SOFTBALL: St. Mary knocks off Wayne City

20170513_052718WAYNE CITY – St. Mary defeated Wayne City, 13-1, Monday afternoon in Junior High softball action.

Claire Heinzman struck out 19 batters and allowed two hits. Justice Malone had an inside-the-park home run in the first inning. Zoey Shields was walked twice, tripled twice and scored two runs.

St. Mary hosts Bethel/McClellan on Wednesday and travels to Dix to take on Rome on Friday.

SOFTBALL: Field second at Kinmundy; beats Casey Monday night

20170513_052718KINMUNDY – Field finished second at the Kinmundy tournament Saturday. The Panthers committed seven errors in the championship game against a solid Class M program.
After Patoka tied the game with two runs in the top of the fifth inning, Field came through with a run to take Game 1.
Kodie VanEycke was 2-for-3. Kaycee Meyer was 1-for-2. Ashlyn Childers finished 1-for-2 and Aliya Williams was 2-for-3 with a triple.
Childers picked up the win striking out three and walking none.

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VOLLEYBALL: SVW takes three-game match victory over Woodlawn

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WOODLAWN – Both Woodlawn and Sesser-Valier/Waltonville opened the 2017 season against one another Thursday evening, and it took three games to decide the winning as the Red Devils earned a 25-23, 19-25, 25-23 victory in high school volleyball action.

“I’m on the verge of tears,” said SVW coach Rachel Payne. “I’m so excited. We have a to-do list and it was to take Woodlawn to three. We did, so I was excited.”

The Lady Cardinals found themselves trailing 20-14 in the final set but tied it up (23-23) before the Red Devils rolled off two straight points to close it out. Continue reading “VOLLEYBALL: SVW takes three-game match victory over Woodlawn”

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Rams open with win over Webber Township

BLUFORD – Mt. Vernon opened the season Thursday evening with a three set victory over Webber Township, 25-19, 19-25, 25-13, in high school volleyball action.

Hannah Heitmeyer led Mt. Vernon (1-0) with 13 kills. She also added two blocks in the win. Taylor Thompson had nine kills and five blocks, while Maggie Piper chipped in a block and three kills. Continue reading “VOLLEYBALL: Lady Rams open with win over Webber Township”

CROSS COUNTRY: Mt. Vernon opens season at Marion

MARION – The Mt. Vernon Lady Rams’ cross country team placed three runners in the top four spots but did not field a complete team Wednesday afternoon in high school cross country action.

The boys featured eight in the varsity race and finished third as a team.

Marion and Carbondale won the boys and girls’ races, respectively, with each gaining 41 points for the victory. Continue reading “CROSS COUNTRY: Mt. Vernon opens season at Marion”