Sullivan Baseball Improves with Two Wins

Photo by Jason Brown
Zach Sowers pitches home.

Sullivan Baseball Improves with Two Wins

By Jason Brown
NP Sports

The Sullivan baseball team finished the week 3-1 with wins over Meridian and Warrensburg-Latham and a loss to Tuscola.

Monday the Redskins defeated Meridian 9-4.

Both teams scored two runs in the first inning, but Sullivan added two more runs in the second to take the lead.

Both teams scored a run in the fourth inning, but Sullivan tacked on another run in the sixth inning and one in the seventh.

Brett Tuttle was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Zach Sowers drove in three runs with two hits.

Bryce Farris and Dalton Rogers each scored two runs, and Jon Gavin had a hit and a run scored.

Rogers pitched four innings for the win. He gave up two earned runs on three hits and one walk. He struck out three.

Sowers pitched three innings and gave up one earned run on three hits and no walks. He struck out two. Read More

Okaw Valley Baseball Extends Winning Streak

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Knights’ Eric Herschberger gets first score of the night stealing home against the defense of OV pitcher Tanner Coleman.

•April 26, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports

The Okaw Valley baseball team extended its winning streak to 13 with two more wins this past week.

The Timberwolves defeated Decatur Lutheran last Wednesday and walked-off a win against Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Monday.

Against ALAH in Bethany, OV jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the firs inning, but ALAH answered with four runs in the third to take the lead.

OV scored a run in the sixth and walked off in the seventh when Austin Harshman singled to end the game 5-4.

For OV, Taylor Coleman was 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Harshman had two hits.

Coleman earned the win for Okaw Valley. He went four and two-thirds innings and gave up no runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out nine. Read More

SOV Track Teams Place in Two Meets

•April 26, 2017•

The Sullivan-Okaw Valley track and field team competed in two meets this past week.

The Redskins placed ninth out of 15 team in the Tuscola Open last Friday.

Natalie Drury high jumped 4 feet 8 inched for third place.

The 4x100 relay team of Anna Wooters, Haley Rose, Laine Cameron and Ashlynd Risley placed second with a time of 55.86, and the 4x200 relay team of Wooters, Zoe Ray, Danielle Hill, Madalyne McPheeters placed third at 2:01.

Cameron and Katherine Kite placed fifth in the 110 hurdles and long jump, respectively, with a time of 18.47 and a jump 14 feet 2.5 inches. Read More

Sullivan Softball Team Has a Week of Battles

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Brook Tuttle (#11) and Alexis Britton (#13) high five coach Andy Wagner last Wednesday at Tuscola.

•April 26, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports

The Sullivan softball team dropped three games and won one this past week.

Monday the Redskins lost 9-6 on the final play of the game to Meridian in a back-and-forth game that went into extra innings.

Down 3-0, Sullivan scored one run in the fifth inning and four in the sixth to take the lead 5-3.

Meridian tied the game in the bottom of the seventh inning with two runs.

Sullivan battled back with a run in the seventh to take a 6-5 lead, but Meridian scored four in the ninth inning to win the game.

Irie Dulin recorded four hits and two RBIs, and Madison Wall suffered the loss. She pitched nine eight and two-third innings and struck out one. Read More

ALAH Baseball Wins over Argenta Oreana

•April 26, 2017•

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond baseball team finished the week 1-2 with a loss to Arcola Friday and Okaw Valley Monday and a win against Argenta-Oreana last Wednesday.

The Knights defeated Argenta-Oreana 4-1 at Argenta.

ALAh scored two runs in the third to take an early lead and then tacked on single runs in the fifth and sixth.

Lucas Otto was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Shandon Herschberger was 2-for 3 with two runs scored.

Marcus Vanausdoll was 2-for-4 with a run scored and picked up the win on the mound. Read More

ALAH Boys’ Track Competes in Tuscola Open

•April 26, 2017•

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond boys’ track and field team competed in the Tuscola Open Invitational Friday and the Tri-County Invitational last Tuesday.

During the Tuscola Invite, two athletes and two relay teams finished in the top five spots.

Austin Romine won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:59.26.

Kobe Wells took fourth and fifth place in the high jump and 200-meter dash, respectively, with a jump of 5 feet 10 inches and a time of 24.45.

The 4x400 relay team took third with a time of 3:45.23, and the 4x800 finished fifth at 9:25.30. Read More

Okaw Valley Softball Wins Four for the Week

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OV’s Grace Harlin tries to distract ALAH shortstop Reagan Miller’s throw to first with a high-five.

•April 26, 2017•

The Okaw Valley softball team finished the week 4-1.

OV split a double header Saturday, shut out Mt. Pulaski Friday and Ramsey Thursday and knocked off Shiloh Wednesday.

OV defeated Tri-County/Shiloh 11-1 at Crowder Park.

Tri-County jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with a long home run

which was the only run of the day for Tri-County.

Okaw Valley tied the game in the bottom of the first on Paige Coleman’s 1-out single to left.

Paige Robinson walked to put runners at first and second.

Jess Robinson and Kayla Wheeler had back-to-back walks to force in Coleman to tie the game.

OV erupted for four runs in the second to take command of the game.  Read More

ALAH Girls’ Track Team Competes for Top Spots

•April 26, 2017•

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond girls’ track competed in two meets this past week.

ALAH participated in the Tri-County Invitational in Sullivan last Tuesday and the T Tuscola Open Invitational Friday.

At the Tuscola Open, ALAH several athletes in the top five spots.

Kenli Nettles took first places in 110-meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles and the long jump.

She ran the 100 hurdles in 16.98, the 300 hurdles in 50.77 and jumped 5 feet 7 inches.

Makenna Green took second in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 13:10.35, and she ran the 1,600-meter run in 6:07.69 for fourth place. Read More

SOV Girls’ Track Team Places in Two Meets

•April 19, 2017•

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

In the Tolono Girls’ Invite Thursday, the Redskins placed three athletes in the top 10.

Laine Cameron placed seventh in the 300 hurdles with a time of 53.40.

Zoe Ray and Natalie Drury placed ninth in the long jump and high jump, respectively.

Ray jumped 14 feet and 8 inches, and Drury jumped four feet and six inches. Read More

Three Wins for Sullivan Softball Team

•April 19, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports

The Sullivan softball team finished the week with a 3-2 record.

The Redskins defeated Central A&M, Arcola and Shelbyville and lost to Clinton and Monticello.

Central A&M Friday

Irie Dulin recorded four RBIs on two hits to help the Bulldogs overtake the Raiders 14-9 in an error filled game. Sullivan scored seven runs in the first inning and two in the second to take an early lead and did not look back.

Jordan Bassett, Brook Tuttle and Dulin each had two hits. Bassett also had two RBIs. Madison Wall pitched seven innings and struck out four. The Raiders made eight errors while Sullivan had four.

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