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home : sports May 22, 2015

Tornadoes tuning up for regionals
TAYLORVILLE — North Greene second baseman Blake Dean looks to apply a tag to Taylorville’s Ben Kettelkamp (20) on the bag in the third inning. Kettelkamp went 2-3 at the plate and gave up just three hits on the mound as the Tornadoes beat the Spartans 13-3.
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TAYLORVILLE — North Greene second baseman Blake Dean looks to apply a tag to Taylorville’s Ben Kettelkamp (20) on the bag in the third inning. Kettelkamp went 2-3 at the plate and gave up just three hits on the mound as the Tornadoes beat the Spartans 13-3.

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“We were just trying to get the bats going and save our arms for regionals,” explained Kettelkamp, “so it was a good thing I was able to go the whole game and get another good win before regionals.” HIGHLIGHTS included
Wednesday, May 20, 2015


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2015 IESA Class AA State Track and Field Meet Preview
For the 16th consecutive year, the EastSide Centre in East Peoria will host the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Class AA State Final Track and Field Meet
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Enlow & Stewart bully Bulldogs

Haley Stewart gave up just two hits in seven innings for the Lady Tornadoes on the mound and Paige Enlow drove in all four Taylorville runs.

Mahomet-Seymour was shut out on Tuesday night as Taylorville won 4-0. 


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Christian County shines at Capital Area Classic
The Capital Area Honor Roll Classic, hosted by Glenwood High School, brought the best track athletes in the Springfield area to compete against one another before the girls head off to state this weekend and the boys to sectionals.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tornadoes beat Okaw Valley by ten
The Taylorville Tornadoes go three hits from Bo Buschon and Trent Spiker, and two each from Ben Kettelkamp, Tyler Roth, Lane Ruppert and David Gideon on Monday night.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Eleven Terriers headed to the state track meet
The 8th grade boys earned bragging rights by finishing in 2nd place in the sectional, while the 8th grade girls and 7th grade boys both finished 5th.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last minute rally stops short
Rochester’s Hannah Yattoni was able to get Paige Enlow to fly out to right field to end the game with the Rockets beating Taylorville 11-8, but it didn’t come easy for one of the top teams in the Central State Eight. (Highlights included in article)
Monday, May 18, 2015

Talley, Tornadoes tee off against Eagles
The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes beat Rantoul 19-1 on Saturday morning to start their tournament off with a bang.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Jachino and Lowry qualify for state
Hannah Jachino and Anna Lowry will also be competing Friday and Saturday at the state track meet.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Stewart stops Shelbyville for 50th career win
Mother nature gave Tornado fans about three minutes to celebrate Haley Stewart’s 50th career softball victory on the mound Thursday night before she sent everyone scrambling for their vehicles. (Highlight video included) 
Friday, May 15, 2015

Ben and Bo become baseball Blueboys
Bo Buschon and Ben Kettelkamp announced on Thursday that they will head to Jacksonville next year and plan to play baseball at Illinois College for the Blueboys. (Video included)
Friday, May 15, 2015

Graham signs to bowl at McKendree

Taylorville High School’s Tiffani Graham signed her letter of intent to bowl for McKendree University next year in front of family and coaches on Thursday afternoon. (Video interview included)



Friday, May 15, 2015

Stokes fuels Tornadoes past Braves
Lawrence Curtin kept the Mt. Zion bats in check through four innings and with Nic Lavin closing things out, Taylorville came away a 3-2 winner.  
Friday, May 15, 2015

Taylorville gets revenge in rivalry
“They were pretty motivated, they got us last year and the girls didn’t forget about that so this was a big game,” said Taylorville head coach Jim Novar, “the two communities, it’s a big rivalry and we talked about that and I thought they responded well.” (Highlight video included)
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lady Tornadoes blast Bulldogs

The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes used St. Teresa as a good warmup for Pana on Wednesday night.

In a rescheduled evening of softball, Taylorville decided to host St. Teresa before they took on Pana and the Tornadoes got the bats warmed up early.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Terriers preparing for sectionals this Saturday
The Taylorville Junior High track teams completed their regular season schedule on Tuesday night. Competition has been limited the last two weeks due to uncooperative weather. A meet last Friday in Pana was cancelled due to storms.
Thursday, May 14, 2015










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