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home : sports : central a&m April 3, 2020

CAM's Connor Heaton named first-team AP All-State
Central A&M’s Connor Heaton drives to the basket as part of Tuesday’s Supersectional contest at SIU-Carbondale. Heaton was named to the first-team Ap All-State team this season.Breeze-Courier photo/Robert Fagg
Central A&M’s Connor Heaton drives to the basket as part of Tuesday’s Supersectional contest at SIU-Carbondale. Heaton was named to the first-team Ap All-State team this season.
Breeze-Courier photo/Robert Fagg
In the wake of an incredible career for the Central A&M Raiders, senior Connor Heaton was recognized for his tremendous on-court acomplishments Thursday when he was named to Associated Pressd All-state team.
Friday, March 13, 2020


Goreville ends Raiders' repeat state bid
With a trip to the state tournament on the line, the Central A&M Raiders faced a familiar foe Tuesday night when they took on Goreville in a Supersectional slugfest. The two teams squared off against each other two years ago in this same setting, with the same stakes at hand. Goreville bested the Raiders then, and they did it again Tuesday in an unfortunate repeat performance for the Raiders.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Raiders beat St. Anthony, return to supers
CASEY — Since their third-place finish at state a year ago, the Central A&M Raiders have been unified under one goal: a return trip to the big dance. The Raiders took another big step toward that goal  Friday night in Casey  with a big 55-43 win over Effingham St. Anthony in the sectional championship match.
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Heaton delivers big, leads Central A&M over Indians
After injuring his ankle in the Regional semifinal, then scoring just eight in the Regional championship game against Nokomis, it was unclear how Connor Heaton was going to play in Tuesday’s Sectional semifinal game in Casey against an Altamont team that was 28-6 going into the contest.

His stat line says enough: 33 points, nine rebounds, and five steals, but his coach also thought he played one of the best games of his career.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Raiders clock Tri-City on senior night
The Central A&M Raiders celebrated their seven seniors on the night and were victorious in a running-clock win over Tri-City 77-42.
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Lady Raiders bow out in sectional loss to Altamont
The Central A&M Lady Raiders allowed Altamont to get to the free-throw line 26 times in their Sectional semifinal matchup on Monday night in Casey. The Indians made 22 of their 27 attempts en route to their 62-50 victory over the Raiders.

“You can’t allow a good team like that that many free opportunities. We let them get to the line too many times, and we didn’t capitalize on our end of the floor. I thought when we had them off balance and were driving to the basket, we were successful, but we shied away from that in the second half,” said Raider head coach Tom Dooley.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Lady Raiders win regional title over Arthur
The Central A&M girls basketball team took on regional host Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond in the championship match Thursday night. The Raiders took control of the game in the first half and carried that through to the end of the game to win 63-39.
Friday, February 14, 2020

30-point fourth quarter leads Raiders past St. T for CIC title
MOWEAQUA — In Friday night’s CIC championship tilt between Central A&M and St. Teresa, the Raiders led by just six points heading into the final frame. It seemed like both teams might duke it out in the fourth quarter, but the Raiders apparantly had other ideas.
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Lady Raiders scrap for senior night win over Warrensburg
MOWEAQUA — “This game really described our group of seniors. We came out and played tough in the first quarter, but we had to fight our way back in the third and fourth quarters and they came through for the win. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls to help lead the team this season,” said Raider head coach Tom Dooley.
Friday, February 7, 2020

Lady Raiders, Cardinals Unite In Support of Special Olympics
Friday, February 7, 2020

Strong D leads A&M over Rams
The Central A&M Raider girls traveled to Shelbyville on Monday night to take on the Rams. The Raider defense allowed one double-digit quarter while their offense only had one single-digit quarter as they defeated the Rams 67-20.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Raiders prove No. 1-seed, clock Sullivan 66-33
Though a good shooter last season, Griffin Andricks was out to prove something this year, spending extra time in the gym to work on his three-point shot. That extra effort came through for him and the Raiders on Saturday as they opened the CIC tournament with a 66-33 victory over Sullivan.
Monday, February 3, 2020

First three quarters lead A&M over Arthur
The Central A&M girls didn’t need to score in the fourth quarter on Saturday evening as they defeated Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 53-27.

The Raiders opened the game with 17 points in the first quarter, thanks to five from Channing Reed and MiKayla Denton, and two each from Lanie Sams, Julia Braundmeier, and McKenna Denton while the defense only allowed seven.

Monday, February 3, 2020

A&M clocks Ramsey 88-33
The Central A&M Raiders traveled to Ramsey on Tuesday night for some non-conference action. The Raiders jumped on the Rams early and never looked back as they defeated Ramsey 88-33, which included a running clock in the fourth quarter.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Raiders top Wildcats by 52 in Christian County win Saturday
The Central A&M Raiders hosted Edinburg on Saturday night and controlled the game from the opening tipoff. The Wildcats were held to single-digit scoring in every quarter of the night, as the Raiders pulled away early to win 65-13.
Monday, January 27, 2020

Raiders roll past St. T
DECATUR — The Central A&M Raiders continued their winning streak on Friday as they defeated conference foe St. Teresa 74-52 to move their total out to six wins and remained undefeated in conference play.
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Sullivan starts fast in 56-35 win over A&M girls
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M girls basketball team was looking to give Sullivan its first conference loss of the season on Thursday as both teams head towards the conference tournament, which begins this Saturday in Shelbyville. Sullivan was 4-0 in conference play going into Thursday’s game, which game them the number-one seed in the tourney while A&M was 3-1 headed into the contest.
Friday, January 24, 2020

A&M boys top Tuscola
Before the game on Tuesday night, Jacob Paradee was celebrated for eclipsing the 1,000 point mark back in December,  and Connor Heaton was celebrated for becoming the scoring leader for A&M history. The Raiders then celebrated their win after the game, as they defeated Tuscola 61-39.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Rebounding key as A&M girls power past Mt. Pulaski
Offensive opportunities off the glass were the key for the Central A&M girls in their win over the Mount Pulaski Hilltoppers on Monday night. Channing Reed, MiKayla Denton, and McKenna Denton were a big part of the offensive rebounding for the Raiders Monday, and all three also finished in double-digit scoring on the night as the Raiders defeated the Hilltoppers 57-36.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Second quarter helps A&M girls over North Clay
The Central A&M girls competed in the Altamont Shootout on Saturday and faced off against North Clay. North Clay traveled all of the way from Louisville, Illinois to take on the Raiders, and had to travel back home after falling 67-47.
Monday, January 20, 2020

St. T strong from the stripe in win over A&M
The Central A&M girls hosted St. Teresa on Thursday night in a CIC conference matchup. The Bulldogs were sent to the free-throw line 33 times and made 18 of them while the Raiders were 10-15 from the line. The Bulldgos took the game by that eight point margin, 48-40.
Friday, January 17, 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

Heaton nets number 2,000 in A&M's win over T-Town
Free-throws late in a game are usually nerve-wracking enough, especially for a high school senior in a close game against a tough opponent. They mean a little bit more with a slice of history on the line.
Monday, January 13, 2020

A&M girls roll past Maroa for third in County tourney
After falling to the reining Macon County tournament champions on Thursday night, the Raiders had to take on Maroa-Forsyth on Saturday with third place on the line. The Raiders were third in the tournament as well.
Monday, January 13, 2020

A&M sinks 11 three's, clocks Meridian 96-62
 MERIDIAN — It was Cakes for the Cure night in Meridian on Friday where Meridian and Central A&M players and cheerleaders helped raise money in the fight against cancer with a cake auction.
Saturday, January 11, 2020

Sturdy, Finley lead Tri-City over A&M in Macon County tourney
MOWEAQUA — At any level of basketball, it’s hard to stop a post and guard combination that work well together. Think of some of the greats: Kobe and Shaq, Kareem and Magic, Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash; the list could go on.
Friday, January 10, 2020

A&M girls advance in Macon Co. tournament
The Central A&M girls had Monday night off for the Macon County tournament as they were given the number-three seed in the tournament. Tuesday, they faced off against the sixth-seeded Meridian Hawks and were able to advance to Thursday night’s title matchup with a 58-25 win.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020










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