltoppers and defeated them 25-19 and 25-15.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pana girls finish 3rd at SCC conference tournament
FILLMORE — The Panther girls finished third overall at the SCC conference tournament on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pana boys come up just short in Greenville
GREENVILLE — The Pana Panther boys finished in third against Ashland and Greenville. Ashland won the meet with a 158, Greenville finished with a 199, and Pana finished with a 206.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pana allows two goals in the first half, falls 2-0
PANA — The Panther boys only allowed two goals in the first half but was unable to mount offense of its own and fell 2-0 to Hillsboro.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pana sees tough field at South Central Conference tournament
FILLMORE — The South Central Conference boys golfers  had their conference tournament on Monday at the Indian Springs Golf Course. The Pana Panthers finished ninth overall with a score of 442; Hillsboro won the tournament with a score of 303, then it was Litchfield with a 340, Vandalia with a 350, Roxana with a 360, Staunton with a 363, Greenville with a 378, Piasa Southwestern with a 386, and Carlinville with a 414.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pana falls at home Saturday
PANA — Pana faced off against Effingham on Saturday at home and fell 3-1.
Monday, September 25, 2017

Harbert, Pana Panthers run past Staunton, 55-20

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

STAUNTON — The 2-2 Staunton Bulldogs hosted the 3-1 Pana Panthers in week five of South Central Conference play on Friday.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pana volleyball defeats Vandalia
VANDALIA — The Panthers travelled to Vandalia Thursday and defeated the Vandals in straight sets, 25-18 and 25-19.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Roxanna drops Pana at home
PANA — The Pana Panthers were defeated on Thursday by Roxana by a score of 4-1.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Hutchinson, Strom medal for Panther golf
PANA — At Oak Terrace Golf Course, Pana’s Noah Hutchinson tied for the medal position shooting a 44 on a hot Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers would fall short of North Mac and Staunton; North Mac shot  a 191, Staunton a 197, and Pana a 213.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lady Panther golfers take 2nd in Effingham
EFFINGHAM — Pana girls golf traveled to Effingham where they faced off against the host school and Mt. Zion. The Panthers finished in second with a 229, being bested by Effingham who shot a 192 and defeated Mt. Zion who shot a 246.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Raiders and Panthers run in Shelbyville
SHELBYVILLE — The CAM Raiders and Pana Panthers cross country teams both competed on Tuesday in Shelbyville.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pana girls golf finishes in fourth by two strokes
PANA — The Panther girls were only two strokes behind Teutopolis and a third place finish in their quad match on Monday. The Panthers finished with a 213, Teutopolis a 211, Greenville a 204, and Williamsville a 189.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

4-minute flurry puts North Mac past Pana
PANA — Head coach Tim Karbach said it best when he said, “it’s a shame that soccer games aren’t only 75 minutes.”
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pana volleyball wins Effingham St. Anthony Invite
EFFINGHAM — Pana continued their tournament dominance this past weekend as they would go undefeated in their Effingham St. Anthony Invite win.
Monday, September 18, 2017

Carlinville Cavaliers outlast Panthers in 55-39 shootout
PANA — A shoot out, a track meet, a barn burner; there are hardly words to describe Friday’s showdown in Pana where the 3-0 Panthers hosted the 3-0 Carlinville Cavaliers in perhaps the South Central Conference’s biggest matchup of the season.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Panther soccer ties Teutopolis in second game of home stand

PANA — After starting the season on a six game road trip, it must feel good to play at home for a while.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pana VB continues its winning ways, beats Greenville

PANA — The Panther girls got the victory over visiting Greenville on Thursday in straight sets 25-18 and 25-13. This brings the Panthers to 12-4 overall and 2-0 this week.

Friday, September 15, 2017

THS golfers win in Pana, Panthers 3rd

PANA — The Pana Panthers hosted Taylorville and Effingham St. Anthony at Oak Terrace on Thursday. Taylorville would continue their streak of successful matches, coming away with the win with Effingham St. Anthony finishing second and Pana finishing third.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pana boys golf falls to Teutopolis at home
PANA — The Pana boys got the opportunity to play at their home course on Tuesday, but would unfortunately fall to Teutopolis 178-224.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Strom takes first in Litchfield, Panthers finish 2nd
LITCHFIELD — Teagan Strom would shoot a 43 to medal for the Pana Panthers at the Litchfield Country Club on Tuesday. The Panthers as a team would finish second with a 204 beating Hillsboro and Litchfield. Bethalto would best the Panthers with a 202.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pana serves up big win over Gillespie

Robert Fagg

Breeze-Courier Sports Writer

PANA — A big tournament win usually helps propel a team forward; the win on Saturday for the Panthers seemed to be a rocket ship.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pana boys golf falls at Hilllsboro
HILLSBORO — Pana boys golf would finish in third as they took on Hillsboro and Roxana Monday. Hillsboro would win the match at home shooting a 154, Roxana would finish in second shooting a 187, and Pana would finish third shooting a 235.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Strom takes 2nd despite tough outting for Pana girls
PANA — The Panther girls played at their home course Monday, but would fall to Charleston and Sullivan. Charleston shot a 185 to win the match, Sullivan shot a 213, and Pana followed them with a 218.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pana volleyball goes 4-1 to win Shelbyville tourney

SHELBYVILLE — Pana volleyball went 4-1 on Saturday en route to their tournament victory in Shelbyville.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Pana golf competes at Hillsboro
HILLSBORO — Both the Pana Panther boys and girls golfers traveled to the Hillsboro Country club where they competed against hosting Hillsboro and Lincolnwood/Morrisonville.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Panthers get complete effort, dominate Gillespie

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

GILLESPIE — Too big, too strong, too fast, too good; it looked to be the creed for the Pana Panthers and wide receiver Jack Armstrong on Friday night in Pana’s week-three showdown with the Gillespie Miners.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Pana girls golf: results from The Rail

SPRINGFIELD — The Panther girls competed against Springfield High and Williamsville Thursday. Springfield would finish in the top spot, shooting a 191, Williamsville would finish in second with a 199, and Pana would finish third shooting a 238.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Pana outlasts Tville despite 4 from Collado

Robert Fagg

Breeze-Courier Sports Writer

TAYLORVILLE — The Route 29 rivalry continued as the Panthers defeated the Tornadoes 5-4 in their soccer game Thursday. The plaque now resides in Pana once more, but it certainly wansn’t an easy win for the Panthers despite a 4-0 lead at the half.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Pana VB downs Staunton
STAUNTON — Staunton did not want their night to end in straight sets on their home floor, but it did as Pana would prove to be too much and win 25-15, 31-29.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pana boys golf finishes two behind Carlinville
STAUNTON — The Panther boys golf team would finish just two strokes behind Carlinville in their quad match Tuesday against Staunton, Mt. Olive and Carlinville. Staunton would win the match with a final score of 178, Mt. Olive would come in second with a 212, with Carlinville finishing third with a 228 and Pana finishing fourth with a 230.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

LeDuc's hat trick leads Pana to 2nd straight
PANA — If getting to play in front of a home crowd is nice, then getting to play in front of a home crowd for the first time in six games must be amazing. This was an opportunity for the Pana Panthers to put on a show, and did they ever, defeating Piasa Southwestern 6-1.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Weather shortened game lifts Pana over Greenville
GREENVILLE — The Pana Panthers would only get to play one half against Greenville due to lightening and an ensuing storm. Pana would win 2-1.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

THS boys win Rochester Invite; CAM, Pana also run
ROCHESTER — Rochester park hosted 22 boys and 21 girls teams on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The Tornadoes would come out on top of the boy group and Williamsville would win the girls division.
Monday, September 4, 2017

Panthers torch Roxana through the air in 47-32 win
PANA — “Kickoff, kickoff return, offense, defense, I don’t care what it is, we will start off fast,” Pana Head Football Coach Trevor Higgins told his squad in the locker room prior to Friday night’s contest with the Roxana Shells.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Pana soccer goes down in Staunton
STAUNTON — Pana traveled all the way to Staunton for a soccer game and unfortunately would lose 6-0.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Pana boys golf finishes in third
PANA — Pana boys finished with a score of 212 to finish in third against Greenville and Meridian.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Panthers showcase hitting in win over CAM
PANA — In an odd twist, it was senior night in Pana on Thursday. The event, typically reserved for the end of the season, was moved so that the Panther volleyball team might use it to help build momentum for a successful season.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Pana XC runs in Carlinville
CARLINVILLE — Although the Panthers don’t have enough runners to be counted in team competition, the athletes still are running hard.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Pana girls golf ties for first
FILLMORE — Pana girls traveled to Indian Springs golf course to compete against Greenville and Roxana. The Panthers would tie Greenville with 209, having them tie for first overall. Roxana would finish with a 234.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Pana boys finish two strokes behind 2nd
PANA — Pana boys golf were only two strokes from finishing in second place in their tri-match against Altamont and Hillsboro. Hillsboro would take first place in team score, with a 150, while also having the medalist and runner up scores in Alex Eickhoff (34) and Alex White (38).
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Pana soccer falls to Newton
NEWTON — On what is proving to be a difficult road trip for the Pana Panthers soccer team, Newton was able to defeat the Panthers 6-1.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Pana beats Piasa for 1st conference win
PIASA — Pana volleyball was ale to win their first conference match and first match of the year against Piasa Southwestern Tuesday night in straight sets, 25-6 and 25-22.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Panthers soccer falls to Plains
PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pana Panthers took on Pleasant Plains Saturday, August 26.
Monday, August 28, 2017

Panthers overcome slow start to beat Greenville

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

GREENVILLE — “Last year, we were a second-half team. Today, we were a second-half team,” said Pana Head Football Coach Trevor Higgins after a slow opening half to the 2017 season. “We have got to do something as a staff to figure out how we can come out firing on all cylinders here in the next few weeks.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Pana girls golf: results from Lincoln Greens
SPRINGFIELD — Pana finished with a team score of 241 in their tai-match against Rochester and Carlinville at Lincoln Greens Golf Course.
Friday, August 25, 2017

Pana soccer earns decisive win over Vandalia
VANDALIA — To say that Pana (1-1) put out a statement in their win over Vandalia would not be hard to do. Anytime a team wins 14-0, they were obviously ready to compete.
Friday, August 25, 2017

Rochester Rockets edge Panthers in three sets
ROCHESTER — After losing the first set 25-19, the Pana Panthers (0-1) knew what they had to do. The second set was hard fought with Pana coming out on top 28-25, but Rochester (1-0) ended up being too much for the Panthers as Pana fell 25-23 in the third set.
Friday, August 25, 2017

Pana boys and girls golf take second at Oak Terrace
PANA — Pana boys and girls golf competed in their first home match of the season Tuesday, August 22 at Oak Terrace Golf Course. The boys competed against Windsor Stewardson-Strasburg and Shelbyville. The girls faced off against Auburn.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pana boys golf results
PANA — Pana competed in a match against Vandalia at Oak Terrace Golf Course in Pana. Vandalia took the team victory with a score of 204 with Pana scoring a 218. Scott Shulman of Vandalia also won the individual medal with a score of 39; Noah Hutchinson of Pana was the runner up with his score of 43.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Panther soccer loses tough first road test, 1-0
LITCHFIELD — The Pana Panthers competed against the Litchfield Panthers Monday, August 2.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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