Taylorville High School sports are in full swing and with programs finding success through some building years, and others remaining dominant, constant effort and sacrifice is made by the young athletes daily. Taylorville Football is making their push for the Apollo Conference playoffs, a two-year-old tennis team has picked up some match wins, and Girls Varsity Basketball is set for their winter season with high hopes.
Keeping the athletics in order at Taylorville High School is Jason Hadley, Taylorville High School Athletic Director. Hadley began by speaking on the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team who have faced off against some tough competition in the Apollo Conference, but with a record of 20-6, it has been smooth sailing.
Under the winning spotlight for much of their time as high schoolers is the Girls Varsity Basketball squad, wrapping up last year with a close loss in the playoffs against East St. Louis, and finishing the year 22-9 overall.
Two years ago a Senior Varsity Tennis player, Mia Morelock, brought tennis to the attention of Hadley as the school has not had a team since the courts were removed in 2012. The girl's tennis team has amassed 12 players since the rebirth of the team and has picked up wins this season.
With Taylorville sports programs in different stages of life, one aspect remains the same, dedicated athletes working towards a goal of success while handling themselves with maturity on the field or the court.
Jason Hadley appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.