Putnam County tops WFC for Panthers’ 1,000th all-time win

Panthers score 6 times in 5th to close out 11-1 TCC victory

“That win number is a credit to the coaches that came before me and all of the players that have played here. It’s a great milestone, and anyone that has coached or played here at Putnam County should be extremely proud of the accomplishment. I don’t know how many Illinois high school baseball programs can say they have reached 1,000 wins, but I’m guessing we are in a select group now.”

—  Putnam County baseball coach Chris Newsome

Brian Hoxsey

I worked for 25 years as a CNC operator and in 2005 answered an ad in The Times for a freelance sports writer position. I became a full-time sports writer/columnist for The Times in February of 2016. I enjoy researching high school athletics history, and in my spare time like to do the same, but also play video games and watch Twitch.