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November 23, 2017

Gliding in for two
Gliding in for two
LTC's Mykiah Jones (12) glides in for a basket during the first half of Monday (Nov. 13)'s home opener against Lindenwood-Belleville JV. Jones finished just shy of double figures with nine points in LTC's 82-48 win. (Josh Brown photo)


Five RHS athletes receive All-LIC honors
A handful of Robinson High School athletes were recognized recently for their achievements by being named to one of the All-Little Illini Conference teams in their respective fall sports.

Three Lady Maroons were named to the All-LIC volleyball teams, while a pair of Maroons made the All-LIC football teams.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Lady Panthers suffer first loss of season at Marshall, 67-43
After starting fast in their first two games, Oblong High School's girls' basketball team was unable to get out the gates Thursday night (Nov. 16).

The Lady Panthers could not get anything going offensively and dug themselves a hole they could not get out of in a 67-43 loss at Marshall in a non-conference contest.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lady Pioneers drop non-conference game at Chrisman, 27-14
Scoring points continues to be a problem for Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' basketball team so far this season.

The Lady Pioneers failed to crack the 20-point mark for the second time in as many games and the end result was a 27-14 loss at Chrisman in non-conference action Thursday (Nov. 15).


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

LTC baseball players sign with 4-year schools
Pitching is a vital part of any baseball team and the staff at Lincoln Trail College continues to churn out quality arms.

Three Statesmen have recently signed to continue their careers at four-year universities, including two at the Division I level.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Short-handed Lady Maroons drop non-conference game to Newton, 43-16
A short-handed squad could not keep pace with the opposition Thursday night (Nov. 16), as Robinson High School's girls' basketball team dropped a non-conference contest to visiting Newton, 43-16.

Robinson was playing without four starters due to a school field trip, leaving the Lady Maroons with basically their junior varsity to play in the varsity contest.

"The score does not reflect the heart and passion our team put into the game," RHS head coach Sherry Bopp said. "The freshmen stepped up and did an excellent job, but they just played a complete junior varsity game as well. I am proud of their effort."


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Johnson twins to play at different colleges
For the first time beginning next fall, twin sisters Samantha and Summer Johnson will be playing without each other.

The Oblong High School seniors and multi-sport standouts recently signed letters-of-intent to continue their athletic careers at different colleges and in different sports.

Both girls have excelled in volleyball, basketball and softball since they were freshmen, but each of them will focus on one sport at the next level.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

LTC basketball suffers sweep at John A. Logan
The start of conference play did not go as Lincoln Trail College's basketball teams had hoped, as they were swept in Great Rivers Athletic Conference games at John A. Logan College (Nov. 15).


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lady Maroons down Lady Pioneers, 35-19
County foes tried to work out the kinks against each other in the opening game of the season Tuesday night (Nov. 14).

One team was able to do that a little better than the other, as Robinson High School's girls' basketball team pulled away from visiting Palestine-Hutsonville for a 35-19 victory in the season opener for both teams.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lady Panthers beat Casey-Westfield, 48-40
Game two was a little tougher, but the outcome was still the same for Oblong High School's girls' basketball team.

The Lady Panthers picked up their second win in as many days Tuesday (Nov. 14), as they downed Casey-Westfield, 48-40, in a non-conference contest.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lady Statesmen thump LUB JV, 80-51
The first home game of the season went about as well as it could have for Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team.

The Lady Statesmen jumped out to a big lead early and coasted to an easy, 82-48, win over Lindenwood-Belleville JV in their home opener (Nov. 13).

"Our game plan was pretty simple. We wanted to focus on our defense and our bench," LTC head coach Scott Spark said. "We feed off defensive intensity and that fuels our offense. I think we did a very good job of that early and continued that throughout the game."


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lady Panthers dump Red Hill, 58-26
A strong start was more than enough for Oblong High School's girls' basketball team in their season opener Monday night (Nov. 13).

The Lady Panthers jumped out to an early lead, then broke the game open in the second quarter on their way to a 58-26 win over Red Hill to open the season.


Thursday, November 16, 2017


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