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Renovations underway at Pana's Brummett Field, Schramm Track
Only slightly behind schedule, renovations at Brummett Field and Carol Schramm Track are progressing nicely. Jeff Stauder, the school district’s supervisor of buildings and grounds, reports the final layer of asphalt was laid for the track on Monday. He said it will take 20 days to cure before the actual running surface, which will be polyurethane instead of rubber, will then be put down.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

5 Panthers earn All-SCC, Pana girls track hands out season awards
The Pana girls track team had its awards ceremony Monday night.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Pana's Swenny signs with Central Methodist University
Another Panther soccer player has signed their Letter of Intent to continue their athletic career at the next level. Graduating Senior Jeannine Swenny signed with Central Methodist University.
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Silver and Gold: Pana track ties for second at State
Track is an interesting sport. It is one of the few sports where times and finishes are intrinsically linked with performance.

Yes, it’s fun trivia to know what a baseball or softball pitcher’s ERA (earned run average) is or what a quarterback’s completion percentage is, but those numbers don’t necessarily equate to overall performance.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Pana State track prelim results
The Pana boys competed in the State preliminary meet on Thursday with hopes of qualifying for the State finals on Saturday. The results were as follows:
Friday, May 24, 2019

Tornadoes top Panthers in alumni football game
In the end, Taylorville and Pana knelt side by side at the 50- yard line. Fierce rivals once, still, always, but for a fleeting moment, the fire of the Route 29 Rivalry dimmed as the brotherhood of sport burned just a little brighter Saturday night.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Pana wins sectionals, advances six to state
The Pana boys track team and the Central A&M boys track team traveled to Sullivan to compete for a chance at state. The Raiders finished tied for 14 in the meet with a team score of two and Pana won the meet with an 87 team score.
Friday, May 17, 2019

Pana girls compete in state prelims
The Pana girls who qualified for State competed on Thursday in Charleston with their chance to make it to Saturday’s finals. Unfortunately, none of the Panthers were able to breakthrough and make it to Saturday’s meet. The results were as follows:
Friday, May 17, 2019

Taylorville, Pana to renew football rivalry Saturday
Back in the days of the Mid-State conference, Taylorville and Pana were fierce rivals on the gridiron. The Tornadoes hold the all-time series advantage with a record of 40-31-8, but Pana ruled the roost in the final years of the rivalry as they rattled off seven straight wins from 1986 through the final game in 1992.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Panther softball ends season at T-Town
The Pana Panther softball team had its season ended last night at the hands of Teutopolis. The Wooden shoes scored a run in the first inning, one in the second, two in the third, and one in the fourth to advance them to the Regional title game with a final score of 5-0.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Cavaliers win 4-0, close out Pana baseball season
The Pana Panthers hosted their regional this year and got past Sullivan in the first round on Monday. From there, the Panthers had to face off against the number-one seed in the sub-sectional, Carlinville, on Wednesday night.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Pana headed to regional semifinals
The Pana Panthers will be hosting their regional this year, but it wasn’t a guarantee that they would be playing on their home field. The Panthers had to get through Sullivan on Monday to have the opportunity to play at home on Wednesday.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Pana breaks school records at CAC meet
Taylorville and Pana track athletes competed at the Capital Area Classic on Monday in Chatham.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Compton, PHS soccer player, signs to Greenville
Pana High School senior has signed his National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Greenville University in the fall this past Thursday. He is the son of Kenny Compton and Christina Compton.
Monday, May 13, 2019

Pana soccer ends season in Regional title game
The Pana soccer team faced off against its Regional host on Saturday as they took on Warrensburg-Latham in the cold rain on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Panthers, their season came to an end in the championship game, as they fell 5-1.
Monday, May 13, 2019

Pana's Storm named District 18 Coach of Year
PANA — Fifth year girls basketball head coach at Pana High School, Jason Storm, was recently selected as the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association’s District 18 Girls Head Coach of the Year.
Friday, May 10, 2019

Pana advances two relay's, three individuals to state
ASSUMPTION — The Central A&M and Pana girls track teams competed in the Central A&M girls track sectional on Thursday. Although the temperature was down and the wind and rain was off-and-on throughout the meet, the Panthers advanced their 4x200 meter relay team, the 4x100 meter relay team, a shot-putter, a 100 meter dash runner, and a 400 meter dash runner to the state meet next week in Charleston.
Friday, May 10, 2019

Pana soccer advances to regional championship
Although scheduled to take place in Warrensburg-Latham, the Pana Panthers faced off against Urbana Monday in a regional semifinal matchup.The host Warrensburg-Latham will already be in the championship game, as they defeated Decatur LSA on Tuesday.
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Pana's Beyers signs with Greenville University
Jared Beyers, center, senior at Pana High School, signed a national letter of intent to run track for Greenville University, on Wednesday in the PHS library.
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Pana sweeps SCC meet
The SCC Conference track meet was started last week and concluded on Monday, May 6. “When we left, we didn’t know what place we got or any of our times. We had a good feeling about the meet, but didn’t have anything official,” said Pana girls head coach Taylor Cothern.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Bieber's walk-off lifts Pana over Warrensburg
It was an 11-11 stalemate in the bottom of the seventh inning of Tuesday’s contest between the Lady Panthers and the Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals  when Pana’s Danielle Bieber stepped to the plate.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Pana softball tops Carlinville
The Pana softball team hosted the Carlinville Cavaliers on Monday. Pana was victorious with a 9-2 final score.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Roxana edges Lady Panther soccer 2-1
The Pana Panthers hosted the Roxana Shells in a makeup on Monday. The Shells scored a goal in each half, while Pana netted their only goal in the second half.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Pana soccer prevails on senior night
Even when things didn’t quite go as planned, they still broke Pana’s way Monday afternoon on the soccer pitch when Pana hosted North Mac for a senior night showdown.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Panther baseball holds off Birds
The Pana baseball team traveled to Piasa to take on the Birds on Monday night. Pana held the Birds scoreless and got two runs of their own to take the 2-0 victory.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Pana softball falls in Piasa makeup
The Pana softball team traveled to Piasa to face off against the Birds. Pana wasn’t able to get the bats going as they scored just two runs in the contest while Piasa scored 12 to win 12-2.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Pana holds on despite late Gillespie run
The Pana Panthers had to move their contest to Tanner Park on Friday to face off against Gillespie. The Panthers had a 5-3 lead going into the sixth inning and held off runners on second and third for the eventual 5-4 win.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Pana girls walk-off for big SCC win
Brianna Sarver had a walk-off base hit to defeat Gillespie on Friday in a 6-5 game.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Pana scores twice in 2nd half for win over Staunton
The Pana Panther girls soccer team found themselves behind 1-0 on Thursday when they hosted the Staunton Bulldogs. After halftime, though, the Panthers scored twice to win 2-1 and move to 12-3 on the season.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Pana boys track team finishes second at senior night meet
On Tuesday, the Pana boys track team finished second in their hosted triangular meet with Rochester and Sullivan. The Panthers finished with 72 points behind Rochester who had 79, but ahead of Sullivan who had 23. The results were as follows:
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Pana girls win tri-meet on senior night
The Pana Panther girls hosted Rochester and Sullivan on Tuesday, a meet which they won. Here are a few of the highlights from the meet for the Panther girls:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Pana girls beat Roxana
The Pana softball team moved to 4-1 in the SCC conference with their 10-6 win over the Roxana Shells on Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Pana soccer tops Hillsboro with second half goal
It was a defensive stalemate Tuesday when Pana and Hillsboro faced off against one another on the soccer field. The Panthers finally broke the scoreless tie with 9:54 to go in the second half, which would be good enough for the eventual 1-0 victory.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Pana soccer defeats Gillespie
The Pana girls soccer team traveled to Gillespie on Monday night where they won 4-0 against the Miners. The Panthers scored just one goal in the first half and had three in the second half for their win.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Vandals overpower Pana in 16-8 win
The Vandalia Vandals took advantage of 13 walks issued by Pana Panthers’ pitchers and went on for a 16-8 win at Panthers Field on Monday. Ben Holthaus started on the hill for Pana and took the loss.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Pana girls fall to Vandalia
The Pana softball team fell to Vandalia on Monday to split the season series at 2-2. The Vandals defeated the Panthers 7-5.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Panther softball splits weekend doubleheader
The Pana Panthers faced off against Raymond Lincolnwood and Vandalia on Saturday. The Panthers defeated Raymond 5-2, but were defeated by Vandalia 7-4.
Monday, April 22, 2019

Taylorville junior high, Pana junior high compete in meet
PANA — On Wednesday, the Tornado junior high track team traveled to Pana to face off against the host Panthers and Warrensburg-Latham. The results were as follows:
Friday, April 19, 2019

Pana softball drops first conference game 4-0
The Pana Panthers hosted Hillsboro on Tuesday and fell 4-0 on the night, which was  the first conference loss of the season for Pana.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pana boys win Sullivan Tri-County Invitational
The Sullivan Invite was won, on the boys side, by Pana this year. The Central A&M boys also competed in the event, as well as the Pana girls and Central A&M girls.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pana Panthers outlast Litchfield Purple Panthers in 1-0 victory
Pana traveled to Litchfield in the battle of the Panthers on the soccer field on Tuesday. The Pana Panthers prevailed over the Litchfield Purple Panthers in a 1-0 victory on Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pana baseball falls to Greenville; softball makes statement win
The Pana Panthers hosted Greenville on Monday in a makeup of a game that was going to be played earlier in the season, but that was postponed due to weather.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Second half propels Pana soccer over Auburn
The Pana Panther soccer team traveled to Auburn on Monday to face off against the Trojans. Auburn picked up a goal in the first half and the second half, but Pana scored three times in the second half to come away with the 3-2 victory.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pana softball goes 2-0 to win Nokomis tournament
The Pana softball team won the Nokomis tournament on Saturday as they were 2-0 on the day. The Panthers won 3-1 over Vandalia in the second game and won 5-0 over St. Elmo/Brownstown.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Pana, Raider track compete at Pana Invite
The Pana Invite was once again ran on Saturday as the Panthers and Central A&M Raiders competed in the 13-team track meet. Pana won the girls side of the Invite with 125 points while A&M was eighth with 28 points; the Panther boys were third with 95.5 points and A&M was 11 with nine points.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Pana earns first conference win over Vandalia
“This was the first time we’ve beaten Vandalia since I’ve been here,” said head coach Mike Malisia. “We’ve had a couple of close games. I think it was two years ago when they beat us 1-0 on a walk-off with a passed ball, but this was a big statement win to the conference,” said Malisia about his team’s 11-3 victory over the Vandals on Friday.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Pana third and fourth inning leads softball over Vandalia
The Pana Panthers defeated the Vandals 3-2 on the road on Friday.

The Panthers scored one run in the third inning and two runs in the fourth inning while they allowed two runs in the fourth and no other runs.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Nokomis baseball scores early and often over Pana
The Nokomis Redskins got off to a fast start on Thursday as they took an 8-0 lead in the first inning over Pana. The Panthers scored a run in the top of the second, but Nokomis continued their streak and scored a run in the second inning and four in the third to win 13-1.
Friday, April 12, 2019

Strong second half propels Panthers girls soccer over Greenville
The Pana girls soccer team traveled to Greenville on Thursday for a conference match. Neither team scored in the first half, but Pana picked up two goals in the second half while Greenville scored only one for the 2-1 win for the Panthers.
Friday, April 12, 2019

Pana softball tops Litchfield 7-2
The Panther softball team hosted the Purple Panthers of Litchfield in conference action last night and were victorious 7-2.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Panthers out slug Ramsey Rams 18 to 6 on a 15-hit day
The Pana Panthers baseball team hosted Ramsey on Wednesday afternoon in a makeup game from earlier in the season. Pana picked up 15 hits on the day and scored 18 runs while Ramsey had seven hits and scored six, giving Pana the five-inning victory with an 18-6 final.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Pana track wins at Vandalia
The Pana Panther boys and girls track teams competed at Vandalia on Tuesday and topped the host Vandals, Greenville, Hillsboro, Shelbyville, and St. Elmo/Brownstown as the girls scored 131 and the boys had 167.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Pana baseball falls in seventh to Litchfield
Neither the Pana baseball team nor the Litchfield Purple Panthers were able to score until the seventh inning in which Litchfield picked up four and Pana scored just two in their comeback attempt to fall 4-2.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Pana soccer defeats Piasa 2-0
After not playing for six days, the Pana soccer team was ready to get back into the swing of things on Tuesday as they faced off against Piasa Southwestern at home. Pana picked up a goal in each half and didn’t allow the Birds to score, as they would go on to win 2-0.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Pana junior high competes in hosted Quad
The junior high Panthers competed in a hosted Quad meet with Vision Way, Meridian, and Vandalia on Monday night. It was a seventh and eighth grade co-ed meet, with both the girls and boys teams competing on the night.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Central A&M baseball scores in every inning to defeat Pana
The Pana Panthers hosted Central A&M on Monday afternoon. The Raiders scored one run in every inning leading up to the sixth in which they scored six runs in the sixth and six in the seventh while Pana scored a run in the second, third, and seventh innings as the Raiders won 17-3.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Pana, Central A&M girls track compete at Shelbyville Open
SHELBYVILLE — Despite the rain on Thursday making it difficult for a lot of sports to play on Friday, 13 girls track teams competed in the Shelbyville Open. Pana finished fifth overall, while Central A&M was 13th. The results were as follows:
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Pana's Maddie Ashcraft makes it official, signs with MacMurray
PANA — Maddie Ashcraft of Pana signed her commitment to MacMurray college in Jacksonville on Friday afternoon.
Saturday, April 6, 2019

PHS soccer drops 1st conference game
The Pana Panthers fell to Carlinville 3-0, but as the old saying goes, “There’s more to the game than the final score.”
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Eagles top Panthers
The St. Elmo/Brownstown Eagles were out-hit by Pana on Wednesday night, but the Panthers weren’t able to string their hits together to score runs and the Eagles won 8-6 on the night.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Pana girls win at Gillespie
The Pana girls track team won their triangular meet in Gillespie on Tuesday where they faced off against the host and Roxana.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

First-half offense leads Pana over LSA
The Pana Panther girls soccer team scored seven goals in the first half on Monday afternoon, and got one in the second half while they didn’t allow one to defeat the Decatur LSA Lions 8-0.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Errors lead Maroa Trojans over Pana baseball in five innings
The Pana Panther baseball team traveled to Forsyth to take on the Trojans on Monday. The Panthers committed five fielding errors on the afternoon, which led to eight unearned runs, and allowed Maroa to win 10-0 on the day.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Panthers hold off Morrisonville's late-game push with 11-9 win
The Mohawks and the Panthers faced off in softball action on Monday. The Panthers were up 6-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, but the Mohawks had a chance in the seventh, before ultimately falling to Pana 11-9.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Local briefs: Porta's fast start downs Tornadoes; Pana soccer falls 2-1
After defeating the Braves earlier in the season in the St. Teresa tournament, the Panthers hosted the Braves on Tuesday afternoon. The Braves scored both of their goals in the second half and won 2-1 over Pana.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Auburn Trojans top Panthers softball in 6-1 victory
The Auburn Trojans scored five runs on four hits in the sixth inning en route to their 6-1 victory over Pana on Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Panthers girls track wins first hosted meet of the year
It was an all-around team performance for the Panther girls track team as they won their first hosted meet of the year. “Tonight’s win was definitely a result of everyone working together. The team did a great job of giving great performances at their specific events. To add to that, there were team members that stepped back from their individual event to fill relay team to earn points for the team,” said head coach Taylor Cothern.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Bullets take down the Pana Panthers
Facing one of the most respected and winningest baseball teams in the area, the Pana Panthers played the Williamsville Bullets tough for six innings before a disastrous seventh inning which saw the visitors plate 8 runs in a 17-0 win over Pana at Panthers Field on Tuesday afternoon. Pana could only manage 3 hits in the game.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Newton picks up early lead to defeat Pana
The Pana Panthers made the near one hour and 20 minute journey to Newton on Saturday afternoon to face off against the Eagles. Newton scored two runs in the opening two innings and that was all for the game, with Newton winning 4-0.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Panthers top Tornadoes 2-1 in Route 29 rivalry game
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

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