Redskins Run Down Hawks for Conference Win

Photo by Darian Hays Sullivan pitcher Brett Tuttle returned to the mound following an injury. He allowed one earned run in five innings with Sullivan winning their 12th game.

Photo by Darian Hays
Sullivan pitcher Brett Tuttle returned to the mound following an injury. He allowed one earned run in five innings with Sullivan winning their 12th game.

•April 27, 2016•

By Matt Kracht

Brett Tuttle returned to the mound for the first time since an injury and allowed just one earned run over five innings in a quality start. Sullivan secured their 12th win overall and fifth in the Central Illinois Conference.

Head coach Troy Rogers complemented Tuttle’s performance after the win. “That is a big arm to have back in our lineup, and it was a good game to get him going again. I thought he looked sharp down in the zone after the first inning he mixed things up.”

Meridian drew first blood to take an early lead 1-0 after the first. The Redskins threatened to score in the bottom half of the second inning but stranded the bases loaded with two outs.

Sullivan broke through in the third after a leadoff infield single by Zach Hrvol paid off on an RBI infield single by Zach Sowers.

Sowers then came home to score on a Tom Schibur double down the line just out of reach of Meridian’s third baseman. The RBI double put Sullivan in front 2-1, a lead they would hold onto thanks in part to heads up play at first base by Hrvol.   Read More

Lady Redskins Take St. Anthony

•April 27, 2016•

The Sullivan Lady Redskins improved their record to 10-7 April 19 with an exciting win over St. Anthony.

After a slow defensive start, the team managed to hang around while Abby Elzy worked through a couple of tough innings.  Read More

Okaw Valley Beats Wayne City

•April 27, 2016•

Okaw Valley Timberwolves baseball won the Wayne City game 10-6 Saturday, April 23 in Bethany.

It was a 3-2 game after the first inning with the Indians taking a 6-3 lead in the second.

The Timberwolves came back, scoring one in the third and four in the fourth inning, going ahead 8-6 in the fifth. Two runs in the sixth inning clinched the win for Okaw Valley. Read More

Sullivan Prepares for Summer Basketball Camps

•April 27, 2016•

Sullivan Redskins basketball camps for 2016 begin May 31.

Sullivan High School basketball staff including head coach Chester Reeder, Erik VanPelt, Nathan Becker, Craig Toler, Don Typer and Shannon Stewart will be on duty teaching fundamentals and individual skills of the game throughout the week long camp.

In addition to a week of learning basketball skills from professional coaches, each camp participant will receive a T-shirt, a basketball and all the fun a person can pack into one week. Read More

Blue Dolphins Celebrate the Swim Season

Photo by Jason Smith Blue Dophins Celebrate. Front Row: Alivia Melvin, Max Kersten, Matthew Wesselman, Mason Booker, Madalyn Booker, Zoe Johnson, Johnathan Iacobazzi, Tucker Kull. Back Row: Brodie Goss, Tyler Homann, Anna Wooters, Gabrielle Spain, Natalie Drury, Calista Clark, Jessica Renfro, Natalie Turnbaugh, Sofia Nuzzo.

Photo by Jason Smith
Blue Dophins Celebrate. Front Row: Alivia Melvin, Max Kersten, Matthew Wesselman, Mason Booker, Madalyn Booker, Zoe Johnson, Johnathan Iacobazzi, Tucker Kull. Back Row: Brodie Goss, Tyler Homann, Anna Wooters, Gabrielle Spain, Natalie Drury, Calista Clark, Jessica Renfro, Natalie Turnbaugh, Sofia Nuzzo.

•April 27, 2016•

Sullivan Blue Dolphins closed out another successful season by hosting their team banquet at Sullivan VFW.

The team’s season runs annually from the summer long course season starting in April and swimming through short course season ending in March. The Dolphins celebrated the 50th anniversary of the team this season. Head coach Jason Drury ended the season by continuing his 13 year stretch of championship meets by taking the most swimmers to the Regional meet, Age Group State and Senior State meets.

To show the accumulation of the swimmers’ hard work and dedication throughout the season the following swimmers were awarded individual recognition.

Brodie Goss took home the top prize of Blue Dolphin of the Year. Goss was selected by his teammates for this honor. Consideration for the award is based on hard wordk at practice, respect to coaches and team members, assistance to other swimmers and setting an example of what a Blue Dolphin should be.

The swimmers also vote per practice group for group representative for Blue Dolphin of the Year. Yellow Group selected Clair Welch, Bronze Group Tucker Kull, Silver Group Ethan Schmohe, Gold Group Jessica Renfro and Titanium Natalie Drury.  Read More

Sullivan Girls’ Track Team Places in Tri-County Meet

•April 27, 2016•

Sullivan hosted the Tri-County Invitational track meet April 19 with Pana leading female teams with 174 points.

The Moweaqua Central A&M team scored 133 for second followed by Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond in third, scoring 64 points. Neoga was fourth with 57.

Sullivan Okaw Valley’s team finished in fifth place scoring 41 points. Stewardson Strasburg was sixth with 40 points.

Shelbyville was seventh place with 30 points and Cowden Herrick eighth with 12.

Individual highlights of the girls’ competition includes:

100 Meter Dash – Emma Meyer of CA&M first 13.25; Sullivan’s Ashlynd Risely fifth 13.77; Lexi Burnett ALAH ninth 13.93; Hannah Leal ALAH 10th 14.09; Anna Wooters SOV 12th 14.69; Kailyn Boyer SOV 14th 14.94. Read More

Okaw Valley Baseball Travels for a Win

•April 27, 2016•

Okaw Valley baseball traveled to Arcola for a 10-2 win Wednesday, April 20.

The Timberwolves’ Drew Fruchtl stayed on the mound all seven innings, allowing seven hits that yielded two runs for the Purple Riders. Fruchtl threw 16 first pitch strikes and had six strikeouts in the game.

Timberwolves’ hitters came ready to hit, scoring four runs in the first inning, one in the fourth, two in the sixth and three in the seventh inning off 11 hits. Read More

SOV Football Camp Times Announced

•April 27, 2016•

Gerald Temples, Sullivan Okaw Valley head football coach, announced that football camps will be held this summer for Sullivan and Okaw Valley students.

The high school camp is scheduled from 7-9:15 a.m. June 6-9 and July 18-21. Read More

SOV Boys Second in Tri County Invitational

•April 27, 2016•

Tri County Invitational Track action in Sullivan on April 19 finished with Sullivan Okaw Valley boys in second with 95 points, behind first place Shelbyville scoring 206 points.

Pana finished third with 90; Arcola fourth with 65; Arthur-Lovington/Atwood- Hammond was fifth with 50; Central A&M sixth scoring 26; Stewardson-Strasburg eighth with 10 and Cowden-Herrick ninth with four points.

Individual event scoring highlights:

100 meter dash – Blake Stewart SOV first 11.80; Grant Sims SHEL second 11.84; Zane Uphoff SOV third 11.92; Luke Bowman SOV seventh 12.14.

200 meter dash – Jordan Smith SHEL first 23.59; Zane Uphoff SOV third 24.03; Blake Stewart SOV fourth 24.09; Scott Kauffman ALAH 11th 28.96.

400 meter dash – Ryan Skowronski SHEL first 52.58; Payton Westjohn SOV seventh; Cullen Dyer SOV 11th 59.37.

800 meter run – Ryan Skowronski SHEL first 2:08.25; Justin Laughlin ALAH fourth 2:09.01; Mason Harner SOV ninth 2:16.67; Logan Pedigo SOV tenth 2:21.49. Read More