Building Blocks: mother and daughter discuss coaching, playing together

July 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Tony Hooker Many athletes have experienced the joys and pains of having one or both of their parents coach them in youth sports. For a select few, the experience can last into high school, and such is the case for Kyleigh Block, whose mother Jeana is the head volleyball and softball coach at VGHS.…

Boyd boys bring home some hardware from IHSA State Track Meet

June 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi One week after Alyssa Williams and the Lady Warriors found some precious medals at the IHSA State Championships at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston the Boyd brothers did some mining themselves. James and Chris Boyd, like they have all season long, rose to the occasion leaving the big blue oval at EIU…

Villa Grove Heritage boys conclude season at state finals

June 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Tony Hookwe VGH Boy’s Track and Field In the final competition for the Villa Grove Heritage athletic co-op, Villa Grove shot putter Daelin Price finished 21st, and Heritage 800m competitor Zach Ruwe finished in 28th place.

Lady Warriors bow out of semi-final

June 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tuscola’s softball team never had to experience a loss opening the season with twenty three straight wins and will not be able to regroup from their first one falling in the Tuscola Sectional semi-final by one run to a very good Paris squad 3-2. The ladies in black and gold fought back from a three…

Regional Championship for the Tuscola High School softball squad

June 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tuscola’s softball team shook off some nerves in the regional semifinals getting past Clinton 4-0 and then hit their stride in a 5-0 over a very good Maroa team in the championship game advancing to the IHSA Sectional. The ladies in black and gold leaned on the right arm of senior pitcher Kaitlyn Reifsteck on…

Boyd’s and their buddies moving to IHSA State Track Meet at EIU

June 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi The Boyd’s James and Chris have a track season to remember dominating area meets in the field events and the duo did it once more in the Tuscola Sectional this past Friday evening. The duo extended their season one more week, both qualifying for the IHSA State Meet at the big blue…

Villa Grove High School Blue Devils sports wrap

June 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

VGH Girls Track Madison Burwell’s school record toss of 35.19 meters earned her a ninth place finish in the discus at the IHSA Class 1a state track and field meet. The 4x800m relay quartet of Kyleigh Price, Madison Logan, Hailey Stutz and Emma Buesing failed to place at state, finishing 25th. VGH Boys Track Freshman…

Lady Warriors track team state bound in 4×2 and 100-meter dash

June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girls track coach Drew Sterkel was all smiles this past Friday after his Lady Warriors not only took second place in the 16 team Tuscola Sectional but also advanced eight athletes to the State Meet this Thursday. The ladies in black and gold edged a good Sullivan squad posting 63 points…

Tuscola Warriors baseball team breaking brackets with big wins

June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s baseball team wrapped up the regular season with a big win over a good Warrensburg Lathem team and then continued their late surge busting a bracket upending second seeded Bismarck-Henning in the first game of the IHSA postseason. Cole Cunningham threw six innings scattering six runs on five hits and four…

TCHS boys track team run to second place to conference hardware

June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys track team ended their night in second place this past Wednesday a few points shy of a strong Shelbyville team at the Central Illinois Conference track and field meet in Macon at Meridian High School. Coach Ryan Hornaday’s squad ended the night with nine top three finishes in all and…