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home : sports : central a&m November 18, 2019

A&M stays hot, tops Arcola 42-8 to head to semifinals
MOWEAQUA — Jacob Paradee (3 black) makes lays out to make a catch over his back shoulder in the endzone for his second touchdown of the game. Paradee finished with three total touchdowns, two in the air and one on the ground.Breeze-Courier photo/Robert Fagg
MOWEAQUA — Jacob Paradee (3 black) makes lays out to make a catch over his back shoulder in the endzone for his second touchdown of the game. Paradee finished with three total touchdowns, two in the air and one on the ground.
Breeze-Courier photo/Robert Fagg
A lot of emphasis and focus this season has been on Central A&M’s skill players. Guys like Connor Heaton, Connor Hutchins, Jacob Paradee, Hunter Gregory, Brody Barnes, and Brycen Burgener have been putting up big numbers for the Raiders all season. But those guys wouldn’t be successful without the work of their big men up front.
Monday, November 18, 2019

Raiders vs. Riders: New challenge awaits A&M in quarterfinals
Another year, another trip for Central A&M to the quarterfinals of the 1A IHSA playoffs. Last season, the Raider season was ended in the third-round by Argenta-Oreana in a 56-21 loss on their home field. This year, the Raiders are looking to change their fate and advance to the State semifinals.
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Potential semifinal matchups for A&M
For the second year in a row under head coach Brent Weakly, the Central A&M Raiders are back in the quarterfinals of the 1A IHSA playoffs. They have a chance to make the semifinals if they get past Arcola this Saturday, with kickoff at 1:00 p.m. The Raiders will matchup with either Carrollton or Athens in the semifinals, depending on how their contest goes at 3:30 on Saturday in Athens.
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Raiders clock Bunnies to coast into Round 3
“Football is all about momentum” said Central A&M senior running back Connor Hutchins after the Raiders rolled the Fisher Bunnies 69-34 in Saturday’s second round Class 1A playoff contest. “We had the momentum from the first play of the game and that helped us to set the tone for the rest of the day.”
Monday, November 11, 2019

Postseason runs are a familiar territory for Raider hoopsters
MOWEAQUA — Four of the starting skill players on the Central A&M football team have very recently been in this one-and-done scenario before, and they thrived in it. Connor Heaton, Connor Hutchins, Brycen Burgener, and Jacob Paradee all played big roles in the Raiders’ third-place trip to the state basketball tournament a year ago.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

A&M Raiders looking to stay perfect against visiting Bunnies
MOWEAQUA — Central A&M will look to maintain their perfect record Saturday afternoon when they host the visiting Fisher Bunnies at 1:00 p.m. It will be Fisher’s second consecutive appearance in the second round, and, just like a year ago, they will be facing a top-seeded opponent.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Raiders move to 10-0 with win over Ducks
Four of the five 9-0 teams entering the first round of the playoffs were put into the North division of the bracket. As the lone 9-0 team in the South, Central A&M was up against a 5-4 Havana team.
Monday, November 4, 2019

A&M drops regional 'ship to Stew/Stras
Central A&M and Windsor-Stewardson/Strasburg have history with one another. They faced off in the A&M’s third match of the season, where Stew/Stras was victorious in three sets.
Friday, November 1, 2019

Raiders on to title game
The Central A&M Raiders took on the host Cerro Gordo in the Regional semifinal on Wednesday night. The Raiders swept the host 26-24 and 25-17.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

What's next? A look ahead into Round 2
Although Central A&M isn’t looking to round two in the playoffs until they get there after a victory on Saturday. They could either face off against Fisher or Toledo in the second round.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Road to the playoffs: A look back at A&M's undefeated season
With an offense that averaged 44 points per game and a defense that allowed just 11.6 points per game, the Raiders finished out the year with a 9-0 record. A run that began back in August, it’s hard to remember exactly what happened, so let’s take a look back throughout the year.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Top-seeded Raiders take on Havana Saturday in 1A playoff
A quick Google search for Havana football won’t produce too many results. While many schools are prominently featured on MaxPreps for their stats and Roster, but not so with the Ducks.

“We haven’t been to the playoffs since 2012, so I think that lack of information just comes down to our success. We have never really been a football powerhouse, more a basketball school. We also have been a part of a co-op for the past two years and this was our first year removed from that co-op,” said third-year Havana head coach Nick Wright.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Central A&M moves past ALAH
The Central A&M Raiders advanced to the Regional semifinals on Wednesday night with a win over Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond on Tuesday night. The Raiders dropped the first set 19-25, but battled to win the next two sets 25-18 and 25-19.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

CAM/Pana finish XC season at Regional
Although the conditions were less than ideal for a cross county meet at the tail-end of October, the Central A&M and Pana teams competed in their final meets of the year as teams in Shelbyville on Saturday.
Monday, October 28, 2019

IHSA playoff pairings announced
Central A&M, Pana, and Taylorville all made the IHSA playoffs this season as A&M was 9-0, Pana was 8-1, and Taylorville made it with a 5-4 record and 37 playoff points.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Raiders finish season undefeated with 55-14 win
The Central A&M Raiders defeated Sullivan Okaw Valley on Friday night to finish with an undefeated regular season for the first time since 2001. The Raiders also secured the CIC conference championship, the first for A&M since 2010.
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Raiders win final regular season game
The Central A&M Raider volleyball team traveled to Warrensburg-Latham to take on the Cardinals Thursday night. The Raiders were victorious in three sets with scores of 25-18, 21-25, and 25-16.
Friday, October 25, 2019

Bittersweet: A&M volleyball celebrates 8, falls to Auburn on senior night
MOWEAQUA — It was senior night on Tuesday for the Central A&M volleyball team. They honored their eight seniors on the night, but it was a bittersweet farewell as they fell to Auburn 14-25 and 19-25.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Raiders secure CIC title with Senior Night win
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders got their eighth win of the season on Friday night as they hosted Meridian for their Senior Night. The Raiders were victorious 42-12 after they jumped out to a 35-0 lead after the first half.
Saturday, October 19, 2019

CAM volleyball defeats Decatur LSA in three sets
DECATUR — The Central A&M volleyball team took on the Lions of Decatur LSA on Monday. The Raiders won the match in three sets 18-25, 25-18, and 25-22. According to head coach Vanessa Rork, the Raiders were able to purse on the defensive side of things, but she would like to see her team be more crisp on all sides of the ball.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pana's Karbach misses state by one stroke
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Taylorville, Pana, and Central A&M all sent golfers to their respective Sectionals on Monday.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CAM earns conference win over Sullivan
The Central A&M volleyball team was back on the road against Sullivan on Thursday. The Raiders were victorious 25-14 and 25-18. “Scrappy defense and aggressive attacking kept us ahead of Sullivan. Our setters were able to distribute the ball well to all hitters, which was essential to keeping Sullivan guessing,” said head coach Vanessa Rork.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Raiders make playoffs for third year in a row
SHELBYVILLE — For the third season under head coach Brent Weakly, the Central A&M Raiders will play more than nine games during their football season. The Raiders earned this honor on Friday night when they defeated Shelbyville 55-13.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

A&M falls in conference contest
DECATUR — The Central A&M volleyball team traveled to Decatur to take on St. Teresa on Thursday night. According to Raider head coach Vanessa Rork, the bulldogs had solid ball control which led to few earned points for the Raiders. A&M fell 13-25 and 18-25 on Thursday.
Friday, October 4, 2019

Apollo conf. golf results
The Tornado boys and girls competed in the Apollo conference golf match on Monday. Both teams played 18 holes on the day, with the boys at Moweaqua Golf Course and the girls at the Elks in Lincoln.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A&M volleyball second at Arcola
ARCOLA — The Central A&M volleyball team traveled to Arcola to compete in the Arcola Invite on Saturday. The Raiders were 3-1 at the invite, which was good enough for second place in the tournament, and advanced them to 10-9 overall on the year.
Monday, September 30, 2019

A&M edges St. Teresa 28-26, stays unbeaten
The Central A&M Raiders have had a special season so far this year. The Raiders defeated Tuscola in week two for the first time since 2012, and, Friday night, they continued their streak when they defeated St. Teresa 28-26 for the first time since the same season.
Saturday, September 28, 2019

A&M drops tough match with Tuscola
The Central A&M Raiders hosted their third home game of the week as they took on Tuscola. The Warriors topped the Raiders 14-25, 26-24, and 16-25.
Friday, September 27, 2019

A&M volleyball falls to Clinton in straight sets
In their second of three home matches this week the Central A&M volleyball team hosted Clinton. The Maroons were able to defeat the Raiders, as they outscored them 15-25 and 13-25.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A&M volleyball holds off Bobcats in straight sets
MOWEAQUA — If there’s one thing that Central A&M was Monday night, they were resilient. Even when the Raiders were down in the sets, they never gave up and continued to fight, which allowed them to take home the 26-24 and 25-21 win against Cowden-Herrick/Beecher-City.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A&M tackles Warrensburg to remain unbeaten
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders continued their unbeaten streak this week when they hosted Warrensburg-Latham. The Raiders moved to 4-0 on the year after defeating the Cardinals 42-14 Friday night.
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cherry wins another race for THS XC
DECATUR — The Tornado cross country team was in action on Thursday for the Decatur Invitational. Both the girls and boys competed in the race, and junior Chris Cherry won the boys race outright.
Saturday, September 21, 2019

CAM drops below .500 in loss to Cerro Gordo
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders hosted Cerro Gordo on Monday night in which they, “displayed incredible effort, aggressiveness, and attitude,” according to head coach Vanessa Rork.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A&M volleyball splits LSA tournament
The Central A&M Raiders competed in their first tournament of the season on Saturday in Decatur. The Raiders went 2-2 in the tournament as they defeated Decatur Eisenhower twice, but fell to Leroy and Okaw Valley.
Monday, September 16, 2019

A&M Raiders rout Tuscola in spotlight matchup
A battle of the undefeateds happened on Friday night when Central A&M hit the road to take on Tuscola. The Raiders capitalized on three defensive scores to come away with a 49-14 win, their first over the Warriors since 2012, to move to 3-0 on the season.
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Central A&M football dominates Nokomis
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders played their first home game of the season Friday as they hosted Nokomis. The Raider defense was once again solid as they only allowed one score, 61 rushing yards, and 15 passing yards.
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Pana volleyball survives A&M in three sets
PANA — A classic three-game showdown between county rivals, Pana and Central A & M, had more excitement than an old pro football game - even if it was the Bears and Packers. The Raiders took everything the Panthers could throw at them in the PHS gym on Thursday night, but the Panthers turned it up, closing out the visitors in three games, 25-17, 17-25, 25-18.
Friday, September 6, 2019

Raider volleyball falls in three sets
After defending their home court against Pawnee on Monday, the Raiders took their first home loss on Tuesday against Argenta-Oreana 17-25, 26-24, and 14-25.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

CAM volleyball shines in home opener, beats Pawnee
Defending home court is essential in any sport, whether it’s volleyball, basketball, football, baseball; their is a unique feeling of playing at home and knowing that there’s and advantage there that plays into the game.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A&M football picks up big road win over Westville
After giving the game a true playoff feel with their travel and the environment they played in Friday night, Central A&M picked up a big win in their opener as they defeated Westville 41-6.
Monday, September 2, 2019

Raiders fall to Stew/Stras in three sets
The Central A&M Raiders traveled to Stewardson/Strasburg for their first home game of the season. Despite very close sets, the Hatchets came out on top 25-27, 25-17, and 22-25.
Friday, August 30, 2019

Raiders sweep Nokomis
After a three-set match on Monday against Morrisonville, Raider head coach Vanessa Rork knew that finishing this week strong was going to be important for her team. The Raiders took the next step in that process on Tuesday when they defeated Nokomis 25-7 and 25-16.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A&M Raiders top Mohawks in three-set comeback
It was a tough first night game for both the Central A&M Raiders and the Morrisonville Mohawks. Both teams gave the other a lot of points, whether it be on service errors or hitting errors, but both started to settle in during the second set and each played their game.

After the Mohawks took set one 25-1, the Raiders ran off the final two sets as they were victorious 25-25 and 25-20 to win the match.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

CAM volleyball leaning on returning starters
The Central A&M volleyball team spent a majority of its season without a key piece to its core, and it wasn’t a player on the court.

Head coach Vanessa Rork missed all but the first few games of her teams run a year ago, as she gave birth to twins in October of last year. This left assistant coach Lesley Graven in charge of the Raiders.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Aberle excited to helm Central A&M XC
Although the cross country coach this season will be new for Central A&M, the transition period won’t be as difficult as one might think. ”Coach Dooley and I talked late last Spring, which really helped with the transition between the two of us. I got some of the workout sheets and records that she had from last year, which has only helped the transition,” said new head coach Tim Aberle.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Experienced seniors ready to lead A&M
While Central A&M graduated several of their running backs, and lost an NCAA Division I lineman, the Raiders are blessed this season with a large group of seniors who got to grow together on the football field, and the basketball court.

For the Raiders, their summer saw success as they won the Maroa-Forsyth 7-on-7 tournament, as well as played tough with Pana and some of the other teams in the area.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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