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County squad seeks more success
LAWRENCEVILLE - A year ago, high school golf teams from Lawrenceville and Red Hill came together with spectacular results.

Miss Salukis score victory
BRIDGEPORT - Red Hill Junior High School's softball team made the most of seven hits Friday in rolling past visiting West Salem, 12-3.

The Miss Salukis (2-4) scored three runs in the opening frame, then scored seven times in the bottom of the third to stretch their lead to 10-1.

Caitlin Bowersock tossed a complete game for coach Greg McKinney's team, and allowed five hits. Bowersock walked one batter and fanned eight.

Bowersock had two hits for RHJH, while Sara Joines, Allie Johnson, Anna Bickers, Cheyenne Daugherty and Mattie Ryan added one hit apiece.


Monday, August 24, 2015
SIU junior linebacker eager to return to playing field
CARBONDALE - At Monday's practice, the Southern Illinois University first-team linebacking unit featured four players who have never started a game in their college careers. Not to worry, though, help is on the way.

Junior inside linebacker Chase Allen, who started every game in 2014 and led the team with 95 tackles, should be back in the lineup soon. The Belleville, Ill. native missed spring ball with a back injury and is still not 100 percent, but he's pain-free and available for limited duty. He expects to start on Sept. 5 at Indiana.

"I'm a little bit behind," Allen admits. "I'm just studying and trying to get on the same page as my teammates."

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Illini to hold day for fans on Aug. 15
CHAMPAIGN, IL. - Fighting Illini football fans will have an opportunity to meet and get autographs from the 2015 student-athletes and head coach Tim Beckman on Aug. 15, from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the Great West Hall at Memorial Stadium. Admission for the event is free and parking will be available in the northwest lot of State Farm Center free of charge.

Fans attending Fan Appreciation Day will be able to enter on the west side of Memorial Stadium starting at 5 p.m. Team posters and markers will be available for players to sign, but fans can also bring their own markers and items to be autographed (limit of 2 per person).

Players will be seated by position groups in the Great West Hall. Out of respect for other fans waiting in line, players will not be able to accommodate photo requests from fans.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Four chosen for induction on Sept. 19
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville High School Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 12th class in a ceremony at the high school on Sept. 19.

New inductees will include Charles Bootman, Nolan Cork, Bob Gher and Tom Meeks, while the 1977 LHS football team will also be honored.

The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the annual LHS homecoming football game. The Indians will host Flora at Ed Loeb Field at 2 p.m. that day. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony begins with a 6 p.m. social hour in the LHS gym, followed by the program at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
LTC holding volleyball tryouts 
ROBINSON - Area women interested in playing volleyball at Lincoln Trail College will have a chance to tryout for the team.

  College officials said head coach Kristin Selph will offer open tryouts for the team from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Lincoln Trail College Sports Center.

The tryouts are open to students that will be freshmen or sophomores at Lincoln Trail College or who would like to attend Lincoln Trail College.

  "This is a great opportunity for anyone that wants to play college volleyball," said Selph. "I'm looking for players that are willing to put in the work to help grow the Lady Statesmen. We also want players that are going to be strong students and leaders on and off the court."

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Parkview baseball meeting set for Wednesday
LAWRENCEVILLE - A meeting for prospective Parkview Junior High School baseball players and parents is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school's cafeteria.

Coach Jeremy Sanders said the meeting is for anyone interested in playing baseball. For more information, or if you cannot attend the meeting, call Sanders at 928-1503.

Friday, July 17, 2015
Lawrence County All-Stars fall in finals
OLNEY - The Lawrence County All-Stars were eliminated from the 10-year-old District 1 Tournament after reaching the championship.

In the double-elimination affair, host Olney downed Lawrence County 15-3 to claim the title with a spotless 4-0 record.

Both teams collected eight hits, however a difference in the game was that Lawrence County pitchers issued 11 walks.

For Lawrence County, Dawson Holtz had a double and two singles while Drevin Sanders had two singles. Leyton Ivers doubled and Ethan Smith and Peyton Ray collected singles.

Lawrence County ended tournament play at 2-2 with wins over Mount Carmel and Salem and two losses to Olney.

The Olney All-Stars now advance to the Section/State Tournament.


Thursday, July 16, 2015
Football camp begins Monday
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville Junior Football League will be putting on a football camp sponsored by the Fullbackers Club starting Monday.

Organizers said the camp will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Cost is $30.

The camp will cover instruction on technique and fundamentals for all positions for all levels. Days will be broken down by positions and groups will be assigned by experience level, from beginner to eighth grade. All campers will receive instruction at every position.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Lawrence County All-Stars fall
LAWRENCEVILLE - There was no suspense on the opening night of play at the Illinois District 1 12-year-old All-Star Tournament on the diamond in Lawrenceville City Park Thursday.

After the opening games were delayed one day by heavy rains, things got under way Thursday with a pair of blowouts that were settled by the 10-run rule.

In the opening game of the four-team tournament, Mount Carmel blanked Salem, 10-0. In the final game of the night, Olney handled the host Lawrence County team, 13-0.

Friday, July 10, 2015
Scrimmages, tryouts set for PJHS softball team
LAWRENCEVILLE - Parkview Junior High School's softball team will hold scrimmages from 8 until 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, and July 20 and 22 at Phil Alsman Memorial Field, according to coach Jerica Zanton.

A parents meeting is set for 5 p.m. July 21 in the PJHS cafeteria.

Zanton says tryouts will be from 8 until 10:30 a.m., July 27 and 28.


Monday, July 6, 2015
Salukis' Holtz chosen to play in WVCA All-Star game
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Tristan Holtz will put on a football helmet one last time later this week.

A 2015 Red Hill High School graduate, Holtz will play for the Black Team Saturday in the annual Wabash Valley Coaches Association All-Star football game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. EST at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Indiana State University.

Holtz is the only Lawrence County player who will play in this year's contest. Lawrenceville High School is no longer a member of the WVFCA.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Six Indians, six Salukis make up 2015 all-county team
LAWRENCEVILLE - Six athletes from both Lawrence County high schools have been chosen for the Daily Record's All-Lawrence County Spring Sports team.

This is the second year that the newspaper has chosen an all-county team from the sports of baseball, softball and boys and girls track.

Three players each were selected from the sports of baseball and softball. In addition three runners were chosen from both boys and girls track.

Friday, June 12, 2015
Lawrenceville native Manley hangs on for title
LAWRENCEVILLE - Zach Manley doesn't play a lot of golf these days, but he obviously remembers his way around the course at Lawrence County Country Club.

A 2009 graduate of Lawrenceville High School who now lives in Terre Haute, Indiana, Manley shot a 4-under-par score of 140 over the weekend to claim the championship in the Albright Motors Lawrence County Open.

Monday, June 8, 2015
Three from county make All-LIC first team
FLORA - Three Lawrence County players have earned first-team All-Little Illini Conference for their exploits on the diamond this spring.

Lawrenceville High School senior Amarae Miller was one of 18 players chosen for the first team in softball while a pair of Lawrence County juniors - Lawrenceville's Jordan Shick and Red Hill's Dalton Murray - made the first team in baseball.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
RHHS junior runs in state meet
Red Hill High School junior Lance Holmes participated in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at the Illinois High School Association Class A track and field finals Thursday in Charleston.

Holmes ran his second-fastest time ever, 42.10 seconds, but failed to qualify for Saturday's championship race. Holmes placed fifth in a field of nine in Thursday's heat at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Holmes would have had to run 40.84 to claim one of the nine spots in Saturday's finals.

Friday, May 29, 2015


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