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THS boys pick up first doubles W

CHATHAM — After battling the elements the Taylorville boys tennis team took to Chatham Glenwood High School on Wednesday, April 17. Despite falling to the Titans in the overall meet itself (7-1) the Tornadoes picked up their first doubles match victory of 2024. Teammates Ryan Ebert and Owen Busboom were the pair to secure the…

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Taylorville pounds Unity Christian

TAYLORVILLE — Baseball at Taylorville High School is heating up. Their most recent matchup was held on Wednesday, April 17 at home against Unity Christian. The Tornadoes came alive in a big way totaling 14 RBIs enroute to a 17-0. Sophomore right hander Isaac Repscher took the mound for the Purple and Gold. The southpaw…

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Taylorville High School Sports Hall of Fame: 1968-1969 Boys Basketball Team

As the 1968-1969 basketball season approached, Taylorville boys basketball had a new head coach, Taylorville native, Don Williams.   Williams a 1953 graduate of Taylorville High School had previously been an assistant coach at high schools in Dubuque, Rockford (under Dolph Stanley) and Pekin where he assisted Dawdy Hawkins.   This being his first head…

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Bob Ridings Ford donates to THS Hall of Fame

TAYLORVILLE — Bob Ridings Ford in Taylorville recently made a donation to the Taylorville High School Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame banquet is set for Saturday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the THS Cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased by calling 217-820-9468 or 217-824-2268.

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Taylorville High School Sports Hall of Fame: Zach Beaty

Zach Beaty graduated from Taylorville High School in 2002 and was a three year starter and four year letter winner on the Tornadoes basketball team.  During his career,  he scored 1072 points placing him 4th on the all-time scoring list. Beaty earned MVP honors during each of 2000, 2001, 2002 seasons and was selected to…

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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 emerges victorious opposite Jacksonville, 1-0

Lucas Domonousky, Breeze-Courier Sports Editor TAYLORVILLE — Extra inning games either make or break an afternoon. Some teams answer the call while others fail to pick up the phone. For sophomores Colton Gatton, Maxx Grieme and the entire Taylorville varsity baseball team, they found themselves on the positive end of an 8 inning match against…

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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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