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CHS boys’ soccer repeats as Kickoff Classic champion

  Litchfield-Gillespie knocks off Staunton for fifth place By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Carlinville High School boys’ soccer team repeated as champions of the Route 66 Kickoff Classic in dramatic fashion Aug. 31. Beneath the night lights of their home turf, the Cavaliers outlasted Lincolnwood 3-2 in a rematch of last year’s regional…

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CHS boys runner-up at Early Meet; Douglas Aikin wins middle school race

North Mac’s Olivia Thoroman 12th overall By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter At the Early Meet at Loveless Park, the Carlinville High School boys’ cross country team showcased a lot of promise for what was expected to be a conference-contending season. Out of nine teams, CHS placed runner-up, tied with Rochester for 92 points. State-ranked…

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CHS soccer off to hot start at Route 66 Kickoff Classic

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Carlinville High School boys’ soccer team picked up two wins on the opening day of the Route 66 Kickoff Classic Aug. 27. The Cavaliers headed into Aug. 30 one win away from a berth in the championship match. Carlinville is 3-1 overall. Carlinville pool The Cavaliers used…

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Blackburn sees increase in student athletes as fall sports begin

  The fall sports season begins this week at Blackburn College, where a total of 175 student athletes are set to compete this school year. The volleyball team, under rookie coach Marlee Kirby, opens it season at home Thurs., Sept. 1 before travelling to Wisconsin over Labor Day Weekend to play a couple of matches.…

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SJHS baseball off to 6-0 start

  Carlinville edges Gillespie in pitcher’s dual By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Staunton Junior High School baseball team has started the season with six consecutive victories. Only one opponent has finished within striking distance and the Terriers have been equally dangerous both in the field and at the plate. With their most recent…

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JFL Week 2: Carlinville sweeps Greenville, Staunton eighth graders red hot

By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The headliners for week two of the Junior Football League season were Carlinville and Staunton. Carlinville took all four games against Greenville and Staunton locked up bragging rights with a major knockout punch courtesy of a red hot bunch of eighth grade Bulldogs. Fifth grade In the fifth grade…

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CMS baseball starts season with two wins

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter “We are here because we have a job to do.” The Carlinville Middle School baseball team is polishing itself up and coach Bernard Dzafic and an ecstatic fanbase is already loving what they are seeing. It’s not just the new uniforms. The energy, boosted chemistry and a much-improved…

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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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