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Robinson High School's boys' track team finished third at the IHSA Class 1A Newton Sectional Wednesday, while qualifying four individuals for state in five total events in the process. Those four Maroons will compete at the IHSA Class 1A State Finals at Eastern Illinois University's O'Brien Stadium in Charleston May 25. Contributed photo

RHS boys 3rd at Sectional, advance four to state; OHS qualifies one

By JOSH BROWN
| May 19, 2022

Solid performances against a tough field led to a handful of local athletes qualifying for the state meet, while several others fell just short. When all was said and done, Robinson High School’s boys’ track team finished third out of 19 teams that competed in the meet and qualified four individuals for state in a total of five events.

Robinson's Taylor Maxwell (6) steps on first base after fielding a ground ball and deciding to take it to the bag himself to retire the Lawrenceville hitter, while RHS first baseman Payton Skaggs looks on during Monday night's IHSA Class 2A Newton Regional game in Lawrenceville. Maxwell recorded the win on the mound, tossing five and two-thirds innings in the Maroons' 5-4 victory. Josh Brown | Daily News

Maroons edge Lawrenceville, 5-4, to win Regional opener

By JOSH BROWN
| May 19, 2022

The third time was the charm for Robinson High School’s baseball team Monday evening. The Maroons played Lawrenceville for the third time this season and for the third time, the game was decided by one run. However, the latest meeting resulted in a win for RHS and it came when it counted the most – in the first round of the IHSA Class 2A Newton Regional.

Robinson native Brady Welsh continues to climb the ranks in the world of strength and conditioning for college basketball, as he was recently named head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Kentucky's men's basketball program. Welsh, a 2011 RHS grad, held the same title at Purdue University this past season and previously worked in the same capacity at Temple University for two seasons following stints at IMG Academy and as an assistant for several programs at the University of Illinois. Contributed photo

Welsh named strength and conditioning coach for Kentucky basketball

By JOSH BROWN
| May 19, 2022

A Robinson High School graduate continues to move up the ranks in the strength and conditioning world and is now working with one of the elite programs in the history of college basketball.

Hutsonville-Palestine shortstop Lily Holcomb puts the tag on a Dieterich runner as umpire Pat Everette prepares to call the runner out during a stolen base attempt in the first inning of Tuesday's IHSA Class 1A Oblong Regional semifinal contest. Hutsonville-Palestine would go on to win the game, 9-0, to advance to Saturday's regional championship game against Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg. Josh Brown | Daily News

Lady Tigers win, Lady Panthers win and lose at Oblong Regional

By JOSH BROWN
| May 19, 2022

Both of Crawford County’s softball teams that were competing in the IHSA Class 1A Oblong Regional this week picked up wins, but one of them also saw their season come to an end.

Lady Statesmen finish 3rd in Region 24 tourney

By JOSH BROWN
| May 19, 2022

One of the better seasons in recent memory ended up just short of a Region 24 championship and a .500 season, but it was still a successful one for Lincoln Trail College’s softball team.

RHS boys’ tennis drops pair of matches

By JOSH BROWN
| May 19, 2022

Two more matches to wrap up the regular season resulted in two more losses for Robinson High School’s boys’ tennis team earlier this week.

Robinson 10U, 9U winless at Evansville

By JOSH BROWN
| May 19, 2022

Two of Robinson’s youth travel baseball teams competed in tournaments in Evansville last weekend, but could not come away with any wins.

Robinson Community Little League action heating up

By JOSH BROWN
| May 19, 2022

With summer rapidly approaching, Robinson Community Little League has got a jump start on things, with the league currently in its second week of action for their seasons.

Robinson's Landen Miller slides home safely following a sacrifice fly by Treyton Brown during Friday's regular season finale at Sullivan, Ind. Miller led the Maroons at the plate with two singles, three runs batted in and a run scored in Robinson's 9-6 win. Josh Brown | Daily News

Maroons down Sullivan in regular season finale, 9-6

By JOSH BROWN
| May 18, 2022

In a season that has been hard to find wins, Robinson High School’s baseball team earned one in their final regular season game Friday.

Lady Statesmen drop Region 24 tourney opener

By JOSH BROWN
| May 18, 2022

Weather was the big winner at the final round of the NJCAA Region 24 Softball Tournament over the weekend in Belleville.

Robinson 11U finishes 2nd in Owensboro

By JOSH BROWN
| May 18, 2022

Another strong weekend of play led to some more hardware for Robinson’s 11-under travel baseball team over the weekend.

Nuttall Middle School had a total of 12 athletes qualify in 10 events for the IESA Class 3A Track State Finals following their performances at the Shelbyville Sectional Saturday. Advancing to state were: (front L-R) Wyatt Herrington (7th Grade 800), Miles Hardiman (7th Grade 110 Hurdles, 7th Grade Long Jump), Mady Redman (8th Grade High Jump) and Laylani Beard (7th Grade 400). In back are: (L-R) A.J. Gower (8th Grade 200, 8th Grade 400 Relay), Reese Johnson (8th Grade 400 Relay), Colton Shipman (8th Grade 400 Relay), Turner Graham (8th Grade 400 Relay), Mallory Mosbey (8th Grade 400 Relay), Brylee Yates (8th Grade 400 Relay), Temperance Hughlett (8th Grade 100, 8th Grade Long Jump, 8th Grade 400 Relay) and Ella Bunten (8th Grade 400 Relay). The NMS athletes will compete at the IESA Class 3A State Finals in East Peoria Friday and Saturday. Josh Brown | Daily News

Dozen NMS athletes advance to state track meet

By JOSH BROWN
| May 18, 2022

Strong performances up and down the line-up led to solid finishes – both individually and team-wise – for Nuttall Middle School’s track teams at the IESA Class 3A Shelbyville Sectional Saturday.

PGS-HGS track competes at state meet

By JOSH BROWN
| May 18, 2022

Eight athletes from Palestine-Hutsonville’s junior high boys’ track teams competed against the state’s best over the weekend and finished in the middle of the pack.

Lady Maroons, Lady Tigers, Lady Panthers wrap up regular seasons

By JOSH BROWN
| May 18, 2022

A busy final few days on the diamond saw all three high school softball teams from Crawford County wrap up their regular seasons with multiple games, including a pair of county clashes.

Season ends for Statesmen at Region 24 tourney

By JOSH BROWN
| May 18, 2022

Postseason play was short for Lincoln Trail College’s baseball team, as the Statesmen dropped both of their games in the NJCAA Region 24 Tournament games to bring their season to an end.

OHS boys 2nd, Pal-Hut 3rd at Lawrenceville

By JOSH BROWN
| May 18, 2022

One final tune-up resulted in middle-of-the-pack finishes for a pair of local boys’ track teams late last week.

RHS boys’ tennis ties for 4th at LIC tourney

By JOSH BROWN
| May 18, 2022

Four wins in eight matches led Robinson High School’s boys’ tennis team to a fourth-place tie at the Little Illini Conference Tournament in Casey Saturday.

OPH JV baseball splits games to end season

By JOSH BROWN
| May 18, 2022

Although they did not get much action during the season, Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s junior varsity baseball team did get some time on the field during the final week of the season, as they split a pair of games last week.

Robinson High School's girls' track team finished second at the Altamont Sectional Wednesday, qualifying nine athletes in seven events (three individuals, four relays) for the state meet. Contributed photo

Lady Maroons qualify nine for state, finish 2nd at Altamont Sectional

By JOSH BROWN
| May 19, 2022

A total of nine athletes qualified for state in seven events for Robinson High School’s girls’ track team Wednesday, as the Lady Maroons scored a second-place finish at the IHSA Class 1A Altamont Sectional.

Baseball, softball teams set to open postseason play

By JOSH BROWN
| May 12, 2022

With the regular season winding down this week, focus will quickly shift toward the postseason, which starts next week for local baseball and softball teams.


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