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Three Carlinville Wrestling Club athletes earn multiple wins at state

By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter None of the three Carlinville Wrestling Club representatives made it onto the podium at the IKFW state meet, but they all were very close. Colt Rosentreter, Wesley Smith and Riley Smith simply refused to give in without a fight. The grit and determination of these young men paid major…

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CHS girls’ basketball holds ‘end of season’ banquet

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Recently, the Carlinville High School girls’ basketball team congregated for the final time at its ‘end of season’ banquet in the CHS cafeteria. The evening started with a dinner, followed by some final words courtesy of the coaches and the presentation of awards. Though the evening had the…

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Staunton seventh grade volleyball headed to state

Staunton, Carlinville, Gillespie and Bunker Hill eighth graders in regional semifinals By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The sustained success for Staunton volleyball continued when the Terriers punched yet another ticket to the Illinois Elementary School state finals Mar. 6 at the Vandalia sectional. The SJHS seventh graders knocked off North Mac for their 25th…

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CHS wrestling legend Jake Schwartz reflects on memorable career

“I will always have Cavalier wrestling in my roots” By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Carlinville High School captain Jake Schwartz started wrestling in kindergarten and the rest was history. Ever since he attended his first practice, 14 years ago, the sport has been part of the senior’s life. Although Schwartz is hanging up the…

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HS boys’ hoops: Remaining four county teams booted from regional semifinals

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The final four Macoupin County teams left standing each made their final exit in the semifinal round of the Illinois High School Association boys’ basketball playoffs last week. Southwestern was sent home earlier than expected. Meanwhile, Bunker Hill, North Mac and Greenfield-Northwestern were shut down by higher-ranked heavyweights.…

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HS girls’ hoops: Staunton captures first regional title, advances to Pleasant Plains

  Greenfield-Northwestern and North Mac eliminated in regional semis By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The 2022-23 season is forever etched in the historic glory days for the Staunton High School girls’ basketball program. After breaking the all-time school record in regular season victories, SHS is embarking on its first ever journey to sectionals. Corrie…

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