Area Sports

Tuscola Warriors golf team heading toward a very competitive future

By Lenny Sementi  Head golf coach Doug Bauer looked to senior leadership to bring along his younger players and the results showed late in the season. Bauer’s girl’s team boasting one senior and three freshmen advanced to the Jacksonville Sectional with a third place finish at the Bethany Okaw Valley Regional. And his boys team…

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Lydia Miller’s Lady Warriors volleyball team continues to impress

By Lenny Sementi Lydia Miller has been the bench boss for Tuscola’s volleyball program for seven seasons now and the long-time leader of the black and gold’s ‘2019’ didn’t disappoint. The Lady Warriors put in a lot of work last summer and it showed as they ran out to 5-0 record before falling to a…

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Lady Warriors enter the fast lane beginning 2019 basketball season

By Lenny Sementi  Long time bench boss and Tuscola’s own Coach K, Tim Kohlbecker, will be looking to step on the gas with this year’s girl’s basketball team. “The Lady Warriors won’t scare anyone with their size when they walk on the floor but they will wear you out from the opening tip to the…

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Warrior girls cross country team ended year at Effingham Sectional

By Lenny Sementi  Mason Day and coach Mike Rosenbaum’s girls cross country team ended their 2019 campaign at the St. Anthony Sectional this past Saturday on the Mid America Motor Works Corvette test track on the north side of Effingham. Day and the girls advanced out of the Tuscola regional a week ago earning the right…

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Tuscola loses to St Teresa, ends year with an 8-3 record

Decatur St Teresa set the tone early with their power running attack and then blew open a battle of perennial powerhouses late with short passes and an outside running game ending Tuscola’s football season defeating the Warriors 63-20. The Bulldogs’ Denim Cook rumbled for 180 yards on twenty carries most of which came between the…

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Villa Grove Sports Wrap: Junior High Basketball

Seventh grade boys Lucas Shadwick tallied eight points and Jackson Smith and Thomas Vandeventer added four each, but the seventh-grade boys team fell to Bismarck Henning 51-16 on Tuesday, November 5. Eighth grade boys Alex Jensen poured in eighteen points to lead the eighth grade team to a 29-27 victory over Bismarck Henning on November…

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Heritage High School Basketball Meet the Player Night

Heritage High School is celebrating Meet the Player night to introduce the Boys and Girls Basketball teams, Cheerleaders and Pep Band Members on November 16.  Doors will open at 5:00 with a light meal offered from 5:00-6:30.   The three point shoot-out will also begin at that time.  The program will begin at 7:00.  …

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East Prairie sports wrap

By Kendra Hennis  Seventh Grade The Seventh Grade Lady Hornets started up the week against Saint Joseph Ogden on Nov 4  The girls defeated St. Joe 24-13. Adrina Simmons lead the team with nine points, Raeleigh Rusk contributed six points, Taylor Gordon followed with five points, and Lia Patterson and Emily Veach each had two…

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Lady Warriors come up short in semi finals of the Oakwood Regional

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s volleyball team experienced both highs and lows this past week exiting the IHSA post season losing a thriller to a very good Monticello team in the semifinals of the Oakwood Regional this past Tuesday October 28. Coach Lydia Millers squad went toe-to-toe in game one with the Lady Sages falling 21-25…

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EP Girls Basketball Wrap

By Kendra Hennis  Congratulations to the East Prairie Hornets for their big win over the weekend as they hosted the JHOC Conference Tournament.  Seventh Grade The seventh grade girls started the tournament against Villa Grove, winning 38 to 9. Coach Beth Pugh said, “the team played really well. Our defensive pressure was too much for…

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