Little comes up big
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys’ basketball team kicked off the Monticello Holiday Hoopla with a 62-45 victory over a strong Neoga squad in their first of three pool play games. No one played better than senior guard Will Little. Little was a jack of all trades delivering 14 points, a game best four steals and…

Warriors give Bozarth early present
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys basketball team squared off one more time before Christmas and delivered head coach Justin Bozarth’s gift a few days early by beating a good Cerro Gordo team 66-58. The two teams traded leads 10 times in a physical first half that saw senior Cade Kresin deliver eight points in the…

Lady Warriors open holiday season
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By Lenny Sementi Lexie Russo, Brynn Tabeling, and the ladies in black and gold gave head girls’ basketball coach Tim Kohlbecker an early Christmas season by delivering a lopsided 44-15 victory over Shelbyville in their opening round game of the Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond Christmas Invite. Coach K’s crew slapped the hand cuffs on the Lady Rams last…

Early offense leads to win
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girls’ basketball team built an early lead on the road and never looked back cruising to a 33-point, non-conference win over Okaw Valley in Bethany last Monday the 17th. Coach Tim Kohlbecker’s squad scored early and often in transition feeding off a dominating defensive effort that limited the host Lady Wolves…

Coach Pugh leads all stars
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By Lenny Sementi Coach Beth Pugh was selected to coach one of the teams for the first ever All Star Classic for junior high girls’ basketball. Probably the best part of the whole experience for the long-time leader of the Lady Hornets was the fact she welcomed two of her own to the squad. Ella…

Quinn kicks off Cola Wars
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By Lenny Sementi Freshman Jalen Quinn was on the sideline this fall when the Warriors and Riders renewed the Cola Wars but didn’t see the field. His experience on the basketball floor was completely different. The hybrid guard/forward erupted in his first chance as a Warrior in a 54-32 Tuscola victory over the purple clad…

Lady Warriors add win number six
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By Kayleigh Rahn It was a tough week offensively for coach Tim Kolhbecker’s Lady Warriors who scored just 72 points in two outings, but it was enough for them to notch win number six on the year. Tuscola moved to 6-4 overall upending an improved Urbana University High squad at home 31-18 last Thursday the…

East Prairie boys take wins over Villa Grove, Paris Crestwood
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By Caleigh Parsley The seventh grade boys’ basketball team won over Villa Grove 18-16 on Dec. 4 when Austin Cummings, Jackson Barrett, and Jordan Quinn made two, Josiah Hortin earned eight, and Will Foltz scored two points. These same boys also beat Paris-Crestwood 34-13 on Dec. 6 where Cummings, Barrett, Nate Thomason, and Brady Cain…

Tuscola pulls away from Hawks
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By Lenny Sementi The Warriors rode the hot hands of Jalen Quinn, Brayden VonLanken, and Grant Hardwick to their biggest win of the year as of yet last Tuesday the 11th. Tuscola upended a once beaten Heritage-Villa Grove team on its home court in a battle of Douglas County heavyweights. The Hawks came out on…

Warriors bounce back
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola dropped its first boys’ basketball game of the year last Friday but rebounded quickly with its second quality win of the week. Coach Justin Bozarth’s boys fell victim to a hot shooting Judah Christian squad, losing to the Tribe 75-49. The visitors from the north dropped 11 three pointers in and…