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Southeast blows out Lanphier - Sports  The State Journal-Register

Coach Blake Turner said he hopes Tuesday will be the low-point this season for his Lanphier High School boys basketball team.It can't get much worse.



Former Springfield police officer convicted of soliciting sex act from teen  The State Journal-Register

A former Springfield police officer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of solicitation of a sex act and was sentenced to two years probation.Groth, 48, was ...



Photos: Thanksgiving on 'Dre  The State Journal-Register

The 13th annual “Thanksgiving on 'Dre,” sponsored by the Andre Iguodala Youth Foundation was held at the Boys & Girls Club of Springfield on Saturday, Nov.



Teen arrested after Lanphier High social media threat  FOX Illinois

UPDATE:The Springfield Police Department tells us a juvenile male was arrested for transmitting a threat. There was no threat to students or the school at this ...



Cody Trigg is Lanphiers new athletic director  The State Journal-Register

Lanphier High School has a new athletic director.Cody Trigg was approved at the June 18 Springfield School Board meeting to take over for Brian Caton.



Photos: George HW Bush in Springfield  The State Journal-Register

Former President George H.W. Bush appeared in Springfield several times throughout the years. The 41st president, Bush died Friday at his home in Houston.



Photos: District 186 Commencement  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield School District 186 conducted commencement ceremonies for Lanphier, Southeast and Springfield High Schools at the Bank of Springfield ...



Audit could clear up Lanphier tournament controversy, Lopez says  The State Journal-Register

Financial records from the last three Adam Lopez Thanksgiving Tournaments at Lanphier High School could be audited, Lopez said at Monday's Springfield ...



Businessman questions Lopezs involvement in Lanphier basketball tournament  The State Journal-Register

A Springfield businessman accused District 186 School Board President Adam Lopez of perpetrating a “scam” using taxpayer money with the Adam Lopez ...



District 186, LLCC to coordinate Thanksgiving basketball tournament  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield School District and Lincoln Land Community College announced Wednesday they will work together to coordinate a Thanksgiving week high ...



Lanphier staffer hired to be Glenwood High principal; scoreboards OKd  The State Journal-Register

CHATHAM – The Ball-Chatham School board chose an assistant principal from Lanphier High School Monday to serve as the new principal of Glenwood High ...



Lanphier girls claim first regional basketball title since 2006  The State Journal-Register

Lanphier High School entered the Class 3A Lanphier Regional at 13-13 and as the No. 7 seed in the Lincoln Sub-Sectional B.But the Lions got 19 points from ...



Gill presents first phase of District 186 facilities improvement plan  The State Journal-Register

The first phase of the Springfield School District's proposed master plan to improve its facilities will prioritize security upgrades and adding elevators and ramps ...



Lanphier basketball star, Quincy veterans home resident dies  The State Journal-Register

A former Lanphier High School basketball standout who served in the U.S. Air Force, was named to the Springfield Sports Hall of Fame, lived in the Quincy ...



Adam Lopez basketball tournament moving to Lincoln Land  The State Journal-Register

The Adam Lopez Thanksgiving Tournament has a new sponsor, a new home and a new rule, but the tournament's sponsor said the quality would remain.



City Tournament: Lanphier runs past Springfield High from the start  The State Journal-Register

It didn't matter to Lanphier High School what Springfield High tried to do, the Lions kept scoring.And when the Lions' applied their defense, the Senators rarely ...



Lanphier’s McMath carries on family’s athletic tradition  The State Journal-Register

There are names that have played a significant role in the history of Springfield sports.Not a lot of names, but the generational impact of the athletes with those ...



School board blues  Illinois Times

I have long believed that the death penalty is insufficient for the most egregious crimes. Adam Lopez. Don't send rapists and murderers and former governors to ...



Four arrested in connection with stabbing outside Lanphier High  The State Journal-Register

Four people wanted in connection with stabbing multiple people outside Lanphier High School Saturday night have been arrested, Springfield police say.Shortly ...



Lanphiers Karl Wright, AJonte Lee excel in high jump in final year together  The State Journal-Register

Not many can rise above the rim like Karl Wright.The 6-foot-6 Lanphier High School junior can electrify games with his high-flying acrobatics and alley-oop ...



Lanphier football teams returning on offense provide firepower  The State Journal-Register

One of the biggest things about the Lanphier High School offense might be its experience.The Lions' leading rushers from last season — junior Narkel Leflore ...



Photos: Lanphier High School graduation  The State Journal-Register

Lanphier High School held commencement exercises at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The graduating class ...



Police investigation leaves Adam Lopez Thanksgiving Tournament in limbo  FOX Illinois

Lincoln Land Community College cut ties with Adam Lopez Friday. Lopez is a prominent Springfield businessman and vice president of the District 186's School ...



Here's who's retiring in District 186 - News  The State Journal-Register

At an event earlier this month, the Springfield School District honored employees who are retiring or have retired over the past year. They are:Lee Adams, ...



Suffocating defense gives Lanphier regional title win over Lincoln  The State Journal-Register

ROCHESTER -- The basketball tradition at Lanphier High School is rich. One look in the trophy case tells a visitor that.That tradition is based on high-scoring ...



Adam Lopez tourney to get new name in 2018  The State Journal-Register

Lanphier High School's Adam Lopez Country Financial Thanksgiving Tournament, which had come under scrutiny because of its association with its sponsor, ...



Local author releasing book about his years at Lanphier  The State Journal-Register

Ken Mitchell learned the hard way the difference between scrappy and truly tough on a short walk home from school in February 1959.A younger boy threw a ...



LLCC rescinds agreement to host Adam Lopez basketball tournament  The State Journal-Register

This year's edition of a boys high school basketball tournament carrying the name of Adam Lopez was thrown into limbo Friday when Lincoln Land Community ...



Lanphier girls basketball weathers adversity on way to sectional semis  The State Journal-Register

Coach Doug Collins had tears of joy last week after the Lanphier High School girls basketball team won its first regional title since 2006.It was a genuine ...



School swap: Going to Rochester High School was an eye-opening experience  The State Journal-Register

I went to Rochester High School with my fellow Voice correspondent Bethany Everson to get firsthand experience with the type of ed-chaw-cation that teens who ...



For the first time, Southeast will have no Mr. McLaughlin teaching  The State Journal-Register

Next year, for the first time, there will not be a McLaughlin teaching at Southeast High School. Greg McLaughlin, the chair of the social studies department, ...



CS8 boys basketball: Jaden Snodgrass to transfer from SHG to Lanphier  The State Journal-Register

Jaden Snodgrass, a sophomore basketball player at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, posted on Twitter Tuesday (April 24) that he plans to transfer from SHG to ...



Springfield school board member accused of theft  WAND

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A leader on Springfield's school board is under fire and recently lost his job.



District 186 graduates staying near, going far for more education  The State Journal-Register

A total of 817 District 186 high school graduates will receive diplomas Saturday at the Bank of Springfield Center.Many of them have plans after graduation: ...



Lopez tournament in limbo  Illinois Times

Amid accusations of skullduggery by a Republican businessman, Springfield School District 186 no longer will put the name of Adam Lopez, a Democrat who is ...



Adam Lopez terminated as Country Financial agent, faces investigation  The State Journal-Register

Springfield School Board member Adam Lopez has been terminated from his position as an agent with Country Financial, and the Bloomington-based insurance ...



Don Goff officially hired as new Lanphier football coach  The State Journal-Register

Lanphier High School athletic director Brian Caton couldn't have been happier at Monday's Springfield Public Schools board meeting.The most pressing issue ...



Lincoln Land still hosting Thanksgiving tournament  FOX Illinois

This year, the Adam Lopez Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament was set to move to Lincoln Land Community College, after packing Lanphier High School's ...



At least four injured in fight outside Lanphier High alumni basketball game  The State Journal-Register

A stabbing outside Lanphier High School on Saturday led to a large fight that left at least four people injured, Springfield police said. None of the injuries from the ...



Teen arrested in connection with school bomb threats  FOX Illinois

3:12 p.m. update:A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with District 186 bomb threats. He was charged with four felony counts of disorderly conduct and ...



Lanphier No. 1 in boys basketball poll; Southeast No. 5  The State Journal-Register

Lanphier High School, coming off its second straight Pekin Holiday Tournament championship, is ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press Class 3A boys state ...



Lanphier blows out Gwendolyn Brooks in Adam Lopez opener  The State Journal-Register

Right from the start, Lanphier High School looked liked an exciting team that could compete with the best after rolling past Chicago Gwendolyn Brooks 78-28 in ...



How functional is your Springfield school building? Check the scores  The State Journal-Register

Behind the tattered curtains where Lanphier High School rehearsed last year for its musical, “Alice in Wonderland,” sit several rolled-up wrestling mats. It makes ...



Lanphiers Yaakema Rose signs with Texas junior college  The State Journal-Register

Don't make plans to see Yaakema Rose play a sophomore season of basketball at Ranger College. He doesn't expect to stick around that long — and neither ...



First Citizen finalist: For Coach Collins, its about getting kids on right path  The State Journal-Register

Editor's note: This article profiles one of the five finalists for the 2018 State Journal-Register First Citizen Award. The finalists will be celebrated and the award ...



Program helping at-risk Washington Middle School students to continue  The State Journal-Register

A program aimed at helping at-risk students at Washington Middle School succeed academically is getting the green light for a full year, District 186 officials said ...



15 for 15: Lanphiers Andre Iguodala is Springfield basketballs greatest success story  The State Journal-Register

When the 21st Century was beginning to unfold, Andre Iguodala's basketball career was kind of like Michael Jordan's.No, not the Michael Jordan who became ...



Lanphier girls track team excited, confident for state  The State Journal-Register

Excitement was in the air as Lanphier High School girls track athletes arrived at Memorial Stadium for practice Wednesday afternoon.They were eager to begin ...



Springfield teen killed in car crash  The State Journal-Register

A Springfield teenager was killed early Tuesday morning in a single-car accident east of Springfield.Jonathan Conkrite, 17, was a rear seat passenger in a car ...



Adam Lopez must resign: improper advertising contracts with school, allegations of $615000 missing…  Edgar County Watchdogs

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) –. Adam Lopez, Springfield School District 186 Board Member: was recently terminated as a Country Financial agent,; is currently ...



Lanphier grad partners with NASA on research  The State Journal-Register

Jeremy Hinds' experiment is now on the International Space Station.



Former Lanphier coach Chuck Shanklin applies for Springfield High boys basketball job  The State Journal-Register

Former Lanphier High School boys basketball coach Chuck Shanklin is back in town — and he wants the Springfield High job. Shanklin confirmed Thursday ...



Adam Lopez files discrimination complaint against Country Financial  The State Journal-Register

Springfield School Board vice president Adam Lopez filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights on Tuesday, alleging his termination from ...



Dave Kane: Mickey Madison always took full swings at life  The State Journal-Register

Mickey Madison's athletic trajectory was slowed by a series of knee injuries spanning grade school through college.So conversations about the 1957 Lanphier ...



Lanphiers Aundrae Williams commits to UIS  The State Journal-Register

One of the top high school boys basketball players in Springfield will also play his college basketball in the city.Lanphier High School senior guard Aundrae ...



Lanphier, Southeast grads overcame long odds to get to top colleges  The State Journal-Register

On a whim, Southeast High School senior Alexa Brown thought it would be fun for her and two friends, Lanphier High School seniors Eric Mason and Kanicia ...



LLCC names Chuck Shanklin mens basketball coach  The State Journal-Register

Chuck Shanklin, a well-known name in city high school basketball circles, is looking forward to coaching at the next level.Shanklin, a former head coach at ...



School board votes to fire Lanphier study hall supervisor  The State Journal-Register

Ed Horton was fired from his job as a Lanphier High School study hall supervisor Tuesday, two months after authorities alleged he yelled profanities at officers ...



Finalists named for Educator, Administrator of the Year  The State Journal-Register

Several District 186 teachers and administrators have been named finalists for the annual Horace Mann and Springfield Public Schools Educator of the Year, ...



Lanphiers Xavier Bishop sets school scoring record in win over Springfield High  The State Journal-Register

Xavier Bishop has played a lot of basketball games wearing his No. 5 Lanphier High School jersey. But something was different about Tuesday night's Central ...



Mayors Youth Council seeks to bridge citys high schools  The State Journal-Register

When the Mayor's Youth Council members talked to each other, there were two themes that came up frequently: the city is divided into silos based on high ...



District 186 presents facility transformation scenarios  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield School District on Wednesday entered the nitty-gritty phase of its ongoing effort to transform its facilities, unveiling a series of scenarios, with ...



State plans to offer more ways to gain high school equivalency  The State Journal-Register

There could be other ways to earn your high school equivalency certificate in Illinois than passing a test in 2018.The Illinois Community College Board says it ...



Springfield man sues Adam Lopez over alleged financial exploitation  The State Journal-Register

A Springfield man has sued District 186 School Board vice president Adam Lopez for financial exploitation of the elderly, alleging Lopez took about $69000 from ...



Lanphier grad Larry Austin Jr. transferring to Vanderbilt  The State Journal-Register

Former Lanphier High School basketball standout Larry Austin Jr. will transfer to play at Vanderbilt, he said on Wednesday.It was announced in April that Austin ...



Local teens say lack of sleep no big deal  The State Journal-Register

Teens are notorious for getting much less sleep than is necessary. Although most teens are aware of the negative effects of sleep deprivation, getting to bed at a ...



Decatur officials defend high schools' place in athletic conference  Herald & Review

SPRINGFIELD — Decatur school officials defended their place in the Central State Eight Conference on Wednesday, the day after the Springfield school board ...



Aundrae Williams on a mission to return city title trophy to Lanphier  The State Journal-Register

Aundrae Williams knows what it is like to celebrate a City Tournament championship, but it's the losses that really torment the Lanphier High School senior guard ...



Lanphier senior tapped as 2017 Student of the Year  The State Journal-Register

A mixture of excitement and relief flooded over 18-year-old Dominique LaSalvia when she learned Tuesday she was Sangamon County's 2017 Student of the ...



Plains Brock Brummett named Sangamon County Student of the Year  The State Journal-Register

Brock Brummett, a 2018 graduate of Pleasant Plains High School, appeared pretty calm Tuesday when he learned that he was the 2018 Sangamon County ...



Marcia Martinez: Thank you, Springfield  The State Journal-Register

It's the summer of 1998 and weeks after graduation from the University of Missouri. My 23rd birthday sat a few weeks ahead. Working as an intern at The State ...



Lanphier grad takes his experience to the written page  The State Journal-Register

One of Brian Wells' most endearing memories of growing up in Springfield was when his father, the Rev. Delbert Wells, volunteered at the Salvation Army Thrift ...



Lyn Williams is new principal at Southeast  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield School Board approved several administrative changes Monday, including naming a new principal at Southeast High School.Lyn Williams, an ...



Boys basketball roundup: Lanphier surges in second half for win  The State Journal-Register

PEKIN — Top-seeded Lanphier High School got off to a slow start, but thanks to a big third period, the Lions turned it up and defeated Chicago Mt. Carmel 64-40 ...



Former Lanphier standout Larry Austin Jr. transferring from Xavier in search of fresh start  The State Journal-Register

Lanphier High School graduate Larry Austin Jr. is starting his third search for a college at which to play basketball. Xavier coach Chris Mack confirmed Thursday ...



Six named to 2019 Order of Lincoln  The State Journal-Register

A Springfield hospital executive, a former Illinois Supreme Court justice, a former Chicago Bulls player and a nationally known columnist are among the six ...



Car trouble led new Southeast High principal to education career  The State Journal-Register

Sometimes the moments that make you want to pull your hair and scream can turn out to be the most pivotal.Southeast High School's new principal, Lyn Williams ...



Hall of Fame inductee Finigan displayed heart of Lion as athlete, coach  The State Journal-Register

Gregg Finigan was going to attend last year's Springfield Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. At least that was the plan before he was hospitalized for what ...



IHSA sanctions Lanphier, MacArthur for basketball fight  The State Journal-Register

The Illinois High School Association issued several sanctions Tuesday against the boys basketball programs of Lanphier High School and Decatur MacArthur in ...



Lanphier to host new Thanksgiving basketball tournament in 2015  The State Journal-Register

Adam Lopez had an idea and Blake Turner had the contacts. In a nutshell, that's how the first Adam Lopez Country Financial Thanksgiving Tournament came to ...



Five named as 2018 First Citizen finalists  The State Journal-Register

Five community leaders have been named as finalists for The State Journal-Register's First Citizen Award, an annual recognition of a person whose volunteer ...



Another stellar field this week at Adam Lopez Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament  The State Journal-Register

Take it from no less an authority than Lanphier High School boys basketball coach Blake Turner.“If you're a fan of high school basketball, this is the place to be,” ...



Dave Lett changes mind on Lanphier football job, wont coach there  The State Journal-Register

Citing time demands that were greater than he first anticipated, Dave Lett said Tuesday he has resigned from the Lanphier High School football head coaching ...



Springfield Sports HOF: T.J. Jumper lived up to his name  The State Journal-Register

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles profiling this year's Springfield Sports Hall of Fame inductees. A ceremony to honor them will be held April ...



Coach has a past  Illinois Times

Blake L. Turner, coach of the top-ranked Lanphier High School boy's basketball team, has a criminal record stretching back to 1995 that includes at least 11 ...



Austin Bailey savors home-court advantage for state horseshoe tourney  The State Journal-Register

For someone coming off a recent career-best finish in a world championship, Austin Bailey still remembers where he came from.Bailey, a 28-year-old Lanphier ...



Adam Lopez basketball tournament features big names, strong teams  The State Journal-Register

Why wait until March for championship-caliber high school basketball?Lanphier High School is bringing high-level hoops to Springfield for another Thanksgiving ...



Springfield man charged with murder in 20-year-olds shooting  The State Journal-Register

A Springfield man was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Matthew Greer-Blakey, a 20-year-old whose body ...



Jim Ruppert: Lanphier on pace to join elite  The State Journal-Register

The time has come to start thinking about where this Lanphier High School basketball team ranks in the history of one of the city's two most storied basketball ...



From the battlefield to the basketball court – Arlyn Lober survived WWII and dedicated himself to teaching  The State Journal-Register

Arlyn Lober is a familiar name to many in central Illinois. He taught at Lanphier High School for 33 years, from the early 1950s through the mid-1980s, and was a ...



Former Lanphier teacher accused of sexual assault hires new lawyer  The State Journal-Register

Jennifer Tyree, a former Lanphier High School teacher accused of criminal sexual assault, held off Tuesday on accepting a plea deal that would have sent her to ...



John Eck Sr. named 2018 First Citizen  The State Journal-Register

A community leader who compassionately offers financial advice to struggling nonprofits and performs other volunteer projects was named The State ...



P.J. Finigan named to SIU-C Hall of Fame  The State Journal-Register

CARBONDALE -- P.J. Finigan, a Lanphier High School graduate who went on to excel in baseball at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and pitched in ...



Chernis gets three years in prison in Pillsbury asbestos case  The State Journal-Register

A federal judge on Monday sentenced Joseph J. Chernis IV of Sherman to three years and one month in prison for illegal asbestos removal at the former ...



Second Amendment supporters gather at Capitol to speak out against gun control  The State Journal-Register

Surrounded by yellow Gadsden flags and different designs of the American flag, about 100 Second Amendment advocates from various groups gathered at the ...



School board to vote on reassigning principals, including Springfield Highs Grossen  The State Journal-Register

Several Springfield public schools, including Springfield High School, could be led by new principals next school year, under a reshuffling plan the school board ...



Sad, shame: Springfield-area teens talk about school shootings, gun control  The State Journal-Register

In the 11 days since the horrific shooting that took 17 lives at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the news has been filled with stories about how President ...



Rochesters Stallworth, Lanphiers Williams could be huge boost to UIS basketball team  The State Journal-Register

Basketball players Collin Stallworth and Aundrae Williams were on campus earlier this week at the University of Illinois Springfield preparing for summer school ...



Authorities recover unloaded gun at Southeast High School  The State Journal-Register

Springfield School Superintendent Jennifer Gill said there will be unannounced police “sweeps” at the three city high schools after an unloaded gun was ...



Frank Vala stepping down from Woodside Township board amid legal question  The State Journal-Register

Frank Vala, chairman of the Springfield Airport Authority, said Tuesday he is resigning his elected position as a Woodside Township trustee to avoid any ...



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