Robinson High School senior Amy McGahey signed a letter-of-intent to continue her track career at the University of Southern Indiana next season. McGahey is pictured alongside her parents, Dave (left) and Sheri (right), while in back are RHS assistant track coach Tracy Weger (left) and head coach Shannon Goebel (right). (Josh Brown photo)
For the fourth time in the past 10 years, Robinson High School has qualified a team for the state bass fishing finals.
Robinson's bass fishing team of Kade Lassen and Jason Meeks - with Thomas Brown as the alternate - qualified for the state tournament by finishing third at the IHSA Sectional held at Forbes State Park Lake in Kinmundy Friday (May 4).
A solid effort against a strong field netted Robinson High School's boys' track team a fourth-place finish out of 11 teams at the Big Trojan Invitational in Charleston Wednesday (May 9).
Robinson won two events and finished the meet with 65.5 points, placing them behind only Effingham (129), Mattoon (102.5) and Mt. Zion (96.5), while rounding out the field were Paris (65), Charleston (64.5), Cumberland (48), Lincoln (44), Casey-Westfield (37), Olney (31) and Marshall (16).
Seven innings wasn't enough to determine a winner in Tuesday (May 8)'s Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division softball game.
In fact, it took nine innings before a winner was decided and fortunately for Oblong High School's softball team, the Lady Panthers came out on the right side.
After holding a lead for much of the game, Oblong needed a seventh-inning rally to force extra innings, then the Lady Panthers plated a run in the bottom of the ninth to walk off with a 5-4 victory over Villa Grove.
A close match went the way of the home team Tuesday (May 8), which was not the result Robinson High School's boys' tennis team wanted.
The Maroons came up just short in their match with Mattoon on Senior Night, losing 5-4.
"We knew this was going to be a close match," RHS head coach Tom Buchanan said. "We have similar records and our line-ups are similar. We knew it might come down to a tiebreaker and it did. We were even after singles at 3-3 and we dropped one tiebreaker in singles, then we got down in doubles earlier before No. 1 and 2 came back. No. 1 doubles were down 2-5 in the second set, and then won 4 straight games to force another tiebreaker before falling."
It was a clean sweep for the west side of the county Monday (May 7), as Oblong High School's baseball and softball teams both picked up wins over rival Hutsonville-Palestine in the annual Crawford County Shrine Game in Oblong.