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January 16, 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)


Maroons hammer Flora in LIC tilt, 78-49
Strong efforts on both ends of the floor led Robinson High School's boys' basketball team to a lopsided win Friday night (Jan. 5).

The Maroons carried the momentum from their consolation championship at the First Financial Wabash Valley Classic in Terre Haute last week by whipping visiting Flora, 78-49, in Little Illini Conference play.

"This was big for us," RHS head coach Mack Thompson said. "Conference (tournament) seeding is Monday, so this was an important win for us. It is a good feeling to play like this and head into an 11-day break on a four-game winning streak."


Thursday, January 11, 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

Hutsonville-Palestine snaps three-game skid, beats Martinsville 62-53
One big quarter was enough to give Hutsonville-Palestine's boys' basketball team the separation it needed to pick up another win Friday night (Jan. 5).

In what was a closely-contested game, the Tigers used a 20-point second quarter to build a double-digit halftime lead and made it stand up in a 62-53 win over Martinsville in non-conference action.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Statesmen fall short to Lake Land, 80-68
During the course of a 40-minute game, a bad two-minute stretch doesn't seem like it would be too costly, but that turned out to be the difference for Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team Saturday (Jan. 6).

The Statesmen played with a good Lake Land team for much of their Great Rivers Athletic Conference contest, but a 7-0 run by Lake Land to start the second half put the Statesmen in a hole they could not climb out of on their way to an 80-68 loss.

"I didn't think we competed as hard in the second half," LTC head coach Luke Stuckey said. "We went from a back-and-forth game in the first half to giving them a nice cushion and we were never able to get back in it."


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lady Statesmen lose to Lake Land, 68-36
Putting the ball in the basket proved difficult for Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team Saturday (Jan. 6) and the end result was a lopsided loss.

The Lady Statesmen could not get shots to fall from anywhere on the floor and came out on the wrong end of a 68-36 decision against Lake Land College in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.

"We've got five girls that are sick and another that has to have her wisdom teeth out this week," LTC head coach Scott Sparks said. "Then, when we don't play well on top of that, it doesn't help."


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Panthers lose to Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond Friday, 35-31
Points were hard to come by for both teams Friday night (Jan. 5), but Oblong High School's boys' basketball team had a little more trouble than their opponent.

The Panthers were held to single digits in three of four quarters and came out on the short end of a 35-31 decision to Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond in non-conference action.

"Neither team could create on the offensive side, so this game came down to who would get the most stops on the defensive end late in the game," OHS head coach Ryan Cheek said. "They hit a couple mid-range jumpers late in the fourth that put them ahead. We had many opportunities to create a high quality shot near the end of the game, but we just did not execute. Our defense was solid for the most part, but our offensive play was horrendous. We were playing selfish basketball."


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lady Maroons beat Cumberland, 46-32
All things must come to an end at some point and for Robinson High School's girls' basketball team, that includes their lengthy losing streak.

The Lady Maroons snapped their 16-game skid Thursday night (Jan. 4) with a 46-32 win over Cumberland in non-conference action.

"The girls played very well," RHS head coach Sherry Bopp said. "We implemented some new plays Wednesday and they ran them well."


Tuesday, January 09, 2018

County has 21 named to WVFCA teams
Nearly two dozen football players from Crawford County were recognized recently for their achievements both on the field and in the classroom this past season.

A total of 21 local players recently received honors from the Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association by being placed on at least one of their All-Wabash Valley teams.


Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Lady Panthers down BSE, 50-37
Two weeks off had little effect on Oblong High School's girls' basketball team.

The Lady Panthers picked up right where they left off following their long layoff over the holidays, as they recorded their ninth straight victory with a 50-37 win over Brownstown-St. Elmo in Thursday (Jan. 4)'s non-conference contest.


Tuesday, January 09, 2018


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