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home : sports : sports November 20, 2014

Breaking away
Breaking away
Robinson's Mason Shew (35) heads upfield after catching a pass from quarterback Bucky Stevens as a pair of Mt. Carmel defenders run into each other during the first quarter of Saturday's Class 3A playoff quarterfinal game. Shew would break away for a 79-yard touchdown to give the Maroons an early 7-0 advantage. Robinson held a 15-8 lead at halftime, but was outscored 28-14 in the second half en route to a 36-29 loss. (Josh Brown photo)


Maroons fall short to Mt. Carmel, 36-29
Momentum swings are a part of every game and there were plenty of them Saturday afternoon between Robinson High School's football team and Mt. Carmel in their Class 3A Playoff quarterfinal game.

Big plays and lead changes were constant throughout the game, but unfortunately for the Maroons, a few too many of those went the way of the Golden Aces, sending Robinson to a 36-29 defeat to bring their spectacular season to a close.

"This was a great football game," RHS head coach Tim Nolen said. "Our kids fought and played very hard and so did Mt. Carmel. We proved to ourselves and to them that we can step on the field and play with them and that says a lot about where our football program is."


Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Statesmen upend Parkland, 78-73
A chance at redemption was at hand for Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team Saturday night and they reached out and grabbed it.

The Statesmen avenged their only loss to this point of the young season by beating visiting Parkland College, 78-73, at LTC Sports Center. In a meeting a week earlier in Champaign, Parkland scored a 77-56 victory.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NMS boys sweep PGS; PH girls split
County teams had mixed results in junior high basketball action Thursday, as three teams came away with wins and three more suffered losses, some at the expense of another.

Nuttall Middle School's boys' basketball teams took a pair of games from county foe Palestine, while Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' teams split games against Martinsville.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Statesmen hold off Danville Area, 66-63
Three close games have all resulted in wins for Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team, but Thursday's was the closest to date.

The Statesmen led virtually throughout their contest against Danville Area College and actually led by double digits in both halves, but they had to hang on late to pull out a 66-63 victory.

"It was not a work of Picasso," LTC head coach Mike Ray said. "But, when the scoreboard is hanging and you are on the heavy side, you've accomplished what you wanted to."


Monday, November 17, 2014

Statesmen pull away from Lincoln, 86-79
A much better night on the offensive end helped Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team get back on the winning track Tuesday.

The Statesmen were very efficient on offense, which led to an 86-79 win over Lincoln College.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lady Statesmen win third straight, roll past Ivy Tech for 88-53 win
Another strong offensive performance kept Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team unbeaten on the young season Tuesday.

The Lady Statesmen outscored visiting Ivy Tech by at least 17 points in each half and cruised to an 88-53 victory, which was their third win in as many games this season.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tennison finishes 18th at XC state
A career-best performance is what Robinson's Noah Tennison was going to need to earn all-state honors at the IHSA Cross Country State Finals Saturday and that's exactly what he gave.

Tennison ran the fastest time of his career and earn all-state honors by finishing 18th in a field of 205 runners with a time of 15:24.43, 16 seconds faster than his previous best time. His time also places him in the top-five among best times in program history.

"You hope for the best and sometimes it works out that way," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "It was a perfect course to do it on, the competition was great and the results were incredible."


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Maroons dominate Marshall for 27-7 win
Dominant performances have been the norm for Robinson High School's football team for much of this season and that trend continued Saturday afternoon.

For the second straight week, the Maroons dominated their playoff opponent, which was also a team they had defeated previously in the regular season.

The script went much like the first meeting Robinson had with Marshall, as the Maroons jumped out to an early lead, withstood a surge from the Lions, then pulled away late, resulting in a 27-7 win in the second round of the Class 3A Playoffs at Crosby Field.

"We did almost exactly what we wanted to do in this ball game," RHS head coach Tim Nolen said. "Our offensive line and our backs did their job and our defense shut their offense down."


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lady Statesmen roll to win over Lindenwood-Belleville JV, 73-42
Points were not quite as easy the second time around, but they still came frequently enough for Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team to roll to another win Saturday.

After scoring 100 points in season-opening win against Lindenwood-Belleville's JV team Monday, the Lady Statesmen traveled to Belleville to take on Lindenwood again and the results were similar, with LTC coming away with a 73-42 win.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bad second half costs Statesmen in 77-56 loss at Parkland Saturday
One bad half proved to be too much to overcome for Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team Saturday.

The Statesmen trailed by just one point at halftime, but was then outscored by 20 over the final 20 minutes, resulting in a 77-56 loss to Parkland College.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Statesmen hold on to beat DACC, 81-77
Fast starts and strong finishes guided Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team to win in their season opener Wednesday night.

The Statesmen held a seven-point lead at halftime and led by as many as 14 in the second half, but needed a late surge to get by Danville Area Community College on the road for an 81-77 victory.


Friday, November 07, 2014


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