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Tuscola track and field teams add another trophy in 2022 season

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s track program overall boys and girls has been one of the strongest in central Illinois for a lot of years delivering team trophies in both. This year’s squads didn’t miss a beat, each qualifying individual track athletes, field athletes and a pair of relay teams.   Coach Drew Sterkel and the…

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Kaylee Arbuckle to continue athletic career at Lincoln Land

By Tony Hooker Kaylee Arbuckle hadn’t really considered playing college ball. That is until assistant coach Floyd Fisher got involved. With his and the rest of the staff’s involvement and the exchange of some game film, Arbuckle soon found herself the focus of a recruiting pitch from Lincoln Land Community College coach Ryan Hickman. After…

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Tuscola’s Lady Warriors softball team falls short in Sectional game

Tuscola’s softball team came a few feet and a few runs shy of a sweet sixteen berth this past Tuesday, May 24 falling to a very strong Heyworth squad 5-2. Kerri Pierce threw a gem scattering four hits and two walks out over seven innings of action giving up five runs, three earned while striking…

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Lady Warriors softball captures Tuscola Regional Championship crown

Tuscola’s softball used some timely hitting, aggressive base running and late inning heroics to defend their home turf against a good Argenta squad in the Tuscola Regional Championship. The Warriors earned their spot in the title tilt with a 14-0 run away victory over St Teresa in the semi-finals.  Senior Kerri Pierce was in the…

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Tuscola High School Warriors baseball team makes a run for Regional title

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s baseball team made a late season run and came up big at the Okaw Valley Regional. Coach Adam Carver’s Warriors upended second seeded Arcola in the semi-finals to get a shot at the host Timberwolves in the finals. Patrick Pierce tossed a gem allowing just three Riders to reach in the…

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Hornaday’s horde of track and field athletes headed to IHSA State Meet

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola hosted an IHSA sectional this past Wednesday and head boys track coach Ryan Hornaday’s group did more than their fair share of damage by the end of the evening. Eight athletes in all secured a qualification spot at the sectional with two relays, two open runners and a thrower set to…

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