Area Sports

Dixon delivers against Tri-County

By Lenny Sementi Senior Ben Dixon erupted for a season-best fourteen points in a offensive shootout 71-58 in a non-conference victory over a good Tri-County squad Saturday, December 21 at historic Tuscola Gym. Coach Justin Bozarth’s boys in black wrapped up an undefeated pre-holiday season moving to 7-0 overall with the win. Jalen Quinn led…

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Bozarth’s Warriors boys team off and running in non-conference play

By Lenny Sementi  Tuscola’s boys basketball team ran away with a pair of non-conference games this past week dominating Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond on Tuesday, December 10, 70-38 and then duplicated the feat a few nights later on Friday routing University High of Urbana 69-29. Head coach Justin Bozarth bunch built big leads early in each contest and…

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Warriors remain undefeated after victory against Fisher Bunnies

By Lenny Sementi  Tuscola’s boys basketball team remained unbeaten once more utilizing the deep ball to open up the inside upending the Fisher Bunnies on their home floor 73-56. The Warriors stepped outside the arc for nine threes in the game. Seven of those came in the first half forcing the opposition to guard the…

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East Prairie girls basketball wrap: Seventh and eighth grade regionals

By Kendra Hennis  Seventh Grade Regionals  The first game of the Seventh Grade Regionals was against Georgetown, where they defeated them 36 to 13. Coach Pugh said, “ We had a very good game first half. Our defensive pressure was too much for Georgetown and we scored a lot of transition baskets off of our…

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Stingy fourth quarter secures victory for Lady Warriors against Rams

By Lenny Sementi What started out as an offensive shootout in the first half ended with coach Tim Kohlbecker’s Tuscola girls team shutting the door on win number five on the year with a defensive stand in the final frame. The Lady Warriors allowed just one ball to tickle the bottom of the net in…

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Brynn Tabeling fuels offense against Clinton for a Lady Warriors win

By Lenny Sementi  Brynn Tabeling has been a consistent visitor to the double-digit plateau in the first five girls basketball games for Tuscola this year and last Thursday she reached that and kept climbing. The senior guard erupted for a game-high eighteen points at historic Tuscola Gymnasium leading the Lady Warriors to a big win…

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Villa Grove Heritage boys basketball sports wrap up

By Tony Hooker Boys Basketball Tumble to Hilltoppers Jake Eversole and Logan Nohren each tallied 17 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks were outscored 19-7 in the second quarter and fell to Danville Schlarman 74-69 on December 5.  Ierik Sorenson added 11 points and Blake Smith added 8 for VGH.   Cage Tigers…

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Nail-biting miss for Lady Warriors

By Lenny Sementi  Coach Tim Kohlbecker’s squad forced overtime this past Monday, December 2 on the road at St Joseph Ogden against the state ranked Lady Spartans but couldn’t quite close the deal falling 50-46 in anearly season thriller. Freshman guard Ella Boyer was big in the second half for coach K scoring all of…

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Big fourth equals victory in opener

By Lenny Sementi  Third year head boys basketball coach Justin Bozarth and his guys in black gold started the 2019-2020 campaign with a come from behind victory over a speedy Okaw Valley squad 61-58. Tuscola was the at the wrong end of the scoreboard following the first three frames but turned up the heat on…

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VGH boys basketball team stifles Illineks

By Tony Hooker  VGH used eight first-quarter steals to race out to a 16-0 lead, and then cruised to a 64-22 win over Uni High on December 3.   Turning defense into offense was by design, according to coach Corey White. “We’ve been trying to push ourselves with our defense, turning other teams over and…

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