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Lakeshore golf league results
TAYLORVILLE — The golf leagues at Lakeshore Golf Course were all able to get their swings in this week. The results were as follows:
Friday, August 7, 2020

IESA reverses decision; moves seasons around
In a release provided by the IESA: “The IESA Board of Directors once again held a special meeting to discuss the status of fall sports and all IESA activities for the 2020-21 school year. The meeting was convened as a result of the announcement by Governor Pritzker on Wednesday regarding youth sports.
Saturday, August 1, 2020

High school sports face many obstacles as school year nears
(AP) — The same pandemic-related questions that have bedeviled professional and college sports are front and center for high school administrators across the country -- and they are far more complicated.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Golf league results
TAYLORVILLE — The Monday morning retired men’s golf league was back on the links this week. Tom Summers shot the low individual score with a 34 and Robert Oyler finished second with a 35.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tim Sutton earns ace at Edgewood
AUBURN — Taylorville’s Tim Sutton registered a hole in one Sunday, July 19 while playing a round of golf at the Edgewood Gold Club in Auburn.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

IESA says it is working towards a return to play plan, but still no decision yet
On Wednesday, July 15, the Illinois Elementary School Association Board of Directors met via a Zoom conference call to discuss the possibility/practicality of holding IESA activities in the 2020-21 school year and specifically the fall activities of golf, softball, baseball, cross-country, and girls basketball. Also included on the call was the Executive Director of the IHSA, Mr. Craig Anderson.
Friday, July 17, 2020

Golf league results
Saturday, July 11, 2020

IHSA updates Phase 4 Return to Play guidelines
ILLINOIS — "Due to an increase in positive cases of COVID-19 among high school teams around the state, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are jointly collaborating to modify the IHSA’s Phase 4 Return To Play guidelines.
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Ladies golf league results
TAYLORVILLE — The Tuesday and Wednesday morning ladies golf leagues were in action this week and the results for the leagues were as follows:
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Monday morning retired golf league results
TAYLORVILLE — The Monday morning golf league was able to get out in front of the rain that came on Monday and got to play. Crist shot the low team score of 143, Medler was second with a 153, Garrison was third with a 154, Cocagne was fourth with a 161, Decourcy was fifth with a 163, Frisina was sixth with a 164, Calandro was seventh with a 167, Johnson was eighth with a 173, Saxe was ninth with a 178, and Hunsley was 10 with a 189.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Local youth sports groups still adapting to COVID-19
COVID-19 has shaken up the sporting world, not only for professional athletes, but for amateur and youth sports as well.

While high school sports are governed by groups like the IHSA, youth sports are mostly left to devise their own return-to-play guidelines.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

IHSA releases draft of Stage 2 return-to-play guidlines
The Illinois High School Association moved to Stage 1 of their Return to Play guidelines as of Saturday, June 6. Until now, coaches have had to keep groups to 10 athletes or less and the athletes haven’t been allowed to do sport specific drills or do weightlifting that would require a spotter.

On Wednesday, the IHSA released their draft of their Stage 2 proposal that was sent to the IDPH for approval. No movement has been made on it yet, but Stage 2 correlates to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan outlined by governor J.B. Pritzker.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Local tracks set to open
Macon, IL — Racing action is set to return this coming Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, to a pair of Central Illinois tracks. Lincoln Speedway will open the season on Friday night, while Macon Speedway will open up on Saturday.
Friday, June 12, 2020

Ladies golf results
TAYLORVILLE — The ladies golf leagues were in action once again this week. The results were as follows:
Friday, June 12, 2020

IHSA still awaiting IDPH approval for Return to Play
Student-athletes, coaches, and Athletic Directors all across the state have been patiently waiting the IHSA to announce their guidelines to allow athletes to return to play and give hope to what has been a gloomy cloud over high school sports since the beginning of COVID-19. After waiting since last Thursday to make their announcement, these plans have been pushed back one day at a time, with the meeting now scheduled to happen on Wednesday at 3:30.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Area Senior Night: Softball Edition
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. Although a traditional “Senior Night” was canceled for the Spring athletes during the 2020 season due to COVID-19, it is still important to recognize these athletes for their accomplishments throughout their careers as Wildcats and Mohawks.
Monday, June 1, 2020

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