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Tornadoes, Panthers, Lancers square off on the links
PANA — Pana and Taylorville High Schools girls golf teams squared off in a match along with Lincolnwood High School on Thursday afternoon at Oak Terrace Golf Course. Right: Morgan Wright of Taylorville putts from off the fringe on the ninth hole, getting to within three feet of the cup. She was able to sink the putt from there. Left: Pana’s Madison Clark tees off on hole one during the competition.Tom Latonis/Breeze-Courier Photos
PANA — Pana and Taylorville High Schools girls golf teams squared off in a match along with Lincolnwood High School on Thursday afternoon at Oak Terrace Golf Course. Right: Morgan Wright of Taylorville putts from off the fringe on the ninth hole, getting to within three feet of the cup. She was able to sink the putt from there. Left: Pana’s Madison Clark tees off on hole one during the competition.
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CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Taylorville, Pana, and Raymond-Lincolnwood boys and girls golf teams competed against one another last night with the girls at Oak Terrace in Pana and the boys at Lake Shore Golf Course in Taylorville.
Friday, September 18, 2020

Tornado boys third at Mt. Zion
The Tornado boys golf team hadn’t played a match in two weeks thanks to rain outs and cancellations, but was able to get on the course Tuesday against Mt. Zion, Effingham, and Shelbyville at Southside Country Club.

The Tornadoes finished third with a team score of 188; Mt. Zion won with a 169, Effingham was second with a 177, and Shelbyville was fourth with a 220.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

THS XC continues to roll, tops Lincoln & Effingham
After having a very successful day on Saturday, the Tornado cross country teams both picked up wins on Monday over the Lincoln Railers and the Effingham Flaming Hearts.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Lady Tornado golfers take second at lone home match
The Tornado girls golf team faced off against Auburn and North Mac in their lone home match of the season at Lakeshore Golf Course. The Tornadoes placed second on the afternoon with a season-best 216; the Trojans were victorious with a 189 and North Mac was third with a 237.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

THS girls top Senators, boys XC takes second
If asked to describe Saturday morning’s conditions at the University of Illinois-Springfield grounds in one word, it would be wet. It rained from 7:00 a.m. right up until 10:15 a.m., but that rain didn’t damper the spirits of the Tornado cross country team.

For the first time in head coach Steve Walters coaching tenure at Taylorville, the Tornado girls edged Springfield High 28-29 while the boys took second to the Senators. Both the boys and the girls bested Lanphier.

“On the bus ride up here, we talked that these conditions were going to weed out the best of the best,” said Walters.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Lady Tornado golfers take fourth at Shoal Creek
The Tornado girls golf team traveled to Shoal Creek in Raymond on Thursday to take on the host Lancers, the Auburn Trojans, and the PORTA Bluejays. The Tornadoes finished fourth, as they shot a team score of 228; Auburn won with a 187, Lincolnwood was second with a 206, and PORTA was third with a 211.
Friday, September 11, 2020

Tornado cross country tops Pana, Lincoln at home
The Taylorville cross country team ran in its first race at home of the season, and their first race of September. The Tornadoes continued to run well with their pack mentality as they were victorious in both the girls and the boys race.
Friday, September 11, 2020

THS fall sports get back to practice despite move to spring
The crunch of colliding football pads, the shrill of a whistle, and especially the wail of the Tornado siren after a score: When sports go quiet, it’s easier to appreciate even the little things.

It’s been an unusual fall sports season to say the least, but many Tornado athletes were able to take their first steps toward a return to play this week with the beginning of the IHSA’s contact days,

 Contact days, however, do not mean that pads are popping again out on the football team. From the IHSA’s standpoint, contact days mean only that coaches can have contact with their players and conduct practice.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Lady Tornado golfers take third place at The Rail
As if The Rail wasn't a tough enough golf course, the Tornado girls golf team played the former LPGA course in tough conditions thanks to the wind and the rain yesterday.

The girls played well enough for third place with a team score of 233; Williamsville won with a 194, Rushville was second with a 211, and Lincoln was fourth with a 248.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Tornado boys golf finishes 3rd on the road
The Taylorville boys golf team traveled to Litchfield on Tuesday afternoon to play the Litchfield Country Club. The Tornadoes took third with a 197, 15 shots behind winning Litchfield’s 182 and 13 shots behind Lincolnwood’s 184.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Tornado boys golf plays at Greenview
The Taylorville boys took on the Greenview golf course on Saturday morning while they played 18 holes.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

THS cross country teams take third; Cherry wins first race
In a normal year, the Taylorville cross country team would have opened its season on a Saturday morning in Rochester. This year, though, has been anything but normal, and Tornado runners saw their opening meet moved to Friday.

The Tornadoes took hit the course in Decatur to race against five other schools in the Mt. Zion opener on Friday afternoon. The girls finished third as a team with a team score of 82 while the boys finished third with a team score of 62.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Tornado girls take third, boys golf finishes fourth Thursday
Both of Taylorville’s golf teams were in action on Thursday afternoon at two different venues. The Tornado girls took on North Mac, Auburn, and the host Lincolnwood Lancers at Raymond’s Shoal Creek course while the boys faced off against the CS8 trio of SHG, Chatham, and Jacksonville at Chatham’s Piper Glen.
Friday, August 28, 2020

Tornado boys golf falls at home; girls drop Charleston matchup
The Tornado boys golf team was in action at home on Monday night as they took on Mt. Zion, while the girls took a trip to Charleston to face off against the Trojans. The heat effected scoring on Monday as the boys fell 250-330 and the girls fell 191-238.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Conrad, Robinson take city golf tournament titles
KayCee Robinson won the Championship flight of the Ladies City tournament this year and Chis Conrad won a playoff to take the crown of the Men’s City tournament.

Conrad and Robert Oyler finished the two-day tournament tied at 146, so they had to play a playoff hole to determine the victor. Oyler finished the hole with a par, but Conrad managed to sink a 15-foot putt for birdie for the win.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Tornadoes Tee Off
Saturday, August 22, 2020

Tornado girls finish third in Decatur
DECATUR — Lady Tornado golfers kicked off their new season Wednesday afternoon at the South Side Country Club in Decatur.
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Taylorville cross country eying historic season
TAYLORVILLE — “This is the season. We’ve got all the right pieces to have something really special,” said Taylorville High School cross country coach Steve Walters. “We’ve got talented runners at the top with experience, and we’ve got some really good young kids coming into the program as well.”
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Taylorville golf ready for new challenges ahead
TAYLORVILLE — To say that second-year head coach Paul Millburg was excited that his team would be able to play this season was an understatement. “The first few days of practice have been very promising. Just being able to get outside and enjoy the past couple of days has been great and gotten us back to a sense of normalcy,” he said.
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Lady Tornado golfers set to take season head on
TAYLORVILLE — It’s been years since the Tornado girls have had enough players to classify themselves as a team, instead of having just one or two girls play with the boys. This year changes that, as the Tornadoes will have six girls on their roster this season.
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Tornado golfers open season with tough match
The Tornado boys golf team opened its season on Tuesday night as they played the tough South Side County Club in Decatur. Not only were the fairways lined with trees and bunkers abound, but the greens were short and the players didn’t have a whole lot of room to work with.

The Tornadoes took on Mt. Zion and Effingham St. Anthony on Tuesday. The Braves won the triangular with a 171 team total, the Bulldogs were second with a 172, and the Tornadoes finished third with a 216.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Golf league results
Team Crist shot the low team score of the week with a 145, Calandro was second with 147, Cocagne was third with 153, Garrison was fourth with 157, Medler was fifth with 160, Frisina was sixth with 163, Johnson was seventh with 167, Saxe was eighth with 171, Decourcy was ninth with 174, and Hunsley was 10 with 199.
Friday, August 14, 2020

Lakeshore announces YMCA golf outing winners
Saturday, August 8, 2020

THS golf meeting set for Friday
For any Taylorville High School student interested in playing golf for THS this season, there will be an organizational meting at 4:00 p.m. at the east circle drive of the high school on Friday, August 7.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tornado Open successful despite wet weather
Despite a late start due to inclement weather, the annual Tornado Open was still a success Saturday as golfers were able to play a full 18 holes and raise a significant amount of money for THS athletics.
Monday, August 3, 2020

Weekly ladies golf league results from Lakeshore Golf Course
The ladies were able to get into golfing action this week out at Lakeshore golf course. The results from Monday night, Tuesday morning, and Wednesday morning were as follows:
Friday, July 31, 2020

Tornado Open set for tomorrow
The 28th annual Tornado Open is set for Saturday, August 1, at Lakeshore Golf Course. Although the event will look different this year, the goal remains the same: raise money for the Tornado sports programs

This year, there won’t be the usual pre-golf party, or the silent auction at the post-golf dinner due to COVID-19.

Friday, July 31, 2020

IHSA rearranges 2020-2021 sports schedule
Twelve days: That is how close Illinois high school students came to their first official day of practice for the 2020 fall seasons. Instead, it will be only golf and cross country that will enjoy a traditional start to the new season.

Following an IHSA decision Wednesday, football, boys soccer, and girls volleyball have been moved to the spring. The IHSA made dozens of other amendments to various other sports as well, but none that are applicable to Christian County athletes.

Many saw the IHSA decision coming after Governor JB Pritzker held a noon press conference yesterday outlining further restrictions for youth and adult recreational sports, including those governed by the IHSA. That announcement from the governor, though, was supposed to coincide with the IHSA’s announcement, according to IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson.

Thursday, July 30, 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

The weekly golf leagues out at Lakeshore were able to take advantage of the nice weather and get a couple of rounds in. The results were as follows:
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Eldred hired as new Taylorville girls basketball coach
Hayden Eldred is officially the new Taylorville High School girls basketball head. Eldred will take the reigns from Steve Keller, who left the post to pursue the vice principal position at THS.

Eldred will now be the head coach in back-to-back sports as he also was named the head coach of the girls soccer program last year, though he didn’t get an opportunity to embark on his inaugural soccer season due to COVID-19.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

THS AD Hadley weighs in on IHSA Return to Play
Taylorville Athletic Director Jason Hadley has had quite the first year. After being hired in January to take the place of retiring AD Paul Held, Hadley missed out on more than 100 hours of training due to COVID-19, and has had more curveballs thrown his way since.

Trying to figure out summer schedules and dealing with the ever changing guidelines that the IHSA sends out has become normal for Hadley now.

“It’s been tough,” said Hadley about the changes to Phase 4 of the IHSA’s Return to Play guidelines. “We’ve had to cancel some scrimmages. The basketball summer league was canceled, volleyball was going to go to a tournament at Millikin and that’s been canceled, football won’t have any 7-on-7’s; it’s just been a strange summer so far. The outdoor sports like football and cross country and soccer have it a little easier being that they’re outside, but they still have to keep their distance and can’t have any contact,” said Hadley.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Held retires after 15 years as THS AD, 31 years total
TAYLORVILLE — To say that Paul Held wore many hats in his tenure at Taylorville High School would be an understatement. Held coached four different sports and then went on to become the athletic director, a position he held for 15 of the 31 years he spent at THS.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Virus affects local youth football
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Taylorville JFL association had to make a difficult decision over the past few days following the announcement of the changes to the IHSA Phase 4 guidelines. The Taylorville JFL and the Junior Mid-State conference made the decision to suspend registration and practice by a month.
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Tornado basketball finally able to hold summer practice
TAYLORVILLE — While fall sports like football were undoubtedly affected by a summer where contact days weren’t allowed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, winter sports, too, also suffered.
Thursday, July 9, 2020

IHSA stays optimistic, releases 2020 football schedules
As school districts around the state begin to approve IHSA’s Phase 4 Return to Play Guidelines, the IHSA has remained optimistic that there will be fall sports in the 2020-2021 school year. So optimistic, in fact, that they released the 2020 football schedules for all schools in Illinois on Monday.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Golf league results
The Monday morning men’s retired golf league beat the heat wave and avoided the rain after their holiday weekend. The results were as follows:

Cocagne shot the low team score of 143, Calandro shot a 144, Medler and Crist shot a 147, Saxe shot a 162, Garrison shot a 164, Decourcy shot a 167, Johnson shot a 172, and Frisina and Hunsley shot a 186.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Ladies golf league results
After being rained out last week, the Monday night ladies golf league was in action this week. Tuesday’s ladies league was postponed due to the weather, but Wednesday morning, the ladies were able to get out and play as well. The results from the leagues were as follows:
Saturday, July 4, 2020

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