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home : sports : taylorville October 22, 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

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

Wednesday bowling league results
Both the Wednesday morning ladies league and the men’s commercial league competed yesterday.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ladies golf leagues results
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday ladies golf leagues competed this week. The results were as follows:
Thursday, August 16, 2018

2018 Tornado sports: a look at key matchups
Tornado fall sports are back, so here’s a look at a couple of key matchups set to shake out in the upcoming seaason
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Taylorville Cross Country looking to start strong in Rochester
The Taylorville cross country team may have lost a lot of their leadership from a year ago, but that isn’t something head coach Steve Walters is too concerned with this year.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018 Taylorville Cheerleading Squad
Taylorville officially hired its new cheerleading coach in the middle of May, and she is familiar to Tornado Nation. Kylie Daley cheered for the Tornadoes when she was in high school and then went on to cheer at Parkland college for one year afterward.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tornado golf relying on experience in 2018
Taylorville’s head coach Nick Gerndt isn’t too worried about the upcoming season despite losing his top golfer and lone state qualifier in Division II signee Miranda Coy, who will be attending McKendree this fall.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Familiar face, new place for THS's Karbach
Many people in the Taylorville community may know Tim Karbach from his days as Pana’s head soccer coach but now they will get to know him more personally as the Tornadoes’ coach this season.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

THS volleyball returns strong senior class
With back-to-back regional championships under her belt, head coach Kim Peabody is looking forward to seeing what her group of experienced seniors can do this year.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Turf completed and ready for the bright lights
On May 8, ground broke and began the long journey that culminated on August 13 with the privately funded turf at Taylorville High School. The football team held the first practice on it on Monday and then the soccer team held its first practice on it on Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018 Tornado Dance Team
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tornado football eager to build on success of 2017 season
Another year and another opportunity for head coach Jeb Odam to lead the Tornado football team back to the playoffs.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Monday morning retired golf league results
The Monday Morning Retired Golf League at Lakeshore Golf Course continued to play through the heat on Monday, with hopes that the heat will break soon for them.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tornado football breaks in new field turf
The Taylorville football program got the opportunity to christen the new turf on Monday as they held an open practice.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Local drivers do well at Coles County
One Taylorville driver and a Nokomis driver showed their skills at the Coles County Dragway over the weekend.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Taylorville baseball alumni returned to the diamond Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — Not 15 minutes into the festivities Saturday, and many of Taylorville baseball’s alumni players were feeling the strain of their post high school years. There were more than a few quips about sore joints and tight muscles, probably even more so today, but it’s a small price to pay to be able to step back in the box and swing the bat again.
Monday, August 13, 2018

Taylorville JFL season in full swing against Mt. Vernon
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville JFL Tornadoes kicked off their season with their first games on Saturday against the visiting Mt. Vernon squad.
Monday, August 13, 2018

Sutton set to run in Berlin Marathon
TAYLORVILLE — Chad Sutton has ran in almost every major marathon in the United States, from Chicago, to New York  and Boston.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Ladies' golf leagues results
The Lakeshore ladies’ golf leagues completed another round of play this week. The results were as follows:
Thursday, August 9, 2018

THS baseball holding alumni game Saturday
The Taylorville baseball team will hold an alumni game in Taylorville on Saturday, August 11 at 5:30 p.m. This will now be the second year in a row that the Tornadoes are hosting an alumni game. Last  year’s game featured about 30 players from as far back as the 1970’s and was the first alumni game held under head coach Brian Sample who said he wanted to build the tradition.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Monday morning retired mens golf league results
The Monday morning men’s golf league beat the heat and were able to get out and play golf after having last week off due to rain.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Local swimmers compete in state All-star meet
Eleven swimmers from the Taylorville Swim Team competed at the Illinois State All-stars Championship Meet on Saturday in Effingham, which featured the top swimmers from Illinois’ five conferences.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tornado Open wraps up weekend of fundraising
Dinner on Friday night with a silent auction and then a full day of golfing on Saturday saw the conclusion of the 26th annual Tornado Open.
Monday, August 6, 2018

Local swimmers compete in All-Star swim meet
11 swimmers from the Taylorville Swim Team competed at the Conference All-Star meet on Saturday in Effingham.
Monday, August 6, 2018

Bowling league meetings to happen soon
The Olde Bowl bowling leagues have their meeting dates set for August with most of the league beginning later this month.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Taylorville High School dance team shines at UDA Camp
The THS dance team was at the University of Illinois July 27 through July 30 for the UDA Dance Camp. The team brought home a Superior Champion Trophy, Drill Down Queen honors, a coaches award, a blue ribbon for their home routine, 34 different blue ribbons for dances learned and performed at the camp, and both the regular and super spirit stick.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ladies golf leagues results
The Lakeshore ladies golf leagues were back on the course for another week of play. The results were as follows:
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Tornado Open set for this weekend
The 26th annual Tornado Open will take place on Saturday, August 4, with tee times at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Once again this year, there will be a dinner on Friday, August 3, but this year it will be held at Lakeshore Golf Course.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Christian County Fair Demolition Derby results
The final fair event always showcases the Demolition Derby, and this year was no disappointment. Being put on by Shaner Promotions this year, the fun and excitement of t-shirts being thrown into the stands and the demolition on the track brought excitement for all in attendance.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ladies League golf results
On July 18, the game of the week was “Norma Boda Handicap.” Kim DeMichiel was the winner while Helen Summers and Pam Peabody tied for second.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Cocagne, Coy win rain-shortened City Tournament
Chase Cocagne and Miranda Coy took home first place in the men’s and women’s Championship flights of the City Golf Tournament at Lakeshore Golf Course. After a gorgeous day of golf on Saturday, the tournament looked to continue on Sunday, but was prevented by rain.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Tornadoes take on Titans in summer football finale
TAYLORVILLE — “Seven-on-seven is mostly for the receivers, and us defensive coaches don’t always get a change to test our guys, so this awesome,” Taylorville Defensive Coordinator Lee Mateer said Friday. He was referencing a joint practice between Taylorville and the visiting Chatham Glenwood Titans.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Loud and Proud:Truck pulls put on a show
TAYLORVILLE — Another gorgeous night of weather produced a good turnout on Friday night for the Christian County Fair truck pulls. With the track looking in prime condition thanks to the cool temperatures and the tractor pulls the night before, those in attendance got to see a good show out of all five divisions of trucks.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Christian County Fair ITPA tractor pulls results
TAYLORVILLE — For the first time in three years the weather at the Christian County Fair was cooperative enough to allow the ITPA Tractor Pulls to run. With a nice calm evening with a slight breeze, the tractors put on a show for those in attendance.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Taylorville swimmers named to All Star team
TAYLORVILLE — 10 Taylorville Swim Team swimmers were honored with an invitation to the Mid State Conference All Star team.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Tornadoes continue their seven-on-seven summer
The Tornadoes continued their summer program with a seven-on-seven night in Monticello on Wednesday with three games against the host Monticello, St. Teresa, and Champaign-Urbana. With a different format than their previous seven-on-seven’s, the Tornadoes spent eight continuous minutes on offense and then eight continuous minutes on defense.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Lakeshore ladies golf leagues results
The ladies leagues at Lakeshore golf course were back in action this week. The results were as follows:
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Stock car racing action thrills fairgoers Wednesday
“In the four years I’ve been associated with racing at the Christian County Fair, this was the best racing I’ve seen,” said Track Enterprises’ Adam Mackey of Wednesday night’s stock car racing event at the Christian County Fair track. “The racing was great, very clean, and the track was really good.”
Thursday, July 26, 2018















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