Robinson High School principal Troy Hickey presents track coach Tony Cork with the new traveling trophy that renames the Robinson Invitational the Coach Cork Invitational. Cork was honored in a ceremony during the meet, as he is retiring as RHS track coach at the end of the season.
It was yet another dominating performance by Robinson High School's boys' track team Friday, but the latest effort had a little bit more meaning for the Maroons and head coach Tony Cork.
Robinson rolled to a win in the 37th Robinson Invitational, but that wasn't the only highlight of the night. The victory by the Maroons capped a special night that was centered around Cork, who was honored during a ceremony in the middle of the meet.
"They fooled me pretty well," Cork said. "I knew they were planning on doing something, but had no clue what all they were going to do. I was definitely surprised."
Three games in two days netted Lincoln Trail College's baseball team three losses over the weekend.
The Statesmen got off to a bad start with a 13-1 loss at Kaskaskia Friday, then saw a pair of comeback bids fall short in 7-6 and 8-5 losses on Saturday in Robinson, resulting in a sweep of their Great Rivers Athletic Conference series.
Oblong High School's softball and baseball teams both bounced back from non-conference losses in a big way April 20, as they combined for 33 runs in blowout victories over Martinsville in Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division play.