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December 6, 2019

Lassen signs with LTC baseball
Lassen signs with LTC baseball
Robinson High School senior Kade Lassen signed his letter-of-intent this week to continue his baseball career at Lincoln Trail College. Lassen is pictured with his parents, Ashly (left) and Justin (right), while in back are: (L-R) RHS assistant baseball coaches Jason Keesling, Khristian Reynolds and Rick Johnson, RHS head coach Reggie Truitt and assistant Dale Mendenhall. (Josh Brown photo)

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

Lady Maroons lose at Dieterich, 50-30
The season did not get off to the start Robinson High School's girls' basketball team had hoped for Monday night (Nov. 18).

The Lady Maroons struggled in their first game of the season, dropping a 50-30 decision at Dieterich in a non-conference contest.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lady Statesmen beat St. Francis JV, 75-60
Coming into Saturday (Nov. 16)'s game, Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team knew it would not have an easy time with their opponent and they didn't.

Still, the Lady Statesmen were able to find a way to win, as they pulled away late for a 75-60 victory over St. Francis (Ind.) JV.

"They are a good team and we knew that coming in," LTC head coach Scott Sparks said. "This was a good game and a good test for us."

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Maroons have 8 on All-LIC football teams
Although their season record was not what they wanted, Robinson High School's football team was recognized for having several strong players with solid seasons, as eight members were named to one of the All-Little Illini Conference teams recently.

Robinson was represented on every team on both sides of the ball, as they had four First Team selections (two offense, two defense), three Second Team selections (one offense, two defense) and one Honorable Mention Team member.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Two Lady Maroons named to All-LIC teams
A pair of Robinson High School volleyball players were recognized for their achievements on the court this past season by being named to one of the All-Little Illini Conference teams.

Robinson had two players chosen, with Maddison Fisher representing the Lady Maroons on the Second Team and Emma Bailey being tabbed for the Honorable Mention squad.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lady Statesmen fall at district tourney
The trip to the postseason was short one for Lincoln Trail College's volleyball team.

Needing to win two matches to earn a berth in the national tournament, the Lady Statesmen were not able to even win a set, as they lost their first round match to LincolnLand College in three sets, 18-25, 21-25, 17-25 at the NJCAA Division II Central District B Tournament Saturday (Nov. 9) in East Peoria.

"We put up a good fight and played hard, but overall, we weren't consistent," LTC head coach Dana Goodwin said. "In each set, we got ourselves in a hole that we couldn't come out of it until it was too late."

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lady Statesmen roll past Clark State, 83-33
Being bigger, stronger and faster played huge roles in Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team having a successful home opener Friday night (Nov. 8).

The Lady Statesmen broke open a close game early and rolled to an 83-33 win over Clark State in their first home game of the season.

"This was a good team win," LTC head coach Scott Sparks said. "We had a little nerves early with it being the first home game, but then we let our athleticism and our depth take over. We settled in and had a much better second quarter and second half."

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Statesmen win pair at OCC Classic
Stronger competition forced Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team to work a little harder over the weekend, but it did not prevent the Statesmen from staying unbeaten on the young season.

The Statesmen were able to break open a pair of close games late and scored two double-digit wins at the Olney Central College Classic. Lincoln Trail pulled away for an 84-71 win over Illinois Valley Friday (Nov. 8), then followed up an 85-65 win over Clark State on Saturday (Nov. 9).

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

RHS XC boys finish 13th at state meet
Not being at full strength is not where you want to be when you make it to the state finals, but that was the situation Robinson High School's boys' cross country team found themselves in Saturday (Nov. 9).

The Maroons were at less than 100 percent at the IHSA Class 1A State Finals in Peoria, but still put together a solid effort to finish 13th out of 25 full teams in the meet.

"Overall, I was pleased with our team performance," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "We finished well ahead of St. Joe-Ogden and Tolono Unity, who had both finished ahead of us at the sectional meet."

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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