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.
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
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."
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."