VIRDEN — Emmalee Howe goes up with the left to avoid the North Mac defender during the third quarter of their game on Thursday night in Virden. Breeze-Courier photo/Robert Fagg
“We were just going too fast and not taking care of the ball. We had too many turnovers in the third quarter, and we didn’t rebound as well as I would’ve liked in the third quarter either. I thought we did well in the first half of the game, but the second half wasn’t great,” said South Fork head coach James Peacock after his team’s 70-53 loss to North Mac Thursday. Friday, January 17, 2020
South Fork Junior High Girls Basketball recently had three players nominated to participate in the 3 and 4A Central Illinois All-star game held in Virginia. Lilly Wake and Jara Shoulders played on the 7th grade squad while Jayden Neal played on the 8th grade team. Saturday, January 4, 2020
After not having school on Monday or Tuesday due to the weather, and having their game against Lutheran cancelled on Monday, the South Fork Ponies traveled to Staunton to take on the Bulldogs on Wednesday.
A slow start would prove to be too much to overcome for the Ponies, and Staunton would capture the victory 51-31. Thursday, December 19, 2019
At home for the first time this season, the South Fork Ponies took on their rival Pawnee. Lots of free-throws and heavy defensive pressure in the second half helped the Ponies come away with the 51-25 win on Tuesday night. Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Although Vincent Pop had to step down as head coach for the Ponies due to his job giving him more responsibility, assistant coach James Peacock stepped up and took over for the season.
Although Peacock had been with the team for a number of years, this will be his first time acting as a head coach. “The school board was asking around for someone to step up and I have a younger kid who plays junior high basketball so I really didn’t want to at first. But, I’m glad that I said that I would step up and coach and I think we are going to have a good season,” said Peacock. Saturday, November 23, 2019