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home : sports : central a&m November 20, 2018

Central A&M hands Pana first loss of season Saturday
PANA — Sway Denton (23) goes up for the layup around Brenah Durbin (32) in the second quarter of Pana’s game against Central A&M Saturday night. Denton finished the night with 14 points.Breeze-Courier photo/Robert Fagg
PANA — Sway Denton (23) goes up for the layup around Brenah Durbin (32) in the second quarter of Pana’s game against Central A&M Saturday night. Denton finished the night with 14 points.
Breeze-Courier photo/Robert Fagg
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

Raiders falls to Meridian
MACON — The Meridian Hawks and the Central A&M Raiders faced off on Thursday on the volleyball court. The Hawks were able to win the hard-fought game in straight sets, 25-23 and 29-27.
Friday, September 14, 2018

Raiders run into tough Cerro Gordo team
The Raider volleyball team was on the road against the Broncos of Cerro Gordo on Monday. The Raiders lost 24-26 and 16-25 on the night and dropped to 5-7 on the year.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A&M Raiders go 3-2 in Decatur LSA tourney
The A&M Raiders went 3-2 in the Decatur LSA tournament on Saturday in which they defeated Eisenhower, Okaw Valley, and MacArthur, but fell to Unity and Okaw Valley.
Monday, September 10, 2018

Tuscola uses big 2nd, 3rd to top A&M
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders and the Tuscola Warriors were in a gladiator match on the football field on Friday as both teams were looking to remain perfect on the young season. Tuscola would score three time in each the second and third quarters to lead them to a 55-28 victory.
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Raider volleyball falls to Okaw Valley in straight sets
The Central A&M Raider volleyball team made their way over to Bethany on Tuesday to compete against the Okaw Valley Timberwolves. The Timberwolves came out strong and won 25-21 and 25-22.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Raiders run at Allerton
The A&M Raiders caught some shade during their race on Tuesday, but that still didn’t cut the humidity while they were running.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tornadoes, Panthers, and Raiders run in Rochester
The Taylorville, Pana, and Central A&M boys and Taylorville and Pana girls cross country teams all ran on Saturday at the Rochester Invite at the park.
Monday, September 3, 2018

A&M Football continues to roll, tops Nokomis 49-7
After dominating Westville at home last week, the Central A&M Raiders traveled to Nokomis on Friday to face off against the Redskins.
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Panthers tame A&M Raiders in straight sets
Inside a hot, full Central A&M gym in Moweaqua Thursday night, the Pana Panthers were able to keep their cool and defeat the Raiders in two games, 25-20, 25-19. Pana improves to 3-1 on the season and the Raiders dropped to 2-3.
Friday, August 31, 2018

Central A&M volleyball drops road contest to Bombers
After traveling to Pawnee the night before, the Central A&M Raider volleyball team was back on the road on Tuesday as they squared off on the court against Argenta-Oreana.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A&M volleyball mounts comeback over Pawnee
The Central A&M Raider volleball team found themselves in a hole Monday night as they faced off against the Pawnee Indians. The Raiders had dropped the first set 25-19, but found a way to flip the script on the Indians and power back to win the second set 25-16. It came down to a decisive third set, one that the Raiders would go on to win 25-21.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Central A&M football pitches shutout on opening night
MOWEAQUA — It’s always nice to open the new season at home, and it’s even better when the season opens with a victory.
Saturday, August 25, 2018

A&M VB falls in 1st home game
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders were already supposed to have one home game, but that wasn’t the case as their school renovations weren’t ready. That game was moved to Morrisonville on Monday, and the Raiders were ready and topped the Mohawks.
Friday, August 24, 2018

A&M Cross Country lends a helping hand
Along with running over the summer to get ready for the season, the Central A&M Raiders organized their annual 5k race, Miles for Matt.
Thursday, August 23, 2018













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