Ball sets school record in high jump

MATTOON — The 15th annual Mattoon girls Invite was highlighted for the Green Wave by Mariah Ball in the high jump. Ball set a school record with a height of 5-5, which also tied the meet record set by Charleston's Sarah Flight in 2017. 

As a team Mattoon placed second in the nine-team meet with 107.3 points in the meet won by Mount Zion with 115.5 points. Charleston was fifth with 71.3 points. 

Mattoon won the 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 relays with times of 1:48.68, 4:12.28 and 10:08.20 respectively. 

The 4x800, which was run during a strong 20 miles an hour wind, included Kylie Haacke, Quincy Collings, Ball and Sarah Focht, while the 4x400 was Keleila Princko, Ball, Cortnee Wilson and Amiyah Johnson. The 4x200 was Pirncko, Wilson, Cheyenne Jones and Johnson. 

"The 4x800 got off to a great start and ran a season best," said MHS coach Tory Haacke. "We knew there were very good teams and the girls came out and ran very well. The 4x400 was a second of their indoor state time "

Jenya Carter, an MHS freshman, won the 300 hurdles in 48.71. 

"She is still learning and had a very good evening, dropping a second off her p.r," said Haacke. "

Summerlyn Smith was second in the triple jump for the Green Wave with a p.r. of 35-0 3/4 and ran a 60.03 in the 400, for another personal record and a second place finish. 

Kylie Haacke was third in the 1,600 with a personal record of 5:39.08.

Charleston's Megan Garrett won the 800 with a time of 2:22.67. The Lady Trojans 4x100 team of Shariffa Hurtault, Makenna McBride, Michaela McBride and Kaylee Wilson won with a time of 51.76. 

Mount Zion's Rhiannon set the meet pole vault record at 12-4.

Mattooin is to travel to Robinson Friday for an 11:45 a.m. meet. 


Charleston shuts out Altamont

ALTAMONT — Charleston defeated Altamont 10-0 Tuesday in a non-conference game allowing only one hit.

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The Lady Trojans scored five runs in the second inning and never trailed.

Reagan McGahey hit a triple for the Trojans and Ramsey Armstrong had two doubles. Ava Stephens and Haleigh Misner each doubled. Emily Price got the win allowing one hit while striking out six batters in the first three innings. Dee Campbell took the mound for the final two innings and struck out five more.

Charleston is to host Casey-Westfield for another non-conference contest Thursday.

Mattoon wins close game

ST. JOSEPH — Mattoon beat St. Joseph-Ogden 18-17 Tuesday in a non-conference game after a game-long battle.

The Lady Wave scored three runs in the top of the first inning, but St. Joseph got five runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 5-3 lead. Mattoon got six runs in the second inning to go ahead 9-5, but St. Joseph-Ogden also got six in its half of the inning to take an 11-9 lead. The Green Wave again got six runs in the third inning to take a 15-11 lead, but St. Joseph chipped away at the lead scoring a run in the fourth inning and three in the fifth to tie the game at 15-15. Mattoon scored three runs in the top of the sixth and St. Joseph-Ogden could only get two in the bottom of the inning.

Tinley Risinger hit a grand slam home-run for the Lady Wave and Grace McDowell also homered. Brooklyn Edwards, McKenzee Davee and Jordan Sapp each hit a double. Raven Morrison allowed 16 hits and 17 runs in the first five and a third inning while striking out four batters. Gracie Dow finished the game on the mound and allowed one hit while striking out one.

Mattoon is to travel to Mt. Zion for an Apollo Conference game Friday.

Mattoon drops Apollo Conference soccer game

MATTOON — Tuesday in an Apollo Conference game Mattoon rallied from a 5-2 deficit to make it 5-4 against Mount Zion. However, the Lady Braves scored the last three goals in the final 20 minutes to win 8-4. 

"We have allowed 17 goals in the last two games and we have to figure out what to do defensively as we are not playing good defense right now. 

The Green Wave tied the game at one on a goal by Faith Niebrugge on an assist by Kyah Eastin at the 25-minute mark of the first half. Mount Zion led 3-1 at the half. 

Flannery Sanders wasted no time in getting Mattoon to within one on a goal off an assist by Peyton Gill just 21-seconds in the second half. 

Mount Zion led 5-2 when Sanders scored on an assist by Niebrugge in the 49th minute and an unassisted goal made it 5-4. 

Green Wavegoalkeeperr Hallie Niemerg had 15 saves for the 10-4 overall team, that fell to 3-2 in the conference ahead of Thursday's Apollo game at Charleston. 

Contact Mike Monahan at (217) 238-6854.


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