Area Sports

Tuscola Warriors golf team keeps on swinging into next season

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola athletics kicked off 2020 with a bang as the boys and girls basketball teams combined to win over ninety percent of their games in the early part of 2020. But on March 13, 2020 athletics at TCHS and all around the country came to an abrupt halt due to a global…

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Coach Rosenbaum celebrates very successful cross country season

By Lenny Sementi In a fall cross country season filled with both anxiety and anxiousness, head coach Mike Rosenbaum and his assistant coaches Adam and Maria Crutchley calmed the water and led the boys and girls squad to a lot of success on and off the course. With sports cancelled last spring and the fear…

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Warriors in holding pattern following IDPH classification

By Lenny Sementi The hoops saga continues. After a tumultuous few weeks of back and forth between the governor’s office and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) about winter sports Tuscola’s high school basketball season is now currently on hold. Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Public Health Department re-categorized basketball from medium risk to…

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Illinois High Schools Association’s letter to member high schools

The past few days have been eventful to say the least, given the IHSA Board of Directors decision to move forward with the basketball season this winter, and the Governor’s declaration of a spring basketball season. We understand that the decision by the IHSA Board of Directors to proceed with the high school basketball season…

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This week in Villa Grove football history

By Tony Hooker All good things must come to an end, and so it is with our season-long recap of Blue Devil football teams from the past.  This week, our final team to still be alive, the 1990 squad, fell to a big bad Dupo rushing attack. 1970 Finished season as Okaw conference champion with…

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Strong finish at Cross Country Sectionals by Tuscola’s Josiah Hortin

By Lenny Sementi Freshman don’t usually reside in the number one spot for high school cross country teams but Josiah Hortin is not your normal first year runner. Hortin starred in the distance races in junior high and the trip across the street from East Prairie to TCHS didn’t change anything. Hortin advanced to the…

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This week in Villa Grove football history

By Tony Hooker Only two teams remain alive in our historical recap of Villa Grove football. 1970 Season concluded with a record of 6-2, tied for Okaw Conference championship 1980 Season concluded with a record of 6-3 1990 Round 0ne The Blue Devils made the short trek to Unity high school a profitable one on…

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Tuscola’s basketball season in limbo following IHSA meeting

By Lenny Sementi As Tuscola boys and girls basketball coaches Justin Bozarth and Tim Kohlbecker squads wrapped up fall contact days last week, two weeks prior to the official start of practice, their world got turned in a few different directions. Maybe an easier way to put it would be to follow the bouncing ball.…

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IHSA votes to continue winter basketball season

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special board meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, where the Board provided the latest information on the IHSA’s winter sports season. The Board voted to move the sport of wrestling from the winter season to the summer season, which will run from April…

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