Robinson's Alex Hermann gains control of his opponent during a match at 145 pounds Wednesday (Dec. 13) against Carmi. Hermann was one of six RHS wrestlers to win via pin, as the Maroons rolled to a 66-18 win. (Josh Brown photo)
Wins came via either pin or forfeit for Robinson High School's wrestling team Wednesday (Dec. 13) and the end result was a dominating victory.
The Maroons scored wins in 11 of 14 matches and rolled to 66-18 win over visiting Carmi in a dual match in the RHS gym.
"No doubt about it, Robinson Wrestling had a good night," RHS head coach Joe Cunningham said. "Carmi is a team that is trying to rebuild a program just like we are. They have a long tradition in wrestling and I really like and admire their coach. We picked up the victory tonight because we won the matches we should have won and also won most of the toss-up matches that could have gone either way."
An effort to provide the best bats for the future of the game of baseball has resulted in new bat standards that will go into effect for 2018 for many leagues across the country.
Included in that group of leagues is Little League, which Robinson participates in, as well as Babe Ruth, which all of Crawford County plays in.
According to information littleleague.org, effective Jan. 1, "Little League Baseball will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event or activity."
It has been a season of streaks thus far for Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team so far this season.
The Lady Statesmen opened with four straight wins, then lost four games in a row, but have now won their last three following Saturday (Dec. 9)'s 74-59 win at Shawnee Community College in Great Rivers Athletic Conference action.
"A week ago after our tough loss at Olney, we set a goal of winning the next three games of the semester and we accomplished that," LTC head coach Scott Sparks said. "I was a little worried after our emotional win at home Wednesday against a tough Lewis and Clark team that we might fall off a little and struggle today, but we didn't."
A solid performance from start to finish lifted Oblong High School's boys' basketball team to its first win of the season Friday night (Dec. 8).
The Panthers snapped a five-game winning streak by cruising past visiting Cisne for a 48-34 win in the non-conference contest.
"We showed up with a lot of energy and focus tonight," OHS head coach Ryan Cheek said. "We were able to control the tempo early and maximize our shot quality. We stuck to our game plan and did not let up the entire game."
Playing at home was not the advantage Robinson High School's boys' basketball team had hoped it would be over the weekend.
The Maroons played their first two home games of the season, but came away with losses in both of them, falling to Casey-Westfield, 60-50, in a Little Illini Conference contest Friday (Dec. 8), then losing to South Knox, Ind., 60-43, in a non-conference game Saturday (Dec. 9).