Knights Score OT Win over Broncos

Photo by Darian Hays Marcus Vanausdoll works toward two of 15 points scored against the Cerro Gordo Broncos January 22.

Photo by Darian Hays
Marcus Vanausdoll works toward two of 15 points scored against the Cerro Gordo Broncos January 22.

•January 27, 2016•

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Knights were a 45-42 winner over Cerro Gordo in LOVC action January 22.

The Knights and Broncos were forced to battle for the win in overtime where ALAH’s six points edged the Broncos three for the win.

In the game rundown Cerro Gordo was 14-30 from the field with ALAH 15-33; the Broncos three point percentage was 44 making 4-9, while the Knights 1-6 from the outside was 16 percent. The Knights hit 14-16 free throws for 87 percent while the Broncos were 10-19 at 52%.

Cerro Gordo was ahead 14-4 in a quick scoring first quarter. By the second quarter the Knights had the advantage 17-8 but went into the half down 22-21 to the Broncos.

Cerro Gordo came into the third quarter with a 13-9 run. The fourth brought on the tie with the Knights putting up a 9-4 effort.

Marcus Vanausdoll led Knight scoring, hitting 4-5 from the field 8-9 free throws for 16 points; while pulling down five rebounds, getting two assists and three steals. Read More

Meridian Hawks Take Home a Win

•January 27, 2016•

The Meridian Hawks came to Sullivan January 19 taking home a 53-42 win over the Redskins.

Coach Chester Reeder noted Sullivan showed strength on the backboards pulling down 27, with Ty Molzen and Zach Hrvol getting seven each. The Hawks had 23 rebounds with Kircher leading with six.

Meridian started the first quarter 13-9 ahead of Sullivan. Second quarter action had the Redskins up 10-7 in the a quarter but down 20-19 at the half. Read More

OV Summer Ball Sign ups

•January 27, 2016•

The Okaw Valley Summer Baseball/Softball Sign-Ups will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, January 30 at Okaw Valley Middle School in Findlay and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, February 6 at Okaw Valley High School in Bethany.

ALAH Wins At Arcola

•January 27, 2016•

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Knights brought home a 48-40 win from Arcola January 25.

The Knights started the first quarter with the starting five getting on the board with 14 points to the Arcola Purple Riders 10 points. Second quarter went in Arcola’s favor scoring 13-6, giving the Riders a 23-20 edge at the half.

A solid 18-10 third quarter for the Knights backed with a 10-7 fourth, cinched the 48-40 win for the ALAH girls’ team. Read More

ALAH Knights Hold Sangamon Valley Down for a Win

•January 27, 2016•

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Knights held Sangamon Valley at bay January 23 with a 49-38 win in LOVC action.

The Knights were 44 percent from the field with 16-36 while the Storm shot 14-45 for 31 percent.

ALAH made one three point shot to Sangamon Valley’s 0. On the free throw line ALAH hit 16-22 for 72 percent against he Storm’s 11-15 for 73 percent.

Sangamon Valley started the first quarter 12-8 ahead of the ALAH team. By the second quarter they tied 10-10 with the Storm heading into the half ahead 22-18. The Knights were running behind during a 6-10 third quarter, then brought it all home with a 25-6 fourth quarter and a 49-38 victory. Read More

Knights Hold Off Titans for the Win

•January 27, 2016•

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Knights held off the Tri-County Shiloh Titans for a 54-51 win January 23.

The Titans were up 16-14 at the end of the first quarter. A 22-6 second quarter let Tri-Co Shiloh go into the half trailing the Knights 28-22.

The Titans came from the half with a 11-9 third quarter while the Knights still led. Tri-Co put a 20-15 effort over ALAH in the fourth with the Knights remaining on top 54-51.

Hannah Wallen scored 19 points, hitting 4-5 from the free throw line, six field goals and one three point shot. Read More

ALAH Downed by Central A&M

•January 20, 2016•

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Knights lost 53-39 to the Central A&M Raiders January 12.

ALAH and Central A&M finished the first quarter 10-11 with the Raiders advantage. During the second Central scored 15-8, going in to the half leading 26-18.

In the third quarter the Raiders outscored the Knights 19-13 with ALAH coming back in the fourth 8-8, leaving the final score 53-39.

Marcus Vanausdoll led Knights scoring, hitting 5-7 field goals and one free throw for 11 points, while pulling down five rebounds, grabbing one steal and giving one assist.  Read More

Local Taekwondo Students Degree Test

•January 20, 2016•

One hundred Taekwondo students and instructors from throughout Illinois, gathered in Mattoon for the year end Test Promotion December 12.

The students of Master Roberts are from Mattoon, Charleston, Effingham, Oakland, Sullivan, Neoga, Newton and other communities in the area.

Photo furnished Taekwondo awards front row: Noah Walker, Killian Stankiewicz, Max Kersten, Aidan Gullion, Austin Becker, Dillion Heinbaugh, Toby Cline, Amaya Queitzsch, Natalie Zakowski, Yayah Mavi, Caden Loew, Hasaan Abou-Zaid, Emily Loew, River Monjardin, Alex Corrie; second row: Colton Vanscyoc, Dane Fearday, Judah Murphy, Adara Parrish, Vaughn Prince, Bryan Woodley, Alex Bigard, Jackson Stice, Aidan Melvin, Jaden Amerson, Leo Yan, Judi Connett, Brett Matusas, Rebekah Cline, Logan Corrie, Aubree Olmstead, Lillian Daniels, Danny Chinchila, Ben Waterman, Phynley Stankiewicz; third row: Kahlin Michl, Jimmy Connett, Cameron Titus, Peter Rosen, Lincoln Wheeler, Joe Stone, Paul Stone, Zachery Dierkens, Aesa Murphy, Josie Roberts, Cameron Bianco, Mia Bianca Roberts, Myles Wright, Nethmi Periyannan, Yasemin Mavi, Max Black; fourth row: Damien Coney, Luke Budde, Robbie Martin, Alex Crisman, Jr, Master Joe Blew, Jr. Master Nathan Wheatley, Master Kevin Roberts, Master Harold Hawkins, Master Bill Feltt, Jessie Roberts, Jasmine Ballard; Fifth Row: Laslo Rosen, Teagan Carroll, Alexis Stone, Kyle Meyer, Lizzy Luce, Dayne Smith, LaRae Bigard, Miles Kersten, Jared Kelly, Seth Rakestraw, Caroline Davis; sixth row: Joshua Murphy, Troy Walker, Noah Kersten, Aaron Gullion, Austin Wasion, Charlie Campbell, Paul Olmstead, Ethan Olmstead, Brooklyn Matusas, Annie Petak, Chris Lustig, Lahiru Periyannan.

Photo furnished
Taekwondo awards front row: Noah Walker, Killian Stankiewicz, Max Kersten, Aidan Gullion, Austin Becker, Dillion Heinbaugh, Toby Cline, Amaya Queitzsch, Natalie Zakowski, Yayah Mavi, Caden Loew, Hasaan Abou-Zaid, Emily Loew, River Monjardin, Alex Corrie; second row: Colton Vanscyoc, Dane Fearday, Judah Murphy, Adara Parrish, Vaughn Prince, Bryan Woodley, Alex Bigard, Jackson Stice, Aidan Melvin, Jaden Amerson, Leo Yan, Judi Connett, Brett Matusas, Rebekah Cline, Logan Corrie, Aubree Olmstead, Lillian Daniels, Danny Chinchila, Ben Waterman, Phynley Stankiewicz; third row: Kahlin Michl, Jimmy Connett, Cameron Titus, Peter Rosen, Lincoln Wheeler, Joe Stone, Paul Stone, Zachery Dierkens, Aesa Murphy, Josie Roberts, Cameron Bianco, Mia Bianca Roberts, Myles Wright, Nethmi Periyannan, Yasemin Mavi, Max Black; fourth row: Damien Coney, Luke Budde, Robbie Martin, Alex Crisman, Jr, Master Joe Blew, Jr. Master Nathan Wheatley, Master Kevin Roberts, Master Harold Hawkins, Master Bill Feltt, Jessie Roberts, Jasmine Ballard; Fifth Row: Laslo Rosen, Teagan Carroll, Alexis Stone, Kyle Meyer, Lizzy Luce, Dayne Smith, LaRae Bigard, Miles Kersten, Jared Kelly, Seth Rakestraw, Caroline Davis; sixth row: Joshua Murphy, Troy Walker, Noah Kersten, Aaron Gullion, Austin Wasion, Charlie Campbell, Paul Olmstead, Ethan Olmstead, Brooklyn Matusas, Annie Petak, Chris Lustig, Lahiru Periyannan.

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Sullivan Falls to Undefeated Warrensburg

•January 20, 2016•

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

Ty Molzen scored the first seven points for the Redskins versus the 16-0 Cardinals.  However, a slow start teamwise proved too much to overcome in a 58-37 loss.

Tyler Bond and Garret Shea led the Cardinals with 24 and 17 points respectively for the second ranked team in Illinois Class 2A.  With 13 points scored against Warrensburg Ty Molzen is 34 away from 1,000 career points.

The Redskins have dropped their first two conference contests but have back to back home games on deck. Be sure to pack the gym Friday versus Meridian to cheer #21 in his pursuit of legend status.

The Cardinals struggled early with the athleticism of the Redskins defense taking almost four minutes to score. Once the seal was broken the Cardinals scored the next 11 points. Trailing 13-0 the Redskins managed a basket from Molzen with just 33 seconds left in the first quarter. The Cardinals continued to roll in the second quarter and extended the lead to 18-4 before Sullivan began close the gap.

Molzen hit a clutch three pointer at the 6:30 mark to bring the score to 18-7.  Alec Ballinger added a free throw on the Redskins next possession to get within 10 points of the lead at 18-8. The Cardinals answered with a fast break resulting in highlight flush by Weston Nottelmann.   Read More

Hard Fought But Not Enough for Sullivan Girls

•January 20, 2016•

Sometimes missing a player affects the whole team, which may have been part of the reason for Sullivan girls to lose 52-34 at St. Teresa January 14.

Coach Sheri McCain said sophomore guard Lizzie Green was out due to illness. “I thought Brooke Tuttle stepped up in her absence and handled the ball well.”

Tuttle provided the team with three assists.

“Chloe Riley played well offensively in both the JV and varsity games,” McCain said. Junior varsity Redskins beat St Teresa 36-26.

In the varsity game Riley had three steals, four field goals and two free shots for 10 points. Alyssa Marshall provided three three point goals for nine points; Tatum Ellis had three field goals and one free shot for seven points. Read More