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County youngster wins title
INDIANAPOLIS - Alexis Wymer, an 11-year-old student at Bridgeport Grade School, recently claimed first place in a six-week U.S. Kids spring golf tour in the Indianapolis area.

Wymer placed first, second or third in all six of the tour events to claim the championship with 142.5 points. Wymer won at Prairie View Golf Club on April 2 and Stony Creek Golf Club on May 7.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Three from county advance to boys track finals
NEWTON - Although Lawrence County produced no winners in Thursday's Illinois High School Association Class A boys track and field sectional, three advanced from the meet at Newton High School to next week's state finals in Charleston.

The top two finishers in each sectional event advanced, as did anyone else who met a qualifying time, height or distance.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Salukis advance past Cisne, 3-2
BRIDGEPORT - Wins have been few an far between for Red Hill High School's softball team this season, but the Salukis came through with one at the right time on Monday.

The Salukis held off Cisne, 3-2, in an opening round game of the Illinois High School Association regional tournament at Leigh Ann Westall Memorial Field.

Red Hill (3-15), which snapped a six-game losing streak, is scheduled to travel to Clay City today for a 4:30 p.m. semifinal game against Woodlawn. That game has been postponed until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Indians' McGuire to play football at Morthland College
WEST FRANKFORT - Lawrenceville High School senior Logan McGuire has announced his intentions to continue his football career at Morthland College.

McGuire hopes to play running back for the Patriots, guided by former Mt. Zion High School coach Mike Popovich.

McGuire was a standout on last year's LHS team that finished with an 8-3 mark and advanced to the second round of the Illinois High School Association playoffs.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Newton dominant, county teams win events
FLORA - Teams from Newton proved to be the best by far Thursday, at the annual Little Illini Conference track and field meets.

The Eagles handily won both the boys and girls competition, while Red Hill led the Lawrence County efforts by placing fifth in both meets. Lawrenceville squads were ninth in both of the nine-team fields, with Edwards County being the only school in the league that does not field teams.

Friday, May 6, 2016
RHHS girls 7th at Newton
NEWTON - Red Hill High School senior Jamesha Western placed second in both the shot put and discus at the Newton Invitational on Monday, helping the Salukis place seventh among 10 teams that scored points.

Mattoon's Tayler Weaver had a throw of 41-5 in the shot put to beat Western's 37-10 1/2.

In the discus, Olney's Mary Grace Inyart won with a toss of 108-11. Western, seeded first going into the meet, was second at 101-11.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Red Hill runners handle Mt. Carmel in dual meets
MT. CARMEL - Red Hill High School's track and field teams scored a successful invasion of Wabash County Monday, taking a pair of dual meets from host Mt. Carmel.

Red Hill scored a 67-63 win over the Golden Aces in the boys meet. The Salukis had a much easier time winning the girls encounter, 87-46, which was highlighted by senior Sarah Buchanan setting a school record in the 1,600.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Indians roll to third consecutive victory
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville High School's baseball team used a pair of four-run innings on Tuesday to post an 11-1 Little Illini Conference victory over visiting Marshall at Unit 20 Ballpark.

The Indians took control of the game with four runs in the fourth inning, then ended the game via the 10-run rule with four runs in the seventh. It was the third straight win for LHS, which improved to 5-6 overall and evened its league record at 2-2.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
LHS baseball, softball teams handle Fairfield
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville High School baseball and softball teams were successful on Friday, as both defeated visiting teams from Fairfield.

In the baseball game at Unit 20 Ballpark, LHS senior Harry Loeb tossed a five-hitter as the Tribe downed the Mules, 4-1.

In the softball game at Phil Alsman Memorial Field, LHS senior Morgan Parrish hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Indians posted a 5-3 victory.

Monday, April 18, 2016
LHS softball team falls to Spartans
LAWRENCEVILLE - Visiting South Knox had only two hits on Wednesday, but took advantage of eight fielding errors in a 7-0 blanking of Lawrenceville High School's softball team at Phil Alsman Memorial Field.

The Spartans (2-3) scored all the runs it would need when it tallied three times in the third inning, and left the rest up to pitcher Katie Keller, who blanked the Indians on three hits.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Salukis split games with South Knox
VINCENNES - Red Hill High School's baseball team entered Saturday's doubleheader with South Knox, Indiana, having suffered four consecutive shutout losses.

Scoring runs wasn't a problem for the Salukis against the Spartans, however, as they crossed the plate 25 times while splitting the two games.

South Knox scored a run in the sixth inning to edge the Salukis in the opening game, 8-7. Red Hill (2-6) snapped a five-game losing streak by blasting South Knox in the second game, 18-6.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Babe Ruth signups set for Saturday
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrence County Babe Ruth Baseball signups are set for Saturday.

The signups are from 10 a.m. until noon at Parkview Junior High School.

For more information contact Tad Shick at 618-421-5154.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
LTC to host free camp at diamond
ROBINSON - The Lincoln Trail College baseball team will host a free clinic on April 16.

The camp begins immediately following the Statesmen's noondoubleheader against Southwestern Illinois. Campers begin with a registration at around 5:15 p.m.and the camp will run until about 7 p.m.

The camp is open to players six to 14 years old. Players will need to bring a glove, bat, cleats, pants, and a hat. Lincoln Trail College will provide water for the camp.

For more information, contact LTC Assistant Baseball Coach Brad Vanderglas at 618-544-8657 ext. 1201.

Friday, April 1, 2016
RHHS softball squad drops opener
BRIDGEPORT - Red Hill High School's softball team was finally able to open the season Tuesday, but visiting Oblong spoiled the day.

The Panthers scored four times in the second inning and never looked back, cruising to a 10-1 win at Leigh Ann Westall Memorial Field.

Oblong (4-0) scored runs in five of its seven at-bats.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Oblong rallies late to hand Indians loss
OBLONG - Host Oblong scored twice in each of its final three at-bats Wednesday to hand Lawrenceville High School's baseball team its third loss in as many games.

The Panthers scored the winning run in their 6-5 victory with two out in the bottom of the seventh, when Dawson Maus reached on a two-out error.

Friday, March 25, 2016
Western breaks discus mark, Red Hill boys win
BRIDGEPORT - Red Hill High School senior Jamesha Western broke her own school record in the discus, helping her team to a third-place finish in the opening track meet of the season Monday, while Red Hill's boys teams was first in 12 of 17 events and won a four-team boys meet.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Salukis drop baseball opener
BRIDGEPORT - A trio of Louisville-North Clay pitchers combined to give up just two hits Wednesday, as the Cardinals downed Red Hill High School's baseball team to open the season, 5-2, at the Tank Farm.

The Salukis made no errors in the game, but were unable to overcome 14 strikeouts at the plate.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
RHHS baseball postponed, to be played Friday
BRIDGEPORT - Red Hill High School's baseball game at Robinson today has been postponed due to wet grounds according to athletic director Traci Gray.

Gray said the game between the Salukis and Maroons will be made up at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

The Salukis are now scheduled to open their season Wednesday when they host Louisville-North Clay.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Seitzinger hopes to help Falcons in relief
CONCORDIA, Wisc. - Tanner Seitzinger is ready to bring the heat.

A 2012 graduate of Red Hill High School, the left-handed throwing Seitzinger recently went into the 90s on the radar gun, while preparing for his final season at Concordia University Wisconsin. The Falcons are an NCAA Division III program, which plays in the Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Wood Shoes edge Indians to claim sectional
FLORA - An old nemesis reared its head again Friday night, putting an end to what was a most enjoyable era in Lawrenceville High School basketball.

The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes - a traditional stumbling block along the state tournament trail for area teams in all sports - tripped up the Indians, 58-54.

The sixth-rated Wooden Shoes (26-6) will travel to Carbondale on Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. super-sectional showdown with Breese Central. The fifth-rated Indians saw a nine-game winning streak snapped, as their season came to a close with a 28-3 mark.

Monday, March 7, 2016
Indians, Shoes ready to rumble
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville High School's basketball team has been on a collision course with Teutopolis all season.

That collision will finally happen tonight, when the fifth-ranked Indians (28-2) and sixth-rated Wooden Shoes (25-6) meet at 7 p.m., for the Illinois High School Association Class 2A sectional championship. The winner will make the long trek to Carbondale on Tuesday to play either third-rated Breese Central (26-5) or Nashville (21-10) in the super-sectional.

Friday, March 4, 2016
Indians make it back-to-back titles
CASEY - Lawrenceville High School's basketball team prefers to light up the scoreboard, but it doesn't have to do so to win.

The Indians proved that Friday night, pulling away to a 65-51 win over rival Robinson in the championship game of the Illinois High School Association Class 2A regional.

It was the eighth straight win for the Tribe, who improved to 27-2. It snapped a stretch of six straight games in which the team had scored 87 points more, a statistic that's meaningless as the team will travel to Flora Tuesday for a 7 p.m. sectional game against Carterville. Teutopolis and Mount Carmel will play in Wednesday's sectional game, with the championship game set for 7 p.m. Friday.

Monday, February 29, 2016


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