Robinson High School senior Chance Black committed to coninue his basketball career at Lincoln Trail College next season. Black (center) is pictured with his parents, Jeff Black (left) and Lori Sandiford (right), while in back are LTC head coach Luke Stuckey (left) and RHS head coach Mack Thompson (right). (Josh Brown photo)
Wins continue to pile up for Robinson High School's baseball team so far this season.
The Maroons put together a pair of strong showings at Stewardson-Strasburg Saturday (April 6) and came away with two wins. Robinson opened with a 15-1 whipping of Cerro Gordo-Bement, then finished off the perfect day with a 4-0 victory over Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg.
Every entry won at least two matches, leading Robinson High School's boys' tennis team to a third-place tie in the 13-team Mattoon Invitational Saturday (April 6).
Robinson finished fifth or higher in each of the five brackets, giving them a total of 29.5 points to tie with Champaign St. Thomas More. Mattoon won the tournament with 43 points, followed by Mt. Zion with 34. Urbana (26.5), Paris (20), Casey-Westfield (17.5), Charleston (13.5), Newton (11), Salem (9.5), Lincoln (2), Effingham St. Anthony (2) and Shelbyville (1) completed the field.
"The invite was a good confidence builder," RHS head coach Tom Buchanan said. "Our players realized they can compete and beat teams from Champaign, which is traditionally a strong tennis community."
Solid performances netted Robinson High School's boys' track team a middle-of-the-pack finish at the annual Olney Invitational Friday (April 5).
The Maroons held their own against tough competition, winning three events and totaling 56.5 points to finish fifth in the nine-team field. Olney won the meet with 138 points, with Mattoon close behind at 133. Salem (67), Fairfield (60.5), Paris (49.5), Charleston (47), Newton (45.5) and Mt. Carmel (23) rounded out the field.
Yet another strong performance netted Robinson High School's girls' track team a win in a three-team meet at Lawrenceville Wednesday (April 3).
The Lady Maroons continued their busy stretch to start the season by winning seven events and totaling 78 points in the victory. Olney was second with 53.5 and Lawrenceville third with 49.5.
"It was a beautiful night weather wise and both Olney and Lawrenceville have a lot of talent," RHS head coach Shannon Goebel said. "It was nice to see some new teams, especially with both of them being in our conference."