Area Sports

Russo double trouble

By Lenny Sementi Senior Cassie Russo is making the most of her tour of central Illinois in her final season with the Lady Warriors girls’ basketball team. Russo added yet another double-double to her resume this past week as the Warriors posted a dominating 50-29 victory over Arthur on Thursday, Jan. 12. The post grabbed…

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Freshmen capture title

By Lenny Sementi Head freshman coach Luke Johnson’s squad ran past Tri-County 55-41 and then beat up on a good Monticello squad 60-53 to go 2-0 on the day capturing first place hardware in the Tuscola Freshman Invite. The young Warriors rotated players early in the title tilt against the Sages, then took full advantage…

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Eighth grade Hornets win conference tourney

By Caleigh Parsley Thursday, Jan. 4 Seventh Grade Tuscola-33; St. Matts-31 Boston Broady-2 points; Will Cowan-3 points; Hunter Branca-4 points; Colton Musgrave-6 points; Mason Jones-8 points; Easton Cunningham-9 points Eighth Grade Tuscola-53; St. Matts-19 James Parsley-2 points; Haven Hatfield-2 points; Rajan Patel-2 points; Thomas Brown-4 points; Caden Baer-6 points; Pat Pierce-6 points; Peyton Armstrong-10 points;…

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Late threes doom Warriors

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys’ basketball team shook off a slow start on Tuesday the 9th to go toe to toe with one of the best in the area but fell prey to a pair of late game three’s allowing the 12-1 Unity Rockets to escape with a 49-37 victory on their home floor. Unity…

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Bates, Russo lead way

By Lenny Sementi Natalie Bates and Cassie Russo led the way as Tuscola’s girls’ basketball team rebounded from a pair of losses to a pair of state-ranked team at the Monticello Holiday Hoopla. The girls went on to win their last two en-route to a fifth place finish. Tuscola fell in their first two pool…

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Lady Warriors ground the Rockets

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola took the short trek north this Saturday, Jan. 6 to Tolono, and left the Rocket Center with a solid 13-point victory. Coach Tim Kohlbecker’s team used big frames in the middle of the game to secure the non-conference victory. Tuscola scored 13 points in each of the second and third frames…

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Slow start dooms Warriors

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s offense didn’t get on track until the second half as the Warriors fell on the road at Sullivan 40-32 in their first Central Illinois Conference skirmish. Tyler Meinhold led the way for Warriors’ head coach Justin Bozarth connecting on three shots from outside the arc scoring nine points, but Tuscola couldn’t…

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Meinhold at the buzzer for fifth place in Hoopla

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys’ basketball team rebounded from two losses to state-ranked teams in the opening rounds of the Monticello Holiday Hoopla to win their final two contests capturing fifth place. Senior guard Tyler Meinhold sealed the deal on the hard-fought final victory with a buzzer beating that led to a win over a…

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Lady Warriors swimming in the deep end

By Lenny Sementi Tim Kohlbecker’s Lady Warriors’ basketball team has lost just once this season, and their reward at the Monticello Holiday Hoopla was a pool with an unbeaten home squad and a ranked Class 1A Ridgeview group that has just one blemish. If you’re counting, that’s three teams with a combined two losses on…

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EP boys ready for JHOC tournament

By Caleigh Parsley Tuesday, Dec. 19 Seventh Grade (6-10) Tuscola-36; Warrensburg-Latham-16 Robert Fancher-2 points; Easton Cunningham – 3 points; Hunter Branca – 3 points; Chris Boyd – 3 points; Colton Musgrave – 6 points; Boston Broady – 6 points; Grant Kaufman – 6 points; Will Cowan – 7 points Eighth Grade (13-3) Tuscola-37; Warrensburg-Latham-30 Thomas…

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