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home : sports : taylorville January 20, 2017

Tornadoes blow past Panthers with 69-50 win
LITCHFIELD — Taylorville junior Caleb Roethemeyer (22) goes up for a layup during the first half of the Tornadoes 69-50 win over Pana, on Tuesday. Roethemeyer had nine points in the win.
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LITCHFIELD — Taylorville junior Caleb Roethemeyer (22) goes up for a layup during the first half of the Tornadoes 69-50 win over Pana, on Tuesday. Roethemeyer had nine points in the win.
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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


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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

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

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

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

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

Tornado boys bowling team defeats Roxana
BETHALTO — The Taylorville Tornado varsity boys bowling team hit the road, on Thursday, when they traveled to the Airport Bowl in Bethalto to take on the Roxana Shells.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Lady Tornadoes hit the hardwood with a win
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes hit the hardwood Friday evening, when they hosted the Jacksonville Crimsons on Dolph Stanley Court to open the 23rd Annual Taylorville Lady Tornadoes Holiday Tournament.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tornado wrestling aiming for championships
TAYLORVILLE — It’s no secret to anyone around the Taylorville High School wrestling program that Lee Mateer helped revive the Tornadoes during his first stint as head coach and made them one of the toughest programs in the area.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Lady Tornado varsity bowling has high hopes for 2016-2017 season
TAYLORVILLE — After an excellent 2015-2016 season, the Taylorville High Schools girls bowling team will look to follow up last years regional championship performance with another trip as a team to sectionals this season.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Lady Tornado basketball set to debut new style tonight
TAYLORVILLE —  The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes get their season underway this evening, when they take on Jacksonville, and head coach Mark Hannant says the Taylorville girls will play a different style of basketball this season.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Taylorville varsity boys bowling season already underway
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville boys bowling season is already well underway, with the Tornadoes competing in four competitions to date, including a second place finish at the Wesclin Invite, on Tuesday, with a combined 2572 total pins.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Young Tornadoes ready to roll in Brown's second season
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes varsity boys basketball season gets underway on Monday, when the Tornadoes host the Nokomis Redskins to kick off the Stove Top Classic and start the 2016-2017 season.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Tornado wrestling puts on a show for Purple and Gold night
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School wrestling program has a new energy to it this season, and that excitement was on full display on Thursday, when the Tornadoes hosted their annual Purple and Gold Wrestle-Off.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Lady Tornadoes cruise past MTZ on 8th grade night
TAYLORVILLE — “This group has been fun to coach, they’ve given their all. I knew they would come out today to play, and they did. It’s the eighth grade night and their last game of the regular season.” Coach Tonya Goodroe said after a lopsided 46-15 win over the Mt. Zion Braves.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Strong start sends 8th grade Tornadoes past Franklin
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade Taylorville boys basketball teams hosted the Springfield Franklin Falcons, on Monday, in their home opener at the North School gymnasium.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

7th and 8th grade Lady Tornadoes sweep A&M
ASSUMPTION — The Taylorville Junior High School Lady Tornadoes made their final road trip of the regular season, on Monday, when they hit the road to Assumption to take on the Central A&M Lady Raiders.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

THS girls swim team ends season at Urbana
URBANA, Ill. — The Taylorville High School Girls Swim Team traveled to Urbana High School to compete in the IHSA Sectional Meet.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Robert Morris holds basketball camp for Taylorville youth
TAYLORVILLE — Basketball season is underway in Christian County, and over 100 first through sixth grade students gathered at St. Mary’s, on Friday, to work on their fundamentals, defense, and sportsmanship, under the direction of Robert Morris University head women’s basketball coach Dough Bowsher.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Stephen Decatur sweeps Taylorville Junior High basketball
DECATUR — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams traveled to Decatur, on Thursday, to take on the Stephen Decatur Middle School Running Reds.
Friday, November 11, 2016

All-Apollo Conference Selections
Thursday, November 10, 2016

8th grade Lady Tornadoes win big over Falcons
TAYLORVILLE — The eight grade Taylorville Junior High School Lady Tornadoes continued their impressive play this season on Tuesday, when they hosted the Springfield Franklin Falcons.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

All-Conference Volleyball Announced
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Taylorville's Greene had strong senior season for Blackburn soccer
CARLINVILLE—Taylorville product Jourdan Greene enjoyed a strong senior season for the Blackburn College men’s soccer team this fall.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Historic run ends for Tornadoes in supersectionals
EFFINGHAM — “I’m extremely proud of these girls,” said Taylorville Head Volleyball Coach Kim Peabody after Saturday night’s loss to the Mascoutah Indians in Taylorville’s first-ever supersectional appearance. “We talked about, in the locker room, how we only had eight wins two years ago. To get to 27 wins and bring home regional and sectional championships is a big deal, and I don’t think it has sunk in yet for these girls that they are the most successful team in school history.”
Monday, November 7, 2016

Magnussen, Lowry finish outstanding careers at State
PEORIA — It was an absolutely beautiful day at Detweiller Park, in Peoria, on Saturday, for the IHSA girls and boys State cross country meets.
Monday, November 7, 2016

Tornadoes put up fight but fall to Althoff Catholic
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes knew that they had to be perfect in order to upset the top ranked Althoff Catholic Crusaders, on Saturday, and despite the Tornadoes giving it their all on both sides of the ball, the Crusaders proved to be too much in the end as they defeated the Tornadoes 61-25 to end Taylorville’s season with an overall record of 8-3.
Monday, November 7, 2016

Tremendous Season Concludes
Saturday, November 5, 2016

State Finals
PEORIA -- Pana's Claudia Magnussen and Taylorville's Anna Lowry represented Christian County schools at the IHSA State Cross Country meet, on Saturday.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

A look back at Johnny Orr's remarkable career
TAYLORVILLE — The legendary 1944 Taylorville High School basketball team reeled off a 45-0 record and a state title, but equally impressive is the long list of career achievements of the members of that team. Among them is Johnny Orr, who went on to become the winningest coach in the history of Michigan basketball – at least for now.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sectional Champions! Lady Tornadoes Advance To Elite Eight
MT. ZION — History was made on Thursday, when the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Mt. Zion to take on the Jacksonville Crimsons in the sectional championship match.
Friday, November 4, 2016

7th grade Lady Tornadoes win two
TAYLORVILLE — The Seventh Grade Lady Tornadoes recently notched a pair of victories at home.
Friday, November 4, 2016

All-Tournament Team
CHATHAM — Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade Tornadoes Wyatt Shirley (Left) and Sean Czajkowski (Right) were named to the All-Tournament Team following their play at the Glenwood Middle School Tournament. The eighth grade Tornadoes finished in second place after falling to Glenwood, on Thursday.
Friday, November 4, 2016

Tornadoes face tough test in Althoff Crusaders
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes host the 2015 state runner-up, on Saturday, when the Althoff Catholic Crusaders come to town.
Friday, November 4, 2016

Behind the Dark Side: Mateer gives outlook for game
TAYLORVILLE — Since rejoining the Apollo Conference, the Taylorville Tornado football program has skyrocketed in their performance throughout the past three seasons, losing a combined five games over the past three years span.
Friday, November 4, 2016

No Fly Zone! Tornado Secondary Shares Their Thoughts on Althoff Catholic
TAYLORVILLE — The Tornado defense will have to bring their A-game, on Saturday, to slow down the high powered Althoff offense, and with Belleville quarterback Trey Mosley and his army of receivers coming to town the Dark Side secondary knows they have their work cut out for them.
Friday, November 4, 2016

Defensive line ready to battle the Crusaders
TAYLORVILLE — Senior defensive linemen Tristan Letcher, Gunder Reese, and Michael Nelson have been anchors for the strong Dark Side defense the past two season, wreaking havoc on opposing quarterbacks and stuffing runs up the middle every chance they get.
Friday, November 4, 2016

Round One Recap: Taylorville 32, Marquette 24
ALTON — The Taylorville Tornadoes traveled to Alton, last Friday, for the opening round of the IHSA Class 4A playoffs against the Marquette Catholic Explorers.
Friday, November 4, 2016

Montoya making memories in first season at THS
TAYLORVILLE — Moving to a new school is never an easy transition for a student, and moving to a new county to do so is definitely a tough task for anyone to do.
Friday, November 4, 2016

Lowry, Magnussen head to State
PEORIA — No matter the sport, or the level, the goal of athletes everywhere is to end their season on the grandest stage of them all. For two local athletes, that dream has become a reality, with Taylorville senior Anna Lowry and Pana senior Claudia Magnussen running their final high school cross country meets at the State Finals in Peoria this weekend.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Seventh and eight grade Tornadoes off to strong start
CHATHAM — The Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade boys basketball team was back in action, on Tuesday, at the Chatham tournament where they took on Williamsville.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tornadoes advance to sectional championship
MT. ZION — The Taylorville Tornadoes varsity volleyball team kept their season alive, on Tuesday, when they traveled to Mt. Zion to face the Lady Braves with a trip to the sectional championship on the line.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Eighth grade Tornadoes open season with a win
CHATHAM — The eighth grade Taylorville Junior High school boys basketball team opened their season, on Monday, when they traveled to Chatham for the annual Glenwood basketball tournament, facing some of the toughest teams in the area.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

YMCA Predators have spooktackular time at Ghoul in the Pool
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Lowry, Magnussen heading to state
PEORIA — Taylorville senior Anna Lowry and Pana senior Claudia Magnussen have been dominant performers in their respective cross country careers, both of which will culminate at Detweiller Park next Saturday for the State cross country meet.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

THS girls take on Routt Catholic
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Girls Swim Team traveled to Illinois College to compete against Routt Catholic Thursday, October 27.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Strong second half sends Tornadoes past Explorers
ALTON — The Taylorville Tornadoes traveled to Alton, on Friday, to take on the Marquette Catholic Explorers in the opening round of the IHSA Class 4A State Playoffs.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lady Tornadoes defeat Pana in Cancer Awareness Game
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade Lady Tornadoes hosted the Pana Panthers, on Thursday, in the teams annual ‘Pink Game’ a contest in which the Tornadoes raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer research.
Friday, October 28, 2016

Lady Tornadoes defeat Rockets for regional championship
TAYLORVILLE — The Lady Tornadoes hosted the 2016 IHSA Class 3A Taylorville regional, on Thursday, when they took on the Rochester Rockets for the championship title and a chance to advance to the Mt. Zion sectional next week.
Friday, October 28, 2016

Sophomore Tornadoes ready to roll in first playoff starts
TAYLORVILLE — Sophomore quarterback Brandon Odam has been playing with two of his favorite targets, fellow sophomores Justin Wright and Jagger Moore, since their Junior Football League days, and the trio of standout performers have had  breakout seasons at the varsity level as they combined to account for 102 of the team’s total 261 offensive points this season.
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tornado Captain's Corner: Inside the minds of Taylorville's Parker, Jack and Joe
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville captains Parker Stokes, Jack Curtin, and Joe Fallin are three of just a few Tornado starters who will head into the Friday’s playoff opener against Marquette that have a good amount of post season experience under their belts.
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Summing up the Taylorville Tornadoes 2016 regular season
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Things you should know about the Explorers
ALTON — The Alton-Marquette Catholic Explorers are in the playoffs for the second straight year, and their 10th appearance in the last 11 season.
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tornadoes ready for round one against Alton-Marquette Explorers
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes begin the 2016 Class 4A playoffs this Friday, when they hit the road to take on the Alton-Marquette Explorers at the Alton Public Stadium.
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lady Tornadoes heading to regional championship
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes hosted the Greenville Comets, on Tuesday, for the IHSA Class 3A Taylorville regional semi-final, with the winner moving on to face the Rochester Rockets on Thursday for the regional championship.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Player of the Game
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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










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