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October 13, 2019

LOVC Tourney Champs
LOVC Tourney Champs
Oblong High School's volleyball team won the Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament Saturday (Sept. 21) at Martinsville. The Lady Panthers went 3-0 in the four-team, round-robin event, picking up wins over Hutsonville-Palestine, Martinsville and Dugger, Ind.


Robinson XC boys finish 3rd, girls place 7th at Mattoon Invitational
Producing solid efforts against strong competition continues to be the theme for Robinson High School's cross country teams.

The Maroons and Lady Maroons both performed well in a deep and talented field at the Mattoon Invitational Wednesday (Sept. 25), as they finished third and seventh, respectively.

"I was very pleased overall," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "We had almost everyone available and the kids ran really well. It is great to see our girls competitive again."


Friday, October 11, 2019


Lady Statesmen fall to John A. Logan in 4
Inconsistency proved too much to overcome for Lincoln Trail College's volleyball team Wednesday night (Sept. 25).

The Lady Statesmen played well at times, but it was not enough to get them in the win column, as they dropped their home match to John A. Logan in four sets, 23-25, 13-25, 25-20, 15-25.

"Inconsistency is what has affected us just about every game this season," LTC head coach Dana Goodwin said. "By looking at the scores from all four sets, it proved that's what happened tonight as well. We played so well in the first and third sets, but did the exact opposite for the second and fourth."


Friday, October 11, 2019

RHS, OHS golf teams lose matches
Results were not as good as the day before for Crawford County's high-school golf teams.

After both Robinson and Oblong scored dual-match victories Tuesday, they were unable to duplicate those efforts Wednesday (Sept. 25), as both dropped dual matches on their respective home courses.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Lady Maroons dump Dieterich in two
Strong play continued for Robinson High School's volleyball team Tuesday night (Sept. 24).

The Lady Maroons won their second match in as many nights with a two-set win over Dieterich, 25-20, 25-17.

"I am proud of the way our girls played again tonight," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "We did a lot of things well. We got down a little in the second set, but finished it off by scoring the last 12 points of the night."


Friday, October 11, 2019

Robinson, Oblong golf teams score wins in dual matches
Two dual matches both resulted in wins for golf teams from Crawford County Tuesday (Sept. 24).

Robinson picked up a narrow win on the road, while Oblong scored a victory in a home meet.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Lady Tigers beat Marshall in three
Overcoming a slow start was needed and that's exactly what Hutsonville-Palestine's volleyball team did Tuesday night (Sept. 24).

The Lady Tigers dropped the first set to visiting Marshall, but rallied to win the next two to claim a three-set victory, 22-25, 25-16, 25-12.

"The girls started off slow in the first set and the momentum of the game changed for us at the wrong times," HHS-PHS head coach Shandy Matthews said. "The second and third set they were ready to play. They played really well. Our blocking was good and our hitters did a great job too."


Friday, October 11, 2019

Lady Panthers fall to Dugger in three
Another rough night on the court ended with another disappointing loss for Oblong High School's volleyball team.

The Lady Panthers lost their second match in as many nights Tuesday (Sept. 24), falling to Dugger, Ind., in three sets, 27-25, 25-27, 19-25.

"This was a disappointing loss," OHS head coach Pam Johnson said. "Negativity has grabbed ahold of us. We need to get rid of it and get ready for the Hutsonville tourney on Saturday."


Friday, October 11, 2019

Lady Maroons beat Lady Panthers in two
Following their respective busy weekends, county rivals met on the court Monday night (Sept. 23) and it was the road team that came away with a victory.

Robinson High School's volleyball team was able to down host Oblong in their first meeting of the season, as the Lady Maroons won in two sets, 25-21, 25-18.

"We played a nice game tonight," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "We played well defensively and this gave us a lot of good offensive opportunities. I feel that all of the girls contributed and it was a good team win against a good opponent."

"We did not play to our potential tonight," OHS head coach Pam Johnson said.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Robinson girls' tennis team wins home match over Charleston, 8-1
Strong play continued and it resulted in a big win for Robinson High School's girls' tennis team Monday (Sept. 23).

After being on the road for nearly two weeks, the Lady Maroons finally held a home match, which they dominated to the tune of an 8-1 win over Charleston.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Lady Statesmen win one of three
After a rough weekend on the court, Lincoln Trail College's volleyball team bounced back for a much-needed win Monday (Sept. 23).


Friday, October 11, 2019

Lady Maroons 4th at Vandalia tourney
A strong start did not result in the end Robinson High School's volleyball team was looking for Saturday (Sept. 21).

The Lady Maroons won their first two pool play matches, then lost their last one and the following match to finish fourth at the Vandalia Tournament.

"We played well at times and struggled at other times," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "Overall, I was pleased with our effort and feel like we took a step in the right direction."


Friday, October 11, 2019


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