Area Sports

Girls basketball coach Tim Kohlbecker reaches milestone in 2020 season

By Lenny Sementi It was tough ending for head girls basketball coach Tim Kohlbecker as his Lady Warriors fell in the semi-finals of the St Joe regional despite limiting the state ranked Spartans on their home floor to their lowest offensive output of year. Tuscola hangs its hat on an outstanding effort and a smothering…

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Warriors boys basketball finished one of the best seasons in history

By Lenny Sementi Head boy’s basketball coach Justin Bozarth and his boys in black turned in one of the best seasons in Warrior history. Seniors Jacob Kibler, Ben Dixon, Nick Williams, Silas Hortin, Cameron Hohmann and Max Wyninger were the backbone of the ‘Build the Brand’ mentality instilled by Bozarth during a year in which…

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Tuscola Warriors exit March Madness at 2A Regional Championship

By Lenny Sementi  Tuscola’s boys basketball team exited March Madness this past Friday falling to a very good Paxton Buckley Loda squad on the their home floor. The Panthers limited the Warriors to just seventeen points in the first sixteen minutes of the game while delivering forty-three of their own and never looked back winning…

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VG Scholastic Bowl sweeps at LPC Tournament; basketball season ends

By Tony Hooker Boys Basketball Shoot down Rockets The Hawks got thirty points from Jake Eversole to defeat Unity 67-63 in overtime in the first game of the IHSA class 2A regional tournament.  Logan Nohren added sixteen and Blake Smith chipped in twelve.  Nohren recorded a double-double, adding eleven rebounds.  Carson Howard added eight rebounds,…

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Warrior’s senior Ben Dixon shines in road victory against Neoga

By Lenny Sementi  Senior Ben Dixon showed the way this past Tuesday, February 18 leading Tuscola’s boys basketball team to its fifth straight win downing Neoga on their home floor 49-33.  The Warrior post led all scoring accounting for a career best eighteen points on a near perfect nine of ten from the field despite a Neoga defense…

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Tuscola Warriors boys basketball team reaches quarter century

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola boys basketball team reached the quarter century mark in the win column collecting their sixth win in the Central Illinois Conference and their twenty-fifth win on the year overall with a 72-41 road victory over Sullivan this past Friday night. Ben Dixon bested his career best for the second consecutive game dropping a…

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Scholastic bowl soars, JH volleyball wins JHOC conference tournament

By Tony Hooker Boys Basketball Shoot down Bombers Sam Reno tallied a career-high fourteen points to lead VGH to a 63-28 win over Argenta-Oreana on February 19.  Jake Eversole also had fourteen points and Logan Nohren added twelve.  Eversole handed out seven assists to cue the Hawks offensively and Ierik Sorenson pilfered four steals to…

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Villa Grove Scholastic Bowl team has all the answers

By Tony Hooker  Some teams succeed with talent.  Some teams succeed with hard work. And then there are those special teams who are blessed with both incredible talent and a willingness to work hard. You can put Villa Grove’s scholastic bowl team in the latter category.  Blessed with natural abilities, they also put in the…

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Lady Warriors fall short at St. Jospeh Ogden Regional Tournament

By Lenny Sementi Tim Kohlbecker’s Lady Warrior basketball team was without a doubt one of the best defensive squads in the state this year but it just wasn’t enough this past week as the ladies in black and gold came up a few points short in the post season. The Lady Warriors relinquished a mere…

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Warrior’s Grant Hardwick big in National Trail Conference Shootout

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s basketball team traveled south this past Saturday taking part in the Central Illinois Conference and National Trail Conference Shootout. Grant Hardwick came up big in overtime for the Warriors scoring five points on a three ball and two free throws helping the Warriors secure a win over Altamont 53-50 the top…

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