Lady Warriors share the ball
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By Lenny Sementi Coach Tim Kohlbecker’s hoop squad notched 18 assists on 23 baskets, which led to a dominating 42-point win over Shelbyville in the Warriors’ Central Illinois Conference opener. Defense was at a premium, as well, as the Warriors never allowed the Rams more than four points in any one quarter and limited them…

Smith and Kremitzki come up big
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girls’ basketball team utilized both ends of the spectrum as the Warriors attacked inside and out offensively. Coach Tim Kohlbecker not only leaned on his starters but also his bench as they wore down a feisty Arcola squad in the second half, beating the Riders Monday, Dec. 3 in the 2018…

Eighth grade girls close season in Sectional title game
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By Kayleigh Rahn The eighth grade girls’ basketball team closed the 2018 with a close, 17-21 loss to a talented Teutopolis team in the sectional tournament Wednesday, Dec. 5. “The girls never gave up; they played hard to the finial buzzer,” Coach Beth Push said. Tuscola led through much of the first half with the…

East Prairie boys continue 2018-2019 campaign
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By Caleigh Parsley Seventh grade East Prairie boys’ basketball is currently 9-3, and Monday the 26th they endured a tough loss to Unity 18-40. Josiah Hortin made a free throw, Ty Thomason made three points, Will Foltz shot four, Nate Thomason earned six, and Jordan Quinn and Aiden Weaver scored two points each. The next…

Warrior too much for Bunnies
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys’ basketball team carried an unbeaten 3-0 record back home following two road wins and didn’t miss a beat last Saturday with victory number four as they ran away from the Fisher Bunny’s 48-35. Senior Brayden VonLanken was a force in the paint scoring 19 points on 5 of 9 from…

Hardwick carries the load
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By Lenny Sementi Coach Justin Bozarth and his Warriors notched win number two on the year on the road against a good Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond squad this past Tuesday the 4th, dropping the Knights 57-41. Sophomore Grant Hardwick led the way scoring a game high 17 points off the bench. The off guard attacked the basket and…

Runners, walkers join in 2018 Santa Chase 5k
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Runners Mason Day (19:29); Logan Wallace (20:07.5); Adam Crutchley (21:07.5); Michele Guido (21:30.2); Cedric Swearingen (22:12.6); Sam Dailey (23:08.4); Stef Groves (24:31.4); Chloe Bowden (24:48.9); Santa S. Reed (24:54.7); Breanna Yantis (24:57.7); Ivan Fink (26:43); Sheryl Beesley (27:47.1); Nathalie Fouque (28:34.7); Douglas Griffith (28:34.9); Mark Guo (28:53.8); Becki Witt (32:56); Amy Kleiss (34:46.7); Jessi Hanner…

Spartans outlast Lady Warriors
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By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girls’ basketball team traded baskets with one of the top ranked teams in the area, but it was not enough as the Lady Warriors fell at home against St. Joe in a barn burner 39-33. Coach Tim Kohlbecker’s team went toe to toe with the Lady Spartans but couldn’t get the…

Warriors hang a banner
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By Lenny Sementi Head football coach Andy Romine runs weight lifting at 7 a.m. and summer workouts are attended by more than 90 percent of his squad. He and his band of Warriors build the program one rep at a time, and once more their efforts paid dividends hanging yet another banner in the historic…

Eighth grade girls take Regional title
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By Kayleigh Rahn The East Prairie eighth grade girls’ basketball team notched three wins enroute to the Regional title at St. Joseph last week. The girls will move on to sectional play against Teutopolis on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at home. Tuesday, Nov. 27 EP-31; SJO-11 The girls took down tournament host St. Joseph-Ogden 31-11 in…