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.”
Bulldogs overcome Redskins 48-35
The odds were against the Bulldogs against the Redskins.
But a huge game by Neil Williams and an outstanding defensive effort helped St. Anthony overcome those odds, as the Bulldogs set up an all-NTC championship with an impressive 48-35 win.
Balance leads Wooden Shoes past Newton
The Teutopolis offense had the balance Newton needed in the Wooden Shoes’ 58-44 Robinson Regional win on Wednesday.
Movin' Maroons knock out Comets
Even in the postseason, some nights just go one team’s way and go completely against the other.
Such was the case Wednesday night, as Dieterich rolled to a 76-37 win over Stew-Stras to advance to the Cumberland Regional title game and end the Comets’ season.
Altamont advances to regional final
Top-seeded Altamont didn't necessarily set out to make a statement on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Nokomis Class 1A Regional.
The Indians just wanted to get off to a good start — something they'd struggled to do in recent games.
Neoga holds off Pal/Hut 53-48
Things got rough down the stretch and Neoga coach Bob Lockart said his team got tight late, but Neoga did enough to advance past Palestine/Hutsonville 53-48 at the Cumberland Regional.
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