Lady Warriors have a new look
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Tuscola will have some familiar faces on the softball diamond this season but at first glance inside the grass it will definitely have a new look. The Lady Warriors return their top two hurlers Ashton Smith and Kaitlyn Reifsteck from last year’s 29-8 team, but just one other player that kicked the dirt in the…

Defense rules the season for girls basketball
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girls basketball team started off the season with a win but stumbled a few times early. Though that didn’t phase long time bench boss Tim Kohlbecker. The leader of the Warriors thought they might struggle at times offensively, but he knew from the get go they could play defense and that…

Warriors say hello to Coach Carver
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s baseball program welcomes a new skipper to the field this spring. Adam Carver from Arthur knows his way around a diamond after pitching in college, but by no means is he new to the Warriors. Carver was the JV coach last season after returning to the area and also coached with…

Tuscola soccer kicks off spring season
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By Kayleigh Rahn Though the frigid temperatures make it difficult to believe, the action on the northeast corner of Ervin Park is about to heat up. Tuscola Soccer is in the final week of registration for the Spring 2019 season, and league board president Ryan Woods says they are ready for another successful campaign for…

Falcons too much for Warriors in second half
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys’ basketball team advanced to the Sectional level for the first time since 2008 after upending the top seeded St. Joe Spartans and the fourth seeded Unity Rockets in the Heritage Regional. The regional crown earned them a spot in the Tolono Sectional and a shot at state-ranked Gibson City Melvin…

Warriors make history
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys’ basketball team not only won its first regional title since 2008, head coach Justin Bozarth and his guys collected the first IHSA Class 2A regional title in program history with the 53-44 victory over Tolono Unity. Bozarth and his seniors Cade Kresin, Will Little, Luke Sluder and Brayden VonLanken instilled…

No glass slippers in Bozarth’s closet
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By Lenny Sementi Head Tuscola boys’ basketball coach Justin Bozarth isn’t hiding any glass slippers in his closet at home. The rags-to-riches Cinderella story wasn’t what his team had in mind when they finished the regular season with 17 wins. The Warriors took exception to the thought of them being underdogs entering the post season…

Warriors run past Buffaloes
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola jumped right into Illinois’ version of March Madness wasting no time in dismantling Georgetown-Ridgefarm in the opening round of the Broadlands Heritage Regional where they disposed of the Buffaloes in dominating fashion 75-44. Coach Justin Bozarth is hoping it’s a sign of things to come as the Warriors posted their best…

Seniors celebrate with a win
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By Lenny Sementi Cade Kresin, Will Little, Luke Sluder and Brayden VonLanken trotted off the floor at historic Tuscola Gymnasium for the final time grinning from ear to ear. The four led the way for the Warriors’ 17th win of the season by dropping Sullivan 54-44. It’s the most wins by any Tuscola team since…

Warriors keep their foot on the gas
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola boys’ basketball team kept their foot firmly planted on the offensive gas pedal wearing out a strong Neoga squad 65-56. In what seemed more like a track meet than a basketball game coach Justin Bozarth’s boys never let up, erasing a three-point half time deficit with a 19-point third quarter securing…