Cold First Half Cost Knights at Homecoming

Photo by Darain Hays ALAH Knights’ defense had their hands full during the homecoming game against Decatur Lutheran Association Lions at Wilson Field.

Photo by Darain Hays
ALAH Knights’ defense had their hands full during the homecoming game against Decatur Lutheran Association Lions at Wilson Field.

•September 21, 2016•

By Matt Kracht
News Progress Sports

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond (2-2) struggled offensively on a rainy Friday night versus the 4-0 LSA Lions.

Turnovers proved especially costly in a game that was closer than the scoreboard would suggest. Head coach Dale Schuring commented his squad never recovered from a slow start. “We didn’t show up tonight.  The first half we didn’t look like we wanted to be here.”

A 13 yard pass play from Will Cohan to Adam Day opened up the contest for the Knights; Cohan’s next pass fluttered and was intercepted.

Four plays later the Lions hit pay dirt on a slant route for a 19 yard touchdown at the 10 minute mark. ALAH went three and out on their next possession, and LSA took over 1st& 10 from their own 28 yard line with eight minutes left in the first quarter.

The second play of that Lions drive was a turning point in the contest.  LSA was looking for man coverage on a first down pass attempt when Knights defensive back Kobe Wells dropped his man falling underneath a fade route.   Read More

Sullivan Golfers Edge Okaw Valley at Eagle Creek

•September 21, 2016•

Eagle Creek Golf Course was the scene of a tight match between Sullivan and Okaw Valley Sept 13.

Sullivan edged out the host team shooting a 186. Okaw Valley finished with a 188 score.

Medalist for the day was Caden Ellis of Sullivan shooting a 40, followed by Tanner Coleman, Okaw Valley 42; Cameron Nickerson, Okaw Valley 47; Leighton Burcham, Sullivan 47; Ethan Macklin, Okaw Valley 48; Okaw Valley now 9-5. Read More

Warrensburg Latham Prevails Over SOV Football

•September 21, 2016•

By Kirk Whitaker
NP Sports Reporter

Sept. 16 was Okaw Valley homecoming football, and 110 points were scored between the two teams.

The only problem? SOV came out on bottom for the second straight week, 75-35 against Warrensburg-Latham.

With homecoming adrenaline pumping through its veins, Sullivan started out of the gate with touchdown passes of five and 25-yards from Brett Tuttle to Bryce Farris, and Tuttle added touchdown runs of 28 and 15- yards of his own, but every time the Redskins had success, they were matched by Warrensburg’s dynamic duo: twins Deonte and Deandre Lewis. Read More

Arcola-ALAH Golf Wins Triangular Match

•September 21, 2016•

Arcola-Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond varsity golf won a triangular match Sept. 19 at Kaskaskia Country Club.

Arcola posted a score of 167. Sullivan placed second with a 188 and Altamont with a 196.

Clayton Miller was the medalist shooting a one over par 36. Shandon Herschberger was runner up with a 37. Arcola’s record now stands at 17-1 Read More

Raiders Conquer Timberwolves at LSA Tourney

•September 14, 2016•

Kirk Whitaker
NP Sports

It was a tough week for the Okaw Valley Lady Timberwolves volleyball team.

Tuesday started off with a non-conference loss to Central A&M, 25-13, 25-10, with several unforced errors in both sets, in which head coach Jay Potter said, “Our hitters didn’t really get started, and against a good team like A&M that has to happen. I thought we would compete a little better, but our leaders didn’t perform as expected, and that was the key.” Read More

Panthers Dominate Knights at Oblong

•September 14, 2016•

A long trip home from Oblong Sept 10 allowed the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond football Knights to reflect on what could have been in their 40-12 loss to the Panthers.

“There were just too many mistakes in scoring situations,” head Knight coach Dale Schuring said.  “It would not have changed won/loss outcome, but it should have been closer game.”

Oblong had the ALAH team down 13-0 at the end of the half. The Knights put six on the scoreboard in the third quarter with the Panthers adding 20 points to the lead.

Fourth quarter led to another Knight touchdown with Oblong scoring seven. Read More