Robinson High School senior Amy McGahey signed a letter-of-intent to continue her track career at the University of Southern Indiana next season. McGahey is pictured alongside her parents, Dave (left) and Sheri (right), while in back are RHS assistant track coach Tracy Weger (left) and head coach Shannon Goebel (right). (Josh Brown photo)
The regular season ended with some more hardware for Oblong High School's softball team Saturday (May 12).
The Lady Panthers swept a pair of games to claim first-place at the Lady Tiger Softball Classic in Olney. Oblong opened with a 7-0 win over Lawrenceville, then followed with a 6-5 win over Olney in the title game.
Missed opportunities cost Robinson High School's boys' tennis team a better finish at the Little Illini Conference Tournament in Flora Saturday (May 12).
The Maroons came up short in several close matches, which led them to a fourth-place finish in the six-team field. Robinson finished with 13.5 points, placing them ahead of Newton (8) and Casey-Westfield (0). Olney won the tournament with 27 points, followed by Paris (22) and Flora (14.5).
"As a team we played well at times, but Saturday was a day of missed opportunities," RHS head coach Tom Buchanan said. "This year, the LIC was very competitive. Most years the tournament is over by 3:30 (about six hours). This year, with all of the close matches and all of the three set matches - it took three more hours. We lost all three of the three set matches. In each, we won the first set and were up in the third."
A pair of high-scoring contests resulted in a pair of losses and an abrupt end to the season for Lincoln Trail College's baseball team over the weekend.
The Statesmen opened up play in the NJCAA Region 24 Tournament at Mt. Carmel Friday (May 11) with a 16-8 loss to Kaskaskia, then dropped a 15-14 slugfest to Southeastern Illinois in an elimination game Saturday (May 12) to bring their season to a close.
A rough couple of days for Hutsonville-Palestine's baseball team ended with a lopsided loss in conference play Friday (May 11).
One day after head coach Cade Fulling was injured after taking a batted ball to the head at practice, the Tigers had to try to put that out of their minds, as they traveled to Cumberland for a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game.
The Tigers struggled from the outset and the end result was a 15-1 loss.
A solid effort against a strong field netted Robinson High School's boys' track team a fourth-place finish out of 11 teams at the Big Trojan Invitational in Charleston Wednesday (May 9).
Robinson won two events and finished the meet with 65.5 points, placing them behind only Effingham (129), Mattoon (102.5) and Mt. Zion (96.5), while rounding out the field were Paris (65), Charleston (64.5), Cumberland (48), Lincoln (44), Casey-Westfield (37), Olney (31) and Marshall (16).