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September 25, 2017

Shrine Game Winners
Shrine Game Winners
Oblong High School's football team won the annual Crawford County Shrine Game over rival Palestine-Hutsonville Friday night (Sept. 15), as the Panthers scored a 15-6 win at Palestine. It was the fourth straight win in the series for the Panthers, meaning the senior class at OHS has never lost a Shrine Game. (Josh Brown photo)


Robinson boys' XC wins meet at Newton
Five top-10 finishes were enough - barely - for Robinson High School's boys' cross country team to win a four-team meet at Newton Tuesday (Sept. 19).

The Maroons and Olney swept the top 10 spots in the race, but Robinson took the top three spots, allowing them to a pick up a 25-30 win. Effingham came in third with 81 points, while Newton did not have enough runners to post a team score.

"It turned into almost a dual between us and Olney," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "For the first mile, they had several guys ahead of ours, but when they came out of the woods with 200 yards to go, Olney had one guy ahead of our top three and one right behind. When I got to the finish line, I found out we went 1-2-3 and Olney was 4-5. That couldn't have went any better."


Friday, September 22, 2017


Robinson boys' golf team wins three-team meet at Effingham
Solid scores across the board helped Robinson High School's boys' golf team to a win in a three-team meet at Effingham Tuesday (Sept. 19).

The Maroons shot a 173 to get past Marshall and Teutopolis, who posted scores of 179 and 180, respectively.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Lady Panthers drop non-conference match to Casey-Westfield in three
Play was better, but the end result was the same for Oblong High School's volleyball team.

The Lady Panthers dropped their second match in as many nights Tuesday (Sept. 19) in a 19-25, 25-23, 21-25 loss to Casey-Westfield in a non-conference contest.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Lady Tigers fall to Marshall in two sets in non-conference match
Another win was within reach for Hutsonville-Palestine's volleyball team Tuesday night (Sept. 19), but they let it slip away.

The Lady Tigers hung right with Marshall for much of the match before falling in two sets, 23-25, 16-25, in their non-conference contest.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Lady Maroons sweep past Lady Panthers
It was a clean sweep for Robinson High School's volleyball team Monday night (Sept. 18) against county rival Oblong.

Six sets were played and the Lady Maroons won all of them to take three matches from the Lady Panthers.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Panthers hold off Pioneers for 15-6 win
Rivalry games tend to go one of two ways.

They can either be high-scoring shootouts or a low-scoring, grind-it-out type of contest.

Friday night's annual Shrine Game was the latter, with rivals Oblong and Palestine-Hutsonville going toe-to-toe for four quarters.

But, when the dust settled, the Panthers came away with the victory again, as the picked up a 15-6 win in Palestine.

"This was a defensive battle," OHS head coach Chad Pusey said. "It was well played on both sides. It wasn't easy, but we got it done. A win is a win and I'll take it."

"The kids played hard, we just had too many mistakes," PHS-HHS head coach Joe Stambaugh said. "It was two evenly-matched teams out there. We got max effort from our kids, but it just wasn't enough with all the mistakes."


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Maroons beat Casey-Westfield, 33-20
Although it has become by necessity, a youth movement has taken over Robinson High School's football team and it is starting to bear results.

Led by a host of underclassmen, the Maroons charged their way to victory for the first time Friday night (Sept. 15), running over Casey-Westfield for a 33-20 victory in the Little Illini Conference contest.

"I am real happy for these young men," RHS head coach Tim Nolen said. "They deserved a victory. They have worked very hard and overcome a ton of adversity. We said before the game that one of these teams had to come out and be the aggressor and we did that."


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Robinson XC boys 4th at Olney Invite
Robinson High School's boys' cross country team posted a decent showing Saturday, coming away with a fourth-place finish out of 19 complete teams at the Olney Invitational Saturday (Sept. 16).

"Fourth place is a good finish for us, especially with as many teams as were there," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "We are just not as healthy as we need to be."


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Robinson girls' tennis finishes 5th at Casey-Westfield doubles tourney
A long day on the courts ended with Robinson High School's girls' tennis team finishing in the middle of the pack at the Casey-Westfield Doubles Tournament Saturday (Sept. 16).

The Lady Maroons garnered 100 points to place fifth in the eight-team field, finishing ahead of Paris (83), Casey-Westfield (63) and Charleston (53), but behind Flora (139), Mt. Zion (116), Newton (115) and Teutopolis (115).


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

RHS boys' golf 7th at Paris Invitational
Tough competition pushed Robinson High School's golf team into the middle of the pack at the Paris Invitational Saturday (Sept. 16).

The Maroons finished seventh out of the 10 teams competing in the tournament at Eagle Ridge Golf Course after posting a score of 380.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

RHS girls' tennis beats Casey-Westfield
Steady play up and down the line-up helped Robinson High School's girls' tennis team get into the win column Thursday (Sept. 14), as the Lady Maroons rolled to 7-2 victory at Casey-Westfield.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017


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