Last Inning Score Pushes OV Softball Past Sullivan

•May 17, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports

The Okaw Valley softball team finished a busy week at 3-1 with wins over Sullivan and Argenta-Oreana twice and losses to Mt Zion and Neoga.

Saturday against Sullivan, OV and the Redskins went back and forth, but with a 3-3 score going into the last inning, OV scored two.

Sullivan couldn’t answer in its half of the inning and lost 5-3.

For OV Kailyn Boyer had three hits, and Kailey George and Natalie Jeffers each had two and one RBI.

Kayla Wheeler had two RBIs. Read More

Local Varsity Players Join Challenger League Fun

Photo by RR Best
Varisty Okaw Valley and Paris high school baseball players joined the Challenger League for a game in Bethany. The road trip for the Challenger League let them play baseball with instruction from varsity players.

•May 17, 2017•

Okaw Valley and Paris high school baseball players dusted off their uniforms following the May 5 game in Bethany and went to work for a great cause.

The OV/Paris game was the ultimate road trip for the Challenger League, when the group of special needs ball players was greeted by two varsity baseball teams as “Buddies”.

As the high school players did the year before following the game at Paris, they stayed around as “Buddies” for the Challenger League game playing along side the Little League visitors.

The Challenger division in Douglas County Little League started with the help of local coach Matt Colvin with a fourth of July 2014 game two teams. Read More

Two Wins for OV Timberwolves’ Baseball

•May 17, 2017•

The Okaw Valley baseball team finished the week 2-1 for an overall record of 23-4.

The Timberwolves defeated Louisville North Clay and Argenta-Oreana but lost to the much larger school of Taylorville

Saturday OV scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the 9-7 lead and win.

Austin Harshman and Garrett Fritz each had two hits. Read More

SOV Track Places At CIC Meet

•May 17, 2017•

The Sullivan-Okaw Valley boys’ track team placed sixth with 60 points at the Central Illinois Conference Track Meet at Meridian High School in Macon.

Notable individual achievements were as follows:

Jadon Nuzzo won the the pole vault, and Logan Pedigo placed third. Read More

Sullivan Baseball Shuts Out Rams

•May 17, 2017•

The Sullivan baseball team split a pair of games this past week, shutting out Shelbyville and losing to Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond.

Against the Rams, Sullivan scored three runs in the fourth and five in the fifth to win the game 10-0 in five innings.

Tommy Schibur was 2-for-4 with four RBIs, and Spencer Johnson was 3-for-3 with three runs scored.  Read More

ALAH Girls Place at Little Okaw Meet

•May 17, 2017•

Four Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond athletes placed in the top two spots at the Little Okaw Valley Conference Championships in Toledo last Tuesday.

Hannah Wallen long jumped 16 feet 0.5 inches and ran the 400 meter in 1:01.71 for first places. Read More

Sullivan Softball Starts Regional Action at Macon

•May 17, 2017•

The Sullivan softball team lost to Cumberland and Okaw Valley last week and was winning an unfinished game against Clinton 2-0.

Against Cumberland Saturday, the Redskins tied the score in the top of the seventh inning, but Cumberland scored two in the bottom of the inning to win 9-7.

Bailee Pratt had three hits, and Brook Tuttle had two. Read More

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