Robinson High School's boys' cross country team collected plenty of hardware Tuesday at the Little Illini Conference Meet, including the team championship. It was the fourth straight year the Maroons have won the team title and the second year in a row they won by just two points. Robinson also had five runners (four boys, one girl) earn individual All-Conference honors in the meet. See Sports on Page 8 for more pictures and details on the meet. (Josh Brown photo)
Scores have been close pretty much every time Robinson High School's boys' cross country team is in a meet with Olney and Lawrenceville-Red Hill.
That was the case again Tuesday (Oct. 10) in the Little Illini Conference Meet and this time the Maroons were able to come out on top, edging past Olney to win the LIC title, while Lawrenceville-Red Hill was a distant third.
Robinson scored 39 points to win the meet, while Olney was right behind with 41. Lawrenceville-Red Hill came in third with 78 points, followed by Marshall (82), Casey-Westfield (136), Newton (173) and Paris (177).
A less than stellar performance resulted in a disappointing loss for Hutsonville-Palestine's volleyball team Tuesday (Oct. 10), as they dropped a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division match to Martinsville in three sets, 25-14, 21-25, 13-25.
An up and down day resulted in a middle-of-the-pack finish for Robinson High School's girls' tennis team at the Little Illini Conference Tournament Saturday (Oct. 7) in Olney.
All four entrants for the Lady Maroons won at least one match, but collectively they lost almost as many as they won on their way to a fourth-place finish.
Robinson finished the day with 14.5 points, which was behind Flora, who won with 20.5 and Newton and Olney, who tied for second with 15.5 points apiece. Casey-Westfield (13.5) and Paris (6.5) completed the field.
"I was pleased with the effort from all of our girls today," RHS head coach Steve Jenkins said. "Everyone won at least one match and scored points for our team."
A rough season got even rougher for Palestine-Hutsonville's football team Friday night (Oct. 6).
Not only did the Pioneers remain winless on the season, but injuries piled up to the point they could not even complete the game in their 45-6 Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division loss at Martinsville.
Winning the close ones in conference play has proved to be a difficult proposition for Robinson High School's volleyball team.
The Lady Maroons and Olney locked up in a tightly-contested match (Oct. 5), but Robinson came out on the short end of a 22-25, 27-29 decision in the Little Illini Conference contest.
"Another tough loss tonight," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "We played real well at times, but couldn't get over the hump to get the win. We just have to keep working hard and these games will turn in our favor."