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home : sports : central a&m December 16, 2018

Defense lifts CAM over Okaw Valley
FINDLAY — Not only did the Central A&M Raiders show off their prolific offense on Friday night, but they also displayed solid defense in their 69-41 victory over Okaw Valley.
Saturday, December 15, 2018


3rd quarter lifts CAM over Tuscola
The Central A&M Raider girls hosted CIC foe Tuscola on Monday night.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

First-half the difference in CAM loss
The Central A&M girls allowed the Mt. Zion Braves to score 40 points in the first half of their loss on Saturday, with the final of 67-48.
Monday, December 10, 2018

CAM girls finish off Clinton in CIC clash
The Central A&M Raiders hosted Clinton on Thursday night. The Raiders led for a majority of the game, and were able to hang onto their lead through the end to win 49-47.
Friday, December 7, 2018

CAM vying for Macon tourney title
The Central A&M boys will play in the Macon County tournament championship game tonight after defeating Warrensburg-Latham 57-51 in Thursday’s contest.
Friday, December 7, 2018

Raider girls roll past Monticello
The Central A&M Raider girls were at home on Monday, where they faced off against the Monticello Sages. The Raiders took the lead from the start and never looked back, winning 40-31.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lady Raiders capitalize on big 3rd, beat Hawks
The Central A&M Raiders were on the road Thursday, but didn’t have very far to go as they were up the road against the Macon-Meridian Hawks. The Raiders got off to a slow start, but outscored the Hawks by 19 in the third quarter to win 63-35.
Friday, November 30, 2018

Panthers, Raiders open boys basketball season
It was a rivalry renewed on the basketball court Tuesday night as the Central A&M Raiders and the Pana Panthers kicked off their seasons
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pana finishes 5th in hosted tournament, CAM 4th
The Pana Panthers and Central A&M Raiders wrapped up play in the Pana Thanksgiving tournament on Saturday with Pana winning fifth place and Central A&M falling in the third place game to finish fourth. Pana won 55-35 and CAM lost 50-30.
Monday, November 26, 2018

Lady Raiders earn home win over A-O
The Raider girls basketball team held its first home game of the season on Tuesday night against the Argenta-Oreana Bombers. The Raiders picked up the win 64-22.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Central A&M hands Pana first loss of season Saturday
After losing their first game on Friday night to Williamsville, the Central A&M Raiders were out to make it their only loss of the weekend. They did just that, defeating St. Elmo/Brownstown in the morning session and then topping Pana in the nightcap; Pana topped Williamsville in the afternoon session.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Lady Raiders fall in overtime, Pana continues to roll
PANA — The Pana Panthers are playing host to some good girls basketball at their annual Thanksgiving Tournament, which started Friday night. Hosting eighth teams across two gyms on Friday, the action featured both Central A&M and Pana.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lady Raiders return talented core for 18-19 season
MOWEAQUA —  The Central A&M Raiders have already started the season with a 1-0 mark. It was just the first small step in what head coach Tom Dooley thinks could be another big year for his program.
Friday, November 16, 2018

A &M Raider boys have weapons for deep playoff run
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders made it to the Super-Sectionals last season, the first time since the 2006-2007 season. A 74-61 loss in that game to Goreville ended the Raider run a year ago. This year, the Raiders return four starters and are ready for another deep run.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Odam, Paradee named All-State
Taylorville quarterback Brandon Odam and Central A&M wide receiver Jacob Parade were named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) All-State teams this year.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Raider defense shines in season opener
Starting 1-0 always sets a nice tone for the season; picking up where the team left off a year ago is even better.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Three Raider volleyball players named all-conference
Three Central A&M volleyball players were named to the CIC all-conference team for volleyball this season. Junior setter Allie Dunn was named to the second-team, and so also was senior libero Channing Collins; junior middle hitter Channing Reed was given an honorable mention.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Raiders' round four potential matchups
November football is back at Central A&M for the first time since 2001. Advancing to the semifinals won’t be an easy task, but as usual, we can take a look at what may come for the Raiders. In the other quarterfinal matchup in the 1A South bracket, Camp Point (Central) and Concord (Triopia) kickoff at 1:00 on Saturday.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Central A&M looking to rebuild tradition, return to semifinals
For the first time since 2001, which was head coach Brent Weakly’s senior year, November quarterfinal football has returned to Moweaqua this year. The Raiders will face off against the Argenta-Oreana Bombers on Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 1:30 in the afternoon.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

No upset needed: CAM moves on to round three
On Saturday, Central A&M advanced to the quarterfinals in 1A for the first time since 2009 with a 27-0 victory over Edwards County.
Monday, November 5, 2018

What could be next for A&M?
As Central A&M gears up to face off against Albion (Edwards County) on Saturday, it provides us with an opportunity to look ahead if the Raiders pass Albion. In the other matchup, the top-seed Argenta-Oreana takes on the number-eight seed Fisher.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A&M at Edwards County: Upset pals face off in round two
After A&M upset 1A fourth-seed Bridgeport 48-40 and Albion toppled the fifth-seeded Madison, 7-0, the number-12 and the number-13 seeds will now face off against each other on Saturday in Albion.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CAM pulls off upset, beats No. 10 Red Hill
Facing fourth down and four yards to go with 1:54 left on the clock, head coach Brent Weakley sent out the punt team on the field. Giving the ball back to Red Hill with 1:45 left in the game to the prolific offense was dangerous, but a Gannon Gaither pass was intercepted by Cord Fenton on the A&M sideline which iced the game for the Raiders.
Monday, October 29, 2018

A&M volleyball season comes to a close
The Central A&M Raiders faced off against Cerro Gordo on Tuesday night in the regional semifinals. The Broncos were able to get the better of the Raiders and won 25-23 and 25-15.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Paradee 12th nationally in receiving yards
After spending a number of weeks in the top-five of the nation’s best receivers, Jacob Paradee finished the year number 12 on the Max Preps receiving yards list with 1,282 yards. Paradee averaged 142.2 yards per game to reach the milestone and had one of the fewest reception numbers with 66.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Central A&M's road to the playoffs
The Central A&M Raiders have once again made the playoffs, and this time for back-to-back years.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Raiders on to the first round
The near two-and-a-half hour trip southeast to Bridgeport, Illinois to face off against Red Hill is going to seem daunting for the Central A&M Raiders this coming Saturday. Red Hill, the number-four seed in the South bracket of the IHSA 1A playoffs, comes into this Saturday’s contest with an 8-1 record; their only loss came in a week-four matchup against the number-two seed in the South bracket of the IHSA 4A playoffs, a 9-0 Paris team.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A&M, Pana run at Carlinville
Both the Central A&M boys and girls teams advanced from the Carlinville regional on Saturday for the first time in over 12 years. Pana was also in attendance at the regional, finishing 11th in the boys race and ninth in the girls race; the Panther’s season has come to a close as no one advanced to the next round.
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

A&M beats Sullivan, grabs playoff spot
Winning on senior night? Special. Winning on senior night and getting a shutout? Amazing. Winning on senior night, getting a shutout, and securing a spot in the playoffs? Priceless.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Warrensburg bests A&M in three sets
Braelynn Barnes, Channing Collins, Rylee Dixon, and Allie Dunn were all honored for the Raiders on Thursday night as they took on the Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals on their senior night. The Raiders pushed the Cardinals to three sets, but ultimately lost with scores of 22-25, 27-25, and 15-25.
Friday, October 19, 2018

Raiders are playoff eligible
On Friday, the Central A&M Raiders clinched playoff eligibility with their fifth win coming at home against the Meridian Hawks by a final score of 35-13.
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Panthers, Raiders run at Carlinville
The Pana Panthers and Central A&M Raiders ran in the Carlinville Invitational. The Raiders finished in seventh during the boys race and sixth in the girls race; Pana was 11 in the girls race and didn’t have enough boys to race as a team.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Central A&M volleyball tames LSA Lions
The Central A&M Raider volleyball team faced off against non-conference opponent Decatur LSA on Monday. Depite not having class due to Columbus Day, the Raiders played fast and used their offense effectively, sweeping the Lions 25-20 and 25-14.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Central A&M Raiders edge past the Clinton Maroons 31-23
CLINTON —  After a shutout victory over Shelbyville last week, the Central A&M Raiders kept the momentum going Friday when they picked up a win over the Clinton Maroons by a final score of 31-23.
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Raiders swat Sullivan
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders picked up a big home win over Sullivan on Thursday with scores of 25-17 and 25-17.
Friday, October 5, 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

Central A&M football blanks Shelbyville on Homecoming
“Coach told us that the playoffs start today. We basically need to win out from here to make the playoffs,” said junior wide receiver Jacob Paradee.

Not only were the Raiders able to win their homecoming game and get back to .500, but they were able to do so in dominating fashion winning 41-0.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Raider cross country runs at Monticello
The Central A&M cross county team competed against six other teams on Thursday as they traveled to Monticello for their invite.
Friday, September 28, 2018

Raider XC hosts Bement
The Central A&M Raiders hosted Bement on Monday for the Raiders’ only home meet of the season. The Raider boys won as Bement only had four runners and neither of the girls teams had enough runners to count as a team.
Tuesday, September 25, 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

A&M falls to St. T in offensive showcase
MOWEAQUA — Scoring no less than 50 in each of their previous three games, the Bulldogs of St. Teresa came into Moweaqua against a stout Central A&M defense. Once again, though, the streak for St. Teresa continued as they scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to win 63-27.
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bobcats beat A&M volleyball
The Central A&M volleyball team is still looking to turn their young season around after a 18-25 and 24-26 loss to the CHBC Bobcats on Monday. With the loss, the Raiders move to 5-9 on the season, with plenty of chances left to swing back in the positive numbers.
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













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