The Okaw Valley Conference is about to break up, but before they do, the results of the Okaw Valley Conference Cup have been announced. Shelbyville is ranked 3rd in the conference cup over the span of the last 6 years.
From 0/8-0/9 to 13/14, Okaw Valley crunched the numbers and Monticello was 1st in the conference with 148.8 points. St. Teresa was 2nd with 140.5 points, and Shelbyville was 3rd with 96.5 points. One Shelby Area school, Central A&M, was 6th with 57 points and another, Sullivan (Okaw Valley), was 11th with 26.3 points.
Shelbyville had nine conference championships, seven regional championships, five sectional championships, a 2nd place in the state in softball and a 3rd and a 4th place state finish in boys cross country. That record of athletic success pushed them 7.5 points ahead of Tolono Unity to take 3rd place in the OVC Cup.
Shelbyville’s best finishes in the OVC Cup for this year came in wrestling led by head coach Gerg Harkins, boys track led by head coach Kevin Kramer, boys cross country led by head coach Kevin Kramer, and baseball led by head coach Sam Mehl. Shelby got three points in track, three in wrestling, two in baseball, and two in cross country.
Shelbyville’s top team in accumulating OVC Cup points the last six years was boys track with 17 points, coach by Kevin Kramer. Wrestling coached by , with a conference title and regional team victory, accumulated 16 points. Boys cross country, with a 3rd and 4th place finish at state, amassed 14 points. Softball, with a 2nd place finish at State, tallied 12 points.
Shelbyville baseball tallied 11 points and volleyball, coached by Lisa Peifer, earned 9.5 points. Girls cross country led by head coach Kevin Kramer, earned eight points and football, coached serially by Ross Forlines, Stan Wienke, and Mark Ramsey, five points. Girls track, led sequentially, by coach Stephanie Shoaff and coach Jason Palmer, scored three points and golf, coached by Russ Tomblin, then John Tynan. Girls basketball and boys basketball didn’t earn any OVC Cup points.