Taren Willamson (top) tries to get his Mt. Carmel opponent to his back during their match at 285 at Saturday's Robinson Duals. Williamson won his match via pin, helping the Maroons to a team win. Robinson went 2-2 on the day in their four matches. (Josh Brown photos)
Just as they did in the first two meetings this season, Oblong High School's girls' basketball team seized control early against rival Palestine-Hutsonville and rolled to a lopsided win.
The third-seeded Lady Panthers jumped out to a big lead and never looked back en route to a 70-21 victory over the sixth-seeded Lady Pioneers in the first round of the Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division Tournament at Villa Grove Monday night (Jan. 16).
Strong shooting and solid defense led Oblong High School's boys' basketball team to a lopsided win Saturday night (Jan. 14).
The Panthers made nearly half of their field goal attempts and forced Louisville-North Clay into almost as many turnovers as they scored points en route to an 80-42 victory in the non-conference contest.
Despite a slow start, Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team was able to hang around for a while, but a disastrous third quarter proved too much for the Lady Statesmen to overcome in a 69-40 loss at Vincennes University Saturday (Jan. 14).
It wasn't an exact carbon copy of their first meeting, but it was pretty close.
Oblong High School's girls' basketball team seized control early Thursday night (Jan. 12) and rolled to a 48-25 win over county rival Palestine-Hutsonville in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division contest.
An up and down game swung back in favor of Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team late Wednesday (Jan. 11).
The Lady Statesmen had a strong first half, but followed up with a bad third quarter, only to finish with a strong fourth quarter and rally for a 53-46 win over Rend Lake College in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.
It was a mix of good and bad for Robinson High School's wrestling team at their triangular meet in Shelbyville Tuesday, Jan. 10.
The Maroons split their two matches, winning one in dominating fashion, but not wrestling well in their loss. Robinson won 12 of 14 matches by either pin or forfeit in a 72-12 win over Hillsboro, but lost all seven contested matches by pin in a 48-36 loss to Shelbyville.
"Of the matches we did wrestle against Hillsboro we pretty much dominated," RHS head coach Joe Cunningham said. "However, our dual against Shelbyville was a very different story."
A hot start was not enough to put Oblong High School's boys' basketball team in the win column Tuesday night (Jan. 10).
The Panthers came out of the gate blazing and held a double-digit lead a little over two minutes into the game, but the fire was quickly extinguished and Oblong struggled on both ends of the floor the rest of the way in a 69-62 loss to Red Hill in non-conference action.
"I am very frustrated with that effort," OHS head coach Gregg Brooks said. "We didn't shoot the ball well, we didn't run the offense, we didn't play defense, we didn't rebound well, we didn't do anything. We can't beat anybody playing like that."