Area Sports

Warriors set for third place title game

By Kayleigh Rahn It didn’t end the way the Warriors’ baseball team had hoped. However, Tuscola pitcher Logan Tabeling, backed by his defense, held one of the top offenses in the state to just five hits and two runs Friday night in Class 2A state semi-final action. The Warriors ultimately fell 1-2 to Spring Valley…

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Back to Back to Back for Lady Warriors

Tuscola’s softball team clinched their third straight league crown this past Thursday night on the road at Macon Meridian. The Lady Warriors upended the first place Lady Hawks two weeks ago to set up the championship showdown. The Lady Hawks chipped away early in the contest, building a five-run lead entering the top of the…

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Lady Warriors end strong

Tuscola’s softball team ended the regular season strong finishing off the regular season with four straight victories and a 12-1 record in the final three weeks of the season, ending with a 26-7 record overall. During which time they captured their third straight Central Illinois Conference title while the seniors, Isabelle Shelmadine, Alexis Koester and…

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Russo and Miller heading to Charleston

By Lenny Sementi Thanks to a good showing at the Sullivan Sectional this past Thursday, Cassie Russo and McKinlee Miller punched their tickets for a trip to Charleston and a spot in the IHSA State Track and Field Meet this Thursday, May 17. The duo will take on the state’s best and will be hunting…

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Woodard sweeps CIC

By Lenny Sementi Hunter Woodard continued his farewell tour of Central Illinois in Sullivan at the Central Illinois Conference Championships this past Tuesday, May 8. The senior led the way for the third place Warriors and head coach Ryan Hornaday and throws coach Stan Weinke with gold medal production in both the shot put and…

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Solid week for Smith and the Lady Warriors

Ashton Smith found her way to the mound in all three of the Tuscola softball games this past week. The junior and her teammates marched on collecting wins in all three skirmishes upending a state-ranked Meridian squad 12-0 on Monday, outlasting a strong Warrensburg-Lathem team 6-5 in a slugfest on Tuesday, before ending the week…

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Miller soars to all CIC Honors

By Lenny Sementi McKinlee Miller flew high and far this past Friday evening in Assumption leading the way for the Lady Warriors at the Central Illinois Conference Track Championships. The junior accounted for 24 points, scoring in all four of her events helping Tuscola secure a third place finish in the league with 93 points.…

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Warriors earn conference title, tally 67 runs in four games

By Kayleigh Rahn Monday, April 30 Tuscola-12; Maroa Forsyth-9 The temperatures were warm, the wind was blowing out, and seven balls left the park Monday, April 30 at Tuscola. The Warriors took four innings to find home plate, but once they did, the race was on for the big finish. In the end, Tuscola topped…

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Track solid at Sullivan Invite

By Lenny Sementi Both the boys’ and girls’ Tuscola track teams turned in solid performances this past week at the ten-team Sullivan Invite. Coach Ryan Hornaday’s boys squad rode Hunter Woodard’s and CJ Picaso’s domination of the throwing events to a second place finish, scoring 101 points to beat the third place team by more…

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