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home : sports : central a&m March 18, 2018

Lady Raiders fall to Heyworth
The Central A&M Lady Raiders only amassed three hits in Thursday’s contest, but were able to score twice.
Friday, March 16, 2018

Raider boys drop home opener
The Central A&M Raider boys were looking to pick up their first win on Thursday as they were at home against Heyworth. The Raiders gave up two big innings, a four-run third and a five-run fifth, which proved to be the difference makers in a 10-4 final.
Friday, March 16, 2018

Lady Raider track working towards the finish line
The Central A&M Lady Raiders track team is putting in the hard work this offseason to be able to compete with their small numbers. Most track teams would see anywhere from 25-30 on a team, head coach Todd Rork is working with 13.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

New coach, whole new season for Raider boys track
Mary Rund is taking over the Central A&M Raiders this season as the new head track coach. “I saw that the position was open and I wanted an excuse to get out of the house. I used to be a stay at home mom, but I applied for the position and was given it so, here I am,” said Rund.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lady Raider softball building on record-setting season
The Central A&M Raiders won a school record 16 games last season, despite going 5-8 in conference. The Raiders also won their regional last year, before being defeated by Windsor/Stew-Stras in the sectional semifinal.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

A&M Baseball looks for young guys to fill big roles
The Central A&M Raiders are going to have big spots to fill this season as they lost six seniors to graduation last year, many of whom were 3-4 year varsity players.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Track & Field
Thursday, March 15, 2018

CAM Lady Raiders fall at Windsor Stew-Stras
After getting a 15-strikeout no-hitter on Monday, Allie Dunn was back on the mound Tuesday night as the Central A&M Raiders fell to the Windsor Stew-Stras Hatchets 7-4.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Dunn's no-hitter gives Lady Raiders first W
The Lady Raiders traveled to Bethany to take on the Okaw Valley Timberwolves where they would come home with an 11-3 victory.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A&M falls in foul-ridden super sectional
Neither team could really get into an offensive grove as the whistle was blown 52 times, which led to 70 free-throws between Central A&M and Goreville on Tuesday in the Carbondale Super Sectional.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A&M uses strong 2nd half to secure sectional title
MOWEAQUA — For the first time since the 2006-2007 season, the Central A&M Raiders claimed the Sectional championship on Friday night over the Nokomis Redskins 69-56.
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Super sophomores carry Raiders to sectional final
MOWEAQUA — Sophomores Jacob Paradee, Connor Heaton, Griffin Andricks; the trio exploded for 71 points Wednesday as the Raiders cruised past Dieterich for a chance to play Nokomis Friday night in the sectional championship.
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Homeward Bound

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

WINDSOR — Homecoming, it’s typically an October event, but the Central A&M Raiders basketball team proved Friday night that it can be even sweeter in February.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Raider seniors combine for 43 in 85-47 victory
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

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