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.
Teutopolis' independence pays off
Independence was Teutopolis' solution to the IHSA's four-class system, and in year two, it's paying dividends during the Shoes' run to the state final four.
Sports Editor Ryan Czachorski on The Press Box
Sports Editor Ryan Czachorski appeared on The Press Box Wednesday on 98.9 WHQQ, and here's the recording from the segment.
Indians dominant in 50-point win
Neoga held a 17-point halftime lead Tuesday against Martinsville, then doubled their score in the first six minutes of the third quarter.
The Indians started the third quarter on a 27-1 run to take a 52-9 lead in their 68-16 win on Tuesday. Wyatt Krikie’s 17 points led the Indians.
Civic Memorial ends Effingham's season
Not many teams have exposed Effingham's weaknesses in a largely succesful 2013-14 season.
But at Tuesday's Carbondale Sectional, Civic Memorial did in a big way, besting Effingham 50-30 largely through its advantages in the speed department.
Windsor comeback falls short
As long as Palestine-Hutsonville wasn’t putting Windsor away at the free throw line, the Blue Devils’ head coach Silas Pogue thought his team had a chance.
“I thought, ‘Here we go,’” Pogue said. “It was fun.”
The Tigers were 5-for-14 in the final 1:25 of Tuesday’s game, until Trent Newlin became the first Pal-Hut player, during that stretch, to make both free throw attempts, giving the Tigers their last two points of a 72-65 regional win.
Mt. Vernon tops Effingham 49-38
The Rams defense was able to force several fourth quarter turnovers against Effingham in a 49-38 Tuesday night win.
St. Anthony survives scare from Cowden-Herrick
Some might have seen it as a scare. St. Anthony coach Cody Rincker saw it as invaluable postseason training.
The second-seeded Bulldogs (19-10) got all they wanted and more from a 6-21 Cowden-Herrick team Tuesday, holding off a second-half comeback by the Hornets for a hard-fought 60-52 win at the Class 1A Nokomis Regional.
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