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Area collegiate athletes learning to deal with life without football
TAYLORVILLE — While the sports world has been hit hard by the outbreak of COVID-19, high school and collegiate athletes arguably have been affected the most. These athletes have to fill their would-be practice time with at-home workouts and, with the inability to meet with their whole teams, these athletes have had to come up with creative ways to hold meetings.
Thursday, April 2, 2020


Bergschneider earns AP All-State honorable mention
TAYLORVILLE — Jase Bergschneider finished his career at Taylorville High School with four scoring records: most career points, most points in a single season, most points in a single game, and career scoring average.
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Road to recovery: THS senior hopeful seasons resume
TAYLORVILLE — From Jacob deGrom to Adam Wainwright, Stephen Strasburg to now Chris Sale, Major League Baseball has seen its fair share of pitchers have Tommy John surgery. Tommy John surgery, known in the medical world as ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction surgery, takes a ligament and replaces the torn or heavily damaged one in the elbow; the ulnar collateral ligament is on the pinky side of the arm.
Friday, March 20, 2020

Tuesday men's Merchant bowling league results
The Tuesday night men’s Merchant bowling league hit the Olde Bowl lanes on Tuesday night. Olde Bowl finished the night in the lead of the league, Martynowski & Blakeman was second, GFI Digital was third, Hatch’s was fourth, Boston Heating and Cooling was fifth, Wells Lawn Care was sixth, and TCR System was seventh.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Bowling league results
The Monday night mixed bowling league was back in action last night and the results were as follows:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

TJHS 7th-grade volleyball headed to State
It had been twenty years since the TJHS volleyball team hung a sectional banner, but that all changed Monday night after the 7th-grade Tornadoes beat Mahomet-Seymour in straight sets to bring home the hardware and earn a trip to the state tournament.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tornadoes compete at Indoor Apollo Conference meet
Just a little less than 20 days away from Taylorville’s first outdoor track meet, the Apollo Conference Indoor meet gave the teams an early chance to see where they stacked up against the rest of the conference. The girls competed in their first meet on Wednesday last week, and the freshman and sophomore boys competed last Tuesday.
Monday, March 9, 2020

Osborns compete in District Swim Meet
TAYLORVILLE — Lily Osborn age 10, of Taylorville, competed in the District Swim Championship this past weekend in Springfield and earned seven podium finishes. Her efforts qualify her for the State Swimming Meet on March 13-15, 2020 in St. John, Indiana.
Friday, March 6, 2020

THS girls compete in first track meet of season
The Taylorville girls track team kicked off its season on Wednesday with its first track meet of the year, as they traveled to Mt. Zion to compete in the Indoor Invitational. “It’s nice to get out of our gym and compete against other teams. We are pretty young this year, but we have a lot of girls who have been working hard in practice, so we will get a good idea of how we stack up right now tonight, and then again on Saturday at our meet here as well,” said Taylorville head coach Steven Keller. The results were as follows:
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Glenwood snipes Taylorville 60-46 in regional play
In a bid to keep their season alive, the Tornado basketball team rattled off two pretty impressive runs in the second half of Tuesday’s regional matchup with the Chatham Glenwood Titans.

First, it was a 10-0 run midway through the third; then it was a 7-0 stretch to open the fourth. The problem was, however, that Taylorville had already fallen behind by 28 points in the wake of an abysmal second quarter, and Glenwood was able to outlast the Purple and Gold rally in a 60-46 victory that sent Taylorville home for the season.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Bowling results
The Tuesday night men’s Merchant bowling league competed once again last night. The results were as follows:

Olde Bowl finished play in first, GFI Digital and Martynowski & Blakeman were tied for second, Boston Heating and Cooling was fourth, Hatch’s was fifth, Wells Lawn Care was sixth, and TCR System was seventh.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

7th grade Tornadoes win Regional title
The seventh grade Tornado volleyball team won its Regional on Monday as they defeated Effingham in two sets, 25-6 and 25-11. The team will have to wait until Thursday to find out who they play, as the Mahomet-Seymour Regional won’t wrap up until then.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Taylorville City Council honors Jase Bergschneider
Mayor Bruce Barry and the Taylorville City Council honored Jase Bergschneider at Monday night’s council meeting. Bergschneider recently surpassed Bill Ridley as Taylorville Basektball’s all-time scoring leader.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

TYS has successful weekend at Maroa, Athens
The TYS fifth grade boys basketball team finished its season at the Athens tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The Tornadoes finished second in the tournament as they fell in the championship game to a Big Time club team 45-20.
Monday, March 2, 2020

Effingham outlasts Bergschneider's 35-point flurry
Taylorville Athletic Director Paul Held has previously said that if there were a Mt. Rushmore of Taylorville basketball, Bill Ridley and Johnny Orr would certainly be featured there.

Already this month, senior Jase Bergschneider bumped Ridley from the top of the school’s all-time scoring list, and, on Friday night, he moved past Orr to capture another coveted scoring record.  Tornado faithful better make room for a fresh face on the mountain.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Bowling league results
The Thursday night men’s Fraternal bowling league was in action last night, and the results were as follows:

Solid 9 Pro Shop finished in first, Yard Heating and Cooling and Olde Bowl tied for second, Eagles was fourth, American Legion and Wendy’s tied for fifth, Jandi Services and T’Ville KC II tied for seventh, T’Ville KC was ninth, AY-Zoes’ was 10, and Lumb Restorations was 11.

Friday, February 28, 2020

THS D locks down Braves in 58-40 win
“I was really impressed with out defense tonight. We held their two best players to less than ten points combined,” Taylorville head coach Ryan Brown said after a 58-40 win over rival Mt. Zion Tuesday night.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tribute set for late Bill Ridley
On February 24, 2020, Adam Vocks and Terry Wright traveled to W.Dundee, Ill., to visit with two legends of Illinois basketball.  Phil and Paul Judson, twin brothers who led the smallest school to ever win an IHSA state basketball title for the  school of 95 students in Hebron, Ill.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Taylorville Junior High volleyball splits with Lincolnwood, Mt. Pulaski
The Taylorville seventh grade volleyball team traveled to Mt. Pulaski on Tuesday and were victorious 25-10 and 25-17.

On Monday, the eighth grade team took on Lincolnwood where the Lancers won 20-25, 25-19, and 25-14.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bowling results
The Monday night mixed bowling league was back on the lanes Monday night. Wells Lawncare finished in first, C.T and CTI Fiber were tied for second, Art-Rageous and HSSB were tied for fourth, Team Whatever was sixth, and Team 9 was seventh.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Late Tornado surge not enough to top Alton
Down 12 going into the fourth quarter on Saturday, the Tornadoes could’ve easily rolled over and allowed Alton to be victorious in their final home game by more than 20. That wasn’t the case, though, as they fought hard until the buzzer, but fell 66-61 in the end.
Monday, February 24, 2020

TJHS eighth grade volleyball tops Stephen Decatur
DECATUR — The eighth grade Tornado volleyball team traveled to Decatur on Thursday for their game against Stephen Decatur. The Tornadoes were victorious in straight sets 25-29 and 25-14.
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Lincoln sours Tornado senior night
TAYLORVILLE — A night that started with a grand celebration of Tornado basketball ultimately turned sour Friday night when the Tornadoes hosted Lincoln in what would turn out be a 72-46 loss to the Railers.
Saturday, February 22, 2020

TJHS 7th grade volley ball tops Stephen Decatur
DECATUR — The seventh grade Tornado volleyball team hit the road on Thursday as they traveled to take on Stephen Decatur. The Tornadoes were victorious in straight sets 25-11 and 25-12.
Friday, February 21, 2020

Bowling league results
The Wednesday morning ladies bowling league and men’s commercial league were in action once again yesterday. The results were as follows:
Thursday, February 20, 2020

First-half woes lead to early exit for Lady Tornadoes
Taylorville was the lone team not in the Mississippi Valley Conference competing in Jerseyville on Tuesday night for the Jerseyville Regional. The Tornadoes had some good looks at the basket in the first half, but weren’t able to score as they trailed 49-6 at halftime.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Bergschneider bounds past Ridley's scoring record
For the better part of 70 years, Bill Ridley’s 1,731 career points for Taylorville basketball stood as the benchmark by which all other Tornadoes were measured. Records, though, as they say, are meant to be broken, and, on Tuesday night, Taylorville senior Jase Bergschneider eclipsed that legendary threshold with a 23-point performance in a 60-38 win over Auburn.

Bergschneider’s 1,742 and counting is now the new gold standard. His approach to the milestone, however, was anything but standard Tuesday night, and the moment itself was definitely golden, almost literally.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Bowling league results
The All-Star bowling league was in action on Saturday and saw Team 5 take the lead with Lady Strikers finishing in second, Number 6 was third, CTI Fiber was fourth, King Pins was fifth, and Team 7 was sixth.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tornado girls basketball wraps regular season at Lincoln
The Tornado girls basketball team had to reschedule their trip to Lincoln twice this season thanks to weather. Saturday was nice enough to get the game in though, as the Tornadoes and the Railers finished out their regular seasons as their respective Regionals begin this week.
Monday, February 17, 2020

Rusher, Angel wrap up seasons at Vandalia Sectional
Gage Rusher and Alex Angel had tough draws coming out of their Regionals into the Vandalia Sectional this past weekend. Both wrestlers needed to go through heavy competition to have a chance to make it to State. Unfortunately, both were defeated in their two matches, but took lessons learned throughout the season and will continue on.

Rusher fell in his match on Friday after heaving an early advantage on points. His opponent picked up a reversal and a three-point near fall late in the match to win 10-9. Saturday’s match saw Rusher fight hard and get out of two early pinning predicaments, but he was pinned in the first round of his match, which ended his season.

Monday, February 17, 2020

7th TJHSVB wins tourney
The seventh grade Tornado volleyball team won the Shelbyville tournament on Saturday. They went 3-0 on the day to get their trophy.
Monday, February 17, 2020

Jase's chase narrows in 76-53 loss to Mahomet-Seymour
Bill Ridley has stood alone atop the Taylorville basketball record books for nearly seven decades as the school’s all-time scoring leader.

In all likelihood, that record will fall this coming week, either Tuesday on the road against Auburn or at home Thursday on senior night against Lincoln.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

7th grade Tornadoes top Mt. Zion
The seventh grade junior high volleyball team took on Mt. Zion on Thursday. The Tornadoes defeated the Braves in straight sets,  25-20 and 25-20.
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Bowling league results
The Thursday night men’s fraternal bowling league was in action last night. Solid 9 Pro Shop finished the night in first, American legion and Eagles were tied for second, Yard Heating and Cooling was fourth, Olde Bowl, Wendy’s, and T’Ville KC II were tied for fifth, Jandi Services was eighth, T’VIlle KC and Y-Zoe’s were tied for ninth, and Lumb Restorations was 11.
Friday, February 14, 2020

XFL re-do better than the original
The XFL part-one wasn’t great. In 2001, an eight-team league partnership between the WWE and NBC wanted to rival the NFL and try to “cash in” on the popularity and success of both football and wrestling at the time.

That first venture did bring innovations and new ways to view the game, including the now popular skycam that has infiltrated the NFL, but the original XFL tied too much into wrestling and “Sports Entertainment” and lacked a focus on the games. The talent also just wasn’t there.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Bergschneider's record 51 leads THS past Mattoon
Jase Bergschneider has been in pursuit of Bill Ridley’s record for career points scored all season, but he picked up a different record on Tuesday night at Mattoon.

Bergschneider exploded for 51 points in a 77-54 win over the Green Wave. In the process, Bergschneider broke Adam Stork’s 1994 record of most points in a single game; Stork had 44 in a game against Springfield High School. Bergschneider finished his night 18-27 from the floor, which included a 7-9 night from three and 8-9 from the free-throw line.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bowling results
The Tuesday men’s Merchant bowling league was in action last night.

Martynowski & Blakeman finished in first, Olde Bowl was second, GFI Digital was third, Boston Heating and Cooling and Hatch’s were tied for fourth, Wells Lawn Care was sixth, and TCR System was seventh.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

TJHS volley-ball beats Lincoln Mag.
The Tornadoes hosted Lincoln Magnet on Tuesday night and were victorious in straight sets 25-18 and 25-8.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mattoon clocks Lady Tornadoes
The Tornado girls basketball team was on the road on Monday as they started their final week of regular season play. Their first stop was in Mattoon.

The Green Wave held the Tornadoes to just seven points in the first quarter and were able to take an early 10-point lead. From there, the Green Wave held on to come away with the 68-38 victory.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bowling league results
The All-Stars, Illini Travel, and Monday night mixed leagues were all in action over the weekend and yesterday. The results were as follows:
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

7th grade Tornado volleyball tops Jacksonville
The seventh grade Tornado volleyball team faced off against Jacksonville on Monday night and were victorious in straight sets 25-18 and 25-9.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tornadoes edge Pana, retain coal miner trophy
Pana brought a 21-3 record to Dolph Stanley Court Saturday night when they squared off against the then 11-12 Tornadoes in a series that has been dubbed the Coal Miners Classic, which is just one game in the broader Route 29 Rivalry.

For a game that is essentially a rivalry within a rivalry, records matter little, and that was certainly the case Saturday as Taylorville clawed their way to a 53-50 win, retaining the coal miners trophy in the process.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Tornadoes top Panthers for Pana Invitational title
The seventh grade Pana Invitational was held on Saturday in Pana, with the Tornadoes taking first and the Panthers were second for the tournament. The results were as follows:
Monday, February 10, 2020

Tornadoes trounce Trojans 67-46 on 2nd quarter surge
TAYLORVILLE — Rhayden Gideon pulled up for a three from the right corner to open the second quarter of Friday’s contest with the Charleston Trojans; seconds later he did it again from the left corner, and the flood gates were open as the Tornadoes would go on to trounce the Trojans 67-46 in a running-clock victory.
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Men's bowling league results
TAYLORVILLE — The Wednesday men’s commercial and Thursday men’s fraternal bowling leagues were in action over the past two days. Their results were as follows:
Friday, February 7, 2020

Taylorville, Pana set to pay tribute to one of strangest games in IHSA history
On February 8, 2020, when the Tornado basketball team hosts long-time rival Pana, the two teams will celebrate not just one of the strangest games in the storied history of the rivalry, but perhaps one of the strangest high school basketball games of all time.
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Lanphier D locks down Lady Tornadoes
Taylorville’s head coach Steve Keller had two keys for his team’s final home game of the season against Lanphier on Tuesday night: Beat their press and take care of the ball.

Unfortunately for the Tornadoes, they weren’t able to do either as the Lions rolled in a 63-18 win.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Bowling league results
The Men’s merchant bowling league was in action last night. The results at the end of play were as follows:
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

7th grade Tornadoes sweep Nokomis
The seventh grade Tornado volleyball team hosted Nokomis on Tuesday night where they won in straight sets, 25-18 and 25-10.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

TJHS 7th grade volleyball falls to Meridian
The Tornado seventh grade “B” team played at Meridian last night. The Tornadoes fell to the Hawks 19-25 and 18-25 on the evening.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tornado girls bowling picks up senior night win
The three Tornado girls bowling seniors, Ashlee Vocks, McKenzie Jacobs, and Lydia Pearson were honored on Monday night before their match against Decatur Eisenhower. The three seniors rolled all three games, and helped the team come away with a 1995-1955 victory.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Three pointers fuel T-Town past T-Ville 65-53
Teutopolis connected from deep ten times Saturday night, including five threes from junior guard Jordan Hardiek, as the Wooden Shoes dispatched the Tornadoes by a final of 65-53
Monday, February 3, 2020

8th grade Tornadoes top Pana in three sets
The eighth grade Tornado volleyball team hosted Pana on Thursday night and were victorious 25-15, 24-26, and 25-12.
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Goodmans swim strong at Jacksonville Routt meet
The Taylorville boys swim team faced off against Jacksonville Routt on Monday at Illinois College in Jacksonville. The Tornadoes fell 71-32, but the two swimmers competed well on the night.
Friday, January 31, 2020

Bowling results
The Thursday men’s Fraternal bowling league was in action last night at the Olde Bowl. The results were as follows:
Friday, January 31, 2020

Tornado girls bowling tops Bloomington
The Taylorville girls bowling team hosted Bloomington on Tuesday afternoon as their schedule begins to wrap up for the season. The Tornadoes rolled a 1978 team score to defeat Bloomington, as they rolled a 1775.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Jacksonville edges Taylorville 59-56
Rhayden Gideon caught a pass from Jase Bergschneider in the corner as the Tornadoes trailed 57-54 with less than 20 seconds on the clock in a contest Tuesday night against Jacksonville. Gideon’s three was up and good, but a blown whistle would nullify the points.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

YMCA Predator swimmers compete in Jacksonville
The Christian County YMCA Predators swim team was in action on January 18 against the Quincy Dolphins, the Warren County Waterbugs, the McDonnough County Dolphins, and the Jaxy Sharks. The Predators finished with a team score of 862, and the individual results were as follows:
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Junior high volley-ball sweeps Charleston
The Tornado girls volleyball team swept Charleston on Monday night as the seventh graders were victorious 25-13 and 25-15 while the eighth grade team won 25-14 and 25-15.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

THS girls bowling takes third at Decatur Tri-Ike
The Tornado girls bowling team competed at the Decatur Tri-Ike on Saturday, where they took third place with a 4569 total. The girls rolled games of 654, 753, 692, 686, 831, and 873.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hearts outlast Lady Tornadoes on senior night
The Tornado girls basketball team will still have one more home game next week against Lanphier on February 4, but Monday night was the final home Apollo Conference game of the season for the Tornadoes.

The Flaming Hearts picked up their third conference win of the season as they defeated the Tornadoes 45-37 on the night.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A&M girls split CIC openers
The Central A&M girls were in action on Saturday and Monday as part of the CIC girls tournament. The Raiders fell to Clinton on Saturday 47-37, but were victorious over the host Shelbyville on Monday 80-70 to set up a fifth place game on Wednesday against Warrensburg-Latham.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cox drops 40, Triad trips up Tornadoes 80-59
For about three quarters Saturday night in the championship tilt of the Litchfield Tournament, the duel between Taylorville’s Jase Bergschneider and Triad’s Luke Cox was edge-of-your-seat basketball.
Monday, January 27, 2020

VisionWay splits with Decatur Holy Family
TAYLORVILLE — The VisionWay seventh-grade boys basketball team moved to 9-2 Friday after a 40-17 win over Decatur Holy in their final home game of the season. Kade Beckmier led all scorers with 18, going 6-10 from the floor and 6-6 from the line. He also grabbed three steals and seven rebounds. Finn Niemann chipped in with nine points and six rebounds. Owen Younker and Liam Piatt each scored four points and grabbed three steals.
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tornadoes surge past Panthers
LITCHFIELD — “You can’t let a kid like Bergschneider score 30 points in a game, and 17 in a quarter, and expect to win a ball game. We also had way too many turnovers in the second half and that’s what really hurt us,” said Pana head coach Adam Metzger after the Panthers fell to Taylorville 70-57 in the Litchfield tournament semi-finals on Friday night.
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Rhodes named new THS softball skipper
At last week’s Taylorville School Board meeting, there were a couple of new hirings, one of which was Megan Rhodes who will be the new softball coach for Taylorville High School. Rhodes is currently teaching at the junior high and is also an assistant for the seventh grade volleyball team.
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pana, T-ville to clash in Litchfield semi
Tuesday night saw Pana and Taylorville control their destinies at the Litchfield Tournament where both teams grabbed a big win.  The Panthers won a tough game against Civic Memorial, 75-61, and the Tornadoes breezed past host Litchfield, 69-41.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Havera passes the torch
Carter Sabol (left) became Nokomis’ all-time leading scorer on Tuesday night when he passed Taylorville’s Mike Havera (right).
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Bowling league results
The Tuesday men’s merchant bowling league was in action on Tuesday night. Martynowski & Blakeman finished atop the league at the end of play, Olde Bowl was second, Boston Heating and Cooling was third, Hatch’s was fourth, Wells Lawn Care was fifth, GFI Digital was sixth, and TCR System was seventh.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

THS, Pana win openers in Litchfield Tourney
For the first time in three years, Taylorville and Pana will not face off in pool play of the Litchfield tournament. Two years ago, the Tornadoes and Panthers faced off and last season, it was the Tornado JV team that took on the Panthers. This season, the teams will need to face off in bracket play if they take on one another before their battle for the Coalminers Trophy on February 8 in Taylorville.
Monday, January 20, 2020

Tornado boys bowling wins first Regional
There will be another banner added in the historic Dolph-Stanley gymnasium next season. The Taylorville boys bowling team won its first Regional on Saturday in Jerseyville. The Tornadoes were victorious by 45 points over the hosted Panthers in second place, as the Tornadoes rolled games of 1023, 1000, 996, 1061, 1009, and 933 for a total of 6022.
Monday, January 20, 2020

7th grade Tornadoes win Mt. Pulaski tournament
The seventh grade Tornado volleyball team didn’t drop a single set as part of their Mt. Pulaski tournament victory on Saturday. The Tornadoes defeated Mt. Pulaski 2 25-17 and 25-9, defeated Auburn 25-6 and 25-21, and won the championship match against Mt. Pulaski 1 25-11 and 25-17.
Monday, January 20, 2020

Tornado girls fall to Mt. Zion Thursday
The Tornado girls took on Mt. Zion for the second time this season; their first was early in the year as part of the Taylorville Holiday tournament. The Braves were victorious in the first meeting and also picked up the win in the Thursday’s contest by a final of 48-11.
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Apollo Basketball Standings
The Apollo Conference basketball standings at the close of play on Friday, January 17.
Saturday, January 18, 2020

THS girls bowling defeats Decatur MacArthur
The Taylorville girls bowling team defeated Decatur MacArthur on Thursday when they traveled to Decatur. The Tornadoes rolled a 2231 while the Generals rolled a 2021.
Friday, January 17, 2020

TJHS volley ball splits Thursday
The seventh and eighth-grade TJHS volleyball teams were back in action Thursday night when the seventh-grade team played host to Chatam while the eighth-grade team squared off with Effingham St. Anthony.
Friday, January 17, 2020

Bowling league results
The Men’s fraternal bowling league was in action on Thursday night. The results were as follows:
Friday, January 17, 2020

Tornadoes top Panthers for back-to-back split
After falling to the Panthers just one night before by two pins, the Tornado girls bowling team answered on Tuesday night, as they defeated Pana 2076-1984.
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Successful week for TJHS boys
The Purple and Gold fifth grade basketball teams were in action four times last week. The Purple team was 3-1 over the stretch while the Gold team was 2-2.
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Wolfe drops 33, Hearts outpace Tornadoes 69-53
Most nights, a 24-point performance from Jase Bergschneider and a 19-point night from Rhayden Gideon would be enough to put the Tornadoes in the win column.

On Tuesday, though, Taylorville ran into another dynamic duo when they hosted the Effingham Flaming Hearts in an Apollo Conference showdown.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

THS wrestling earns senior night win over MacArthur
Taylorville Wrestlers were supposed to host a triangular with MacArthur and Litchfield Tuesday night, but it turned into just a dual as Litchfield dropped out at the last minute. It was also senior night for the Torandoes, who would go on to win 42-29 over the Generals.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

TJHS volleyball splits with A&M
The Tornado seventh and eight grade volleyball teams took on Central A&M on Monday night at home. The seventh grade team was victorious over the Raiders 25-10 and 25-7, but the eighth grade fell in three sets 25-14, 26-28, and 17-25.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tornadoes top Trojans
The Tornado girls were on the road on Monday as they headed to Charleston for an Apollo conference matchup. The Tornadoes were able to come away with the win in the end, with a 40-37 final.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tornado bowlers go 1-1 Monday
The Tornado boys picked up another win on Monday afternoon as they defeated Danville 2986-2374, but the girls fell to Pana 2255-2253.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Lady Tornadoes out-rebound Auburn in 43-29 victory
Saturday night, the Lady Tornadoes were hunting for just their fourth win of the season when they hosted the Auburn Trojans. It took a big night on the boards and a stingy defensive effort, but the Tornadoes would ultimately get the W 43-29.
Monday, January 13, 2020

Tornado, Pana girls take second and third at bowling invite
The Taylorville girls bowling team hosted its annual Taylorville Invitational at the Olde Bowl on Saturday. A six-team tournament featuring Hoopeston, Pana, Decatur MacArthur, Decatur Eisenhower, Bloomington, and the Tornadoes saw the Tornadoes finish third with a team score of 4584 behind Pana’s 4713 and Hoopeston’s 5092.
Monday, January 13, 2020

VisionWay sweeps D-W
 TAYLORVILLE — The VCS boys 7th grade team moved to 7-2 Tuesday after defeating Deland-Weldon, 36-26. Kade Beckmier led all scorers with 20 points, going 4-6 from beyond the three-point arc. He also led the team with eight rebounds and five steals. Owen Younker added nine points and Finn Niemann five. Finn and Jude Niemann also helped out with five and four rebounds respectively.
Friday, January 10, 2020

St. Mary falls to Litchfield
TAYLORVILLE — The St. Mary sixth grade girls basketball team moved to 3-1 Wednesday night after an 18-8 loss to Litchfield. Angelina Ippolito scored all eight points for St. Mary on the night.
Friday, January 10, 2020

Glenwood edges Taylorville on the mat, 36-34
TAYLORVILLE — The Tornado wrestling team faced off with Glenwood on Thursday night at home in their third home match of the season. The team fell in a 36-34 final, but Taylorville did come away with a couple of successful individual mathcups.
Friday, January 10, 2020

TJHS volleyball sweeps Teutopolis
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams were once again in action on Thursday, as they hosted Teutopolis. Both teams picked up wins as the seventh graders were victorious 25-9 and 25-13 while the eighth grade won 25-22 and 25-23.
Friday, January 10, 2020

THS bowling rolls past Danville
The Taylorville girls bowling team traveled to Danville on Wednesday. The Tornadoes were victorious 2210-1721. The Tornado boys also squared off against Danville where they won 2683-2574.
Thursday, January 9, 2020

TJHS volleyball tops Effingham
Both the seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams defeated Effingham on Wednesday at home in their opening game. The seventh grade team won 19-25, 25-17, and 25-22 while the eighth grade team swept the night with scores of 25-23 and 25-16.
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Lady Tornadoes suffer zero quarter in loss to Bulldogs
It was an unusual contest at Dolph Stanley Court Wednesday night when the Lady Tornadoes hosted the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs.
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Tornado wrestling splits in Carlinville
The Tornado wrestling team traveled to Carlinville Tuesday night for a Triangular with the Cavaliers and the Decatur Eisenhower Panthers. Taylorville would split on the night, first falling to Eisenhower 36-30 before besting Carlinville 41-27.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Williamsville rallies past Lady Tornadoes
The Taylorville girls were in control on Monday night for a majority of their contest with Williamsville. The Tornadoes got out to an 11-4 lead after the first quarter. The Tornadoes even regained the lead heading into the final frame, but Williamsville outscored the Tornadoes 18-9 in the final quarter to come away with the 42-35 victory.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

TJHS 5th grade boys pick up a trio of wins
The fifth grade Taylorville boys basketball team picked up three wins in their opening tournament on Sunday at the Mt. Zion Shootout. The “A” team won both of the games that they played in, defeating Pleasant Plains 38-13 and beating Rochester 31-15. The “B” team picked up a win over Mt. Zion’s fourth grade team on a final of 27-25.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

THS Boys bowling notches win at Roxana
The Tornado boys bowling team remained undefeated in match play on Monday when they took on Roxana. With the 2940-2629 win on Monday, the Tornadoes moved to 7-0 on the season in match play.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020










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