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home : sports : central a&m 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

Heaton, Smith combine for 52, Raiders defeat Wildcats
MT. PULASKI — The Central A&M Raiders and the Edinburg Wildcats are no stranger to one another, as a mini rivalry has developed between the two schools.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Lady Raiders jump to a 2-0 start

MOWEAQUA — The Central A & M Raiders faced off against Cowden-Herrick at home on Thursday night. The Raiders took it to the Bobcats early and carried the momentum through the rest of the game, winning 76-37.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Central A&M Varsity Girls Basketball Schedule
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Central A&M Varsity Boys Basketball Schedule
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dooley says "Pretty young" Lady Raiders will surprise this year
MOWEAQUA — With several juniors and quite a few sophomores on the squad this season, head coach Tom Dooley says that his squad is, “Pretty young.”
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Raider depth is key to victory for Central A&M this winter
MOWEAQUA — With two guys out with injury before the season starts, there is some trouble when a coach has to already make adjustments.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lady Raiders defeat Neoga in opener
MOWEAQUA — In the first game of a new season, there are always jitters and hiccups to be had. Returners from a season ago have to settle back in and those who are new have to show what they have learned during the summer workouts and the pre-season.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Raider XC holds awards banquet
MOWEAQUA — The Central A & M cross country team had their awards banquet on Saturday.
Monday, November 6, 2017

Central A&M Raiders run in Carlinville at sectional cross country
CARLINVILLE — Central A & M Raider cross country ran in the Carlinville Sectional meet on Saturday. The girls finished nineteenth in a field of 21 teams. Brandon Black, the lone Raider boy competitor ran a 17:37 to finish 99 out of 157 runners.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Road to the Playoffs
MOWEAQUA — Central A & M has had a particularly interesting road to the playoffs this season. The Raiders began their season on a 4-0 stretch,
Friday, October 27, 2017

Central A&M set to rematch with Argenta-Oreana Sat.
ARGENTA — Central A & M (5-4) and Argenta-Oreana (8-1) have already seen each other once this season. Actually, it is Argenta’s only loss; a 48-42 double overtime thriller in week two of the season at Moweaqua.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Pana tops Raiders in Shelbyville
SHELBYVILLE — It was a battle of two Christian County teams in the second game of the Shelbyville regional on Tuesday evening. Pana and Central A & M were both competing for a shot at a regional championship. The Panthers would ultimately win 25-13 and 25-16.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CAM downs Vandalia
SHELBYVILLE — The Central A & M Raiders and the Vandalia Vandals had a battle on Monday night for the right to face Pana on Tuesday in the Shelbyville regional. CAM finished the Vandals in straight sets 25-20 and 25-22.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Raider girls advance as team, Black as individual
SHELBYVILLE — Saturday was full of regional cross country action. The Central A & M Raiders were in Shelbyville at the Shelbyville regional.
Monday, October 23, 2017

Warrensburg gets 46 in 1st half, propels them over Raiders 59-12
WARRENSBURG — Central A & M allowed 46 points in the first half behind Dionte and Diondre Lewis, who accounted for eight touchdowns between the two.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Raider VB finishes regular season at Shelbyville
SHELBYVILLE — The Central A &M Raiders finished their regular season in a conference match in Shelbyville. The Radiers will head into the playoffs learning from this game, as they would fall 22-25 and 15-25.
Friday, October 20, 2017










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