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Junior Football season kicks off

Last weekend marked the start of the 2022 Junior Football League season. In fifth grade action, Southwestern, North Mac and Carlinville posted shutout victories. The Piasa Birds edged Vandalia, 8-0. North Mac blitzed Gillespie, 28-0, and Carlinville bruised Litchfield after having its game moved to home turf Aug. 7. Staunton fell to Hillsboro, 32-6. Carlinville…

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Tate Duckels, Colin Thoroman win championships at Edgewood Junior Classic

Carlinville’s Tate Duckels won first place in the boys’ 14-15 championship flight at the Edgewood Classic Aug. 3. Duckels shot a 157 for the tournament. Staunton’s Broc Best places third in boys’ 16-17 championship flight The fall sports’ season is here and local golfers are coming in sharp, particularly Carlinville’s Tate Duckels and North Mac…

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The CAH Auxiliary 5k to wellness event is Sept. 10

The Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary announced that its annual 5k to wellness is back after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10. The one-half mile fun run/walk begins at 8 a.m. The 5k run/walk starts at 8:30. The fun run/walk begins on the wellness path just south of the Carlinville…

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2022 JFL Football season starts August 6

Carlinville JFL opens this Saturday, Aug. 6 with fifth, sixth and eighth grade at Litchfield with fifth grade playing at 10 a.m., sixth grade at 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. The seventh grade plays at Carrollton at 5 p.m.      

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Vinyard, Carlinville golfers show out at Drysdale

  Carter Zilm and Colin Pope win at Shoal Creek By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Carlinville golfers were on a roll at the Drysdale tournament in Springfield July 11-14. Three Cavaliers walked away with hardware, including Cade Vinyard, who ranked second overall in the 11-13 boys’ age division. Tate Duckels and Colin Pope eached…

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33rd annual Tour De Donut held in Staunton, Mt. Olive and Eagarville

  By JACKSON WILSON Coal Country Times Reporter Weather consisting of rain showers and a mid-60s temparature isn’t usually expected in the middle of a Midwestern July. However, this was the case for the 33rd annual Tour De Donut July 9. Although there came quite the downpour at the starting line in Staunton, the forecast…

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Staunton High School Trap Team places 36th at nationals

  “This event is more than competition. It is team building and experiences like no other.” Although nationals didn’t end with the Staunton High School Trap Team bringing home any hardware, the experience of a lifetime was a valuable consolation prize. The Bulldogs placed 36th overall in a battle that featured 230 of America’s top…

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Blackburn College to add track athletics programs for the 2022-23 season

Men and women will compete in indoor and outdoor middle and long-distance races Blackburn College will add two new athletic teams for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. Men’s and women’s track will join Blackburn’s 11 other NCAA Division III sports programs, providing students a greater variety of opportunities to participate in athletics. The new track…

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CHS baseball coach Don Borgini retiring

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Don Borgini recently submitted a letter of resignation and is planning to retire after five seasons as the Carlinville High School head baseball coach. Borgini led the Cavaliers to 58 wins, including a school record 22 throughout the 2019 campaign, which additionally featured a regional championship victory. Carlinville…

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Mt. Olive native claims pair of racing wins

  Mt. Olive native Bobby Krug recently claimed a pair of wins in the 2022 Skip Barber Formula and Ignite Race Series over the past couple of weeks. Krug’s first win came June 18 at Virginia International Raceway and he followed up that effort with another awarding performance last weekend at the Gateway Kartplex in…

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