Neoga's Romack heading to Lincoln Land
Neoga coach Ted Kerner praised his ace pitcher Tyler Romack's ability to read players and quickly learn their tendencies on the mound.
St. Anthony's Walsh commits to be a Cobra
Makayla Walsh made it official Friday afternoon, as the St. Anthony Bulldogs' shortstop signed to play softball at Parkland College next season.
Bulldogs, Shoes, Maroons set for Sectionals
St. Anthony knows what it’s like to play in close games and it’s paying off for the Bulldogs as they ride the momentum of a regional championship into today’s sectional game against Oblong.
Teutopolis takes third
Teutopolis was 1-2 this season when scoring 32 points or fewer heading into Saturday’s Class 2A third-place game.
But the Shoes were in a race to 30, staring at a 22-22 tie with four minutes left against Elmhurst Immaculate Conception Catholic, and were the first to get there.
Bulldogs, Williams win at buzzer
And answer Williams did, driving the length of the court himself before twisting and turning his way to the basket for an athletic game-winning layup at the buzzer, giving St. Anthony a thrilling 40-39 win over their NTC rivals.
Teutopolis tops C-W 47-36
Brandon Wolfe got going early for Casey-Westfield, scoring 13 points in the first quarter as the Warriors took a 15-14 lead over Teutopolis at the Class 2A Robinson Regional title game.
After Wolfe had a great first against a combination of Brock Mette and Michael Drees, using his height to shoot over the quicker defenders, coach Andy Fehrenbacher moved Cody Will onto Wolfe from Zack Murphy going forward.
He scored just three more points the rest of the game, Teutopolis took over in the second half and took home a fifth-straight regional crown 47-36 over the Warriors.
Sabers stop Shoes at State
The Shoes (28-6) lost 63-43, and will play in at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the third-place game against Elmhurst IC Catholic at Illinois State’s Redbird Arena.
Cumberland ranked No. 1 in Illinois Coaches Association softball poll
Milledgeville was the 2013 Class 1A state champion, besting Cumberland 5-4 in a rain-shortened state championship game.
The Illinois Coaches Association likes Cumberland better than Milledgeville this season, and every other softball team in Class 1A.
Cumberland was ranked number one in the state in the preseason ICA Softball Poll, coming off a second-place finish in the state and a 19-11 record, playing a difficult schedule in 2013.
Teutopolis' Hartke named first-team All-State
Just a day before she plays in her first-ever game at the Class 2A state tournament, Teutopolis' Madeline Hartke was named to the Associated Press' Class 2A All-State team.
Tough tests continue for Teutopolis at state
Madeline Hartke, Teutopolis’ leading scorer, missed the last two games of the regular season and didn’t play in the Shoes’ regional opener against Vandalia.
Tendinitis in her left heel kept her on the bench until the third quarter of the Shoes’ regional championship win against Greenville on Feb. 13, when Teutopolis head coach Laurie Thompson warned her, “don’t come out crazy on me.”
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