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home : sports : sports preview December 14, 2018

Panther boys basketball looking to improve in 18-19
PANA — The 2018-19 Pana High School boys basketball team members are, kneeling, from left, Lane Funneman, Jonah Lauff, Jack Armstrong, Drake Spracklen, Andrew Ambrose and Matthew Lamb. Middle row, Wes Kyle, Jared Beyers, Ben Holthaus, Lucas Holthaus and Colin Schmitz. In back, Derek Ade, assistant/freshman coach; Mike Malisia, assistant coach; Brevin Blackwell, Tom Funneman, assistant coach; Steve Beyers, assistant/JV coach and Adam Metzger, head coach.Breeze-Courier photo/Tom Latonis
PANA — The 2018-19 Pana High School boys basketball team members are, kneeling, from left, Lane Funneman, Jonah Lauff, Jack Armstrong, Drake Spracklen, Andrew Ambrose and Matthew Lamb. Middle row, Wes Kyle, Jared Beyers, Ben Holthaus, Lucas Holthaus and Colin Schmitz. In back, Derek Ade, assistant/freshman coach; Mike Malisia, assistant coach; Brevin Blackwell, Tom Funneman, assistant coach; Steve Beyers, assistant/JV coach and Adam Metzger, head coach.
Breeze-Courier photo/Tom Latonis
PANA — Third-year boys head basketball coach at Pana High School, Adam Metzger, is leaning on his seniors to improve on a 10-18 from last season and an early exit from the regionals come February. He’s hoping better outside shooting and more of a presence underneath the basket will propel them this season.
Friday, November 16, 2018


Lincolnwood taking blue-collar approach in 2018-19
RAYMOND — ”We lost four components of our senior team last year, so we’ll have a different look for sure,” said Lincolnwood Basketball Coach Matt Millburg. “We lost our leading scorers Matt Mizera and Ryan Poggenpohl, our ball handler in Tanner Millburg, and we also lost Adam Deal to graduation who brought some good size and a physical presence for us.”
Friday, November 16, 2018

Edinburg boys looking to rejuvenate under new coach
EDINBURG — First-year Edinburg basketball head coach Jon Yard faces a large task in front of him this year. With the program having graduated eight seniors a year ago, Yard will be looking toward a handful of fresh faces to bring energy and excitement to the team this year.
Friday, November 16, 2018

It's full speed ahead for Pana Lady Panthers basketball
PANA — After a 21-8 season and a spot in the regional championship game last season, Head Coach Jason Storm is looking for the Pana Panthers girls basketball team to run full speed ahead into the 2018-19 season. Storm, who is beginning his fifth season at the helm of the Panthers, has noted steady improvement with his team since a nearly reverse identical record (7-21) in 2014-15.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Tornado girls bowling turning to experience this year
TAYLORVILLE — “I had four or five seniors that graduated last year, and we will have four or five returning freshmen and sophomores filling in those spots,” said THS girls bowling coach Gary Caniff.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Tornado boys bowling up for the season's challenge
TAYLORVILLE — Thirteen of the fourteen events for the THS boys bowling team this season will be on the road. The Tornado boys were in a similar position a year ago when many of their scheduled contests were also on the road.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Tornado wrestlers hoping to build on intense offseason
TAYLORVILLE — Sometimes, it takes a little pain to spur growth. Taylorville Wresting Coach Lee Mateer is hoping that’s the case for his squad this year after several from the Tornado wrestling ranks challenged themselves at an intensive wrestling camp this summer.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Senior-studded lineup key for THS girls this season
TAYLORVILLE — The Tornado girls basketball program graduated just one senior from their lineup a season ago, making this year’s group a senior-studded lineup that returns five seniors with a lot of experience. Two juniors that picked up significant minutes last year also return. All that experience figures to make for a successful season for the Lady Tornadoes.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Tornado boys looking for another 20-win season
TAYLORVILLE — “We hit a pretty historic landmark last season for the Taylorville program, achieving 20 wins which was fantastic, but we ran into a really tough matchup in the first round of regionals against another 20-win team in MacArthur,” said head coach Ryan Brown of last year’s THS basketball campaign.
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