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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 ...



Glenwood defense shuts down Lanphier  The State Journal-Register

CHATHAM -- The Lanphier High School boys basketball team couldn't find a hot hand.Chatham Glenwood's defense flustered the Lions throughout the night ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 grad McGee leaves college team - Sports  The State Journal-Register

VINCENNES, Ind. -- Vincennes University men's basketball coach Todd Franklin confirmed that Cardell McGee, a 2018 Lanphier High School graduate, has left ...



Southeast blows out Lanphier  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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Former SRO pleads guilty to soliciting sexual act with student  newschannel20.com

Rodney Groth, a former Springfield police officer and student resource officer at Lanphier High School, has been sentenced. Groth pleaded guilty on November ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Here's who's retiring in District 186  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, ...



Leflore, Lanphier runs past overmatched Eisenhower  The State Journal-Register

Lanphier High School ran for 414 yards and five touchdowns on Friday in a 39-6 win over Decatur Eisenhower in a Central State Eight Conference game at ...



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 ...



Springfield school board member accused of theft | Top Stories  WAND

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Former Adam Lopez basketball tournament starts at LLCC  FOX Illinois

Lincoln Land Community College will be hosting the Abe's Roundball Classic Basketball Tournament this week. The tournament was formally known as the ...



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 ...



Sisti picked to replace Lopez as school board vice president  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield School Board voted 4-2 Monday to make Jamie Sisti its temporary vice president. Board President Mike Zimmers explained the decision to vote ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Cardell McGee taking leadership reins for Lanphier basketball  The State Journal-Register

Basketball teams come and go. Basketball programs go on and on, are able to withstand a bump in the road and an occasional losing season.Basketball ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



East St. Louis, Chicago Curie win on opening day of Abe's Roundball Classic  The State Journal-Register

Terrence Hargrove Jr., a 6-foot-6 senior forward at East St. Louis High School, scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Flyers past Chicago Orr 68-65 ...



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, ...



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 ...



District 186 residents weigh in on school facilities at meeting  The State Journal-Register

If Springfield Public Schools is going to renovate its athletic facilities, residents attending Wednesday's facilities committee meeting want the district to go big.



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 ...



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 ...



Metro Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Lanphiers Yaakema Rose  The State Journal-Register

Blake Turner, the Lanphier High School boys basketball coach, always expects big things from his team.And in 2016, those expectations seemed realistic.



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 ...



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 students disagree on value of class rank  The State Journal-Register

The class rank system in high schools fosters unhealthy competition more than it encourages high achievement, and it has also shifted students' focus from ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Juvenile arrested for school bomb threat | Top Stories  WAND

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Springfield police have arrested a 14-year-old for a bomb threat that forced four Springfield District 186 schools to evacuate ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



High price for high schools  Illinois Times

Lanphier High School, a three-story building that was originally built in 1937, doesn’t have elevators. Students with injuries or disabilities are asked to study ...



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 ...



Young Springfield actor wins Daytime Emmy Award  FOX Illinois

A showstopper from Springfield is making it big in Hollywood!26-year-old Rome Flynn just won a daytime Emmy for his work on the hit drama, The Bold and the ...



Lanphier falls in state semifinal to Chicago Morgan Park  The State Journal-Register

PEORIA — The math just didn't add up for Lanphier High School Friday.Chicago Morgan Park took 47 shots. Lanphier missed 53. And that was the game as 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 ...



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 ...



Jim Ruppert: Local hero Andre Iguodala brings back more than trophies  Lincoln Courier

Friday it was the Stanley Cup that made an appearance in Springfield. Saturday both the Lawrence O'Brien Trophy and the trophy that goes to the Bill Russell ...



Top Teen finalist: Freya Jennison volunteers to make others happy  The State Journal-Register

This article is about one of the four finalists for the 2018 Top Teen Award. Learn more at www.sj-r.com/voice.Freya Jennison wants to give everyone a voice and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hill: District 186 properly handled hiring of Lanphier coach  The State Journal-Register

District 186 interim superintendent Robert Hill said Wednesday that he believes the district did due diligence in its background check before current Lanphier ...



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 ...



Springfield police officer accused of sex-related crimes against teen resigns from position  The State Journal-Register

A Springfield police officer was indicted by a Sangamon County grand jury Wednesday on charges that he had sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl who ...



Ryan Mahan: Even at state, Lanphier is Playing for Page  The State Journal-Register

One person who desperately wants to be in Peoria Friday for Lanphier's Class 3A state tournament appearance can't be.He's trapped in a nursing home in Joliet ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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,” ...



District 186 placing new emphasis on advanced placement classes  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield School District is moving forward with a joint effort to enroll more low-income and minority students in advanced placement courses, a step ...



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 ...



RI County drops sex abuse charges against former teacher  Quad City Times

Rock Island County prosecutors have dropped two counts of criminal sexual assault against a former Springfield, Ill., teacher accused of sexually assaulting a ...



Your Turn/Gary Woods  Herald-Whig

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a baseball player. My friends and I played home run derby constantly in the neighborhood. We would choose a major league ...



First Citizen finalist: Bunn executive Logsdon serves community, grooms future leaders  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 ...



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 ...



They're In The Lincoln Land Athletic Hall Of Fame  thejournal-news.net

Four athletes with roots in Montgomery County were among the 15 individuals and two championship teams inducted into the Lincoln Land Community College ...



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 ...



Five Who Made a Difference: When Lanphier basketball needs something, Al Page has always been there  The State Journal-Register

Editor's note: This is the third of five articles in our annual "Five Who Made a Difference" series, which honors local folks who work on the sidelines or behind the ...



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