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home : sports August 25, 2016

3rd in state
3rd in state
Robinson High School's 4x800 relay team finished third at the IHSA Class A State Finals in Charleston Saturday, May 28. Team members pictured alongside head coach Tony Cork (left) are: (L-R) Morgan Beabout, Joey Wright, Noah Tennison and Lukas Baird. Their time of 8:04.59 was the fourth best in school history. (Submitted photo)

County has 17 on All-LOVC SE teams
When nearly your entire starting line-up receives all-conference recognition, you know you've had a good season.

That was the case for Oblong High School's baseball and softball teams, as each of them had seven players earn All-Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division honors.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Robinson has six make All-LIC teams
A half-dozen Robinson High School athletes were recognized recently for their achievements on the diamond this past season, as they were named to the All-Little Illini Conference baseball and softball teams.

Friday, June 10, 2016

RHS 4x800 relay finishes 3rd at state
Track season ended on a relatively high note for some Crawford County athletes, while not so high for another.

On the high end was Robinson High School's 4x800 relay team, as they finished strong with a third-place effort at the IHSA Class 1A State Finals in Charleston Saturday, May 28.

The RHS team of Noah Tennison, Lukas Baird, Morgan Beabout and Joey Wright posted a time of 8:04.59, which was nearly two seconds faster than their time of 8:06.38 in Thursday's preliminary round.

"It was a terrific effort," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "All the guys worked super hard."

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Louisville-North Clay uses big 6th to end Panthers' post-season bid
A six-run sixth inning by the Louisville-North Clay High School baseball team single handedly ended Oblong High School's baseball season at Thursday's (May 26) sectionals.

The Panthers entered the inning tied at three, when a double by junior Dawson Maus scored senior Zander Laino all the way from first to give the Panthers a 4-3 lead.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Five county track athletes advance to state finals

Palestine-Hutsonville junior Nathan Kiger and Robinson High School's 4x800 relay team of senior Noah Tennison, sophomore Lukas Baird, and juniors Morgan Beabout and Joey Wright both earned first place finishes at the May 26 preliminaries of the IHSA State Finals.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Maroons' tennis falls short of advancing to state
The quest for a state championship started off well for the Robinson High School boy's tennis team at Saturday's sectionals in Casey, but a victory in the second match of the day was just out of reach.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Panthers blank Casey-Westfield to claim title
Pitching and defense wins championships and that is the formula Oblong High School's baseball team used to capture a regional title.

The Panthers have yet to allow a run or commit an error in the postseason and they ran their winning streak to nine games overall with a 3-0 victory over Casey-Westfield in the championship game of the IHSA Class 1A Oblong Regional Saturday.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Lassen 5th in pole vault at state meet
Four Nuttall Middle School athletes competed among the state's best over the weekend and one was able to come home with some hardware.

Eighth grader Kade Lassen had the best finish for the NMS boys' track team as he finished fifth in the pole vault at the IESA Class AA Track State Finals in East Peoria.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Lady Panthers fall to Casey-Westfield in title game, 2-1, in nine innings
Two area softball heavyweights did battle on the diamond Saturday and seven innings was not enough to determine a winner.

Unfortunately for Oblong High School's softball team came out on the short end, dropping a 2-1 decision to Casey-Westfield in nine innings in the championship game of the IHSA Class 1A Casey-Westfield Regional.

"It was a war," OHS head coach Galen Slover said. "We had a great crowd and it was a tremendous atmosphere to coach and play in. It was everything I expected, but I also expected to win. The kids battled and made a tremendous amount of good plays. They left it all out there. I just wish it would have went in the other direction."

Friday, June 03, 2016

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