ALAH Down in Tourney Play

•October 7, 2015•

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond played in the LOVC volleyball tournament over the weekend, losing two games.

Bement won in two against the Knights 15-25 and 12-25. The Lutheran School Association played ALAH next, winning 5-25 and 23-25.

The Knights varsity record is 11-10, and they are 2-1 in conference play. Read More

Timberlake Results

•October 7, 2015•

Timberlake results for September 28 -first place with six under par, winning playoff hole and a eagle on #9:  Austin Hunter, Leann Weber, Seth Sawyer and Mike Sawyer.

Shane and Cole Russell won the Wednesday Night Men’s league at Timberlake Golf Course.

Second and Third for SOV Cross Country

•October 7, 2015•

Sullivan/Okaw Valley cross country results from Saturday, Oct. 3: Redskin runners competed in the St. Anthony’s Eastern Crossroads meet. The boys’ team took second place, and the girls’ team was third out of 10 teams.

SOV runners Ashlynd Risley (3rd), JT Bland (5th), Logan Pedigo (8th) all took home medals for being in the top 10.  Read More

A Strong Start Faded for Sullivan

Photo by Darian Hays  Sullivan’s Taylor Booker sets up Jazmyn Jayne against St. Teresa last week.

Photo by Darian Hays
Sullivan’s Taylor Booker sets up Jazmyn Jayne against St. Teresa last week.

•October 7, 2015•

When Sullivan’s volleyball team hosted St. Teresa October 1, the team came out strong in the first game winning 25-23, then came up short the other two games 17-25 and 7-25.

“The Redskins provided some hard-fought volleys as a team,” coach Krista Smith said. “The team unity keeps getting stronger and stronger.”

Coach Smith noted that Abby Elzy  provided excellent sets with Seleste Smith, Alyssa Marshall and Lizzie Green coming up with good defensive digs.

Individual efforts on the Redskins team included Chloe Riley with two kills and one block; Jazmyn Jane provided two kills.

Abby Elzy had eight assists; Lizzie Green served one ace with Seleste Smith supplying one ace and 18 digs.

In junior varsity play St Teresa again came out on top with 19-25 and 16-25 game scores.

Decatur LSA takes Timberwolves

•October 7, 2015•

Okaw Valley hosted Decatur Lutheran School Association in volleyball October 1 winning one game 25-21, then going on to lose the next two in the match 21-25 and 12-25. The team record is 9-8 for the season.

Kristy Burford had two kills, one ace, one pass return and six digs; Kailyn Boyer had three kills, four aces and four digs; Madison Fox led the team with seven kills, two aces, two digs and one block shot. Read More

SOV Cross Country Hosts Tabor Park Run

•October 7, 2015•

Sullivan Okaw Valley’s cross country teams hosted Taylorville, Central A&M, Bement and Pana in Tabor Park Tuesday, Sept 29 with the Lady Redskin runners finishing first with a 43 over Taylorville -44 and Central A&M - 57.

The Redskin boys’ team finished second behind Taylorville with a 49.

SOV’s Ashlynd Risley was fourth with a 21:42 time; Laine Cameron ran sixth at 22:19; Alyssa Marshall eighth finishing in  22:50; Cadisen Nuzzo finished 11th in 23:19; Josie Orris 14th running 24:01; Anne Hogan completed in 25:20; Madison Atchison -29:00 and Abby Elzy - 29:11 to complete to SOV girls participating runners.

Claudia Magnussen of Pana completed the run first in 18:48; Anna Lowry of Taylorville was second with a 19:23 run; Salena Sloan of Central A& M was third in 20:33.

Carly Aldridge of Taylorville was fifth with a 22:10 run; Erin Forelines of Central A&M came in seventh with a 22:26 time; Natalie Kirkbride of Pana was ninth in 23:05; Emma Cortin of Taylorville finished 10th in 23:10. Read More

Knights Rally to Beat Storm

•October 7, 2015•

Lovington-Lovington/ Atwood-Hammond volleyball Knights traveled to Sangamon Valley Sept 30 returning with a win. The Knights topped the Storm in three games winning 25-21 in the first, dropping the second 13-25 and coming back in the third 28-26.

This brings the Knight varsity record to 11-8 overall and 2-1 in conference play.

In individual play Makayla Brown contributed three kills; Chelsey Chupp two digs; Kim Davis had eight digs. Read More

Bombers Over Knights Volleyball at Home

•October 7, 2015•

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Knights volleyball team fell to the Argenta-Oreana Bombers in a home match held Sept. 29.

The varsity Knights record is 10-8 overall and 1-1 conference.

The game scores were 25-22, 19-25 and 20-25.

Chelsey Chupp had one kill and one dig; Kalli Martin-one kill and one dig; Kim Davis had seven digs. Read More

Sullivan has Some Great Moments but Comes up Short

Photo by Mike Brothers Redskins leading rusher Jake Eaton hits the open field on this run against St. Teresa’s Bulldogs last week. Eaton carried the ball 124 yards on 19 carriers.

Photo by Mike Brothers
Redskins leading rusher Jake Eaton hits the open field on this run against St. Teresa’s Bulldogs last week. Eaton carried the ball 124 yards on 19 carriers.

St. Teresa hits ground running

•October 7, 2015•

By Mike Brothers

The Sullivan Redskins were down 21-0 in the first half when things started happening against the St. Teresa Bulldogs Friday night.

It started with Pierce Bradford returning a St. Teresa kickoff into Bulldog territory.

This was followed by a Ty Molzen pass to Jake Eaton.

That’s when St. Teresa started helping their Sullivan opponents out with a series of penalties moving the Redskin ball 20 yards closer to the goal.

A Bulldog personal foul followed by a pass interference call set Molzen up for another completion. This time he connected with Alec Ballinger at the five yard line.

Another pass interference call against St. Teresa left the Redskins with a first and 10 situation just yards away from the goal line.

In spite of a stubborn Bulldog defense which plagued Sullivan’s running game all night, the Redskins found a way to get through.

Molzen handed the ball to Jake Eaton who carried the ball into the end zone for the first Redskin score of the night. Read More