Lady Warriors basketball team breaks even at Holiday Hoopla event
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By Lenny Sementi  Head girl’s basketball coach Tim Kohlbecker’s squad entered Monticello’s Holiday Hoopla Tournament the day after Christmas on a two-game win streak and increased it to four before near misses in their final two contests of the tourney. The Lady Warriors broke even going two and two in the three day skirmish upending…

Lady Warriors struggle at the stripe against Central A&M at conference
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By Lenny Sementi  Marissa Russo kicked off the new decade in style posting a double-double accounting for twenty-tree points and twelve rebounds but it was not enough to overcome a rough night at the free throw line for the Lady Warriors as they dropped their first Central Illinois Conference game of the season. League leading…

Warriors move through the pool at Holiday Hoopla in Monticello
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys basketball team entered the holiday break unbeaten at 7-0 and then shook off some early rust after Christmas running their record to 10-0 on the year going 3-0 in pool play the first two days of the Monticello Holiday Hoopla.  Coach Justin Bozarth’s squad fell behind early in their tourney opener…

Cola wars goes retro during last Friday’s throwback basketball game
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By Lenny Sementi Seniors Jacob Kibler and Ben Dixon were all smiles following a blow out 68-42 road win over Arcola this past Friday the third in a retro version of the Cola Wars. The Riders were celebrating a team from 1953 sporting throwback uniforms and Tuscola coach Justin Bozarth went all in getting donations from…

VG boys and girls basketball wrap; Devilettes win dance competition
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Girls Basketball VGH finishes third in Bismarck Henning Holiday tournament. Beat B-H In a battle of strong Blue Devils Quintets, VGH defeated the hosts 50-35 behind sixteen points from Samantha Campbell and Kyleigh Block.  Aliya Holloman added nine points, six rebounds and three blocks, and Madie Burwell grabbed a team high eight rebounds.  Defensively, VGH…

Tuscola Warriors make history Holiday Hoopla style
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By Lenny Sementi  Tuscola’s boys basketball team celebrated its first championship at the always-loaded Monticello Holiday Hoopla Tournament Saturday December 28 beating a very good Paxton Buckley Loda team 45-39 in a low scoring affair. It was the Warriors fifteenth visit to the tourney and the third under third year coach Justin Bozarth. With the victory the…

Tuscola girls basketball’s Russo and Tabeling put bow on top for win
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By Lenny Sementi Head girls basketball coach Tim Kohlbecker opened one gift a few days early. The Lady Warriors gift wrapped a pair of wins in the week preceding Christmas up ending a good University High team on the road Thursday, December 19 55-34 and then dominated Okaw Valley a few days early 52-22 in…

Jalen Quinn triples up in Warrior win
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By Lenny Sementi Warrior sophomore Jalen Quinn posted more than a few firsts Friday, December 20 in a hard fought 64-52 non-conference win over Champaign Judah Christian. Head coach Jordan Bozarth’s group over came an early deficit with an outstanding effort from Quinn in every aspect of the game and a workmen-like defensive gem from…

Dixon delivers against Tri-County
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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…

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