PANA - Trevor Higgins, Pana High School head football coach, left, demonstrates a drill to players during a workout at the high school on Tuesday afternoon. Higgins and his fellow coaches are breaking down groups of athletes in 10 or less in order to comply with IHSA regulations on returning to sports practice. Tom Latonis/Breeze-Courier Photo
It’s not exactly football practice as in days of old, but it is practice. Under guidelines established by the Illinois High school Association (IHSA), practice for sports got underway on Monday.
“Really excited to be back, but this just isn’t the way we want it to be,” Pana Head Football Coach Trevor Higgins said. “But, we’re back to work and all of the kids are happy to be back. This is a time we are building relationships and that’s what its about. I haven’t heard one negative comment from anyone about what we are doing.”
Head Basketball Coach Adam Metzger is also helping out. On Tuesday, he was taking temperatures and asking health questions of each athlete as it related to COVID-19. Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Although a traditional “Senior Night” was canceled for the Spring athletes during the 2020 season due to COVID-19, it is still important to recognize these athletes for their accomplishments throughout their careers as Panthers. Thursday, June 11, 2020
PANA — Three Pana Panther girls basketball players have committed to continueing their basketball career at the next level. Sadie Keller and Rhylee Freeman are heading to Blackburn College in Carlinville while Sway Denton will be going to Greenville University in Greenville. Friday, May 29, 2020
Jonah Lauff, a two-sport standout from Pana High School in Pana, Illinois, has announced his plans to enroll at Augustana in the fall and continue his athletic career as a member of Coach Grey Giovanine's Viking basketball program. The 6' 5", 195-pound Lauff was a three-year starter and two-time team captain for Coach Adam Metzger's Panthers. He wrapped up his career third on Pana's all-time scoring list with 1,290 points and was fourth in rebounds (535) and second in three-point field goals (163). Thursday, April 23, 2020
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — It was almost like a scene from a movie Friday night as hundreds of cars streamed into the parking lot at Taylorville High School, horns blaring while they paraded past the athletic complex as a show of solidarity for first responders, front-line workers, and the graduating class of 2020 that has seen any semblance of their high school sendoff wrecked by the COVID-19 outbreak. Saturday, April 18, 2020