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Maroons look to extend win streak against Eagles

By JOSH BROWN
| September 22, 2022

There’s a saying that “your most important game is your next one” and that is the philosophy Robinson High School’s football team is taking as the season progresses. The Maroons seem to have righted the ship with a pair of lopsided victories following two losses to start the season and they want to keep that momentum going when they take the field Friday night.

OPH to host Red Hill in another Saturday Homecoming matinee

By JOSH BROWN
| September 22, 2022

Being competitive is one thing. Winning games is another. Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s football team has been good with the former so far this season, but has yet to figure out how to do the latter.

Robinson's Nate Wernz (10) gets by a Casey-Westfield defender and looks for running room during Friday night's game at Crosby Field. The Maroons rolled to a Homecoming win in the Little Illini Conference contest, 44-8, with Wernz contributing 170 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Josh Brown | Daily News

Maroons roll to Homecoming win over Casey-Westfield, 44-8

By JOSH BROWN
| September 19, 2022

Another dominating performance led Robinson High School’s football team to a second straight lopsided win Friday night. The Maroons took control virtually from the start and rolled to a Homecoming victory with a 44-8 win over Casey-Westfield in a Little Illini Conference contest.

Oblong High School's volleyball team won the Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament Saturday in Oblong, posting a 4-0 record in the five-team, round-robin event. Contributed photo

Lady Panthers first, Lady Tigers second at LOVC tourney

By JOSH BROWN
| September 19, 2022

Volleyball teams from Crawford County went 1-2 in the annual Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament that was held at Oblong Grade School Saturday. Host Oblong ran the table, winning the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record, while Hutsonville-Palestine finished second after winning the tiebreaker over Martinsville and Union-Dugger.

Lady Maroons beat Mt. Carmel on Senior Night, finish 2nd at Charleston

By JOSH BROWN
| September 19, 2022

Another strong week of volleyball led Robinson High School to wins in four of five matches, including second place at the Charleston Tournament Saturday.

RHS XC girls 2nd, boys 5th at Olney

By JOSH BROWN
| September 19, 2022

Solid efforts across the board led to respectable finishes for Robinson High School’s cross country teams at the Olney Invitational Saturday. Robinson combined for three top-10 individual finishes, which led to a second-place finish in the girls’ meet and a fifth-place finish in the boys’ meet.

RHS girls tennis beats Casey-Westfield, finishes 3rd at Paris Doubles tourney

By JOSH BROWN
| September 19, 2022

Results were mixed for Robinson High School’s girls’ tennis team recently. The Lady Maroons picked up another dominating win in a dual match with Casey-Westfield Thursday, but did not play as well as they’d hoped en route to a third-place finish at the Paris Doubles Tournament Saturday.

OPH falls short again in 26-8 loss to Pinckneyville

By JOSH BROWN
| September 19, 2022

Struggles offensively led to an early deficit Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s football team could not climb out of Saturday afternoon. OPH could not muster much offense in their Homecoming game against Pinckneyville in Palestine and it resulted in a 26-8 loss to keep OPH winless on the season.

NMS XC boys 2nd, girls 4th at Olney

By JOSH BROWN
| September 19, 2022

More solid efforts led to strong finishes for Nuttall Middle School’s cross country teams at the Olney Invitational Friday. Robinson placed second in the boys’ meet and fourth in the girls’ meet, while totaling three top-five individual finishes.

Lady Statesmen lose at Wabash Valley, 3-1

By JOSH BROWN
| September 19, 2022

An early lead was not enough to get Lincoln Trail College’s women’s soccer team in the win column Saturday. The Lady Statesmen scored the first goal in their match at Wabash Valley College and held a lead at halftime, but three unanswered goals in the second half sent the Lady Statesmen to a 3-1 defeat.

Lady Statesmen go 0-4 at Joliet

By JOSH BROWN
| September 19, 2022

Four matches in two days did not net any wins for Lincoln Trail College’s volleyball team over the weekend. The Lady Statesmen participated in the Joliet Junior College Invitational, but lost all four matches, two of which went to five sets.

OPH’s Russell wins at Paris

By JOSH BROWN
| September 19, 2022

Two cross country meets resulted in a win for one Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville runner, while the others finished toward the middle or back of the pack in a meet at Paris Thursday.

Lincoln Trail's Tom Ditchfield (with ball) leads a charge down the pitch, while teammates (L-R) Miguel Angel, Guilherme Melchiori and Leonardo Sanches head with him during Wednesday's home soccer match against Parkland. Melchiori would net two second-half goals, while Angel scored the opening goal and Sanches added an assist in a 3-0 win for the Statesmen. Josh Brown | Daily News

Statesmen soccer blanks Parkland, 3-0

By JOSH BROWN
| September 16, 2022

Solid play continued for Lincoln Trail College’s men’s soccer team Wednesday and it resulted in a shutout victory.

Lady Statesmen down Wabash Valley in three

By JOSH BROWN
| September 16, 2022

Strong play from start to finish led Lincoln Trail College’s volleyball team to a big win Wednesday night. The Lady Statesmen hosted rival Wabash Valley College and played well throughout, leading to a three-set win, 25-19, 25-18, 25-19.

Volleyball teams pick up wins recently

By JOSH BROWN
| September 16, 2022

All three high school volleyball teams from Crawford County picked up wins earlier this week, with one of those victories coming at the expense of another local squad.

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RHS soccer wins one of three recently

By JOSH BROWN
| September 16, 2022

A series of matches over the past two weeks netted Robinson High School’s soccer team one win and two losses.

RHS girls tennis beats Charleston

By JOSH BROWN
| September 16, 2022

Dominating performances virtually across the board led Robinson High School’s girls’ tennis team to a convincing win Tuesday. The Lady Maroons won all but one match in an 11-point meet with Charleston and all but one of those wins came in straight sets, as RHS picked up the 10-1 win.

RHS, OPH golf teams host recent meets

By JOSH BROWN
| September 16, 2022

High school golf teams from Crawford County were in action at home earlier this week, but netted less than stellar results.

OPH XC runs at Newton

By JOSH BROWN
| September 16, 2022

A handful of runners from Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s cross country team competed in a meet at Newton Tuesday and they all finished toward the middle or back of the pack.


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