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home : sports : pana March 24, 2019

Panthers top Tornadoes 2-1 in Route 29 rivalry game
TAYLORVILLE — Adrie Ademi (22 Purple) comes away with the steal from Shania Schoonover (11 White) in the first half of the Tornado 2-1 loss to Pana on Thursday.Breeze-Courier photo/Robert Fagg
TAYLORVILLE — Adrie Ademi (22 Purple) comes away with the steal from Shania Schoonover (11 White) in the first half of the Tornado 2-1 loss to Pana on Thursday.
Breeze-Courier photo/Robert Fagg

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sullivan tops Panther softball in extras
PANA — Pana and Sullivan softball needed extra innings on Friday afternoon to decide their hitters duel. The Panthers nearly completed the comeback in the eighth inning, but Sullivan stopped them just short and won 12-11.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Softball Pana Panthers outlast Ramsey Rams
PANA — On a cold, wind-swept, but sunny field at Tanner Park, Thursday afternoon, the Pana Panthers softball team scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-6 lead and went on to beat the visiting Ramsey Rams, 9-6.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Pana boys second, girls first at Carlinville triangular
The Pana boys and girls track teams were in action in Carlinville on Tuesday as they faced off against the Cavaliers and the Piasa Birds. The Pana girls won the meet and the boys finished second.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Pana baseball falls to Windsor at home
The Pana baseball team hosted Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg on Tuesday. The Hatchets scored first as they picked up a run in the first inning and scored another in the third before they got four in the fourth inning while the Panthers scored one run in the second inning and three in the sixth, falling 6-4 on the day.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pana softball defeats CHBC 14-4
The Pana Panther softball team traveled to Cowden Herrick/Beecher City on Tuesday afternoon, where they defeated the Bobcats 14-4.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pana girls soccer matches IHSA record in 19-0 win
The Pana Panther girls soccer team matched the IHSA record for most goals in a match, which was set in 1985, on Monday in their 19-0 win over Meridian.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Pana baseball outlasts Beecher City, comes away with 1-0 victory
The Pana Panthers and Beecher City moved their game to Pana on Monday night due to field conditions. The Panthers took advantage of the move and came away with a 1-0 victory.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Meridian defeats Panther softball
The Meridian softball team defeated Pana 12-0 in five innings on Monday. The Panthers didn’t record a hit on the afternoon, but Carsen Sins, Alivia Reed, and Regan Hilbert each drew a walk.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Pana, CAM, THS compete at Eastern Indoor
The Pana boys, Central A&M boys, and Taylorville boys track teams competed at the Eastern Illinois Indoor meet on Saturday. It was one of the last opportunities for the boys to qualify for the indoor State meet on this coming Saturday.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Pana soccer takes third in St. Teresa tournament
The Pana Panthers finished the St. Teresa tournament on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Mt. Zion to finish in third place.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Greenville rides big 1st to win over Pana
It took the Pana baseball team a full inning to shake off the rust of a long offseason Friday afternoon when the Panthers traveled to Greenville for their season-opening tilt with the Comets.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Pana softball picks up big win over Greenville
The Pana softball team earned its first win in their first game on Friday night as they defeated the Comets 28-1 in four innings.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Pana girls soccer falls 2-1 in closing seconds
Not only did the Panthers have their game moved to Maroa-Forsyth on Thursday afternoon and their start time moved back an hour and a half, the Pana girls soccer team was competing against Mattoon as well as 40-plus mile an hour winds from west to east.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Pana girls track competes at Mt. Zion
The Pana girls track team competed in the Mt. Zion mini meet on Thursday evening. The team finished fourth overall.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Pana girls soccer opens St. Teresa tournament
The Pana Panthers girls soccer team opened the Decatur St. Teresa tournament with a 2-0 victory over Warrensburg-Latham on Monday night.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Pana volleyball finishes season at Sectional
The Pana Panther eighth grade volleyball team ended their season in the Sectional on Monday night as they fell 25-14 and 25-8 to Staunton.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Original PHS bass fishing team members now seniors
Pana High School’s bass fishing team is entering its fourth year of existance and this means the members who started out as freshmen are now seniors. They are looking to go out in style while strengthening the foundation they have built.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Pana 8th grade volleyball advances to regional final Friday
The Pana eighth grade volleyball program made its way to the Regional final on Friday in Girard after topping Hillsboro 25-14 and 25-13 on Wednesday night.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

New chapter starts for PHS boys, girls track
The long and storied history of boys and girls track begins a new chapter this season. Veteran coaches Ryan Lipe, boys and girls coach Jenna Wernsing have hung up their whistles. The programs are now in the hands of first-year head coaches Will Shalter for the boys and Taylor Cothern for the girls.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Softball Panthers looking for improvement
Now in his third season as Pana High School softball, Head Coach Marty Cloe wants to continue the path to improvement, setting up the Panthers for future success. Pana is looking to improve on a 9-15 record from 2018 and get farther into the post-season.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Reducing mental errors goal for Panthers
Hitting, pitching, fielding - all important for a baseball team. But as Mike Malisia prepares for his third season as head coach of the Pana High School baseball team, his top priority is taking things to a more cerebral level. Malisia wants to concentrate on reducing the mental mistakes his team made in the past.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Aggressive midfield key for Pana soccer
“I want our midfield to be more aggressive; they were a little hesitant last year.  We’re going to be pretty strong at our forward spots, but if we can get a few more goals out of our midfielders, I think we’ll be a very good team.” Pana girls soccer coach Mike Weideman said of the upcoming season.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Pana seventh grade volleyball falls in sectional play
The Pana Panther seventh grade volleyball team fell in their Sectional semifinal contest on Monday, ending their season at 10-13. The Panthers ran into Staunton and were defeated 25-17 and 25-4.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Pana's Dudra has excellent season for Blackburn
Pana athlete Jenna Dudra enjoyed another excellent season for the Blackburn College women’s basketball team this winter.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Pana 7th wins regional
The seventh grade Pana volleyball team topped Vandalia in straight sets of 25-23 and 26-24 to win the Regional championship.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Pana 7th grade to play for regional championship tonight
The Pana seventh grade volleyball team will play for a Regional championship on Thursday after they defeated North Mac on Tuesday night with scores of 25-21 and 25-23.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pana's Cinderella story comes to a close in Vandalia Tuesday
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Pana 7th grade VB opens regional with a win
The Pana seventh grade Panthers were in action on the volleyball floor Monday night as they took on Auburn in Hillsboro. The Panthers were victorious 25-11 and 25-10 and will face off against North Mac tonight.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pana Panthers mount comeback to top Marshall in overtime action
SHELBYVILLE — 3.2 seconds left on the clock in regulation. Pana has to drive the length of the floor and score to win the Regional championship. Jonah Lauff with the ball out of bounds.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pana Panther Jack Armstrong signs with Knox College
PANA — The Pana football program had its first letter of intent signed on Thursday, as Jack Armstrong made his commitment to Knox College official.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Pana volleyball splits with Hillsboro
The Pana junior high volleyball teams headed to Hillsboro on Tuesday night. The seventh grade fell 23-25 and 8-25, but the eighth grade team was victorious 25-11 and 25-17 to finish the season undefeated in the conference.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Upset Central: Panthers defeats Casey-Westfield 70-67
“I talked to Wes (Kile) with about four minutes left in the game. I said, ‘Wes, I’m going to need you to make two free-throws at the end of the game.’ I said, ‘Are you going to make them?’ He looked at me dead in the eye and said, ‘Coach I’m going to make the free-throws,’” said head coach Adam Metzger.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Pana Jr. High Volleyball splits with Ramsey
The Pana junior high volleyball seventh and eighth grade teams traveled to Ramsey on Monday night to take on the Rams. The Panthers were 1-1 on the night as the seventh grade fell 25-23, 25-23, and 25-13, but the eighth grade was victorious 25-9 and 25-9.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Pana Panthers top Vandalia again after winning Friday
It’s strange how scheduling works for the Illinois High School Association. The IHSA had no idea that the Panthers and the Vandals faced off on Friday before their matchup on Monday night in Shelbyville.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Pana eighth grade volleyball finishes second
The Pana eighth grade volleyball team competed in a volleyball tournament on Saturday, hosted by Holy Family school in Peoria. The Panthers took second place after they defeated Champaign Holy Cross 25-10 and 25-5 and topped Normal Metcalf 25-7 and 25-13, but fell to Holy Family 25-22, 25-17, and 15-14.
Monday, February 18, 2019

Panthers plow Vandalia on senior night
Pana senior Jack Armstrong catches a pass on the left wing, he narrows his focus on the rim, squares up and elevates for the shot. It finds the bottom of the net, and the crowd nearly blows the roof off the Pana gym Friday night.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

PJHS VB sweeps Greenville
The Pana Panther junior high volleyball teams headed to Greenville on Thursday night where the seventh grade won 25-14 and 25-13 while the eighth grade won 25-7 and 25-11.
Friday, February 15, 2019

PJHS volleyball 7th grade splits pair with Vandalia, 8th graders take both
The Pana Panther seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams played two matches on back to back nights with Tuesday night’s contest happening against Vandalia.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Panthers pick up win over Staunton
The Staunton Bulldogs were in town for Pana on Tuesday night. The Panthers took an early lead, but Staunton battled back in the end. The Panthers were able to hold them off though, as they were victorious 58-53.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Teutopolis Wooden Shoes end Pana's season for second year in a row
Pana and Teutopolis faced off against each other for the second time this season and met in the playoffs for back to back seasons. The Panthers were full of nerves and excitement going into the contest with the Wooden Shoes.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

PJHS volleyball plays two matches against Litchfield
The Pana seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams each played two matches against Litchfield last night, after their match earlier in the season was postponed. The seventh grade team was 1-1 on the night, as they won the first match 25-23 and 25-11, but fell in the second match 15-25 and 16-25. The eighth grade team was victorious in both matches 26-24 and 25-13 as well as 25-9 and 25-18.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Panthers overcome slow start, down Newton
The Pana Panthers were able to shake off a slow start Saturday night in what would ultimately be an impressive 65-44 win over Newton.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Pana 9th, Tornadoes 12th at Minooka Sectional
The Pana Panthers girls bowling team finished ninth with a final team total of 4967 and the Tornadoes were 12 with a team score of 4436.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Pana basketball teams finish 5,000 makes challenge
For the second year, the boys and girls basketball teams in Pana teamed up for the 5,000 makes challenge. Going between third grade through Seniors in high school, basketball players start in the summer and have until the beginning of the girls basketball season in October to make 5,000 shots.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Pana drops close one to Hilsboro
HILLSBORO — The Pana Panthers traveled to Hillsboro on Friday night, where they faced off against the Hiltoppers. The small lead that Hillsboro gained in the first half was enough for them to hang onto in the second half to win 68-61.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Pana Panthers junior high volleyball team splits with Meridian
PANA — The Pana junor high volleyball teams split with Meridian as the seventh grade team was defeated 25-23 and 25-16 while the eighth grade team was victorious 25-13, 22-25, and 25-21.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Pana Panthers claws their way to the first regional title since 2014
PANA — The Pana Panthers girls basketball team overcame a 10-point third quarter deficit on Thursday night to beat Arthur-Lovington, Atwood-Hammond, 57-50, and win their first IHSA Class 2A Regional title in five years. I was the first regional title for Pana Head Coach Jason Storm now in his fifth season with the Panthers.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Middle quarters lift Pana over Shelbyville Rams to regional championship game
“We have to come out hot tomorrow night if we want to win a Regional championship on our home floor,” said head coach Jason Storm after Pana defeated Shelbyville on Wednesday night 73-26 to advance to the championship game tonight.
Thursday, February 7, 2019

PJHS volleyball tops Greenville, splits with Hillsboro
Both the seventh and eighth grade Pana volleyball teams traveled to Greenville on Monday night, where they both were successful with the seventh grade winning 25-4 and 25-16 and the eight grade victorious 25-8 and 25-8.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Panthers unleash 4th quarter barrage to beat Shells
Pana senior Jack Armstrong came in off the bench in the first quarter and scored a game high 21 points, including a trio of threes in the pivotal fourth quarter, which helped the Panthers to a 55-43 South Central Conference win over the Roxana Shells in the PHS gym Tuesday night.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Taylorville wins the Pana Panthers seventh grade invitational
The seventh grade Pana Panther volleyball team hosted its annual Invitational on Saturday afternoon, as they finished 2-1 on the day to finish in fifth place; Taylorville traveled to Pana on Saturday and finished 3-0 to win the tournament.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tornadoes capture 6th straight Coalminers Trophy
In the wake of Taylorville’s 82-45 win over Pana Saturday night, Taylorville senior guard Ryan Ess was among the first Tornadoes to help hoist the coveted Coalminers Trophy. As Taylorville headed to the locker room, Ess hefted the trophy overhead in a display to the Tornado crowd. Some 20 minutes later, he was still toting the bulky hardware under one arm, almost like a football.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Pana and Taylorville girls bowling teams advance to Sectionals
The Tornadoes were the host of the girls bowling Regional this year, but it also was held at Spare Time Lanes in Decatur, just like the boys Regional was.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Pana opens strong, falls to Litchfield on the road
The Pana Panthers opened Friday night’s game against Litchfield with a 25-20 first quarter, but ended up falling 75-72 in the end.
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Pana gets 20th win in victory over Vandals
The Pana Panthers have now won 20 games in back-to-back seasons under head coach Jason Storm, as they defeated Vandalia 51-19 on Thursday night.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Pana handles Hatches in statement win
The sounds of not-so-muffled voices boomed throughout the parking lot of Windsor High School Tuesday night; they almost carried on the frigid wind like a siren.  They spoke with exuberance, laughed a little, and then suddenly erupted into a raucous celebration.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Pana Lady Panthers fall to Danville 77-72 in double overtime
The Pana girls basketball team battled back from a 15 point halftime deficit to force the game into overtime. With both teams scoring the same in the first overtime, Danville was able to pull away in the second overtime for the victory.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

PJHS volleyball splits pair with Nokomis
The seventh and eighth grade Pana volleyball teams traveled to Nokomis on Monday night. The seventh grade team was defeated 19-25, 25-15, 22-25, but the eighth grade won 18-25, 25-15, and 25-23.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Panthers fall in final regular season home game
In the final regular season home game for Pana, Piasa made a comeback in the second half to defeat the Panthers 55-50.
Monday, January 28, 2019

TJHS 8th grade volleyball wins Pana tourney
The eighth grade Taylorville volleyball team was 3-0 on Saturday to win the Pana tournament while the Panthers were 2-1 on the day and finished third.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Pana drops first SCC contest of season at Greenville
GREENVILLE — Both Greenville and Pana were 3-0 in SCC play going into their contest on Friday night, meaning that one team was no longer going to be undefeated in the conference anymore. Greenville handed Pana their first conference loss of the season with a 62-41 final score.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Pana Senior Bowlers Honored
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Taylorville Junior High School 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams top Pana
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville junior high seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams defeated Pana on Thursday night, with the seventh grade winning 25-11 and 25-17 and the eighth grade winning 17-25, 25-18, and 25-22.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Hillsboro Hilltoppers shade Pana girls 59-55 in Panthers' senior night game
PANA — Senior Night didn’t end the way the Pana High School girls basketball team wanted Thursday night, but all four Pana seniors gave it their all in a 59-55 loss to South Central Conference foe Hillsboro. Katelin Weideman, Shania Schoonover, Bree Rochkes and Madison Ashcraft all made the scoring column.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Lady Panthers' early lead fosters their success in win over Newton
After spending last week in Effingham, the Panthers had to drive through there to get to Newton on Tuesday night. Thankfully, the success they saw in Effingham carried over to Tuesday night’s game, as they defeated Newton 49-33.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

High-energy Pana basketball team defeats Carlyle Indians 69-57
It was a different atmosphere for the Pana Panthers on Tuesday night, compared to last week. The Panthers opened the game on a 7-0 run, which electrified the bench and got them into the game. After they quieted down a little bit in the second and third quarters, the fourth quarter was rowdy, but in a good way, which helped the Panthers defeat the Indians 69-57.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Pana girls top Bloomington
The Panthers took the early lead and never looked back on Monday afternoon as they took on the Bloomington Purple Raiders. The Panthers defeated the Raiders 53-36 to earn second place, after Effingham was declared the tournament winner on Friday.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pana junior high volleyball teams fall to Rochester
Both the seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams were defeated on Monday night against Rochester. The seventh grade team fell 25-7 and 25-10 while the eighth grade fell 25-21 and 25-11.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pana girls win tight one over Centralia
The Pana girls weren’t originally planning to play on Friday, but Mother Nature has a funny way of changing plans. With the forecast that was expected for the weekend, the Panthers moved their game against Centralia to Friday and their game against Bloomington to Monday.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Tornado JV team outlasts Pana varsity in Litchfield
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Friday, January 18, 2019

Pana girls move to 1-1 in Effingham tournament
The Pana Panthers defeated the Vandalia Vandals on Thursday night in the Effingham tournament by a 48-29 final score.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Pana 7th & 8th volleyball fall to Rams
The Pana seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams faced off traveled to Shelbyville on Thursday but were defeated 25-17 and 25-16 for the seventh grade team and saw a 25-12 and 25-19 loss for the eighth grade team.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Pana girls fall to Effingham
The Pana girls basketball team had to open the Effingham tournament against the hosting Flaming Hearts on Wednesday. After Effingham opened the game on a 10-0 run and held that 10 point lead going into halftime, the game opened up for the Hearts in the second half as they defeated the Panthers 56-30.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Roxana's eight threes catapult them to 66-58 vicory over Panthers
Roxana netted four threes in the first half and four more in the second half to help them take the 66-58 victory over the Pana Panthers, dropping the Panthers to 0-2 in pool play of the Litchfield tournament.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tornado boys basketball outrun the Panthers 82-58
The Taylorville and Pana boys basketball teams usually find a way to face off against each other in the Litchfield tournament, and this year was no different. Both teams had an extra day to prepare for one another, as Saturday’s game was cancelled, but the Tornadoes came out in second gear and didn’t look back en route to their 82-58 victory over the Panthers.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Pana girls use huge third quarter to beat Litchfield
PANA — The Pana Panthers hosted the Litchfield Purple Panthers on Thursday night in SCC basketball action and despite starting slow, a 26-point differential in the third quarter helped give Pana the boost to win 64-35.
Friday, January 11, 2019

Pana comes up short at Meridian
The Pana Panthers traveled to Meridian to take on the Hawks on Tuesday night. The Hawks were able to outscore the Panthers in each quarter to come away with the 73-63 victory.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

PJHS VB takes on A&M
The Pana junior high volleyball team traveled to Assumption on Tuesday night to take on A&M. The seventh grade team was defeated 25-17 and 25-20 while the eighth grade squad won 25-13 and 25-15.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Pana girls roll past T'ville
After winning the Tornado Invite on Saturday, the Pana Panther bowling team carried that momentum into their 2457-2125 victory over the Tornadoes on Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Schoonover nets 1,000, Pana beats Neoga
Pana’s Shania Schoonover joined an elite group Monday night when she netted career point 1,000 in a contest that the Pana Lady Panthers would go on to win 54-20 over Neoga.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Pana wins Taylorville Invite; Tornadoes fourth
The Pana girls bowling team traveled to Taylorville on Saturday for the Taylorville Invite at the Olde Bowl. The Panthers won with a 4672 day which was 66 pins better than second place; the Tornadoes finished in fourth with a 4183.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Pana girls pick up road conference win over Shells
The Pana Panthers traveled to Roxana on Saturday where double-digit first and third quarters helped them pick up the 44-23 conference victory.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Pana boys throttle Southwestern, 79-44
The Pana Panthers boys basketball team used a balanced scoring attack with four players in double figures and two others on the brink of double digits to secure a 79-44 win over the Piasa Southwestern Birds in South Central Conference action Friday night in the Pana High School gym. It was the third win in a row for the Panthers and they are 3-0 in the South Central Conference.
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Pana tops Okaw Valley to wrap up Holiday Tournament
VANDALIA — The Panthers jumped on the Timberwolves early on Saturday, which helped them finish off the Vandalia Tournament with a 2-3 record, as they defeated Okaw Valley 71-47.
Monday, December 31, 2018

Pana tops Patoka, plays Okaw Valley for 7th
VANDALIA — Both the Pana Panthers and Patoka Warriors were looking for their first victories in the Vandalia Holiday Tournament on Friday afternoon. Pana came out firing on all cylinders, topping Patoka 74-48.
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Pana takes two tough losses at Vandalia
Friday, December 28, 2018

Sharp shooting Wolke leads Pirates past Pana
VANDALIA — For the first few minutes of Wednesday night's matchup between Pana and Cumberland at the Vandalia Holiday Tournament, neither team could miss.
Thursday, December 27, 2018

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