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LAWRENCEVILLE — A busy week led to several wins and a few losses for local junior high boys’ basketball teams last week. At Flora, Feb. 23, Parkview Junior High School split games, winning the … more
LAWRENCEVILLE — While they have been competitive for the most part, Lawrenceville High School’s girls’ basketball team managed just one win during their busy four-game stretch recently. The … more
BRIDGEPORT — Points continue to be hard to come by for Red Hill High School’s girls’ basketball team. The Lady Salukis lost three more games recently and scored a combined 57 points in those … more
It was a rough weekend on the court for high school boys’ basketball teams in Lawrence County, as the two squads dropped all three games they were involved in. more
Wins have been hard to come by for Parkview Junior High School’s volleyball teams recently, as they lost all six of the matches they compete in recently. more
A rough end to the first half and a slow start to the second proved too much for Lawrenceville High School’s girls’ basketball team Wednesday night. The Lady Indians played well during the early stages of their make-up Little Illini Conference game against Flora, but a lengthy scoreless drought put LHS in a hole they could not climb out of and the end result was a 53-35 loss. “I thought we started pretty good and it was a one point game with four minutes to go in the first half,” LHS head coach Tad Shick said. “But, we tuened the ball over on eight of our last 10 possessions before halftime which put us in a big hole.” more
County rivalry games are generally close regardless of the records or quality of teams and that was the case Wednesday night – for a half. Lawrence County rivals Lawrenceville and Red Hill squared off in their annual meeting on the hardwood and the game was tight through the first two quarters. However, the Indians were able to put some distance between themselves and the Salukis in the third quarter and pulled away for a 53-35 victory, which was also the first victory for first-year LHS head coach Ian Laughlin. “We have been so close, so it was good to finally get a win,” Laughlin said. “For me, this was just another game and I was trying to help our team win. But, I also know for our kids and our parents, that they feel great about being able to beat Red Hill.” more
One was at home and the other was on the road, but the results were the same for Lawrence County’s two high school boys’ basketball teams Tuesday. Both local squads remained winless in Little Illini Conference play, as Lawrenceville lost at home to Newton (48-41) and Red Hill fell on the road at Paris (45-35). more
LOUISVILLE –– Game two was much better than game one for Lawrenceville High School’s boys’ basketball team, but unfortunately for the Indians, it still did not end with a win. The Indians played much better than they did in a season-opening defeat at Teutopolis Feb. 6, but still came away with a 54-47 loss at Louisville-North Clay Saturday. more
OLNEY –– Weather forced some schedule shake-ups last week and that included Red Hill High School’s basketball games against Olney. As a result, the teams played a girls-boys doubleheader Friday night, with no JV contests being played. more
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