Mo-Co Rush Face a New Season

Photo furnished Pictured above is the 10U after winning the championship in Terre Haute. Front Row L-R: Breanna Gray-Decatur, Charley Condill-Arthur, Bailey Bennett-Bethany, Alaina Moore-Sullivan, Ayla Condill-Arthur, Mackenzie Condill-Arthur, Kacie Sisk-Arcola, Reese Nichols-Findlay . Middle Row L-R: Ella Kinkelaar-Mode , Alisha Frederick-Arthur, Kailee Otto-Arthur, Kaitlyn Drew-Villa Grove, Kayla Schnippel-Mt. Zion. Back Row L-R: Coaches Kurt Schnippel, Wes Frederick, Dru Bennett and Ginny Condill.

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Pictured above is the 10U after winning the championship in Terre Haute. Front Row L-R: Breanna Gray-Decatur, Charley Condill-Arthur, Bailey Bennett-Bethany, Alaina Moore-Sullivan, Ayla Condill-Arthur, Mackenzie Condill-Arthur, Kacie Sisk-Arcola, Reese Nichols-Findlay . Middle Row L-R: Ella Kinkelaar-Mode , Alisha Frederick-Arthur, Kailee Otto-Arthur, Kaitlyn Drew-Villa Grove, Kayla Schnippel-Mt. Zion. Back Row L-R: Coaches Kurt Schnippel, Wes Frederick, Dru Bennett and Ginny Condill.

•June 15, 2016•

The Mo-Co Rush 10U completed their fall and winter seasons with a record of 23-5 and has continued their winning ways to start the spring/summer season, going 28-2 to bring their record to 51-7 overall. In nine tournaments they have four second place and five first place finishes.

Their most recent tournament saw them go 9-0 in three days at the Terre Haute Memorial Weekend Blowout.

Leading the way at the plate so far this season are Kayla Schnippel (.509 avg, four HR, 61 RBI), Kailee Otto (.456. avg), Charley Condill (.436 avg, 50 RBI), Alisha Frederick (.414 avg) and Kaitlyn Drew (.409 avg, 4 HR). Four pitchers have shared time on the mound for the 10U this season: Kaitlyn Drew (21-5, 1.82 era, 214 Ks), Kayla Schnippel (13-1, 4.85 era), Bailey Bennett (9-0, 2.31 era) and Alisha Frederick (8-1, 3.87 era). Read More

AmBucs’ Golf Classic Tees Off June 24

•June 15, 2016•

The Ramp-Builders Classic tees off at 8 a.m. Friday, June  24 on the Sullivan Country Club golf course.

Registration for the Sullivan AmBuc four-person charity golf scramble starts at 7:30 a.m.

Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third places.

There is a drawing for raffle and 50/50 winners. Read More

Medals for Sullivan Special Olympic Athletes

Photo furnished Medals for Sullivan Special Olympic Athletes  Sullivan School District had four athletes compete at the state level in Special Olympics this weekend at ISU in Normal. The Sullivan athletes who competed were Jon Kipp, Madison Moll, Amanda Willis and Diannah Booker. They each won a gold medal in at least one event. It was a fun-filled, two day event of going to a waterpark, attending opening ceremonies and competing in their individual events.

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Medals for Sullivan Special Olympic Athletes
Sullivan School District had four athletes compete at the state level in Special Olympics this weekend at ISU in Normal. The Sullivan athletes who competed were Jon Kipp, Madison Moll, Amanda Willis and Diannah Booker. They each won a gold medal in at least one event. It was a fun-filled, two day event of going to a waterpark, attending opening ceremonies and competing in their individual events.

Monday Night Scramble Results

•June 8, 2016•

The Monday night scramble at Timberlake Golf Course June 6th results. First place with 7 under par: Sean Still and Devon Still.

Second place with 6 under par: Doug DeLong, Luke DeLone, Steven Nickerson and Chad Palmer.

NCAA Regionals for McClain

•June 8, 2016•

Amanda McClain, a Sullivan-Okaw Valley track standout, was featured on the Illinois State Redbird women’s 4x400 relay team at the NCAA West Regionals.

The team finished 19th in 3:38.26, just .06 off the school record.

McClain is a freshman at Normal and finished 24th in the long jump at 19-2 and 3/4 feet.

OV All Conference Softball Team Players

•June 1, 2016•

The softball all conference first team from Okaw Valley -LOVC northwest conference includes Natalie Jeffers at catcher, Maddie Perrine at pitcher, Grace Harlin, an infielder and Madison Vogel, an outfielder.

Jessica Robinson and Paige Robinson, both outfielders, were named to the second team.

SHS Softball Awards

Photo furnished SHS Softball Awards  Pictured are: Most Improved Abby Elzy, Offensive player Irie Dulin, Redskin and Defensive player Makenzie Reppert and MVP Heidi Clements.

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SHS Softball Awards
Pictured are: Most Improved Abby Elzy, Offensive player Irie Dulin, Redskin and Defensive player Makenzie Reppert and MVP Heidi Clements.

CW Cuts Down Timberwolves at Sectionals

•June 1, 2016•

By Kirk Whitaker
News Progress Sports

For the second straight year the Okaw Valley softball Timberwolves advanced to the Sectional semis.

And for the second straight year, they were eliminated without the chance to advance to a second game.

This year’s opponent was none other than ranked fifth in Class 1A Casey Westfield, who used a combination of power hitting—many hard-hit balls, highlighted by a two-run, line-drive homer by senior Kyleigh Decker –and high quality pitching from fellow-senior and Parkland College commit Lexie Black. Read More

Weaver and Dust Swimming into Summer

Photo by Brynna Sentel

Photo by Brynna Sentel

•June 1, 2016•

By Brynna Sentel
For the News Progress

Since she began working at the Sullivan Civic Center, Sue Weaver has offered swim lessons to children three years of age and up.

She does these swim lessons through the Red Cross Organization, the same organization in which she got licensed to teach swim lessons. Weaver utilizes the staff employed at the Civic Center, typically lifeguards, who have shown an interest in children, giving lessons, etc.

When asked what her primary reason is for doing lessons year after year, Weaver explains, “I do it for the kids. I love kids!” This program is broken up into six ability levels: Water Exploration (1), Fundamentals (2), Stroke Development and Improvement (3-4), Stroke Refinement (5), and Endurance (6). Approximately 50 kids sign up each summer, and this year is no exception.  Read More

SMS State Track Participants

Photo furnished SMS State Track Participants Sullivan Middle School eighth grade students Ian Hill and Madalyne McPheeters participated in the state track and field finals in East Peoria on May 21. Hill competed in the discus throw, recording a 111 foot effort. McPheeters ran the 200 meter dash in 28.6 seconds.

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SMS State Track Participants
Sullivan Middle School eighth grade students Ian Hill and Madalyne McPheeters participated in the state track and field finals in East Peoria on May 21. Hill competed in the discus throw, recording a 111 foot effort. McPheeters ran the 200 meter dash in 28.6 seconds.