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Community invited to LHS Skills Camp
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville High School football coach Greg Wood has announced that members of the community are invited to come to Ed Loeb Field and watch Skills Camp activities.

Wood said the Skills Camp will begin on June 27 and run three days a week through July. The camp, for high school football players, is from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Ladies Golf Association results
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrence County Country Club Ladies Golf Association held a nine-hole scramble on Wednesday.

The team of Janet Benson, Pat Dutton, Jodie Greenlee and Luanne Negley won the scramble and also won the fewest putts competition.

Second place went to the team of Francis Brinkley, Sandy Diggs, Judy Grove and Charleen Huber, which also won the hidden hole contest.

Monday, June 20, 2016
Illini to play Murray State in afternoon
CHAMPAIGN - The Big Ten Conference announced start times for first three weeks of the 2016 season on Monday. Included in the release were the Fighting Illini's Sept. 3 season-opener versus Murray State (2:30 p.m. CT on BTN) and the Sept. 17 game against Western Michigan (3 p.m. CT on ESPNews), both at Memorial Stadium.

Murray State was 3-8 last season and 2-6 in the FCS Ohio Valley Conference. While the Fighting Illini and Racers have not met previously, Illinois is 15-0 all-time against FCS opponents.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Lyles going into WVCA Hall of Fame
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Chris Lyles has never been a head football coach, but that doesn't mean his accomplishments have gone unnoticed.

A long-time assistant at Red Hill High School, noted for producing standout defensive units, Lyles will be inducted into the Wabash Valley Football Coaches Hall of Fame on June 24.

In conjunction with the event, two 2016 Red Hill High School graduates, Carter Baetke and Dalton Murray, will play in the WVCA All-Star game at Terre Haute North High School the following evening.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Power Camp set for this week
BRIDGEPORT - The Lawrence County Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host the second annual Power Camp at Red Hill High School Tuesday through Thursday.

The camp is free for Lawrence County students who will be in grades five through eight in the fall.

The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day, and includes lunch.

Free transportation is offered to and from the camp to locations throughout Lawrence County.

For more information contact Amy Ryan at 618-553-6447.

Monday, June 6, 2016
Country club to host Open this weekend
LAWRENCEVILLE - A full field of 120 players is expected Saturday and Sunday when Lawrence County Country Club has its weekend in the sun.

Lawrenceville native Zach Manley is out to defend his championship in the 62nd annual Lawrence County Open, sponsored by the Albright Motor Company. Manley, a 2009 graduate of Lawrenceville High School who now lives in Terre Haute, Indiana, shot a 4-under-par 140 a year ago to win the title for the first time.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Lawrence County runners fail to qualify for final day
CHARLESTON - The third time proved not to be a charm for Red Hill High School senior Lance Holmes, who saw his high school hurdling career come to a close on Thursday at the Illinois High School Association track and field state finals.

Two Lawrenceville High School athletes, sophomore 1,600-meter runner Jack Holden and freshman pole vaulter Cole Sumner, also failed to advance from the preliminary competition to Saturday's finals.

Friday, May 27, 2016
County youngster wins title
INDIANAPOLIS - Alexis Wymer, an 11-year-old student at Bridgeport Grade School, recently claimed first place in a six-week U.S. Kids spring golf tour in the Indianapolis area.

Wymer placed first, second or third in all six of the tour events to claim the championship with 142.5 points. Wymer won at Prairie View Golf Club on April 2 and Stony Creek Golf Club on May 7.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Three from county advance to boys track finals
NEWTON - Although Lawrence County produced no winners in Thursday's Illinois High School Association Class A boys track and field sectional, three advanced from the meet at Newton High School to next week's state finals in Charleston.

The top two finishers in each sectional event advanced, as did anyone else who met a qualifying time, height or distance.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Salukis advance past Cisne, 3-2
BRIDGEPORT - Wins have been few an far between for Red Hill High School's softball team this season, but the Salukis came through with one at the right time on Monday.

The Salukis held off Cisne, 3-2, in an opening round game of the Illinois High School Association regional tournament at Leigh Ann Westall Memorial Field.

Red Hill (3-15), which snapped a six-game losing streak, is scheduled to travel to Clay City today for a 4:30 p.m. semifinal game against Woodlawn. That game has been postponed until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Indians' McGuire to play football at Morthland College
WEST FRANKFORT - Lawrenceville High School senior Logan McGuire has announced his intentions to continue his football career at Morthland College.

McGuire hopes to play running back for the Patriots, guided by former Mt. Zion High School coach Mike Popovich.

McGuire was a standout on last year's LHS team that finished with an 8-3 mark and advanced to the second round of the Illinois High School Association playoffs.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Newton dominant, county teams win events
FLORA - Teams from Newton proved to be the best by far Thursday, at the annual Little Illini Conference track and field meets.

The Eagles handily won both the boys and girls competition, while Red Hill led the Lawrence County efforts by placing fifth in both meets. Lawrenceville squads were ninth in both of the nine-team fields, with Edwards County being the only school in the league that does not field teams.

Friday, May 6, 2016
RHHS girls 7th at Newton
NEWTON - Red Hill High School senior Jamesha Western placed second in both the shot put and discus at the Newton Invitational on Monday, helping the Salukis place seventh among 10 teams that scored points.

Mattoon's Tayler Weaver had a throw of 41-5 in the shot put to beat Western's 37-10 1/2.

In the discus, Olney's Mary Grace Inyart won with a toss of 108-11. Western, seeded first going into the meet, was second at 101-11.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Red Hill runners handle Mt. Carmel in dual meets
MT. CARMEL - Red Hill High School's track and field teams scored a successful invasion of Wabash County Monday, taking a pair of dual meets from host Mt. Carmel.

Red Hill scored a 67-63 win over the Golden Aces in the boys meet. The Salukis had a much easier time winning the girls encounter, 87-46, which was highlighted by senior Sarah Buchanan setting a school record in the 1,600.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Indians roll to third consecutive victory
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville High School's baseball team used a pair of four-run innings on Tuesday to post an 11-1 Little Illini Conference victory over visiting Marshall at Unit 20 Ballpark.

The Indians took control of the game with four runs in the fourth inning, then ended the game via the 10-run rule with four runs in the seventh. It was the third straight win for LHS, which improved to 5-6 overall and evened its league record at 2-2.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
LHS baseball, softball teams handle Fairfield
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville High School baseball and softball teams were successful on Friday, as both defeated visiting teams from Fairfield.

In the baseball game at Unit 20 Ballpark, LHS senior Harry Loeb tossed a five-hitter as the Tribe downed the Mules, 4-1.

In the softball game at Phil Alsman Memorial Field, LHS senior Morgan Parrish hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Indians posted a 5-3 victory.

Monday, April 18, 2016
LHS softball team falls to Spartans
LAWRENCEVILLE - Visiting South Knox had only two hits on Wednesday, but took advantage of eight fielding errors in a 7-0 blanking of Lawrenceville High School's softball team at Phil Alsman Memorial Field.

The Spartans (2-3) scored all the runs it would need when it tallied three times in the third inning, and left the rest up to pitcher Katie Keller, who blanked the Indians on three hits.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Salukis split games with South Knox
VINCENNES - Red Hill High School's baseball team entered Saturday's doubleheader with South Knox, Indiana, having suffered four consecutive shutout losses.

Scoring runs wasn't a problem for the Salukis against the Spartans, however, as they crossed the plate 25 times while splitting the two games.

South Knox scored a run in the sixth inning to edge the Salukis in the opening game, 8-7. Red Hill (2-6) snapped a five-game losing streak by blasting South Knox in the second game, 18-6.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Babe Ruth signups set for Saturday
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrence County Babe Ruth Baseball signups are set for Saturday.

The signups are from 10 a.m. until noon at Parkview Junior High School.

For more information contact Tad Shick at 618-421-5154.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
LTC to host free camp at diamond
ROBINSON - The Lincoln Trail College baseball team will host a free clinic on April 16.

The camp begins immediately following the Statesmen's noondoubleheader against Southwestern Illinois. Campers begin with a registration at around 5:15 p.m.and the camp will run until about 7 p.m.

The camp is open to players six to 14 years old. Players will need to bring a glove, bat, cleats, pants, and a hat. Lincoln Trail College will provide water for the camp.

For more information, contact LTC Assistant Baseball Coach Brad Vanderglas at 618-544-8657 ext. 1201.

Friday, April 1, 2016
RHHS softball squad drops opener
BRIDGEPORT - Red Hill High School's softball team was finally able to open the season Tuesday, but visiting Oblong spoiled the day.

The Panthers scored four times in the second inning and never looked back, cruising to a 10-1 win at Leigh Ann Westall Memorial Field.

Oblong (4-0) scored runs in five of its seven at-bats.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


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