Bozarth’s bunch takes steps toward bright future
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By Lenny Sementi When first-year head boys’ basketball coach Justin Bozarth was given the reins to the program early last summer the Tuscola alum hit the ground running. Bozarth made it a point to build the Warrior Basketball brand and made his way to the weight room in the mornings last summer with the boys…

Experience is the key for 2018 Warrior Baseball
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By Missy Chappell The 2018 Warrior baseball season gets underway Wednesday, March 14 on the bump at Arthur, and Head Coach Duff Hoel said his team is ready. “Returning as much experience as we do, we could have probably played a game on the first day of practice. About 60 percent of our pitching staff…

2018 Winter Sports Awards Night
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Cheerleading Letter Winners and Team Awards: Ashtyn Clark, Jenny Knight, Hannah Saril, Kaylee Rexroad-Campbell (Leadership), Kim Summerville, Briannia Thull, Bryona Lee, Julia Kerkhoff, Ava Cothron, Kenzi Heckler, Chloe Lee, Jessie Martin, Meadow Picazo (Most Spirit), and Samantha Simpson (Most Improved) Warriorette Dance Letter Winners and Team Awards: Olivia Chester (Most Outstanding), Sara Kremitzki (Most Creative),…

Final regular season tip for Warrior seniors
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By Lenny Sementi Dalton Hoel, Tyler Meinhold and Cale Sementi took the floor for their final regular season game in historical TCHS gymnasium this past Tuesday the 13th. The boys in black and gold went toe to toe with one of the top teams in central Illinois on senior night but just couldn’t close the…

Lady Warriors bow out
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s never say die attitude was never more on display than it was Thursday, Feb. 8 in the championship game of the Arthur IHSA regional. The Lady Warriors season ended at the hands of a good Sullivan squad 40-34 despite a spirited fight until the end. Tuscola was dealt a tough hand…

Eighth grade boys end season at sectionals
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By Caleigh Parsley Wednesday, Feb. 7 the East Prairie eighth grade boys’ basketball team unfortunately ended their 21-win and 4-loss season to Monticello, 27-30 at Sectionals in Monticello. James Parsley-3 points, 2 assists; Jalen Quinn-15 points, 9 rebounds; Haven Hatfield-2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist; Peyton Armstrong-7 points, 3 rebounds; Patrick Pierce-4 rebounds. “We played…

Quick start nets victory
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By Lenny Sementi Justin Bozarth’s boys’ basketball team jumped out to an early double digit lead and held on behind a very stingy defense that allowed just four points in the first frame and in the end limited Warrensburg-Lathem to their lowest-output of the year. Tuscola dropped the visiting Cardinals Friday, Feb. 9 at home…

Koester, Russo say goodbye
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By Lenny Sementi Senior girls’ basketball players Alexis Koester and Cassie Russo took the floor for the final time at historic Tuscola High School gym Thursday, Feb. 1 as they collected win number 21 on the season routed Meridian 68-35. The victory sealed the deal on a second consecutive undefeated regular season Central Illinois Conference…

East Prairie girls tally one win each over Villa Grove
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By Kayleigh Rahn The East Prairie seventh and eighth grade volleyball season is well under way. As of Monday, Feb. 5 the seventh grade team had earned a 6-5 record and the eighth graders were at 5-6. Last week, the girls each dropped a pair to Unity and ALAH before taking home a win each…

East Prairie eighth grade boys punch ticket to sectionals
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By Caleigh Parsley Thursday, Jan. 18 Seventh Grade Tuscola-33; Sullivan-26 Colton Musgrave-4 points, 5 rebounds; Easton Cunningham-11 points, 1 assist; Hunter Branca-1 rebound; Will Cowan-2 points, 3 rebounds; Chris Boyd-7 points, 1 rebound; Boston Broady-7 points, 6 rebounds; Grant Kaufman-2 points, 3 rebounds Eighth Grade Tuscola-41; Sullivan-21 James Parsley-7 points; Spencer Thaxson-1 rebound; Dylan Homann-1…