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October 23, 2019

LOVC Tourney Champs
LOVC Tourney Champs
Oblong High School's volleyball team won the Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament Saturday (Sept. 21) at Martinsville. The Lady Panthers went 3-0 in the four-team, round-robin event, picking up wins over Hutsonville-Palestine, Martinsville and Dugger, Ind.


RHS boys 3rd, girls 7th at Robinson Invite
Solid performances all around resulted in strong finishes for Robinson High School's cross country teams in a deep and talented field at their annual Robinson Invitational Thursday (Oct. 3).

Robinson placed three runners in the top 20 and finished third in the boys' race, while the girls ran well and came in seventh in their race.

"The boys and girls both ran really well," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "More than two-thirds of them had their season or career-best times, while the others were really close."


Thursday, October 17, 2019


Lady Panthers beat Martinsville in two
A busy week was a successful one for Oblong High School's volleyball team, as they won their third match in as many tries.

The Lady Panthers finished off their perfect week with a two-set win over visiting Martinsville, 25-18, 26-24 (Oct. 3).

"We had a great week of wins," OHS head coach Pam Johnson said. "We are putting together our passing, setting and hitting. The girls have worked hard this week. I am very proud to get this conference win."


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lady Maroons fall at Newton in two
Sometimes a team just plays a little bit better than you do and that was the case for Robinson High School's volleyball team Thursday night (Oct. 3).

The Lady Maroons did not necessarily play bad, but host Newton played a bit better and handed RHS a two-set defeat in their Little Illini Conference contest, 15-25, 19-25.

"Newton is a very good team," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "I don't feel like we played a bad game tonight, we just couldn't put a ball away. Their defense was tremendous and they kept every ball alive. I am proud of the way we fought until the very end."


Thursday, October 17, 2019

RHS girls' tennis edges Olney, 5-4
Depth helped Robinson High School's girls' tennis team get back on the winning track.

After seeing their seven-match winning streak come to an end Tuesday, the Lady Maroons righted the ship Wednesday (Oct. 2) by edging visiting Olney in a dual match, 5-4.

"The quality of our depth in our line-up has been a key for many of our wins this season and tonight was no exception with our team winning in singles at Nos. 3,4,5 and 6," RHS head coach Steve Jenkins said.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lady Tigers down North Central, Ind., in two sets
Another match against a team from across the river resulted in yet another win for Hutsonville-Palestine's volleyball team.

The Lady Tigers scored a two-set win over an Indiana opponent for the second night in a row, as they downed visiting North Central 25-19, 25-21 (Oct. 2).

"The girls played a good game tonight," HHS-PHS head coach Shandy Matthews said. "It looked a little sloppy a few times but they didn't quit."


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lady Statesmen lose at Rend Lake
Recent struggles continued for Lincoln Trail College's volleyball team and the end result was another loss on the road.

The Lady Statesmen dropped their second road match this week and third straight overall in a four-set loss at Rend Lake College, 22-25, 13-25, 28-26, 20-25 (Oct. 2).

"I'm to the point that I'm only playing girls with the drive to win and an overall positive attitude," LTC head coach Dana Goodwin said. "I had a completely new line-up in the third and fourth sets that worked. The entire atmosphere on the court changed for the better."


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lady Maroons beat Casey-Westfield in 3
A tough battle on the road ended with Robinson High School's volleyball team picking up a hard-fought win in three sets, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15, at Casey-Westfield in Little Illini Conference play (Oct. 1).

"It was a hard fought conference win tonight," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "We fell behind in each of the first two sets. We were able to overcome in the first, but fell short in the second. The third set was close for a while, but we went on a big run to pull away.'


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lady Panthers beat St. Elmo-Brownstown for 2nd straight win
For the second straight night, Oblong High School's volleyball team made a long road trip a successful one with a two-set victory.

The Lady Panthers picked up their second consecutive win Tuesday (Oct. 1) with a 25-20, 25-20 win at St. Elmo-Brownstown.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lady Tigers drop Dugger in two sets
Strong play continued for Hutsonville-Palestine's volleyball team Tuesday (Oct. 1), as they picked up a two-set win over visiting Dugger, Ind., 25-14, 25-13.

"I thought the girls played very well tonight and I enjoyed watching them play," HHS-PHS head coach Shandy Matthews said. "We were able to set up and hit quite a bit since our passing was good."


Thursday, October 17, 2019

RHS girls' tennis falls to Teutopolis, 8-1
It was a rough night on the court for Robinson High School's girls' tennis team Tuesday (Oct. 1), as they dropped a dual match to Teutopolis, 8-1, to snap a seven-match winning streak.

"I was hoping that we could win a few more individual matches tonight, but sometimes the game score is not indicative of how well a match is played," RHS head coach Steve Jenkins said. "Teutopolis is a very experienced and skilled team that doesn't make too many unforced errors. Our girls had several long points, sometimes 15-20 shots with their opponents before a point was won."


Thursday, October 17, 2019

LTC women's soccer drops three matches recently
Results continue to be less than stellar for Lincoln Trail College's women's soccer team, but there have been a few bright spots recently.

The Lady Statesmen lost three more matches recently by a combined score of 30-0, although they were more competitive at times in those contests.

Thursday, October 17, 2019


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