Area Sports

Carver’s first swing a good one for 2019 Warrior baseball campaign

By Lenny Sementi Adam Carver took over the reins of a Tuscola Baseball program this year that has high expectations every single year and the newcomer to the third base coach’s box didn’t miss a beat. He leaned on a strong senior class and a pair of junior pitchers to produce a 30-3 record overall,…

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Defense rules the diamond during 2019 Tuscola softball 29-3 season

The 2019 Tuscola softball team needed to replace all four infield positions and inserted a new catcher behind the dish, opening the door to questions about the defense behind returning aces Ashton Smith and Kaitlyn Reifsteck.  After running off 14 straight wins to open the season, any questions were put to rest as the squad’s…

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Picazo, Kresin selected for 45th annual Shrine Game

Tuscola’s CJ Picazo and Cade Kresin were selected to play in the Illinois Coaches Association and the Shriners of Illinois will host the 45th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on June 15 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. Kick-off for the 45th annual game is scheduled for Saturday, June 15…

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Hoel receives awards at Kaskaskia College baseball awards ceremony

Kaskaskia College is proud to announce that freshman second baseman Dalton Hoel of Tuscola was named the recipient of the Dale “Smiley” Renshen Award for hustle. Hoel played in 32 games this spring for KC team who finished 23-18 overall and fourth in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. He finished with a .293 batting average…

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Picazo punctuates Warrior career

By Lenny Sementi Senior thrower CJ Picazo wasn’t caught looking forward late in the track season. The coach Ryan Hornaday and coach Stan Wienke prodigy could’ve easily been focused on his future in college football as the long spring season wore down but instead he turned in the best throwing performances of his Warrior career…

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Warriors manufacture a Championship

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s head baseball coach Adam Carver played the role of puppet master this past Saturday as the Warriors advanced to the Elite Eight with a 1-0 victory over St. Joseph-Ogden in the Bloomington Central Catholic Sectional. The first year skipper pulled all the right strings in the bottom of the seventh to…

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Miller leads the way at CIC

By Lenny Sementi McKinlee Miller and her Lady Warrior teammates made the most of a rainy night in Macon this past Thursday the 2nd while competing at the Central Illinois Conference. The senior state qualifier from a year ago showed up in the jumps collecting 13 of her 18 team points in the long and…

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Goodmann shines in Frosh-Soph Invite

By Lenny Sementi It should be no surprise to anyone that there is yet another big time thrower waiting in the wings at Tuscola. Sophomore Hans Goodmann has spent a lot of time in the weight room and has been knocking on the door of varsity recognition in the discus for throws coach Stan Wienke…

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Cothron catching on

By Lenny Sementi Mother nature is on fire forcing numerous cancellations as of late, but that hasn’t affected Tuscola baseball’s Haden Cothron. The senior raised his batting average more than 50 points in the past two weeks, delivered six RBI’s, and hit a pair of homeruns. One of those was on Monday, April 29 in…

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Tabeling carves up Cardinals

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s baseball team leaned on its ace Logan Tabeling this past Wednesday the 24th to collect first year skipper Adam Carver the twentieth win of his career. The junior speed baller sliced and diced Warrensburg-Lathem to notch his fifth win of the year and his second in the Central Illinois Conference. He…

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