Area Sports

Defense wins championships

That’s a statement that is usually used in the fall during football season, but its one that Tuscola’s softball team hung their hat on this past spring. The Lady Warriors turned more double plays and delivered more assists this season than the program ever has. They leaned on their pitchers to keep the ball in…

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Tuscola baseball takes third at state series

By Kayleigh Rahn The Tuscola baseball team set a goal in March to still be playing ball in June. And on Saturday, June 2, the boys secured the third place title in the 2A IHSA State Finals at Peoria’s Dozer Park. After a disappointing semi-final loss to the eventual state champions, the boys bounced back…

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2018 TCHS Spring Sports Awards

Baseball Letter Winners: Tyler Meinhold, Naoh Pierce, Will Little, Andrew Erickson, Lucas Kresin, Haden Cothron, Cameron Ochs, Cade Kresin, Dalton Hoel, Jacob Craddock, Brayden VonLanken, Logan Tabeling, Cale Sementi, Caleb Stumeier, and Hunter Hutcherson Team Awards:  MVP – Dalton Hoel, Batting Average – Andrew Erickson, Most Improved – Cameron Ochs, and Warrior Spirit – Noah Pierce.…

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Softball season ends in the Sweet Sixteen

Tuscola’s post-season run came to an end in the Sweet Sixteen this past Saturday at the Casey Westfield Sectional as the Warriors weren’t able to over come an early lead falling 9-2 to the hosts. The ladies in black and gold earned their spot in the final with a solid 5-3 win over the three-ranked…

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Lady Warriors earn regional crown

Tuscola’s softball team collected win number 27 on the year avenging earlier losses to a strong Shelbyville squad with a one run 8-7 win over the Lady Rams earning a spot in the IHSA’s Casey-Westfield Sectional. The Lady Warriors won their ninth regional title thanks to a five-run frame in the second inning and strong…

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Seniors lead way to podium at state meet

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys’ track team is a frequent fixture at the IHSA state meet in Charleston, and this past weekend was no different. Hunter Woodard and his fellow seniors, John Hill, Bradley Kramer and Michael Holmes, led the way to the awards stand for long-time leader of the tribe Ryan Hornaday and throws…

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Lady Warriors make early lead stick

Tuscola’s softball team pushed three across in the first inning of their semi final contest of the Tuscola Regional versus Marshall then kept building from there securing a spot in the championship. The Lady Warriors upended a feisty Lady Lion squad 9-0 earning a rematch with a strong Shelbyville team that holds a pair of…

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East Prairie girls break school record at state meet

The East Prairie seventh grade girls’ track 4×200 meter relay broke a school record at the IESA AA state meet Saturday, May 19. The team–made up of McKenna Kleiss, Izzy Wilcox, Mia Hausmann, and Ella Boyer–set a personal best and a school record with a 1:56.90. The girls broke the old record of 1:57.90 that…

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Warriors send large contingent to Charleston

By Lenny Sementi The leader of Tuscola’s boys’ track team was all smiles on Friday as his Warriors turned in their top performances of the year on one of the biggest stages. Coach Ryan Hornaday’s group captured second place in the Shelbyville sectional as a team scoring 82 points, while advancing nine athletes in all,…

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