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

Redskins Blow Six-Run Second Inning Lead to Charleston, Fall 15-11

Sixth inning letdown spells loss for Sullivan

by Kirk Whitaker
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

“Walks killed us today, and it was our entire pitching staff, not just one player,” Redskins baseball head coach Troy Rogers said. “Anytime you walk a batter, that person tends to score, especially leadoff walks or one-out walks. We had limited that as a staff pretty well lately, but not today, and that gave them their big inning.”

The inning alluded to—the top of the sixth—in Sullivan’s non-conference matchup against Charleston was not just big, it sealed the game. Read More

Sroka, Hagerman Lead Charge Against Arcola in 16-1 Drubbing

Photo by Keith Stewart Dylan Park takes off for first base last Wednesday.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Dylan Park takes off for first base last Wednesday.

No. 1 & 3 hitters combine for six hits, five runs

by Keith Stewart
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In just three at-bats, senior leadoff Colton Sroka and no. 3 Peyton Hagerman combined to produce half of Okaw Valley’s 12 hits on the day against Arcola.

“Colton Sroka set the stage by hitting the ball off the wall at his first at bat. Peyton and him then just hit line-drive after line-drive throughout the day,” said OV coach Andrew Hagerman. “Then there were some other guys in the order. Ian (Tiarks) had a nice hit. Taylor Coleman stepped up with a nice hit late in the game as a freshman. Devon (Still) had three hits himself. But Sroka and Hagerman really launched the baseball today.” Read More

SOV Boys, Girls Each Take First in Home Meet

Girls edge Central A&M by 11

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

After finishing behind the Lady Raiders last Friday at a meet in Shelbyville, the SOV girls track team answered back with a first place finish at home Tuesday evening and were joined by the boys who landed a persuasive first place over Warrensburg-Latham and the Raiders. Read More

Atchison Two-Hits A&M as Redskins Hang On for 2-1 Win

Photo by Keith Stewart Brody Elder makes his way to second after doubling deep to center field in the third inning. Elder would later get batted in by Jacob Piper, giving Sullivan its first of two runs in their 2-1 win over Central A&M Tuesday.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Brody Elder makes his way to second after doubling deep to center field in the third inning. Elder would later get batted in by Jacob Piper, giving Sullivan its first of two runs in their 2-1 win over Central A&M Tuesday.

Final inning nearly provides comeback for Raiders

by Kirk Whitaker
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

Pitching has been pretty good recently for the Redskins baseball team.
Saturday Nick Frerichs two-hit Danville Schlarman en route to a 14-0 win, and Tuesday Shane Atchison returned the favor with a complete game two-hit gem of his own against Central A&M, striking out nine and walking three along with the two hits.
“Shane has been solid all season,” Redskins head coach Troy Rogers said. “He knows how to pitch, he’s a bulldog on the mound—he’s out there with no sleeves because he’s crazy—he worked ahead in the count with a relatively small and low strike zone. In the last inning specifically he kept his composure and finished exceptionally well.” Read More