Lady Warriors bow out
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girls’ basketball team came up a few baskets short in the semi-finals of the Pana Regional falling to a very good Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond squad 44-40. The Lady Knights backed up an earlier victory over the 21-win Warriors from earlier in the season despite winning just one of the four quarters. Coach Tim…

VonLanken steps outside
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By Lenny Sementi Four points separated the Tuscola boys’ basketball team and St. Teresa, and the margin of difference may just have been two three balls by senior Warrior post Brayden VonLanken. The big man stepped outside the arc in both the third and fourth quarter for threes on his way to a game high…

Warriors drop one late
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola logged the miles last week traveling on Tuesday to Decatur St. Teresa, then to Meridian on Friday night, and finally Altamont on Saturday evening for the Northern Trail Conference vs the Central Illinois Conference shootout. The Warriors took on Altamont on their home floor in the nightcap and came up just…

Smith goes deep on senior night
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By Lenny Sementi Ashton Smith shined on senior night taking full advantage of her last game at Tuscola’s gymnasium matching the visiting Meridian Lady Hawks on the scoreboard all on her own in a 46-14 Lady Warrior rout of the Hawks on Monday, Jan. 28. Smith hit four threes en-route to a game high 14…

Kresin big in third place victory
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By Lenny Sementi It wasn’t quite where they wanted to end up when Tuscola’s boys’ basketball team entered the week-long Central Illinois Conference Tournament, but a 2-1 record and third place hardware left more than a few smiles on their faces. The Warriors rebounded from a 54-32 semi-final loss to state ranked Central A&M with…

Warriors half right in CIC tournament semis
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By Lenny Sementi After beating a strong Meridian squad in the opening round of the Central Illinois Conference tournament Justin Bozarth’s boys’ basketball team earned the right at a second shot at state ranked Central A&M in the semi-finals. And, at the half Bozarth and his boys in black were right where they planned to…

St. T slides past Tuscola for first Lady Warrior loss of 2019
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By Lenny Sementi Central Illinois Conference-leading St. Teresa’s Lady Bulldogs entered historic Tuscola gym and slid out the back door with a win to remain unbeaten in the league. Once more, defense ruled the day for Coach Tim Kohlbecker’s crew holding one of the area’s top scoring teams to well under the season average, but…

Cardinals escape with a win
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By Lenny Sementi For the third straight game the Warriors weren’t able to hold on to a lead in the third quarter falling to a good Warrensburg squad by six points 63-59. The visiting Cardinals took advantage of a Warrior scoring drought in the second quarter to stay in the game and, simply, outscore the…

Charity stripe tough on Warriors
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By Lenny Sementi The Tuscola boys’ basketball team went toe to toe with the top team in the Central Illinois Conference, but for the second consecutive game the Warriors fell prey to a hot shooting team at the free throw line. State ranked Central A&M hit 12 of 12 from the charity stripe in the…

Lady Warriors remain stingy
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girls’ basketball team continued its defensive onslaught to remain unbeaten in 2019, limiting a good Warrensburg-Lathem to just 27 points in a 39-27 victory over the Lady Cardinals. Coach Tim Kohlbecker and his ladies in black showed no signs of weariness after the long bus ride west as they smothered the…