Area Sports

East Prairie Hornets girls basketball team celebrates successful season

By Kendra Hennis  The seventh grade Lady Hornets took on the Sullivan team on April 26, taking their first loss of the season 45-15. Amaryiah Banda led the Hornets with six points, Phoebe Wilkins contributed four, Reese Davis added three, and Lilly Kurtz chipped in two points.  Following the game, Coach Beth Pugh said, “The…

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Tuscola Warriors basketball awards are in for 2020-2021 season

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys and girls basketball teams both got off to a late start due to the pandemic and had to deal with more than a little bit of adversity, a shortened season and no postseason. That however didn’t deter either of girls coach Tim Kohlbecker and boys coach Justin Bozarth’s squads. They…

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Kaitlyn Reifsteck and the Lady Warriors softball team gets stingy

Senior hurler Kaitlyn Reifsteck and the Lady Warriors softball team were stingy this past week collecting three wins, two on the diamond in Ervin Park and one on the road giving up just one run in 19 innings of action. The righty collected all three wins in the circle, gave up just six hits while…

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Tuscola Warriors high school track teams eye postseason play

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s track team is looking to make up for lost time after not being able to compete a year ago because of the pandemic. Head boys track coach Ryan Hornaday and girls head coach Drew Sterkle will lean on their seniors to show the way but a few underclassmen like junior Alyssa…

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TCHS Warrior baseball experience early season growing pains

By Lenny Sementi Head baseball coach Adam Carver and his staff opened their season a week before the entire squad was available due to the overlap with spring football. This past week the gridders returned to the diamond but displayed some early growing pains due to lack of practice time dropping a pair on their…

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Villa Grove Heritage high school sports wrap

By Tony Hooker VGH Baseball Herd buffaloes The Hawks defeated Georgetown-Ridge Farm 4-3 on April 22. Dylan Ploense picked up the win in relief of starter Mason Wyant, giving up one run in two innings. Offensively, Luke Zimmerman was the main catalyst, going 1-2 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Nick Coffin,…

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Back to back wins for East Prairie Hornets girls basketball team

By Kendra Hennis  April 19 – Bement Seventh Grade The seventh grade East Prairie Hornets took on Bement on April 19, playing a very strong defensive game and defeating them 24-2. Amaryiah Banda led the girls with 11 points, Chloe Folwer followed with six, Cailin Munson added four, Mary Bensyl contributed two, and Hannah Kidwell…

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Tuscola Warriors softball team finally takes their turn on the mound

It’s been a long time coming but this past Saturday Tuscola’s Softball team finally got their chance to take the field. Seniors weren’t sure they would get a season, it’s like a redshirt season for the sophomore’s who weren’t able to don the black and gold last year and their season opener was in doubt…

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Warriors football seniors say goodbyes in final game of season

By Lenny Sementi There were more than a few coaches in the state that questioned the need to play football this spring after last fall was postponed and no post season would be included. Why should we even play six games with no prize at the end of the season but that wasn’t Tuscola coach…

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TCHS Warriors boys baseball team takes the field against ALAH

By Lenny Sementi After nearly a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic Tuscola’s baseball team returned to the diamond last Monday, April 19 traveling to Arthur for a date with ALAH Knights. Coach Adam Carver’s group took the field shorthanded with only eleven players in tow and some of his most experienced players still playing…

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