Sports

05/02/2019 - 1:32pm
Des Moines – It wasn’t too much of a surprise that Summer Barthelman was among the best of the best when she competed at the Drake Relays April 26 & 27. She qualified in the 400m hurdles, one of her signature events, and the 400m dash, which even she was surprised about. Her first event was the 400m dash, which she ran on April 26. She ran a quick enough time to beat the Blue...
03/08/2019 - 2:23pm
Faithful Central Empire Wrestling fans and Sigourney residents alike made their way to Memorial Hall on March 2 to see a handful of professional wrestlers in the ring with Championship belts on the line. Among those throwing down were JT Energy (Six-Star Booty), Supafli J Fowler (Buns of Steel), Savanna Stone, Donnie Peppercricket and Rory Fox to...
03/08/2019 - 2:13pm
After graduating from Pekin last year, Maci Gambell traded in her jersey as part of the “Black Machine” to don the red and white of the Central Dutch women’s basketball team. She racked up over 500 minutes of action this season and coach Joe Steinkamp is impressed with what he’s seen so far. One of those instances came at...
03/08/2019 - 2:03pm
Kaleb Reeves suited up for his first competition in a Kohawks singlet in early December and since then has been involved in 21 matches throughout the season. He wasn’t expected to see as much time his freshman year, but an injury to one of Coe’s heavyweights added more of a load onto his shoulders. Reeves and the Kohawks began their...
02/28/2019 - 9:48am
The stakes couldn’t be much higher, the winner moves on to play at the State tournament while the loser has their season end that close to making it onto the Big Stage. Those were the options for Sigourney and Montezuma when the two squads met up in Williamsburg on February 18 for the Regional 5 Final. Sigourney hung around for much of the...
02/28/2019 - 9:41am
Buzzer beating shots can either be a cause for celebration or they can lead to devastation and disbelief. For the Pekin Panthers it was the latter, as they saw their season end in a matter of three seconds, combined with a ball dropping through the net. The Panthers had their opportunities late when they hosted Waco on February 19, but the...
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