Robinson's Amy McGahey (left) prepares to take the handoff from teammate Ella Florkowski in the 400 relay, while at right, Palestine-Hutsonville's Paige Matthews and Megan Funk get in position for their exchange. Robinson finished second in the event, while Palestine-Hutsonville tied for sixth. The Lady Maroons placed third in the team standings, while Palestine-Hutsonville was 10th in the 15-team field. (Josh Brown photo)
An offensive explosion got Robinson High School's softball team back on the winning track Friday (April 13).
Following a shutout loss to a good Casey-Westfield team Thursday, the Lady Maroons broke out the bats in a big way Friday, pounding out 21 hits in a 15-8 win at Effingham St. Anthony in non-conference action.
A solid all-around effort kept Oblong High School's softball team perfect on the season Friday (April 13), as the Lady Panthers picked up a 7-4 win over Cumberland in Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division play.
One team could not hold an early lead, while the other made an early lead stand up, which resulted in Lincoln Trail College's baseball team being swept in a doubleheader Friday (April 12).
The Statesmen could not hold onto a lead in game one, resulting in a 12-9 loss, while Kaskaskia jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 6-3 win in game two to complete the sweep in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.
After a series of lopsided losses to start the season, Hutsonville-Palestine's softball team finally found itself in a close game Friday (April 13), but was still unable to find a way to get in the win column.
The Lady Tigers grabbed an early lead, but could not make it stand up in a 7-6 loss to Heritage in Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division play.
Sweeps have been the theme for Robinson High School's boys' tennis team this week.
The Maroons blanked their second straight opponent, as they rolled to an 8-0 win at Newton in a dual match (April 12).
"We finally a warm day. It was a bit windy, but we did a go job staying consistent," RHS head coach Tom Buchanan said. "A few of the matches got close, but we were able to remain calm and fight through tiebreakers. It was a good sign of us staying mentally strong."
It wasn't quite the offensive explosion they had the night before, but Robinson High School's baseball team still put up their fair share of runs Thursday (April 12) en route to another Little Illini Conference victory.
The Maroons picked up their third win in four games this week, as they blanked LIC foe Casey-Westfield, 7-0.