Big Finish for Redskins in Arcola

•April 20, 2016•

Sullivan Redskins baseball trip to Arcola  April 27 finished with a seven run fifth inning for a 16-2 win over the Purple Riders.

Redskin Dylan Liddiard pitched five innings allowing eight hits, two runs and five base on balls. Liddiard had five strikeouts and threw 50 strikes in 80 pitches.

Sullivan started with a four run first inning, scoring one run in the third and another four in the fourth, before the big seven run fifth inning finish.

Adam White led the team with three RBIs, getting two hits, a run, a base on balls and a stolen base.

Blake Stewart managed two RBIs, with one hit, one score, while getting walked three times and had one stolen base. Zach Sowers added two RBIs while scoring one run on two hits.  Read More

ALAH Knights Struggle with Tri-County team

•April 20, 2016•

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Knights baseball has gotten strong performances from Marcus Vanausdoll and Shandon Herschberger in the first eight games of the season.

Vanausdoll  has a .526 batting average and is 7-7 in stolen bases. In his 19 at bats the sophomore letterman has connected on 10 hits, producing 10 RBIs and scoring five runs. Three home runs, four doubles and three singles round out his hitting.

Shandon Herschberger is also a returning letterman who, like Vanausdoll, spends time on the mound, as well as helping lead the Knight offense.

The junior’s .358 batting average led to his scoring 10 runs, with three RBIs on nine hits in 21 at bats. Herschberger has hit one home run, three doubles and five singles. Read More

SOV Girls’ Track Competes at Unity Invite

•April 20, 2016•

The Sullivan Okaw Valley girls’ track team competed in the 20 team Unity Girls’ Invite on Friday. There were several season best and personal best performances including  Ashlynd Risley in the 100 meter (13.62), Alyssa Marshall in the 800 (2:35), Danielle Hill in the 200 (29.6) and Laine Cameron in both the 100 Hurdles (17.6) and 300 hurdles (51.9).

Fourth Inning Boosts Knights to Win

•April 20, 2016•

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Knights baseball used a fourth inning boost for an 11-10 win over Cumberland at home on Saturday.

Arthur led scoring in the first inning with the Pirates getting five runs in the second, two in the third and three in the fourth innings. That’s when the Knights started marching back.

After single scores in the first three innings ALAH had a six run fourth inning, pumping energy into the team. That was followed by two in the fifth and a one run sixth inning on nine total hits for the win. Read More

Redskins Fall to Raiders in Conference Play

•April 20, 2016•

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

A four run sixth inning Redskin rally came up short in a 10-4 loss against Central A&M April 15. Sullivan starter Tommy Schibur battled against tough luck and a small strike zone all day while the Raiders’ starter allowed just one hit over the first five innings.

Sullivan head coach Troy Rogers said before the game shortstop Brett Tuttle had to be removed from lineup due to possible injury. “We are waiting to hear because we don’t want it to get worse until we find out for sure. I talked it over with my seniors and asked what they thought. We came up with a game plan.”

The Raiders got to Schibur in the first inning after a dying quail fell for a base hit to right field to bring home the game’s first run. A walk followed and the Raiders capitalized with an RBI single to make it 2-0. An infield single loaded the bases, and a second walk brought home a third run.  Schibur notched a big strikeout to end the inning and limit the damage.  However, the Raiders scratched across another run in the second inning to make it 4-0. Coach Rogers commented that Central AM makes you pay for mistakes. “They did a good job of getting runners on and they are fast. They do a good job putting pressure on your defense. That was Hrvol’s first start at third all year. I had to bring up Dalton Rogers who is a freshman to play second, and that was a last minute change.”   Read More

Okaw Valley Shuts Out Beecher City

•April 20, 2016•

Okaw Valley Timberwolves shut out Beecher City 10-0 in Wednesday, April 27 baseball action.

The Timberwolves opened the first inning with two runs, scoring three in the second and third innings. They finished off the Eagles, scoring one run each in the fourth and fifth innings.

Dylan Park pitched four innings, allowing only one hit. He threw nine first pitch strikes and recorded nine strikeouts. Read More

Defense Drives Redskins Past Shelbyville

•April 20, 2016•

The Redskins baseball team beat the Shelbyville Rams 5-1, improving Sullivan’s record to 9-3 and 3-1 in the conference.

Pitcher Zach Hrvol went the distance striking out 12. He threw 64 strikes in 91 pitches, allowing one run on six hits and one base on balls.

Coach Troy Rogers pointed out several great plays on defense made the win possible. That included Alec Ballinger throwing one out at the plate and making a game saving catch.

Tom Schibur made a throw to cut a runner down at home and followed it up with a diving stop to save a run for a great all around team effort and win. Read More

Second for SOV Boys’ Track Team

•April 20, 2016•

Sullivan Okaw Valley boys’ track competed at Warrensburg April 12 finishing in second place with 79 points.

Boys who earned points individually:

Luke Bowman: fifth 100m 11.91; Payton Westjohn: fourth 200m 25.43; Josh Ernst: sixth 200m 26.74, third discus 108’7”; Isaiah Plank: fourth 400m 59.52, 3rd 3200m 11:13.02; Cullen Dyer: fifth 400m 1:00.70. Read More