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High school golf meeting set for Aug. 2
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrence County golf coach Dave Berry has announced that a meeting for anyone planning to play high school golf in the fall has been scheduled for Aug. 2.

The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in Room 203 at Lawrenceville High School.


Thursday, July 21, 2016
Parkview baseball meeting Aug. 1
LAWRENCEVILLE - A meeting for players wanting to play baseball at Parkview Junior High School in the fall has been scheduled for Aug. 1.

Coach Jeremy Sanders said the meeting, for players and their parents, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Parkview cafeteria.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Parkview to hold softball scrimmages
LAWRENCEVILLE - Parkview Junior High School softball's softball team will hold open scrimmages later this month.

Any girl who will be in grades six through eight can participate, according to coach Jerica Conner. Scrimmages will be from 8 until 10 a.m., Monday through Thursday, at Phil Alsman Memorial Field.

A meeting for parents is set for 5 p.m., July 20, in the PJHS cafeteria.

Tryouts are July 25 and 26, from 8 until 10 a.m.


Friday, July 15, 2016
Lawrence County stays alive in tournament
SALEM - Lawrence County Little League's 12-year-old all-star team stayed alive in the District 1 tournament Tuesday by beating Mount Carmel, 8-6.

In a winner's bracket game on Tuesday, Olney handled Robinson, 14-2.

Lawrence County returns to competition tonight, when it faces Olney at 8 p.m. In the 6 p.m. game tonight, Flora will tangle with host Salem.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Eastern vs. Illinois State will be televised
CHICAGO - Comcast SportsNet Chicago will broadcast this year's Mid-America Classic football game between Eastern Illinois and Illinois State which will be played on Sept. 17 in Normal. It will be the third time that the annual game will be televised by the broadcasting group after previously carrying the 100th Mid-America Classic in 2011 in Charleston and the 2014 Mid-America Classic in Normal.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Parkview to hold softball scrimmages
LAWRENCEVILLE - Parkview Junior High School softball's softball team will hold open scrimmages later this month.

Any girl who will be in grades six through eight can participate, according to coach Jerica Conner. Scrimmages will be from 8 until 10 a.m., July 18-21, at Phil Alsman Memorial Field.

A meeting for parents is set for 5 p.m., July 20, in the PJHS cafeteria.

Tryouts are July 25 and 26, from 8 until 10 a.m.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Ellis Park opens Saturday, increases purses
HENDERSON, Ky. - In past years, trainer John Hancock likely would have sold Midnight Chica and Whole Scoop, his 2-year-old fillies that impressively won their racing debuts at Keeneland and Indiana Grand.

But with Ellis Park raising its purses and reinstating the $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile for its 2016 summer meet, Hancock is hanging on to his promising babies. That's in contrast to last year, when he gave Cocked and Loaded his early training at Ellis Park before the colt won his first start at Keeneland and subsequently was sold to Chicago-based Larry Rivelli, who promptly won Belmont Park's Tremont and later Churchill Downs' Grade 3 Iroquois.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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


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