Lady Redskins Rail Raiders 15-5 in 5

Marks second OVC 10-Run Mercy Rule Win for Sullivan

by Kirk Whitaker
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

The calm before the storm Tuesday night was full of hits, hits, and more hits for Sullivan.

Fourteen in five innings produced 15 runs for the Lady Redskins (6-10, 2-5 OVC), who downed OVC foe Central A&M 15-5. The mercy rule has been a part of Sullivan’s two OVC wins—the first coming against St. Teresa—and Tuesday night Sullivan scored two or more runs each frame.  Read More

Lady T-Wolves Earn Four Straight Wins

Four games in four days didn’t dissuade the Okaw Valley softball team from winning all four matchups last week.

Beginning with a newly scheduled game at St. Elmo last Tuesday, OV fell down 2-0 after the top of the first but then came alive in the top of the third with four runs. Read More

Knights Routed by Comets With Poor First Inning

Photo by Keith Stewart ALAH’s Noah Yantis warms up at the mound during the first inning of Saturday’s game as Windsor head coach Mike Taylor (right) and WSS’s Christian Vonderheide (left) each watch from third base.

Photo by Keith Stewart
ALAH’s Noah Yantis warms up at the mound during the first inning of Saturday’s game as Windsor head coach Mike Taylor (right) and WSS’s Christian Vonderheide (left) each watch from third base.

Windsor/Stew-Stras Takes Advantage of early miscues

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

All Windsor/Stew-Stras had to do at the plate Saturday consisted of one big inning–the first to be exact.

The Comets took advantage of a poor start at the mound by Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Jeremy Plank–six walks and four earned runs in 2/3 an inning–to score nine of their 14 runs on the day, en route to a 14-1 five inning victory.

“You have to throw strikes,” said ALAH coach Craig Moffett. “If pitchers don’t throw strikes, you don’t really have a chance to do anything defensively.” Read More

With Four Errors, Three Unearned Runs Account for Sullivan Loss Mon.

Photo by RR Best Nick Frerichs stands at first base Monday evening. Despite the junior leading Sullivan 3-4 from the plate, including two RBI doubles, Sullivan fell to Warrensburg-Latham 4-3.

Photo by RR Best
Nick Frerichs stands at first base Monday evening. Despite the junior leading Sullivan 3-4 from the plate, including two RBI doubles, Sullivan fell to Warrensburg-Latham 4-3.

Frerichs’ two RBI doubles overshadowed by mistakes

by Kirk Whitaker
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

It didn’t matter who was throwing for Warrensburg or what pitch was thrown, Nick Frerichs hit the ball, and hard.

Although the Cardinals jumped out to a 2-0 lead after a half inning, Frerichs sent a shot down the left field line that rolled to the wall, scoring Alec Ballinger who was off with the pitch.

It was also Frerichs in the home half of the seventh who started the Redskin rally from down 4-1 with a double to the left centerfield gap, scoring Atchison who walked. Read More

Lancers Sweep Riders in Dramatic Fashion

Seegmiller’s grand slam wins game one, Miller’s delayed steal seals the second

by Kirk Whitaker
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

Kauryn Karmazinas batted in her sister Klaire for the first run of the game in the home half of the first for Arcola in game one of their double-header against ALAH, but the Rider defense fell apart in the top of the third.

Mycaela Miller led off with an infield single, but the next three batters reached base on error before Brooke Tabb batted Katie Wildman home. Read More

OV Girls Drop Two Straight in Heyworth Tourney

Photo by Keith Stewart Amy Orris makes the tag-out attempt at second Saturday.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Amy Orris makes the tag-out attempt at second Saturday.

Inconsistencies continue to plague Lady T-Wolves

by Keith Stewart

keith@newsprogress.com

Hosting the Heyworth tournament Saturday at Overlot Field in Bethany, the Okaw Valley softball team dropped both of their games, though battled in their second after being down by 10 runs.

First inheriting undefeated Meridian in the morning, OV trailed 5-0 going into the top of the fifth and let a dropped infield flyball with two outs spell utter disaster. Read More

Byers On to Big Blue Football Next Year

Photo by Keith Stewart SOV middle linebacker Walker Byers (center) signs his letter of intent to play football at Millikin University as his mother Melanie (left) and father, Luke (right) in addition to former head football coach Charles Brown (standing) watch during the April 9 ceremony at Sullivan High School.

Photo by Keith Stewart
SOV middle linebacker Walker Byers (center) signs his letter of intent to play football at Millikin University as his mother Melanie (left) and father, Luke (right) in addition to former head football coach Charles Brown (standing) watch during the April 9 ceremony at Sullivan High School.

SOV linebacker heads to Decatur come fall

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Sullivan senior and SOV middle linebacker Walker Byers thought he might want to continue football in college a year ago. So following the end of his senior season last October, he asked then head coach Charles Brown if he could see if any colleges might be interested in his talents.

Two came knocking but only one caught Byer’s attention–Millikin University in Decatur.

“I was hoping it would happen, but I didn’t know if it would or not,” said Byers, who also received a substantial academic scholarship from the university. “I’m happy it is though.” Read More

Lancers Tame Tigers 10-3 Tuesday

Ten runs make 42 in last three games for ALAH

by Kirk Whitaker
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

In wins against Ramsey and St. Thomas More Saturday and Monday ALAH put up 16 runs a piece—the most in a two game stretch the Lancers have put up in recent history—and in six innings Tuesday the Lancers posted a 10 spot on Paris.

ALAH didn’t wait long to get on the board. Read More

SOV Beat in Bi-County Meet

Photo by Keith Stewart Emily Neuhauser lunges forward as she takes first in the 100m dash. (Left) Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Abby Foreman finishes in fourth.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Emily Neuhauser lunges forward as she takes first in the 100m dash. (Left) Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Abby Foreman finishes in fourth.

Lady Red again edged out, take third,
ALAH boys finish fourth in front of SOV

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Even despite picking up extra points in both the 300m hurdles and the pole vault, the SOV girls’ track team fell behind Neoga and Central A&M to take third in Tuesday’s bi-county meet.

SOV earned 110 points, five-and-a-half out from Neoga, and 15 out from the first place Lady Raiders.

Emily Neuhauser took first in the 100m dash (12.78 seconds), as well as fourth in the 200m (27.43). Amanda McClain tripled up individually taking first in the long jump (17 feet, 2 1/2 inches), 200m dash (25.83), and 400m (1:01.00). Read More