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East Prairie girls basketball resumes with a busy beginning of season

By Kendra Hennis  Our Lady of Lourdes Seventh Grade  On September 14, the Hornets took on the Lady of Lourdes, losing 20-15. Sicily Moss led the girls with six points, Emma Spillman followed with three, and Brynlee Ring, Montserrat Xolo, and Sawyer Cleland each contributed two points.  Eighth Grade In the eighth grade match, the…

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Tuscola Warriors golf team takes season ending swings at Sectionals

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola juniors Makenna Fiscus and Marley Good are now three for three on advancement to the sectional round of the IHSA postseason golf tournament and will look to make four for four as seniors but hoping to take one more step.  The duo took their final swings of the 2021 season this…

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Tuscola cross country team takes on difficult courses last Saturday

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s cross-country team continued their tour of central Illinois this past Saturday taking on Lake Land College’s challenging three-mile loop. Sophomore Josiah Hortin led the 14th ranked boys squad while freshman Rylie Vanausdoll served as the girls teams number one in the twenty school Cumberland Invite hosted by Cumberland High School. Hortin…

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Warriors football, volleyball teams return to competition post shutdown

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s football and volleyball teams made their return to competition this week after taking last week off due to a surge in COVID-19 cases at the high school. The two programs were shut down on Thursday, September 30 and resumed on Monday, October 11. Coach Andy Romine’s football team had just upset…

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Villa Grove Blue Devils fall sports wrap

By Tony Hooker VGHS Cross Country Girls Cumberland Powered by Emma Buesing’s 29th place finish, the Blue Devils ran sixth at the Cumberland invitational on October 9. Scarlett Howard finished 43rd, Madison Logan ran 45th, Kyleigh Price finished 48th and Hailey Stutz rounded out the VGHS scoring effort with a 58th place finish at the…

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Carson Block named Villa Grove football’s “Dude of the Week”

By Tony Hooker Each week during the football season, the coaches will select one player as the “Dude of the week.”  This week’s dude is Carson Block. Here is what Coach Heath Wilson had to say when nominating him. “Carson has earned this award for this week not only due to how he played against…

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Villa Grove Blue Devils have big win Friday night against Tri-County

By  Tony Hooker Villa Grove head coach Heath Wilson had been waiting for a game where all three facets, offense, defense, and special teams, showed out. Consider the wait over. Villa Grove used a dominant offense, along with a bend but don’t break defense and outstanding special teams play to post a 55-6 win over…

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Warriors golfers Fiscus, Good, and Gough advance to sectionals

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s golf team attacked the IHSA postseason this past week advancing one from the boy’s team and two from the girls. Coach Angela Gough and Nolan Woller went separate ways with their respective teams. Gough took her boys squad East to Danville’s Turtle Run Golf Course while Woller’s group headed just a…

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Tuscola cross country team easing into late season run

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s cross country team hit hard the first three-fourths of the season and will ease back a little during the stretch run to have fresh legs for what could be a strong postseason run. Coach Lacey Diaz’s boys squad continued its climb up the ranks this past week after a great showing…

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Short week for ladies volleyball team

By Lenny Sementi It was a week with a small workload but by no means a quick one for Tuscola’s volleyball team. Coach Lydia Miller’s squad were short handed when they took on a strong Lady Hawks team from Heritage on Monday, September 27. The week however was anything but short as the Lady Warriors…

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