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home : sports : taylorville October 25, 2016

Player of the Game
TAYLORVILLE — Dansig Inc. and Safeco Insurance recognized Jack Curtin as the week eight “Player of the Game.” Jack had a big interception early in the game and is one of the leaders of the Dark Side Defense. Jack was also elected Homecoming King this year. He was presented with a medal to commemorate his fine performance.Submitted Photo
TAYLORVILLE — Dansig Inc. and Safeco Insurance recognized Jack Curtin as the week eight “Player of the Game.” Jack had a big interception early in the game and is one of the leaders of the Dark Side Defense. Jack was also elected Homecoming King this year. He was presented with a medal to commemorate his fine performance.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Anderson Jewelers

Walton, Lowry pace Tornadoes to cross country sectional meet
JACKSONVILLE — The Taylorville boys and girls cross country teams beat their own expectations, on Saturday, when they traveled to the IHSA Class 2A Jacksonville regional meet and placed a spot ahead of each of their projected finishes.
Monday, October 24, 2016

Lady Tornadoes take second in Pawnee Invite
PAWNEE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Pawnee, on Saturday, to compete in the Indian’s Invitational and conclude their regular season play before hosting regionals this week.
Monday, October 24, 2016

Tornadoes dominate Eagles 41-0 for senior night win
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes were firing on all cylinders, on Friday, when they hosted the Bethalto Civic Memorial Eagles in their regular season finale.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lady Tornadoes win shootout against Leopards
TAYLORVILLE — The eighth grade Lady Tornadoes hosted the Lincoln Magnet Lady Leopards, on Thursday, in what turned out to be one of the Taylorville girls’ closest games so far this season.
Friday, October 21, 2016

Taylorville Tornadoes end season with regional loss
ROCHESTER — The Taylorville Tornado varsity soccer team traveled to the Rochester regional, on Wednesday, where they faced the top seeded Springfield High Senators.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lady Tornadoes struggle against Mattoon Green Wave
MATTOON — A night after picking up one of their most dominant wins of the season over the Central A&M Raiders, the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes hit the road on Tuesday for an Apollo Conference contest against the Mattoon Green Wave with a record 20th win and sole possession of second place in the conference on the line.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Player of the Game
Dansig Inc. of Taylorville and Safeco Insurance recognize Jesus Montoya-Vasques as Week 7 Player of the Game.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lady Tornadoes breeze past Central A&M Raiders
MOWEAQUA — “They’re a higher caliber than us right now” said Central A&M head coach Vanessa Rork, on Monday, after the Lady Raiders hosted the Taylorville Tornadoes and the visiting girls came out on top after two quick sets.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Christian County YMCA Predators start season at Octoberfest Saturday
DECATUR — Nineteen Christian County YMCA Predators traveled to Decatur, IL on Saturday October 15, 2016 to compete in the annual Octoberfest at the Decatur Family YMCA. 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tornadoes varsity soccer advances with Eisenhower win
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity soccer team hosed the Eisenhower Panthers, on Saturday, in the opening round of regional play.
Monday, October 17, 2016

Tornado comeback falls short in loss to Mattoon Green Wave
TAYLORVILLE — “I need to get better,” said Taylorville head coach Jeb Odam, after the Tornadoes heartbreaking 31-27 loss to the Mattoon Green Wave, on Friday. “I failed to put them in positions to make plays. This loss falls right at my doorstep.”
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Golf Outing Benefits 8th Grade D.C. Trip
TAYLORVILLE — The Worldstrides Golf outing was held on September 17 at Lakeshore Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the school trip to Washington, D.C. for Taylorville, VisionWay and Kincaid eighth grade students in June of 2017.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Taylorville Lady Tornadoes take down Flaming Hearts
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes hit the road, on Thursday, when they made a trip to Effingham for an Apollo Conference contest against the Flaming Hearts, where the Tornadoes looked to continue their strong play against conference opponents.
Friday, October 14, 2016

8th grade Tornadoes blow out Williamsville
TAYLORVILLE — The eighth grade Taylorville Junior High School Tornadoes were back in action on their home floor, on Thursday, when they hosted Williamsville.
Friday, October 14, 2016

7th grade Lady Tornadoes take two
TAYLORVILLE - The seventh grade Lady Tornadoes basketball team finally had the opportunity to play a pair of home contests, when they faced Riverton and Williamsville on Wednesday and Thursday evening.
Friday, October 14, 2016

Eighth Grade Lady Tornadoes add another win
TAYLORVILLE — The eighth grade Taylorville Junior High School Lady Tornadoes continued their hot start to the season under coach Tonya Goodroe, on Wednesday, when they hosted the Riverton Hawks.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Clayton, Moore, and Rosa shine on Senior Night
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes honored three seniors, on Tuesday, with Madison Clayton, Aly Moore, and Lexi Rosa all recognized before the match against Charleston for Taylorville’s Senior Night.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lowry dominates Apollo meet for 2nd straight year
SALEM — For the second consecutive season, the Taylorville cross country team has an individual Apollo Conference champion after senior runner Anna Lowry raced her way to her second straight Apollo crown.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Salem spoils Tornadoes soccer Senior Night
TAYLORVILLE — It was Senior Night for seven members of the Taylorville varsity soccer team, on Tuesday, with Christian Allen, Justin Bell, Sean Daly, Zebert Dunaway, Eric Harrison, Michael Tobin, and Jenny Tullis all behing honored at half-time of the match against Salem.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Local golfers end season at Sectionals
LINCOLN — The local girls traveled to Lincoln, on Monday, to compete in the IHSA sectional golf match at Lincoln Elks Golf Course.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Junior varsity Lady Tornadoes win 4th annual Taylorville tourney
TAYLORVILLE — The freshman and sophomore junior varsity members of the Taylorville Tornado volleyball team had to put their homecoming plans on hold Saturday morning, when they hosted, and went on to win, the 4th annual fresh-soph tournament at North School and TJHS.
Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Homecoming
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes couldn’t have asked for a better Homecoming game, on Friday, when they dismantled the Charleston Trojans to pick up their sixth win of the season and guarantee themselves a spot in the IHSA playoffs.
Saturday, October 8, 2016

Lady Tornadoes continue to roll in Effingham
EFFINGHAM — The eighth grade Lady Tornadoes basketball team continued their strong start to the season, on Thursday, when they traveled to Effingham Junior High School.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Tornadoes Fall to Hearts
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville’s Aiden Merker (16) attempts a shot on goal during the first half of the Tornadoes 2-1 loss to the Effingham Flaming Hearts, on Thursday.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Taylorville Tornadoes run well in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado boys and girls cross country team traveled to Jacksonville, on Tuesday, for a quadrangular meet against Jacksonville, Jacksonville Routt, and Quincy Notre Dame.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Braves trip up Lady Tornadoes
MT. ZION — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes hit the road, on Thursday, when they made the trip to Mt. Zion to take on the Lady Braves in an Apollo Conference matchup.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Freshman Tornadoes run wild on Mahomet-Seymour
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes freshman football team showed off their wheels, on Thursday, when they ran all over the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs to pick up an impresive win over their home crowd.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Solid serving leads Lady Tornadoes past Salem
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes continued their strong conference play on Tuesday, as they served their way past the Salem Wildcats to improve their record to 5-1 against Apollo opponents.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

8th grade Lady Tornadoes win big in Rochester
ROCHESTER — The Taylorville Lady Tornado eighth grade girls basketball team traveled up Route 29, on Tuesday, to take on the Rochester Rockets on their home court.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Connor Black finished third at Lincoln Regional
LINCOLN — Taylorville senior golf captain Connor Black will continue his high school career at Sectionals next Monday after finishing third overall at the Lincoln Regional on Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tornado XC brings home hardware from Jacksonville Invite
JACKSONVILLE — “This was the most hardware we’ve ever brought home” said Taylorville head cross country coach Steve Walters after the Tornadoes stellar showing in Jacksonville. “We had eight boys and one girl receive a medal by finishing in the top four of their flighted races and the boys brought home a very nice second place plaque. It was a great day.”
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Black takes 10th in Taylorville Golf Invitational
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity boys golf team completed their regular season play, on Saturday, when they hosted the Taylorville Invitational at Lakeshore Golf Course, with 15 schools being represented on the links.
Monday, October 3, 2016

Lady Tornadoes volleyball have strong showing in Riverton
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Riverton this weekend to compete in the Riverton Fall Classic, where the finished with a record of three wins and two losses.
Monday, October 3, 2016

Taylorville Youth Football League Champs
Monday, October 3, 2016

Stokes, Champley run Tornadoes past Flaming Hearts
TAYLORVILLE — After two and a half seasons of playing nothing but defense for the Taylorville Tornadoes, senior Parker Stokes was thrust into the spotlight, on Friday, as he made his first career start under center at the varsity level and led the Tornadoes to a hard-fought conference win over Effingham.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Tornadoes blow by Effingham on Hall's 4 TDs
TAYLORVILLE — Quentin Hall left a trail of broken Hearts in his dust on Thursday night as he racked up more than 110 yards en route to a four-touchdown performance that led the freshman Tornadoes past Effingham by a final of 39-14.
Friday, September 30, 2016

Tornadoes eying Apollo's top spot after Mattoon victory
TAYLORVILLE — The Lady Tornadoes don’t quite sit atop the Apollo Conference standings, but they put themselves in prime position to move up the leaderboard when they beat the Mattoon Green Wave on Thursday night.
Friday, September 30, 2016

Bethalto bests eighth grade Lady Tornadoes in championship
HILLSBORO — After beating Cahokia on Tuesday night to advance to the championship round of the Hillsboro Tournament, the eighth grade Lady Tornadoes ran into an offensively charged Bethalto team on Thursday.
Friday, September 30, 2016

7th, 8th grade Lady Tornadoes advance to championship round
HILLSBORO — Tuesday evening, the seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornadoes traveled to Hillsboro to take on a Cahokia team in the annual Hillsboro tournament.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jackson's double digit kills lead Tornadoes past Effingham
TAYLORVILLE —  The Tornado volleyball team had a big night at the net on Tuesday, which led to a straight set victory over conference foe Effingham.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Senior night a huge success for Taylorville XC
TAYLORVILLE — “It was a very successful senior night for Taylorville cross country runners,” said Taylorville Head Coach Steve Walters after Tuesday evening’s meet, which saw Taylorville host both the Pana Panthers and the Sullivan Redskins.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tornado soccer drops conference outing to Mt. Zion
TAYLORVILLE — A day after suffering a lopsided 7-1 loss to Pana, the Tornadoes were back on the field Tuesday evening where they matched up with conference opponent and Taylorville rival Mt. Zion.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pana soccer pours it on Taylorville in 7-1 win Monday
PANA — It was a Route 29 rivalry on Monday evening when the Pana Panther soccer team hosted the Tornadoes. For the third straight year, Pana would take home the traveling trophy, this time on a big win.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

THS Cross Country competes in Springfield Invite
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Taylorville Cross Country team competed in the Springfield Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24 and took home 7th and 9th place overall as a team.
Monday, September 26, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Offense stalls as Tornadoes fall to Mt. Zion Braves Friday night
MT. ZION — “We’ve got a lot of great kids and a lot of great coaches. We’ll learn from this” said Taylorville defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Lee Mateer after the Tornadoes 25-0 loss to the Mt. Zion Braves, on Friday.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Taylorville's Ryan brings home national championship
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dave Ryan won the U.S. Senior Amateur on Thursday for his first USGA championship, holding off Matthew Sughrue 2 up at Old Warson Country Club.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Rally comes up short for freshmen against Mt. Zion
TAYLORVILLE — The varsity Tornadoes football team hit the road and travel to Mt. Zion tonight for a heated rivalry game against the Braves, but on Thursday, it was the freshman Tornadoes in action on their home field as they hosted the freshman Braves.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Lowry dominates again as Tornadoes run in Mattoon
MATTOON — Taylorville senior Anna Lowry continued her dominance of area competition, on Thursday, when the Tornado cross country team traveled to Mattoon for the Mattoon Invitational. For the second consecutive season, Lowry left the competition in the dust at the Mattoon Invite, finishing with a time of 19:03.98, nearly a full minute before the next closest competitor.
Friday, September 23, 2016

THS golf: Black medals in triangular meet
SHERMAN — A night after being honored for his final home match of the season, Taylorville senior captain Connor Black and the Tornado golf team traveled to The Rail Golf Course, in Sherman, to take on Williamsville and Lincoln.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Lady Tornadoes VB sweep through Charleston with 3 wins
CHARLESTON — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes made the long haul to Charleston, on Thursday, to take on the Lady Trojans in an Apollo Conference matchup, and the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity Taylorville teams each came home with a win.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Black recognized after Tornado triangular on Wednesday
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado golf team continued their busy week, on Wednesday, when they hosted the Glenwood Titans and Springfield High in their Senior Night match to honor lone senior and three-year captain Connor Black.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kemmerer Village holds 23rd Annual Golf Classic
PANA — The 23rd Annual Kemmerer Village Charity Golf Tournament was held on September 9, 2016 at Oak Terrace Golf Course, in Pana.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lady Tornadoes struggle in home loss to Braves
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes were back in action on The Dolph, on Tuesday, when they hosted the Mt. Zion Braves in an Apollo Conference matchup.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tornadoes win home triangul
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville varsity golf team hosted a home triangular, on Tuesday, at Lakeshore Golf Course against Vandalia and Shelbyville.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lady Tornadoes dominate Jacksonville in opener
TAYLORVILLE — After the seventh grade Taylorville Lady Tornadoes picked up their first win of the season, on Monday, the eighth grade Tornadoes took the court and did their part to complete a clean sweep of the Jacksonville Titans with a dominant performance in front of their home crowd.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

7th grade Lady Tornadoes win season opener
TAYLORVILLE — Monday evening, the Lady Tornadoes opened up the season with a home contest against Jacksonville.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Junior varsity Tornadoes win big in Salem
SALEM — The Taylorville Tornado junior varsity football team hit the road, on Monday, traveling south to Salem to take on the Wildcats.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lowry leads Tornado XC to another successful week
TAYLORVILLE — It was another great week of running for Taylorville senior Anna Lowry and the Tornado cross country team, as they traveled to Decatur for the MacArthur Invitational on Thursday, and went to Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Lady Tornadoes win bronze bracket in Mt. Pulaski
Monday, September 19, 2016

Freshman Tornadoes bring home tourney title
HILLSBORO — The Taylorville Tornadoes freshman volleyball team traveled to Hillsboro, on Saturday, and came home with a championship plaque.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Friends of Taylorville Athletics
TAYLORVILLE — At halftime of the Tornadoes 36-14 win over Salem, on Friday, the Taylorville Sports Boosters commemorated Tom and Kay Frevert as Tornado Athletics Fans of the Year.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tornadoes win conference opener over Wildcats
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes hosted their Apollo Conference opener, on Friday, when the Salem Wildcats made their final trip to Taylorville as a conference opponent, with the Wildcats joining a new conference after the 16-17 season.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Green Wave floods Tornado soccer in lopsided contest
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes varsity soccer team was back in action for the third time this week, on Thursday, when they hosted the defending conference champions as the Mattoon Green Wave made the trip to THS.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Tornado golf splits with Pana, St. Anthony at Lakeshore
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville senior Connor Black had another impressive showing at Lakeshore Golf Course, on Thursday, when the Tornadoes hosted the Pana Panthers and Effingham St. Anthony Bulldogs.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Tornadoes open with win over Wildcats
SALEM — The Taylorville Tornado varsity girls volleyball team made the long trip to Salem, on Thursday, and came home with their first conference win of the season.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Black medals at Decatur Country Club
DECATUR — The Taylorville Tornado varsity boys golf team traveled to South Side Country Club, in Decatur, on Tuesday afternoon, to take on the Mt. Zion Braves, Effingham Flaming Hearts, and Shelbyville Rams in a quad match.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Panthers win two-set thriller over Lady Tornadoes
PANA — Everyone in attendance at Pana High School on Tuesday evening got their money’s worth, as the Taylorville Tornadoes and Pana Panthers put on an exciting display of back and forth varsity volleyball action.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ryan, Graham finish atop tourney
SPRINGFIELD — A pair of Taylorville golfers finished in the top two spots of Springfield’s Round The Town Golf Tournament this past weekend.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lakeshore golf updates
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Taylorville Tornado soccer falls to Lincoln Railers 7-3
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity soccer team hosted a non-conference matchup against a future Apollo foe, on Monday, as the Lincoln Railsplitters made the trip to Taylorville.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Player of the Game
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Taylorville Tornado golf splits home triangular
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes varsity golf team hosted a triangular match, on Monday, with Meridian and Maroa-Forsyth coming to Lakeshore Golf Course to take on Taylorville.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tornado golf competes in Mattoon Invitational
MATTOON — The Taylorville Tornado varsity golf team had a busy weekend in Mattoon, competing in the Mattoon golf invitational with 35 teams.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Tornadoes rip through Eagles in rout of Rantoul
TAYLORVILLE — Hundreds of fans lined the field, on Saturday, for the Taylorville Tornadoes varsity football home opener, and the Taylorville boys didn’t disappoint as they put on a show for the purple and gold faithful.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Taylorville Tornado freshmen win thriller in Mahomet
MAHOMET — The freshmen Taylorville Tornadoes traveled to Mahomet Seymour last Thursday, for a future Apollo Conference gridiron matchup.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Taylorville cross country struggles at Lanphier Invitational
SPRINGFIELD — The Taylorville Tornado boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Springfield, on Saturday, to compete in the Lee Halberg/Lanphier Lion’s Invitational.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Taylorville Youth Football
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Youth Football’s Baron Odam (5) watches after handing football off to Cayden Tirpak (11) during the first quarter of the fourth grade Tornadoes game against the Decatur Stars, on Thursday, at Don Bragg Sports Complex. Tirpak scored the first touchdown of the game on a handoff from Odam as part of the Tornadoes 20-20 tie with the Stars.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Magnussen, Latonis finish first in Taylorville XC meet
TAYLORVILLE — Pana’s cross country team not have enough runners field an official team score, but they were well represented when they ran against the Tornadoes and Auburn Trojans at the Christian County Faigrounds, on Thursday, with Panther runners Claudia Magnussen and Jacob Latonis each picking up a first place finish in their respective races.
Friday, September 9, 2016

Taylorville Tornado golf splits in triangular
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity golf team hosted a triangular match at Lakeshore Golf Course, on Thursday, with Rochester and Williamsville coming to town.
Friday, September 9, 2016

Lochte banned thru '17, loses $100,000 in bonuses
Ryan Lochte is banned from swimming through next June and will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics, part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil during last month’s games.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Magnussen and Lowry finish atop Rochester Invitational
ROCHESTER — Christian County was well represented, on Saturday, at the Rochester Rocket Cross Country Invitational with Pana’s Claudia Magnussen and Taylorville’s Anna Lowry finishing in the top two spots of the girls race.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Freshman Tornadoes blow past East Alton-Wood River
TAYLORVILLE — The freshmen Taylorville Tornadoes hosted the East Alton Wood River junior varsity football team, on  Saturday morning, at Taylorville High School.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Taylorville Tornado golf finishes second at home match
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity golf team hosted a match, on Tuesday, against the Litchfield Purple Panthers and Auburn Trojans at Lakeshore Golf Course.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Panthers capture first-ever victory over Greenville
PANA — “This is our first win ever over Greenville,” said Pana Soccer Head Coach Tim Karbach after Monday’s 4-2 victory over the Comets.  “At the start of the season, one of our team goals was to beat Greenville, Staunton, and Hillsboro, all teams we’ve never beaten. We beat Staunton the other day, so we’re two for two so far.”
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tornadoes fall to Bulldogs
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

All Tournament Team Selections
MATTOON — The Taylorville Tornadoes and Pana Panthers were well represented at the Mattoon High School volleyball tournament, on Saturday, with two members of each team receiving All-Tournament Team selections.
Monday, September 5, 2016

Tornadoes and Panthers compete in annual Mattoon volleyball tournament
MATTOON — Christian County was well represented, on Saturday, as the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes and Pana Lady Panthers traveled to Mattoon to compete in the annual Mattoon Green Wave volleyball tournament.
Monday, September 5, 2016

Tornadoes tear through East Alton-Wood River Oilers
WOOD RIVER — The Taylorville Tornadoes made another long road trip, on Friday, when they traveled to East Alton Wood River to take on the Oilers in a non-conference matchup.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Lady Tornadoes unable to overcome Rochester's size advantage
TAYLORVILLE — “They were bigger than us and we couldn’t find a way to stop them,” said Taylorville head volleyball coach Kim Peabody, after the Lady Tornadoes loss to the Rochester Rockets on Thursday.
Friday, September 2, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Raiders rename field after former head coach
MOWEAQUA — It was a big day in Moweaqua on Saturday, as the Central A&M Raider varsity football team hosted IHSA Class 1A defending state champion Arcola Purple Riders and held a special ceremony to rename now former Raider Field to Mark Ramsey Field.
Monday, August 29, 2016

JV Tornadoes overcome slow start, down Mt. Vernon
TAYLORVILLE — It was a 0-0 tie midway into the second quarter of Taylorville’s JV football game against Mt. Vernon on Saturday, but the Tornadoes managed to overcome a slow start and come up with a victory in their first contest of the season.
Monday, August 29, 2016

Lady Tornadoes take second in Pana JV tournament
PANA — The Taylorville Tornadoes junior varsity volleyball team traveled to Pana, on Saturday, for the Panther’s annual freshman/sophomore tournament.
Monday, August 29, 2016

Area athletes compete in Special Olympics bowling
DECATUR, Ill. — More than 200 athletes competed in the Special Olympics Illinois Central/Area 10 Bowling Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Spare Time Lanes in Decatur. The athletes from four counties (Christian, Logan, Macon and Moultrie) have been training all spring and summer.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tornadoes blow through Mt. Vernon in season opener
MT. VERNON — If Friday’s opener in Mt. Vernon was a sign of things to come, then Taylorville varsity football fans have a lot to be excited about again this season.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Taylorville Lady Tornadoes come up short against Shelbyville
SHELBYVILLE — The 2016 varsity volleyball season has started very similar to last year for the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes. Like in 2015, the Tornadoes defeated the MacArthur Generals in their opener and dropped a close match to the tough Shelbyville Rams squad in the second match.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Lady Tornadoes open season with sweep of Generals
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes opened their 2016 season with a clean sweep of the Decatur MacArthur Generals, on Wednesday, as the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity volleyball teams each picked up wins in two straight sets.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tornadoes fall to Lancers in home opener
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity soccer team took the field, on Monday, to open the 2016 season against the Lincolnwood Lancers in front of a large crowd and the Purple Reign.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Black finishes 10th at invite
CHAMPAIGN — The Taylorville Tornado golf team traveled to Champaign, on Monday, to compete in the Champaign Centennial Invitational at the University of Illinois orange course.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ask the Captains: Madi and Aly speak out
Monday, August 22, 2016

Lady Tornadoes aim for winning record
TAYLORVILLE — After falling one game short of a winning record last year, the 2016 Taylorville Tornado varsity volleyball team will look to flip the script this year and come away with more wins than losses.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Tornado soccer seeking continued improvement

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville head soccer coach Brad Hodapp has seen an upward trend each of the past few seasons, with 2015 being the best season he has had as a coach and despite losing losing several key contributors to graduation he hopes to continue the program’s progress this season.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cross Country captain's corner: Ask Luke and Anna
TAYLORVILLE — The Breeze-Courier Sports Department was able to chat with 2016 Taylorville Tornado cross country captains Luke Sloan and Anna Lowry.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Strong senior class for Tornado cross country
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado cross country team had a tremendous season last year, and they have no plans of slowing down this year despite the loss of two of their top members from last season in Tommy O’Brien and Carly Aldridge.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Tornado golf in full swing under new coach Novar
TAYLORVILLE — For the second straight season, the Taylorville Tornado golf program has found itself with a new coach to guide the Tornado athletes on the greens.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Questions with the Quarterback: Brandon Odam
TAYLORVILLE — Running out onto the field with the Taylorville Tornadoes varsity football team is nothing new for Brandon Odam, but this Friday the sophomore will trade in his water bottles for footballs as he takes the field as the starting quarterback for the purple and gold.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Captain's Corner: Inside the Tornadoes minds
What are your goals and expectations for the season?
Monday, August 22, 2016

Taylorville Tornado Sports
TAYLORVILLE — It’s no secret that the Taylorville Tornado football program has generated a lot of excitement coming into the 2016 season because of their performance on the past two seasons.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Tornado defense shines at Purple and Gold game
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes varsity football team starts the regular season with two long road trips, but they took their home field by storm on Friday as part of the annual Purple and Gold scrimmage.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Lakeshore League Update
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Taylorville's Bontemps Won Gold In Basketball At 1952 Olympics

ILLINOIS — Over seven decades later, the luster has not faded from the 1944 Taylorville High School boys basketball team that went undefeated on the way to a state title.  Several members of that squad went on to greater things in basketball.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

New Track Creates Exciting Buzz For THS Athletics

TAYLORVILLE — After several years without the option of hosting any home track and field events, the Taylorville High School Athletic Department is proud to announce the resurfacing completion of the THS Track.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Lady Tornadoes Fundamentals Camp
TAYLORVILLE — Sixty-three third through eighth grade girls attended the Lady Tornadoes FUNdamental’s camp at Taylorville Junior High School.
Friday, August 12, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tornado Open Winners
TAYLORVILLE — The winner of the 24th Annual Tornado Open, with a Peoria Handicap score of 65, was the team of Rick Mazzotti (pictured), Ron Mizer, Gary Hart, Dick Secrest, Mick Ryan, and Bob Bell.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Monday, August 8, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Saturday, August 6, 2016

Tornado Open Floods Lakeshore Golf Course
TAYLORVILLE — The 24th Annual Tornado Open packed Lakeshore Golf Course yesterday, as 150 golfers hit the links to raise money for the Taylorville High School athletic programs.
Saturday, August 6, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ladies City Tournament Flight Winners
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Black Takes 2nd
AUBURN — Connor Black, of Taylorville, traveled to Edgewood Golf Course, in Auburn, to compete in the 2016 Edgewood Junior Classic, on July 19 and July 20.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Demo derby packs stands to close out Christian County Fair
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Fair concluded on Saturday night, but not before thousands of area residents sold out the grandstands and filled the pit area to see some metal on metal action during the demolition derby.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Helen Kennedy wins 11th City Tournament title
TAYLORVILLE — It was a gorgeous weekend for the Ladies City Golf Tournament, held at Lakeshore Golf Course, and Helen Kennedy continued her reign at the top as she picked up her 11th City Tournament win.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Chris Conrad captures Men's City Tournament title
TAYLORVILLE — After 36 holes of golf over a two-day span, Chris Conrad outlasted Doug Meyer and Robert Oyler to take home the title of 2016 Men’s City Tournament Champion.
Monday, August 1, 2016

Truck Pulls fill grandstand at Christian County Fair
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Fair played host to dozens of competitors, in pick-ups ranging from a 1972 Chevy to a 2008 Ford, from all around Central Illinois, as five classes competed in the Truck Pulls grandstand event.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosts annual golf outing
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted their annual ‘TMH Fore!’ golf outing on Friday, July 8, on the beautiful greens of Lakeshore Golf Course.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Entries still accepted for 24th Annual Tornado Open
TAYLORVILLE — The 24th Annual Tornado Open, which is the largest annual fundraiser for Taylorville High School Athletics, will be held this coming Saturday, August 6, at Lakeshore Golf Course, in Taylorville.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

THS Cross Country signups and parent meeting this Tuesday
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Lakeshore League Updates
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cubs consider new translator for star closer Chapman
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference.
Friday, July 29, 2016

2016 Mens City Tourney kicks off Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — The 47th Annual, Taylorville Men's City Golf Tournament, will be held at Lake Shore Golf Course  tomorrow and Sunday.  The two-day, 36-hole stroke-play tournament field is comprised of five handicapped flights and two separate senior flights.  
Friday, July 29, 2016

Angels walk off with 2 runs on Ramirez's error, beat Sox 2-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hanley Ramirez fielded the grounder to first and saw Mike Trout steamrolling toward home. Ramirez rushed his throw just enough to send it sailing — and to hand a victory to the Los Angeles Angels.
Friday, July 29, 2016

Nichols Steals the Show at Fair Races
TAYLORVILLE — The afternoon rain didn’t stop the action at the Christian County Fair, on Wednesday, as dozens of racers made the trip to town to compete in the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Hornet races.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Trinity Dodge Fixed

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