Oblong High School's football team celebrates with the Crawford County Shrine Game trophy for the third year in a row after the Panthers beat rival Palestine-Hutsonville in the annual game, 40-12. The third consecutive victory in the series means the Panthers get to keep the trophy in the school's trophy case. (Josh Brown photo)
As it usually is, Thursday night (Sept. 22)'s volleyball match between county rivals Oblong and Hutsonville-Palestine was a tight one.
When the dust settled, it was the home team that came out victorious, as the Lady Panthers downed the Lady Tigers in two sets, 26-24, 25-19, in their Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division contest.
"It's always a competitive match between these two teams," OHS head coach Pam Johnson said. "We never gave up and we stayed positive." Tuesday, September 27, 2016
A rough night on the court resulted in a lopsided loss for Robinson High School's girls' tennis team Thursday, Sept. 22.
Robinson was able to pick up just one win in doubles play on their way to an 8-1 loss to visiting Flora.
"We went against a very strong Flora team that had depth all the way down the line," RHS assistant coach John Ireland said. "We had good showings with many matches going to deuce in many games. At the 3-6 spots our strokes continue to improve throughout the year. It's great to see the players getting more confident and hitting stronger with improved placement."
Scores were lower for Crawford County's boys' golf teams Thursday (Sept. 22), but it still did not result in very many wins.
Both local squads posted better scores than they had earlier in the week, but could not keep pace with Marshall. Robinson came in second in the three-team meet with a 173, while Marshall won with a 165. Oblong was not too far behind in third at 176.
Five runners in the top 10 lifted Robinson High School's boys' cross country team to a win in a four-team meet at Newton Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The Maroons claimed five of the top 10 spots and had eight runners among the top 12 finishers overall. Robinson finished the meet with 30 points to beat Olney, who had 35, along with Newton (85) and Effingham (99).