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home : sports : sports April 29, 2016

Sacrifice bunt
Sacrifice bunt
Robinson's Kelsie Thompson lays down a sacrifice bunt during the third inning of Monday's game against Hutsonville-Palestine. Also shown in the picture is Lady Tigers' catcher Halen Revalee. Thompson's bunt set in motion a three-run rally for the Lady Maroons that gave them a 3-1 lead and helped them pick up a 6-3 victory over the Lady Tigers. (Josh Brown photo)

RHS boys' tennis beats Newton, 7-0
Everyone got into the act for Robinson High School's boys' tennis team and the result was an easy win.

The Maroons used 10 different players to pick up seven wins, many of them in convincing fashion, on their way to a 7-0 win at Newton April 14.

"There are times in the past where we have played down to the competition, but we stayed focused tonight and played our game," RHS head coach Tom Buchanan said. "Newton is a very young team and we came out and played well."

Friday, April 22, 2016

Lady Maroons fall short at Casey-Westfield in LIC contest, 5-3
A back-and-forth affair swung back in the favor of the home team April 14, which was not good news for Robinson High School's softball team.

The Lady Maroons had a pair of leads in their Little Illini Conference contest at Casey-Westfield, but could not make them stand up, coming out on the short end of a 5-3 decision.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Maroons lose to Casey-Westfield, 8-3
An early deficit was too much for Robinson High School's baseball team to overcome April 14.

The Maroons struggled early and never could catch up in an 8-3 loss to Casey-Westfield in a Little Illini Conference contest that was played at Robinson, but was originally scheduled to be played in Casey. As a result, Robinson was the visiting team for the game.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Lady Panthers hammer Neoga, 12-0
Following their first loss of the season, Oblong High School's softball team was looking to rebound and they did so in a big way Wednesday.

The Lady Panthers got back on the winning track by routing Neoga in a non-conference contest, 12-0.

"It was a good team win," OHS head coach Galen Slover said. "Everybody contributed in one way or another."

Friday, April 22, 2016

Late rally falls short for Lady Tigers in 9-8 loss at Marshall
For the second straight day, Hutsonville-Palestine's softball team gave up nine runs in a non-conference contest.

However, the Lady Tigers picked it up offensively, but unfortunately still came out on the wrong end of a 9-8 decision to Marshall April 13.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tigers outhit Marshall, but lose 7-3
Outhitting their opponent did not result in Hutsonville-Palestine's baseball team scoring more runs than their opponent April 13.

The Tigers had one more hit than Marshall, but the Lions had more where it counted and sent Hutsonville-Palestine to a 7-3 defeat in their make-up, non-conference contest.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Panthers come up short in non-conference game at Neoga, 4-3
One inning was the difference for Oblong High School's baseball team, as they suffered their second straight defeat April 13.

The Panthers were locked up in a close game with Neoga from start to finish, but came up on the short end of a 4-3 decision in their non-conference contest.

Friday, April 22, 2016

RHS boys win 3-team meet over Olney, PH
Another dominant performance led Robinson High School's boys' track team to another win April 12.

The Maroons won 14 of 18 events and scored twice as many points as their nearest competitor in winning a three-team meet. Robinson racked up 144 points to win the meet, while Olney was second with 72 and Palestine-Hutsonville came in third with 44.

Friday, April 22, 2016

RHS boys' tennis falls at Casey, 5-4
Matches were close throughout, but Robinson High School's boys' tennis team was not able to pick up enough wins to get a victory April 12.

The Maroons fell just short in their match with Casey-Westfield, dropping a 5-4 decision in their match that was made up after being rained out Monday.

"It was a very close match at every position," RHS head coach Tom Buchanan said. "We just came up a little short. We played three tiebreakers for sets and we lost all three."

Friday, April 22, 2016

Lady Statesmen drop pair to OCC
Runs were hard to come by for Lincoln Trail College's softball team April 12.

The Lady Statesmen managed just one run in 13 innings, resulting in a doubleheader sweep at Olney Central College in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hutsonville-Palestine baseball and softball lose big to Lawrenceville
Visiting Lawrenceville handed Hutsonville-Palestine's baseball and softball teams a pair of lopsided losses April 12.

Friday, April 22, 2016

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