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Tornadoes pierce Trojans on Senior Night, 62-16 final

TAYLORVILLE — The three Tornado seniors pose after their fabulous night on the Dolph Stanley court. They came together to score 14 of the 62 points. Left to Right: Summer Brandis, Averi Stephens and Meghan Donnan. Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Photo Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Editor TAYLORVILLE — Senior night at the Dolph Stanley! The Taylorville…

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THS defeats conference foe Bulldogs

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Writer TAYLORVILLE — The Tornadoes girls basketball team hosted conference opponent Mahomet-Seymour on Friday night. Taylorville snagged the lead early and didn’t ever allow it to slip as the go on to defeat the Bulldogs 61-49. The home team played a more all around team game splashing threes all the while…

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7th GRADE TJHS STATE CHAMPS

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Writer (BOLINGBROOK) — The seventh grade girls basketball state champions of 2021 are your Taylorville Tornadoes! The IESA Girls Class 7-4A Basketball State Championship took place last night in Bolingbrook, at Brooks Middle School. Pitting the two best out of the 95 teams in the state in the 7-4A division Taylorville…

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How to help young athletes cope with defeat

The value of athletic competition for children who like to play sports is undeniable. Though not all kids will want to play sports, those who enjoy competing in organized athletics can benefit in myriad ways. Doctors with the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness note that interest in sports should start…

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Five great reasons to participate in scholastic sports

Many kids are introduced to sports at an early age. Though young children may enjoy the recreational aspect of playing sports, a serious passion for a particular sport may develop as children reach high school. Such passions can be encouraged, as participating in sports can be highly beneficial for young people. 1. Learn resilience: Compared…

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Taylorville Wrestling team ready for the season

Members of the Taylorville High School wrestling team, are, from left, Coach Mason Hutchison, Coach Chaz Allen, Aiden Seiler, Hunter Gerlick, Landen Molina, Jordan Hamell, Robert Root, Cody Jackson, William Blue, Mathew Gettings, Gage Rusher, Manager Tanner Smith, Head Coach Jake Smothers and Coach Jeff Emery. Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Photo Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Writer…

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Beware the threat of overuse injuries

Momentum can be a valuable asset as people pursue their fitness goals. Once a fitness routine picks up steam and begins to produce results, the resulting momentum can make it easier for individuals to fully commit to exercise and ultimately achieve, if not exceed, their initial goals. A successful fitness regimen includes various components, not…

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Taylorville boys Bowling picks up where it left off

THS boys bowling team members are, in front, from left, Jaxyn Frost, Ian McGrath, Bradyn Lowe, Jack McGrath, Bryeson Tellor and Cameron Alberts. Middle row, Caden Murphy, AJ Evrley, Justin Champley, Darrian Ippolito, Isaac Sanchez and Jordan Fabian. In back, Coach Shawn Wells, Coach Mike Wells, Erin Long, Samuel Puffenberger, Zander Frye, Coach Gary Caniff…

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Taylorville Girls Bowling team

Girls THS bowling team members are, in front from left, Gabrielle Kelm, Milana Henson, Alyson Williams, Amie Dye and Emma Eyer. In back, Macie Johnson, Lyliannah Edwards, Vivian Rogers, Kylie Callaway, Layne Neal, Elli Skultety, Michaela Bowman and Alisa Becker. Not pictured is Addison Vocks. Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Photo

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THS finishes 3rd; Tarr voted All-Tournament team

TAYLORVILLE— Tay- lorville earned the 3rd place spot in the 2021 Taylorville Girls Basket- ball Holiday Tournament. The Tornadoes played five games defeating Jacksonville (54-38), Mt. Zion (70-41) and Hillsboro (59- 44) for a final tournament record of 3-2. The next game on deck for the Taylorville Girls Basketball team will be Tuesday November 30th.…

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