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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

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

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