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home : sports September 29, 2016

OHS 3-Peat
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Oblong High School's football team celebrates with the Crawford County Shrine Game trophy for the third year in a row after the Panthers beat rival Palestine-Hutsonville in the annual game, 40-12. The third consecutive victory in the series means the Panthers get to keep the trophy in the school's trophy case. (Josh Brown photo)


Lady Panthers beat Lady Tigers in two
As it usually is, Thursday night (Sept. 22)'s volleyball match between county rivals Oblong and Hutsonville-Palestine was a tight one.

When the dust settled, it was the home team that came out victorious, as the Lady Panthers downed the Lady Tigers in two sets, 26-24, 25-19, in their Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division contest.

"It's always a competitive match between these two teams," OHS head coach Pam Johnson said. "We never gave up and we stayed positive."

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Robinson boys XC team finishes second at Mattoon Invitational
Season or career-best efforts by every runner that hit the course helped Robinson High School's boys' cross country team to a second-place finish at the Mattoon Invitational Thursday, Sept. 22.

"We ran really well," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "All 13 boys and both of our girls had their season or career-best times. That doesn't happen very often."


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lady Maroons drop match at Marshall
Another disappointing effort resulted in another two-set loss on the road for Robinson High School's volleyball team Thursday, Sept. 22.

The Lady Maroons struggled again and ended up on the wrong end of a 15-25, 16-25 score in their Little Illini Conference match at Marshall.

"We really struggled again tonight offensively," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "We got stuck in a rotation and couldn't get out of it. I'm confident we will play better beginning next week."


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

RHS girls' tennis falls to Flora, 8-1
A rough night on the court resulted in a lopsided loss for Robinson High School's girls' tennis team Thursday, Sept. 22.

Robinson was able to pick up just one win in doubles play on their way to an 8-1 loss to visiting Flora.

"We went against a very strong Flora team that had depth all the way down the line," RHS assistant coach John Ireland said. "We had good showings with many matches going to deuce in many games. At the 3-6 spots our strokes continue to improve throughout the year. It's great to see the players getting more confident and hitting stronger with improved placement."


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

OHS girls' golf beats RHS; RHS boys 2nd, OHS 3rd in 3-team meet
Scores were lower for Crawford County's boys' golf teams Thursday (Sept. 22), but it still did not result in very many wins.

Both local squads posted better scores than they had earlier in the week, but could not keep pace with Marshall. Robinson came in second in the three-team meet with a 173, while Marshall won with a 165. Oblong was not too far behind in third at 176.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lady Statesmen drop recent matches
Matches have been closer for the most part, but wins have still been hard to come by for Lincoln Trail College's volleyball team.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Robinson girls' tennis team rolls in 7-2 win at Charleston
Dominating play in singles led Robinson High School's girls' tennis team to a big win over Charleston Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The Lady Maroons took five of six singles matches to clinch the match, then picked up a pair of wins in doubles on their way to a 7-2 victory.

"We came out really strong in singles, winning the first set on five of six courts," RHS assistant coach Tom Buchanan said.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Girls' golf teams win, boys both lose
Scores were a little high for golf teams from Crawford County, resulting in losses for both boys' squads (Sept. 21).


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

RHS boys XC team wins four-team meet at Newton; RHS girls 4th
Five runners in the top 10 lifted Robinson High School's boys' cross country team to a win in a four-team meet at Newton Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The Maroons claimed five of the top 10 spots and had eight runners among the top 12 finishers overall. Robinson finished the meet with 30 points to beat Olney, who had 35, along with Newton (85) and Effingham (99).


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

RHS, OHS, HP all lose road matches
All three county volleyball teams hit the road Tuesday night (Sept. 20) and all three came home with losses.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Robinson golf team ties for second in three-team meet at Teutopolis
Scores were consistent, but they were not low enough for Robinson High School's golf team to get in the win column Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The Maroons shot a 185 to tie them with Marshall, but they were both way off the pace of host Teutopolis, who won the meet with a 153.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016


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