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Musgrave busts through in Lady Warriors game

By Lenny Sementi Taylor Musgrave burst through the door this past Thursday, January 13 against a good Warrensburg squad helping coach Tim Kohlbecker’s girls basketball team protect the home floor while collecting a double-digit Central Illinois Conference victory. The senior wing connected from outside the arc on back-to-back trips down the floor in the waning…

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Freshman secure championships against Tri-County and Monticello

By Lenny Sementi It took a little more time in the end by coach Chase Reedy’s freshman boys squad but the young Warriors got it done securing a championship on their home floor this past Saturday going 2-0 on the day with wins over Tri-County and Monticello. Reedy instilled a fast paced attack when it…

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Three’s rule the day for TCHS Warriors boys basketball team

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys basketball team handed the Unity Rockets their third loss of the season this past Tuesday, January 11, adding a big time 61-47 non-conference road win to their season resume. Threes’ were wild with the Warriors hitting five treys in the second half alone, add to that a pair of old…

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Villa Grove Blue Devils sports wrap

By Tony Hooker Boys basketball Bucked by Riders Layne Rund hit six three-pointers on his way to an 18-point performance, but it wasn’t enough as VGBB dropped a 66-40 decision to Arcola on January 11. Peyton Smith led the way on the glass, grabbing six rebounds, including two offensive boards. Rund backed him by snatching…

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Tim Kolbecker’s crew stingy in Warrior victory over Fisher Bunnies

By Lenny Sementi In his 18 year career, defense has been the staple for girls basketball coach Tim Kohlbecker and this past week it showed why. With the Lady Warriors short a few starters and some key backups at the varsity level due to illness the long time bench boss leaned on his roots, turning…

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TCHS Warriors boys basketball team wins in league opener

By Lenny Sementi Jalen Quinn and the Tuscola boys basketball team picked up their first win of the new year opening Central Illinois Conference play with a solid 58-47 road victory at Clinton. Quinn and the boys in black rebounded from a loss in the championship game of the Holiday Hoopla to the host Sages…

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Villa Grove Blue Devils winter sports wrap

By Tony Hooker Girls Basketball Rattled by Illineks Cold shooting (22 percent) and too many turnovers spelled defeat for the Devils as they fell 50-23 to Uni High on January 4. Vanessa Wright, showing no ill effects after returning from a recent injury, stuffed the stat sheet with ten points, seven rebounds, two assists and…

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Tuscola boys basketball dunks in the deep end in Holiday Hoopla

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys basketball team bounced back from a loss with a three game sweep of their pool at the Monticello Holiday Hoopla Tournament December 27 through the 29. Coach Justin Bozarth’s team came out with an offensive mindset, running their season record to 11-2 overall and earning a spot in the championship…

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Lady Warriors team goes unbeaten in Holiday Hoopla tournament play

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girls basketball team came out firing winning all three of their pool play games at the always strong Holiday Hoopla Tournament in Monticello two days after Christmas. The Lady Warriors showed no holiday rust running away in their opener beating Stark County 62-12. They backed that up with a 46-33 running…

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Warrior contingent comes up short during Holiday Hoopla Tournament

By Lenny Sementi It was a great post holiday run for Tuscola’s basketball programs as both coach Tim Kohlbecker’s girls and coach Justin Bozarth’s boy’s squads each found their way to the championship games of Monticello’s always-tough Holiday Hoopla Tournament. The three-day event started on December 27 and ran through December 29.   Kohlbecker’s crew…

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