Hall Takes 51st at Cross Country Sectional

Photo by Keith Stewart ALAH’s Logan Hall (no. 717) runs past Urbana University’s Grant Allen Saturday. Hall went on to finish 51st overall.

Photo by Keith Stewart
ALAH’s Logan Hall (no. 717) runs past Urbana University’s Grant Allen Saturday. Hall went on to finish 51st overall.

November 5, 2014

Freshman’s finish looks to be sign of things to come

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

He may not have made it to state this year, but he’s got three more years to try.

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond freshman Logan Hall was the only runner from the Knights’ cross country team to qualify for Saturday’s Decatur sectional, where he finished 51st overall with his personal record of 16:55.90. Read More

Hall the Lone Knight to Qualify for Sectionals

October 29, 2014

Freshman to run Saturday in Decatur

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond cross country team will boast one runner at the Decatur St. Teresa sectional this coming Saturday.

And he’s a freshman.

Logan Hall grabbed the last individual qualifying spot by taking 18th place with a time of 17:11. Read More

Temples Awarded State-wide Coaching Award

Photo by Keith Stewart SOV head coach Gerald Temples was presented with the Chicago Bears coach of the week award last Friday by. SFC. Dave Keefer, who is Sullivan high school’s Ill. National Guard recruitment officer.

Photo by Keith Stewart
SOV head coach Gerald Temples was presented with the Chicago Bears coach of the week award last Friday by. SFC. Dave Keefer, who is Sullivan high school’s Ill. National Guard recruitment officer.

October 29, 2014

Chicago Bears chooses SOV coach in week 4

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Gerald Temples can add one more recognition to his list following Friday’s game.

The first year SOV head coach was officially presented his Chicago Bears Coach of the Week award from week four by Sullivan High School National Guard recruiter SFC. Dave Keefer

Temples was chosen by the NFL organization after the Redskins’ 42-0 thumping of Warrensburg in week four.

The award is sponsored by Fox 32 and the Illinois National Guard. Read More

OV Can’t Sustain Neoga’s 6-0 Runs, Falls in Regionals

Photo by Keith Stewart OV senior Amy Orris watches the ball after her hit during the second set of Tuesday’s match against Neoga.

Photo by Keith Stewart
OV senior Amy Orris watches the ball after her hit during the second set of Monday’s match against Neoga.

October 29, 2014

Lady T-wolves attempt last set comeback, but fall short

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Okaw Valley may have been announced as the home team during Monday’s regional quarterfinal, but it sure didn’t feel that way.

The Lady Timberwolves were seeded one spot higher than host Neoga at number four, therefore labeling the Lady Indians as the visitor.

But the very much home crowd sounded out the regional distinction, which Neoga fed off of all night on their way to a 25-21, 25-22 win. Read More

SOV Cross Country Teams Qualify for Sectionals

October 29, 2014

Will run at St. Teresa Saturday

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Competing at the Carlinville regional last Saturday, both SOV’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams posted times good enough to qualify for this coming weekend’s Decatur St. Teresa sectional.

“It is great to have both teams advance,” said head coach Ted Walk. “This is the third consecutive year for the girls and the fifth time in the last six years for boys.”

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Knights Survive Scare From Pirates 28-26

October 29, 2014

ALAH rides four game win streak into playoffs at LeRoy Saturday

By Matt Kracht
NP Sport Reporter

A playoff dress rehearsal for Knights went down to the wire versus the Cumberland Pirates on Friday night. The Pirates who needed a win to qualify for the playoffs jumped out to an early lead forcing the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond  Knights to rally from behind for the victory.

On the first big play of the game Cumberland took advantage of a tipped pass by Tyler Schuring just as the Knights were threatening to score. With under a minute left in the first quarter the Pirates came up with the first turnover of the contest, flipping the field by returning an interception all the way down inside the Knights’ 10-yard line. On the next play the Pirates’ quarterback Monte Wolke surged in for a touchdown on a QB sneak. However, the Pirates failed on the two point conversion attempt leading 6-0 with 11 minutes to go in the first half. Read More

ALAH Sees Unfamiliar Early Exit from Regionals

Photo by RR Best Emily Seegmiller attempts a hit over the net but is met with  Tuscola’s front line blocking, which kept no. 22 at bay all night.

Photo by RR Best
Emily Seegmiller attempts a hit over the net but is met with Tuscola’s front line blocking, which kept no. 22 at bay all night.

October 29, 2014

Tuscola defeats Lady Knights once again

by Aaron Dyer
Reporting in Sullivan

The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond volleyball team stepped-up to take on their original opponent from game one of the regular season in what was an unfortunately fitting regional quarterfinal Monday night. And much like that season opener loss to Tuscola, Monday night saw ALAH take an early exit from regionals, an unprecedented act given their previous three straight regional titles.

After ALAH began the scoring Monday night, Tuscola took a point for themselves after a kill following Madison Brown’s serve.

Both teams then continued to score, staying in close range of one another until Tuscola began to pull away at 12-9. Read More

Regional Host Sullivan Falls in Straight Sets to St. T

Photo by RR Best Brittin Boyer attempts a block Monday evening.

Photo by RR Best
Brittin Boyer attempts a block Monday evening.

October 29, 2014

Bulldogs win 25-17 25-15

by Matt Kracht
Sullivan Reporter

The Sullivan Lady Redskins had their season come to an end against the St Teresa Bulldogs on Monday night. Sullivan fell behind early in both sets and had difficulty gaining any sort of offensive rhythm.

“We’re still learning this year, still learning about the head game, fundamentals and my expectations,” said Sullivan first year head coach Krista Smith. “There has been so much change here the last few years. That is just part of the mental game.” Read More

Lady Redskins Force Three Sets, but Fall to Cerro Cordo

Photo by RR Best Pictured are the Sullivan volleyball seniors who were celebrated Monday night at home against Cerro Gordo (from left to right): Becca Pratt (manager), Brittin Boyer, and Emily Neuhauser.

Photo by RR Best
Pictured are the Sullivan volleyball seniors who were celebrated Monday night at home against Cerro Gordo (from left to right): Becca Pratt (manager), Brittin Boyer, and Emily Neuhauser.

October 22, 2014

Unable to overcome Broncos on senior night

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

The Redskins put forth quite an effort on Monday night against the Cerro Gordo Broncos, but came away empty handed 25-19,21-25,25-17.

On senior night after losing the first set, Sullivan rallied in the second jumping out to a 7-2 lead and forcing the decisive third set. A game that featured two evenly matched squads went the distance in a performance of which the Sullivan seniors could be proud. Read More

Knights Shut Out Bombers to Win Third Straight

Photo by Darian Hays ALAH’s Teddy Poe tries to escape an Argenta-Oreana lineman  Friday night.

Photo by Darian Hays
ALAH’s Teddy Poe tries to escape an Argenta-Oreana lineman
Friday night.

At 6-2, ALAH stamps playoff ticket

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

For the second week in a row the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Knights raced out to a 21 point first quarter lead and never looked back. In a blowout win over the Argenta-Oreana Bombers Tyler Schuring put on an all-conference performance collecting 250 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns. The victory over the Bombers put the Knights back in postseason play and with a week left in the regular season the Knights record stands at 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the Little Okaw Valley conference. Read More