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Lancers spoil Senior Night for Tornadoes

Lucas Domonousky, Breeze-Courier Sports Editor TAYLORVILLE — A trio of Taylorville senior players were recognized before and after the Monday, April 15 matchup against Lincolnwood High School. A battle within the pitchers circle proved to bring out the best for both teams. It was the Lancers, initially down 1-0, who shot back and stole the…

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Taylorville Boys Track and Field Senior Night

Lucas Domonousky, Breeze-Courier Sports Editor TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville High School’s Sports Complex played host to the first outdoor Track and Field meet of the Spring season. For the boys team, Thursday, April 11th brought with it rainy showers, smiles and Senior Night. Eleven total upperclassman were recognized for their dedication to the program. The weather…

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Taylorville High School HOFs Nate Turner

TAYLORVILLE–Nate Turner graduated from Taylorville High School in 2005 and was a three year letter winner on the Taylorville Tornadoes’ baseball team and lettered in 2002 and 2004 on the football team. It was the 2005 baseball season that defined Turner’s career as a Tornado baseball player.  The Tornadoes finished the season with 20 wins…

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Taylorville boys tennis begins season

SHELBYVILLE — Taylorville finally got their boys tennis season underway in Shelbyville on Monday, April 8. Overall, the Tornadoes fell to the Rams by a final score of 9-0. SINGLES Taylorville’s number one option, Carter Donnan, lead his team into battle to begin the Spring season. The lone senior dropped his matchup in two sets;…

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Monday Morning Retired Men’s Golf League

TAYLORVILLE — The Monday Morning Retired Men’s Golf League kick started their 2024 season this passed Monday, April 8. Eight teams returned to Lakeshore Golf Course for another lengthy season filled with a ton of excitement, maximum sunshine and (hopefully) minimal rainy days. WEEK ONE RESULTS Taking the week one lead, Calandro caps off their…

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Taylorville High School HOF: James Achenbach

James Achenbach graduated from Taylorville High School in 1960 and lettered in Basketball and Golf. Following graduation, Achenbach attended the University of Iowa where he earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. Following graduation, Achenbach started a career in sports journalism working at the Sarasota Times, covering Florida State Football and later at the Mesa Tribune…

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THS girls pick up first soccer victory of ’24

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville’s girls soccer team hosted two back to back games at home to start off their week. The Tornadoes forced a draw with Monticello on Monday, April 8. Just 3:26 into the second half, Monticello took a 1-0 lead over Taylorville. Freshman Josephine Durbin went on a solo run to the goal to…

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Pana drops Central A & M in 5 innings Monday

MOWEAQUA — The Central A & M Raiders scored a single run in the bottom of the first, but that was the only run they could muster in Monday’s 16-1, 5-inning victory by the Pana Panthers. Pana stopped a 3-game losing streak after falling to Arthur-Okaw Christian and Meridian by scores of 6-4 in both…

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Pana girls splits round robin games

MACON — The Pana Panthers softball team took part in round robin action on Saturday, Apr. 6, with Buffalo Tri-City and the Meridian Hawks. They split those contest, beating Tri-City, 8-4, but losing to Meridian, 5-4. In the opening game against Tri-City, Pana came out hot with a 5-run first inning and were able to…

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Tornado turned Viking: Rahar signs with Augustana College

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Editor TAYLORVILLE — Augustana College received its newest football player on Tuesday, April 9. Taylorville senior Clark Rahar signed his letter of intent to continue his football career with the Vikings at the next level. Clark’s freshman year was the dreaded 2020 season he and many others know as, “the Covid…

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