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March 24, 2018

Home run low-five
Home run low-five
Robinson's Kade Lassen (32) is all smiles as he slaps hands with coach Reggie Truitt while rounding third base following his home run during a March 13 game against Red Hill. Lassen was one of three Maroons to go deep in the 13-2 win. (Josh Brown photo)

Lady Statesmen take pair from Kaskaskia
Playing at home suited Lincoln Trail College's softball team just fine, as they picked up a pair of conference wins in their first home games of the season (March 15).

The Lady Statesmen downed Kaskaskia College 12-5 in the first game of their Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheader, then won the nightcap 5-2.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Lady Maroons dump Mt. Carmel, 8-1
A strong start lifted Robinson High School's softball team to a win in their season opener Thursday (March 15).

The Lady Maroons held a three-run lead after one inning, then tacked on runs in the middle innings to pull away for an 8-1 victory over Mt. Carmel in a non-conference contest.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

LTC baseball drops GRAC series opener at Wabash Valley, 8-2
A rough start was too much for Lincoln Trail College's baseball team to overcome Thursday afternoon (March 15).

The Statesmen fell behind early and never recovered in an 8-2 loss at Wabash Valley to open their Great Rivers Athletic Conference series.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Oblong softball, baseball both pick up wins in Albion
Both Oblong teams were able to pick up their first wins of the season on the diamond in Albion Wednesday (March 14).

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Maroons hammer Red Hill in opener, 13-2
Near-freezing temperatures were no match for the hot bats of Robinson High School's baseball team Tuesday afternoon (March 13).

The Maroons came out swinging despite winter-like conditions that included snow flurries on and off during the game and rolled to a 13-2 win over Red Hill in the season opener for both teams.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Lady Statesmen drop pair of games at Lake Land to open GRAC play
Tables were turned on Lincoln Trail College's softball team Monday.

After winning eight games in Myrtle Beach where they outscored their opponents 78-16, the Lady Statesmen gave up 20 runs and scored just one on their way to being swept by Lake Land College in a Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheader Monday (March 12).

Lincoln Trail dropped game one 10-0, then fell in game two, 10-1. Both games were stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Robinson's Sandschafer earns all-state honors
One Robinson High School basketball player earned a few more accolades at the state level over the weekend.

RHS senior Walker Sandschafer receive a pair of all-state honors, as he was named Fourth Team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and Honorable Mention by the Associated Press.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Panthers struggle in season-opening loss to Cisne, 8-1, at EC tourney
Bats were as cold as the conditions outside for Oblong High School's baseball team in their season opener Monday (March 12).

The Panthers managed just two hits, but the game was scoreless until a couple of big innings late did them in in an 8-1 loss to Cisne in the opening game of the Edwards County Classic in Albion.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Lady Statesmen complete perfect trip
Lincoln Trail College's softball team completed a perfect road trip with two more wins Friday morning (March 9).

The Lady Statesmen went 8-0 on their spring trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., after they finished their final day at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic with wins over Frederick (Md.) Community College (15-3) and College of Lake County (2-0).

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Robinson, Palestine-Hutsonville girls compete at EIU Indoor Meet
Track season opened for a pair of local teams, as Robinson High School and Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' squads competed at the Charleston Indoor Girls Invitational at Eastern Illinois University Saturday (March 10).

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Statesmen drop two of three to SIC
Conference play did not get off to the start Lincoln Trail College's baseball team had hoped over the weekend.

The Statesmen dropped their Great Rivers Athletic Conference opener to Southeastern Illinois Friday (7-3), then split Saturday's doubleheader, winning game one 3-2 and losing game two 2-1.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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