Warriors back in the black
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s football team is back in the black in more ways than one. Not only is coach Andy Romine’s squad reaping the benefits of a strong offseason weight program they also have earned the right to practice in the dark. Every high school football coach in the state knows there is three…

Lady Warriors flirt with Destiny
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By Lenny Sementi Karli Dean and Tuscola’s volleyball team turned in two of their best performances of the year last week at the IHSA Tuscola Regional. They opened the week behind a monstrous effort by Dean that included 17 kills that upended Georgetown-Ridgefarm in three sets in the semi-finals. They backed it up with a…

Warriors oust Blue Devils
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s football team made quick work of their first round playoff opponent last Saturday, Oct. 27. Coach Andy Romine’s squad started quick and never looked back invoking the 40-point running clock rule before the half en-route to a 42-6 defeat of the Villa Grove Blue Devils. The Warriors improved to 9-1 overall…

East Prairie girls collect first round victory at JHOC
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By Kayleigh Rahn The seventh and eighth grade girls played Cerro Gordo in the first round of the JHOC tournament. “Both teams had a really strong first half,” coach Beth Pugh said. “The eighth grade didn’t play as well in the second half, but I was happy with the effort.” Saturday, Oct. 20 Seventh Grade…

Tuscola runners knocking on the door
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s cross country team has been slowly making noise over the past few years, and now coach Dustin Dees and assistant coach Shannon Smith have them on the cusp of breaking through. Both the Warrior boys’ and girls’ teams advanced to the second level and turned in maybe their strongest performances of…

Lady Warriors stumble on the road
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola volleyball team’s last season surge hit a bump in the road so to speak this past Tuesday the 16th. The Lady Warriors, winners of 14 of their last 16, traveled southwest to Windsor and ran into a roadblock. The state’s runner-up from a year ago, boasting a 25-4 mark this season,…

Seniors shine in finale
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By Lenny Sementi Natalie Bates and her classmates have at least one more chance to play on their home floor, as the Warriors host the IHSA regional this week, but last Thursday it was their final time in TCHS gym in regular season play, and they didn’t disappoint. Bates, Lexie Russo, McKinlee Miller, Sidney Watson…

Seniors celebrate victory
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By Lenny Sementi It was senior night for the Warriors on the gridiron Friday, Oct. 19, and the boys in black and gold left no doubt finishing off an 8-1 season in a 52-3 drubbing of the Meridian Hawks. With the victory, the seniors secured a home game in round one of the playoffs and…

East Prairie girls ready for conference action
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By Kayleigh Rahn Tuesday, Oct. 9 Seventh Grade EP-45; CG-22 The seventh grade East Prairie girls’ basketball team turned up their offense for a 45-22 win over Cerro Gordo. Marissa Boyer had 12 points for the Hornets, while Sydney Moss and Catie Gibson tallied eight each. Emily Czerwonka and Addyson Ring put together seven each,…

Warriors run past Mother Nature
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By Lenny Sementi Brisk winds and cool temperatures didn’t slow down coach Dustin Dees’ boys’ and girls’ cross country squads this past Saturday. Both of Dees’ teams punched their ticket to the sectionals with gutsy performances in the Tuscola Regional at Wimple Park. Seniors JD Barrett and Ashton Smith both led their respective teams each…