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December 7, 2019

Childress signs with Rend Lake Baseball
Childress signs with Rend Lake Baseball
Robinson High School senior Brayden Childress recently signed his letter-of-intent to continue his baseball career at Rend Lake College. Childress is pictured alongside Rend Lake assistant coach Drew Millwood, while in back are: (L-R) RHS assistant coach Khristian Reynolds, his mother, Cher, his father, Justin, RHS head coach Reggie Truitt and assistant coach Dale Mendenhall. (Josh Brown photo)


RHS's Childress to play baseball at Rend Lake
As Robinson High School's baseball program continues to rise, so have the opportunities for their players to continue their careers at the next level.

The latest to take that step is senior Brayden Childress, who recently signed his letter-of-intent to play at Rend Lake College after his RHS career is finished.

"This has been a lifelong dream of mine to play in college," Childress said. "To see it come true is awesome."

"Once again, the RHS baseball program and everyone involved is really proud of one of our guys," RHS head coach Reggie Truitt said. "Brayden is a great young man with a lot of talent and a ton of potential. Two signings in two weeks (Kade Lassen recently signed to play at Lincoln Trail College) is something that doesn't happen often and we're enjoying the moment."


Friday, December 6, 2019


Lady Statesmen win two at Vincennes
Getting back on the winning track was the goal and that is exactly what Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team did over the weekend.

The Lady Statesmen rebounded from their first loss of the season Wednesday by winning a pair of games in convincing fashion at the Sodexo Classic in Vincennes.

Lincoln Trail rolled to a 76-49 win over Indiana Tech JV Friday night (Nov. 22), then cruised past a short-handed Lindenwood-Belleville JV squad, 77-57, on Saturday (Nov. 23).


Friday, December 6, 2019

Statesmen remain unbeaten, roll to win at Missouri Baptist JV, 122-60
Another strong shooting night led to another lopsided win for Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team.

The Statesmen shot over 50 percent from the field and knocked down 16 three-pointers en route to a 122-60 win over Missouri Baptist JV.

Just like in their previous meeting (a 125-67 LTC win Nov. 6), the outcome was never in doubt, as LTC built a 55-11 by halftime. The second half was considerably closer, but the Statesmen still outscored Missouri Baptist 67-49 to complete the lopsided victory.


Friday, December 6, 2019

Lady Pioneers beat Chrisman, 30-18
Following a season where they did not win a single game, Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' basketball team did not waste much time in finding the win column this season.

After a strong start in a season-opening loss at Robinson Tuesday (Nov. 19), the Lady Pioneers continued that progress by picking up a 30-18 victory at Chrisman Thursday (Nov. 21), snapping a 21-game losing streak in the process.


Friday, December 6, 2019

Lady Maroons thumped by Newton, 52-23
Struggles on the offensive end continued for Robinson High School's girls' basketball team Thursday night (Nov. 21) and the end result was a lopsided loss.

The Lady Maroons could not find the range when they had the ball and ended up on the wrong end of a 52-23 decision to Newton.


Friday, December 6, 2019

Lady Panthers can't keep pace with Marshall in 74-32 loss
After keeping their first two games relatively close, Oblong High School's girls' basketball team was unable to do it for a third time.

The Lady Panthers fell behind early, then saw the game get away from them in the second half en route to a 74-32 loss to Marshall Thursday (Nov. 21).


Friday, December 6, 2019

Maroons ready to hit mat for new coach Keeler
Transitions can sometimes be smooth and sometimes they can be a bit difficult.

New Robinson High School wrestling coach Tanner Keeler is hoping the start of his coaching career features more of the former than the latter.

Keeler, a former RHS wrestling standout in his own right and a state medalist to boot, takes over the RHS mat men this season after former coach Joe Cunningham stepped down following a successful run.

"I always said one of my dreams when I was in high school was to come back and coach wrestling here and it's awesome now that it's not a dream, but a reality," Keeler said. "I am excited to work with a bunch of great athletes that want to be as good a wrestler as they can possibly be. It's an awesome feeling to be in this room again."


Friday, December 6, 2019

LTC basketball splits at Lake Land
Conference play opened up for Lincoln Trail College's basketball teams Wednesday (Nov. 20) and they came away with a split.

The Statesmen broke open a close game after halftime and rolled to a 114-77 win at Lake Land College, while the Lady Statesmen let a close game get away late in a 56-42 loss.


Friday, December 6, 2019

Lady Maroons edge Lady Pioneers, 33-31
One team was looking to rebound from a rough start to the season, while the other was looking to start their season on a positive note when county foes Robinson and Palestine-Hutsonville took to the court in girls' basketball action Tuesday (Nov. 19).

Both of those things actually occurred, as the Lady Maroons bounced back from a season-opening loss, while the Lady Pioneers put forth a strong effort in a game that Robinson ultimately won, 33-31.

"It wasn't pretty, but a win is a win," RHS head coach Sherry Bopp said. "Playing two games in two days to start the season has been rough on us, but the girls found a way to get it done."

"I really wasn't sure what to expect coming in, but I was happy with our effort," PHS-HHS head coach Travis Blank said. "The kids kept fighting and finding ways to stay in it, we just came up a little short."


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lady Panthers fall short to Casey-Westfield in 47-36 loss
Another solid effort wound up finishing just short for Oblong High School's girls' basketball team Tuesday night (Nov. 19).

The Lady Panthers were competitive for the second night in a row, but they still don't have any wins to show for it on the young season. Oblong dropped its second game in as many nights to start the season after falling short to Casey-Westfield, 47-36.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lady Panthers fall short to Red Hill, 51-43
Although the end result wasn't what they had hoped for, the start the season was a solid one for Oblong High School's girls' basketball team.

The Lady Panthers battled tooth and nail all night, but ultimately came out on the short end to Red Hill, 51-43, in their season opener Monday night (Nov. 18).

"The kids played hard and competed, but it was an uphill battle all night," OHS head coach Kaydie Grooms said. "We battled, but just couldn't quite get over that hump."


Wednesday, December 4, 2019


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