Numerous pieces of hardware were collected by Robinson High School's wrestling team at the annual Lawrence County Tournament Saturday (Dec. 6) in Lawrenceville. The Maroons won the team championship, as all 14 wrestlers who competed finished among the top-six in their respective weight classes, including four individual champions and six runner-up finishes. (Josh Brown photo)
It was a tale of two days for Robinson High School's wrestling team at Abe's Rumble in Springfield over the weekend.
Following a competitive day on Friday that did not net them any wins, the Maroons responded with four wins on Saturday to claim the consolation championship and finish the two-day event with a 4-4 record.
Close losses have been a theme for much of the season for Robinson High School's boys' basketball team and that trend continued over the weekend at the First Financial Wabash Valley Classic in Terre Haute.
After losing their opening game Thursday by three points, the Maroons suffered losses by two and six over the weekend to finish 0-3.
"We come over here to play different people and see different things so it will help us in the postseason," RHS head coach Mack Thompson said. "We are learning and growing from everything and hopefully we'll continue to get better."
Three close games netted just one win for Hutsonville-Palestine's boys' basketball team at the Tri-County Holiday Tournament in Kansas over the weekend.
The Tigers were in all three games they played, but were only able to win one. Hutsonville-Palestine opened pool play Friday with a 57-47 loss to Argenta-Oreana, then fell to Paris 57-50 Saturday morning before rebounding for a 64-59 win over Martinsville Saturday afternoon.
Wins continue to elude Oblong High School's boys' basketball team, but the way the Panthers finished up their run at the Dieterich Holiday Tournament, there is hope that some could be coming soon.
While the Panthers dropped all three of their pool play games in lopsided fashion, Oblong played their best game of the season in the seventh-place game Saturday (Dec. 28), only to still come up short.
Executing plays down the stretch has proved difficult for Robinson High School's boys' basketball team at times this season and it bit the Maroons again Thursday morning (Dec. 26).
The Maroons gave themselves a chance to win their opening round game at the First Financial Wabash Valley Classic in Terre Haute, but were unable to finish the deal and suffered a 47-44 loss to South Vermillion.
"We had our opportunities," RHS head coach Mack Thompson said. "We've got to get better at executing end of quarter and end of game stuff."
Nearly a dozen members of Robinson High School's football team were recognized recently for their achievements on the field and/or in the classroom by being named to one of the Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association's All-Wabash Valley teams.
Robinson had 11 different players make at least one of the teams, although the Maroons did not have a First Team Selection. Robinson did have three players make the Second Team, five more on the Honorable Mention list and seven named to the All-Academic Team.
Another weekend tournament, another piece of hardware for Robinson High School's wrestling team.
It wasn't quite as good as their last tournament performance, but it was still plenty good enough, as the Maroons finished second out of 15 teams at the Skull & Crossbones Tournament at Cumberland High School Saturday (Dec. 21).