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Villa Grove sports wrapup

September 28, 2022 |

By Tony Hooker Football The Blue Devils used two third quarter fumble returns for touchdowns to extend a closer lead than expected as Villa Grove defeated Argenta Oreana 42–0 on Sept. 23. Quarterback, Layne Rund, who had 12 carries for 37 yards rushing, opened the scoring in the second quarter with a one-yard touchdown plunge. …

Tuscola Warriors football is big in bad weather

September 28, 2022 |

Tuscola’s football team welcomed the rain this past Friday evening, Sept. 23, and welcomed back a pair of players in a bounce-back game. They upended the 7th-ranked Central A&M Raiders 13-0 in a defensive slugfest. Coach Romine’s squad embraced the elements looking to their ground game and a stingy defense to move to 4-1 on…

Lady Warriors volleyball team tough on Arcola Riders

September 28, 2022 |

By Lenny Sementi  Tuscola’s volleyball team collected its second win over Arcola this season, downing the Riders in 3-sets during the Arcola Invite Sept. 24. The Lady Warriors went 1-3 on the day, falling to Sullivan, Armstrong-Potomac and Heritage. Junior Sydney Moss led the way on the offensive side of the net in the tournament,…

Warriors cross country teams are all about breaking barriers

September 28, 2022 |

By Lenny Sementi After a rainy Friday night, it was a great Saturday morning and Tuscola’s boys and girls cross country teams took full advantage of it and set more than a few personal records at the 50th Annual St. Joe Classic. Of the twelve runners who entered, eleven set new personal bests by over…

Warriors golf takes Central Illinois Conference Golf Tournament

September 28, 2022 |

By Lenny Sementi  It was the last go-round for a full slate of teams at the Central Illinois Conference Golf Tournament this past Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Moweaqua Golf Club. Coach Nolan Woller’s and boys coach Angie Gough’s respective groups attacked it with a vengeance, walking away with 3 of the 10 individual all-conference accolades…

Cross Country wins Tuscola Classic for the first time in 45 years

September 22, 2022 |

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boy’s cross-country team broke a 45-year drought and did it in an impressive fashion. Neal Garrison’s squad went all out last week in a race at Peoria’s Detweiller Park in a precursor to the state meet and turned some heads. This week they won the Tuscola Classic for the first time…

Golf teams continue to impress as they move closer to post season

September 22, 2022 |

By Lenny Sementi Both girls’ and boys’ Warrior golf teams continued to impress as they marched toward the Central Illinois Conference Tournament and the IHSA postseason. They traveled southwest to a challenging Eagle Creek Golf Course for a four-team robin this past Tuesday, Sept. 13, squaring off with Shelbyville, Tri-County and Decatur St. Theresa.  Makenna…

Lady Warriors volleyball falls in Central Illinois Conference

September 22, 2022 |

By Lenny Sementy It was a rough start to the Central Illinois Conference for Tuscola’s volleyball as the team fell to one of the league favorites in Shelbyville 12-25, 17-25. The Lady Warriors fell behind quickly in both sets and despite a big effort up front by Sydney Moss were unable to recover.  Moss led…

Warriors football team stymied by Shelbyville Rams

September 22, 2022 |

The Shelbyville Rams turned some heads in Tuscola this past Friday evening, Sept. 16, stunning the seventh-ranked Warriors 40-6 to remain unbeaten while handing coach Andy Romine’s squad its first setback of the season. The Rams jumped out early, didn’t look back, and answered each time the black and gold threatened to turn the tides. …

Villa Grove sports wrapup

September 22, 2022 |

By Tony Hooker Volleyball Can’t weather Storm The Blue Devils fell in three sets to Salt Fork on Sept. 12, 25-21, 16-25, 21-25. Kalyn Cordes passed out 22 assists, Logan Lillard pounded down 13 kills and Maci Clodfelder hammered in six of her own. Remember Titans Kalyn Cordes had 17 assists to lead Villa Grove…