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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.


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.


Sports writer

Mike Monahan covers area sports for the JG-TC.

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