Area Sports

Lady Warriors break broncos

By Lenny Sementi The Tuscola girls’ basketball team rebounded from the first defeat of the year by taming the Cerro Gordo-Bement Lady Broncos this past Monday the 19th. Tim Kohlbecker’s squad ran out to an early lead then looked to their bench to build some depth in the young season while securing the 16-point victory…

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Lady Warriors defensive in opener

By Lenny Sementi Tim Kohlbecker and his Lady Warrior basketball squad leaned on their defensive prowess to kick start the season dominating Argenta-Oreana 58-19. Tuscola pressured the ball and forced 18 Lady Bomber turnovers, eight in the first frame alone as the Warriors jumped out to 19-0 advantage after one scoring six times following miscues.…

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Seventh Grade girls close 2018 season in Regional semi-final

Saturday, Nov. 17 EP-37; Westville-15 The seventh grade girls’ basketball team peaked at the perfect time as they dominated the opening round of the St. Joseph regional tournament with a 37-15 win over Westville. “The seventh grade played one of their best games this year,” Coach Beth Pugh said of their effort. “We were very…

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East Prairie boys’ basketball season underway

By Caleigh Parsley Seventh Grade Seventh Grade boys’ basketball team beat Okaw Valley 35-23 on Tuesday, Nov. 6 with Josiah Hortin scoring 11 points Jackson Barrett talling 4, Will Foltz totaling 7, Nate Thomason making four, and Jordan Quinn getting nine points. Thursday, Nov. 8, these same boys defeated St. Matthew 37-19 where Austin Cummings…

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East Prairie girls’ basketball teams close regular season

By Kayleigh Rahn Monday, Nov. 12 Seventh Grade EP-22; Sullivan-15 The East Prairie seventh grade girls headed into the final stretch of the regular season with a big 22-15 win over Sullivan. Zoey Thomason led the Hornets with 13 points, Emily Czerwonka tallied five, and Marissa Boyer added four. “It was nice to get to…

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TCHS girls’ basketball will hit the floor running

By Lenny Sementi Gone from last year’s squad are a three-year dominating presence in the paint and a two-year point guard that could light it up from the outside and play shut down defense. Back is a head coach starting his 15th season as the leader of the Lady Warriors and a two-headed monster in…

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Trojans second half too much for Warriors

By Lenny Sementi Maroa-Forsythe’s late first half score and a strong second half proved to be too much for Tuscola’s football team Saturday, Nov. 10. In a quarterfinal showdown between two of the state’s most storied programs in the last 20 years, Maroa held court on their home field coming out on the right side…

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Eighth grade girls’ basketball sets tone with three-game win streak

By Kayleigh Rahn Tuesday, Oct. 29 Seventh Grade EP-13; SJO-20 The seventh grade girls’ basketball team dropped one at home against St. Joe. Only two Hornets found the bottom of the net in the 13-20 loss. Lizzy Powell posted a consistent nine points, and Marissa Boyer added three. The seventh grade had a hard time…

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Warriors back in the black

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s football team is back in the black in more ways than one. Not only is coach Andy Romine’s squad reaping the benefits of a strong offseason weight program they also have earned the right to practice in the dark. Every high school football coach in the state knows there is three…

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Lady Warriors flirt with Destiny

By Lenny Sementi Karli Dean and Tuscola’s volleyball team turned in two of their best performances of the year last week at the IHSA Tuscola Regional. They opened the week behind a monstrous effort by Dean that included 17 kills that upended Georgetown-Ridgefarm in three sets in the semi-finals. They backed it up with a…

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