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home : sports : pana February 17, 2019

Panthers plow Vandalia on senior night
PANA — It was senior night in Pana on Friday. Seven seniors were honored prior to Pana’s big win over rival Vandalia. Back row, from left: Jack Armstrong, Brevin Blackwell, Jared Beyers. Front row, from left: Samantha Perry, Lizzy Epley, Kailee Stewart, Rachel Welbum.Breeze-Courier photo/Owen Lasswell
PANA — It was senior night in Pana on Friday. Seven seniors were honored prior to Pana’s big win over rival Vandalia. Back row, from left: Jack Armstrong, Brevin Blackwell, Jared Beyers. Front row, from left: Samantha Perry, Lizzy Epley, Kailee Stewart, Rachel Welbum.
Breeze-Courier photo/Owen Lasswell
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

Pana falls in closing seconds against Flanagan
Jack Armstrong had a good look from the short wing with less than 20 seconds to go in the fourth quarter, but it rattled around the rim and Flanagan recovered the rebound. They hit the outlet pass and took off towards their rim, forcing the Panthers to foul.
Monday, December 24, 2018

Pana overcomes slow start, tops CHBC
Despite starting behind the eight ball, the Lady Panthers found their rhythm in the second quarter and beyond to ultimately pull away from Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City (CHBC)  for a 74-48 win Thursday night.
Friday, December 21, 2018

Mattoon puts running clock on Pana
From deep, in the lane, and in transition, Pana had no answer for Mattoon’s Jaydon Noe Tuesday night as the Green Wave ultimately put a running clock on the Panthers in a 74-45 victory.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Big third quarter lifts Pana over Nokomis
The Pana varsity girls basketball team took on Nokomis Monday night in a game that was a little earlier than normal. Tipoff was moved up to account for the lack of a Nokomis JV team.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Pana big men the difference Saturday
The Panthers faced off against Sullivan in the night cap of an afternoon/evening double header with the girls playing earlier in the day.
Monday, December 17, 2018

Sullivan's start too much for Panthers
No team wants to have to climb a 16-point mountain at any point in a basketball game, let alone one that was built in the first quarter. Unfortunately for Pana, that is exactly what they faced on Saturday against Sullivan.
Monday, December 17, 2018

To the victor, go the spoils
PANA — Last year, the Route 29 Rivalry game turned into more than just a rivalry of words, a trophy was introduced for the winner, the Schramm-Wilcox Trophy.
Friday, December 14, 2018

Pana girls bowling tops Taylorville
The Pana Panthers girls bowling team defeated Taylorville 2326-1834 on Tuesday afternoon in Pana.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pana drops SCC contest to Cavaliers
The Panther girls hosted the Carlinville Cavaliers on Monday. Both teams were even during the first quarter, but Pana fell behind by 13 in the second quarter, which helped Carlinville pull away for the 54-38 victory.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pana girls top Clinton 48-37
The Pana girls basketball team was on the road on Saturday as they traveled to Clinton to face the Maroons. The Panthers led from the beginning and held on to take the 48-37 win.
Monday, December 10, 2018

Pana escapes Miners in OT
None of the games for the Pana boys basketball team have been easy thus far, and that trend continued on Friday with the Gillespie Miners. Pana trailed by five points going into the fourth quarter, but were able to tie the game at 60 before moving on to win 66-64 in overtime.
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Strong finish boosts Pana past Miners
With a four-point lead at the start of the second half, the Pana Panthers girls basketball team pushed the pedal to the metal in the third quarter, out-scoring the visiting Gillespie Miners, 20-6, and went on to a 51-35 win Thursday night in the PHS gym.
Friday, December 7, 2018

Miller's 30 for Shelbyville too much for Panthers
Malcolm Miller scored more than half of Shelbyville’s points on Tuesday night as the Rams defeated Pana 59-46.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lady Panthers fall on the road at T-Town
The Pana Panther girls traveled to Teutopolis on Monday night. Pana was held to single digit quarters for the entirety of the game and fell 60-28.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Free-throw woes aid Pana's win over Mt. Zion
The Pana Panthers topped Mt. Zion on Saturday 48-41, but the Braves were 4-17 in the contest from the free-throw line whereas the Panthers were 5-12 from the stripe and sank five threes.
Monday, December 3, 2018

Pana girls 9th, Taylorville 10th at Abe Invitational
Taylorville Bowling hosted its annual Abe Lincoln Invitational at King Pin Lanes in Springfield on Saturday for the 11th year in a row. Of the 20 girls teams, both Taylorville and Pana finished inside the top-10 with the Panthers in ninth and Taylorville at the 10 spot. Of the 16 boys teams, the Tornadoes also were top-10 at number 10.
Monday, December 3, 2018

St. Pat's eighth grade girls capture regional title
The Pana Sacred Heart St. Pat’s eighth grade girls basketball team won their regional championship Friday night over Sorento by a final score of 34-18. Being the number-one seed and receiving a first-round bye, the St. Pat’s had defeated Findlay Okaw Valley on Wednesday 48-26 to reach Friday’s title game.
Monday, December 3, 2018

Pana turns up second half defense to beat Pawnee, 63-40
The Pana Panthers turned a close game at halftime into a runaway win Friday night in the Pana High School gym as they beat the Pawnee Indians, 63-40. Pana’s lead was 31-28 at there end of the first half in which Pawnee led the game three different times and it was tied three times. It is believed this was the first regular season game between the two teams - or at least in anyone’s memory.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Pana girls stumble in SCC opener
The Pana girls traveled to Greenville on Thursday night to open conference play against the Comets. The Panthers had to defend the inside game of Greenville, but were defeated 62-50.
Friday, November 30, 2018

Panthers, Raiders open boys basketball season
It was a rivalry renewed on the basketball court Tuesday night as the Central A&M Raiders and the Pana Panthers kicked off their seasons
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pana finishes 5th in hosted tournament, CAM 4th
The Pana Panthers and Central A&M Raiders wrapped up play in the Pana Thanksgiving tournament on Saturday with Pana winning fifth place and Central A&M falling in the third place game to finish fourth. Pana won 55-35 and CAM lost 50-30.
Monday, November 26, 2018

A&M girls to play for third in Pana
PANA — The Central A&M Raider girls had the opportunity on Friday to play for a championship on Saturday; win and they were in. Unfortunately for the Raiders, they were defeated by one point to Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Friday, 48-47.
Saturday, November 24, 2018

Pana girls too much for Okaw Valley
PANA — When the first quarter ended Friday afternoon, the Pana High School girls basketball team had a 17-10 lead on Okaw Valley and it looked like this might be a close basketball game in the Pana Girls Thanksgiving Tourney.
Saturday, November 24, 2018















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