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home : sports : pana September 18, 2018

Panther soccer tops North Mac in thriller
The Pana soccer team traveled to North Mac on Monday and won a thrilling game by a final score of 5-4.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Pana boys and girls golf scores from Girard
The Pana boys golf team was on the road and the girls golf team was at home on Monday. The boys shot a 219 and the girls shot a 225.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pana JFL results
The Pana Junior Football League went to Piasa on Saturday and made it a clean sweep of all four games.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pana volleyball wins Effingham St. Anthony Invite
The Pana Panthers topped the St. Anthony Invite over the weekend, defeating Shelbyville in the championship game by a score of 25-21, 15-25, and 15-10.
Monday, September 17, 2018

Dixon's 5 touchdowns lead Carlinville past Pana, 49-12
CARLINVILLE — “Play with pride,” Pana Head Coach Trevor Higgins told his team as the Panthers prepared to take the field in the second half of Friday night’s contest with the Carlinville Cavaliers.
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Pana girls golf results
PANA — The Panther girls golf team hosted Effingham St. Anthony and Raymond Lincolnwood on Thursday. St. Anthony came away victorious with a 163, Lincolnwood shot a 201, and the Panthers had a 218.
Friday, September 14, 2018

Panther volleyball defeats Roxana
PANA — The Panthers hosted the Roxana Shells on Thursday night and defeated the Shells in straight sets 25-17 and 25-23.
Friday, September 14, 2018

Pana soccer bounces back vs Piasa
After losing to the Wooden Shoes of Teutopolis, the Pana soccer team bounced back with a 3-0 victory over Piasa Southwestern on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pana golf travels to Litchfield, T-Town
Both the Pana boys golf team, and the Pana girls golf team competed on Tuesday. The boys traveled to Teutopolis and the girls played in Litchfield.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Teutopolis takes down Pana soccer
The Panther soccer team fell to the Wooden Shoes of Teutopolis on Monday by a final score of 6-2.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Pana golf results
The Pana girls golf team headed to Charleston on Monday to face off against Sullivan and Charleston. The girls combined for a team score of 224, while Charleston won with a team score of 188, and Sullivan shot a 215.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Pana finishes second at Shelby Invite
The Panther volleyball team was perfect in Shelbyville until they were in the championship game, in which they eventually lost in three sets 24-26, 25-19, and 23-25.
Monday, September 10, 2018

Pana boys golf takes 3rd at Indian Springs
FILLMORE — The Pana boys golf team battled the rain and a soggy course to come out third at Indian Springs. Raymond won with a team score of 166, followed by Hillsboro JV with a 213, then Pana with a 215, and finally Litchfield JV with a 261.
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Pana leaves Gillespie soaked in fourth-quarter surge
PANA — The Pana Panthers hosted the Gillespie Miners Friday in a game that might as well have been played in a  swamp.
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Panthers outlast Bulldogs for first league win
PANA  — The Pana Panthers volleyball team opened the 2018 South Central Conference season on Thursday night in the Pana High School gym with a hard-fought 26-24, 27-25 win over the Staunton Bulldogs. The win improves Pana’s varsity record to 7-3 this season and 1-0 in SCC play.
Friday, September 7, 2018

Pana girls golf wins at Indian Springs
The Pana girls golf team picked up an extra match on Wednesday against Greenville, Hillsboro, and Staunton. The Panthers won with a team score of 202, Hillsboro was second with a 216, Greenville was third with a 222, and Staunton was fourth with a 238.
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Tornadoes, Panthers move up in rankings
The Taylorville Tornadoes and Pana Panthers remain in the top-10 polls of their respective class rankings.
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Pana soccer mounts comeback vs. Gillespie
The Gillespie Miners made the trek to Pana to face the Panthers in soccer on Tuesday. Gillespie was able to go up 1-0 in the first half, but the Panthers mounted the comeback in the second half to ultimately win 3-1.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Pana boys golf results from Timber Lakes
The Pana boys golf team traveled to Staunton on Tuesday to compete against six other teams in their biggest, non-tournament, match of the year. The Panthers finished in fifth with a team score of 228.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

THS volleyball finishes 2nd at Mattoon, Pana 3rd
Mattoon hosted an eight-team tournament on Saturday, in which the host Green Wave won, Taylorville finished second, and Pana finished in third.
Monday, September 3, 2018

Tornadoes, Panthers, and Raiders run in Rochester
The Taylorville, Pana, and Central A&M boys and Taylorville and Pana girls cross country teams all ran on Saturday at the Rochester Invite at the park.
Monday, September 3, 2018

Two horses break 18-year old track record at Pana Fair
An all ages harness horse racing record which has stood for 18 years was shattered - and then the new record tied  - on Sunday afternoon at the Pana Tri-County Fair oval.
Monday, September 3, 2018

Fast start leads Panthers to 55-6 win over Roxana
Fresh off a Week 1 win over Greenville, the Pana Panthers traveled to Roxana, on Friday, to square off against the Shells, with their eyes on another 2-0 start to the season.
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Panthers tame A&M Raiders in straight sets
Inside a hot, full Central A&M gym in Moweaqua Thursday night, the Pana Panthers were able to keep their cool and defeat the Raiders in two games, 25-20, 25-19. Pana improves to 3-1 on the season and the Raiders dropped to 2-3.
Friday, August 31, 2018

Tri-County Fair horse racing featured this weekend
The winningest trotter in North America and three horses fresh off victories at the DuQuoin State Fair will have top billing when Illinois Big Ten Colt Stakes harness racing comes to the 70th annual Pana Tri-County Fair this weekend, with post-time set for 2:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, August 31, 2018

Pana cross country runs at Carlinville Invite
With the hot weather on Tuesday, the Carlinville Invite was moved to Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Panthers beat Vandals, move to 2-1
Pana versus Vandalia may be a non-conference contest, but there definitely is an atmosphere in the gym that feels like a rivalry.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Momentum carries Newton past Pana
The Pana Panther soccer team hung tough with the Newton Eagles on Tuesday afternoon for the first seventeen minutes of play. Two goals in a 31-second span, though, shifted the momentum and allowed the Eagles to pull away.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Pana girls golf wins away, boys battle at home
The Panther girls golf team traveled to the Indian Springs golf course on Tuesday afternoon where they defeated Staunton, Greenville, and Roxana; the Panthers shot a 224, Staunton had a 240, Greenville had a 256, and Roxana shot a 264.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

JFL results from Saturday
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Epley medals for Panther girls golf
The Pana girls golf team hosted Lincolnwood and Decatur Eisenhower Monday night. The team mixed things up a little and played the back nine at Oak Terrace.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Pana soccer dips under .500 with loss to Plains
After coming off of their victory over Taylorville on Thursday, the Panthers faced off against the Pleasant Plains Redbirds on Saturday in hopes of moving their season above .500.
Monday, August 27, 2018

Panther defense stands tall against Greenville
PANA — First and goal from the two; that’s what the Pana Panther defense was working with early in Friday night’s season opener against the Greenville Comets. It came, no less, after Greenville returned the opening kickoff for an 81-yard score that preceded Pana’s opening-possession fumble, which is what stacked them up at their own goal line.
Saturday, August 25, 2018

Rt. 29 Rivalry: Christer's five goals lifts Pana over Taylorville
PANA — It was a familiar scene on the soccer field last night when Pana hosted Taylorville in the Route 29 Rivalry game. Pana was up 4-0 over the Tornadoes with 13 minutes remaining in the first half on Thursday night; last year, the Panthers were also up 4-0 against Taylorville in the first half.
Friday, August 24, 2018

Rochester Rockets outlast volleyball Panthers in three games
PANA — The janitors at Pana High School didn’t have a lot of work sweeping up the floor in the gym Thursday night. There were volleyball players diving and sliding for balls every where in a hotly contested match between the Panthers and the visiting Rochester Rockets. The match went three games but the Rockets came out on top, 25-22, 23-25, 20-25.
Friday, August 24, 2018

Pana girls golf tops Carlinville, falls to Rochester
PANA — The Panther girls golf team hosted the Rockets of Rochester and the Cavaliers of Carlinville on Thursday in a triangular meet. The Panthers finished two strokes ahead of the Cavaliers and 35 behind the Rockets. Rochester finished with a team score of 192, Pana a 227, and Carlinville a 229.
Friday, August 24, 2018

Taylorville, Pana football crack AP Top 10
Both the Taylorville Tornadoes and the Pana Panthers broke into the AP Top 10 before the first week of football kicks off on Friday night.
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Pana boys golf finishes fourth in Litchfield
The Pana boys golf team traveled to Litchfield on Wednesday to compete at the Litchfield Country Club. After getting the day off on Tuesday, the Panthers battled four other teams and soggy conditions to shoot a final score of 216, which was good enough for fourth place. Alton-Marquette won the afternoon with a 157, Roxana and Litchfield tied for second, each with a score of 192, and Staunton finished in fifth with a 240.
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Panthers win opener, down Toppers in straight sets
The Lady Panther volleyball team has seemingly picked up right where it left off after last season’s 32-win campaign.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Pana golf gets pair of seconds at home
It was a little soggy and a little windy Tuesday afternoon, but the Panther golf teams still took to the links. The Pana boys hosted both Shelbyville and Windsor Stew-Stras while the girls hosted Shelbyville, WSS, Auburn, and Staunton.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Rain dampers Pana soccer's opener
Pana soccer traveled to Decatur to face off against the St. Teresa Bulldogs on Monday. Rain delayed the first kick to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Pana JFL vs. Staunton Jaguars Saturday scores
The Pana Junior Football League hosted the Staunton Jaguars on Saturday at Brummett Field in Pana and came away with three wins. The fifth grade Panthers blanked the Jaguars, 30-0 and the sixth grade prevailed, 30-14. Pana’s seventh grade fell, 26-6, but the eighth grade capped off the day with a win, 34-20.
Monday, August 20, 2018

Pana Community Hospital golf outing winners
Monday, August 20, 2018

Pana kicks off season at Orange & Blue
Cody Klein snagged a touchdown, Bryce Edmiston threw a ridiculous move in the open field, Jared Beyers made a couple of really athletic plays in the defensive secondary, and the Panther full backs popped a couple of big runs.
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Pana Community Hospital Foundation holds annual golf outing
The Pana Community Hospital Foundation’s 25th Annual Golf Outing at Oak Terrace Resort of Pana raised over $30,000 and featured the largest number of participants, with 36 teams registered in the 18-hole golf scramble. Funds raised will go towards the Foundation’s Capital Campaign for the hospital’s building project. 
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Panther volleyball holds Orange and Blue preview
Friday, August 17, 2018

Talented receiving corps expected to lead Pana this fall
Pana senior quarterback Jack Armstrong says he has a receiving corps full of “cheat codes.” That’s how dangerous the Pana Panthers could be this year on offense.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Panthers returning six seniors from 30-plus win season
It won’t be a rebuilding year for Pana volleyball in 2018, but Pana head coach Greg Cothern says he lost a lot of key pieces last year that will be hard to replace.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Historic season for Pana cross country
For the first time in the four-year history of the Pana cross country program, both the boys and the girls have enough members to field a scoring team for the Panthers.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pana golf looking for new leaders in '18
The Panther boys and girls golf teams both lost their leading scorers from a year ago in Noah Hutchinson and Teagan Strom. Head Coach Adam Metzger says they will be tough to replace, but he also says the Pana golf cupboard is far from bare
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Evaul, Panthers setting sights on success
The Pana boys soccer team has a new head coach this season in the form of their previous assistant Robert Evaul.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pana Panther golf teams swing into the new season
The Pana boys golf team started its season on Tuesday, facing off against the Timberwolves of Okaw Valley. The Panthers came up just short, falling 188-227.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Pana JFL takes on Roxana
The Pana JFL teams traveled to Roxana to face off against the Shells on Saturday. The Panthers brought home one win on Saturday, as the eighth grade Pana team topped the Shells 36-0. The other teams weren’t as fortunate on the day with each of the fifth, sixth, and seventh grade teams unable to break the plane and score.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pana brothers early stars for Notre Dame football
Until forced to vacate wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons early last year, Notre Dame ranked second only to Michigan in victories in the history of college football. Three brothers from Pana were stars on the earliest Notre Dame teams in the nineteenth century.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Final James 'Zip' Dudra golf tournament held in Pana
There were 56 golfers who played an 18 hole two-man scramble on Sunday, July 8, at the Pana Country Club. This event marked the ninth and final year the tournament has been held, honoring the memory of James “Zip” Dudra who died Apr. 16, 2009.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Pana comes back to top Shelbyville in last 7-on-7
PANA — The Pana Panthers were down 12-6 going into halftime against Shelbyville on Friday night. Whatever head coach Trevor Higgins said during his halftime talk must’ve worked because the Panthers came back with 22 unanswered points to win 28-12 over the Rams.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

7-on-7's from Saturday; THS, Pana, and A&M
Both Taylorville and Pana competed in the Maroa-Forsyth seven-on-seven round robin tournament on Saturday. The Tornadoes went 3-2 on the day as they defeated Maroa’s JV team, Pana, and Shelbyville. Pana was 2-3 and also defeated Maroa’s JV and Shelbyville.
Monday, July 23, 2018

Raiders, Panthers rematch, split seven-on-seven contest
The Central A&M Raiders played host to the Pana Panthers Wednesday night as the two seven-on-seven squads met for the second time in just three days.

Pana prevailed 18-12 in game one while the Raiders took game two by a final of 18-6.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Central A&M and Pana compete in 7-on-7
Both Central A&M and Pana traveled to Mt. Zion on Monday to compete against the host Braves, the Meridian Hawks, and against each other. The score of these games was not kept, with both teams getting 20 minutes on offense and defense each and a 10-minute break in-between.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Pana comes together for assistant coach Fry
Most high schoolers spend their summer breaks with their own teams and with their friends. There aren’t many who organize a fundraiser for their assistant coach’s three week old son.
Monday, July 16, 2018

Pana Midfielder's Club to host fundraiser for Coach's son
When Pana assistant coach Emily Fry found out she was pregnant, and that it was a boy, she was very excited because this would be her first boy after having all girls previously.
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pana hosts first 7-on-7 of the season, goes 4-1
Football has returned as Pana kicked things off with the first 7-on-7 of the season for the area as they hosted nine other teams in a round robin tournament style 7-on-7. Teams from all over came to the 7-on-7, including Flora, Salem, Hillsboro, Arcola, Shelbyville, Litchfield, Lincoln, Cumberland, and Rochester’s JV team.
Monday, July 2, 2018
























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