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home : sports : sports September 15, 2014

Coming down with it
Coming down with it
Above, Robinson's Joe Smith hauls in a pass from Bucky Stevens for an 18-yard touchdown during the second quarter of the Maroons' Little Illini Conference game with Flora Saturday afternoon. Smith had four touchdowns and 207 total yards in Robinson's 48-0 victory.


RHS girls' tennis edges Mt. Carmel
Close matches were the theme for Robinson High School's girls' tennis team in their match with Mt. Carmel Thursday.

Four of the nine matches went to three sets and all nine were closely contested. Fortunately, the Lady Maroons came out on top of one more than Mt. Carmel, lifting them to a 5-4 win at Washington Park.

"Our ladies played some very competitive tennis tonight," RHS head coach John Ireland said. "We played some great matches against a very tough Mt. Carmel team. Four of the singles matches went three sets and we were able to get two of the four. After singles we were even at 3-3, so we needed to get two of the three doubles for the win and we were able to get that."

Monday, September 15, 2014


Robinson golfers roll to another win, beat Marshall in dual Thursday
Low scores have become the norm for Robinson High School's golf team this season and that trend continued Thursday.

The Maroons carded a team score of 155 to easily beat host Marshall, who came in with a 194, in a dual match.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Lady Maroons spike Red Hill in two
Strong play continued for Robinson High School's volleyball team Thursday, as the Lady Maroons rolled past Red Hill in Little Illini Conference play.

Robinson won the match in two sets, 25-9, 25-18, for their second win over the Lady Salukis in less than a week. The Lady Maroons also beat Red Hill in the Robinson Invitational Saturday.

"We played a good first set tonight," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "Our passing and serving really helped us get out to a big lead. We were not as sharp in the second set. We missed several serves and had a lot of unforced errors, but were able to get the win."


Monday, September 15, 2014

Robinson golfers win 3-team meet; Oblong 2nd in triangular Monday
Another match, two more wins for Robinson High School's golf team.

The Maroons rolled to a win in a triangular match at Casey Country Club Tuesday, posting a score of 165, while Paris was second at 197 and Casey-Westfield third with a 202.


Friday, September 12, 2014

RHS girls tennis rolls past Paris, 8-1
Another dominant performance sent Robinson High School's girls' tennis team to another win Tuesday, as the bested Paris in a dual match, 8-1.

Robinson clinched the win with five victories out of six singles matches, then the Lady Maroons swept the doubles contests for good measure.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Robinson boys cross country 1st, girls 4th in four-team meet at Olney
Five runners finished in the top-10 Tuesday, leading Robinson High School's boys' cross country team to a win in a four-team meet at Olney.

The Maroons posted a team score of 29 points, edging host Olney, who was second with 31. Paris came in third with 72 and Cumberland was fourth at 115.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Lady Tigers lose at Lawrenceville
Results were not much better for Hutsonville-Palestine's volleyball team Tuesday night.

After a straight-set loss to Martinsville Monday, the Lady Tigers played a little better at Lawrenceville Tuesday, but still lost in straight sets, 24-26, 14-25.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Lady Panthers fall to Newton in straight sets in non-conference play
For the second straight night, Oblong High School's volleyball team dropped a non-conference match at home in straight sets.

The Lady Panthers dropped a two-set contest to visiting Newton Tuesday, 18-25, 17-25.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lady Panthers, Lady Tigers both fall
Non-conference play was not kind to a pair of Crawford County volleyball teams Monday, as both Oblong and Hutsonville-Palestine lost matches in straight sets.
Friday, September 12, 2014

RHS girls tennis wins Salem Invitational
Wins in 13 of 16 matches led Robinson to victories in three of four flights and a team championship at the Salem Invitational tournament Saturday.

"We had great performances across all flights," RHS head coach John Ireland said. "Our player were very aggressive and stuck to their fundamentals that we have been practicing."


Friday, September 12, 2014

Lady Maroons win Robinson Invite; HP 7th
For the second straight weekend, Robinson High School's volleyball team was able to add a piece of hardware to their trophy case.

The Lady Maroons rolled through the competition Saturday at the Robinson Invitational on their way to a 4-0 record and winning the championship for the first time since they started hosting the tournament. The championship was the second already this season for the Lady Maroons, as they won the Hutsonville Invitational last weekend.

"It's great to finally win our own tournament," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "We had finished second, second, second and third, but today we finally got over the hump and took first place. Our girls played well all day."


Tuesday, September 09, 2014


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