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home : sports : taylorville November 14, 2018

THS girls close swim season at Springfield
The THS girls swimming team that competed at Sectionals. From left: Emily Young, Alexis Kent, Christine Curvey, Allison Vaira, and Molly Smith.submitted photo
The THS girls swimming team that competed at Sectionals. From left: Emily Young, Alexis Kent, Christine Curvey, Allison Vaira, and Molly Smith.

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The Tornado girls swim team traveled to Springfield on Saturday, November 10 to compete in the IHSA Sectionals. The results were as follows:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018


TJHS girls sweep Mt. Zion on 8th grade night
On eighth grade night, the Taylorville girls basketball teams defeated Mt. Zion with the seventh grade winning 22-7 and the eighth grade victorious 34-15.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

TJHS girls beat Central A&M
The Taylorville junior high girls traveled to Assumption to face off against Central A&M. Both Tornado teams were victorious on Monday with the seventh grade victorious 37-16 and the eighth grade won 40-17.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

8th grade Tornado boys take down Springfield Franklin
Despite trailing 29-21 at halftime, the eighth grade Tornadoes roared back with 25 points in the third quarter behind five three’s to continue on and win 54-45 over Springfield Franklin.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Heartbreak
“I see a lot of sad faces out here, and that’s okay because you allowed yourself to believe. That’s a good thing; don’t ever lose that,” Taylorville assistant coach Eric Wolf told the Tornado football team Saturday night
Monday, November 12, 2018

THS Soccer holds awards banquet
The THS soccer program held their annual awards banquet Saturday night.
Monday, November 12, 2018

TJHS tops Stephen Decatur
The eighth grade boys basketball team traveled to Decatur to face off against Stephen Decatur on Friday. A 15-point fourth quarter propelled the Tornadoes to the 47-41 win.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Junior high Tornadoes top Grant
The seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams continued to roll Thursday night as they took on Grant and both were victorious; the seventh grade won 38-11 and the eighth grade won 35-24.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Canes hold on to beat Blackhawks 4-3, spoil Colliton's debut
Jeremy Colliton's NHL coaching debut got off to a shaky start before the Chicago Blackhawks began skating with confidence and made it respectable.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Men's fraternal bowling results
Olde Bowl hung onto the top spot in the men’s fraternal bowling league this week and hold a commanding lead. The race for second ended very tightly, with Yard Heating and Cooling only holding a half-point lead over T’Ville K.C. Not far behind finished T’Ville K.C. II, Wendy’s, Jandi Services, Y-Zoe’s, Lumb Restorations, Taylorville Moose, and CTI Fiber. Solid 9 Pro Shop and Andy’s Market finished in the final two spots.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Wednesday bowling league results
The Wednesday morning ladies bowling league and the night commercial league continued play last night.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

THS cheer hyped for Rockets, basketball
With a majority of road football games early this football season, and as basketball season looms, the 14-member THS cheer squad has had their hands full this season.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Unity: The tie that binds on field and off
A successful season doesn’t just happen by accident. Sure, It takes talent, and a lot of hard work, but it also takes unity and team chemistry. The latter two can sometimes elude even the best teams.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tornado DBs looking to ground Rochester
Camden Woodward, Will Kettelkamp, Kyle Durbin, and Kaylor Jacobs have been the four primary defensive backs for the Tornadoes this season while Justin Wright, Yemi Odugbesan, and others have filled in throughout the season.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tornado O-line hitting stride in postseason
With over 3,000 passing yards, and more than 1,500 rushing yards, the Tornado offense has boasted some very impressive numbers this season. Those numbers don’t just happen; it takes incredible athletes in space to produce those kind of results.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Who could be next for THS football?
It figures to be an all-out battle Saturday when the Tornadoes host the Rockets, and there isn’t a player on that field or a coach on the sideline looking past what is likely to be an epic battle for the ages.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tornadoes vying for record 12th win against Rockets
Forty-two to ten and forty-two to seven; those were the scores the previous two times that Rochester and Taylorville faced off against one another on the football field.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tuesday men's merchant bowling results
On Tuesday, the men’s merchant league continued play with Jensens and L. S. Industries tying for first at the end of play. Olde Bowl ended the night in third, Hatch’s was fourth, Craggs Realtors and Wells Lawn Care were tied for fifth, Martynowski & Blakeman was seventh, and TCR System was eighth.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

TJHS girls defeat Franklin
Both the seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams defeated Franklin on Tuesday. The seventh grade won 33-9 and the eighth grade won 21-18.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Council Honors Taylorville Volleyball
In honor of their third straight regional title, an Apollo Conference championship, and the first-ever 30-win season in school history, Mayor Bruce Barry, and the city council, honored the Taylorville volleyball team at Monday’s council meeting.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7th grade wins, 8th grade just short vs Charleston
The seventh grade Tornado girls basketball team defeated Charleston 33-17 on Monday, but the eighth grade team fell 31-23.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Monday mixed bowling results
CTI Fiber held onto the top spot at the end of the Monday mixed bowling league on Monday. Team Whatever ended the night in second, Team 8 and David R. Fines finished tied for third, Louis Marsch was fifth, Art-Rageous ended in sixth, The 4-Some ended the night in seventh, and HSSB was eighth.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Three Tornado volleyball players named first-team All-Apollo
Three Tornado volleyball players were named to the first-team All-Apollo volleyball team this season. Reagan Morrison was named the Libero, Liz Curtin a middle hitter, and Courtney Coy one of the setters.
Monday, November 5, 2018

History met: Tornadoes 11-0 after beating Columbia
The 2018 Taylorville team joined a select company of teams that went 11-0 this season, but have also joined the 2015 as the second team in school history to go 11-0 in a season.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Taylorville is 3rd-round bound
Monday, November 5, 2018

Cherry turns in All-state race
PEORIA — Detweiler Park set the scene on Saturday afternoon as Chris Cherry began the Cross Country State Final race. The weather was a perfect temperature but was a little overcast as the gun went off.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Nine-point 3rd earns 8th-grade Tornadoes the win
TAYLORVILLE — The eighth grade Lady Tornadoes scored nine points in the third quarter and didn’t allow Pleasant Plains a single point in that quarter. The Tornadoes went on to win 21-12.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Lady Tornado run ends in sectional championship
There’s an old saying that talks about history repeating itself.  For Tornado Nation, that sentiment, unfortunately, rang true last night when Mt. Zion defeated Taylorville in a sectional championship volleyball match.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

THS dance team prepping for multiple sports
The THS dance team has been hard at work over the past couple of weeks
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Former THS QB weighs in on 2018 team
The last time that the Tornadoes went 10-0 was the 2015 season, the same year that they went 11-0 before falling in the third round to Breese Mater Dei.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Purple Reign numbers peaking for playoffs
“T-V-I!” “L-L-E!” “T-V-I!” “L-L-E!” “T-V-I!” “L-L-E!” “Let’s go T’Ville!”
Thursday, November 1, 2018

11 strong: More than a mantra in week 11
Eleven strong; it's a simple, no-nonsense mantra. It's to-the-point and elicits the type of unity needed to fight through adversity when the chips are down.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Who could be next for THS football?
The fourth-seed Rochester and the fifth-seed Pontiac kickoff at 5:30 on Saturday evening in Rochester. Why does that matter?
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Tornadoes ready to match history Sat.
The Tornadoes once again find themselves at home to face the Columbia Eagles on Saturday in the second round of the 4A playoff.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Junior high Tornadoes take 2 vs. Jefferson
Both the seventh and eighth grade Tornado girls basketball teams were victorious over Jefferson middle school on Tuesday. The seventh grade won 39-5 and the eighth grade won 46-33.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

THS sweeps Highland, advances to Sweet 16
In or out? A crucial call at a critical time in any volleyball match can give one team an advantage over the other, and it was no different for the Tornadoes on Monday night. The Highland middle reached high and slammed the ball down along the Taylorville back row. The up ref initially made the call that Highland won the point, but the line judge indicated that the ball was out. A conference happened between the two, and the line judge’s call was enforced, Taylorville won the point.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Monday mixed bowling league results
CTI Fiber remained in the top spot of the Monday night mixed bowling league when play finished last night. Team Whatever finished in second, Team 8, Louis Marsch, and David R. Fines ended in a three-way tie for third, Art-Rageous finished in sixth, The 4-Some was seventh, and HSSB finished in eighth.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

THS's Cherry qualifies for State XC meet
The Taylorville boys cross country team that qualified for sectionals on Saturday finished 18th overall on the day, but Chris Cherry finished fifth which was good enough for him to qualify for State as an individual. Alerina Letniku finished 68 on the afternoon, but was just a little over one minute off of qualifying for State herself.
Monday, October 29, 2018

8th grade Tornadoes fall in last second
The eighth grade girls basketball team fell on a last-second shot on Thursday as Pana was able to get the 24-22 victory.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Tornadoes vanquish IVC Grey Ghosts 57-30, move to 2nd round
Taylorville quarterback Brandon Odam scans the interior of the Grey Ghost defense, nothing there. He looks to his checkdown; wide receiver Yemi Odugbesan has a sliver of space, but that’s usually enough. Odam pulls the trigger on the out route; the catch, good. Odugbesan makes one defender miss, turns upfield, tries to evade the second, and eyes an oncoming third. He’s got nowhere to go. He throws a desperation juke move in his fight for a few more inches. The ball squirts loose on impact, though, and it’s a scramble; four guys vying for a loose ball inside the space of what seems to be the size of a phone booth. Arms flail; it’s chaos. Odugbesan slides out of view on the wet turf; surely this ball now belongs to the Ghosts. On the peripheral now, Odugbesan is clawing at the turf to get back to his feet, seething with urgency. The football still pinballs around the legs of the Ghost defenders, and, like a missile, Odugbesan flies back into the pile. He’s locked on target, and, against all odds, he comes up with the football. The Tornadoes retain possession.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Tornadoes serve up win over SHG
It wasn’t the 16 in a row that she served up on Tuesday against Lincoln, but Cydnee Larson got the ball at the service line with a  21-15 lead in the all-important third set in  Thursday night’s 3A regional championship matchup against SHG. She was lights out from the line again, and the Tornadoes won the match 26-24, 19-25, and 25-15.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Thursday men's fraternal bowling league results
Olde Bowl remained in the lead this week at the conclusion of play on Thursday night. Yard Heating and Cooling ended the night in second, Y-Zoe’s and T’Ville K.C. II tied for third. Wendy’s and Lumb Restorations were tied for fifth, Jandi Services and CTI Fiber were tied for seventh, T’Ville KC was eighth, Taylorville Moose finished ninth, Andy’s Market was tenth, and Solid 9 Pro Shop ended the night in eleventh.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Seventh grade girls start fast, beat Pana
The seventh grade Tornado girls basketball team took an 18-point lead at the end of the first quarter against Pana and didn’t look back as the Tornadoes won 46-8.
Friday, October 26, 2018

THS girls swim against Jacksonville Routt
The THS girls swim team traveled to Illinois College to compete against Jacksonville Routt on Wednesday. The results were:
Friday, October 26, 2018

Tuesday and Wednesday bowling league results
The Tuesday merchant league, Wednesday morning ladies league, and Wednesday commercial league all continued play this week. The results were as follows:
Thursday, October 25, 2018

THS finishes regular season 3rd in 4A polls
(AP) — Here’s a look at the final regular season IHSA football rankings for all eight classes:
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Taylorville Sacks
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Full steam ahead: Tornado backs gaining momentum
A lot of the attention this season has been heaped on the tremendous passing ability of Brandon Odam and the catching of Justin Wright, Yemi Odugbesan, Jack Kettelkamp, Ethan Mileham, and Blake Donnan.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

4A southern bracket No. 1 seeds and how they faired
Getting a number-one seed in the playoffs should yield a statistical advantage: It allows for a matchup with a 16-seed in round one, either the eight or the nine-seed in round two, a date with four, five, 12, or 13 in the quarterfinals, and it means not having to meet the second-seed until the semifinals.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Odam-to-Wright connection among nation's best
Taylorville’s dynamic duo of Brandon Odam and Justin Wright sit within the top 60 in the nation in the categories of passing yards (Odam) and receiving yards (Wright). Both, though, spent significant time in the top-25 throughout much of the season.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

IHSA contemplating major playoff shift
Rivalries renewed, rivalries anew; the IHSA is considering a shift in the state football playoff system, one that could both rekindle storied matchups now bygone,but also one that could cast a divide between current matchups of intrigue.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Looking ahead to potential round-two matchups
Not to overlook a tough Illinois Valley Central team this week, but the Tornadoes have had their eyes on a deep playoff run all season. To pull that off, they will have to overcome some tough competition in weeks to come.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Taylorville's road to the playoffs littered with Ws
Make it six years in a row for the Tornadoes going to the playoffs after a previous four-year drought under head coach Jeb Odam. Taylorville is 12-19 in 19 years in the postseason.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tornadoes looking to bust IVC Grey Ghosts
The Tornadoes are ready to embody the Ray Parker Jr. song ‘Ghostbusters’ and show, as the lyrics say, that they “ain’t afraid of no ghosts” Friday. Taylorville will host the Grey Ghosts of Illinois Valley Central (IVC) in the opening round of the IHSA 4A playoff.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tornado volleyball makes quick work of Lincoln
An average high school volleyball game takes at least an hour from the playing of the National Anthem until the final point in a two-set contest. On Tuesday, the Tornadoes and Lincoln played two sets in 35 minutes in which Taylorville won 25-11 and 25-10.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

TJHS Tornadoes down Lincoln
Both the seventh and eighth grade junior high Tornado girls basketball teams defeated Lincoln.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Junior high Tornadoes take down Hiltoppers
The TJHS Tornado girls basketball team traveled to Hillsboro on Monday to face off against the junior high Hiltoppers.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Jackson continues to aid in Millikin success
The Millikin volleyball team continued to see success last week as they defeated Elmhurst College 3-1, Cardinal Stritch University 3-1, and the University of Winconsin-River Falls 3-1. Their only loss came against Concordia Wisconsin in five sets.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mon. bowling league results
At the conclusion of play on Monday for the mixed bowling league: CTI Fiber finished in first place, Louis Marsch and Team Whatever were tied for second, Team 8 was in fourth, David R. Fines finished in fifth, Art-Rageous ended in sixth, HSSB finished in seventh, and The 4-Some ended in eighth.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Junior high Tornadoes go 3-1 on Saturday
The junior high Tornadoes combined to go 3-1 on Saturday as the seventh grade squad was defeated by Teutopolis, but turned around and beat Decatur Robertson and the eighth grade team defeated both Teutopolis and Robertson in succession.
Monday, October 22, 2018

Torndoes second at Pawnee Tournament
The Tornadoes had a final run of games in the Pawnee tournament to prepare themselves for regionals this week. Taylorville faced off against 1A contenders in Pawnee and Raymond-Lincolnwood, 2A contenders Auburn, PORTA, and 3A contender Murphysboro.
Monday, October 22, 2018

Chris Cherry fourth overall at regionals
For the first time in three years, Taylorville was hosting the IHSA regional cross country meet Saturday.
Monday, October 22, 2018

Three area teams make playoffs
Taylorville, Pana, and Central A&M all awaited their playoff fates Saturday night with watch parties to view the IHSA Pairing Show for their divisions
Monday, October 22, 2018

Tornadoes rout Civic Memorial for undefeated regular season
Playoff appearance, check. Apollo Conference champs, check. Perfect regular season, check. The Tornadoes crossed off another item on their bucket list Friday when they defeated the Civic Memorial Eagles by a final score of 42-12.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Men's fraternal bowling league results
Thursday’s men’s Fraternal bowling league saw Yard Heating and Cooling tie with Olde Bowl for the top spot; Y-Zoe’s finished in third, Wendy’s was fourth, and a three-way tie finished for fifth with Jandi Services, Lumb Restorations, and T’Ville KC II. T’Ville KC was eighth, CTI Fiber was ninth, Taylorville Moose was 10, Andy’s Market was 11, and Solid 9 Pro Shop finished 12.
Friday, October 19, 2018

TJHS Lady Tornadoes defeat Lincoln Magnet
The Taylorville junior high Tornado girls basketball teams have been on a roll as of late, and the trend continued Thursday with both the seventh and eighth grade teams topping Lincoln Magnet school.
Friday, October 19, 2018

Tornadoes vying for undefeated season Friday
Step one: Make the playoffs, check. Step two: Win the Apollo conference championship, check. Step three: Complete the undefeated regular season, to be determined. Step four: a deep postseason run, to be determined.
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wed. bowling results
Both the Wednesday morning ladies league and the Commercial league continued play yesterday. The results of each were as follows:
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tornadoes sweep Lincoln
Traveling to Lincoln on Tuesday, the Tornadoes had a chance to win the Apollo Conference outright. They were able to get it done with a two-set victory over the Railers, 28-26 and 25-14.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tues. Merchant bowling results
The Tuesday night men’s merchant league was in action once again last night. L. S. Industries finished in first place, Jensens finished second, Olde Bowl was third, Craggs Realtors was fourth, Wells Lawn Care ended in fifth, Martynowski & Blakeman was sixth, The Other Bar finished in seventh, and TCR System rounded out the league in eighth.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

TJHS girls split with Chatham
The seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams faced off against the visiting Chatham Glenwood on Tuesday night. The seventh grade team was victorious 27-24, but the eighth grade team lost by one point, 19-20.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Route 29 Rivals: Taylorville tops Pana in three
Both Taylorville and Pana came into the Monday’s  volleyball contest looking to better themselves with regional play right around the corner. Pana has been on a winning streak, but so have the Tornadoes, and both teams left it all on the court. Despite their different classes, this was a battle between two evenly matched foes, but it was the Tornadoes who edged out a 25-17, 23-25, and 25-18 win over the Panthers.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

THS JV tops MTZ 32-24
The Tornado JV football team returned home on Monday to face off against Mt. Zion.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Meridian edges seventh-grade Tornadoes
The seventh grade Tornadoes traveled to Meridian on Monday to face off against the Hawks. Both teams played a solid game, but it was the Hawks who edged out the Tornadoes for a 25-24 victory.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

THS 2nd, Pana third at Pana Fresh/Soph Invite
The Taylorville JV finished second at the Pana Fresh/Soph Invite on Saturday, while the host Panthers finished third.
Monday, October 15, 2018

Goodman, Howard run at IESA State meet
Two TJHS Tornado cross country runners competed at Maxwell Park in Bloomington on Saturday. The Tornadoes are an IESA 2A school, putting the races at 11:00 and 11:45.
Monday, October 15, 2018

Tornado soccer season comes to a close
The Tornado soccer team’s season came to a close in Springfield on Friday as the Tornadoes fell 7-0 in their regional play in game against Lanphier
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Tornadoes complete Apollo sweep
No doubt about it; the Taylorville Tornadoes are the undisputed Apollo champ. It was an unconventional win Friday, but in a rivalry game, with the weather spitting, and added pressure from a TV atmosphere, the Tornadoes will take the victory, even if their two leading receivers combined for one catch and zero yards.
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sweet, sweet senior night!
For the first time since 1992, the Tornado volleyball program can hoist the Apollo Conference trophy. 1992, in fact, was the last season for the Tornadoes in the Apollo Conference before leaving and joining the Central State Eight.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Tornado soccer falls in home finale
The Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs came into Taylorville on Thursday for the final home game for the Tornadoes before their regional, beginning on Friday. The Bulldogs scored seven times in the first half, but were held to just one goal in the second half and topped the Tornadoes 8-0.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Two TJHS XC runners headed to state Saturday
Sixth grader Drake Howard and seventh grader Ella Goodman will run at Maxwell Park in Normal. This is the first time for both of the runners going to state.
Friday, October 12, 2018

TJHS Tornadoes top Williamsville
Both the seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams at TJHS were victorious over Williamsville on Thursday. Seventh grade won 26-12 and eighth grade won 34-1.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Men's Fraternal bowling results
The men’s Fraternal bowling league stayed hotly contested at the end of play on Thursday. Y-Zoe’s and Yard Heating and Cooling finished tied for first, Olde Bowl ended in third, T’Ville KC II finished in fourth, Wendy’s ended in fifth, Jandi Services and Taylorville Moose tied for sixth, Lumb Restorations and CTI Fiber tied for eighth, T’Ville KC finished 10, Andy’s Market ended 11, and Solid 9 Pro Shop was 12.
Friday, October 12, 2018

No. 3 Tornadoes to host rival Braves
”Whenever you get Taylorville and Mt. Zion against each other, no matter what the sport, you might as well throw the records out the window and look at us at 0-0,” said Tornado head coach Jeb Odam.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wednesday bowling league results
Both the Wednesday morning ladies league and the men’s commercial league competed yesterday.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

7th grade Tornadoes top Nokomis
The seventh grade girls basketball team headed to Nokomis on Tuesday to face off against the junior high Redskins. The Tornadoes won 33-6.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Third time's a charm
Taylorville trailed the seaon series 0-2 against the Green Wave going into Tuesday’s matchup that had major conference title implications. The Wave were looking for the hat trick, but the Tornadoes  are a different team than they were earlier this year, and they showed it Tuesday with a three-set win to stay atop the Apollo.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cherry 3rd at Apollo Conference meet
Mt. Zion was the host for the Apollo Conference cross country meet on Tuesday at Scovill Golf Course in Decatur. The Tornado girls finished in seventh and the THS boys were fourth.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tuesday night men's merchant bowling league
The Tuesday men’s merchant league played once again last night. Jensens ended the night in first place, L. S. Industries finished in second, Craggs Realtors in third, Olde Bowl in fourth, The Other Bar and TCR System finished tied for fifth, Wells Lawn Care finished in seventh, and Martynowski & Blakeman ended the night in eighth.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tornado JV volleyball wins hosted tournament
The Taylorville JV Tornadoes won their hosted volleyball tournament on Saturday, remaining perfect on the day as they defeated Central A&M, New Berlin, Lincolnwood, and the Taylorville Freshman to win the tournament.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Monday night mixed bowling results
The Monday night mixed league continued play on Monday and saw CTI Fiber take the solo lead, Team 8 and Louis Marsch finished tied for second, Art-Rageous and David R Fines finished tied for fourth, Team Whatever was sixth, HSSB was seventh, and The 4-Some finished in eighth.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

JV Tornado football edges Green Wave 34-30
The JV Tornadoes were victorious at Mattoon on Monday as they went on to win 34-30.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

JV Tornadoes undefeated in hosted tournament
The THS JV volleyball team was undefeated in their hosted tournament, topping their Freshmen team 25-15 and 25-21 in the championship match.
Monday, October 8, 2018

All-Star bowling league results
The All-Star bowling league was back in action on Saturday. King Pins finished in first place, Team 5 was second, CTI Fiber and Lady Strikers finished tied for third, Number 6 finished in fifth, and Team 7 finished sixth.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Monster win over Mattoon
TAYLORVILLE — Friday’s gridiron matchup with the Mattoon Green Wave was probably the biggest game of the year for the Tornadoes. It was more than just homecoming, it was a showdown between two of the Apollo’s best.
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Pana to host Volley for the Cure against T'ville
PANA — The Pana Panther Volleyball team will host Volley for the Cure on Monday, October 15 at Pana high school. The Panthers will host Taylorville. The freshman match will begin at five, JV at six, and varsity following those matches. 
Saturday, October 6, 2018

8th grade falls to Effingham
EFFINGHAM — The eighth grade girls basketball team traveled to Effingham on Thursday to face off against Effingham. The Tornadoes were fighting from behind from the beginning and fell 27-16.
Saturday, October 6, 2018

7th grade Tornadoes top Hearts
EFFINGHAM — The seventh grade Tornado girls basketball team headed to Effingham last night to face off against the Hearts. Taylorville came away with the 23-16 victory.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Atop the Apollo
TAYLORVILLE — The Tornadoes are in the midst of probably their toughest three-game stretch. Their first test was against Mahomet-Seymour Thursday, a team that beaten the Tornadoes in three sets at Mahomet.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Local runners to race in Chicago Marathon
CHICAGO — Jessica Miller, Angela Saxe, Juletta Ellis, Craig Deere, and Kyle Anderson will all be competing in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7, in Chicago.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Men's Wed. fraternal bowling league results
TAYLORVILLE — The Thursday night men’s Fraternal league played once again last night. Y-Zoe’s and Yard Heating and Cooling finished tied for first place, Jandi Services and Olde Bowl were tied for third, T’Ville KC II and CTI Fiber were tied for fifth, Wendy’s finished in seventh, Taylorville Moose was eighth, Lumb Restorations was ninth, Andy’s Market tenth, T’Ville KC 11, and Solid 9 Pro Shop 12.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Wednesday morning ladies golf league awards
TAYLORVILLE — The Lakeshore Wednesday Morning Ladies Golf League held their end-of-the-year luncheon on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
Friday, October 5, 2018

THS Soccer drops home contest to Mattoon
TAYLORVILLE — The Tornado soccer team is in its full swing of second contests against their Apollo conference foes, and they faced off against Mattoon last night.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Correction:
In yesterday’s edition of the Breeze-Courier, it was incorrectly reported that Tyler Chesser competed in the THS golf regional. Chesser did not compete; it was Briar Dempsey who competed for the Tornadoes and shot a 100.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tornadoes, Mattoon to clash for Apollo crown
After playing five of their first six games on the road, the third-ranked 4A Tornadoes have a true homecoming this Friday when they host 5A Mattoon in the first of a three-game home stand.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tuesday & Wednesday bowling league results
The Tuesday men’s, Wednesday morning ladies, and the Wednesday men’s league all completed play this week. The results were as follows:
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Taylorville soccer falls 8-0 to Charleston in conference match up
The Tornadoes hosted Charleston on Tuesday in an Apollo Conference matchup. Taylorville played hard and was forcing the Trojans into difficult situations, but a couple of bad bounces led to the Trojans winning 8-0.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tornado boys cross country team ties for first in Jacksonville
The Tornado boys cross country team tied for first place in team scores with 32 at Jacksonville on Tuesday as they competed against Quincy Notre Dame and the host Crimson.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tornado volleyball tops Charleston in two sets, 25-18, 26-24
The Tornadoes have a big series of games this week and into next week with their next three games against Apollo Conference foes. First, the Tornadoes had to handle business in Charleston on Tuesday, and they did so in straight sets by scores of 25-18 and 26-24.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tornado golfer misses sectionals by 1 stroke
The Tornado golf team traveled to Mattoon on Tuesday to play at the Mattoon Country Club for the boys golf regional. The Tornadoes combined for a team score of 384 and had one golfer miss going to sectionals by one stroke.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Pana golf finishes 7th at regional
The Pana Panthers traveled to Timber Lakes Golf Course in Mt. Olive on Tuesday to play in the Mt. Olive regional. The Panthers combined for a team score of 432 which was good enough for seventh place.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

8th grade Tornadoes top Decatur
The eighth grade Tornado girls basketball team faced off against Stephen Decatur on Tuesday. Allowing only six points in the contest, the Tornadoes won 36-6.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

TJHS boys and girls run at Jacksonville
On Saturday, the TJHS cross country team ran at Jacksonville in the Jacksonville Invite. 144 runners competed in the fifth through seventh grade boys race, 126 in the fifth through seventh grade girlls race, 47 in the eighth grade girls, and quite a few in the boys race as well.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Edinburg 2nd at Mohawk Tournament
Edinburg, Morrisonville, and the Taylorville JV squad all competed over the past weekend in the Mohawk volleyball tournament. Edinburg was 2-0 going into Saturday and Morrisonville was 1-2, Taylorville’s JV was 2-0 after Friday’s games going into Saturday as well.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

THS golf holds final tournament of season
15 different schools brought members of their golf teams on Saturday to Lakeshore Golf Course in Taylorville for the Taylorville Invitational.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tornado swimmers compete at Routt Catholic in Jacksonville
On Wednesday, the THS girls swim team went to Illinois College and competed against Jacksonville Routt Catholic. The results were as follows:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Monday night mixed bowling league
A three-way tie at the lead of the Monday night mixed bowling league highlighted play this week. Art-Rageous, CTI-Fiber, and David R Fines all positioned themselves at the to this week. Following them are Team 8 and Louis Marsch tied for fourth, Team Whatever in sixth, HSSB in seventh, and The 4-Some in eighth.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Odam selected to Blue-Grey All-American Bowl
After competing in the Super Combine that was held on June 30 in Philadelphia, Taylorville quarterback got the call on Saturday during the Tornadoes pre-game meal that he was selected to attend the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
Monday, October 1, 2018

Senior night: THS soccer picks up first win this season
The Tornado soccer team picked up its first victory of the season over Decatur Eisenhower by a final score of 7-0.
Monday, October 1, 2018

Tornadoes stay perfect, defeat Explorers 47-14
The Taylorville Tornadoes traveled to Alton on Saturday to face off against the Alton-Marquette Explorers. The Tornadoes were victorious 47-14, only allowing Marquette to score in the third and fourth quarters.
Monday, October 1, 2018

Lady Tornadoes crowned Riverton tourney champs
The Lady Tornado volleyball team took on some stiff competition Friday and Saturday, but they prevailed with a 5-0 record in the Riverton Tournament to be crowned tournament champions Saturday.
Monday, October 1, 2018

Refreshed Tornadoes sweep Hearts
After having a week off, the Tornadoes looked relaxed and like they were having fun on the volleyball court Thursday as they swept the Flaming Hearts of Effingham 25-11 and 25-16.
Friday, September 28, 2018

No. 3 Tornadoes primed for Saturday kickoff
The Taylorville Tornadoes find themselves in an odd predicament this week as they have an extra day of preparation and rest to get ready for Alton-Marquette on Saturday. “We needed the extra day of rest to get our bodies right after playing really hard in the first five weeks and had some things to tighten up,” said head coach Jeb Odam.
Friday, September 28, 2018

Ladies golf leagues wrap up season
The Lakeshore ladies golf leagues concluded their season this week. The results from the final rounds are as follows:
Friday, September 28, 2018

Team Crist Wins Lakeshore Retired Men's League
The Monday Men’s Senior Golf League held their awards banquet on September 24. Team Crist was given 1st place honors out of eight teams.
Friday, September 28, 2018

Fraternal bowling league results
At the end of play on Thursday: Y-Zoe’s and Yard Heating and Cooling finished tied for first, Olde Bowl ended in third, Jandi Services and CTI fiber were tied for fourth, Lumb Restorations and T’Ville KC II finished tied for sixth, T’Ville KC and Wendy’s ended tied for eighth, and Solid 9 Pro Shop, Andy’s Market, and Taylorville Moose all finished tied for 10.
Friday, September 28, 2018

MacArthur Generals topple Tornado soccer 10-0
DECATUR — Taylorville traveled to Decatur MacArthur Wednesday to take on the Generals on the soccer pitch.

Injuries have slimmed the Tornado ranks, and Taylorville entered the contest with only  one substitute. Sean Smith also went down with what was believed to be  a minor injury in the second half, so Taylorville’s eleven were on the field constantly.

“These guys are playing hard all the way through, and that’s not easy when you’re as short handed as we are,” Taylorville Soccer Head Coach Tim Karbach said.

MacArthur was able to jump out to an early lead in the contest as they opened up a 6-0 lead at halftime. Several of the General scores came after Taylorville attacked the net and produced a shot on goal. “We seem to have a problem when we have good offensive motion, we have problems marking up and getting back on defense. That happened to us tonight,” Karbach said of the way the game went.

“We’ve been able to keep a positive attitude, and they’re working hard and improving. It may not show it on the scoreboard, but we’re heading in the right direction,” Karbach concluded of what would be a 10-0 finish.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Wednesday bowling league results
Two different leagues bowled on Wednesday, with the Wednesday morning ladies league and the Wednesday mens commercial league.
Thursday, September 27, 2018

THS cross country celebrates seniors with win
Rain, rain, go away. That’s probably what the Taylorville, Pana, and Sullivan cross country teams were thinking during the early portions of their meet held at the Christian County fairgrounds on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Taylorville third in 4A football poll, Pana 9th in 2A poll
According to the Associated Press, the Taylorville Tornado football team is the third best in the state of Illinois in the 4A bracket, behind only IC Catholic (5-0) at number one and Rochester (4-1) at number two.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Braves beat THS soccer
On Tuesday, the Taylorville soccer team traveled to Mt. Zion to face off against the Braves.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Retired men's golf league results
The Lakeshore Monday Morning Retired Men’s Golf was back on the course this week.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Men's merchant bowling league results
Jensen’s finished in first place at the end of play on Tuesday, TCR System and L. S. Industries finished tied for second, Olde Bowl finished in fourth, The Other Bar and Martynowski and Blakeman finished tied for fifth, and Wells Lawn Care and Craggs Realtors finished tied for seventh.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

THS JV beats Lincoln in overtime
The Taylorville JV Tornadoes hosted the Lincoln Railers on Monday night. It took an extra quarter of play, but the Tornadoes were victorious 20-14.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tornado boys golf takes sixth at Apollo
The Taylorville boys golf team traveled to Effingham to compete in the Apollo Conference tournament. The boys finished sixth with a team score of 380, which was better than Mt. Zion’s 383. Charleston won the tournament with a 299, Mattoon was second with a 331, Lincoln third with a 335, Effingham fourth with a 372, and Mahomet-Seymour was fifth with a 375.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Mixed bowling league scores
Art-Rageous finished tied for first place with CTI Fiber and David R Fines after the recent week of the Monday night mixed bowling league. Louis Marsch finished in fourth, Team 8 and Team Whatever finished tied for fifth, The 4-Some finished in seventh, and HSSB finished in eighth.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

JFL wraps up season with Mt. Zion
The Taylorville JFL teams squared off against Mt. Zion Saturday.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tornado soccer fights hard against Lincolnwood
The Tornadoes hosted Raymond-Lincolnwood on Saturday afternoon for some soccer action. These two teams were supposed to face off earlier in the year, but that game was rained out and moved to Saturday. The Tornadoes were defeated 7-3 on the afternoon.
Monday, September 24, 2018

Taylorville boys 7th, girls run at Springfield Invite
Lincoln Park was host this past weekend for the Springfield High School Invite. The Tornado cross country team competed in the meet, with the varsity boys finishing seventh out of 22 teams and the girls and junior varsity boys broken up into the junior varsity and varsity races.
Monday, September 24, 2018

A&M volleyball finishes 2-2 at Arcola tourney
The Central A&M volleyball team was at Arcola on Saturday, where they went 2-2 by defeating Arcola and Armstrong-Potomac, but falling to Urbana and Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond (ALAH).
Monday, September 24, 2018

Tornadoes start fast, finish strong in Lincoln
LINCOLN — The Tornadoes headed to Lincoln to face off against the Railsplitters on Friday night, a game in which Taylorville defeated Lincoln 43-26.
Saturday, September 22, 2018

THS soccer falls in Mahomet
Friday, September 21, 2018

Tornado volleyball sweeps Lincoln
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School volleyball team hosted Lincoln on Thursday in a match where the Tornadoes won 25-13 and 25-18.
Friday, September 21, 2018

Tornadoes ready to roll vs Railers
The Tornadoes will look to stay undefeated on the season as they travel to Lincoln on Friday.
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tornado golf finishes third Wednesday
Taylorville traveled to Springfield to face off against the Senators and Chatham Gelnwood Wednesday.
Thursday, September 20, 2018

TJHS girls basketball starts strong
Both the seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams started their season off with a victory last night over Jacksonville Turner. The seventh grade won 38-10 and the eighth grade won 20-16.
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wednesday bowling league results
On Wednesday at the Olde Bowl, both the Morning league and the Commercial league were played.
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Lakeshore Ladies golf leagues results
The season is winding down for the Lakeshore ladies leagues, but they were back in action again this week.
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tornadoes battle Braves, prevail in 3 sets
Liz Curtin hit an absolute rocket to go up 20-18 in set three of the Tornadoes’ volleyball matchup with rival Mt. Zion Tuesday night. She smashed another pass to the floor just moments later, and the back-to-back blasts sent the Taylorville crowd into a fever pitch. Those points also galvanized a Tornado team that was looking for a little redemption after losing to the Braves three times last season, including once in a post-season finale.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Monday morning retired men's golf league results
The Lakeshore Monday Morning Retired Men’s Golf League was back in action this week. The results are as follows:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lincoln downs THS soccer
On Tuesday, the Tornado soccer team traveled to Lincoln and faced off in conference play against the Railsplitters.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bulldogs blow past JV Tornadoes
Many of the JV Tornadoes were on the sideline Friday to watch the varsity Tornadoes take down Mahomet-Seymour. Monday night, the JV squad got their chance, but the Bulldogs were too strong and outmatched the Tornadoes 44-0.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday night mixed bowling results
The Olde Bowl hosted the Monday night mixed league on Monday. After all teams had finished last night, CTI-Fiber finished in first, Team 8 ended tied for second with Art-Rageous, David R Fines, and Team Whatever, Louis Marsch ended in sixth, HSSB finished in seventh, and The 4-Some finished in eighth.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hearts' five-goal second half defeats THS soccer
The Tornado soccer team is still vying for its first win after being defeated by Effingham on Saturday by a score of 8-2.
Monday, September 17, 2018

THS, A&M XC run in MacArthur Invite
The Taylorville Tornado and Central A&M Raider cross country teams ran in the MacArthur Invite on Thursday.
Monday, September 17, 2018

TJHS cross country gets first ever invitational win
The Tornado junior high boys and girls competed against 15 other schools on Saturday. The boys picked up the first program win in team history, as they finished first out of 13 teams.
Monday, September 17, 2018

Tornadoes outlast Bulldogs in Apollo bout
MAHOMET — After Friday night’s Taylorville football game against Mahomet-Seymour, Taylorville head coach Jeb Odam related the contest to a boxing match.
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mattoon beats T-ville to stay perfect in Apollo
TAYLORVILLE — Mattoon came into Taylorville undefeated in conference play and left the same way, topping the Tornadoes 25-22 and 25-18.
Friday, September 14, 2018

THS golf victorious on senior night
TAYLORVILLE — The Tornado golf team still has more meets coming up later in the season, but no more at home. The Tornadoes hosted Pana and Effingham St. Anthony for their senior night meet.
Friday, September 14, 2018

Raiders falls to Meridian
MACON — The Meridian Hawks and the Central A&M Raiders faced off on Thursday on the volleyball court. The Hawks were able to win the hard-fought game in straight sets, 25-23 and 29-27.
Friday, September 14, 2018

Tornado soccer falls to Mattoon
MATTOON — The Tornadoes and the Green Wave competed in a soccer match on Thursday. Mattoon would pick up the victory 11-1.
Friday, September 14, 2018

Tornadoes set to battle Bulldogs Friday
The Taylorville football team is gearing up for the first game of a three-game road trip as they prepare to travel to Mahomet-Seymour to take on the Bulldogs Friday night.
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Men's travel bowling league results
The Illini Travel bowling league has once again started their season as the league bowled this past Sunday at the Olde Bowl in Taylorville.
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lakeshore ladies golf leagues results
The Lakeshore ladies golf leagues completed another round of play this week. The results are as follows:
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Robbins runs Taylorville past Rochester
Taylorville’s E.J. Robbins put on an offensive clinic Wednesday night when the eighth-grade JFL Tornadoes hosted the Rochester Rockets under the lights at the new Taylorville High School turf.
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tornado volleyball suffers defeat at Mahomet-Seymour
The Tornado volleyball team looked in control against the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs as they won set one 28-26. The Bulldogs then bounced back and won sets two and three 25-17 and 25-17.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

THS soccer still waiting on first win
The Tornado soccer team is still waiting on its first win after losing on Tuesday to the Charleston Trojans, by a final score of 7-0.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tornado golf picks up second straight win
After winning their match at home on Monday, the Tornado golf team continued its winning ways Tuesday, topping Mt. Zion, Effingham, and Shelbyville.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tornado golf picks up first match victory
The Taylorville golf team was at Lakeshore Golf Course on Monday to play against Maroa-Forsyth and Meridian.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Men's golf league results
The Lakeshore Monday Morning Retired Men’s Golf League completed another round of play this week.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

THS soccer drops road contest to Lutheran
The Taylorville soccer team traveled to Springfield to face off against the Lutheran Crusaders on Monday. Still coming off of the wet conditions of the weekend, the Tornadoes lost 7-0.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Taylorville JFL goes 3-1 Sat.
The JFL Tornadoes were 3-1 over the weekend as fifth, sixth, and seventh grade were victorious on Saturday. The fifth grade won 35-12, sixth grade won 8-6, seventh grade won 14-0, and the eighth grade lost 28-0.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

THS boys shoot 384 in rain shortened tournament
The Tornado boys golf team combined to shoot a 384 team score in the Mattoon Invitational tournament. In what was supposed to be a two day tournament, rain shortened it down to just one.
Monday, September 10, 2018

Purple Raiders outpace JV Tornadoes 55-6
It took just 12 seconds for the Bloomington Purple Raiders to open up a 6-0 lead over the JV Tornadoes Saturday afternoon. It was an off-tackle run that went for 55 yards and the score on the Raiders’ first play from scrimmage.
Monday, September 10, 2018

Tornadoes topple Trojans on senior night
TAYLORVILLE — The Tornadoes hosted the Charleston Trojans in their home debut Friday; also, despite being the first home game, it was senior night for the Tornadoes.
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Lakeshore ladies golf leagues results
TAYLORVILLE — The Lakeshore ladies golf leagues teed off for another round this week. The results were as follow:
Friday, September 7, 2018

Taylorville soccer gives up early lead to FBCA
TAYLORVILLE — The Tornado soccer team had the lead early in the first half, but would give up four goals to Faith Bible Christian Academy (FBCA) to fall 4-1 at home.
Friday, September 7, 2018

Tornadoes stay perfect in conference play
TAYLORVILLE — The Tornado volleyball team took on the visiting Charleston Trojans at home on Thursday. It may have taken extra points in the second set, but the Tornadoes were able to remain at 2-0 in the conference, sweeping the Trojans 25-19 and 26-24.
Friday, September 7, 2018

THS hosts first cross country meet of season
TAYLORVILLE — The Tornado cross country team hosted Lincoln, Auburn, and Pana on Thursday in what proved to be a very nice night to run. Although it had rained earlier in the day, the course was beautiful and the weather had a breeze for the runners to enjoy.
Friday, September 7, 2018

Tornadoes ready for Charleston on Senior Night
Despite topping the Trojans 55-20 a year ago, the Tornadoes are not expecting an easy matchup Friday night when they host Charleston in their home opener in a contest that also happens to be senior night for Taylorville.
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Brandon Odam named Chicago Bears player of the week
After throwing for 559 yards and five touchdowns in a 64-20 victory over Effingham, Brandon Odam has been named as the Chicago Bears Player of the Week for week two.
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Tornadoes, Panthers move up in rankings
The Taylorville Tornadoes and Pana Panthers remain in the top-10 polls of their respective class rankings.
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Davis medals, THS hosts Auburn and Litchfield
Tyler Davis medaled for the Tornado golf team on Tuesday at their home course of Lakeshore, shooting a round of 38 on the par-36 front nine.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tornadoes open Apollo play with win over Effingham
Taylorville volleyball started perfect in conference play on Tuesday, as they defeating the Effingham Flaming Hearts 25-23, 22-25, and 25-20 to improve their record to 6-2 on the year.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

THS soccer falls to MTZ
The Tornado soccer team hosted their rival Mt. Zion on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Second half propels JV Tornadoes over Effingham
Labor Day may be a day off of school for most, but the Tornadoes and the Hearts faced off in JV football in Taylorville. The Tornadoes won 13-8, but it was by no means an easy win.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Taylorville JFL goes 2-2 Sat.
The JFL Tornadoes had to travel to Marion on a hot Saturday afternoon this past weekend. The fifth and sixth-grade teams both won, and the seventh and eighth-grade teams lost.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

THS volleyball finishes 2nd at Mattoon, Pana 3rd
Mattoon hosted an eight-team tournament on Saturday, in which the host Green Wave won, Taylorville finished second, and Pana finished in third.
Monday, September 3, 2018

Tornado soccer falls in close game
On Saturday, the Tornadoes took on the North Mac Panthers in soccer. The Panthers would go on to win 3-0, but the Tornado defense would work hard.
Monday, September 3, 2018

Tornadoes, Panthers, and Raiders run in Rochester
The Taylorville, Pana, and Central A&M boys and Taylorville and Pana girls cross country teams all ran on Saturday at the Rochester Invite at the park.
Monday, September 3, 2018

New year, new result, and new records
A pick-six within the first minute of the game is nothing that any team wants to happen to them to open a football game. It’s even worse when there is such an important game on the line such as the Tornadoes and the Effingham Flaming Hearts.
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Lakeshore ladies league results
The ladies league at Lakeshore Golf Course played on Tuesday morning, but were rained out on Wednesday.
Friday, August 31, 2018

THS football squares off against Effingham tonight
The Tornadoes hit the road tonight to face off against the Effingham Flaming Hearts in Apollo Conference action.
Friday, August 31, 2018

Rivalry renewed: Tornadoes fall short to Rockets
After dropping set one 25-21, the Tornadoes came back and were victorious in set two 25-21. Set three was a bombshell as the Tornadoes were up 16-11, but the Rockets fought back to eventually tie the game at 23 and then win set three 25-23.
Friday, August 31, 2018

First half woes against Williamsville drops Tornadoes
The Tornadoes gave up a big first half to the Williamsville Bullets which hurt the Tornadoes and dropped them to 0-3 in the Four Corners Classic this season.
Friday, August 31, 2018

THS soccer falls to 0-2 in Four Corners Classic
After a tough fought game on Monday, the Tornado soccer team played against Pleasant Plains on Wednesday as they continued the Four Corners Classic tournament there. The Tornadoes once again played hard, but were bested by Plains 7-0.
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tornado freshman football tops Clinton
On Saturday, the freshman football team traveled to Clinton for their first game of the year. The Tornadoes won the game 36-0.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Davis medals for THS golf in Litchfield
A challenging golf course combined with tough conditions on Tuesday made for a rough afternoon of golf for the Taylorville Tornadoes as they faced off against the host Litchfield Panthers, Vandalia, and Raymond-Lincolnwood. The Lancers won the afternoon as they shot a 164, Litchfield had a 180, Vandalia shot a 185, and Taylorville finished with a 186.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

JFL results from Saturday
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ladies golf leagues results from last week
The Lakeshore Tuesday and Wednesday morning ladies golf leagues were in action last week. Results are as follows:
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tornado soccer allows five second half goals in loss
Originally being placed in the Riverton bracket of the Four Corners Tournament, the Tornadoes learned two weeks ago that their bracket had been changed, and they would be moved to the Williamsville bracket.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monday Morning Retired Men's Golf League results
The results for the Lakeshore Monday Morning Retired Men’s Golf League were as follows:
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

JV Tornadoes cruise past Mt. Vernon 40-14
Saturday's junior varsity football game was the first official contest on the new turf, and the Tornadoes broke in the playing surface with an impressive performance as they downed the visiting Mt. Vernon Rams 40-14.
Monday, August 27, 2018

Tornado soccer falls to St. Teresa
The Taylorville Tornadoes traveled to Decatur to face off against the St. Teresa Bulldogs.
Monday, August 27, 2018

Tornadoes top Rams 20-8
MT. VERNON — Taylorville made the long drive down to Mt. Vernon on Friday night for some non-conference action to open the 2018 football season. After all of the rain Friday, the Tornadoes had to control the football and battle not only the Rams, but a soggy and wet field also.
Saturday, August 25, 2018

THS golf battles in Chatham tough teams
CHATHAM — The Tornadoes faced off against Sacred-Heart Griffin, Jacksonville, and the hosting Chatham Glenwood at Panther Creek golf course in Chatham on Thursday. The Tornadoes placed fourth out of the teams, falling eight strokes behind third place.
Saturday, August 25, 2018

Rt. 29 Rivalry: Christer's five goals lifts Pana over Taylorville
PANA — It was a familiar scene on the soccer field last night when Pana hosted Taylorville in the Route 29 Rivalry game. Pana was up 4-0 over the Tornadoes with 13 minutes remaining in the first half on Thursday night; last year, the Panthers were also up 4-0 against Taylorville in the first half.
Friday, August 24, 2018

Tornadoes finish with 6 straight points, sweep Rams
SHELBYVILLE — Down 24-20, it looked like the Shelbyville Rams were going to force the Tornado volleyball team to a third set Thursday night. Taylorville head coach Kim Peabody called a timeout with the score 24-21, though, and the Tornadoes rallied for a hugely impressive win. “I knew that if we went to a third set, then we would be okay, but I didn’t want to go to a third set,” she said.
Friday, August 24, 2018

Lady Tornadoes host FUNdamental camp
The Lady Tornadoes hosted a fundamental basketball camp during the week of August sixth through the tenth for third through eighth grade girls.
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Taylorville, Pana football crack AP Top 10
Both the Taylorville Tornadoes and the Pana Panthers broke into the AP Top 10 before the first week of football kicks off on Friday night.
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tornadoes gearing up for Mt. Vernon
The Tornadoes are getting ready to travel down to Mt. Vernon on Friday to take on the Rams in non-conference action.
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Monday morning retired men's golf league results
The Monday morning retired men’s golf league was back on the course this week for another round of play. The results are as follows:
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tornado golfers 8th in Champaign
The Tornadoes were once again on the road and traveled all of the way to Champaign to play on the University of Illinois Orange Course Monday.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd undergoes surgery on right hand
Despite impressive preseason numbers, the Chicago Bears will enter the regular season no more certain about their pass rush than when they opened training camp due to an injury to linebacker Leonard Floyd.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Taylorville JFL scores from Charleston
The JFL Tornadoes traveled to Charleston this past Saturday for some JFL action.
Monday, August 20, 2018

Taylorville junior high XC competes at Clinton
The junior high Tornado cross country team traveled to Clinton on Saturday for the Clinton Invitational. The results were as follows:

For the girls varsity race: Ella Goodman ran a time of 14:40 for ninth place, Alyvia McCollough ran a 15:29 to finish 17, Hallie Smith had a 15:46 to finish 19, Ella Moreland ran a 15:51 to finish 20, Sophie Ward ran a 16:15 to finish 27, and Anna Goodman ran a 16:25 to finish 30.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Purple & Gold: Week zero in the books
“I’m glad we can get this done now, and that we can introduce the kids to what it’s like on a home game. They get to run through the tunnel and they get their first experience on the field in front of their family,” said head coach Jeb Odam.
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Tornado golfers compete in Lincoln Scramble
The Tornadoes traveled to Lincoln on Thursday to play in the Lincoln Scramble.
Friday, August 17, 2018













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