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home : sports July 10, 2014

Layup line
Layup line
Meyers Leonard (left) looks on as Katelyn Jones shoots a layup at a station during the First Annual Meyers Leonard Basketball Camp at Robinson High School. Around 100 youth in grades 1-8 attended the camp held by the former RHS standout and current Portland TrailBlazers center recently. (Josh Brown photo)

Lincoln Trail athletic programs honored for success in classroom
Lincoln Trail College student-athletes proved they can excel in the classroom as well as on the field, as the athletic program received a handful of academic accolades for the NJCAA recently.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Post 69 finishes 5th in wood bat tourney
It was a rough weekend for Robinson Post 69's Senior American Legion baseball team, as they finished fifth in the five-team Wounded Warrior Wood Bat Tournament at Robinson City Park.

Post 69 won just one of five games, with their only victory coming in a game they didn't play.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Post 69 juniors finish fifth in own tourney
A shortage of pitching and a lack of offense sent Robinson American Legion Post 69's junior team to another defeat Wednesday morning at the First Annual Wounded Warrior Wood Bat Tournament at Robinson City Park.

As they did most of the tournament, Post 69 struggled to score runs, as they dropped their first game in tournament play to Clever, Mo., 6-2, sending Post 69 to a fifth-place finish in the five-team field.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

County has 10 in WVFCA all-star game
Nearly a dozen former high-school athletes will get to don the pads one final time in the coming weeks, as they have been selected to play in upcoming all-star football games.

Nine local athletes were chosen to play in the 10th annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Terre Haute this weekend.

All three county football teams will be represented, but they are not all on the same team.

Players from Palestine-Hutsonville and Oblong will play on the Gold Team, while players from Robinson are on the Black Team.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Robinson's Berty to play in Illinois High School Shrine football game
A former Robinson High School football standout has been chosen to participate in one of the longest-running all-star football games in Illinois.

Recent RHS graduate Nick Berty has been selected to play in the 40th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game in Bloomington next month.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Impact 16U wins Father's Day tourney
It was a perfect Father's Day weekend for the Crawford County Impact 16-under travel softball team, as they won the annual Terre Haute Miss Softball America Father's Day Tournament June 14-15 with a 5-0 record in the two-day tournament.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Post 69 2-3 at Linton, splits with Olney
The start to the season has been both good and bad for the Robinson American Legion Post 69 baseball team.

Post 69 opened their slate with a pair of wins at a tournament in Linton Saturday, June 14, but then dropped three straight on Sunday, June 15.

Robinson then picked up a 7-5 win in the first game of a doubleheader with Olney Tuesday, June 17, only to lose the second game, 12-4.

Friday, June 27, 2014

17 make All-LIC softball, baseball teams
The final All-Little Illini Conference teams of the 2013-14 school year were announced recently, with a total of 17 players from Crawford County being recognized.

Ten players were named to one of three All-LIC softball teams, while seven more were placed on one of three All-LIC baseball squads.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Lady Panthers thumped by Altamont, 15-0
Every conceivable way a team could get beat happened to Oblong High School's softball team and it all took place in the same inning Saturday.

What started out as a pitcher's duel quickly turned into a one-sided affair, resulting in a 15-0 loss for the Lady Panthers at the hands of Altamont in the championship game of the Class 1A Cumberland Sectional.

"That was a good, old-fashioned, behind-the-woodshed butt whoopin," OHS head coach Galen Slover said. "I think our inexperience was a factor in this one. But, the bottom line is, when you don't get any hits and can't put up any runs, you aren't going to win a ball game."

Saturday, June 07, 2014

No local athletes advance to track finals
Crawford County was represented by 10 athletes at the Class 1A Track & Field State Finals in Charleston May 29 and although none of them advanced past the preliminary stages, there were still some solid performances from several local athletes.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Lady Panthers rally past Central A&M, 4-1
Getting runners on base tends to be easier than getting them across the plate.

Oblong High School's softball team didn't have a problem getting on base, but had difficulty getting runners home for most of Tuesday's IHSA Class 1A Cumberland Sectional semifinal. But, the Lady Panthers were able to break through late and it was enough to give them a 4-1 win over Moweaqua Central A&M.

"We are playing well at the time we need to be playing well," OHS head coach Galen Slover said. "I am happy all the way around. We played with a lot of heart and enthusiasm."

Friday, May 30, 2014

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