CROSS COUNTRY

Neoga takes second at NTC invite

EFFINGHAM — Several area teams competed in the National Trail Conference Cross Country meet at Mid-America Motorworks on Tuesday. Out of those teams, Neoga took second overall in the boys’ with a score of 62 and second in the girls’ with a score of 43.

The teams that competed were Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick, Effingham St. Anthony, Dieterich, Altamont, and North Clay.

The Indians’ Trevor Roy took an individual title of first place with his time of 17:22. For the girls, Emmalyn Walk took second place with a time of 20:49 for Neoga.

Neoga will continue its season at the Effingham St. Anthony Bulldog Classic on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Casey-Westfield places fifth at LIC Championships

ROBINSON — Casey-Westfield faced other conference teams while competing in the Little Illini Conference Championships in Robinson on Tuesday. Out of those schools, Casey-Westfield placed fifth overall in the boys’ race with a score of 136 and did not have enough girls to place as a team in the girls’ race.

Other participating schools were Robinson, Richland County (Olney), Lawrenceville, Marshall, Newton and Paris.

For the boys, Cort Ross placed third with a time of 16:30, and for the girls Britney Wright placed sixth with a time of 21:13 for the Warriors.

The Warriors will continue their cross country season when they travel to compete in Paris on Thursday.

VOLLEYBALL

Shelbyville defeats St. Elmo

ST. ELMO — Shelbyville volleyball faced off against St. Elmo and won on Tuesday night. Shelbyville defeated its opponent in two sets: 25-17, 25-16.

The Rams' varsity record for the season is 18-10, and its conference record is 4-0.

Head coach Amy Russell said she is pleased with the defeat her team gave.

“Very happy with how the girls played as a team tonight! Functioned well together and kept the errors to a minimum. [It was a] very solid win for our team,” Russell said.

The Rams will continue its season on Thursday when they travel to face Decatur St. Theresa.

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Mike Monahan covers area sports for the JG-TC.

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