Sullivan Hosts Invitational Meet

•March 30, 2016•

Girls results: Sullivan High School track teams hosted a meet March 22 with Arcola, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood -Hammond, Teutopolis and Village Grove Heritage invited.

Girls’ 100 meter dash:ALAH  Abby Foreman first with 13.96 tied with teammate Lexi Burnett;  Sullivan Okaw Valley’s Ashlynd Risley was third with 14.28 followed in fourth by Julia Hardiek of Teutopolis.

Girls’ 200 meter: ALAH Hannah Wallen was first with 28.56, Julia Hardiek of Tuetopolis second with 29.49, SOV’s Risley was third with 29.78.

Girls’ 400 meter dash: Hannah Wallen was first with 1:02.87, Kara Weichman from Teutopolis was second with 1:07.21, Arcola’s Sophia Fishel was third with 1:09.88.

Girls’ 800 meter run: Sophia Fishel of Arcola first with 2:39.19, SOV Alyssa Marshall ran second with 2:39.76 and Shanna Niebrugge from T-town third with 2:46.74. Read More

Timberwolves Baseball Beats Bombers at Home

Photo by Mike Brothers Timberwolves Taylor Coleman lays down a sacrifice bunt, advancing runners to second and third base during Okaw Valley High School baseball’s win over St. Elmo March 23.

Photo by Mike Brothers
Timberwolves Taylor Coleman lays down a sacrifice bunt, advancing runners to second and third base during Okaw Valley High School baseball’s win over St. Elmo March 23.

•March 30, 2016•

Okaw Valley Timberwolves varsity baseball came away with a 9-2 home win over the St. Elmo Bombers March 23.

The Timberwolves’ Dylan Park went six innings and was the winning pitcher throwing 67-113 strikes with 19 first pitch strikes; Tanner Coleman threw eight strikes in 19 pitches in relief.

Flowers pitched five innings and Brown one to share pitching duties for the Bombers. Flowers got the loss throwing 55-93 strikes with Brown striking out 11 on 26 pitches.

Cody Drake had a home run and a double, scoring twice and getting one RBI.

Ian Tiarks hit a double and a triple contributing four RBIs for the Timberwolves. Read More

Shelbyville Takes Knights

•March 30, 2016•

Marcus Vanausdoll went 3-3 but it wasn’t enough against the Shelbyville Rams 13-3 win over the ALAH Knight baseball team on March 28.

Those three hits netted two RBI’s  for Vanausdoll, with Shandon Herschberger hitting 1-3 with one RBI. Tyler Emberton also had one hit for ALAH.

Cory Griffin was the losing pitcher with Emberton relieving. Read More

SHS Hosts Boys’ Invitational Meet

•March 30, 2016•

Sullivan High School hosted Arcola, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammpmd, Teutopolis and Villa Grove Heritage boys’ teams March 22.

Boys’ 100 meter dash: Mario Cortez Arcola first 12.15, SOV took second, third and fourth with Payton Westjohn second 12.65, Cody Carlson third 13.09 and Leighton Burcham fourth 13.24.

Boys’ 200 meter dash: SOV’s Zane Uphoff first 24.37, Blake Stewart second 24.62, VG-H Gage Knoll was third 25.50.

Boys’ 400 meter dash: VG-H Gage Knoll first 55.87, ALAH Kobe Wells second 56.50, VG-H Manny Crafton third 58.43.

Boys’ 800 meter run: Teutopolis Scott Isley first 2:13.20, Arcola Sam Crane second 2:15.74, ALAH Justin Laughlin third 2:16.01.

Boys’ 1600 meter run: SOV JT Bland first 5:00.17, T-town Scott Isley second 5:01.51, SOV Isaiah Plank third 5:21.99.

Boys’ 3200 meter run: VG-H Gage Knoll first 11:11.63, SOV JT Bland second 11:28.84, ALAH Austin Romine third 12:06.34. Read More

Knight Baseball Faces Monticello and Tuscola

•March 30, 2016•

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Knights baseball team traveled to Monticello March 22 with the Sages hitting their way to a 17-0 five inning win.

ALAH was held to one double by Marcus Vanausdoll.

Bradley R. Miller was the starting pitcher who was relieved by Cory Griffin.

Wittig got the win for Monticello with Myers also on the mound for the Sages. Read More

Invitational Championships for Local Taekwondo Students

•March 30, 2016•

Taekwondo Master Roberts along with 22 of his students competed in the Southern Illinois Taekwondo Invitational Championship in Olney March 12. The team won 40 medals and two grand champion trophies.

Pictured are Taekwondo Invitational Participants: Aubree Olmstead, Brett Matusas of Neoga, Mia Bianca Roberts, Lillian Daniels of Mattoon, Amaya Queitzsch of Effingham, Alex Corrie, Logan Corrie of Windsor, Reeze Bok of Mattoon, Caden Loew of Effingham, Ayla Schilling of Mattoon. Seth Rakestraw of Windsor, Toby Cline of Mattoon, Josie Roberts of Windsor, Joshua Reside of Charleston, Damien Coney of Bethany and Natalie Zakowski of Mattoon. Jack Nacke of Arcola, Paul Olmstead, Ethan Olmstead and Brooklyn Matusas of Neoga, Lahiru Perriyannan of Charleston, Kyle Meyer and Master Kevin Roberts of Mattoon.

Pictured are Taekwondo Invitational Participants: Aubree Olmstead, Brett Matusas of Neoga, Mia Bianca Roberts, Lillian Daniels of Mattoon, Amaya Queitzsch of Effingham, Alex Corrie, Logan Corrie of Windsor, Reeze Bok of Mattoon, Caden Loew of Effingham, Ayla Schilling of Mattoon.
Seth Rakestraw of Windsor, Toby Cline of Mattoon, Josie Roberts of Windsor, Joshua Reside of Charleston, Damien Coney of Bethany and Natalie Zakowski of Mattoon.
Jack Nacke of Arcola, Paul Olmstead, Ethan Olmstead and Brooklyn Matusas of Neoga, Lahiru Perriyannan of Charleston, Kyle Meyer and Master Kevin Roberts of Mattoon.

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Sullivan Baseball Beats Heritage Hawks at Home

Photo by Mike Brothers Brett Tuttle dives safely back to second after stretching a long single in a 4-3 win in Sullivan baseball action against Heritage last week.

Photo by Mike Brothers
Brett Tuttle dives safely back to second after stretching a long single in a 4-3 win in Sullivan baseball action against Heritage last week.

•March 30, 2016•

Sullivan Redskins baseball team topped the Heritage Hawks 4-3 in Sullivan action March 23.

Tom Schibur was the winning pitcher for Sullivan varsity allowing three earned runs and throwing 10 strikeouts in seven innings.

Alec Ballinger scored one run, getting two hits in four at bats.

Brett Tuttle had two hits and  two runs in four trips to the plate. He was left on base twice.

Zach Hrvol had two at bats and was walked twice, getting left on base one time. Bryce Farris had one hit and one RBI in four trips to the plate. Read More

2016 Timberwolves Baseball Follows Own Path

2016 Okaw Valley Timberwolves Varsity Roster:  Taylor Coleman, Hayden Francisco, Drew Fruchtl, Dylan Park, Justin Johnson, Ian Tiarks, Alex Martin, Connor Cloyd, Tanner Coleman, Jared Bunfill, Trey Yarnell, Garrett Fritz, Sam Hagerman, Stewart Morgan, Hutson Dickens, Austin Hill, Cody Drake, Austin Sutton, Kam Roley.

2016 Okaw Valley Timberwolves Varsity Roster: Taylor Coleman, Hayden Francisco, Drew Fruchtl, Dylan Park, Justin Johnson, Ian Tiarks, Alex Martin, Connor Cloyd, Tanner Coleman, Jared Bunfill, Trey Yarnell, Garrett Fritz, Sam Hagerman, Stewart Morgan, Hutson Dickens, Austin Hill, Cody Drake, Austin Sutton, Kam Roley.

•March 23, 2016•

By Matt Kracht
News Progress Sports

Timberwolves baseball fans have been looking out the window waiting for spring ever since last season’s team finished as one of four state finalists in Peoria. Now the sun is out, the grass is kind of green and it’s time for another season of Timberwolves baseball!

Returning head coach Andrew Hagerman has produced back to back conference championships including a 20 plus game winning streak during last year’s Cinderella run.

This year Hagerman sees a group of seniors who know what they are playing for. “All of our seniors have displayed leadership in practice. They’ve been a part of something special here and want to keep a good thing going. Really, everyone returning from last year has come in ready to compete and help others.”

Okaw Valley’s home opener versus Central A&M scheduled for March 14 was cancelled due to conditions. The Timberwolves will instead start with three consecutive road games 3/16 at Mt Pulaski, 3/18 at Stew-Stras Windsor (at Stew-Stras High School) and 3/22 in Ramsey. The first game back at home will be March 23 and the de facto opener versus Brownstown/St. Elmo.   Read More

ALAH Softball Falls in Season Opener

Photo by Darian Hays ALAH High School Softball Team back row left to right: Taylor Powell, Alyssa Herschberger, Janette Comstock, Morgan Mercer, Callie Schable, Bri Smith, Madi Corum, Reagan Miller; front row left to right: Marissa Herschberger, Macy Hollingsworth, Mycaela Miller, Logan Kauffman, Jazmine Arnett, Nisa Asghar, Shelby Frederick, Megan Osborne.

Photo by Darian Hays
ALAH High School Softball Team back row left to right: Taylor Powell, Alyssa Herschberger, Janette Comstock, Morgan Mercer, Callie Schable, Bri Smith, Madi Corum, Reagan Miller; front row left to right: Marissa Herschberger, Macy Hollingsworth, Mycaela Miller, Logan Kauffman, Jazmine Arnett, Nisa Asghar, Shelby Frederick, Megan Osborne.

•March 23, 2016•

By Matt Kracht
News Progress Sports

The 2016 Lady Knights softball season got off to a promising start Tuesday despite an 8-3 loss to rival Tuscola.

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond head coach Jerry Lane was positive about the takeaways from the contest. “There are lot of positives I can take away from this game. I got four freshmen starting, a couple sophomores and a couple juniors. We just got to get used to playing together since we have only been outside twice before today.  We get rid of one inning, and we are right there in the ball game against one of the better teams we are going to face all year.”

In a matchup of staff, aces Macy Hollingsworth for the Lady Knights faced off against Morgan Day for Tuscola. Day is a velocity strike out pitcher while Hollingsworth pitches to contact with an excellent change up.   Read More