Sullivan Baseball Splits Pair of Games

•March 29, 2017•

The Sullivan baseball team split a pair of games this week, defeating Villa Grove-Heritage and losing to Neoga.

Against Villa Grove-Heritage last Wednesday, the Redskins scored five runs in the third inning and seven in the fourth to blow the game open for the 14-4 win.

Heritage scored one run in the first inning, two in the second and one in the fifth.

Brett Tuttle recorded four hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.  Read More

SOV Track Returning a Solid Distance Crew

•March 29, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports Editor

In his fourth season as head coach of the Sullivan-Okaw Valley boys’ track and field team, John Bertetto had to replace a strong graduating class, but Bertetto believes he has a few top returners who will step up this year.

“Our strengths this year will be our pole vaulters and distance crew,” said Bertetto. “Both Jadon Nuzzo and Logan Pedigo should earn points in the pole vault at most of our meets, and our distance crew should be very solid this season with JT Bland and Isaiah Plank leading the way. We will hopefully be able to keep everyone healthy and training all season, leading up to our conference, sectional, and state meets.”

The team returned 16 letter winners and 13 seniors.

Pole vaulters Nuzzo and Pedigo will have a good shot at qualifying for the state meet.

SOV also returned JT Bland, who was last season’s top point earner in the distance events.  Read More

Strong Start for ALAH Softball Team

•March 29, 2017•

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond softball team started its season 2-0 with 6-5 wins over Villa Grove/Heritage and Georgetown-Ridge Farm last week.

Against Georgetown-Ridge Farm, the Knights scored three runs in the first inning and one in the fourth to take an early lead and did not look back for the 6-5 win. Read More

Three Wins for Sullivan Softball Team

•March 29, 2017•

The Sullivan softball team finished the week 3-1 with wins over Pana, Cerro Gordo and Mulberry Grove and a loss to St. Anthony.

The Redskins defeated Pana 7-4 Friday night.

Madison Wall got the win, and Avery Still got the save.

Brooke Tuttle and Sarah Green had two hits each.

Saturday, Sullivan hosted St. Anthony and Mulberry Grove in a round robin. Read More

ALAH Track Competes at Wesleyan

•March 29, 2017•

Several Arthur-Lovington/Atwood Hammond boys’ and girls’ track and field athletes competed in the Illinois Top Times meet at Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday.

Athletes from 318 teams competed in the meet.

For the boys, junior Logan Hall won 3,200 with a time of 9:24.13, and sophomore DaeLin Switzer long jumped 5-05 for first place. Read More

Winning Week for Timberwolves Baseball

•March 29, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports Editor

The Okaw Valley Timberwolves played four games in five days and finished the week with a 3-1 record.

OV recorded wins over Edinburg, St. Elmo and Ramsey but lost to Maroa-Forsyth.

Saturday against Edinburg, the Timberwolves scored seven runs in the fifth inning to blow the game open for the eventual 13-3 victory.

Sam Hagerman and Hutson Dickens each knocked in two runs. Read More

OV Softball Scores Win Over Edinburg

•March 29, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports Editor

The Okaw Valley softball team kicked off its season with a 2-2 record.

The Timberwolves defeated Edinburg and Central A&M but lost to Maroa-Forsyth and Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg.

Against Edinburg at Crowder Park Saturday, OV scored seven runs with two outs to break open a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning.

In the fourth inning rally, Benning singled to right.

Grace Harlin followed with a single down the right field line, which allowed Benning to advance to third.  Benning advanced to home on the throwing error to third base. Read More

SOV Girls’ Track Opens Season at Arcola

•March 29, 2017•

The Sullivan-Okaw Valley girls’ track and field team opened its season with a second-place finish with 12- points at the six-team Arcola meet last Tuesday.

Natalie Drury and Esther Miller tied for first in the high jump at 4’4”.

Laine Cameron ran the 300 hurdles in 52.7 for first place.

Several other Redskins placed second. Read More

ALAH’s Hall Breaks Record at Invitational

•March 8, 2017•

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond track and field runner Logan Hall broke his own school record in the 3,200 meter run at the Centennial Charger Invitational Saturday, March 4.

Hall knocked off 13 seconds with a time of 9:21.70 and was named as one of the 13 elite performers at the meet.