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Young guns prepared to make a splash for Tuscola cross county

By Lenny Sementi Senior leaders showed the way for both boys and girls cross country but it’s a stable of young talent that has the Warrior faithful looking forward to the future of the Black and Gold runners. Coaches Lacey Diaz (boys) and Adam Crutchley (girls) collaborated in practice and at meets producing two of…

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Sophomore TCHS cross country due does it right at Detweiller Park

By Lenny Sementi Sophomore and second-year Warrior cross country training partners Jackson Barrett and Josiah Hortin took their talents on the road this past weekend to the state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Coach Lacey Diaz and Adam Crutchley’s dynamic duo advanced out of the Tuscola Regional and the Decatur St Teresa Sectional the…

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Tuscola’s Lady Warriors volleyball team fall in thriller against A&M

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s volleyball team’s season came to an end Monday, October 25 as the Lady Warriors came up four points short in a showdown with the host Lady Raiders at the Central A&M Regional. Coach Lydia Miller’s squad led in both sets but late surges by the home team proved to be too…

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Tuscola boys cross country team boasts state-bound sophomores

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s 15th ranked boys cross-country team makes it to state in maybe every other Sectional in state but they just happened to land in the Decatur St Theresa Sectional at Hickory Point Golf Course this past Saturday. The Warriors led by a horde of sophomores were a near miss on a state…

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Eighth East Prairie Hornets defeated at JHOC Conference Tournament

By Kendra Hennis ALAH Seventh Grade The East Prairie Hornets seventh grade team took on ALAH on October 25, where they were defeated 28-23. Kinzie Cleland led the girls with seven points, Montserrat Xolo followed with six, Brynlee Ring contributed four, and Addyson Revell, Abbey Meyer, and Makenzie Spencer eached added two points.  Coach Beth…

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Villa Grove Blue Devils high school sports wrap

By Tony Hooker Girls Cross Country Compete at Sectionals Emma Buesing ran 90th to lead the Villa Grove Girls cross country squad at the Decatur St. Teresa Sectional, held on a muddy track at Decatur’s Hickory Point Golf Course. Scarlett Howard was 98th, Madison Logan ran 108th, Kyleigh Price was 123rd, Hailey Stutz was 136th…

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Villa Grove Blue Devils lose to Panthers in IHSA football playoff opener

By Tony Hooker When you’ve drawn a very high seed in the IHSA football playoffs, both your game plan and your execution have to be perfect.  In Villa Grove’s 48-14 loss to Camp Point Central, the class 1A south bracket’s number one seed, the Blue Devils executed both halves of the plan for a quarter.…

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VG Blue Devils name Coach Wilson “Dude of the Week”

By Tony Hooker Each week during the season, the Blue Devils will nominate someone for their “Dude of the Week”. This week’s dude is head Coach Heath Wilson. Here’s what Shane Halcomb had to say about this week’s award winner. “Our “Dude of the Week” for our 10th week this season, our 1st playoff game…

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Warriors seniors shine in Tuscola High School football finale

Tuscola’s senior football players shined bright this past Friday night at the Warriors Memorial Field. Coach Andy Romine’s twelve fourth year players ended the regular season routing a good Meridian squad 33-7. They dominated every aspect of the game from start to finish, gaining the Hawks by over 350-yards out rushing them 302 yards to…

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EP girls basketball move to Conference tournament in weeks of wins

By Kendra Hennis Argenta-Oreana Seventh Grade On October 12, the East Prairie Hornets took on Argenta-Oreana, winning 15-9. Makenzie Spencer led with six points, Sicily Moss followed with five, Sawyer Cleland followed with three, and Kinzie Cleland added one. Coach Beth Pugh noted, “In the Argenta-Oreana game, the seventh grade had a slow start to…

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