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Lincoln Trail's Johnny Maynard delivers a pitch earlier this season. Maynard, who worked exclusively out of the bullpen for the Statesmen this season and led the team in saves, will continue his baseball career at Radford University next season. Josh Brown | Daily News

Two more LTC pitchers sign with Division I schools

By JOSH BROWN
| June 24, 2021

Playing at the next level is the goal of any athlete and two more Lincoln Trail College pitchers have earned the opportunity to compete at the next level’s highest form.

Seven from county selected for WVFCA All-Star Game Saturday

By JOSH BROWN
| June 24, 2021

A handful of recent high school graduates will get to don the pads one final time to cap off their high school careers Saturday, when they participate in the annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Terre Haute.

Cubs win three, Cardinals win two, Mets win one in recent RCLL Major action

By JOSH BROWN
| June 24, 2021

Rainouts and other schedule changes have resulted in Robinson Community Little League action coming fast and furious recently.

Robinson Dynamite 10-under travel softball team won the Father's Day Frenzy tournament in Vincennes last weekend with a 4-0 record. Team members include: (front L-R) Addy Strauch, Avah Myers, Grace Snyder, Farryn King, Kate Rehmel and Lexi Langley. In back are: coach Jesse Snyder, Avery Strauch, Olivia Chaisson, Tenley Pinnell, coach Casey Pinnell, Alivia Murphy, Ella Mosbey, Harper Weck and coach Tyler Rehmel. Contributed photo

Dynamite 10U wins Vincennes tourney

By JOSH BROWN
| June 24, 2021

After working around the raindrops, Robinson Dynamite 10-under travel softball team out together a successful Father’s Day weekend on the diamond.

Hutsonville-Palestine's Izzy Sheets shows off the ball she hit over the fence for a walk-off home run to give the Lady Tigers a 9-8 win over Cumberland in the Class 1A Regional championship game. Sheets was recently named to the Illinois Coaches Association's All-State First Team following her tremendous season for the Lady Tigers. Contributed photo

Hutsonville-Palestine’s Sheets named ICA All-State

By JOSH BROWN
| June 21, 2021

A tremendous season individually and for her team was capped off for Hutsonville-Palestine’s Izzy Sheets by being named to the Illinois Coaches Association All-State Team.

Cubs win two, Cardinals win one in recent RCLL Major action

By JOSH BROWN
| June 21, 2021

Rainouts and other schedule changes have resulted in Robinson Community Little League action coming fast and furious recently.

Robinson's Jordan Peternel makes his approach toward the pit during the triple jump at the IHSA Class 1A Boys Track State Finals at Eastern Illinois University's O'Brien Stadium Thursday in Charleston. Peternel, who also was a member of the RHS 800 relay team, finished 26th out of 28 competitors with a distance of 39-0. Aaron Peternel photo

Local athletes fall short of medaling at state meet

By JOSH BROWN
| June 21, 2021

Competing against the state’s best can be challenging and that proved to be the case for athletes from Crawford County that competed in the IHSA Class 1A Boys Track State Finals in Charleston Thursday.

Robinson's Cooper Loll slams home two points in the closing stages of a game against Loogootee Saturday morning at the Mt. Carmel Summer Shootout. The dunk helped Robinson seal a 37-32 win and was one of three wins for the Maroons against one loss on the day, as they finished second in the six-team tournament. Josh Brown | Daily News

Maroons finish 2nd at Mt. Carmel Summer Shootout

By JOSH BROWN
| June 21, 2021

Although basketball season is still a few months away, preparations for next season are already underway.

Robinson's 9-under travel baseball team won a tournament in Newton over the weekend with a 4-0 record and a combined score of 46-7. Team members include: (front L-R) Ryan Truitt, Kale Pasero, Draxton Wood, Ben McDonald, Kingston Scott and Radlee Mehler. In back are: (L-R) Ruxin Mehler, Kellen Fuller, Jack Wright, Lyam Stephenson, Greyson Hardiman, Pyke Nethery and Deek Thompson. Contributed photo

Robinson 9U wins Newton tourney

By JOSH BROWN
| June 21, 2021

Four games over two days resulted in four dominating wins and a championship for Robinson’s 9-under travel baseball team at the Newton tournament over the weekend.

Robinson's Craig Markello (left) and Jared Hermann (right) both qualified for the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association state meet following their efforts at the Lawrenceville Sectional Saturday. Markello finished second at 220, while Hermann was fourth at 170. Both will compete at the IWCOA State Finals in Springfield Thursday. Contributed photo

Robinson sending two to IWCOA state meet

By JOSH BROWN
| June 21, 2021

One-third of the contingent representing Robinson High School that competed in the Sectional round of the IWCOA wrestling tournament survived to the next round Saturday and qualified for the state meet.

Robinson High School graduate Garrett Florkowski competed in the 47th Annual Illinois High School Shrine Game at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington Saturday. Florkowski played 29 snaps at linebacker for the Blue Team, recording 1.5 tackles and one pass breakup in Blue's 28-20 overtime win over Red. Contributed photo

Florkowski contributes to Blue’s 28-20 OT win at Illinois Shrine Game Saturday

By JOSH BROWN
| June 21, 2021

A recent Robinson High School graduate got to put on the pads one more time over the weekend and had some success in the process.

Fourth of July Celebration planned

June 21, 2021

There won’t be a carnival, but Robinson will still celebrate the Fourth of July with food, music and...

Padres sweep Cubs in RCLL Junior action, Mets, Cubs, Padres win in Major Division play

By JOSH BROWN
| June 17, 2021

Two games had the same result, but the came about in different ways in Tuesday’s Robinson Community Little League Junior Division doubleheader in Oblong.

RHS has eight named to All-Little Illini baseball, softball teams

By JOSH BROWN
| June 17, 2021

Robinson High School’s baseball and softball teams were well-represented by getting several players named among the best in the Little Illini Conference, as the All-LIC squads were announced recently.

Robinson High School's baseball team had the opportunity to play on a Major League Baseball field Wednesday, as the Maroons played Flora at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Team members pictured are: (front L-R) Trenton Adams, Wesley Liston, Wrigley Young, Daniel Davis, Payton Skaggs, Chayse Aldrich, Logan Roy, Brayden Shipman, Elijah Robb, Layton Roy and Judson Pinkston. In back are: (L-R) assistant coaches Josh Brown, Jason Keesling and Dale Mendenhall, Derek Steward, Owen Schmidt, Treyton Brown, Garrett Winterrowd, Dylan Cravens, Chris Jones, Ryder O'Neal, Taylor Maxwell, Owen Austin, Ethan Shidler, Wylie Bonnell, assistant coach Rick Johnson, Cole Johnson, Julian Parker, Cole Weber, head coach Reggie Truitt and assistant coach Khristian Reynolds. Audrey Maxwell photo

Maroons play at Busch Stadium to finish their season

By JOSH BROWN
| June 17, 2021

A once-in-a-lifetime experience for most baseball players was experienced by members of Robinson High School’s baseball team Wednesday.

Recent Robinson High School graduate Latesha Aldrich signed a letter-of-intent  to continue her softball career at Sauk Valley Community College. Aldrich was joined by her parents, Bill (left) and Michelle (right), while in back are: (L-R) RHS head coach Eric Dean, former RHS head coach Mark Brayfield, RHS assistant coach Gary Kapper and Aldrich's travel coach, Shane Wilber. Contributed photo

Robinson’s Aldrich to play softball at Sauk Valley

By JOSH BROWN
| June 17, 2021

Having one player from a high school team decide to continue their athletic career in college is quite an accomplishment, but Robinson High School’s softball team has now done it four times over.

IHSA opens up further, sets date for girls wrestling state

By JOSH BROWN
| June 17, 2021

As the state continues to open up, the Illinois High School Association is now allowing its schools to do the same in regard to athletics.

Five Robinson wrestlers qualified for the next round of the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) state tournament by finishing among the top six in their weight classes at  the Lawrenceville Regional Sunday. Pictured are: (L-R) John Rich (6th-152), Jared Hermann (3rd-170), Jordan Caballero (1st-195), Craig Markello (1st-220), Austin Hargrave (5th-182) and coach Tanner Keeler. The quintent of Robinson wrestlers will compete in the Lawrenceville Sectional Saturday, with the top four wrestlers in each weight class advancing to the state meet on June 24 in Springfield. Contributed photo

Five Robinson wrestlers advance at IWCOA Regional

By JOSH BROWN
| June 14, 2021

In an unconventional year, high school wrestlers across the state have managed to get to compete in the postseason, although it came in an unconventional way.

Robinson 12U, 10U finish second in respective tourneys over weekend

By JOSH BROWN
| June 14, 2021

Two local travel baseball teams had solid weekends end just short of a championship, while a third also competed but did not fare as well.

LTC athletes continue to get it done in classroom

By JOSH BROWN
| June 14, 2021

Being a true student-athlete is something everyone involved with the athletic programs at Lincoln Trail College takes pride in and that was reflected by the GPA numbers recently released by the school.