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home : sports : central a&m February 23, 2018

Raider seniors combine for 43 in 85-47 victory
Central A&M celebrated their senior night with an 85-47 victory over Tri-City on Tuesday. From left: Colton Hubner, Jameson Smith, Tate Paradee, and Brett Zindel.
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Central A&M celebrated their senior night with an 85-47 victory over Tri-City on Tuesday. From left: Colton Hubner, Jameson Smith, Tate Paradee, and Brett Zindel.
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MOWEAQUA — Senior night is always bittersweet as it signals not only the final home contest for the seniors, but also the soon beginning of postseason basketball. The Raider seniors went out the only way they knew how, a non-conference victory over Tri-City.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018


A&M Raiders ride Green Wave Saturday

TEUTOPOLIS — In the T-Town shootout, anything can happen. That sentiment was proven on Saturday as the 1A Raiders faced off against the 3A Mattoon Green Wave. Relentless on the ball defense and consistency on offense helped the Raiders leave T-Town with a 74-66 victory on Saturday.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Central A&M wins big Friday
MOWEAQUA — After being announced as the number-two seed in the Windsor regional on Thursday, the A&M Raiders sowed why they were seeded so high on Friday as they went on to defeat Sullivan 51-21.
Saturday, February 10, 2018

CAM Lady Raiders fall in rubber match to Okaw Valley

CHRISMAN — These two teams have only faced each other in tournaments this year, but both times previous were close and hard fought games; Central A&M got the first victory 44-33 and Okaw Valley took some retaliation for third place in the Pana tournament, winning 45-35.


Friday, February 9, 2018

A&M uses big second half to top Hawks
MERIDIAN — The Central A&M Raiders faced off against the Meridian hawks on Tuesday night and used a 49 point second half to overcome an eight point deficit and come away with the 77-69 victory.
Thursday, February 8, 2018

CAM earns regional title bid with good D
CHRISMAN — Despite only being an hour from one another, Central A&M and Arcola traveled to Chrisman Tuesday to face off with a chance to advance to the regional title game.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Girls post-season basketball to begin this week
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — South Fork, Central A&M, and the Pana girls will all begin their postseason coming up this week with the Tornadoes starting next week.
Saturday, February 3, 2018

CAM Lady Raiders overwhelm Shelbyville on senior night
MOWEAQUA — The lady Raiders celebrated their lone senior in Taryn Sams but also their foreign exchange student Julia Duarte Thursday night before facing off against Shelbyville. The Raiders defeated the Rams 60-31.
Friday, February 2, 2018

10 Raiders contribute in win over Argenta-Oreana
ARGENTA — 10 different Lady Raiders scored in their victory over the Bombers Wednesday as CAM cruised past Argenta-Oreana 44-26. It was also the defense that helped the Raiders, as they only gave up 11 points in the first three quarters.
Thursday, February 1, 2018

CAM wins, Heaton nears triple-double
TUSCOLA —The Central A&M boys may not have had the Central Illinois Conference tournament that they were hoping to have, but they finished out strong with an 87-50 victory over the Sullivan Redskins.
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Consistency key in Central A&M Lady Raiders win over Sullivan
SULLIVAN — The Central A&M Lady Raiders scored in double digits in all four quarters of their 57-53 victory over Sullivan Monday night.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A&M girls drop road contest to Plains

PLEASANT PLAINS — The Cardinals were able to stuff the prolific offense of the Raiders throughout the second and third quarters of their game on Saturday to pull out the 51-38 victory.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Raider girls top Warriors in Meridian for CIC title

MERIDIAN — “This is kind of the place where they can get away from it all. Basketball wasn’t really important this week…playing was just a way to kind of take a respite from that. The girls did a great job of handling both, I thought,” said Raider head coach Tom Dooley. After a week of off-court hardship, the girls turned to the court Thursday with a chance to win the CIC title.


Friday, January 26, 2018

A&M girls top St. Teresa Bulldogs

MERIDIAN — The Central A&M girls continued their path to the CIC championship game on Thursday as they topped the St. Teresa Bulldogs 60-42.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A&M boys use deep ball to top Rams

RAMSEY — The Central A&M boys offense set the tone early as they scored 24 points in the first quarter and scored 20 or more in each subsequent quarter as they topped the Ramsey Rams 90-41.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Raider girls now 2-0 against Meridian Hawks
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders faced off against the Meridian Hawks once again on Thursday night at home. These teams face off the first time on January 3, with the Raiders winning 56-19. The Raiders made it 2-0 on Thursday as they won 60-24.
Friday, January 19, 2018

Raider boys get first CIC win of season over Tuscola
MOWEAQUA — “I thought we responded well after falling behind 12-3,” said head coach Rob Smith. the Central A&M boys were able to comeback and get the 79-53 victory over visiting Tuscola on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Big first half propels Bloomington Central past CAM
EUREKA, Ill — The Lady Raiders traveled to Eureka College on Saturday where they faced off against Bloomington Central Catholic.
Monday, January 15, 2018

Maroons rally past Raiders with 4th quarter surge

CLINTON — There wasn’t a decided height advantage for the Maroons over Central A&M on Friday night, but Clinton just played bigger, especially in the defensive post. 


Saturday, January 13, 2018

A&M Raiders smother Cardinals with defense

MOWEAQUA — The weather wasn’t the only thing that was frozen on Thursday night in Moweaqua as the Central A&M Raider defense held the visiting Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals to 10 points in the first three quarters, including pitching a shutout until 5:44 left in the first half.


Friday, January 12, 2018

A&M Raiders win Macon County tournament

WARRENSBURG — The Raiders made it to their eighth straight title game in the Macon County tournament on Saturday and faced off against St. Teresa. After finishing second last year, the Raiders were able to bounce back and win the tournament once again for coach Dooley with a 54-23 victory over conferce foe St. Teresa.

“I thought this game was the best game we had played all tournament. It’s definitely a nice way for us to get some momentum as we head back into our regular schedule and have some tough games coming up this week,” said head coach Tom Dooley.


Monday, January 8, 2018

Benevolence before basketball
MOWEAQUA — Hundreds may have packed the Central A&M gym on Friday night for the Central Illinois Conference matchup between the Raiders and visiting St. Teresa, but basketball took a back seat to benevolence.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Raiders advance to title game in Warrensburg
WARRENSBURG — The CAM Raiders advanced to the Macon County championship game again as they defeated Maroa-Forsyth on Thursday.
Friday, January 5, 2018

Top seeded Raiders put running-clock on Meridian
WARRENSBURG — After the guys were in action Tuesday night, the lady Raiders hit the hardwood Wednesday in the Macon County tournament against the Meridian Hawks. The Raiders enter the tournament as the top seed and they displayed why in this game.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Raiders use young core to down Bombers
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders were able to get their defense going Monday night despite not having the best shooting night. That defense, and a solid performance from the charity stripe that featured 19 trips to the line helped CAM secure a 55-33 victory over the visiting Argenta-Oreana Bombers.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Raiders overwhelm Okaw Valley

BETHANY — Central A&M knocked down six three-pointer’s in their game against Okaw Valley Friday night, with five of those coming form Jameson Smith. The Raiders would be victorious 52-25.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Raiders defeat Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond

ARTHUR — The Central A&M Raiders used a tough defensive presence and had four scorers in double-digits to defeat the Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond Knights 69-41.


Friday, December 15, 2017

10-0 run propels Tuscola over Central A&M, 48-43
TUSCOLA — The Warriors opened up the game with a back-to-back combo of layups and threes that spanned 4:24 until Brenah Durbin hit a three from the corner to stop the run. That 10 point swing would be too much of an uphill battle for the Raiders to climb, though, as the closest they brought the score was within two, but weren’t ever quite able to tie it up or take the lead. They would drop their first conference game to Tuscola 48-43.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sams gets 30 to propel A&M over Mt. Zion 68-52

MOWEAQUA — Taryn Sams had 22 of her final 30 points in the second half as the Central A&M Raiders defeated the Mt. Zion Braves 68-52.


Monday, December 11, 2017

A&M wallops Clinton in 72-39 win
MOWEAQUA — Four Raiders scored in double digits on Thursday night as Central A&M defeated Clinton 72-39.
Friday, December 8, 2017

A&M beats Cerro Gordo
CERRO GORDO — Central A&M defeated host Cerro Gordo in the Macon County tournament on Tuesday night. The Raiders held CG to single-digit scoring in each quarter while socring almost 20 in each of the first three.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Slow start hurts Lady Raiders agaisnt Monticello
MONTICELLO — After coming off of a very close lose to Taylorville, the Raiders were looking to bounce back Monday night against Monticello. The Sages jumped out to a nine point lead after the first and never looked back, as they would go over the Raiders 75-58.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Lady Tornadoes rally past CAM with 19-point 4th, win 48-40
MOWEAQUA — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes found themselves in a halftime hole Saturday night in Moweaqua as they trailed the Lady Raiders 16-12.
Monday, December 4, 2017

CAM Raiders roll in 72-18 rout of Decatur Christian

MOWEAQUA — It was a mismatch from the start Friday night as the Central A&M Raiders hosted the Decatur Christian Warriors. “We knew they were a little down, but we just talked to our kids about playing hard, playing against themselves, respecting their opponent and respecting the game, and I think we did a good job of that tonight,” said Raider head coach Rob Smith after his team’s 72-18 win. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Lady Raiders earn win over St. Teresa

ST. TERESA — Central A&M overcame a two point deficit to get the victory in their opening conference contest Thursday night against the St. Teresa Bulldogs. The Raiders trailed by three heading into the final frame and outscored the Bulldogs 14-9 to get the 42-40 victory.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Area athletes at the collegiate level: where are they now?
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Once an athlete leaves the area, there isn’t much available on what they are doing in college or how they are doing in their collegiate pursuits. Several athletes have moved on from the area to compete in college.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sophomores shine as CAM downs Pana 70-49
PANA — A fast start and a strong finish: two components that can make for a long night for opposing teams on the hardwood.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Raiders take fourth in Pana tourney, finish 3-2 falling to OV in rematch
PANA — The Central A&M Raiders faced off against the Okaw Valley Timberwolves on Saturday in a rematch of their game from November 18. The Raiders won that game 44-33. In this one, they wouldn’t be as successful as the Raiders would fall 45-35 to take home fourth place.
Monday, November 27, 2017










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