IHSA votes to continue winter basketball season

October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special board meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, where the Board provided the latest information on the IHSA’s winter sports season. The Board voted to move the sport of wrestling from the winter season to the summer season, which will run from April…

Senior Cummings a near miss at cross country regionals

October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi Senior and newcomer to the sport of cross country Laney Cummings turned more than a few heads this season and she almost turned a few more this past Saturday at Hickory Point Golf Course in Forsyth. The first year runner was a near miss falling a few spots short of advancing out…

Cross Country’s Josiah Hortin moves to IHSA sectionals this weekend

October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi Josiah Hortin is moving on to the second and final round of the IHSA cross country postseason for the 2020 campaign. The freshman phenom and his buddies in black and gold took their show on the road to Hickory Point Golf Course in Forsyth for a sixteen team meat grinder that boasted…

This week in Villa Grove football history

October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Tony Hooker This week was a tough one for the Blue Devils squads of the past, as they only managed to win one game. 1970 Season concluded as Okaw Conference Champs 1980 Bucked by Broncos The Devils fell to Cerro Gordo 46-18 in their final contest of the season, before the playoffs expanded to…

Villa Grove sports wrap

October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Tony Hooker How good was the field at the Decatur St. Teresa IHSA class 1A regional meet?  It was so good that the defending  boy’s state champion Monticello Sages, returning nearly their entire roster, could do no better than third at the regional level.  The girls side might have been even tougher, as three…

Lady Warriors Good and Fiscus take final swings this golf season

October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

 By Lenny Sementi Sophomores Makenna Fiscus and Marley Good weren’t sure a few months ago that the golf season would even happen but the two sophomores were able to tee it up till the end. The duo advanced out of the Charleston Regional last week moving on to the Rochester Sectional this past Thursday where…

Seconds count as Warriors secure hardware at Central Illinois Conference

October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi  Tuscola’s boys and girls cross country team like they have all season long shaved seconds off their personal and seasonal best times as they attacked the three mile Dacey Trail course in Shelbyville at the Central Illinois Conference meet this past Thursday. Some of those precious ticks of the clock proved to…

This week in Villa Grove football history

October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Tony Hooker This week was a successful one for Villa Grove’s historical football teams, with four of the five  spotlighted teams emerging victorious, including two who claimed conference titles and another who inched a step closer to doing so. 1970 The Blue Devils claimed a share of their first Okaw Valley Conference title since…

Villa Grove sports wrap

October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Tony Hooker Boy’s Golf One tough day on the links ended Zachary Buesing’s season as he fired a 98 at the IHSA sectional tournament, held at Tuscola’s Iron Horse golf course. His score did not allow him to advance to the state tournament in Bloomington. High School Boys Cross Country Zach Ruwe ran third…

Thomason a near miss at regionals

October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Lenny Sementi Newcomer to the boys Warrior golf team this year Nate Thomason had his best round of the season at the right time shooting a 90 to lead Tuscola to seventh place effort out of 16 teams at the Moweaqua Central A&M Regional. He ended his day in 21st overall, a mere six…