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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

Calhoun captures regional title over Lincolnwood
Calhoun’s Corey Nelson is deceptively agile for a 6’7” big man. He can drive left, change hands, spin right, and drop in the hook from three feet out, or he can straight up drop the hammer on a punishing throwdown.
Saturday, February 29, 2020

24-point 3rd propels Lancers over Minutemen
“Honestly, I’d be lying if I said that we made a lot of adjustments at halftime. We just told the boys that with our defense we wear down teams, and our third quarter has usually been our money quarter on defense. Giving up only four points in the third quarter is what helped us win the game. We also took care of the ball in the fourth quarter and hit our free-throws, which was crucial for us tonight,” Lincolnwood head coach Matt Millburg reflected after a big 58-39 regional win over Bunker Fill Wednesday.
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Goebel's 27 leads Lancers past Mt. Olive
Shawn Goebel led all scorers on Tuesday night with 27 points, which helped the Lancers advance defeated Mt. Olive 51-41 and advance in regional play.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Lincolnwood outduels 7th grade Tornadoes
The seventh grade Tornado volleyball team faced off against Raymond Lincolnwood on Monday night at home. The Tornadoes fell in two sets, 25-15 and 25-22.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Area boys Regional destinations
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Taylorville already knew its destination as they will be hosting their Regional this season, but had to wait for Friday to find out what day they were going to play. With that having been announced, all of the area teams now know where and when they will be playing their postseason contests.
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Lancers fall to Calvary
The Lincolnwood Lancers traveled to Springfield on Friday night to face off against the Calvary Saints in an MSM matchup. The Lancers got off to a slow start and Calvary capitalized, as they were able to defeat the Lancers 46-39.
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Predators swim in Valentine's Classic
The Christian County YMCA Predator swim team traveled to Decatur on Saturday, February 8, 2020 to compete in the Valentine’s Classic. The Results were as follows:

Madelyn Beaty (15-21) was fourth in the 50 yard freestyle, fifth in the 100 yard freestyle, and third in both the 100 yard backstroke and the 100 yard breaststroke.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Rusher, Angel advance to Sectionals
Gage Rusher and Alex Angel will compete in Saturday’s individual Sectional in Vandalia.

Rusher won his first match via pinfall early in the third round of his match, then won his second match of the day on a 6-0 points decision. Unfortunately, Rusher was tech-falled in the championship match and finished second in the 120 weight class.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Men's bowling league results
TAYLORVILLE — The Wednesday men’s commercial and Thursday men’s fraternal bowling leagues were in action over the past two days. Their results were as follows:
Friday, February 7, 2020

YMCA Predators swim at Galesburg
The Christian County YMCA Predator swim team traveled to Galesburg on Saturday. The team finished with a score of 329, and the individual results were as follows:
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Lincolnwood hangs on to stay undefeated at home
56.8 seconds left in the game, Lincolnwood trails 34-38. A pass from Sam Herman off of a baseline out-of-bounds plays finds Cole Sidwell wide open in the corner. Sidwell, who was 0-4 from three in the game to that point, finds the bottom of the cup with his shot, cutting the Staunton lead to one.
Monday, February 3, 2020

CCYMCA swim results from Super Splash Invite
The Christian County YMCA swim team competed in the Super Splash Invite on Saturday, January 25, in Danville. The team combined for 944 points and the individual results were as follows:
Friday, January 31, 2020

Lancers fall to Tri-City
BUFFALO — The Lincolnwood Lancers saw their winning streak come to an end on Friday as they fell to Tri-City in overtime. Both teams ended the fourth quarter tied at 36, and the Tornadoes came out on top with a 52-45 victory.
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Havera passes the torch
Carter Sabol (left) became Nokomis’ all-time leading scorer on Tuesday night when he passed Taylorville’s Mike Havera (right).
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lincolnwood hangs on for 43-40 win over Lutheran
The Lancers continued to play well on Tuesday night as they hosted Springfield Lutheran. The Lancers held the lead from after the first quarter and stayed on top as they were victorious 43-40.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

St. Mary tops Hillsboro
The St. Mary sixth grade Defenders hosted their final home game of the season on Wednesday and came away with a 32-22 victory over the Hillsboro Dragons.
Thursday, January 16, 2020

YMCA Predators compete in Snowball Classic
The Christian County YMCA Predators competed 600 other swindividual medleymers from 20 teams in the annual Snowball Classic Swindividual medley Meet. This three-day meet was held at the Kerasota’s YMCA in Springfield, IL.

The following members made state tindividual medleyes: Wyatte Guhlstorf, Kade Guhlstorf, Jonas Cunningham, Adelyn Durbin, and Ella Lundin.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Bowling league recap
The Wednesday morning ladies and Wednesday commercial leagues were in action yesterday.
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mohawk Classic: Day Two recap
The Edinburg Wildcats and Lincolnwood Lancers continued the Mohawk Classic, but not in Morrisonville as night two saw the tournament moved to Edinburg and Carlinville this year.

The Wildcats faced off against Nokomis and fell 56-26 while the Lancers took on the Cavies and were victorious 57-46.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

VisionWay splits with Springfield Trinity Lutheran
VisionWay 6th grade boys suffered their first loss of the season to Springfield Trinity Lutheran by a final of 27-21. The team is now 10-1 on the season.  Isaac Corso led all scorers with 11 points and Hudson DeMichael added seven points and six rebounds. Ian Skelton grabbed another nine rebounds in the contest.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Bowling league results
The Illini Travel bowling league was in action on Sunday in Decatur. Broken Wrench Garage finished the night in first, SLB and Son’s, Crappie Slayers, and Town Pump Bowl tied for second, Solid 9 Pro Shop and Olde Bowl tied for fifth, Dial Mowing was seventh, and Tulleys Family Barber Shop was eighth.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Lincolnwood controls clock in 48-16 win over Edinburg
The Lincolnwood Lancers and Edinburg Wildcats opened their portion of the Mohawk Classic on Monday night as they faced off against one another in Morrisonville. “We knew after the first time we faced Edinburg, we had to control the clock a little bit more, and I thought that we were very successful in that,” said Lincolnwood head coach Matt Millburg. The Lancers were victorious over Edinburg on Monday night with a final score of 48-16.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

St. Mary sixth grade wins Hillsboro Hoopfest
The St. Mary sixth grade girls basketball team won the Hillsboro Hoopfest over the weekend. The girls dropped their first two games of the tournament, but were victorious in their next four to win the title.
Monday, January 13, 2020

Lincolnwood boys top Nokomis
NOKOMIS — Raymond Lincolnwood traveled to Nokomis to take on the Redskins in what will now be a yearly matchup as Nokomis will be joining the MSM conference next season. The Lancers started strong and finished stronger en route to a 50-44 victory.
Saturday, January 11, 2020

Apollo Conference Standings
TAYLORVILLE — The Apollo Conference basketball standings as of the close of play on Friday, January 10:
Saturday, January 11, 2020

VisionWay sweeps D-W
 TAYLORVILLE — The VCS boys 7th grade team moved to 7-2 Tuesday after defeating Deland-Weldon, 36-26. Kade Beckmier led all scorers with 20 points, going 4-6 from beyond the three-point arc. He also led the team with eight rebounds and five steals. Owen Younker added nine points and Finn Niemann five. Finn and Jude Niemann also helped out with five and four rebounds respectively.
Friday, January 10, 2020

St. Mary falls to Litchfield
TAYLORVILLE — The St. Mary sixth grade girls basketball team moved to 3-1 Wednesday night after an 18-8 loss to Litchfield. Angelina Ippolito scored all eight points for St. Mary on the night.
Friday, January 10, 2020

TJHS volleyball sweeps Teutopolis
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams were once again in action on Thursday, as they hosted Teutopolis. Both teams picked up wins as the seventh graders were victorious 25-9 and 25-13 while the eighth grade won 25-22 and 25-23.
Friday, January 10, 2020

Lancers post comeback win over Mt. Pulaski
Trailing by five going into the fourth quarter, the Lancers outscored Mount Pulaski 19-9 in the fourth quarter to come away with the 52-47 victory Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

VisionWay boys take two from South Fork
The VisionWay seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams earned a pair of wins over South Fork Monday night.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

St. Mary 6th grade girls beat Hillsboro
 The  St. Mary sixth grad girls basketball team defeated Hillsboro 13-6 to move to 3-0 on the season.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

FBCA hangs on to edge Edinburg 46-44
Bob Huggins at West Virginia, John Beilein at Michigan. Scott Drew at Baylor: Those three coaches were known for throwing a 1-3-1 defense at their opponents at the collegiate level. FBCA head coach Adam Jeffrey did his best to imitate the successes of those coaches when he  threw a 1-3-1 at the Edinburg Wildcats Tuesday night; it was Edinburg’s first experience with the defensive look, and it helped the Falcons earn a two-point win in the contest.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

St. Mary girls top MTZ Sunday
The St. Mary girls sixth grade basketball team was victorious in their game on Sunday against Mt. Zion as they won 53-10.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Cousins, Vikings upend Saints 26-20 in OT in NFC playoffs
After tight end Kyle Rudolph emerged from a purple swarm of celebrating Vikings near the corner of the end zone, he took an opportunity to mock those who doubted quarterback Kirk Cousins' ability to come through in the clutch.
Monday, January 6, 2020

Jenkins leads Lincolnwood over Miners
The Lincolnwood Lancers don’t necessarily need the deep ball to win ballgames, but when a team can score three points on a possession compared to two by their opponents, it’s very likely that the team that scores three more often will come away with the win as three is more than two.
Monday, January 6, 2020

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