Area Sports

Warrior spikers continue march toward post season

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola volleyball coach Lydia Miller’s squad continued its march to the post season with a dominating win over Urbana University High 25-13, 25-11. It was the eighth win in their last nine outings, moving their record to 14-8 on the year and 4-1 in the Central Illinois Conference. Tuscola utilized a big…

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Golf enters post-season play

By Lenny Sementi Claire Ring and Lainey Banta advanced to the second round of the IHSA post season thanks to a big effort this past Tuesday, Oct. 2 a few miles south at Charleston Country Club. The duo represented Tuscola’s girls’ golf team well, both placing in the top ten individually allowing them to advance…

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Warrior football playoff eligible

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s football team became playoff eligible Friday, Oct. 5 by up ending a very good Warrensburg-Lathem team 35-21. Head Coach Andy Romine’s Warriors scored first and last behind a solid performance from Luke Sluder at quarterback. It was the sixth time in the first seven weeks of the season the Warriors took…

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Wallace shows the way at Cumberland Invite

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s cross country team has been running toward the post season, and Saturday, Oct. 6 they took their show on the road traveling south to Lake Land College in Mattoon to take part in the Cumberland Invitational. It was a loaded field that included some of the state’s top ranked squads from…

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Ring CIC Champion

By Lenny Sementi The title simply says it all. Claire Ring opened her round battling both mother nature and the seven other squads in the Central Illinois Conference, and the senior from Tuscola soundly beat them both. She ended the day shooting an 18-hole career best 87 on her home course to take home medalist…

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East Prairie girls close week with two wins

By Kayleigh Rahn Monday, Sept. 24 Seventh Grade Charleston- 31; EP-20 The seventh grade girls’ basketball team fell 31-20 to a tough defense in Charleston “We had a slow start,” Coach Beth Pugh said. “Still having trouble getting back on defense. We came up against a defense we have not seen before this year and…

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Cross County continues march to post season

By Lenny Sementi Both Tuscola cross country teams took one more step towards the post season with two big meets this past week. The Warriors traveled to Rantoul on Tuesday the 25th for a quadrangular with Rantoul and Paxton Buckley Loda. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams won the meet with JD Barrett leading the…

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Lady Warriors haul hardware home

By Lenny Sementi The volleyball team bus had a little more weight to tote on the way home from Paris Saturday Sept. 22. Lydia Miller’s squad captured third place hardware upending a good West Vigo, Ind., team in straight sets. Tuscola reached the third place match with a 1-1 effort in pool play beating Lawrenceville…

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Lady Warriors drop first league game

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s volleyball team fell for the first time in Central Illinois Conference action Tuesday, Sept. 18 on the road at Shelbyville. Coach Lydia Miller’s squad took the fight to the Lady Rams capturing game one 25-18. Though, they couldn’t close the door in the second set falling 25-18 then lost their first…

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Golf: Ring steps up

By Lenny Sementi Senior golfer Claire Ring stepped up and back this past week for coach Doug Bauer. The leader of the girls’ team moved back to the men’s tees and teed it up for the boys’ squad on Monday the 17th at Clinton Country Club. Ring tied for eighth out of over 60 golfers…

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