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Red Hill High School's football team got some live reps in during their first official practice of the season Monday evening. Fall sports across the state of Illinois officially opened their seasons Monday, as the IHSA allowed practices to officially begin. The Salukis – who will compete as an independent in football this season after leaving the Little Illini Conference – are preparing for their season opener, which is set for Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Cerro Gordo. Crystal Wimberly | Daily Record

High school practices officially begin

August 10, 2022

PJHS softball drops opener to Paris Mayo

By JOSH BROWN
| August 10, 2022

LAWRENCEVILLE –– The first game of the season was a rough one for Parkview Junior High School’s softball team. The Lady Braves opened their season at home against Paris Mayo Monday and suffered an 11-1 loss.

Lawrence County Youth Football kicked off its inaugural season by participating in a preseason "Jamboree" at Palestine Saturday (Aug. 6). The league has players from both Lawrenceville and Red Hill school districts competing on the teams, which include 7th/8th, 5th/6th and 3rd/4th. Above, the 7th/8th grade team is pictured, while below is the 5th/6th grade team after they finished competing in Palestine. Lawrence County will open the regular season Saturday (Aug. 13), when they host Newton at Ed Loeb Field in Lawrenceville. The 5th/6th grade game is slated to kick off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 7th/8th grade game around 7:30 p.m. Contributed photos

Lawrence County Youth Football set to open season

August 10, 2022

Recent Lawrenceville High School graduate Shaina Hyre recently signed her letter-of-intent to continue her wrestling career at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Hyre, who won 108 matches in her four years as a member of the Lawrence County high school wrestling team, is pictured alongside assistant coach Randy Hawkins (left), her father and head coach Sam Hyre (right) and mother, Mickie (far right). Contributed photo

Lawrenceville’s Hyre to wrestle at Wisconsin-Stevens Point

By JOSH BROWN
| August 5, 2022

LAWRENCEVILLE –– Girls wrestling is growing every year and Lawrence County has become a hotbed for not only girl wrestlers, but quality girls wrestling.

Lawrence County's Mattey Sanders slides safely across home plate ahead of the throw during a game against St. Mathews, Ky., during the Cal Ripken 12-year-old Ohio Valley Regional in Crown Point, Ind., recently. Sanders was a stalwart offensively for Lawrence County, posting nine hits, six runs scored and four runs batted in over four games in the tournament. Lawrence County finished the tournament with a 2-2 record, as they advanced to the final six of the 12-team field before losing in first round of the single-elimination tournament. Contributed photo

Cal Ripken 12s end run at Ohio Valley Regional

By JOSH BROWN
| August 5, 2022

CROWN POINT, IND. –– The run finally came to an end for Lawrence County’s Cal Ripken 12-year-old all-star baseball team at the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament, but not before the local squad made it to the final six.

Extreme Softball of Flat Rock's 12-under travel softball team won the USSSA Great Lakes Nationals tournament in Evansville recently. Extreme went 9-0 during the week-long tournament, outscoring their opponents 70-13 in the process. Team members include: (front L-R) Laney Scherer (Haubstadt, Ind.), Olivia Lewis (Vincennes), Braelyn Gladish (Vincennes), Jaclyn Miller (Vincennes) and Klaira Strohm (Robinson). In back are: (L-R) coach Eric Gladish (Vincennes), Paige Wagner (Newton), Gracie Alumbaugh (Palestine), Tensley Dunlap (Flat Rock), Kinli Michl (Dieterich), Eva Brashear (Flat Rock), Danika Phillips (West Salem), Jocelyn Tuley (Poseyville, Ind.), coach Nichole Dunlap (Flat Rock) and coach Bill Gartner (Lawrenceville). Contributed photo

Extreme teams bring home hardware from USSSA Great Lakes Nationals

By JOSH BROWN
| July 21, 2022

EVANSVILLE –– Five teams from the Extreme travel softball organization based in Flat Rock competed at the USSSA Great Lakes Nationals in Evansville last week and they all brought home some hardware, whether it was individual or team-based.

Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional schedule set

By JOSH BROWN
| July 20, 2022

A trip to the Cal Ripken World Series is in the sights of Lawrence County’s 12-year-old all-star team and all that is standing in their way is 11 other teams from throughout the Ohio Valley.

The 34th annual Red Hill Jr. Pro Football camp was held last week at Red Hill High School in Bridgeport. A record 93 campers from third through ninth grade attended the camp, which was conducted by the RHHS coaching staff. Campers learned basic football skills, while also competing against each other in a variety of events. In addition, former RHHS players Drew Moore and Drew Gognat, who now play at Depauw University and Illinois College, respectively, were guest speakers at the camp. Contributed photo

Jr. Pro Football Camp

July 20, 2022

Members of the Lawrence County Cal Ripken 10-under all-star team include: (front L-R) Gage Wattles, Emmitt Carmichael, Carver James, Corbyn Potts, Liam Shaughnessy, Caleb Aten and Redick Adamson. In back are: (L-R) Emery Crutchfield, Logan Camden, Max Crouch, Sawyer Kocher, Darius Eagleson, Ben Wilcox, Mason Dunn and Hudson Scott. Contributed photo

Cal Ripken 10s win pair over Little League 10s

By JOSH BROWN
| July 20, 2022

BRIDGEPORT –– Two teams from the same county but different leagues squared off against each other Saturday for a pair of exhibition games in Bridgeport.

Members of the Lawrence County Little League 8-under all-star team include: (front L-R) Liam Shipley, Trigg Hudson and Tripp Ivers. In middle are: (L-R) John Daugherty, Miles Parish, Nolan Harlan, River Foreman, Trent Phillippe and Riley Carrie. In back are: (L-R) coaches Rob Shipley, Jeremy Hudson, Gabe Foreman and Josh Harlan. Not pictured were Quinten Shaffer and Evan Baldwin. Contributed photo

Lawrence County 8s drop pair of games last week

By JOSH BROWN
| July 20, 2022

Lawrence County Little League fielded an 8-under all-star team and they played a pair of games last week and although the results were not all that positive, there were some silver linings.

Members of the Lawrence County Cal Ripken 12-year-old all-stars that won the Cal Ripken Illinois state championship over the weekend include: (front L-R) Bentley Brian, Owen Dowty, Drew Mosbey, Jaxon Kiser, Easton Dowty and Jude Shick. In middle are: (L-R) Landon Tate, Kolby Carmichael, Mattey Sanders, Ross Moore, Keagan Puckett, Cooper Hires and CR McVaigh. In back are: (L-R) coaches Terry Puckett, Mike Moore, John Wattles and Ryan Shick. The Lawrence County team went 4-0 in the tournament and will next play in the Ohio Valley Regional in Crown Point, Ind., July 21-24. Contributed photo

Lawrence County Cal Ripken 12s win state title for 2nd straight year

By JOSH BROWN
| July 13, 2022

MATTOON –– New year, new team, same result for Lawrence County’s Cal Ripken 12-year-old all-star team. For the second straight year, Lawrence County has captured a Cal Ripken state championship, as this year’s version followed up last season’s championship by going undefeated in Illinois State Tournament play over the weekend in Mattoon.

Lawrence County all-star teams go winless at Little League district tourneys

By JOSH BROWN
| July 13, 2022

Scoring runs – and keeping their opponents from scoring – were two big problems for Lawrence County’s Little League all-star teams in their respective district tournaments last week.

Sports Briefs 7-14

July 13, 2022

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Racing was back at Red Hill Raceway in Sumner for the first time in nearly 18 years June 28, as the track played host to the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour. The races were the first of several scheduled for the track, which re-opened earlier this year. Races are also scheduled for Aug. 6 and Sept. 10. Photo courtesy DIRTVision

Racing returns to Red Hill

By JOSH BROWN
| July 5, 2022

SUMNER –– For the first time in nearly 18 years, dirt track racing took place in Lawrence County and by in large it was a successful return.

High school football schedules released

By JOSH BROWN
| July 5, 2022

One schedule looks relatively the same, while the other looks quite a bit different when it comes to Lawrence County’s high school football teams for the upcoming 2022 season.

Members of Lawrence County Little League's 10-under all-star team are Emmitt Bearden, Wyatt Carie, Elias Cowling, Isaiah Dunlap, Noah Gher, Gunnar Johnson, Parker Lewis, Bennett Loudermilk, Jonathan Padgett, Georgio Rochford, Leo Seitzinger, Lewis Taylor and Crew Waldrop. Not pictured was Braxton Schwartz. Coaches are Matt Waldrop, Travis Johnson and Justin Akers. Lawrence County is the host for the 10-under tournament, which will be held at Lawrenceville City Park starting tonight. Lawrence County will play Mt. Carmel in the opening game at 5 p.m., followed by Olney against Salem at 7 p.m. The tournament will continue through July 11, if necessary. Contributed photo

Lawrence County Little League 10U All-Stars

July 5, 2022

Members of Lawrence County Little League's 12-under all-star team are Devonte Duffy, Elliot Gerritsen, Lane Jackson-Goff, Jude Jones, Holden McCammon, Ethan Metz, Liam Morey, Avery Mullins, Julian Petties, Dean Phillippe, Matthew Ramirez, Korbin Shaffer, Audie Taylor and Lucas Wheeler. Coaches are BJ McCammon, Jordan Brown and Dalton Dining. The 12-under team will play in the District 1 Tournament at Mt. Carmel tonight against either Robinson or Mt. Carmelat 6 p.m. The double-elimination tournament runs through July 12, if necessary. Contributed photo

Lawrence County Little League 12U All-Stars

July 5, 2022

Lawrence County Cal Ripken 12s set for state tourney

By JOSH BROWN
| July 5, 2022

BRIDGEPORT –– As the calendar flips to July and summer league action is winding down, the focus has been shifted to all-star tournaments.

Lawrence County first baseman Jack Patterson (right) races to tag the bag, while pitcher Garrett Moorehead moves out of the way just ahead of Robinson runner Judson Pinkston during a Southern Illinois Prospect League game Thursday in Robinson. The Lawrence County squad was shut out in both games, losing 4-0 and 6-0 to end their summer season with a 3-11 record. Josh Brown | Daily Record

Lawrence County baseball drops four to end summer season

By JOSH BROWN
| July 5, 2022

Runs were hard to come by for Lawrence County’s high school baseball team to close out the season, as the Lawrenceville-Red Hill co-op team managed to score just one run over its final four games and lost all four contests in Southern Illinois Prospect League action last week.

Recent Lawrenceville High School graduate Ryan Schultz received one of several scholarships handed out at the annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Terre Haute over the weekend. Schultz was awarded the Brett Eitel Scholarship for academics in the amount of $500. Schultz played offense in the game for the Gold Division team, along with fellow LHS grads Brenyn Winningham and Bryce Bedwell, while Red Hill grads Ben Stimler and Andrew Maxfield suited up for the Black Division. Black won the 18th edition of the annual game, 36-12. Contributed photo

Schultz awarded WVFCA Scholarship

June 30, 2022


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