FOOTBALL

A-L-A-H beats Oblong

ARTHUR — Kobe Wells scored three touchdowns and Marcus Vanausdoll got two as Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond defeated Oblong 48-15 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference non-division game.

Vanausdoll led the Knights with 115 yards rushing on nine runs with Wells tallying 97 yards on six carries.

Will Cohan scored on a 12-yard run to get the scoring at Wilson Field.

Kobe Wells had a 42-yard interception return to close out the first half scoring for the Knights as they led 34-0. Oblong got on the board with just seven seconds remaining in the half on a 19-yard pass from Logan Richards and Alex Ford powered his way through for the two-point conversion giving the Panthers some momentum at the half.

The Knights stopped Oblong on its first possession of the second half and a Vanausdoll punt pinned the Panthers deep into their own territory at the six. The Panther went for a first down late in the third quarter on fourth and three from its own 33 and fell a yard short. The Knights took over and on the first play Wells dashed in for a 35-yard touchdown making a would be tackler miss at the 10. Wells ran in for the two-point conversion for a 42-8 advantage. Marcus Vanausdoll scampered 76 yards for a touchdown with 8:59 left in the fourth resulting in a running clock the rest of the game.  

Adam Day had a 22-yard pass completion from Will Cohan who got the first A-L-A-H touchdown on a 12-yard run. Cohan completed 7 of 10 passes for 79 yards.

Defensively Luca Otto and Hunter Day each got five tackles.

A-L-A-H improves to 2-1 and opens the LOVC-Northwest Division competition Friday at Decatur LSA.

Fast start helps Arcola route Palestine-Hutsonville

ARCOLA — The first quarter set the tone for the game as Arcola scored 35 points en route to a 62-6 victory over Palestine-Hutsonville Friday at Thomas-Bradford Field.

The Purple Riders finished with 37 carries for 317 yards on the ground with four different players scoring a touchdown. Conner Strader led the way with nine carries for 79 yards, while Dale Still had seven carries for 70 yards and a touchdown. Strader was 5-of-7 for 70 yards with touchdown passes to Martin Rund and Diego Perez.

The defense got in the act also with two interceptions, both for touchdowns. Kaleb Byard had one and Myles Roberts the other. The defense held the Pioneers to 167 total yards of offense and forced them into three turnovers.

Arcola, 2-1, is to travel to Argenta-Oreana to open Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division play Saturday at 7 p.m.

Shelbyville runs by Sullivan/Okaw Valley

SULLIVAN -- Shelbyville, the number eight team in Class 1A, jumped out to a 34-0 lead against Sullivan/Okaw Valley on the Okaw Valley Homecoming game and went on to win 58-7 Friday at Victory Field. It was the season-opener for both teams in the Central Illinois Conference.

Kentrell Beck had five receptions for 94 yards and three touchdowns on 10, 15 and 33 yard passes from Turner Pullen. Pullen was 10-of-13 for 199 yards and five touchdowns. The Rams ground game was led by Emmric Mesado, who had 10 carries for 73 yards and a 4-yard touchdown run.

Sullivan's lone touchdown was by Luke Bowman on a 53-yard run in the final quarter.

Shelbyville, 3-0, is to play host to Tuscola, while Sullivan, 0-3, is to travel to Warrensburg-Latham in CIC contests Friday. 

First half costs Martinsville

ARGENTA- Martinsville trailed Argenta-Oreana 46-0 at the half. The Bluestreak outscored the Bombers 26-0 in the second half, but it was not enough in a 46-26 loss Friday.

The Bombers led 30-0 after the opening quarter and finished with 36 carries for 317 yards while holding Martinsville to 110 yards on 25 carries. Argenta outgained Martinsville 424-216.

Dalton Rollings got Martinsville on the board with an 80-yard kickoff return and Garron Haenig ran in for the two-point conversion to start the second half. Rollings also scored the next touchdown on a 70-yard pass from Boyce Snearley. Haenig scored two touchdowns, a 31-yarder on the ground and a 33-yard pass from Snearly.

Haenig finished with 11 carries for 97 yards, while Snearly was 3-of-11 for 106 yards for the Bluestreaks.

Martinsville, 0-2, is to play host to Cumberland Friday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division opener.

Tri-County falls

DECATUR — Tri-County lost to Decatur LSA 49-6 Friday. 

The Titans, 1-2, are to open up play in the LOVC Southeast Division by playing host to Villa Grove/Tri-County. 

Cumberland wins

TOLEDO — Cumberland outscored Sangamon Valley/Tri-City 30-0 in the second half after leading 14-6 to win 44-6 Friday.

The Pirates actually trailed 6-0 in the second quarter before scoring 44 unanswered points. 

Colton Scott had two touchdown runs for Cumberland, who improved to 2-1. He scored on a seven-yard run in the second and a four-yard run in the third. Myles Gerhardt also had two touchdowns, scoring on 28-yard pass from Gabe Hatfill and a 52-yard run, which closed out the scoring.

The Pirates are to travel to Martinsville in  LOVC Southeast Division opener.

Casey-Westfield loses LIC game

FLORA — Flora defeated Casey-Westfield 34-7 Friday in a Little Illini Conference game.

Casey-Westfield falls to 0-3 both overall and in the conference and hosts Robinson for another conference game Friday.

BASEBALL

WSS wins NTC game

ST. ELMO—WSS took the lead in the third inning in an 11-5 National Trail Conference win over Brownstown/St. Elmo on Friday.

Owen Bridges got the win allowing nine hits and four earned runs while striking out nine batters in the first five and two-thirds innings.

Gavin Bennett tripled for the Hatchets while Christian Kessler and Beau Bennett each doubled.

WSS hosts South Central for another conference game Tuesday at Strasburg.

Neoga wins NTC game

BEECHER CITY—Neoga defeated Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 11-1 Friday in a National Trail Conference game.

Clayton Butler picked up the win allowing five hits and one run while striking out four batters in four innings on the mound.

Layne Andrews tripled for the Indians and Evan Fritcher hit a double.

Neoga plays Putnam County at Parkland College on Saturday at 10 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL

Neoga loses NTC match

LOUISVILLE—North Clay defeated Neoga 25-23, 19-25, 25-10 Friday in National Trail Conference action.

Mary Hill led the Lady Indians with seven kills and five blocks. Zoe Meadows had six digs.

Neoga falls to 3-6 for the season and hosts Bement for a non-conference match Monday.

Shelbyville to host cross country Invite and volleyball tourney

SHELBYVILLE -- The annual Shelbyville Dacey Trail Cross Country Invitational is set for Saturday at 9 a.m. with the junior high, while the high school is to start at 11:15 a.m. with the girls followed by the boys at noon.

In addition, the annual Shelbyville volleyball tournament is to be Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m.

In the cross country meet high school teams are Altamont, Central A&M, Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, Cumberland, Dieterich, Effingham St. Anthony, Fairfield, Marshall, Neoga/Stewardson-Strasburg, Pana, Shelbyville, Sullivan and Tuscola.

It is a three-mile race and the top two teams receive a plaque, while all individuals are to receive a medal.

Charleston and Casey-Westfield are in the volleyball tournament along with Shelbyville.

Other teams are Marshall, New Berlin, Monticello, Pana and Edwards County.

All matches are to be played with a rally score format and consist of the best two of three sets. The first two games are to be played to 25 with a cap of 27. The third set is to be played to 15 with no cap. In the event of a three-way tie, the tie will be broken based upon the fewest points allowed. If there is a two-way tie the tie will be broken based on head-to-head competition.

Shelbyville and Charleston are in Pool A, while Casey is in Pool B.

Plaques are to be awarded for first through third place with a 10-member all-tournament team for each pool to be selected.

Shelbyville is to play Charleston at 8:30 a.m. in the high school gym, while Casey first plays at 9:30 a.m. against Edwards County in the middle school gym.

The championship game is to be at 6 p.m.

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