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Near miss for Warrior baseball

By Lenny Sementi Mother Nature roared this past week canceling and postponing games most of the week but Tuscola’s baseball team was able to sneak in a pair of games at the Tuscola Showcase this past Saturday. They opened the day dropping a 13-6 game to a good Lanark-Eastland squad from up north and then…

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VILLA GROVE SPORTS WRAP

By Tony Hooker Baseball Thrown by Riders The Blue Devils could only scratch out two hits against Arcola pitchers as they dropped a 13-4 decision on April 1. Noah Wilcoxen and Jackson Gire had base hits and an RBI, and Nolan Morse added an RBI walk. Thomas Vandeventer, Brody Sanders, Wilcoxen and Jackson Gilles scored…

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Evan Englehardt tosses a win

By Lenny Sementi It was a big night for the Englehardt family this past week in Tuscola. Warrior and Eastern Illinois University pitching alum and Tuscola head baseball coach Caleb Englehardt celebrated with his crew following an 8-4 home victory over Cerro Gordo. Part of that crew was starting pitcher Evan Englehardt. The first-year hurler…

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ALAH softball drops first LPC game

By Mike Monahan ARTHUR – Last Thursday the Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond softball team opened play in the Lincoln Prairie Conference and lost to Cumberland 16-5 in five innings. The Knights battled Shelbyville March 13 in a non-conference game that had three lead changes before the Lady Rams came away with a 9-8 win. ALAH,…

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Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond baseball wins three straight

By Mike Monahan NEOGA – After losing its first three games of the season, including a 15-5 loss to Monticello on March 19, the Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond Knights have won three straight games to even its record at 3-3 ahead of last Monday’s Lincoln Prairie Conference opener at home against Cumberland. Arthur travels to…

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Four individual boys and two individual girls win for AJHS track

By Mike Monahan ARCOLA – The Arcola Junior High boys and girls’ track season opened last Thursday at Allen Field in Paris in a quadrangular meet with Paris Mayo, Arcola, Neoga and Casey-Westfield. On the boys’ side Emilio Fuentes won the 200 (29.46) for the seventh grade, while Alex Cortez won the 800 (2:48.81) and…

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Arcola softball picks up first win, 9-4 over Shelbyville

By Mike Monahan ARCOLA – Last Friday the Arcola softball team put it all together and came away with a 9-4 win over Shelbyville at Moore Memorial Park in a non-conference game. The contest occurred after a 10-0 six inning loss to Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg on March 20. “Today we played as a team,” said Arcola coach…

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Arcola baseball winning streak snapped

By Mike Monahan ARCOLA – All good things must come to an end and that is what happened Monday in a non-conference baseball game at Arcola’s Moore Memorial Park. It was not without a fight though as the Purple Riders trailed 7-0 and rallied to make it 7-6 but could not take the lead on…

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Moore sets Arcola Indoor 400 record

By Mike Monahan BLOOMINGTON – Arcola senior Kelsey Moore finished off the indoor season in spectacular fashion as she set the school record for the indoor 400 meters with a time of 1:04.36, which was .62 better than the previous record held by Sophia Fishel, a 2017 AHS grad. Moore was 19th overall in the…

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Miller wins Central Illinois All-Star Three-Point Contest

By Mike Monahan TOLEDO –Arcola’s Jackson Miller was one of 15 players on the Lincoln Prairie Conference all-star basketball team and one of eight competing (four from the National Trial Conference in the three-point contest. Prior to the 31st all-star game Miller was one of four to advance the finals by making 12-of-15 in 45…

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