Some Good Hits But No Wins For Knights

•May 10, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond baseball team finished the week 0-2 with losses to Decatur Lutheran and Argenta-Oreana.

Monday Decatur Lutheran scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a lead and the eventual 6-4 win.

Decatur Lutheran took the lead 4-3 in the seventh inning, but ALAH tied the game with a run in the bottom of the inning to send it to the eighth.

Marcus Vanausdoll and Will Cohan each had two hits.

Vanausdoll scored a run, and Cohan knocked in a run. Read More

Warrensburg Wins Sullivan Redskin Invitational

•May 10, 2017•

Ten schools, including four Moultrie County teams, participated in the Sullivan Redskin Invitational last Tuesday. Warrensburg won the meet with 140 points.

SOV girls’ team

The SOV girls’ team placed fourth with 69 points.

Katherine Kite took second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 6:11.52, and senior Ashlynd Risley placed third in the 100-meter run at 13.74 and third in the 400-meter run at 1:06.04.

Laine Cameron took third in the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles with times of 17.72 and 52.08, respectively.

Natalie Drury high jumped 4 foot 6 inched for fourth place, and Esther Miller jumped 4 feet 6 inches for fifth place.

Sophomore Alaya Bolin tossed the shot put 34 feet for fifth place, and Haley Rose ran the 300 hurdles in 52.86 for fifth place. Read More

ALAH Softball Team Picks Up Two Wins

•May 10, 2017•

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond softball team picked up two wins and earned a No. 1 seed in the I.H.S.A. Class 1A Girls’ Softball Regional hosted by the Knights.

ALAH defeated A-O 10-3 Friday and knocked off Sullivan 7-1 in Arthur, Monday.

Against the Redskins, the Knights jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the first inning and two runs in the second.

The Redskins scored one run in the top of the sixth, but ALAH answered with three more in the bottom of the inning.

For ALAH, sophomore Reagan Miller hit a home run and had two RBIs and two runs scored. Read More

Outstanding Sullivan Blue Dolphins Recognized

•May 10, 2017•

The Sullivan Blue Dolphins annual team banquet was held April 23 at the Sullivan VFW.

Many athletes were recognized including this year’s seniors. Some of the highlights from the banquet include Sullivan Blue Dolphin of the Year, McKenna Kull, high point winner for boys Johnathan Iacobazzi and high point winner for girls Brynna Sentel.

Broken Records from the 2016-2017 swim season include the following events and times: Read More

OVJH Track Qualifies Five for State

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For the second straight year, Macie Fleshner wins the 100-meter hurdles to advance to the state track meet.

•May 10, 2017•

The Okaw Valley Junior High track teams had five athletes this week qualify for the state track meet.

For the girls’ team, state qualifiers include Macie Fleshner, who for the second straight year won the 100-meter hurdles to advance to state. Her qualifying time was 17.2.

Seventh grader Reiss Frye tossed the shot put 26 feet and 5 inches and threw the discus 81 feet 6 inches.

OV’s 800-meter relay team of Fleshner, Danae Nave, Reiss Frye, Katie Brown, and alternate Shyanne Harding earned a trip to state with at time of 2:00.

For the boy’s team, eighth grader Noah Dukeman high jumped 5 foot 6 inches to advance.

The eight-grade 800-meter, 1,600-meter relay team of Kameron Taylor, Luke Vander Burgh, Ryan Pantier, Preston Ozier and Noah Dukeman earned a trip with times of 1:47.8 and 4:10.1, respectively.

Twin Wins for Sullivan Softball

•May 10, 2017•

The Sullivan softball team finished the week 2-1 with wins against St. Teresa and Central A&M and a loss to Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond.

Friday against St. Teresa, the Redskins’ offense exploded to defeat the Bulldogs 25-1 in five innings.

Sullivan scored 10 runs in the first inning and 13 runs in the fourth to blow the game open.

Madi Wall pitched four innings to earn her 10th win. She struck out three.

Brook Tuttle had three hits and four RBIs, and Makenzie Ruppert had five RBIs. Read More

SOV Girls Competed at Tuscola Meet

•May 10, 2017•

The Sullivan-Okaw Valley girls’ track and field team competed in the Central Illinois Conference meet at Tuscola High School Friday.

SOV placed sixth with 42 points.

Notable SOV individual accomplishments were: Haley Rose ran the 300 hurdles in 50.91 for third place, and Esther Miller high jumped four feet seven inches for third place. Read More

OV Baseball Defeats Decatur-Lutheran for LOVC Title

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OVHS Seniors
OV Timberwolves baseball team members Connor Cloyd and Taylor Coleman are honored during senior night.

•May 10, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports

The Okaw Valley baseball team defeated Decatur Lutheran 8-4 this week to win the Little Okaw Valley Conference title for the fourth straight year in a row.

They earned a No. 1 seed in the Argenta-Oreana Class 1A Boys’ Baseball Regional as a result.

“Winning the LOVC is a great accomplishment for us this year,” said OV coach Andrew Hagerman. “At the top we knew Argenta and LSA would be very difficult wins, and they were. I was surprised at how good both Arthur and Arcola were this year. Those programs are definitely on the upswing, and beating them was not easy at all.”

Against LSA Friday, the Timberwolves scored a run in the second inning, two in the third inning and five in the fourth inning.

OV held on from there as LSA scored three in the fifth inning and one in the sixth but could get no closer.

Garrett Fritz hammered a two-run homer to give OV an early 3-0 lead. Read More

OV Bass Fishing Ends Season

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OV Bass Fishing Ends Season
The Okaw Valley bass fishing team ended their season at the Lake Shelbyville Sectional on Monday. Seniors Corey Clark, Moranda Matheson and Tyus Brooks represented the Twolves on the water. The team is coached by Dave Doty.