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Week 6 local football preview

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Chicago Bears sign defensive end Lavar Edwards
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears have signed defensive end Lavar Edwards.
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Week 3 Area Football Preview
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tornado Golf in full swing under new coach, Brusveen
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado golf team has a new head coach this season, for the second year in a row. Jim Brusveen, a retired teacher and coach who moved back to Taylorville post retirement so that he and his wife could return to the farm where she grew up, has taken the reigns for the THS golf position.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Taylorville Cross Country hoping for historic season
TAYLORVILLE — Following another season in which the Taylorville Tornado Cross Country team sent an individual runner to state, coach Steve Walters has a new goal in mind: To get the team to state.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Taylorville Soccer looks to rebound after tough season
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville High School soccer coach Brad Hodapp is putting the pressure on his seniors this season. “I fully expect to win at least 10 games, but I put it on my players,” said Hodapp.  “They have the tools and talent; now they need the belief.”
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lady Tornadoes building off strong finish in '14
TAYLORVILLE — Despite not having many wins last season, Tornado volleyball coach Kim Peabody feels they played their strongest volleyball towards the end of the season. “Last season was a rebuilding year for us, and we ended our season with a close loss to Decatur MacArthur in regionals” recalled Peabody.  “We improved greatly throughout the season last year, but this year we have lost Micaela Switzer, who led our team in blocks and played middle hitter, and Brooke Brandis, who led our defense, to graduation.”
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2015 Tornadoes look to put their own stamp on history
TAYLORVILLE — To say that the 2015 Taylorville Tornadoes football team has some big shoes to fill could be a bit of an understatement.  Following a season in which the 2014 Tornadoes went on a historic run that included a conference championship, a 3rd round state playoffs appearance, and a finish as Taylorville football’s first ever “Ten Win Tornadoes,” the 2015 squad knows that they are going to have a target on their backs this season.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Playoffs on the mind for '15 Ponies
KINCAID — The South Fork Ponies are looking to build on the momentum that helped them win 4 of their final 6 games last season. After a rocky start to the 2014 season, in which the Ponies went 0-3 under first year head coach Tim Chapman, the team was able to come together and finish the season strong, despite narrowly missing the playoffs again.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mohawks counting on youth in 2015
MORRISONVILLE — With only two returning starters from last season, the Morrisonville Mohawks volleyball team has some gaping holes to fill this year. “We are losing 5 starting seniors coming into this season. They will be big holes to fill but I have 2 returning starters from last year that I know are going to do great things. Returning we have Taylor Davidson as a senior and Maddie Massie as a junior,” says head coach Lela Ferrill.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wildcats looking to excel under new Head Coach
EDINBURG — The Edinburg Wildcats have set their sights on a 15 win season, and first year head coach Kayci Creviston is hoping her past experiences will give them the tools they need to get there.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Raiders cross-country seeking repeat Sectional appearance
MOWEAQUA — Last season, Central A&M cross-country runner Salena Sloan advanced to Sectionals as a junior. This season, Salena is hoping to go beyond last years mark and to take some teammates with her.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A&M Volleyball coming back after huge '14 season
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders did something last season that no CAM team had done in over ten years by winning 20 games in a season.  This year, they look to repeat that success. The departed Raiders from last seasons team left some big holes to fill, but coach Vanessa Rork is confident that this years team can step up to the challenge.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Raiders looking to rebuild with Weakly at the helm
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders have traditionally been one of the most solid football teams in the area, large in part to being led by one of the most successful coaches in central Illinois, coach Mark Ramsey. 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Panthers Cross Country excited for inaugural season
PANA — Most area cross country teams begin their offseason conditioning programs sometime in the early Spring.  By the time summer rolls around, the teams are running together, competing in camps and training, and gearing up for the start of their official practices in mid-August.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PHS soccer returning nine starters for 2015 season
PANA — After coming off a good year in which the Pana Panthers boys soccer team finished with a 12-7 record, fourth in South Central Conference, they are looking to improve again this year.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cothern depending on experience to carry Lady Panthers
PANA — The Pana Panthers compete and finish near the top of the South Central Conference every season and coach Greg Cothern doesn’t expect the 2015 season to be any different. “We have many girls returning from last year's varsity team that are key players for us” said Cothern. “Seniors Reaghan Vaughn, Lexie Siegert, Myah Herbord, Renee Waddington. and Laurel Funneman all are returning letter winners and will play big roles for us again this season.”
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pana boys and girls golf looking for strong senior play in 2015
PANA — The Pana Panthers boys golf team opened their season last Tuesday, with a team victory over OKAW Valley at Oak Terrace Golf Course. For a team that finished last season with a record of 6-12, getting a victory in their first match of the year is a huge step. Kody Bland and Jim LaMarche both advanced to Sectionals last year and are looking to achieve that goal again this season.  
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Panther football going after 500th team win
PANA — School records indicate the Pana Panthers are just five wins away from hitting the 500 win milestone for the Pana football program. For Coach Al Stupek and the 2015 Panthers football team this puts an obvious goal in mind. “Our records show that we need 5 more wins to attain the 500 win plateau for the Pana Football program. We’ll start with that as a goal,” said Stupek. “We have a lot of experience returning this season, so I’m confident that we can reach our goals.”
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lakeshore golf course league update
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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