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April 24, 2018

Hand-offs
Hand-offs
Robinson's Amy McGahey (left) prepares to take the handoff from teammate Ella Florkowski in the 400 relay, while at right, Palestine-Hutsonville's Paige Matthews and Megan Funk get in position for their exchange. Robinson finished second in the event, while Palestine-Hutsonville tied for sixth. The Lady Maroons placed third in the team standings, while Palestine-Hutsonville was 10th in the 15-team field. (Josh Brown photo)


RHS girls 3rd, P-H 10th at Sam Bennett
Tough competition resulted in mixed results for a pair of Crawford County girls' track teams at the 22nd Annual Sam Bennett Invitational in Robinson Friday (April 13).

Robinson fared well on their way to a third-place finish, while Palestine-Hutsonville had some bright spots despite finishing 10th in the 15-team field.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Lady Maroons swing hot bats in 15-8 win over St. Anthony Friday
An offensive explosion got Robinson High School's softball team back on the winning track Friday (April 13).

Following a shutout loss to a good Casey-Westfield team Thursday, the Lady Maroons broke out the bats in a big way Friday, pounding out 21 hits in a 15-8 win at Effingham St. Anthony in non-conference action.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

P-H boys 3rd, girls 7th at Tiger Relays
A busy stretch has netted mixed results for Palestine-Hutsonville's track teams.

After solid showings by both squads at the Red Hill Invitational, the boys' team fared well again at the Tiger Relays in Paris (April 12), while the girls' were not quite as successful.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lady Panthers stay perfect, beat Cumberland in LOVC SE play, 7-4
A solid all-around effort kept Oblong High School's softball team perfect on the season Friday (April 13), as the Lady Panthers picked up a 7-4 win over Cumberland in Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division play.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Panthers drop pitchers' duel to Cumberland, 2-1, in nine innings
Seven innings was not enough to determine a winner in Friday (April 13)'s Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division contest and neither was eight.

A winner was finally determined in the ninth inning, but that wasn't good news for Oblong High School's baseball team, as they came out on the short end of a 2-1 decision to Cumberland.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Statesmen drop pair to Kaskaskia
One team could not hold an early lead, while the other made an early lead stand up, which resulted in Lincoln Trail College's baseball team being swept in a doubleheader Friday (April 12).

The Statesmen could not hold onto a lead in game one, resulting in a 12-9 loss, while Kaskaskia jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 6-3 win in game two to complete the sweep in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lady Tigers come up short at Heritage in LOVC SE play, 7-6
After a series of lopsided losses to start the season, Hutsonville-Palestine's softball team finally found itself in a close game Friday (April 13), but was still unable to find a way to get in the win column.

The Lady Tigers grabbed an early lead, but could not make it stand up in a 7-6 loss to Heritage in Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division play.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Robinson boys' tennis records another shutout, beats Newton 8-0
Sweeps have been the theme for Robinson High School's boys' tennis team this week.

The Maroons blanked their second straight opponent, as they rolled to an 8-0 win at Newton in a dual match (April 12).

"We finally a warm day. It was a bit windy, but we did a go job staying consistent," RHS head coach Tom Buchanan said. "A few of the matches got close, but we were able to remain calm and fight through tiebreakers. It was a good sign of us staying mentally strong."


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Statesmen rally past Kaskaskia, 5-3
Late rallies have become the norm lately for Lincoln Trail College's baseball team and it has netted positive results.

The Statesmen pulled out another come-from-behind win Thursday (April 12), as they opened their Great Rivers Athletic Conference series at Kaskaskia by rallying for a 5-3 victory.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Maroons handle Casey-Westfield, 7-0
It wasn't quite the offensive explosion they had the night before, but Robinson High School's baseball team still put up their fair share of runs Thursday (April 12) en route to another Little Illini Conference victory.

The Maroons picked up their third win in four games this week, as they blanked LIC foe Casey-Westfield, 7-0.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Struggles continue for Lady Statesmen in doubleheader sweep at Kaskaskia
Wins continue to be hard to come by for Lincoln Trail College this week, as they dropped yet another Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheader Thursday (April 12).

The Lady Statesmen lost both games of their twinbill at Kaskaskia College, falling 9-0 in game one and 10-7 in game two.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018


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