Shelbyville Daily Union


March 25, 2014

Rams 15th at EIU Indoor, Neoga 4th

Shelbyville's young boys track team finished in the top third-ish of the 40 teams at the Charleston Indoor Meet on Saturday at EIU. They also recorded several personal bests and are hopeful of qualifying some athletes for the Top Times Meet.

Meanwhile, Neoga placed 4th (26 points) as a team led by double-winner Corey Kersey. Okaw Valley Conference rival Tolono placed 2nd (36), Tuscola was 8th (23), Teutopolis 10th (21), Argenta 12th (15), and Shelbyville 15th (14), while Central A&M was 23rd (12). Kersey won both the triple jump (43-5) and the long jump (20-5) and was 3rd in the high jump (6-4).

"I thought we competed very well at the Charleston Invitational," said Ram coach Kevin Kramer. "We ended up 15th out of about 40 schools entered. Although we didn't place in a lot of events, we were close and ran several personal bests."

Sophomore Jordan Smith placed 4th in the high jump. Drennian Martin finished 4th in the 800 run. The 4x800 relay placed fifth. The 4x400 relay, with three underclassmen, placed 9th. Spencer Shadwell just missed the 55 meter dash final, but finished 9th. Luke McConnell just missed the 55m hurdle (Top 8) final by .06 seconds. Sophomore Sebastian Smith placed 10th in the pole vault. Marcus Skinner placed 10th in the 1600 run.

"We are hopeful to have a lot of kids qualify for the top times meet next Friday in Bloomington," Coach Kramer said. "It is the unofficial state indoor meet. We are very close in a lot of events. It just depends which schools will enter the meet as to how many we can get in. I think our 4x8 is in, along with Drennian in the 800 and 400. Marcus in the 1600, Jaden and Tyler in 3200, and Jordan in the high jump are probably locks. We are very close in several other events, including the other two relays, Spencer, and Luke in the 55 dash and 55 high hurdles, respectively. Devin Peterson in the long jump is close. We will have a definite list by Tuesday night. Either way with our young team this year we have had a great indoor season. We will get better as the season goes on."

Text Only
  • Shelby Area Sports Schedule Saturday, August 9 Moulton softball hosts Meridian, 10 a.m. (7th-11:30 a.m.) Okaw Valley MS softball at Argenta, 10 a.m. Monday, August 11 Moulton softball hosts Maroa, 4 p.m. (7th-5:15 p.m.) Okaw Valley MS softball at Teutopolis, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug

    August 1, 2014

  • rams to the line Rams' 7 on 7 Heaven The Shelbyville Ram varsity football team has been preparing all summer for a different kind of season and 7 on 7s have been part of the preparation. The Rams have gone 7-1 in varsity competition and 2-1 in freshman competition. At the Central A&M 7-

    August 1, 2014 3 Photos

  • kull dolphins Dolphins Finish Summer Swims The Sullivan Dolphins, including Shelbyville swimmers, finished up the summer with a representative at State and competed at the Region Meet, as well as the Firecracker Classic. Gabrielle Spain (Shelbyville) attended State Age Group Championships (Su

    August 1, 2014 3 Photos

  • koons shc Huntington, Koons World Pitchers George Huntington of Effingham and Bill Koons from Pana are current and former pitchers at the Shelbyville Horseshoe Club. They both went to the World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held in Buffalo, New York, July 14-26, and placed in their respective

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Shelby Ram Football Schedule Saturday, August 2 Workout, 9-10:15 a.m. Monday, August 11 Fall Practice Begins: 8-11 a.m. (Helmets); 5:30-6:30 p.m. Walk-Through Tuesday, August 12 Practice 8-11 a.m. (Helmets); 5:30-7 p.m. Ram Card Blitz Wednesday, August 13 Practice 8-11 a.m. (Pro

    August 1, 2014

  • SHS Sports Practices Begin Shelbyville High School athletics begin on the following days: Monday 8/11/14 *Football – 8-11 am @ the HS practice football field, 5:30-6:30 PM walk-thru Wednesday 8/13/14 *Volleyball - 8:00 – 11:00 am & 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the HS Gymnasium

    August 1, 2014

  • Moulton Baseball Practice Starts Moulton Baseball will begin practice from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, August 4 at the Forest Park ball junior high diamond. There will be a parent’s meeting at 8:30 p.m. Up-to-date physicals are needed.

    August 1, 2014

  • Moulton Cross Country Starting First official practice for Moulton cross country will start on Wednesday August 6, 2014 from 6:30-7:45 a.m. All practices will start and end from the Shelbyville track. Students will need an up to date physical on file to practice. If there are an

    August 1, 2014

  • ruff pitching Another Ruff Night At SHC Perennial weekly champ at Shelbyville Horseshoe Club Lloyd Ruff was knocked off his throne the previous week, but he was King of the Courts once again on Thursday, July 24. Ruff was alone at the top, going a near perfect 6-1. Ruff's only loss was in

    August 1, 2014 4 Photos

  • UFC Slobberknocker On Tap

    MMA fans are in for a real slobberknocker as welterweights Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown face off in the main event of UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown

    July 28, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate