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home : sports December 09, 2016

Gliding to the hoop
Gliding to the hoop
Robinson's Walker Sandschafer glides to the basket during Friday's Little Illini Conference game against Olney. Sandschafer led RHS with 23 points and 16 rebounds in the Maroons' 72-46 win. (Josh Brown photos)


Six from RHS All-LIC in football, volleyball
A half-dozen Robinson High School athletes were recognized recently for their achievements in their respective fall sport by being named to an All-Little Illini Conference team.

Robinson had three football players named all-conference, as well as three volleyball players.


Friday, December 09, 2016


Maroons stumble against Mt. Carmel, lose 56-42
Not following the gameplan proved costly for Robinson High School's boys' basketball team Tuesday night.

The Maroons were unable to execute what they wanted to and the end result was a 56-42 loss to an undefeated Mt. Carmel team in a non-conference contest.

"The bottom line is we have to follow directions," RHS head coach Mack Thompson said. "We wanted to play 75 percent of the game on offense by working the ball around until we found an opening. Instead, we were making one or two passes and chucking up a shot. We were playing right into their hands."


Friday, December 09, 2016

Lady Pioneers fall at Casey-Westfield, 65-28
Offense continues to be a problem for Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' basketball team and those struggles led to another lopsided loss Tuesday night (Dec. 6).

The Lady Pioneers failed to score more than eight points in any quarter and came out on the wrong end of a 65-28 decision to Casey-Westfield in their non-conference contest.


Friday, December 09, 2016

Lady Maroons edge Casey-Westfield in Little Illini Conference tilt, 48-46
A big third quarter was enough to put Robinson High School's girls' basketball team over the top Monday night (Dec. 5).

The Lady Panthers overcame a halftime deficit to take a two-point lead into the fourth quarter and held on for a 48-46 win at Casey-Westfield in Little Illini Conference play.


Friday, December 09, 2016

Lady Panthers beat Dieterich, 51-29
Solid play from start to finish got Oblong High School's girls' basketball team back in the win column Monday night (Dec. 5).

The Lady Panthers grabbed an early lead, then pulled away in the second half for a 51-29 victory over Dieterich in a non-conference contest.

"It was a good win by the ladies tonight," OHS head coach Mike Johnson said. "We are finally getting healthy and got a couple of kids back tonight that I have not had. Developing more of a bench is going to help later on in the year."


Friday, December 09, 2016

Maroons score LIC win over Olney, 72-46
The conference and home schedule couldn't have started much better for Robinson High School's boys' basketball team.

The Maroons were dominant from virtually start to finish in their home and Little Illini Conference opener Friday (Dec. 2) and rolled to a 72-46 victory over visiting Olney.

"We played well in the first quarter, then we had some bad combinations out there due to foul trouble and gave up 19 points in the second quarter," RHS head coach Mack Thompson said. "But, we came back in the third quarter and early in the fourth and we played really good defense. We went to a (1-3-1) zone and I think that threw them off. We wanted to work on that and see what we could do and the kids did a good job with it."


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Panthers cruise past Martinsville in non-conference contest, 70-41
Another fast start helped Oblong High School's boys basketball team pick up another lopsided victory Friday night (Dec. 2).

The Panthers raced out to a double-digit lead in the opening period and never looked back on their way to a 70-41 win over Martinsville in a non-conference contest.


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Statesmen hold off Shawnee, 76-67
Playing at home continues to be a winning formula for Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team so far this season.

The Statesmen won their fourth straight home game and got back to the .500 mark in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play following Saturday (Dec. 3)'s 76-67 win over Shawnee Community College.


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

RHS wrestlers 8th at LC tourney
More than a half-dozen Robinson High School wrestlers placed among the top six in their respective weight classes, including five in the top four at Saturday (Dec. 3)'s Lawrence County Tournament.

However, the Maroons were only able to finish tied for eighth as a team in the 10-team event.

Robinson tied with Carmi with 87 points, placing them ahead of only Whitesville (Ky.) Trinity, who finished with 52 points. Olney rolled to the win with 283 points, followed by Anna Jonesboro (214.5), Harrisburg (209), Lawrenceville-Red Hill (162), Fairfield (147), Mt. Carmel (121.5) and Owensboro, Ky., (109.5).

"We might not have placed high in the tournament results Saturday, but it was a pretty good day in the continuing return of Robinson wrestling," RHS head coach Joe Cunningham said. "I am so proud to be these kids' coach. They work very hard and represent very well what high school athletics should be about."


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Tigers unable to keep pace with Marshall in 85-59 loss
The rough start to the season continued for Hutsonville-Palestine's boys' basketball team Friday, Dec. 2.

Despite tossing in a baker's dozen three-point shots, the Tigers could not keep pace with a high-powered Marshall offense, resulting in an 85-59 loss in the non-conference contest.


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Lady Statesmen fall to Shawnee, 47-40
Scoring points continues to be a struggle for Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team.

The Lady Statesmen were held to nine points or less in each of the first three quarters Saturday (Dec. 3) and the end result was a 47-40 loss to Shawnee Community College in a Great Rivers Athletic Conference contest.


Wednesday, December 07, 2016


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