SHELBYVILLE — With two runners finishing in the top five, the Neoga/Stew-Stras girls' cross country team edged Cowden-Herrick-Beecher for the Shelbyville Invitational title with 32 points.

Emmalyn Walk finished in fourth place with a time of 19:51.33 and Courtney Reel was fifth in 20:29.81. Kylee Phillips finished in 12th place at 22:04.79 and Allison Kingery was 17th in 22:33.69. Ellie Clark rounded out the scoring in fifth place in 24:27.04.

Shelbyville junior Ailey Mitchell easily won the girls' individual title in a time of 18:54.19. Her time set the Shelbyville girls' trail record. Mitchell improved her time by almost a minute compared to last season.

Cumberland's Jasmyn Dittamore finished in second place in 19:15.54 and teammate Victoria Ault was ninth in 21:25.56. Sullivan's Katherine Kite was eighth in 21:08.89.

On the boys' side, Shelbyville's Ryan Skowronski won the individual title with a time of 15:55.84, which was the senior's personal best on that course. It was 12 seconds better than his time at the meet last season.

Reece Johnson, of Neoga/Stew-Stras, a freshman, finished in second place in 16:05.07. Cumberland's Kort McClellan was third in 16:24.79. Teammate Blake Sutherland was fifth in 16:56.50 and Rayce Zike was eighth in 17:18.10. Sullivan's Logan Pedigo was 10th in 17:30.37.


WSS wins bronze division at Crossroads Classic

EFFINGHAM — WSS had a tough first two matches at the Crossroads Classic on Saturday, losing both. But the Hatchets rebounded and won their next three matches to win the Bronze Division of the Crossroads Classic on Saturday.

WSS dropped a close match to Chatard to open the day. WSS won the first set 25-17 before falling 25-19. In the third set, Chatard edged WSS 29-27. WSS lost in two sets to Glenbard before beating Davies County and Massac to advance to the Bronze Division title match against Breese Central. 

Breese Central easily won the first set 25-11, but WSS battled back and pulled out a 28-26 set two win. Then WSS got a bit of a cushion in the third set for a 15-10 victory. WSS is 7-2 on the season.

"The girls really stepped up and played some intense volleyball," WSS coach Ronda Schlechte said. "I am very proud of how they did. Breese was a hard-fought game especially after getting beat 25-11 in set one. They really had to turn their mentality around and they did just that. The girls played the net aggressively and had to stay on their toes on defense."

Mackenzi Tabbert had 110 assists and 43 digs. Megan Schlechte had 70 kills and 33 digs. Maria Gentry had 21 kills and Kasey Bean had 23 kills. Mikayla Haddock had 40 digs.

Casey-Westfield goes 1-4 at Shelbyville tournament

SHELBYVILLE — Casey-Westfield lost all three matches in pool play on Saturday at the Shelbyville tournament before picking up its only win of the day against Marshall 25-16, 25-21 in the Silver Flight. Casey-Westfield lost to Charleston in the fifth-place match.

Casey-Westfield falls o 2-12 overall and hosts Martinsville on Monday.

Karsyn Voris had 34 digs in the five combined matches. Myriah Warner had 49 digs and eight aces. Laney Gowin had 31 digs and 21 assists. Ashlyn Jones had 17 blocks. Jae Lynn Riggleman had 37 digs and 28 assists.


Arcola/A-L-A-H boys finish 7th at Blue Ridge Invite

FARMER CITY — Jacob Butler finished in fifth place at the Blue Ridge Invite on Saturday as Arcola/A-L-A-H finished in seventh place as a team.

Butler had a 41 on the front nine and then a 42 on the back nine for an 83. Dallas Sisk shot a 92 for Arcola/A-L-A-H.


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