Oblong High School's volleyball team won the Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament Saturday (Sept. 21) at Martinsville. The Lady Panthers went 3-0 in the four-team, round-robin event, picking up wins over Hutsonville-Palestine, Martinsville and Dugger, Ind.
Scores were not where Robinson High School's golf team would have liked Monday (Sept. 30) and the end result was a sixth-place finish at the Little Illini Conference Tournament at Oak Glen Golf Course in Stoy.
The Maroons finished the 18-hole tournament with a team score of 368, which placed them ahead of only Marshall, who came in with a 376. Lawrenceville-Red Hill won the tournament with a score of 323, while Olney (330), Paris (333), Flora (354) and Casey-Westfield (365) rounded out the top-five.
Improved play as the night went on helped Robinson High School's volleyball team pick up another win Monday (Sept. 30).
The Lady Maroons rallied after dropping the first set to win in three sets over visiting North Central, Ind., 22-25, 25-15, 25-17. The win was also the 200th for Dean as head coach of the Lady Maroons.
"It's always good to get a win," Dean said. "We didn't play very well in the first set. We had a lot of mental mistakes that prevented us from getting on any good runs. We cleaned it up in the second and third sets and played much better. Bailey Strauch stepped up tonight and had two huge serve runs for us."
Following a disappointing end to their run at the Hutsonville Invitational over the weekend, Oblong High School's volleyball team bounced back with a win at Wayne City Monday (Sept. 30), 25-7, 25-22, snapping a two-game losing skid in the process.
"It was a long trip, but we got a win," OHS head coach Pam Johnson said. "The first match we played well. We set up our offense and got the kills."
Two of Crawford County's three high-school volleyball teams picked up some hardware Saturday, while the third was beaten out by one of the other two for one of those pieces at the annual Hutsonville Invitational.
Robinson came away with second place in the eight-team field, while Hutsonville-Palestine finished third, beating out rival Oblong in the third-place match.
Four quarters of solid football added up to a win for Robinson High School's football team Friday night (Sept. 27).
The Maroons played well from start to finish and scored a 20-0 victory over Casey-Westfield in Little Illini Conference action.
It was the second win of the season for RHS, with both of them coming via shutout.
"This was probably the closest we've come to playing a complete game all season," RHS head coach Casey Pinnell said. "The offense came out and scored early and controlled the game, special teams played well and defense put up a shut out. The kids did a good job of playing their tails off and staying positive throughout the game. It was kind of a perfect storm, as Casey plays a style that matches our strengths and we were able to use that to our advantage."
They didn't make it easy on themselves, but Robinson High School's volleyball team found a way to rally from an early deficit and pick up their third win in as many tries this week.
The Lady Maroons came back from 10 points down early in the first set and defeated visiting Marshall in two sets, 25-23, 25-18, in their Little Illini Conference contest (Sept. 26).
"There was some very exciting volleyball played tonight," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "The games at all three levels were very close and intense. I am so proud of the way the varsity team fought back after falling down 17-7 in the first set."