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Statesmen split games at Southeastern Iowa Classic

By JOSH BROWN
| November 29, 2021

A trip north netted mixed results for Lincoln Trail College’s men’s basketball team over the holiday weekend.

Robinson's Alexia Zane fires a three-pointer during Saturday morning's pool play game against Fairfield at the Lady Maroons Thanksgiving Invitational. Zane finished with 12 points and was one of three players in double figures for the Lady Maroons in their 58-51 overtime win. Robinson finished in a three-way tie for first in pool play with a 2-1 record, but lost the tiebreakers and ended up sixth in the tournament after losing the fifth-place game. Josh Brown | Daily News

RHS finishes 6th at Lady Maroons Invite

By JOSH BROWN
| November 29, 2021

Three games in a span of less than 24 hours resulted in a 1-2 record and a sixth-place finish for Robinson High School girls’ basketball team in the 23rd Annual Lady Maroons Thanksgiving Invitational over the weekend.

Robinson's Cooper Loll gets inside of a Highland defender for two of his game-high 19 points in the Maroons' 62-60 win in overtime in the fifth-place game of the Effingham St. Anthony Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday. Loll also hit the game-winning basket at the buzzer to give the Maroons the win. Josh Brown | Daily News

Maroons finish 5th at St. Anthony on overtime buzzer beater

By JOSH BROWN
| November 29, 2021

Playing in a tournament is supposed to be a challenge for any team and playing four games against quality competition certainly made for quite the challenge for Robinson High School’s boys’ basketball team to open the season.

Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville's Katie Draper tries to avoid contact on her way to the basket during Saturday morning's game against Mt. Carmel at the Lady Maroons Thanksgiving Invitational in Robinson. Draper led the way for OPH with 14 points, but Mt. Carmel pulled away in the second half for a 45-25 win. OPH finished the tournament in seventh place with a 1-3 record. Josh Brown | Daily News

OPH girls finish 7th at Lady Maroons Invite

By JOSH BROWN
| November 29, 2021

Playing against good competition should make you stronger and that is the hope for Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s girls’ basketball team. After going 0-3 in pool play against strong opponents at the 23rd Annual Lady Maroons Thanksgiving Invitational at Robinson High School last week, OPH managed to end the tournament on positive note, as they picked up a win in the seventh place game.

Sports calendar 12-1

November 29, 2021

Wednesday, Dec. 1Lincoln Trail CollegeWomen’s Basketball at Vincennes, 4 p.m.Men’s Basketball at Vin...

RHS boys basketball reserved seats now on sale

November 29, 2021

Reserved seats for the 2021-22 Robinson High School boys’ basketball season went on sale this week in the main office at RHS.

OPH boys drop pair, finish winless at Cumberland tourney

By JOSH BROWN
| November 29, 2021

Baby steps sometimes need to be taken when dealing with a new team and that appears to be the case for Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s boys’ basketball team. While they did not pick up any wins in the season-opening Cumberland Boys Turkey Tournament, OPH made strides in each of their three games.

Robinson's Marisa Zane (left) whips a pass by Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville defenders Halle Piper (23) and Lyssa Nave (13) to a wide open Katelyn Jones (25) under the basket during Tuesday night's opening-round game of the 23rd Annual Lady Maroons Thanksgiving Tournament at Robinson High School. Also seen in the background of the play are Robinson's Elizabeth Shea (52) and Lucy List (11) and OPH's Shara Coffman (10) and Madisyn McIntosh. Zane finished the game with eight points and eight assists, while Jones had nine points and 11 rebounds for RHS in their 65-43 win. Josh Brown | Daily News

Lady Maroons down OPH, 65-43, to open Lady Maroons Thanksgiving Invitational

By JOSH BROWN
| November 24, 2021

County foes squared off to open play in the 23rd Annual Lady Maroons Thanksgiving Invitational Tuesday night and it was the host team that came out on the better end of things.

RHS wrestlers dominate Charleston in season opener, 54-15

By JOSH BROWN
| November 24, 2021

Wins in four of six contested matches gave Robinson High School’s wrestling team the points it needed to win their opening match of the season Monday, while the Maroons also got a series of forfeits to make it a lopsided victory.

OPH boys drop opener to Casey-Westfield, 65-20

By JOSH BROWN
| November 24, 2021

The debut of the new Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville boys’ basketball co-op was a rough one, as OPH dropped its season opener Monday night to Casey-Westfield, 65-20, in the first round of the Cumberland Turkey Tournament.

NMS 7th girls fall in Regional championship game

By JOSH BROWN
| November 24, 2021

Nuttall Middle School’s seventh grade girls’ basketball team had a chance to earn some postseason hardware earlier this week, but came up short at the IHSA Class 3A Paris Mayo Regional.

Junior high boys’ teams split games recently

By JOSH BROWN
| November 24, 2021

For the second time in less than a week, county rivals squared off against each other in junior high boys’ basketball action and the results were very similar.

Sports calendar 11-27

November 24, 2021

Saturday, Nov. 27Lincoln Trail CollegeMen’s Basketball at Southeastern (Iowa) Classic vs. Southeaste...

Sports briefs 11-27

November 24, 2021

RHS boys basketball reserved seats go on sale Nov. 29Reserved seats for the 2021-22 Robinson High Sc...

Robinson's Noah Gilmore (31) goes up between a pair of Effingham St. Anthony defenders for a basket during the first half of Monday night's season opener at the St. Anthony Thanksgiving Tournament. Gilmore finished with 12 points in the Maroons' 50-36 win. Josh Brown | Daily News

Maroons open season with 50-36 win over St. Anthony

By JOSH BROWN
| November 23, 2021

Defense wins championships according to the old adage and it can also win you a lot of games along the way. That was the formula for Robinson High School’s boys’ basketball team Monday night, as the Maroons opened the 2021-22 season with a win over host Effingham St. Anthony, 50-36, on the opening night of the St. Anthony Thanksgiving Tournament.

Four Maroons named to All-LIC football teams

By JOSH BROWN
| November 22, 2021

Four members of Robinson High School’s football team were recognized for their performance on the field this past season by being named to one of the All-Little Illini Conference teams recently.

Junior high boys’ teams split games recently

By JOSH BROWN
| November 22, 2021

County teams went 3-3 in junior high boys’ basketball action Thursday, with two of those wins coming at the expense of another county squad.

Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team is preparing to begin the 2021-22 season under new head coach Zach Loll. The Lady Statesmen will tip off the season at Spoon River Nov. 1, which is the first of four road games to begin the campaign. Photo Courtesy Chris Forde | LTC Public Relations

Lady Statesmen split games at Logger Classic

By JOSH BROWN
| November 22, 2021

Two games in two days had entirely different results for Lincoln Trail College’s women’s basketball team over the weekend.

Robinson High School's girls' basketball team is in a bit of a youth movement under new head coach Scott Zane this year. The Lady Maroons have just one senior and no juniors amongst the 17 players on the roster, but have a deep and talented sophomore class that is excited for the opportunity to take the reins this season. The Lady Maroons open with a game at Dieterich Monday at 6:15 p.m., then will play host to Newton for a non-conference contest Thursday before hosting the annual Lady Maroons Thanksgiving Invitational Nov. 23-27. Josh Brown | Daily News

Lady Maroons roll past Newton for 52-25 win

By JOSH BROWN
| November 22, 2021

Although it came in a non-conference game, it still doesn’t diminish the fact that Robinson High School’s girls’ basketball team did something they hadn’t done in quite some time Thursday night.

OPH hammers Chrisman, 49-16, for second straight win

By JOSH BROWN
| November 22, 2021

So far, so good for Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s girls’ basketball team, as the new co-op rolled to its second straight lopsided victory Thursday night.


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