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January 18, 2018

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Robinson's Walker Sandschafer makes an adjustment mid-air on his way to the basket during Friday's Little Illini Conference game against Flora. Sandschafer led RHS with 24 points and 15 rebounds in a 78-49 win. (Josh Brown photo)


Lady Maroons knock off Red Hill in first round of LIC tourney, 49-30
Conference wins have been eluding Robinson High School's girls' basketball team so far this season, but the Lady Maroons were able to pick up a big one Thursday night (Jan. 11).

Robinson came into Thursday with zero conference wins and were seeded ninth in the Little Illini Conference Tournament, but the Lady Maroons took control of their opening-round game at Casey-Westfield High School from the start and rolled to a 49-30 win over eighth-seeded Red Hill.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Lady Panthers dump Lady Pioneers, 50-21
It was deja vu all over again for Oblong and Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' basketball teams Thursday night (Jan. 11).

For the second time this season, the Lady Panthers walloped the Lady Pioneers by the exact same score.

Oblong rolled to a 50-21 victory in the Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division contest, duplicating their win in the annual Crawford County Shrine Game Dec. 15.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lady Statesmen beat SWIC, 66-53
A fast start got Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team back in the win column Wednesday night (Jan. 10).

The Lady Statesmen led from start to finish and cruised to a 66-53 win over Southwestern Illinois College in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.

"I told the team before the game that we needed to focus on us and what we are doing," LTC head coach Scott Sparks said. "We needed to have a really strong defensive game and look to score off our defense. I thought we did a really good job of that."


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Statesmen fall short to Southwestern Illinois in GRAC contest, 80-70
Struggles in league play continued for Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team Wednesday night (Jan. 10).

The Statesmen stayed close once again, but still came out on the short end, losing a Great Rivers Athletic Conference contest to Southwestern Illinois, 80-70.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Panthers struggle at Red Hill, lose 48-36
Struggles on the offensive end continue to hamper Oblong High School's boys' basketball team.

The Panthers once again had trouble putting the ball in the basket and it added up to a 48-36 loss at Red Hill in non-conference play Tuesday night (Jan. 9).


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lady Maroons fall to Mt. Carmel, 55-31
A slow start put Robinson High School's girls' basketball team in a hole they could not climb out of Tuesday (Jan. 9).

The Lady Maroons fell behind early and never recovered in a 55-31 loss to Mt. Carmel in non-conference action.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lady Pioneers falter late, remain winless after 47-35 loss to Dieterich
One bad quarter outdid three good ones and kept Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' basketball team from finding the win column Tuesday (Jan. 9).

The Lady Pioneers took a lead into the fourth quarter, but could not hang onto it and the end result was a 47-35 loss to Dieterich in a non-conference contest.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tigers hammered by Newton, 69-39
When you allow almost as many field goals in the first quarter as you make for the game, that is not a good recipe for success.

But, that is exactly what Hutsonville-Palestine's boys' basketball team did Tuesday night (Jan. 9) and it resulted in a 69-39 loss to Newton in non-conference action.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

RHS wrestlers win four of six recently
A competitive day of wrestling saw Robinson High School's wrestling team go .500 on the day at the annual Robinson Duals event Saturday (Jan. 6).

The Maroons went 2-2 as a team in their four matches, which saw strong performances by several individuals throughout the day.

"We knew that every team here this weekend was fairly even with Mt. Carmel being the favorite," RHS head coach Joe Cunningham said. "I knew that we would really have to wrestle well to win any duals against these teams and I might have settled for 2-2 before the day began. However, now I think that if we had wrestled with a little more confidence we might have had an opportunity to have done better."


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lady Maroons fall at Lawrenceville, 51-40
A second straight strong effort kept Robinson High School's girls' basketball team in the game Monday night (Jan. 8), but not enough for the Lady Maroons to find a way into the win column.

Robinson played well throughout their Little Illini Conference game at Lawrenceville, but came out on the short end of a 51-40 decision.

"I am really proud of my girls," RHS head coach Sherry Bopp said. "They played hard for all four quarters and never gave up."


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lady Pioneers lose to Dugger, 87-41
A season-high in points was not enough for Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' basketball team to outscore the leading scorer on the opposing team, let alone pick up a victory Monday (Jan. 8).

The Lady Pioneers stayed close for a quarter, but could not keep pace with visiting Union-Dugger, Ind., resulting in an 87-41 loss.


Thursday, January 11, 2018


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