Windsor Student Named Tournament MVP

karlie-bean-softball-mvp•October 19, 2016•

Karlie Bean, seventh grader at Windsor Jr. High School, participated in the first Jr. High All-Star Showcase in Jacksonville October 8-9.

Bean was joined by Grace Bunfill of Okaw Valley and more than 100 additional girls in Illinois to participate in the event. Players from Mattoon, Charleston, and Martinsville joined Bean and Bunfill to form the East Central team.

The 11 member team was coached by Blain Mayhill of Charleston.

The East Central team earned the championship title, finishing the weekend with four wins and one tie.

Bean earned a position on the 2016 All-Tournament Team while also taking home the MVP award.

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Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770

Monday, Oct. 24 - Turkey, mashed potatoes w/gravy, seasoned green beans, dressing, chunky applesauce.
Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Baked ham, candied sweet potatoes, buttered Midori blend vegetables, whole grain roll, pie.
Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Chili w/beans, mixed lettuce salad w/dressing pkt., pears, crackers, cake. Read More

ALAH Drops Physical Contest to Cerro Gordo/Bement

•October 19, 2016•

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports

Arthur-Lovington football lost a frustrating game against the Broncos Friday by a score of 40-8.

Both teams struggled to score in the first 24 minutes, before combining for 48 points in the second half. ALAH head coach Dale Schuring thought Arthur could have been ahead by multiple scores at the break.  “I thought we should have been ahead by certainly one touchdown if not three at the end of the first half, but we just kept shooting ourselves in the foot.”

The Knights’ defense forced a turnover on downs with a goal line stand to start the game. Adam Day recorded two sacks on the next Broncos’ possession to force another turnover on downs.

Dakota Myers added another sack to force a punt on the third Broncos’ possession.

ALAH had their best chance to score in the first half after a fake punt by Marcus Vanausdoll resulted in a 60 yard run to setup 1st and 10 from the Broncos 15 yard line. Unfortunately the Knights could not capitalize on the field position as the drive stalled at the 10.

ALAH again turned away the Broncos on their next drive to end a half scoreless. Read More

Remember When? 10-19-2016

Compiled by Bekki Ferguson-Stevens

25 Years Ago This Week

Kristy Sims, daughter of Tom and Kerrie Sims of Sullivan, was recently named the 1991-92 vocalist for the Elmhurst College Jazz Band.

Matt McClure, a 1988 graduate of Sullivan High School and a senior at Millikin University, is one of seven candidates for homecoming king at the university.

Paul Van Pelt, son of Mary Beth Van Pelt of Lovington, has entered Eureka College as a transfer student. He plans to major in physical fitness leadership.

It took the direction of Tammy Mitchell and the (wo)manpower of three of her teammates to bring Leah Matheson down before she could score a touchdown during the Bethany High School powder puff football game held last Wednesday. Matheson’s “Salty Dogs’ teammates were Tammy Yowell, Tina Perry and Amy White. They finished in last place during the annual event which is held in conjunction with homecoming week in Bethany. Members of the “Rude Dogs” were the winning team. Read More

Many Little Hands Helping Clean the Streets in Bethany

beth-school-cleanup-1•October 19, 2016•

If many hands make for quick work, then many little hands can make quick work of a village.

Adopt a Street began at Okaw Valley Elementery School October 26.

“We are proud of Bethany,” principal Doug McCausland said. “By letting the students clear litter from the neighborhood streets we can give back to the community and allow the kids to feel pride in what they have done.” Read More

New Donor at Findlay Drive

•October 19, 2016•

Findlay American Legion volunteers welcomed a new donor to the Oct. 5 Blood Drive.

The Findlay American Legion Auxiliary fell six pints short of their goal of 19 pints at their recent American Blood Cross Blood Drive.

The drive was held at the Findlay American Legion October 5. Seventeen donors responded to the plea for blood donations.

Sierra Landreth became a first time donor. The next blood drive will be held 2-6 p.m. Tues. Dec. 6 in the Findlay American Legion Hall.

Bulldogs Bite Redskins at Decatur

•October 19, 2016•

Kirk Whitaker
NP Sports

The main source of hype in the area this year has been St. Teresa, and mainly their sophomore running back Jacardia Wright who ran over the Redskins in his freshman campaign last season.

The outcome of the game was the same as last year--and the same since 2013--and St. Teresa stood tall 37-7, avenging a loss at Tuscola the week before.

But Wright wasn’t the problem.

Sullivan stuffed St. T’s stud on several occasions and even forced a fumble in the first half before Wright was pulled from the game at halftime with an apparent ankle issue.

The problem, as has been the whole season for the ‘Skins, was the big play.  Read More

Sullivan Golf Competes at Sectionals

Photo furnished Sullivan Lady Redskins Golf team bonded after competing in the 1A IHSA Sectional tournament in Lincoln.

Photo furnished
Sullivan Lady Redskins Golf team bonded after competing in the 1A IHSA Sectional tournament in Lincoln.

•October 19, 2016•

Sullivan High School Lady Redskins golf team competed in the 1A IHSA Sectionals Monday at Lincoln Elks Country Club.

There are only two classes in high school girls’ golf; therefore, SHS was competing against large schools. The first five places were Charleston, Bloomington Central Catholic, Bloomington University, Champaign St. Thomas More and Williamsville.

The team finished their season in sixth place with a season low score of 389. Brooke Tuttle led the team with an 89, missing state qualifying by two strokes. Tatum Ellis had a 95, Addison Darush had a 101, Alexis Brittin, 104 and Irie Dulin, 125.

Even though they didn’t advance, the girls did end on a high note. Their low team score of 389 was 21 strokes better than their regional score.

The lone senior is Tatum Ellis while the remaining four girls will return as juniors next season.