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Lawrenceville quarterback Brenyn Winningham fires a pass, while coach Travis Reider and teammates Hayden Frey, Luke Hatfield and Wyatt Bice look on in the background during Saturday’s 7-on-7 event at Robinson. The Indians went 3-2 on the day and finished seventh out of 16 teams. Tom Osborne | Daily Record

Indians, Salukis compete in 7-on-7 in Robinson Saturday

By JOSH BROWN
| July 27, 2021

ROBINSON — Results were mixed for Lawrence County’s two high-school football teams Saturday, as they were among 16 area teams that competed in a 7-on-7 event Saturday at Robinson High School.

Lawrence County’s 12-year-old Cal Ripken all-star baseball team went 1-2 at the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament in Lexington, Ky., last week. The Lawrence County squad finished their postseason run with a record of 5-3, which included a state championship. Team members pictured are: (front L-R) Carter Davis,Logan Rodrick, Levi McCullough, Brody Wattles, Jaxon Kiser and Keegan Liston. In back are: (L-R) coach Corey Davis, coach Chauncey Rodrick, Alex Schneider, Zadyn Loudermilk, Ross Moore, Hudson Meek, Marcus Davis, Jeryn Tarr, Aiden Decker,  coach John Wattles and coach Kyle Meek. Contributed photo

Cal Ripken 12s go 1-2 at Ohio Valley Regional

By JOSH BROWN
| July 27, 2021

Lexington, Ky. — While they were competitive throughout, the stay for Lawrence County’s 12-year-old Cal Ripken all-star team in the Ohio Valley Regional was not as long as they hoped.

Extreme 14-under travel softball, based in Flat Rock, finished second at the USSSA Great Lakes Nationals in Evansville last week. Team members include: (front L-R) Alyssa Griggs (Lawrenceville) and Ashley Anderson (Geff). In back are: (L-R) Rayce Cates (Vincennes), coach Mike Manhart, Addie Adams (Martinsville), Marli Michl (Newton), Addison McNair (Robinson), Raegan Manhart (Robinson), Abby Taylor (Lawrenceville), Katie Winterrowd (Robinson), Ally Crist (Vincennes), Jorie Weber (Oblong) and coach Kevin Crist. Contributed photo

Extreme softball wins pair of titles, one 2nd-place finish at USSSA Nationals

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| July 20, 2021

EVANSVILLE –– If there was hardware to be had over the weekend, there was a pretty good chance Extre...

Lawrence County Cal Ripken's 12-year-old all-star team began play in the Ohio Valley Regional in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday. The Illinois State Champions are one of 12 teams in the field as a result of their state title victory at Mattoon July 9-12. Team members are: (front L-R) Alex Schneider, Keegan Liston, Jaxon Kiser, Marcus Davis and Brody Wattles. In back are: (L-R) Aiden Decker, Levi McCullough, Logan Rodrick, Carter Davis, Hudson Meek, Jeryn Tarr and Zadyn Loudermilk. Not pictured are coaches John Wattles, Chauncey Rodrick and Kyle Meek. The Ohio Valley Regional runs through Sunday, with the winner of the tournament advancing to the Cal Ripken World Series in Branson, Mo., Aug. 5-14. Contributed photo

Lawrence County 12s set to play in Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| July 20, 2021

BRIDGEPORT –– Lawrence County’s 12-year-old Cal Ripken all-star team will have a chance to compete a...

July 20, 2021

sports briefs Lawrence County high school golf meeting Anyone interested in playing high school gol...

Lawrenceville 10s eliminated from district tourney with pair of losses

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| July 20, 2021

MT. CARMEL –– Runs came in bunches, but unfortunately for Lawrenceville Little League’s 10-year-old ...

Lawrence County Cal Ripken's 12-year-old all-star team won the state championship with an 8-0 win over Mattoon Monday night. The Lawrence County squad went 4-1 in the three-team, double-elimination tournament and had to beat Mattoon twice to claim the title. Team members are: (front L-R) Alex Schneider, Keegan Liston, Jaxon Kiser, Marcus Davis and Brody Wattles. In back are: (L-R) Aiden Decker, Levi McCullough, Logan Rodrick, Carter Davis, Hudson Meek, Jeryn Tarr and Zadyn Loudermilk. Coaches are John Wattles, Chauncey Rodrick and Kyle Meek. Lawrence County will play in the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional in Lexington, Ky., July 21-25. Contributed photo

Cal Ripken 12s win state title

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| July 13, 2021

MATTOON –– Four wins in five games resulted in a state championship for the Lawrence County 12-year-...

Lawrenceville's Logan Johnson beats the throw from the right fielder for a base hit during Sunday's game against Robinson in the 12-year-old Little League District Tournament in Robinson. Johnson had two of Lawrenceville's three hits in the game, but they would end up on the short end of a 10-0 decision. Josh Brown | Daily Record

Lawrenceville 10s win, 12s drop pair in Little League district tourneys

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| July 13, 2021

While rain played a big factor over the weekend, some baseball did get played and results were mixed...

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July 13, 2021

Lawrenceville Jr. Pro cheerleaders hosting softball tournament Lawrenceville’s Jr. Pro football chee...

Lawrenceville Little League's 10-under all-star team will begin district tournament play in Mt. Carmel Saturday at 4 p.m. against Mt. Carmel. Pictured are: (front L-R) Dereck Rodriguez, Emmitt Bearden, Holden McCammon, Archer Moyes, Jax Wimberly, Gauge Dunlap and Braxton Schwartz. In back are: (L-R) Crew Waldrop, Leo Seitzinger, Lewis Taylor, Truman Durant, Parker Lewis, Devonte Duffy and Tristan Samaroo. Not pictured is Lucas Wheeler, who was recently moved to the 10-under team from the 12-under team, while Duffy has also been moved from the 10-under team to the 12-under team. Head coach is BJ McCammon, while assistant coaches are Ryan Lewis and Matt Waldrop. Contributed photo

Local all-star teams set; district, state tournament play begins this weekend

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| July 6, 2021

With the youth summer leagues wrapping up recently, focus is being shifted to the postseason, where ...

Extreme 16U travel softball, based in Flat Rock, won the high school division at the annual Robinson Firecracker Tournament over Fourth of July weekend, which featured both 16U and 18U teams. Extreme went 6-1 over two days in the 10-team tournament. Team members include: (front L-R) Gracie Stallings (Lawrenceville), Maci Smith (Robinson), Paige Kelly (Robinson), Paige Sanders (Robinson), Makenna Smith (Salem) and Erika Garrard (Robinson). In back are: (L-R) Amber Russell (Newton), Kaylee Ridge (Fort Branch, Ind.), Cadance Brashear (Flat Rock), Austin Fisher (Sumner), Jill Kuhl (Nashville), Ally Sims (Vincennes), Mattilyn Ashley (Vincennes) and Alexis Davis (Robinson).

Extreme 16U travel softball wins high school division at the annual Robinson Firecracker Tournament over Fourth of July weekend

July 6, 2021

Extreme 16U travel softball, based in Flat Rock, won the high school division at the annual Robinson Firecracker Tournament over Fourth of July weekend, which featured both 16U and 18U teams.

Local all-star teams set; district, state tournament play begins this weekend

By Josh Brown
| July 6, 2021

With the youth summer leagues wrapping up recently, focus is being shifted to the postseason, where there will be several local teams participating in tournaments throughout the area.

Lawrence County's Brian Seed holds an advantage on one of his opponents during the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association's Class 1A State Tournament in Springfield last week. Seed went 1-2 at 160 pounds to finish his season. Contributed photo

Seed goes 1-2 at IWCOA state meet; five compete in fresh-soph meet

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| June 29, 2021

SPRINGFIELD –– Lawrence County was well-represented last week in Springfield, as the Illinois Wrestl...

Three from Lawrence County participate in WVFCA All-Star football game

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| June 29, 2021

TERRE HAUTE –– A trio of recent high school graduates had the opportunity to don the pads one final ...

Recent Red Hill High School graduates Garrett Hulfachor and Hayden Hesler will continue to be teammates in college, as both recently signed letters-of-intent to play golf at Vincennes University. Hulfachor (left) was joined by (L-R) his sister, Madalynn, father, Tom and mother, Kari, while Hesler (right) was joined by his mother, Melanie and father, Ashley. Contributed photo

Red Hill’s Hesler, Hulfachor to play golf at VU

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| June 22, 2021

BRIDGEPORT –– Two recent Red Hill High School graduates will continue to be classmates and teammates...

Brian Seed was the lone member of Lawrence County's high school wrestling team to advance to state following Saturday's Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Sectional in Lawrenceville. Seed placed third at 160 to advance to Thursday's state tournament in Springfield. Contributed photo

Seed lone Lawrence County wrestler to advance to state

By JOSH BROWN Sports Editor
| June 22, 2021

Tough competition brought some struggles for high school wrestlers from Lawrence County in the secon...

Dozen from county make All-LIC baseball, softball teams

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| June 22, 2021

2021 All-Little Illini Conference Baseball Team First Team Name School Rece Overbeck Casey-We...

Wrestlers representing Lawrenceville High School and Red Hill High School fared well at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Regional in Lawrenceville Sunday. The Lawrence County squad finished fifth as a team, while seven of the eight wrestlers that competed qualified for the Sectional tournament this weekend, which Lawrenceville will also host. Pictured are: (L-R) coach Sam Hyre, Dalton Spahn (6th at 182), Nathan Blackwell (5th at 170), Hayden Frey (3rd at 152), assistant coach Randy Hawkins, Isaac Foster (6th at 106), Tyson Lucas (2-2 at 138), Shaina Hyre (3rd at 126), Brian Seed (3rd at 160), assistant coach Chris Seed and Brianna Richey (6th at 113). Contributed photo

County wrestlers fare well at IWCOA Regional

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| June 15, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — In a year that has been anything but conventional, high school wrestlers across the ...

IHSA opens up further, sets date for girls wrestling state

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| June 15, 2021

BLOOMINGTON –– As the state continues to open up, the Illinois High School Association is now allowi...

Red Hill High School sophomore-to-be Austin Fisher (left) hands off to junior-to-be Lianna Hasewinkle during the 800 relay at the IHSA Class 1A Girls Track State Finals in Charleston Thursday, June 10. The RHHS team of Fisher, Lianna Hasewinkle, Madalynn Hulfachor and Abigail Hasewinkle finished 22nd out of 29 teams in the 800 relay with a time of 1:55.75, while the same foursome placed 26th out of 28 teams in the 400 relay with a time of 54.63. The Lady Salukis finished tied for 20th in the team standings out of 70 teams that scored in the meet, thanks to Katie Moore's second-place finish in the 300 hurdles and fourth-place finish in the 100 hurdles. Ralph Hasewinkle photo

Moore medals in two events at state meet

By JOSH BROWN Daily Record
| June 15, 2021

CHARLESTON — A banner year and a stellar career ended with a pair of medals for recent Red Hill High...


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