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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

Monday night ladies golf league results
TAYLORVILLE — While other sports are still on a hiatus, the Monday night ladies golf league at Lakeshore Golf Course was able to start back up this week.
Friday, May 15, 2020

Pool noodles now a golf course staple
Despite a constant barrage of rain storms, there has actually been some decent golfing weather in recent days. And, since May 1, with the governor’s updated and slightly relaxed stay-at-home policy, golfers have been able to hit the links once again. Course protocols certainly look a little different than they did last fall though.

Both Lakeshore Golf Course and Moweaqua Golf Course have highlighted some of the changes that come with golfing in a pandemic, and pool noodles are probably the biggest addition.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

IHSA officially cancels spring sports, summer contacts
It was a foregone conclusion after Governor Pritzker canceled all in-person learning for Illinois schools last week, but the IHSA officially canceled all spring sports Tuesday afternoon. The IHSA Board of Directors met for their April meeting via a video conference call on Tuesday where the decision was announced formally.

“We support the decision by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois State Board of Education, and given the logistics, we simply felt we could not conduct state tournaments that meet the expectations of our member schools this spring, ” said IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson. “As disappointing as it may be for students, it is the right decision for their health and safety, as well as for the health and safety of the general public, as we cope with this unprecedented pandemic..”

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Elementary School Association cancels remaining state series
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) has made the very difficult decision to cancel all remaining state series activities. A telephone conference call was held on Friday, April 3, with the IESA Board of Directors at which time the final decision was made. To that end, the bowling state series, the scholastic bowl state series, all remaining music contests, and the track and field state series have been cancelled. They will not be rescheduled.
Saturday, April 4, 2020

IHSA hopeful for May return
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — IHSA executive director Craig Anderson provided an update on April 1 after Governor JB Pritzker extended his stay-at-home order and also extended the shutdown of schools across Illinois until April 31.
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Area winter all-conference selections announced
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Unfortunately, there are no spring sports taking place at this time, but the winter seasons were able to conclude for area athletes and their respective conferences announced their All-Conference selections. There were three MSM boy basketball player nominees, one girl MSM nominee, one boy Apollo conference player, one Apollo girl basketball player, two girl SCC basketball players, and three boy SCC basketball players who made all-conference this season.
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The season that should have been
With many spring sports supposed to have been beginning by the time this suspension will be over, area athletes have been in limbo and in a state of unknown when their seasons will start back up, if at all.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Collegiate athletes in limbo: COVID-19 impact
March 12 will forever live in the minds of the sports world as nearly every professional and collegiate sport was suspended for the foreseeable future amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Two local athletes who continued their sports careers into college have been impacted by the outbreak are Jared Beyers and Cody Klein.

Beyers committed to run track at Greenville college and Cody Klein played football and was running track this season at Illinois College. Both athletes have had implications on their outdoor track seasons, transitioning from indoor to their outdoor seasons.

Monday, March 16, 2020

IHSA restricts state basketball tournament access
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on March 12, 2020 that it will significantly limit attendance at the remaining games in the 2020 IHSA Boys Basketball State Series, as well as at other IHSA events, to preemptively reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.
Thursday, March 12, 2020

IESA State wrestling tourney cancelled
The IESA State Wrestling tournament will be cancelled this year, as it was to be held at Northern Illinois University. The tournament was set for Friday and Saturday, but coaches and schools entering the State series were informed Thursday morning that the tournament wasn’t going to happen. The email sent to the coaches stated:
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Osborns compete in District Swim Meet
TAYLORVILLE — Lily Osborn age 10, of Taylorville, competed in the District Swim Championship this past weekend in Springfield and earned seven podium finishes. Her efforts qualify her for the State Swimming Meet on March 13-15, 2020 in St. John, Indiana.
Friday, March 6, 2020

YMCA swimmers compete at Time Trial meet
The YMCA Illini District held their annual Time Trial meet on Friday, February 28. The District meet was then held on Saturday, February 29. The following team members will progress to the Illinois YMCA State Meet, which will be held March 13-15:  Wyatte Guhlstorf, Kade Guhlstorf, Jonas Cunningham, Adelyn Durbin, and Ella Lundin. The results were as follows:
Thursday, March 5, 2020

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