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County squad seeks more success
LAWRENCEVILLE - A year ago, high school golf teams from Lawrenceville and Red Hill came together with spectacular results.

LHS junior Bobe advances from golf regional
MOUNT CARMEL - Lawrenceville High School junior Madison Bobe reached her goal on Wednesday, as she advanced from the Illinois High School Association Class A golf regional at Mount Carmel City Golf Course.

Bobe, the back-to-back Little Illini Conference individual champion, shot a 29-over-par score of 101 to become one of 10 individuals to advance who were not on an advancing team. The sectional is scheduled for Monday at Crab Orchard Golf Course in Carterville.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Fresh-soph teams claim road victories
Both Lawrence County freshman-sophomore football teams scored shutout victories on Monday.

Red Hill High School's team notched a 27-0 win at Marshall to improve to 5-1 on the season. The Salukis are schedueld to host Casey next week.

Lawrenceville High School's freshman-sophomore football team posted a 34-0 win at Robinson.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
County team defends crown, Bobe repeats
OLNEY - Lawrence County's High School golf was the best team in the Little Illini Conference all season long, and on Monday at Richland County Country Club, the team proved it again.

The combined Red Hill-Lawrenceville squad repeated as the LIC champions, winning the league crown for the second straight year with a team score of 345. In addition, Lawrenceville High School junior Madison Bobe repeated as the league's girls champion with a 28-over-par score of 99.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
PJHS girls sweep Robinson in openers
ROBINSON - Parkview Junior High School's girls basketball teams opened the season with a sweep of host Robinson on Thursday.

The Lady Braves won the seventh grade game, 32-6.

PJHS led by scores of 6-2, 12-4 and 26-4 at the quarter stops.

Katelynn Higginbotham topped PJHS with 10 points. Chaylee Shick, Alexia Petty and Melody Lockhart added four points apiece while Shayda Noble, Jayna Carter, Christina Lockhart, Alyssa Garza and Abby Frazier all contributed baskets.

Parkview coasted to a 50-9 win in the eighth grade game.

Aubrey Bedwell led the Lady Braves with 10 points. Jayley Akers added eight points, while Becky Wagner, Kaciane Newlin and Alexia Petty all scored six. Tabytha Reid and Jayde Seitzinger both added four points, while Sydni Williams, Chaylee Sick and Melody Lockhart all scored two.

The Lady Braves led by scores of 6-5, 18-5 and 40-9 at the quarter stops.

Friday, September 25, 2015
LHS golf team finishes second in meet at Casey
CASEY - Lawrence County's High School golf team placed second in a three-team meet at Casey Country Club Tuesday.

Mattoon won the competition with a score of 157, while Lawrence County (167) and host Casey (205) also competed.

Red Hill High School senior Tanner Gray topped the combined Red Hill-Lawrenceville squad with a 1-over-par round of 37.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Golden Aces handle county golfers, 152-169
LAWRENCEVILLE - Mount Carmel defeated Lawrence County's high school golf team, 152-169, Tuesday at Lawrence County Country Club.

Red Hill High School seniors Tanner Gray and Zach Breault led the combined Red Hill-Lawrenceville squad with 3-over-par scores of 39.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Salukis split tourney games with Allendale, NCOE
ALLENDALE - Red Hill Junior High School's baseball team split a pair of games Saturday in a round-robin tournament hosted by Allendale.

The Salukis (4-8) opened the day with a 14-4 win over the host Allendale team in a game that was stopped by the 10-run rule after five innings. Later in the day, Norris City-Omaha-Enfield dropped coach Chris Seitzinger's team, 7-2.

Monday, September 14, 2015
County golf team starts week with conquest of Oblong
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrence County's high school golf team started a busy week off with a win over Oblong Tuesday at Lawrence County Country Club.

The combined Red Hill-Lawrenceville team had every player shoot 49 or better while posting a 164-200 win over the Panthers.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
PJHS holds on for win
LAWRENCEVILLE - Parkview Junior High School's baseball team stretched its winning streak to three games Wednesday with a 5-3 win over Palestine at Unit 20 Ballpark.

Kale Powell pitched four innings to get the win for the Braves (5-6) of coach Jeremy Sanders. Powell gave up three hits and two unearned runs while fanning three batters and walking a pair. Christion Beamon finished up for PJHS and fanned four batters while giving up two hits and walking two.

Jarrett Winkles contributed an inside-the-park homer for the Braves and also singled. Ethan Kelly, Kale Powell and Ryan Schultz added base hits.

The Braves will travel to Cumberland on Monday.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Cross country team hopes numbers add up to success
LAWRENCEVILLE - Numbers are up for Lawrence County's high school cross country team, but will that translate into more success?

"We didn't get everybody to come out that we wanted to," said co-coach Bill Bandy, whose cooperative team - counting boys and girls - features 11 runners from Lawrenceville High School, nine from Red Hill High School and one who is home-schooled. "But any time you have more numbers you have a little more depth. You're a little more competitive and get a little better results."

Monday, August 31, 2015
Braves take out Salukis, 15-5
BRIDGEPORT - Parkview Junior High School's baseball team downed rival Red Hill on Thursday, 15-5.

The game was stopped after five innings, due to the 10-run rule.

Kale Powell pitched the first three innings for the Braves (3-6) of coach Jeremy Sanders. He gave up two hits, walked four and fanned six while allowing two runs. Winkles tossed the final two innings and fanned a pair of batters.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Miss Salukis score victory
BRIDGEPORT - Red Hill Junior High School's softball team made the most of seven hits Friday in rolling past visiting West Salem, 12-3.

The Miss Salukis (2-4) scored three runs in the opening frame, then scored seven times in the bottom of the third to stretch their lead to 10-1.

Caitlin Bowersock tossed a complete game for coach Greg McKinney's team, and allowed five hits. Bowersock walked one batter and fanned eight.

Bowersock had two hits for RHJH, while Sara Joines, Allie Johnson, Anna Bickers, Cheyenne Daugherty and Mattie Ryan added one hit apiece.

Monday, August 24, 2015
SIU junior linebacker eager to return to playing field
CARBONDALE - At Monday's practice, the Southern Illinois University first-team linebacking unit featured four players who have never started a game in their college careers. Not to worry, though, help is on the way.

Junior inside linebacker Chase Allen, who started every game in 2014 and led the team with 95 tackles, should be back in the lineup soon. The Belleville, Ill. native missed spring ball with a back injury and is still not 100 percent, but he's pain-free and available for limited duty. He expects to start on Sept. 5 at Indiana.

"I'm a little bit behind," Allen admits. "I'm just studying and trying to get on the same page as my teammates."

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Illini to hold day for fans on Aug. 15
CHAMPAIGN, IL. - Fighting Illini football fans will have an opportunity to meet and get autographs from the 2015 student-athletes and head coach Tim Beckman on Aug. 15, from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the Great West Hall at Memorial Stadium. Admission for the event is free and parking will be available in the northwest lot of State Farm Center free of charge.

Fans attending Fan Appreciation Day will be able to enter on the west side of Memorial Stadium starting at 5 p.m. Team posters and markers will be available for players to sign, but fans can also bring their own markers and items to be autographed (limit of 2 per person).

Players will be seated by position groups in the Great West Hall. Out of respect for other fans waiting in line, players will not be able to accommodate photo requests from fans.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Four chosen for induction on Sept. 19
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville High School Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 12th class in a ceremony at the high school on Sept. 19.

New inductees will include Charles Bootman, Nolan Cork, Bob Gher and Tom Meeks, while the 1977 LHS football team will also be honored.

The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the annual LHS homecoming football game. The Indians will host Flora at Ed Loeb Field at 2 p.m. that day. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony begins with a 6 p.m. social hour in the LHS gym, followed by the program at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
LTC holding volleyball tryouts 
ROBINSON - Area women interested in playing volleyball at Lincoln Trail College will have a chance to tryout for the team.

  College officials said head coach Kristin Selph will offer open tryouts for the team from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Lincoln Trail College Sports Center.

The tryouts are open to students that will be freshmen or sophomores at Lincoln Trail College or who would like to attend Lincoln Trail College.

  "This is a great opportunity for anyone that wants to play college volleyball," said Selph. "I'm looking for players that are willing to put in the work to help grow the Lady Statesmen. We also want players that are going to be strong students and leaders on and off the court."

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Parkview baseball meeting set for Wednesday
LAWRENCEVILLE - A meeting for prospective Parkview Junior High School baseball players and parents is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school's cafeteria.

Coach Jeremy Sanders said the meeting is for anyone interested in playing baseball. For more information, or if you cannot attend the meeting, call Sanders at 928-1503.

Friday, July 17, 2015
Lawrence County All-Stars fall in finals
OLNEY - The Lawrence County All-Stars were eliminated from the 10-year-old District 1 Tournament after reaching the championship.

In the double-elimination affair, host Olney downed Lawrence County 15-3 to claim the title with a spotless 4-0 record.

Both teams collected eight hits, however a difference in the game was that Lawrence County pitchers issued 11 walks.

For Lawrence County, Dawson Holtz had a double and two singles while Drevin Sanders had two singles. Leyton Ivers doubled and Ethan Smith and Peyton Ray collected singles.

Lawrence County ended tournament play at 2-2 with wins over Mount Carmel and Salem and two losses to Olney.

The Olney All-Stars now advance to the Section/State Tournament.

Thursday, July 16, 2015


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