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home : sports : taylorville February 19, 2017

Fleming, Nelson end wrestling careers at State
CHAMPAIGN — Taylorville senior Heath Fleming tries to take down Pontiac’s Jake Lanning in the quarterfinals of the IHSA State Finals on Friday. Fleming fell to the top-ranked Lanning via fall.
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CHAMPAIGN — Taylorville senior Heath Fleming tries to take down Pontiac’s Jake Lanning in the quarterfinals of the IHSA State Finals on Friday. Fleming fell to the top-ranked Lanning via fall.
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CHAMPAIGN — The 2016-2017 Taylorville High School varsity wrestling season officially came to an end on Friday, when seniors Heath Fleming and Michael Nelson were eliminated during the quarter final wrestle-back round of the IHSA Class 2A State Finals.
Saturday, February 18, 2017


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Tornadoes hang on, defeat Green Wave 65-62
MATTOON — The Taylorville Tornadoes made a trip to Mattoon on Friday, to take on the Green Wave in an Apollo Conference showdown.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

7th and 8th grade Lady Tornadoes down Running Reds
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornado seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams hosted Stephen Decatur on Thursday, and the Taylorville girls swept past the Running Reds in four consecutive sets for a pair of quick wins.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Tornadoes battle at state
CHAMPAIGN — Taylorville senior Heath Fleming (top) and Mike Nelson (below) opened the IHSA Class 2A Wrestling State Final preliminaries on Thursday, at the State Farm Center in Champaign.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Taylorville Youth Basketball defeats Blessed Sacramet Bruins in finale
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Youth Basketball sixth grade boys team played their final regular season home games on Wednesday, when they hosted Blessed Sacrament School.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

7th grade Lady Tornadoes take down Springfield Franklin
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh grade Lady Tornadoes were back on their home floor Tuesday, when they hosted the girls from Springfield Franklin. 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dance Factory Brings Hardware Home To Taylorville
ST. LOUIS — On February 4th, 2017 the Taylorville Dance Factory traveled to St. Louis Union Station to compete at Dupree Dance Company.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lady Tornadoes end season in 57-54 loss to Southeast
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes played host to a IHSA Class 3A regional game on Monday, facing off against the Southeast Spartans with the winner advancing to Wednesday’s regional semi-final round.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Taylorville Threat wins Mahomet Classic II
MAHOMET — The Taylorville Threat won 1st Place in the 2017 Mahomet Bulldog Classic II, 4th Grade Division this past weekend.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fleming, Nelson advance to IHSA wrestling State Finals
MASCOUTAH — The Taylorville Tornado wrestling team sent three competitors to last weekend’s Mascoutah sectional, and senior Heath Fleming and Michael Nelson each punched a ticket to the IHSA Class 2A wrestling State Finals later this week at the State Farm Center in Champaign.
Monday, February 13, 2017

7th grade Lady Tornadoes win Shelbyville Invitational
SHELBYVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams traveled to Shelbyville on Saturday, for a day full of volleyball action at the Shelbyville Invitational.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Clayton, Curtin shine in Tornadoes' senior night win
TAYLORVILLE — It was a busy night on Dolph Stanley Court Friday, when the Taylorville Tornadoes hosted the Charleston Trojans in an Apollo Conference showdown and held Senior Night to honor all graduating members of the jazz band, dance team, cheerleading squad and boys basketball program.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Lady Tornado JH volleyball splits with Mt. Zion
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball teams were on their home floor again Thursday night when they hosted the Mt. Zion Lady Braves at the North School gymnasium in Taylorville.
Friday, February 10, 2017

Late surge sends Flaming Hearts past Lady Tornadoes
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes concluded regular season play on Tuesday, when they traveled to Effingham High School to take on the Flaming Hearts.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lady Tornadoes take down Lincoln Magnet Leopards
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball teams hit their home court on Tuesday, when they hosted the Springfield Lincoln Magnet Leopards in junior high volleyball action.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tornadoes battle but fall late to Alton Redbirds
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes faced a tough test on Tuesday, when they hosted the Class 4A Alton High School Redbirds, out of the Southwestern Conference.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Turner Titans sweep TJHS Lady Tornadoes
JACKSONVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School Lady Tornadoes traveled to Jacksonville on Monday, to take on the Jonathan Turner Junior High Titans in girls volleyball action.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lady Tornadoes take down Mt. Vernon 50-40
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes hosted their final regular season home game on Saturday, in a non-conference matchup against the Mt. Vernon Lady Rams.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Tornadoes top Pana, take home Miners Trophy
PANA — It was a rivalry renewed on the hardwood Saturday night as the Pana Panthers hosted the Taylorville Tornadoes in a battle for Christian County.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Tornadoes sending three to wrestling sectionals
CHATHAM — The Taylorville Tornado varsity wrestling team was in action on Saturday, when they traveled to Glenwood High School for the IHSA Class 2A Chatham regional.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Tornado struggles continue in lopsided loss to Mt. Zion
MT. ZION — Over the past two season, the Taylorville Tornado varsity boys basketball team has had their share of struggles on the court when suiting up against Apollo Conference rival Mt. Zion, and those struggles continued on Friday, when the Tornadoes traveled north to take on the Braves.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lady Tornadoes struggle in loss to Mattoon Green Wave
MATTOON — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Mattoon, on Thursday, for an Apollo Conference showdown against the Green Wave.
Friday, February 3, 2017

TJHS Lady Tornadoes blow past Springfield Jefferson
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball team hosted Springfield Jefferson on Thursday, at the North School gymnasium.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Eighth grade Lady Tornadoes VB take down Nokomis
NOKOMIS — The eighth grade Lady Tornadoes were in action in Nokomis on Tuesday, where they improved their record to 8-4 on the season. 
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Durbin's 25 leads JV Tornadoes past Jacksonville
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado junior varsity basketball team was back on their home court Wednesday, when they hosted the Jacksonville Crimsons for their second contest of the 2017 Taylorville Junior Varsity Tournament.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

TJHS Tornadoes end season in regional championship
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade boys basketball team traveled to Effingham on Tuesday, to take on the Charleston Trojans in the IESA Class 4A regional championship game.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

7th grade Lady Tornadoes take down Nokomis
NOKOMIS — The seventh grade Lady Tornado volleyball team traveled to Nokomis to take on the Lady Redskins, and the Taylorville girls picked up another win on the season.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tornadoes go cold in loss to Rochester Rockets
ROCHESTER — The Taylorville Tornado boys basketball team traveled to Rochester on Tuesday, for an Apollo Conference versus Central State Eight showdown.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lady Tornadoes suffer OT Senior Night loss
TAYLORVILLE — It was Senior Night for the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes on Tuesday, when they hosted the Pleasant Plains Cardinals in a non-conference matchup on Dolph Stanley Court.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

8th grade Tornadoes advance to regional championship
EFFINGHAM — The eighth grade Taylorville Tornado boys basketball team advanced to tonight’s regional championship game in Effingham after defeating the Mt. Zion Braves on Monday, with a final score of 37-35.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lady Tornado volleyball sweeps Meridian Hawks
TAYLORVILLE —  The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball teams hosted the Meridian Hawks on Monday evening.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Strong start sends Lady Tornadoes past Bullets
WILLIAMSVILLE — Fresh off a big win over the Charleston Trojans on Thursday night, the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Williamsville on Saturday, for a non-conference matchup against the Lady Bullets.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Tornadoes buckle late in loss to Wooden Shoes
TAYLORVILLE — It was a busy afternoon at Taylorville High School on Saturday, when the junior varsity and varsity Tornadoes hosted the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes in an event that included recognition of the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys basketball teams, future Tornado dance team members who participated in the THS Dance Camp earlier in the day, and a cake auction.
Monday, January 30, 2017

8th grade Tornadoes advance with win over Stephen Decatur
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade boys basketball team kept their season alive on Saturday, when they traveled to Effingham Junior High to open the IESA Class 4A regional tournament against the Stephen Decatur Running Reds and came home with a 34-30 win.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Second half stumble spoils Tornadoes trip to Salem
SALEM — With the Wildcats set to depart from the Apollo Conference at the conclusion of this school year, the Taylorville Tornado boys basketball team made the long haul to Salem for their final Apollo matchup in Wildcat Country on Friday.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Lady Panthers sweep Tornadoes in JH volleyball
TAYLORVILLE — There was a battle of Christian County squads on Thursday, when the seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball teams hosted the Panthers from Pana Junior High School at the North School gymnasium.
Friday, January 27, 2017

Lady Tornadoes upset Charleston Trojans 63-61
TAYLORVILLE — “This is a huge win for our girls” said an elated Taylorville head coach Mark Hannant. “We’ve got some momentum going but I’m just so proud of them. They played fantastic tonight and knuckled down when they had to towards the end of the game. Learning how to finish a tight game is huge and anyone who came in did a fantastic job contributing in the win.”
Friday, January 27, 2017

Junior varsity Tornadoes drop first game of the season
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado junior varsity boys basketball team opened play in the 2017 JV tournament on Wednesday when they squared off against the Springfield High Senators.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tornado wrestling falls to Green Wave
MATTOON — The Taylorville Tornado varsity wrestling team traveled to Mattoon on Wednesday, for a makeup Apollo Conference match against the Green Wave.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

NFL: Concussion protocol not followed by Miami in Moore case
MIAMI (AP) — The NFL's concussion protocol wasn't strictly followed when Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore was treated for a hit to the chin and mouth in a first-round playoff game, the league said Wednesday.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tornado wrestling wins dual meet in Carlinville
CARLINVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity wrestling team traveled to Carlinville on Tuesday for a dual meet against the Cavaliers and Eisenhower Panthers.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Clayton drops 34 as Tornadoes down Green Wave 69-47
TAYLORVILLE — For the second straight game, Taylorville senior Logan Clayton set a new career high in points to lead the Tornadoes to a double-digit win.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lady Tornado bowlers roll to win over Bloomington 
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Taylorville girls' bowling team was a winner on the road at Bloomington Tuesday afternoon, defeating the host school 2190-1948 at Twin City Lanes in Bloomington.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tornadoes and Tomahawks split in JH volleyball
MORRISONVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornadoes traveled to Morrisonville on Tuesday, to take on the Lady Tomahawks in junior high girls volleyball action.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CC YMCA Predators traveled to Clinton
CLINTON, Ill. — The Christian County YMCA Predators traveled to Clinton, Ill. on Saturday January 21, 2017 to compete against the Clinton Otters and Decatur Gators at the Clinton Family YMCA.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Morrison scores 23 to lead Lady Tornadoes past Pana
PANA — It was a battle for Christian County supremacy on Monday, when the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Pana to take on the Lady Panthers in a much-anticipated matchup between the cross-county rivals.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tornado wrestling finished third in Rochester Rocket Invitational
ROCHESTER — The Taylorville Tornado varsity wrestling team traveled to Rochester this past weekend for the Rocket Wrestling Invitational, with Rochester, Unity, Lanphier, Riverton, Heyworth, Jerseyville, Pinkneyville, Eisenhower, East Alton-Wood River, Southeast, Sacred Heart Griffin, New Berlin, Quincy Notre Dame and Breese Mater Dei all competing throughout the tournament.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Millikin Track has Strong Showing at Monmouth
MONMOUTH — The Millikin men’s and women’s Indoor Track and Field team had a strong showing at the Midwest Indoor Track Invite hosted by Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois on January 21.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Clayton's 32 leads Tornadoes to 3rd-place finish
LITCHFIELD — The Taylorville Tornadoes captured third place in the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational on Saturday, with senior Logan Clayton dropping in a career high 32 points to lead the Tornadoes to a 63-51 lead over the Nokomis Redskins.
Monday, January 23, 2017

All-Tournament Team
Monday, January 23, 2017

Tornado wrestlers dominate on senior night
TAYLORVILLE — “Our seniors are the foundation of this rebuilding project, and a few years down the road, we’re going to look back at these guys and be very appreciative,” Taylorville Wrestling  Head Coach Lee Mateer said after a decisive, 63-2 Tornado victory over the Charleston Trojans on senior night Friday.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Eagles soar back to defeat Tornadoes 62-58
LITCHFIELD — The Taylorville Tornadoes were back in action at the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational on Friday, when they took on the Civic Memorial Eagles  with a trip to the championship game against Mt. Zion on the line.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tornado Wrestlers Dominate on Senior Night
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville’s Heath Fleming grapples with Charleston’s Kevin Reddish at Friday night’s THS wrestling match.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

TJHS Lady Tornadoes slay Hillsboro Dragons
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornado seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams were back in action on Thursday, when they hosted the Hillsboro Dragons.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Tornadoes dismantle Oilers to win pool in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — The Taylorville Tornadoes have advanced to the championship bracket of the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitation after tearing through the East Alton-Wood River Oilers on Wednesday, by a final score of 85-29.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Seventh grade Lady Tornado volleyball takes down Springfield Grant
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh grade Lady Tornado volleyball team hosted Springfield Grant on Wednesday and earned their second win of the season.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

8th grade Lady Tornadoes defeat Springfield Grant
TAYLORVILLE -- The TJHS eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball team was in action last night, when they hosted the Generals from Grant Middle School.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Clayton, Reindl lead 8th grade Tornadoes past Meridian
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade boys basketball team played their final game on their home floor Wednesday evening, when they hosted the Meridian Hawks to conclude regular season play.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

7th grade Taylorville Tornadoes drop regular season finale
TAYLORVILLE — The TJHS seventh grade boys basketball team concluded their regular season on Wednesday, when they hosted the Meridian Hawks.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Christian County YMCA Predators travel to Snowball Classic
SPRINGFIELD — The Christian County YMCA Predators competed at the Annual Snowball Classic in Springfield’s Kerasota’s YMCA. The Predators swam over a three day period in various events competing against 500 other swimmers.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Taylorville Junior High boys basketball sweeps Mt. Zion
MT. ZION — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams traveled to Mt. Zion, on Tuesday, for their final away games of the regular season when they squared off against their future Apollo Conference rival Braves.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Late push not enough as Wildcats take down Lady Tornadoes
HIGHLAND — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes were back in action on Tuesday, when they made the long trip back to Highland to take on the Salem Wildcats as part of the annual Highland Invitational.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tornadoes blow past Panthers with 69-50 win
LITCHFIELD — The 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational featured a battle of two between two of Christian County’s finest on Tuesday, when the Taylorville Tornadoes took on the Pana Panthers in the Litchfield Middle School gymnasium.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tornado boy's swimming competes at Milestone Invite
SPRINGFIELD — The Taylorville High School Boys Swim Team traveled to Eisenhower Pool at Springfield to compete at Milestone Invite on Monday, January 16.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vandalia roles past THS boys' bowling
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado boys bowling team hosted the Vandalia Vandals, on Thursday, for their final match of the regular season, at the Olde Bowl in Taylorville.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Make-up dates announced for weekend game postponements
TAYLORVILLE — With inclement weather looming, decisions were made early on Friday to postpone several Taylorville High School sporting events that were previously scheduled for this weekend.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Offensive struggles doom Lady Tornadoes in loss to Braves
MT. ZION — The Taylorville Tornadoes were back on the road on Thursday, when they made the trip over to Mt. Zion to take on the Lady Braves in an Apollo Conference matchup.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Decatur MacArthur Generals edge Lady Tornado bowlers
TAYLORVILLE — It was senior night at the Olde Bowl in Taylorville as the Lady Tornadoes hosted the Decatur MacArthur Generals.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Tornado wrestling wins dual meet in New Berlin
NEW BERLIN — The Taylorville Tornado wrestling team traveled to New Berlin, on Thursday, to take on the Pretzels and Jacksonville Crimsons in a three-team dual meet.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Celebrating "The Dolph": Tornadoes to recognize West Gym's 80th Anniversary
TAYLORVILLE — From the wooden bleachers, to it’s brick walls surrounding the court, the Taylorville High School West Gymnasium is one of the longest standing sports venues in Central Illinois today.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tornado wrestling splits with Litchfield and MacArthur
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School varsity wrestling team hit their home mats, on Tuesday, when they hosted the Litchfield Purple Panthers and MacArthur Generals in a dual meet at the West Gymnasium.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Short-handed Tornadoes struggle in loss to Crimsons
JACKSONVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes hit the road on Tuesday, when they traveled to Jacksonville to take on the Crimsons at The Bowl.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tornadoes come up just short in 8th grade night loss
TAYLORVILLE — It was eighth grade night in the North School Gymnasium, on Tuesday, when the seventh and eighth grade Tornadoes hosted the Pleasant Plains Cardinals.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Jr. High Tornadoes get big wins over Effingham
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade Taylorville Junior High School boys basketball teams were in action against some future Apollo Conference foes, on Monday, when they hosted the Effingham Mustangs.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

7th and 8th grade volleyball open seasons with wins
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams opened their 2017 seasons, on Monday, when they hosted the Central A&M Lady Raiders in the TJHS gymnasium.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Jackson leads Lady Tornadoes past Salem Wildcats
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes picked up their third conference win of the season on Monday, when they hosted the Salem Wildcats in the teams final Apollo Conference contest against each other.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lady Tornado bowlers finish 2nd in Taylorville Invite
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes varsity bowling team hosted a seven team invitational, on Saturday, when Pana, Eisenhower, Vandalia, MacArthur, Kewanee, and Bloomington call came to town.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Lady Raiders finish second
DECATUR — The Central A&M Lady Raiders were back in action on Saturday, when they traveled to St. Teresa High School to defend the Macon County Tournament championship against the undefeated Tri-City/Sangamon Valley Tornadoes.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Flaming Hearts take down Tornadoes 79-47
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes were back in action on their home court, on Friday, when they hosted the Apollo-leading Effingham Flaming Hearts in a conference showdown.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Lady Tornadoes start strong but fall to Mattoon 58-36
TAYLORVILLE — It was a busy night in Taylorville, on Thursday, when the Lady Tornadoes returned from Christmas break to host the Mattoon Green Wave in freshman, junior varsity, and varsity action.
Friday, January 6, 2017

TJHS Tornadoes split with Lincoln Trojans
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade Tornadoes were back from Christmas break, on Wednesday, when they hosted the Lincoln Junior High School Trojans.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tornado wrestling wins Apollo conference opener
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Tornado varsity wrestling team was back on the mats Tuesday, for the first time in nearly a month when they traveled to Effingham to take on the Flaming Hearts in their first Apollo Conference meet of the season.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Taylorville High School sports Hall of Fame seeks nominations
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for selection to the 2017 Class of the Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tornadoes finish fourth in Taylorville Holiday Tourney
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity boys basketball team concluded a busy week on Friday, when they took on the Sterling Golden Warriors and Galesburg Silver Streaks to conclude play in the 6th Annual Taylorville Holiday Tournament.
Monday, January 2, 2017

All-Tournament Team
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville senior Logan Clayton (left) and junior Jordan Moats (right) were selected as members of the 2016 Taylorville Holiday Tournament All-Tournament Team.
Monday, January 2, 2017

Jackson, Snyder lead Lady Tornadoes to win over Freeburg
JERSEYVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes concluded play in the Jersey Community Holiday Tournament, on Thursday, with an afternoon matchup against the Freeburg Midgets.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Tornadoes finish pool play with wins over Dunlap and Galesburg

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes did double-duty, on Thursday, when they hosted the Dunlap Eagles and Galesburg Silver Streaks in a day-night doubleheader to round out Gold Pool play.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Calhoun's size too much for Lady Tornadoes
JERSEYVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes were back in action at the Jersey Community Holiday Tournament, on Wednesday, when they took on the Calhoun Warriors and their 6’2” senior standout Grace Baalman.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tornadoes open tourney with convincing win over Rochester
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes opened play in the 2016 Taylorville Boy’s Holiday Tournament on Wednesday, when they hosted the Rochester Rockets to start pool play.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Lady Tornadoes struggle in Jerseyville tournament opener
JERSEYVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes made a long trip to Jerseyville, on Tuesday, to open play in the 2016 Jersey Community Girl’s Basketball Tournament.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Lady Tornadoes host alumni game
TAYLORVILLE — The 1st annual Taylorville Women’s Basketball Alumni Game was held in the West Gymnasium, at Taylorville High School, this past Friday, in front of a large crowd of Taylorville faithful.
Monday, December 26, 2016

7th, 8th grade Tornadoes take down Redskins

NOKOMIS — The seventh and eighth grade Taylorville boys basketball teams traveled to Nokomis, on Tuesday, to take on the Redskins before taking off a couple of weeks for Christmas break.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

TYB 6th grade girls win MTZ Tourney
MT. ZION — The Taylorville Youth Basketball sixth grade girls basketball team concluded their season this weekend with a championship win at the Mt. Zion Tournament.
Monday, December 19, 2016

TJHS Tornado boys basketball falls to Glenwood
CHATHAM — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eight grade boys basketball teams hit the road, on Thursday, when they traveled to Chatham to take on the Glenwood Middle School Titans.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Taylorville Girl's Basketball Alumni Game this Friday
TAYLORVILLE — For one night and one night only, the Taylorville girls basketball program will turn back time as several former Lady Tornadoes step onto Dolph Stanley Court to participate in the 2016 Taylorville Girl’s Basketball Alumni Game.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tornadoes can't overcome early struggles in loss to Hearts
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes were back in action on their home floor Thursday, when they hosted the Flaming Hearts of Effingham High School in an Apollo Conference showdown.
Friday, December 16, 2016

Lowry Honored by Tornadoes
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville volunteer assistant coach Jerry Lowry was recognized prior to the Lady Tornadoes varsity contest against Effingham, on Thursday, for his dedication to Taylorville athletics. Lowry is currently assisting the Lady Tornado basketball program and also volunteers as a cross country and track coach.
Friday, December 16, 2016

City Honors Cherry
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

YMCA Predators compete at Reindeer Classic
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tornado rally comes up short in loss to St. T
DECATUR — It was a tough night for the Taylorville Tornado varsity boys basketball team, on Tuesday, when they made the trip to St. Teresa High School to take on the Bulldogs.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Charleston Trojans sweep Lady Tornadoes
CHARLESTON — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes made the long trip to Charleston, on Monday, for an Apollo Conference showdown against the Trojans.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lady Tornadoes struggle against state-ranked Eagles
BETHALTO — An already tough week for the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes was capped off with a long trip to Bethalto, on Saturday, when the Tornadoes traveled to Civic Memorial High School to take on the state-ranked Eagles for a matinee showdown.
Monday, December 12, 2016

TJHS Tornadoes dominate in Lincoln shootout
LINCOLN — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams had a rare weekend game, on Saturday, when they traveled to Lincoln Junior High School for the Trojan’s shootout and took on the St. Mary’s of Bloomington Crusaders.
Monday, December 12, 2016

Second half struggles doom Tornadoes
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes were back on their home floor, on Friday, when they hosted the Mt. Zion Braves in an Apollo Conference showdown.
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Eighth grade Taylorville Tornadoes take down Teutopolis Wooden Shoes
TEUTOPOLIS — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams traveled to T-Town, on Thursday, to take on the Teutopolis Junior High Wooden Shoes.
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Tornado wrestling sweeps Riverton and Auburn
AUBURN — Taylorville varsity wrestling coach Lee Mateer said Wednesday after the teams dual meet win over Vandalia and Shelbyville that this week would be on of their toughest stretches of the season, facing six very tough programs in Clinton, Monticello, Shelbyville, Vandalia, Riverton, and Auburn over the past seven days.
Friday, December 9, 2016

Freshman Tornadoes fall to Lions
SPRINGFIELD — The Taylorville Tornado freshman basketball team hit the road, on Thursday, traveling to Lanphier High School to take on the Lions.
Friday, December 9, 2016

Tornado wrestling wins meet on Armed Forces Night
TAYLORVILLE — It was a special night in the West Gymnasium at Taylorville High School, on Wednesday, as the Tornado wrestling team hosted Armed Forces Night on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Lady Tornado bowling takes down Panthers
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes varsity girls bowling team hit the lanes, on Wednesday, when they hosted the Eisenhower Panthers at the Olde Bowl.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Livingston leads JV Tornadoes past Mahomet-Seymour
MAHOMET — The Taylorville Tornado freshman and junior varsity boys basketball teams made a trip north, on Monday, when they traveled to Mahomet to take on a future Apollo conference foe in the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Rochester Rockets blow past Lady Tornadoes
ROCHESTER — The Taylorville Tornadoes hit the road, on Tuesday, when they traveled up Route 29 to take on the Rochester Rockets and their nationally ranked, three-star post, Angela Perry.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

O'Brien earns Cross Country letter at Millikin
DECATUR — Tommy O’Brien, a 2016 Taylorville High School graduate, earned a varsity letter following his freshman cross country season at Millikin University.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

TJHS Tornadoes split with Williamsville
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams were in action, on Monday, when they hosted the Williamsville Bee Bees at North School.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tornado wrestling to host Armed Forces Night tomorrow
TAYLORVILLE — “December 7, 1941, a day that will live in infamy” said President Franklin D. Roosevelt following the historic attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, the Taylorville High School wrestling program will honor the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to serve this great country with Armed Forces Night during their dual meet with Shelbyville and Vandalia in the Taylorville High School West Gym.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Taylorville bowling hosts Abe Lincoln Invitational
SPRINGFIELD — The Taylorville Tornado boys and girls bowling teams hosted the Abe Lincoln Invitational, on Saturday, when a combined 32 teams competed at King Pin Lanes, in Springfield.
Monday, December 5, 2016

Inside shooting haunts Tornadoes in loss to CAM
TAYLORVILLE — “We missed too many bunnies tonight, just too many easy shots, layups, and putbacks that we didn’t convert on,” said Taylorville Girls Basketball Head Coach Mark Hannant after Saturday’s 55-49 loss to the Central A&M Lady Raiders. “You just can’t miss two-footers all night and expect to beat a good team.”
Monday, December 5, 2016

Pana football announces All-South Central Conference selections

PANA — The Pana Panther varsity football team announced their 2016 All-South Central Conference team selections this week during their annual football banquet.

Saturday, December 3, 2016


TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado boys basketball team was back in action on Friday, when they hosted the Salem Wildcats for the first Apollo Conference showdown of the young season.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

8th grade Lady Tornadoes end season at regionals
BETHALTO — The eighth grade Lady Tornadoes traveled to Wilbur Trimpe Middle School, in Bethaltho, on Thursday, for a regional contest against the Jerseyville.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Tornado wrestling falls to Maroons and Sages
CLINTON — The Taylorville Tornado wrestling team hit the road, on Thursday, when they traveled to Clinton to take on the Maroons and Monticello Sages in their second dual match of the young season.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Strong 2nd half sends Tornadoes past Salem
SALEM — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes made the long trip to Salem, on Thursday, to take on the Wildcats in an Apollo Conference showdown.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Seventh and eighth grade Tornadoes defeat Mattoon
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams were in action again, on Tuesday, when they hosted the Mattoon Middle School Wildcats at the North School gymnasium.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tornado wrestling opens season with dual meet win
TAYLORVILLE — It had been 678 days since the Taylorville High School varsity wrestling program last won a wrestling dual when the Tornadoes took the mat for their season opener, on Tuesday, but that streak will not reach 679 thanks to dominant wins over the Hillsboro Hiltoppers and Southeast Spartans in front of over 200 fans in the West Gymnasium.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Taylorville Junior High Tornadoes sweep Hillsboro Dragons
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams returned from Thanksgiving break, on Monday, when they hosted the Dragons from Hillsboro Junior High School at the North School gymnasium.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Krush Take 2nd in Warrensburg Tourney
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

5th Grade Girls Win Warrensburg Tourney
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Natalie Snyder selected to all tournament team
TAYLORVILLE — Several area athletes were honored with All-Tournament Team selections this weekend following their strong play during each team’s respective Thanksgiving tournaments.
Monday, November 28, 2016

Lady Tornadoes finish 2nd in holiday tourney
TAYLORVILLE — After starting the season with a perfect 4-0 record by defeating Jacksonvile, Eisenhower, Mt. Zion, and St. Anthony to open the Thanksgiving Tournament, the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes took on a tough Hillsboro team, led by sophomore standout Sammy Matoush, on Saturday, with the tournament championship on the line.
Monday, November 28, 2016

Lady bowlers open season with successful trip to Triad invite
COLLINSVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornado varsity bowling team opened their season on Saturday, when they traveled to the Camelot Bowl in Collinsville to take part in the Triad Invitational.
Monday, November 28, 2016

Offense goes cold as Tornadoes fall to Triad
BETHALTO — The Taylorville Tornado varsity boys basketball team made their third long trip of the week, on Friday, when they traveled to Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto to take on the Triad Knights for their final game of the 2016 Stove Top Stuffing Classic.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Lady Tornadoes stay perfect with win over St. Anthony
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes hosted the St. Anthony Bulldogs, on Friday, in the fourth game of the Taylorville Thanksgiving tournament.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tornadoes come back to defeat Civic Memoral; now 3-0
BETHALTO — The Taylorville Tornado junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams were in action for the third straight night, on Wednesday, when they traveled to Bethalto to take on the Civic Memorial Eagles in their third game of the Stove Top Classic.
Friday, November 25, 2016

YMCA Predators compete in Barracuda Classic tourney
CANTON — The Christian County YMCA Predators swim team traveled to Canton, Illinois, on Saturday, November 19 to compete in the annual Barracuda Classic at the Canton Family YMCA.
Friday, November 25, 2016

Lady Tornadoes blow by Braves for 3-0 start
TAYLORVILLE — “You always want to win your own tournament, and tonight we gave ourselves an opportunity to do that,” said Taylorville Head Coach Mark Hannant after the Lady Tornadoes earned a decisive 55-33 victory over conference rival Mt. Zion on Tuesday.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Clayton, Moats lead Tornadoes to second straight win
GRANITE CITY — The Taylorville Tornado varsity boys basketball team was back in action on Tuesday, when they made a long road trip down to Granite City to face the Warrior in the second game of the Stove Top Classic.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Springfield Grant sweeps TJHS Tornadoes
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams were back in action, on Tuesday, when they hosted the Springfield Grant Generals at the North School gymnasium.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Clayton Signs with Greenville College
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sharp-shooting Tornadoes win season opener against Nokomis
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes kicked off the 2016-2017 basketball season, on Monday, when they hosted the Nokomis Redskins in the opening game of the annual Stove Top Classic.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Good defense leads Lady Tornadoes to second straight win
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville varsity girls basketball coach Mark Hannant has gone on record to say that defense is going to be the key for the Lady Tornadoes this season, and Taylorville girls picked up their second straight win, on Saturday, behind a strong defensive effort to shut down the Eisenhower Panthers.
Monday, November 21, 2016

Tornadoes win big over Pana
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School boys basketball teams hosted Pana, last Thursday, in a battle of Christian County youth teams.
Monday, November 21, 2016









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