CHARLESTON -- The Class 1A girls track season ended Saturday, with Windsor, Neoga and Newton earning the area's best finishes at Eastern Illinois University. Windsor took 30th place with nine points, while Newton and Neoga each earned eight points for 32nd place. CHBC and St. Anthony each earned one point for 65th, and Teutopolis grabbed 0.5 points for 72nd place.The Blue Devils' finish was due to Jenny Bullock's fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash (12.69) and Katie Hostetter's sixth-place finish in the high jump (05-03). Neoga earned all eight of its points from Courtney Croy, who took second in the state long jump finals (17-05.50).Newton earned five points in the long jump as well, as McKendra Barthelme finished fifth overall (17-05). She also competed in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing seventh in 15.68 seconds. In the pole vault, St. Anthony's Sara Wortman finished ninth (10-03), while Teutopolis' Rachel Westendorf took 10th for the same height. Teutopolis' Anna Hartke tied for ninth in the high jump (05-03), while Neoga's Erin Walk took 12th overall (05-00). CHBC's Ava Paruleski got the Hornets on the board with a ninth-place finish in the triple jump (34-01.75).The Wooden Shoes' 4x800-meter relay team finished 12th in the relay, with Michelle Schmidt, Emma Repking, Elena Breer and Megan Weichman coming in in 10:19.87.
Vonderheide, W/SS win at Charleston 12-0
Christian Vonderheide had the luxury of choosing which was better.
It was either the grand slam, or a complete game shutout thrown by the right hander.
“They are both pretty equal,” Vonderheide said. “Pitching is more of my thing. The grand slam I got lucky. I swung hard, and I was lucky enough for it to go over the fence."
The win could be more important as Windsor/Stew-Stras pounded a 12-0 win over Charleston at CHS Field.
Czachorski: Time to catch Cup fever
I woke up early Friday morning and did something I never do these days -- I flipped on SportsCenter.
It was the top of the 7 a.m. hour, and unshockingly, ESPN led with discussion of the playoffs.
What left me flabbergasted was they were leading with the NHL playoffs, as I was truly unaware ESPN remembered that hockey was a sport.
Indians' bats too much for Eagles
An 11 a.m. start on Good Friday wasn't too early for Altamont, as the Indians pushed 10 across in the first frame and bested Newton 16-1 in five innings.
Power surge: Homers help Shoes beat Comets 8-4
Teutopolis broke open a close game with four home runs and remained undefeated with an 8-4 win over Stew-Stras/Windsor Thursday afternoon.
Cutts carries Cumberland to 4-3 win
His first three hits were no doubters, but Blayke Cutts’ fourth hit on Thursday was a high bouncer over the glove of Olney third baseman Peyton Billington to win in a walk-off.
McNamee: Questions about EIU's Jimmy G
The typical phrase used in situations like this, I think, is: “He shows potential.” I may not have believed anything I was saying, but at least he was in line to be a four-year starter; at least, he had that.
Pirates push past Flaming Hearts 10-2
It took a bit for the bats to warm up, but Cumberland made the necessary adjustments at the plate and took down Effingham 10-2 Wednesday afternoon.
Newton walks off against Dieterich
For the second straight game, Newton earned a win via the walkoff, this time as Caleb Chesnut drove in the game-winning run with two outs to down Dieterich 5-4.
Walsh, Bulldogs fend off Newton 17-8
Makayla Walsh played the role of starter and stopper.
She relieved St. Anthony pitcher Jenna Woltman, who was struggling to locate her pitches, and stopped the bleeding during a four-run fourth inning.
Flaming Hearts handle Olney
Effingham cruised to its second dual win of the year, taking all nine matches from Olney Tuesday afternoon.
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