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April 19, 2019

Robinson's Black to play basketball at LTC
Robinson's Black to play basketball at LTC
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)


Lady Maroons 1st, Pal-Hut 3rd, OHS 4th
Another dominating performance from Robinson High School's girls' track team led to another big win for the Lady Maroons Tuesday (April 2).

Robinson won 12 events and cruised to a win in a four-team meet on the RHS track. The Lady Maroons finished the meet with 121 points, while Cumberland was a distant second with 75. Fellow Crawford County squads Palestine-Hutsonville (44) and Oblong (15) rounded out the field.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Maroons win, Pal-Hut 3rd, OHS 4th
Solid efforts up and down the line-up helped Robinson High School's boys' track team pick up a win in a four-team meet Tuesday (April 2) at the RHS track.

The Maroons picked up wins in eight events on their way to totaling 106 points. Cumberland was a distant second with 67 points, followed by Palestine-Hutsonville (60) and Oblong (13).


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Statesmen roll past Frontier en route to doubleheader sweep
Just 24 hours after being swept in a doubleheader, Lincoln Trail College's baseball team turned the tables in their favor.

The Statesmen rebounded from a doubleheader loss at Southwestern Illinois Monday (April 1) by sweeping a doubleheader at home from Frontier Community College Tuesday (April 2).


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lady Panthers win, Panthers fall at Dieterich
A fast start and a strong finish propelled Oblong High School's softball team to a double-digit victory Tuesday (April 2), while the baseball team made another slight improvement, but suffered its third straight double-figure defeat in games at Dieterich.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Robinson boys' tennis team holds on for 5-4 victory over Effingham
A tightly-contested match went the way of Robinson High School's boys' tennis team Monday (April 1).

The Maroons picked up a narrow victory on the road, edging Effingham, 5-4, to remain unbeaten on the young season.

"It was a really close match tonight," RHS head coach Tom Buchanan said. "We fought hard for each win. I was really proud of how we played."


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

PH girls 1st, boys 3rd, OHS 4th at Casey
It was a strong day for Palestine-Hutsonville's track teams Monday (April 1) at Casey-Westfield, as the Lady Pioneers finished first and the Pioneers came in third in tightly-contested four-team meets.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lady Maroons edge Altamont, 7-6
A late rally helped Robinson High School's softball team overcome an early deficit and send the Lady Maroons to their second straight last at-bat victory Monday (April 1).

Robinson was able to climb out of an early 6-0 hole and rally for a 7-6 win over Altamont in a non-conference contest.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Statesmen swept in DH at SWIC
What was supposed to be two games turned out to be nearly the equivalent of three for Lincoln Trail College's baseball team in their Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheader at Southwestern Illinois Monday (April 1).

After being rained out twice over the weekend, the Statesmen finally took the field Monday and decided they needed to play more than the 16 scheduled regulation innings. In fact, they almost played that many innings in game one. Unfortunately, none of those extra innings helped the Statesmen find the win column. Lincoln Trail forged a late rally to force extra innings before eventually dropping an 7-6 decision in 15 innings, then lost 5-1 in game two.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tigers, Lady Tigers fall at Heritage
Double-digits were the theme Monday night, but that was not good news for Hutsonville-Palestine's baseball and softball teams.

Both the Tigers and Lady Tigers gave up 10 runs en route to losses to open Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division play (April 1).


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Panthers, Lady Panthers lose to Olney
Neither Oblong squad could find their way into the win column Monday (April 1), as the OHS baseball and softball teams both dropped non-conference games to visiting Olney.

In the softball game, the Lady Panthers scored in four of seven at-bats, but visiting Olney scored in five, including multiple runs on three different occasions, sending OHS to an 11-6 defeat.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lady Statesmen win one out of four
Runs were hard to come by for Lincoln Trail College's softball team last week.

The Lady Statesmen scored just three runs in four games, but still managed to win one of those contests.


Tuesday, April 09, 2019


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