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Arcola Rotary celebrates 25 years

The Arcola Rotary Club celebrated its 25th anniversary at a banquet on November 19th at the Kaskaskia Country Club in Arcola. Approximately 40 Rotarians and friends were in attendance. Special guests included Rotary District 6490 Governor Janet Ellis-Nelson and Honorary Charter Members, Karl Konrad, accompanied by his wife, Judi, and Tom Chamberlain, both of whom helped start…

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Warriors boy’s basketball start their assault this season

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boy’s basketball team enters the 2023-24 season with a big target on their back, returning four starters and almost their entire roster from a third-place squad from a year ago that compiled a 31-8 overall record that included five tourney titles. Senior Jordan Quinn and his buddies wouldn’t want it any…

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Tuscola nips Arcola in girls’ basketball

By Mike Monahan ARCOLA – In an early season showdown between two undefeated teams turnovers were the difference in the Cola War of girls’ basketball game as Tuscola played Arcola at Nancy Stiff Gymnasium Nov. 20. Neither team led by more than nine and there were seven lead changes and four ties in the contest.

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Warriors add accolades to football history

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s football team added to the long history of the storied program earning a spot in the IHSA Playoffs for the 32ndtime one of only a handful in the area that have done it and now sits a few games up on Arcola for the third most wins in state history. The…

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Arcola boys return nine from last year’s 17-14 squad

By Mike Monahan ARCOLA – A total of eight returning lettermen are back from last year’s AHS boys’ basketball team, one that finished 17-14 overall and 5-5 in the Lincoln Prairie Conference, good for sixth place. Another player, Tanner Thomas, lettered as a freshman, but was injured last season. Read the rest of this story…

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Sisk earns Arcola volleyball MVP honors

By Mike Monahan ARCOLA – The most successful Arcola volleyball team in eight years was honored last Saturday morning with an awards ceremony in the Arcola Junior High/High school media center. The 2023 team went 17-10, the best since the 2015 team, coached by Tom Welsch went 17-13. Read the rest of this story in…

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Jr high boys fall to Unity

By Mike Monahan TOLONO – Both the Arcola seventh grade and eighth grade boys’ basketball teams suffered losses to Tolono Unity Nov. 20. Read the rest of this story in the E-edition by subscribing to the County Chronicle.

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VILLA GROVE SPORTS WRAP

By Tony Hooker Boy’s Basketball Finish second at Shiloh Tournament Comeback vs Tribe Trailing by 16 points entering the fourth quarter, Villa Grove outscored Judah Christian 26-9 to eke out a 62-61 win in the season opener for both squads. Lukas Shadwick drilled 4 3-pointers on his way to a 22-point night to lead the…

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