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home : sports : central a&m January 20, 2019

Defense comes up big for Raiders Friday
Central A&M head coach Rob Smith captured his 200th victory on Friday night as the Raiders locked in defensively to defeat St. Teresa 61-40.
Saturday, January 19, 2019


A&M girls fall in road trip to Sullivan
The Central A&M girls basketball team traveled to Sullivan on Thursday and despite leading 13-9 after the first quarter, the Raiders fell to Sullivan 51-46.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Durbin's late three lifts A&M over Mt. Pulaski
In a knotted game throughout, a Brenah Durbin three with four-seconds left on the clock in overtime game Central A&M the 69-68 victory over the Mt. Pulaski Hilltoppers.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A&M girls fall to St. T.
DECATUR — Exactly one week ago from Thursday night, Central A&M fell to St. Teresa by three points as part of the Macon County Tournament. On Thursday, though, the Raiders weren’t able to get their offense going and fell 68-40.
Friday, January 11, 2019

CAM wins on Collins' record night
Channing Collins made nine threes for a new Central A&M school record night on Monday when the Raiders traveled to Pawnee to face off against the Indians where the Raiders won 80-25.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Raiders down Warrensburg for 3rd at Macon Tourney
”I challenged them at halftime. I told them, ‘We’re gonna go home and have practice tonight if we play like this in the second half’,” Central A&M Girls Basketball Coach Tom Dooley said Saturday night after what he said was an abysmal first half in the third-place contest versus Warrensburg-Latham in the Macon County Tournament.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Huge first half propels A&M boys over Dietrich
The Central A&M Raiders traveled to Effingham to play in the St. Anthony Shootout on Saturday against Dietrich, getting the 83-60 win.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Raiders run past Argenta-Oreana 82-43
The Central A&M Raiders looked to be in mid-season form Wednesday night when they hosted the Argenta-0reana Bombers on the hardwood.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

A&M girls cruise to Macon County Semis
The Central A&M girls kicked off the second half of their season in dominant fashion as they topped Meridian 72-31 on Wednesday to advance to tonight’s semifinal game against St. Teresa.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Corliss' second half downs CAM
EFFINGHAM — The Corliss Trojans and the Central A&M Raiders faced off on Saturday in each of the teams final contest in the Effingham/Teutopolis tournament. The Trojans scored 35 points in the second half to help them take home the 65-42 victory.
Monday, December 31, 2018

A&M to play for 5th at Effingham
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Raiders score early and often, top Edinburg
Two Christian County schools locked horns last night as the Central A&M Raiders traveled to Edinburg to face off against the Wildcats. A&M took advantage of their length and experience early and closed out an impressive 89-22 victory over Edinburg.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Raiders pick up dominant win Sat.
The Central A&M Raiders scored 61 points over three quarters in their 72-46 win over Maroa-Forsyth on Saturday night.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Durbin's six threes lifts CAM over Altamont
Brenah Durbin had six threes in the Central A&M 65-49 victory over Altamont on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, December 17, 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 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

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

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















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