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Jake Schwartz earns 100th career wrestling victory

  Carlinville Wrestling Club ninth out of 55 teams at Granite City Holiday Tournament By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Carlinville wrestling was tested at tough meets over the holiday break, but recorded more impressive results that included a historic career milestone for its team captain. Abe’s Rumble On Dec. 27 and 28, the Carlinville…

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CHT girls: Bertagnolli rallies Gillespie, Carlinville upsets South County

  Greenfield-Northwestern downed by Calhoun By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Last season, both the Carlinville and Gillespie girls’ basketball teams finished in the bottom sector of the Carlinville Holiday Basketball Tournament. In 2022, the Miners and Cavaliers have thus far flipped the script, putting themselves in the driver’s seat for at least a spot…

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CHT boys: Staunton opens with win, Bunker Hill can’t defend early lead

  Gillespie falls to EAWR, Carlinville struggles against Litchfield By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Staunton boys’ basketball team opened the 56th Carlinville Holiday Tournament with a solid showing against Calhoun Dec. 26. In a rematch of last year’s seventh place game, the Bulldogs proved that they were aiming for a much higher result.…

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North Mac senior Cooper Starks signs letter of intent to Vanderbilt

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter North Mac senior Cooper Starks officially became a member of the Vanderbilt University football team as he signed his official letter of intent during a short ceremony in the NMHS gymnasium Dec. 21. “I want to thank you guys all for coming out to support me,” Starks said.…

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56th annual Carlinville Holiday Tournament begins Dec. 26

By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Family engagement, Christmas dinner, gift giving and caroling are many traditions of the holiday season, but so is the Carlinville Holiday Basketball Tournament. For the 56th time, Carlinville High School will play host to the many chills and thrills that the hardwood has to offer. This will be the…

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HS girls’ basketball: Gillespie finally beats Carlinville, sinks Bunker Hill

  Carlinville overpowers Mt. Olive and Lincolnwood, North Mac stifles Southwestern By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter In high school girls’ basketball action, Gillespie and Carlinville squared off in another thriller prior to achieving success against other county rivals. North Mac made easy work of Southwestern in Virden, Greenfield-Northwestern strung together three consectutive wins and…

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Carlinville and Staunton boys, Gillespie girls win at Terry Todt Shootout

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter At the fourth annual Terry Todt Shootout, the Carlinville High School boys’ basketball team found its way into the win column, along with the Staunton boys and the Gillespie girls Dec. 10 in Hillsboro. The North Mac boys and Carlinville girls additionally took part in the all-day event…

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Jake Schwartz wins at PORTA wrestling invitational

  Carlinville Wrestling Club 10th out of 41 squads at Vandalia Rumble By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The community of Carlinville has taken pride in laying the foundation for wrestling, and it’s on full display early in the new season at multiple grade levels. The iconic leader and captain of the high school squad,…

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CHS Runners of the Year honored

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter On Dec. 4, Carlinville High School cross country Runners of the Year Matt Dunn and Morgan Carrino were honored by the Alton Roadrunners at their 17th annual awards’ ceremony. Carlinville was one of 14 area schools that brought their two best athletes to be recognized. Alton Roadrunners’ President…

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