ALAH Softball Team Picks Up Two Wins

•May 10, 2017•

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond softball team picked up two wins and earned a No. 1 seed in the I.H.S.A. Class 1A Girls’ Softball Regional hosted by the Knights.

ALAH defeated A-O 10-3 Friday and knocked off Sullivan 7-1 in Arthur, Monday.

Against the Redskins, the Knights jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the first inning and two runs in the second.

The Redskins scored one run in the top of the sixth, but ALAH answered with three more in the bottom of the inning.

For ALAH, sophomore Reagan Miller hit a home run and had two RBIs and two runs scored. Read More

Outstanding Sullivan Blue Dolphins Recognized

•May 10, 2017•

The Sullivan Blue Dolphins annual team banquet was held April 23 at the Sullivan VFW.

Many athletes were recognized including this year’s seniors. Some of the highlights from the banquet include Sullivan Blue Dolphin of the Year, McKenna Kull, high point winner for boys Johnathan Iacobazzi and high point winner for girls Brynna Sentel.

Broken Records from the 2016-2017 swim season include the following events and times: Read More

OVJH Track Qualifies Five for State

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For the second straight year, Macie Fleshner wins the 100-meter hurdles to advance to the state track meet.

•May 10, 2017•

The Okaw Valley Junior High track teams had five athletes this week qualify for the state track meet.

For the girls’ team, state qualifiers include Macie Fleshner, who for the second straight year won the 100-meter hurdles to advance to state. Her qualifying time was 17.2.

Seventh grader Reiss Frye tossed the shot put 26 feet and 5 inches and threw the discus 81 feet 6 inches.

OV’s 800-meter relay team of Fleshner, Danae Nave, Reiss Frye, Katie Brown, and alternate Shyanne Harding earned a trip to state with at time of 2:00.

For the boy’s team, eighth grader Noah Dukeman high jumped 5 foot 6 inches to advance.

The eight-grade 800-meter, 1,600-meter relay team of Kameron Taylor, Luke Vander Burgh, Ryan Pantier, Preston Ozier and Noah Dukeman earned a trip with times of 1:47.8 and 4:10.1, respectively.

Twin Wins for Sullivan Softball

•May 10, 2017•

The Sullivan softball team finished the week 2-1 with wins against St. Teresa and Central A&M and a loss to Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond.

Friday against St. Teresa, the Redskins’ offense exploded to defeat the Bulldogs 25-1 in five innings.

Sullivan scored 10 runs in the first inning and 13 runs in the fourth to blow the game open.

Madi Wall pitched four innings to earn her 10th win. She struck out three.

Brook Tuttle had three hits and four RBIs, and Makenzie Ruppert had five RBIs. Read More

SOV Girls Competed at Tuscola Meet

•May 10, 2017•

The Sullivan-Okaw Valley girls’ track and field team competed in the Central Illinois Conference meet at Tuscola High School Friday.

SOV placed sixth with 42 points.

Notable SOV individual accomplishments were: Haley Rose ran the 300 hurdles in 50.91 for third place, and Esther Miller high jumped four feet seven inches for third place. Read More

OV Baseball Defeats Decatur-Lutheran for LOVC Title

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OVHS Seniors
OV Timberwolves baseball team members Connor Cloyd and Taylor Coleman are honored during senior night.

•May 10, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports

The Okaw Valley baseball team defeated Decatur Lutheran 8-4 this week to win the Little Okaw Valley Conference title for the fourth straight year in a row.

They earned a No. 1 seed in the Argenta-Oreana Class 1A Boys’ Baseball Regional as a result.

“Winning the LOVC is a great accomplishment for us this year,” said OV coach Andrew Hagerman. “At the top we knew Argenta and LSA would be very difficult wins, and they were. I was surprised at how good both Arthur and Arcola were this year. Those programs are definitely on the upswing, and beating them was not easy at all.”

Against LSA Friday, the Timberwolves scored a run in the second inning, two in the third inning and five in the fourth inning.

OV held on from there as LSA scored three in the fifth inning and one in the sixth but could get no closer.

Garrett Fritz hammered a two-run homer to give OV an early 3-0 lead. Read More

OV Bass Fishing Ends Season

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OV Bass Fishing Ends Season
The Okaw Valley bass fishing team ended their season at the Lake Shelbyville Sectional on Monday. Seniors Corey Clark, Moranda Matheson and Tyus Brooks represented the Twolves on the water. The team is coached by Dave Doty.

Okaw Valley Softball Team Dominates Monday Action

•May 3, 2017•

The Okaw Valley softball team defeated Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon 14-1 in windy weather Monday evening.

The Timberwolves scored three runs in the first inning and three in the second inning to take a 6-1 lead.

OV tacked on two more runs in the fourth, then blew the game open with six runs in the sixth inning. Read More

SOV Girls’ Track Captures Top Six Spots at Lady Sage Invite

•May 3, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports

The Sullivan-Okaw Valley girls’ track and field team competed in two meets despite the rainy weather this week.

Thursday at the 18-team Monticello Lady Sages Invitational, Sullivan had four athletes place in the top six spots.

Alaya Bolin tossed the shot put 32 feet 9.5 inches for fourth place, and Esther Miller high jumped 4 foot 8 inches for fourth place.

Natalie Drury followed with a high jump of 4 foot 4 inches for sixth place, and Laine Cameron placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.72.

The Redskins 1,600-meter relay team placed fourth with a time of 4:27.34. Read More