IDPH says its game on for sports

January 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi In the old days, when you were a kid in the city you played ball in the street. It was game on when there were no cars and game off when one was coming your way. That’s how high school sports have been in Illinois since March as the Illinois Public Health…

Senior experience to lead this year’s girls team

January 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

 By Lenny Sementi Tim Kohlbecker was all smiles at the end of last week as things developed in the high school sports world in the state of Illinois. He and his squad have been on a roller coaster since November as to whether or not they would be able to play due the pandemic and…

Warriors basketball seniors set to lead the way

January 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi  This season was on the brink of being cancelled before last week’s about face by the IDPH and the governor’s office. For head boys basketball coach Justin Bozarth and his top assistant Bob Taylor that change was a chance to spend more season on the hardwood with their seniors.  Grant Hardwick, Cole…

Looking back Villa Grove Blue Devils hoops history

January 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Tony Hooker In the absence of a high school basketball season in Illinois due to the Governor’s pandemic response, I will be writing a series of articles covering teams from the past four VGHS teams to win a regional tournament,  the teams from 1959, 1965, 1975 and 1984.  All info contained herein has been…

Villa Grove Varsity Scholastic Bowl team starts season undefeated

January 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Tony Hooker The Villa Grove Varsity Scholastic Bowl team is off to a great start for the 2021 season, Team members including,  Senior Kate Eisenmenger and Juniors Izzy Davis,  Andrew McQueen, Mylee Sprague, Caleb Wiessing have started out 4-0 on the season after defeating Okaw Valley and Cumberland in their first “home” match.  The…

High expectations for third year boys Warrior basketball players

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi The landscape of the scholastic sports world in Illinois began to change late last week when regions around the state moved from Tier 3 mitigations to Tier 2. Things continued to develop on Saturday when Governor Pritzker announced Region 5 in Southern Illinois had advanced to Tier 1. More regions made the…

Sky’s the limit for Tuscola Lady Warriors junior class basketball team

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi This week the spotlight is on the junior class of basketball players. Girls basketball coach Tim Kohlbecker’s third years consists of five strong players that may have only scratched the surface of what they may be capable of down the road. The group was part of a JV squad last season that…

A look back at Villa Grove High School hoops through the years

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Tony Hooker In the absence of a high school basketball season in Illinois due to the Governor’s pandemic response, I will be writing a series of articles covering teams from the past four VGHS teams to win a regional tournament,  the teams from 1959, 1965, 1975 and 1984.  All info contained herein has been…

Coach Kolhbecher’s Lady Warriors to feature a young bunch of athletes

January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

 By Lenny Sementi No one puts in more time dedicated to his craft than Tuscola’s own Coach K., head girls basketball coach Tim Kohlbecker. Over the next several weeks we will be spotlighting both boys and girls basketball programs at TCHS. Despite the pause due to state mitigations coach K is extremely excited about the…

Introducing Bozarth’s young guns, the 2021 Warrior basketball team

January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi Over the next several weeks we will be highlighting both boys and the girls basketball programs at TCHS. Despite the pause in the action due to state mitigations head coach Justin Bozarth and his boys continue to forge ahead and this week we will look at the squads young guns. That being…