Area Sports

Tuscola Lady Warriors basketball remains blemish-free this season

By Lenny Sementi Brynn Tabeling and her partners in crime tallied forty-three steals last week while delivering three more wins, all on the road, to their stat line moving to 8-0 on the season. They opened the week downing Monticello by twenty 58-38 on Wednesday, then upended Warrensburg-Lathem for the second time this season 58-39…

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Warriors face first loss in weekend game against Paris

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boy’s basketball team had a game postponed on Tuesday, February 16 due to weather but it didn’t lighten their load much as they put in overtime on the weekend playing a pair of games in a matter of hours. The Warriors downed Clinton at home 78-60 on Friday evening to move…

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Tuscola Lady Warrior seniors taking nothing for granted this season

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girl’s basketball team boasts five seniors this season. About a month ago those five feared they would never take the court in their final year at TCHS due to the pandemic. That all changed abruptly at the end of January and head coach Tim Kohlbecker’s elder statesman hit the ground running…

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Dietrich and Tabeling do some damage in girl’s game against Clinton

By Lenny Sementi Hope Dietrich and Brynn Tabeling put some road work this past week in a top tier Central Illinois Conference skirmish at Clinton this past Monday, Feb. 8. The Lady Warriors upended the Maroons by three 48-45. The two seniors accounted for 34 points in the league win each adding 17 points to…

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Twice is nice in double wins for TCHS boys basketball

By Lenny Sementi  Tuscola’s boy’s basketball team collected a pair of solid wins this past week downing back to back Central Illinois Conference Champion Central A&M on Tuesday (74-46)  February 9 and a good Robinson squad on Saturday (62-51). The Warriors utilized a balanced offense from their starting five to remain unbeaten on the year…

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This week in Villa Grove Blue Devils hoops history

By Tony Hooker This week’s look back at VGHS basketball sees the Blue Devils begin to gear up for regional play. 1959 Horse around with Trojans Jim Duncan had 22 points, Bob Gaines tallied 19, Danny Corbin added 15, and Joe Eversole chipped in 12 as VGHS defeated ABL 74-64.   Different team, same mascot,…

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Villa Grove Blue Devils sports report

By Tony Hooker Boys’ Basketball Bucked by Broncos Connor Brown poured in 29 points as Cerro Gordo Bement handled VGH 56-42 on Tuesday, February 10. Jake Eversole had 14 points and Logan Nohren had 11 to lead the Hawks.  Carson Howard added eight points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals for Villa Grove Heritage. …

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Lady’s get stingy against Warrensburg Lathem

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girl’s basketball team stepped up its defense this past week giving up just 45 points total while collecting a pair of wins. Coach Tim Kohlbecker’s group ran past Warrensburg Lathem 48-27 on Wednesday the third and then held Meridian to just 18 points in a 37-point road win a few days…

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Quinn opens up the floor in game against Bismarck-Henning

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola Junior Jalen Quinn broke out on the offensive end early in a game boasting two of the top teams in Central Illinois last Tuesday the second. Quinn scored the first 17 points for the Warriors on his way to 32 points in the game which in turn opened up the floor…

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Warriors boys basketball doubles up on weekend wins

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boy’s basketball team doubled up on victories this past weekend. Head coach Justin Bozarth’s squad came out on the right side of the scoreboard on back-to-back days upending Warrensburg Lathem 58-38 on Friday night before running away from Shiloh-Tri County on Saturday afternoon 80-32.  Tuscola remains unbeaten, securing wins number three…

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