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Taylorville Boys Basketball

As heard Wendesday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Nokomis by a final score of 79 to 60

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Taylorville Boys Basketball

As heard Tuesday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Traid defeated Taylorville by a final score of 62 to 54

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Central A&M Boys Basketball

As heard Tuesday night on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, Central A&M defeated Edinburg by a final score of 74 to 64.

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Taylorville Girls Basketball

As heard Tuesday night on New Country 104.1 FM, the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes defeated the Lady Rochester Rockets by a final score of 48 to 36.

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Taylorville Boys Basketball

As heard Monday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Civic Memorial defeated Taylorville by a final score of 62 to 58.

 

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Central A&M Girls Basketball

As heard Saturday night on Groovy 97.3 WRAN, Pana defeated Central A&M by a final score of 50 to 39.

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EIU Panthers Football

As heard Saturday night on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR & New Country 98.3 WSVZ, Austin Peay defeated EIU by a final score of 28 to 13

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Taylorville Girls Basketball

As heard Saturday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Civic Memorial defeated Taylorville by a final score of 69 to 29.

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Shelbyville Rams Football Team End Their Season In Football Playoffs

The Shelbyville Rams football team ended their 2017 season in Shelbyville Saturday afternoon.  They were defeated in the semi-final round of the Illinois High School Association football playoffs, by Maroa-Forsyth 25 to 14.

 

The Rams held their own in the first half, but turnovers proved costly for them in the 2nd half, as the Trojans scored unanswered points as a result.

 

The game was held in windy and rainy conditions, which caused a lot of fumbles on both sides.

 

WRAN groovy 97.3 broadcast the Shelbyville playoff games this season.

 

Maroa-Forsyth plays in the state Class 2-A Football Championship this Friday at 1pm at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb.

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Taylorville Girls Basketball

As heard Saturday afternoon on Newtalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Hillsboro by a fnal score of 75 to 48

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Taylorville Girls Basketball

As heard Friday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Mt. Zion by a final score of 41 to 33. 

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Central A&M Girls Basketball

As heard Friday night on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, the Central A&M Lady Raiders defeated Athens by a final score of 58 to 35.  

 

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Shelbyville Football

As heard Saturday afternoon on Groovy 97.3 WRAN, Shelbyville defeated Westville by a final score of 51 to 44.

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Taylorville Football

As heard Saturday afternoon on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Herscher defeated Taylorville by a final score of 43 to 6.

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EIU Panther Football

As heard on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR & New Country 98.3 WSVZ, the EIU Panthers defeated the Eastern Kentucky Colonels by a final score 23 to 20 in OT.

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Shelbyville Football

As heard Saturday afternoon on Groovy 97.3 WRAN, Shelbyville defeated Downs (Tri-Valley) by a final score of 50 to 35.

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Taylorville Football

As heard Saturday afternoon on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Coal City by a final score of 42 to 7.

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Central A&M Football

As heard Saturday afternoon on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, Argenta-Oreana defeated Central A&M by a final score of 56 to 12. 

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Shelbyville Football

As heard Saturday afternoon on Groovy 97.3 WRAN, Shelbyville defeated Villa Grove by a final score of 44 to 6.

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EIU Panther Football

As heard Saturday afternoon on New Country 98.3 WSVZ, the Tennessee Martin Skyhawks defeated the EIU Panthers by a final score of 27 to 10.

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IHSA First Round Area Playoff Football Matchups

AREA PLAYOFF MATCHUPS

 

CLASS 1A

 

Toledo (Cumberland) (7-2) at Decatur Lutheran (7-2) – 7 p.m. Friday

 

Central A&M (5-4) at Argenta-Oreana (8-1) – 1 p.m. Saturday

Hear the game LIVE on Genuine Country, 94.3 WMKR starting at 12:30!

 

Chester (5-4) at Tuscola (9-0) – 4 p.m. Saturday

 

 

 

CLASS 2A

 

Villa Grove (Coop) (6-3) at Shelbyville (7-2) – 1 p.m. Saturday

Hear the game LIVE on Groovy 97.3 WRAN starting at 12:45!

 

Auburn (5-4) vs. Hamilton (West Hancock Coop) (9-0) – 1:30 p.m. Saturday

Game at Warsaw

 

 

 

CLASS 3A

 

East Alton – Wood River (7-2) at Carlinville (8-1) – 7 p.m. Friday

 

Greenville (7-2) at Sesser-Valier (Coop) – 1 p.m. Saturday

 

Marshall (6-3) at Decatur St. Teresa (8-1) – 2 p.m. Saturday

 

Vandalia (6-3) at Fairfield (9-0) – 2 p.m. Saturday

 

Hillsboro (6-3) at Anna-Jonesboro (9-0) – 2 p.m. Saturday

 

DuQuoin (7-2) at Pana (8-1) – 2 p.m. Saturday

 

 

 

CLASS 4A

 

Fairbury (Prairie Central) (5-4) at Rochester (9-0) – 7 p.m. Friday

 

Manteno (6-3) at Effingham (8-1) – 2 p.m. Saturday

 

Coal City (6-3) at Taylorville (8-1) – 3 p.m. Saturday

Hear the game LIVE on NewsTalk WTIM, The Big 870 AM, 96.1 FM Taylorville or 107.5 FM Shelbyville starting at 2:45!

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Miller Media Group Announces Saturday Football Broadcast Schedule

The Miller Media Group has announced their football broadcast schedule for this weekend.

The Taylorville Tornadoes first round state playoff game will be heard on NEWSTALK WTIM The BIG 870 AM across Central Illinois, and 96.1 FM in Christian County, 107.5 FM in Shelby County, starting with the pre-game show at 2:45 in the afternoon.

The Central A-and-M Raiders football team begin playoff action this Saturday on WMKR Genuine Country 94.3, with the pre-game show at 12:30.

The Shelbyville Rams first round football playoff game will be heard this Saturday on WRAN groovy 97.3, with the pre-game show at 12:45.

And, the Eastern Illinois University Panthers football team will be heard this Saturday on WSVZ NEW Country 98.3, at 1:30 in the afternoon.

All games will be streamed on-line at taylorvilledailynews.com.

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Shelbyville Rams Athletics Having Successful Fall Season

The IHSA Football Playoffs are here once again and Shelbyville High School is looking to make another deep run. Along with football, the Rams are experiencing success in other fall sports as well.

 

Tony Pullen, the Athletic Director at Shelbyville High School appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our Downtown Shelbyville studios, and explained how the IHSA Football Playoff bracket works.

 

 

Shelbyville High School is also making space in their trophy cabinet for another title brought home by the girls volleyball team, after winning the CIC Conference title.

 

 

The Shelbyville Rams Football team will begin their playoff run with a game at Shelbyville High School this upcoming week against Villa Grove, heard on New Country 98.3 WSVZ.

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EIU Panther Football

As heard Saturday afternoon on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR & New Country 98.3 WSVZ, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks defeated the EIU Panthers by a score of 30 to 14.

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Central A&M Football

As heard Friday night on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, Warresnburgh-Latham defeated Central A&M by a final score of 54 to 12.

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Taylorville Football

As heard Friday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Civic Memorial by a final score of 46 to 12.

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Shelbyville Football

As heard Friday night on Groovy 97.3 WRAN, St Teressa defeated Shelbyville by a final score of 28 to 21.

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EIU Panther Football

As heard Saturday afternoon on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR and New Country 98.3 WSVZ, the EIU Panthers defeated the Murray State Racers by a final score of 27 to 24 in 2OT.

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Central A&M Football

As heard Friday night on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, Shelbyville defeated Central A&M by a final score of 57 to 0.

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Shelbyville Football

As heard Friday night on Groovy 97.3 WRAN, Shelbyville defeated Central A&M by a final score of 57 to 0.  

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Taylorville Football

As heard Friday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Mt. Zion by a score of 34 to 6.

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EIU Panther Football

As heard Saturday evening on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR & New Country 98.3 WSVZ, the EIU Panthers defeated the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles by a final score of 24 to 23.

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Central A&M Football

As heard Friday night on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, Central A&M defeated Sullivan-Okaw Valley by a final score of 46 to 6.

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Taylorville Football

As heard Friday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Mattoon by a final score of 16 to 6.

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Shelbyville Football

As heard Friday night on Groovy 97.3 WRAN, Shelbyville defeated Clinton by a final score of 40 to 0.

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EIU Panther Football

As heard on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR and New Country 98.3 WSVZ, the EIU Panthers defeated the Tennessee State Tigers in double overtime by a final score of 19 to 16.

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Central A&M Football

As heard Friday night on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, St. Teressa defeated Central A&M by a final score of 55 to 20. 

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Shelbyville Football

As heard Friday night on Groovy 97.3 WRAN, Shelbyville leads Clinton by a score of 8 to 0 after 1Q.

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Taylorville Football

As heard Friday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Alton Marquette by a final score of 28 to 7.

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Shelbyville Football

As heard on New Country 98.3 WSVZ, Shelbyville defeated Warrensburg-Latham by a final score of 44 to 41.

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Taylorville Football

As heard on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM and 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Lincoln by a final score of 56 to 6.

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Central A&M Football

As heard on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, Tuscola defeated Central A&M by a final score of 50 to 0.

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Central A&M Football

As heard on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, Central A&M defeated Clinton by a final score of 28 to 18.

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Taylorville Football

As heard on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM and 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Mahomet Seymour by a final score of 31 to 12.

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Shelbyville Football

As heard on New Country 98.3  WSVZ, Tuscola defeate Shelbyville by a final score of 47 to 44.

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Report Indicates Loren Tate is Leaving His Keyboard Behind

It's the end of an era for Fighting Illini sports and we're not talking about the demise of "War Chant". The Alton Telegraph reports the athletic program's unofficial historian, Loren Tate, is stepping away from the keyboard, ending his Tatelines column based out of the Champaign News Gazette. Reports out of Champaign say Tate, a longtime fixture on Illini broadcasts here, will continue some radio duties. The 86-year-old Tate played basketball at the U of I after graduating from Monticello High School. He left the area in the mid 50s to serve as Sports Editor for the Hammond Times in Hammond, Indiana then returned to Champaign to work for the News-Gazette in 1966. He continued writing for the paper while he served as sports director of WICD TV through the late 70s. He later migrated to radio working on WDWS, he moved up to Executive Sports Editor of the News-Gazette in 1987. He also is a member of the IHSA Basketball Hall of Fame, the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame, and the Monticello High School Hall of Fame and he received the University of Illinois honorary Varsity I award. He also authored the book "A Century of Orange and Blue: Celebrating 100 Years of Fighting Illini Basketball".

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Central A&M Football

As heard Friday night on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, Central A&M defeated Meridian by a final score of 40 to 20.

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Shelbyville Football

As heard Friday night on New Country 98.3 WSVZ, Shelbyville defeated Sullivan by a final score of 58 to 7.

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Taylorville Football

As heard Friday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Charleston by a final score of 55 to 20.

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Shelbyville Football

As heard Friday night on New Country 98.3 WSVZ. Shelbyville defeated Cerra Gordo by a final score of 52 to 12.

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Taylorville Football

As heard Friday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 and 107.5 FM, Effingham defeated Taylorville by a final score of 50 to 37.

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Central A&M Football

As heard Friday night on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, Central A&M defeated Argenta-Oreana in 2OT by a final score of 48 to 42.

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No More War Chant Songs at U of I Games

The times they are still a changing for University of Illinois sports. War Chant music is now off limits at all sporting events. The decision was made at the end of last football season but it wasn't revealed until yesterday. Athletic department officials asked members of the Illini Pride student group to stop playing the war chant song on a drum Thursday at a soccer game. School officials say the move is part of an effort to be more inclusive and students are responding to it less in the post Chief Illiniwek era.

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Central A&M Football

As heard Friday night on Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR, Central A&M defeated Arcola by a final score of 26 to 19.

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Shelbyville Football

As heard Friday night on New Country 98.3 WSVZ, Shelbyville defeated Pawnee by a final score of 64 to 0.

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Taylorville Tornadoes Football

As heard Friday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Mt. Vernon by a final score 42 to 6. 

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Shelbyville Football

As heard on New Country 98.3 WSVZ, Shelbyville defeated Pawnee by a final score of 64 to 0.

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Ryan Ends Play in US Senior Open

Taylorville's Dave Ryan ended his play on Friday in the U-S Senior Open golf tournament at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachusetts, missing the cut after the 2nd round.

The cut after Friday's 2nd round was one over par, and Ryan shot a 6 over for the 2 days.

Atop the leaderboard for the 3rd day in a row, was Kirk Triplett, whose 3 day total was 4 under par.

It was Ryan's first appearance in the U-S Senior Open.

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Dave Ryan Tied for 92nd Place After 2nd Day of US Senior Open

Taylorville golfer Dave Ryan shot a 3-over par 73 in his 2nd day of play Friday, in the U-S Senior Open at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachussetts, and is 6 over for the tournament.  Ryan is tied for 92nd place. 

Atop the leaderboard after Friday's play, was Kirk Triplett, who led the tournament for a 2nd day in a row.  Friday, Triplett shot a 3 under par, and is eleven under par for the tournament.

The second round of the tournament Friday was suspended with 24 players still to finish.  Play resumes on Saturday at 6:45 in the morning Eastern Time.

Stay tuned to Regional Radio for further updates on Ryan's play, as well as on taylorvilledailynews-dot-com.

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Dave Ryan Tied for 84th Place after First Round of Senior PGA Open

Taylorville's Dave Ryan is tied for 84th place after the first round of the Senior P-G-A Open at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachussetts.

Ryan shot a 3 over par 73 in his Thursday play.  He tees off this afternoon at 1:37 Eastern Time.

On top of the leader board is Kirk Triplett who is 8 under par, and shot a 62 in his first round on Thursday.

Keep up with Dave Ryan's play by going to usga-dot-org, and stay tuned to Regional Radio to follow Ryan's play this weekend.

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New Illini Coach Fulfilling A Life-long Dream

 

New University of Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood continues to reach out around the state. He was the guest speaker at an Illinois Broadcasters Association event in Normal on Tuesday. He says it was quite a trip that brought him to the U-of-I.



It’s Underwood’s second stint in Illinois. He spent several years as an assistant at Western Illinois University early in his career. 

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Taylorville Baseball

As heard Wednesday night on New Country 104.1 FM, the Chatham-Glenwood Titans defeated the Taylorville Tornadoes by a final score of 2 to 0.

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Shelbyville Baseball

As heard Monday night on New Country 98.3 WSVZ, the Meridian Hawks defeated the Shelbyville Rams by a final score of 13 to 9.

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Taylorville Softball

As heard Saturday morning on New Country 104.1 FM, the Rantoul Lady Eagles defeated the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes by a final score of 16 to 11.

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Shelbyville JV Baseball

As heard Friday evening on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM and 107.5 FM, the Altamont Indians JV team defeated the Shelbyville Rams JV team by a final score of 6 to 1. 

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Taylorville Baseball

As heard on New Country 104.1 FM, the Mattoon Greenwave defeated the Taylorville Tornadoes by a final score of 12 to 4.

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Taylorville Baseball

As heard Saturday afternoon on New Country 104.1 FM, the Mattoon Greenwave defeated the Taylorville Tornadoes by a final score of 9 to 4.

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Taylorville Softball

As heard on New Country 104.1, Charleston defeated Taylorville by a final score of 7 to 1.

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Taylorville Softball

As heard on New Country 104.1, Taylorville defeated Nokomis by a final score of 4 to 1.

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THS Baseball Preview with Head Coach Brian Sample

 

Taylorville baseball will be starting up soon and with the warmer weather than normal, the team has been able to get a lot of time on the field. THS head coach Brian Sample, who was a guest on Newstalk WTIM's Coaches Show last Saturday morning, said normally this is a time where the field is still being prepared but getting his squad some live action is always welcome. 
 
 
Coach Sample says his team will rely on a lot of returning players and upperclassmen to lead them this year.
 
 
THS will begin their season at home against Morrisonville on Tuesday March 14th at 4pm. 

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Extended Post Game on Taylorville Boys Basketball

 

Taylorville fell to Springfield Southeast in the semi-final game of the Class 3A IHSA Regional Tuesday night and Regional Radio Sports caught up with head coach Ryan Brown to discuss the season overall.
 
Coach Brown said the game was about as even as you could get throughout the night.
 
 
THS finished 16-15 overall and 5-5 in the Apollo Conference but Coach Brown said the game showed the potential the basketball program has to grow and become something even better.
 
 
 
Regional Radio Sports would like to thank Coach Brown and his staff as well as anyone involved in Taylorville athletics for letting Jake Linder and Daniel Statum be a part of the season by calling all the games.

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THS Boys Basketball Fall Just Short in Semi-Final of Regional; Coach Focuses on Senior Leadership in Post Game

 
Taylorville fell to Springfield Southeast in the semi-final game of the Class 3A IHSA Regional, 55-52. The Tornadoes were led by Senior guard, Logan Clayton with 17 points and Junior, Jordan Moats with 16. THS head coach Ryan Brown spoke after the game about the play and leadership of his seniors, Clayton as well as Lawrence Curtin.
 
 
Coach Brown on his senior, Logan Clayton.
 
 
Taylorville finished the year at 16-15 overall and 5-5 in Apollo Conference play. 
 
BOX SCORE;
 
Taylorville: Curtin 10pts, 3rbs. Clayton 17pts, 3rbs, 1steal. Moats 16pts, 1rb, 5steals.
Southeast: Williams 16pts, 5rbs, 1steal. Fairlee 17pts, 11rbs. 

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Taylorville Routs Clinton; Shifts Gears to Southeast for Semi-Final of Class 3A Regional

 

Taylorville used a 20-8 3rd quarter and 25 points from Logan Clayton (14 in the 3rd) to take down Clinton 71-57 in round 1 of the Class 3A IHSA Regional. THS poured in 14 3-pointers and forced 20+ turnovers in the rout of the Maroons.
 
The teams were only separated by 1 point going into halftime and THS head coach Ryan Brown said after the game this Maroons team came out ready to play and maybe even surprised his team a little.
 
 
Coach Brown talked about his team's recent success of winning 4 of their last 5 and this Springfield Southeast team, which he hopes, his team's hard work this year will pay off against them come game time. 
 
 
THS will tip off against Southeast at 7pm and you can listen to the pre game show on 96.1FM Christian county, 107.5FM Shelby county, worldwide at TDN.com, and on the WTIM app. Jake Linder and Daniel Statum will be on the call at 6:40pm for the pre game show. 

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Taylorville Boys Basketball

As heard Monday night on Newstalk WTIM 96.1 FM & 107.5 FM, Taylorville defeated Clinton by a final score of 71 to 57.

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Tornadoes Basketball Tip Off Regional Play Tonight vs Clinton

 

Taylorville boys basketball will take on Clinton High School in round 1 of the Class 3A Regional tonight. THS is the host school for this regional and drew an #8 seed whereas the Maroons of Clinton got a #10 seed. THS is coming off of a final regular season game loss to Effingham last Friday night but playing some of their basketball of the year overall and they hope to carry that into postseason play.
 
Tornadoes head coach, Ryan Brown reacted after the Effingham game where he said his team's effort and intensity are there and if they can put that into every game the rest of the way, they'll put themselves in positions to be successful.
 
 
Coach Brown talked about the size and athleticism the Tornadoes will have to contend with tonight.
 
 
Tip off is set for 7pm and you can listen to the pre game show with Jake Linder and Daniel Statum at 6:40pm on Newstalk WTIM, that's 96.1FM Christian county, 107.5FM Shelby county, worldwide on the web stream at TDN.com, and also on the WTIM app! The pre, half and post game shows will also be video simulcasted on TDN's Facebook page. 

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