Knights Overcome in Fourth by A & M

•January 18, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports Editor

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond boys’ basketball team dropped a nonconference-road game against Central A&M last Tuesday.

The game was close for three quarters, ending in a 7-7 tie in the first quarter and a 28-28 tie at half.

ALAH took the lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Raiders 9-8, but the fourth decided the game.

CAM went on a 19-6 run in the fourth quarter for the 55-43 victory. Read More

OVHS Player Signs with Lake Land

Photo by Mike Brothers
OVHS Player Signs with Lake Land
Okaw Valley High School volleyball team leader Kristy Burford signed a letter of intent to play volleyball with the Lake Land Lakers next season. The high school gathered in the OVHS gymnasium January 12 in support of Burford’s future choice. Pictured seated from left: father Paul Burford, Kristy, mother Elizabeth; Timberwolves’ head coach Jay Potter and Lake Land Lakers head coach Ashli Robison. Robison, a former Laker, noted Lake Land is fortunate to find such a good utility player locally and looks forward to OVHS fans watching Kristy in action with the Lakers.

Lady T-Wolves Extend Winning Streak

•January 18, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports Editor

Okaw Valley girls’ basketball team toppled two Little Okaw Valley Conference teams last week to extend its winning streak to six games.

The Timberwolves defeated Argenta-Oreana and Cerro-Gordo/Bement last week and hope to take that momentum into the LOVC Tournament semifinals today.

Last Tuesday against Argenta-Oreana, the Timberwolves jumped out to a 21-6 first quarter lead, and the T-wolves defense did not allow Argenta-Oreana to score more than eight points in any quarter. Read More

ALAH Girls Handle Arcola

•January 18, 2017•

The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond girls’ basketball team took care of Arcola 50-32 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference game Friday night.

Megan Fifer lead the Knights with 15 points and had three rebounds, and Liz Shipman followed with 12 points and six rebounds. Read More

Redskins Triumph Over Broncos

•January 18, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports Editor

The Sullivan boys’ basketball team picked up a nonconference win against Cerro-Gordo-Bement last Tuesday.

After a tied score at 8-8 late in the first quarter, Sullivan completed an 18-2 run to take a 26-10 lead with more than five minutes left in the third quarter.

The Redskins held on to that lead for the eventual 39-22 final. Read More

Free Throws Drive Redskin Win Against St. Teresa

•January 18, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports Editor

The Sullivan girls’ basketball team split a pair of games this past week.

The Lady Redskins defeated St. Teresa in a Central Illinois Conference matchup Thursday and lost to Charleston in a nonconference game Monday.

Against St. Teresa, it took a strong bench play from freshman Avery Still and good free throw shooting to win in overtime, 57-52.

Sullivan had the game under control until the fourth quarter.

The Lady Redskins led 26-19 at half, but a tough third quarter allowed St. Teresa to come back with a couple steals. Read More

Robinson Hits 1000

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Robinson Hits 1000
Okaw Valley junior Paige Robinson hit a high school milestone Thursday that only a few players reach.The 5-10 guard scored her 1,000th point on a layup with 1:27 remaining in the second quarter of the Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division game against Cerro-Gordo-Bement. Okaw Valley has won six straight and improved their overall record to 13-7 and 2-0 in the LOVC. Robinson is leading the area in scoring with more than 20 points per game, two points more than any other player in the area.

Blue Dolphins Compete in Xtreme Meet

•January 11, 2017•

The Sullivan Blue Dolphins Swim Club made a big splash competing in the COHO IMX Winter Invitation held in Deerfield Dec 3 and 4. USA Swimming has established the Individual Medley Xtreme (IMX) Challenge as a method of motivating swimmers to develop their full potential by increased participation in distance events.

The IMX series features five or six events that are at longer distances than most meets. Once a swimmer has completed the IMX program they earn “powerpoints”, which may be compared to other swimmers from around the country.

Highlights for our nine-and-unders include Johnathan Iacobazzi, fifth of 23 (1140.29 pts) and Kaiden Smith, 22nd out of 23 with (38.50 pts).  Read More

Oblong Shots Fall in for Win over Knights

•January 11, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports Editor

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond boys’ basketball team dropped a Little Okaw Valley Conference home game to Oblong Friday night.

Oblong doubled the Knights’ first quarter scoring, 12-6, but ALAH hung in the game, keeping the deficit to less than double digits heading into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter though, Oblong outscored the Knights 24-11 to put the game out of reach for the eventual 60-38 win.

A major difference in the game was shooting percentage.  Read More