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home : sports : taylorville July 23, 2016

Taylorville Youth, Junior Football League Camp
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Youth Football League and Junior Football League held their annual football camps this week, at Taylorville High School.
Thursday, July 21, 2016


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Lakeshore League Updates
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tornado dance team returns home with hardware
NORMAL — The Taylorville High School dance team traveled to Illinois State University last week, to compete at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) camp.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Monday, July 18, 2016

Taylorville Team Wins Toilet Bowl at Macker
DECATUR — A group of young basketball players from Taylorville traveled to Decatur this weekend and came home with the Toilet Bowl Championship, on Sunday.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Taylorville's Betty Moore to be honored with IHSA award
PEORIA — The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will hold its 17th annual Officials Conference on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23 in East Peoria. The event will unfold at the East Peoria Embassy Suites and East Peoria Community High School. The theme of this year’s conference is “Excellence Has No Offseason.”
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Friday, July 15, 2016

Ladies City Tourney tees off at the end of July
TAYLORVILLE —  The 2016 Ladies City Tournament will be held at Lakeshore Golf Course Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Last year’s City Champion, Judy Gianasi, would like to invite you to come and take part in this year’s event.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tornado basketball finishes summer eager for season to begin
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado boys basketball program concluded their summer program this past week with a pair of wins over Lincoln and Rochester at the Lincoln Summer League.
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Red Bland Little League 12U All-Stars
TAYLORVILLE — Red Bland Little League has set their 2016 12U All-Star roster and began competing against other teams in the state.
Friday, July 8, 2016

Red Bland Little League 10U All-Stars
TAYLORVILLE — Red Bland Little League has set their 2016 10U All-Star roster and began competing against other teams in the state.
Friday, July 8, 2016

Tornado Cross Country Conditioning Camp
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado Cross Country team will be holding it’s annual conditioning camp starting next Monday.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lakeshore Friday night couples league announces results
Monday, July 4, 2016

Lakeshore Monday night ladies league standings
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Basketball Academy Lays Foundation and Establishes The Fundamentals
Saturday, July 2, 2016

10th Annual Randy France Memorial Golf Outing a success
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — 18 teams representing businesses, friends, and families participated in this year’s Randy France Memorial Golf Outing.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Black Takes 3rd in Youth Classic
PETERSBURG — Country Hills Golf Course and Shambolee Golf Course hosted the fifth annual Menard County Youth Golf Classic, June 23 and 24.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Stonington 12u Girls Softball Wins MCIL Tourney
TAYLORVILLE — The Stonington 12u girls softball team finished their season last week with a 10-3 victory over Kincaid in the MCIL championship game.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Taylorville Storm Takes Second in Jacksonville Tourney
JACKSONVILLE — The Taylorville Storm 7u baseball team traveled to Lenz Field, in Jacksonville, last Saturday and came home with a second place finish after four games.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Taylorville native Dave Ryan to compete in 97th CDGA Amateur
LEMONT, Ill. - One of the region’s most grueling and prestigious tests, the 97th CDGA Amateur Championship, awaits a field of 76 top amateur golfers Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30 at Calumet Country Club in Homewood.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Heimsness, Gist, and Thomason to represent Tornadoes in All-Star Game
MAROA — Three of the key contributors to the 2015 Tornado football team will be suiting up to play together one last time tomorrow, when they represent Taylorville in the Easter Star All-Star game, at Maroa-Forsyth High School, on Saturday.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Schatz earns honors at CMU
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lakeshore Updates
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Taylorville's Thomason competes in Shrine game
BLOOMINGTON — While still undecided about playing football in college, 2016 Taylorville High School graduate Tanner Thomason did not pass up the opportunity to put on the pads again last week, as he accepted an invitation to play in the Illinois Shrine Game, at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tornadoes Host Raiders in Summer Game
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville senior Parker Stokes connects with a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the first inning.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Saturday, June 18, 2016

TAYLORVILLE — The 24th annual Tornado Open golf outing will be held at Lakeshore Golf Course, in Taylorville, on Saturday, August 6, 2016. The outing will be split into two groups, with the morning session teeing off at 7:30 a.m. and the afternoon group hitting the tees at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tornado Youth Wrestling Camp
TAYLORVILLE — Fifty-five young wrestlers are hitting the mats with the mantra “No Excuses - Work Hard” this week at the North School gymnasium, as part of the 2016 Taylorville Tornado Youth Wrestling Camp.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Illinois lineman Clements faces charge from altercation at a party
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois football player Jarrod "Chunky" Clements has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery stemming from a fight at a party in March and has entered a program that could see the charge reduced or dropped, authorities said Monday.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lakeshore Golf League Updates
Friday Night Couples League - June 10
Monday, June 13, 2016

Wildcat fishing team holds 2016 Buddy Challenge
KINCAID — Twenty-six fishermen took to the water on a hot, steamy day on Sangchris Lake last Saturday for the first annual Wildcat Buddy Challenge bass fishing tournament.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Lester allows no earned runs as Cubs rout Braves 13-2
Monday, June 13, 2016

Eleven Tornadoes named All-Apollo Conference
TAYLORVILLE — Eleven spring sports athletes were awarded All-Apollo Conference honors following the conclusion of the 2016 spring sports seasons. 
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tornadoes Hoops Camps names award winners
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville High School varsity boys basketball coach Ryan Brown, along with his coaching staff and members of the Tornadoes basketball program held the Tornadoes Hoops Camp this past week, at North School.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Lakeshore Golf League Updates
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Local athletes sharing knowledge at Youth Sports Camp
TAYLORVILLE — A group of Taylorville High School students, both past and present, have joined forces to do their part in giving back to the community, and helping to spread the love for sports that each of them hold.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

South Fork Ponies hosting summer youth football camp
KINCAID — With summer in full swing, the South Fork Ponies have rounded up area youth to take part in the third annual Ponies Youth Football Camp.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Lakeshore Golf League Updates
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Extra rest day in NBA Finals seems timely for Cavaliers

 CLEVELAND — Under the long-used former NBA Finals format, Game 3 of this Golden State-Cleveland matchup would have been played Tuesday night.

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Taylorville teams take first in tourney
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Chatham ends Lady Tornado season in regional championship
TAYLORVILLE — The Lady Tornadoes were still riding a wave of momentum on Saturday in the 3A regional championship game after upsetting the Rochester Rockets on the preceding Wednesday.
Monday, May 30, 2016

Tornadoes make history at State Track and Field Finals
CHARLESTON — As they pulled into Charleston, on Friday, the members of the Taylorville Tornado boys track team who were set to compete had already made THS history by being the first group to send two relay teams to the State Finals in the school’s history.
Monday, May 30, 2016

Taylorville High School track construction set to begin May 31
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Athletic Department announced recently that the track area of the High School sports complex will be off limits to the public beginning on Tuesday, May 31 and lasting until construction is complete on the new track surface.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Tornadoes end season with regional loss to Cyclones
SPRINGFIELD — The Taylorville Tornado baseball team rebounded after a down year in 2015 to put together a very successful 2016 season under first year skipper Brian Sample, but their season came to an end on Wednesday when they fell to the Sacred Heart-Griffin Cyclones by a final score of 19-0.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bound for State: Tornadoes aiming for medals at State Track Finals
TAYLORVILLE — After a strong sectionals finish last Friday, at Memorial Stadium in Springfield, the Taylorville Tornado boys track team will finish up their season this weekend, at the IHSA Class 2A Track and Field State Finals, in Charleston.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lady Tornadoes stall Rockets for regional championship berth
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes knew they had a tough task ahead of them on Tuesday, when the Rochester Rockets came to town for the IHSA Class 3A Regional semi-final, with the opportunity to take on the Chatham-Glenwood Titans for the championship on the line.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dorchinecz powers Tornadoes to regional win over Southeast
TAYLORVILLE — For the seniors on the Taylorville Tornado baseball team, Monday’s regional play-in game against the Southeast Spartans was their last chance to play on the THS baseball field, in front of their home crowd, and senior second baseman Ben Dorchinecz made sure that no one in purple and gold went home disappointed.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lady Tornadoes rout Southeast Spartans in regional matchup
TAYLORVILLE — The Lady Tornadoes came out a little flat against the Springfield Southeast Spartans on Monday night, but it didn’t take long for them to turn on the intensity.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cherry brings home two state titles
PEORIA — This past weekend three Tornadoes travelled to East Peoria to represent Taylorville Junior High in the state track meet.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Ninmer and Fursteneau win opening match at Sectionals
SPRINGFIELD — Taylorville High School seniors Mark Ninmer and Grant Fursteneau played in the Springfield tennis sectional, on Friday.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Lady Tornado open gyms
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School girls basketball team will begin open gyms this Thursday, May 27, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the North School Gymnasium.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Lady Tornadoes compete
CHARLESTON — Four Lady Tornadoes earned their way to Charleston, on Friday, for the IHSA Class 2A State Finals preliminary races.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Five Taylorville Tornadoes moving on after sectional track meet
SPRINGFIELD — The Taylorville Tornadoes varsity boys track team traveled to Memorial Stadium, on Friday, to compete in the IHSA Class 2A sectionals meet hosted Lanphier High School.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

T'ville Storm baseball enjoyed successful weekend in Hillsboro
HILLSBORO — The Taylorville Storm 14u baseball team was at Hillsboro last weekend.
Despite the cold and the rain, the 14u team pulled off an amazing act of will and determination! They played two games on Saturday going 1-1 dropping a game to the Chatham Redskins 15-4 and beating Hillsboro 14-2, now they had to play 3 games in a row on Sunday to get back to the final game.

Friday, May 20, 2016

THS grad Amber Morgan letters at Millikin
Friday, May 20, 2016

Lakeshore Wed. ladies golf league update
Friday, May 20, 2016

7U Storm Compete In First Tourney
Friday, May 20, 2016

Ninmer and Feurstenau heading to tennis sectionals

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville High School doesn’t have a tennis program, but that won’t stop them from being represented at the Springfield sectional tennis match this weekend.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

TJHS Tornado track sending three competitors to State
HILLSBORO — Last Saturday, May 14th, the Taylorville Junior High track teams travelled to Hillsboro to compete in the sectional track meet.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

THS boys track competes in Capital Area Classic
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Heading to State
ROCHESTER — It took over seven hours to complete, but the end result was well worth it for the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes, as they competed in the Rochester sectional track meet last Friday.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lady Tornadoes finish regular season with win over Mahomet
MAHOMET — The cold, rainy conditions didn’t stop the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes from hitting the road on Tuesday, when they traveled to Mahomet to take on a future Apollo Conference foe in the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lakeshore Updates
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tornadoes finish regular season with big win over Southeast
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes concluded their 2016 regular season on Monday, when they hosted the Southeast Spartans in a non-conference make-up game to prepare for the two teams matchup next Monday in the opening round of Regionals.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lady Tornadoes finish second in 'Throw Down in the Ville' tournament
Monday, May 16, 2016

Tornadoes sweep Jacksonville Crimsons in last doubleheader of the season
JACKSONVILLE — With the 2016 regular season coming to an end and Regionals just around the corner, the Taylorville Tornadoes traveled to Jacksonville, on Saturday, for their final doubleheader of the season in a non-conference matchup against the Crimsons.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Behl hurls first no-hitter to seal Senior Night win
TAYLORVILLE — It was a special night on the Taylorville softball diamond, on Friday, as the Lady Tornadoes hosted the Lanphier Lions and recognized seniors Katie Gilpin, Kailey Talley, Katie Patton, and Taylor Durham prior to the game to show their appreciation for the seniors contributions on, and off, the field.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Mateer retakes Taylorville Wrestling program reigns
TAYLORVILLE — After a two year absence, newly christened THS Hall of Famer Lee Mateer is returning to the mats to once again hold the title of Head Wrestling Coach.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Senators spoil Tornado baseball Senior Night
TAYLORVILLE — It was Senior Night for the Taylorville Tornado varsity baseball team, on Friday, and seniors Dalee Young, Blake Heimsness, Ben Dorchinecz, Colton Lamb, Lane Ruppert, Cole Owens, Brendan Held, Austin Dunkirk, and Travis Winans had their work cut out for them when the 23-3 Springfield High Senators came to town.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

T'ville Junior High track finishes off another successful week
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High track teams continued their busy competition schedule this past week.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Hosts 8th Annual 5K Fun Run and Walk
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted their 8th annual 5K Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Men, women and children of all ages registered to run or walk the 5K course through Taylorville and enjoyed the chance to be outside for a good cause.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

McVickers resigns as boys' basketball coach at SHG
TAYLORVILLE — Carey McVickers, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School’s Head Boys’ Basketball Coach, has officially submitted his resignation due to health reasons.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Homecoming date change
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Student Council would like to announce that the 2016 THS Homecoming Game will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016, instead of the previously announced date in September.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Academic All-Conference team named
TAYLORVILLE — The Apollo Conference has named the 2016 Academic All-Conference Team, and 15 Taylorville High School students have been awarded as members.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Taylorville track competes in Apollo Championships
MATTOON — The freshman and sophomore members of the Taylorville boys and girl track teams traveled to Mattoon High School, on Saturday, to compete in the Apollo Conference fresh/soph championships.
Monday, May 9, 2016

Conference woes continue as Mattoon sweeps Tornadoes
MATTOON — After opening conference play with a sweep of the Salem Wildcats, the Taylorville Tornado varsity baseball team has struggled greatly against the other Apollo Conference teams, falling to 2-8 in conference play after being swept by the Mattoon Green Wave, on Saturday.
Monday, May 9, 2016

Friday Night Couples League welcomes golfers
TAYLORVILLE — The results of the first Friday Night Couples League of the season played Friday, May 6
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Heimsness and Dorchinecz power Tornadoes past Pana Panthers
TAYLORVILLE — It was a battle of two of Christian Counties hardest throwing senior pitchers, on Friday, when Taylorville’s Blake Heimsness and Pana’s Rhett Zahradka took the mound as the Tornadoes and Panthers went head to head at Taylorville High School.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Taylorville junior varsity baseball gets 10th win
BETHANY — The Taylorville Tornadoes junior varsity baseball team traveled to Bethany, on Thursday, for a non-conference contest against the Okaw Valley Timberwolves.
Friday, May 6, 2016

Tornadoes take fifth in Apollo Conference meet
CHARLESTON — The Taylorville Tornado boys and girl track teams traveled to Charleston, on Thursday, for an evening full of Apollo Conference Championship action, with both teams bringing home some hardware and finishing fifth overall in the points totals.
Friday, May 6, 2016

TJHS track have successful meets in Mt. Zion, Danville
TAYLORVILLE  — The Taylorville Junior High School track teams had a pair of meets this past week, as they traveled to Mt. Zion and Danville, and brought home some medals from the meets.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Three-run first pushes Lady Tornadoes past Pana
PANA— In the first at bat of the game, Taylorville’s Haley Shull laced a triple into left field. It would be the start of a tough first inning for the Pana Panthers, an inning that may have been the difference in Taylorville’s 5-2 victory on Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Lady Tornadoes track has fun finish before final three meets
MT. ZION — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Mt. Zion, on Monday, for their last triangular meet of the season before the Conference meet, Sectionals, and Capital Area Classis.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tornado bats go cold in doubleheader loss to Effingham
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Tornadoes varsity baseball team traveled to Effingham on Tuesday, in a make-up doubleheader that was previously scheduled for Saturday.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Six new members inducted into Taylorville High School Hall of Fame
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Hall of Fame committee held the 21st annual Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony this past Saturday, in the auditorium at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Monday, May 2, 2016

Taylorville boys track win Litchfield meet Thursday
LITCHFIELD — The Taylorville boys and girls track teams traveled to Litchfield, on Thursday, for a meet with the Purple Panthers and the Pleasant Plains Cardinals.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hearts sweep Lady Tornadoes as offensive struggles continue
TAYLORVILLE — “We’ve scored six runs or so in the past six games” said a concerned Taylorville softball head coach, Jim Novar. “We’re not going to win many games averaging one run a game.”
Friday, April 29, 2016

Seventh grade Lady Tornadoes win Dragon Invitational
HILLSBORO — Last Saturday, the Taylorville Junior Track teams were in action at the Dragon Invite, in Hillsboro.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lavin hurls Tornadoes past Rochester Rockets
ROCHESTER — The Taylorville Tornado varsity baseball team traveled to Rochester, on Monday, to take on a former Central State Eight rival in the Rochester Rockets.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lakeshore Golf League Updates
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lady Tornadoes struggle to get going in loss to Rockets
ROCHESTER — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes varsity softball team traveled to Rochester, on Monday, for a non-conference contest against the Rochester Rockets.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tornadoes stumble in doubleheader loss to Charleston
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes varsity baseball team hosted an Apollo Conference doubleheader, on Saturday, when the Charleston Trojans made the trip up to THS.
Monday, April 25, 2016












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