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.
Neoga's Deters named NTC MVP
National Trail Conference coaches honored Neoga's Jillian Deters with one last distinction to close the book on her career, voting her the conference's most valuable player Monday.
Jones, Comets come back vs. Cumberland
Stew-Stras' Brandon Helmuth had a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds, Jason Fry scored 15 points, but it was Mark Jones' efforts in the fourth that pushed the Comets to a 57-48 win in overtime against Cumberland.
Sports Reporter Alex McNamee on The Press Box
Sports Reporter Alex McNamee appeared on The Press Box Tuesday on 98.9 WHQQ, and here's the recording from the segment.
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