Shelbyville Daily Union


November 8, 2013

Elite Comets!

Stew-Stras Surges To Sectional Champs

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — The Sweet 16 is nice, but the Stew-Stras Comet volleyball team (25-12) played their way into the Elite 8, by handling Arthur (27-4) in two decisive games and claiming the Arcola 1A Sectional Championship, 25-18, 25-19.

"This is an exciting season," said Comet coach Ronda Schlechte. "I am so glad the girls are able to experience this. It will be a wonderful memory for them."

A wonderful memory was how the Comets handled Arthur. The Comets had Arthur's number from the jump. With only two service aces, the Comets earned their win by their court play.

They swung for 29 kills on 28 assists in a 2-game set. The Comets also did the job on defense to stymie the Arthur attack. They recorded 36 digs and three blocks en route to the win.

"Arthur-Lovington is a very scrappy team, so we really had to be ready," said Comet coach Ronda Schlechte. "Passing wasn't as consistent as it could have been, but we still played well."

Arthur only managed to scrap for 12 kills and two blocks. They dished just 11 assists, while digging 27 balls on defense to try to fend off the Comet attack.

Karly Goodman led with just five kills. Sherelle Coller dished all 11 assists. Emily Seegmiller led the defense with eight digs.

Meanwhile, a 3-pronged Comet attack hurt Arthur. Kendall Knop swung for 10 kills, Brittani Tabbert for nine kills, and Becca Schlechte for seven.

Baylee Quast dished a team-high 13 assists, while Schlechte was right behind her with 12.

Defense was impressive. Knop led with 9 digs, Sarah Locke dug eight balls and Quast and Schlechte recorded seven digs, each.

"The goal was to get Lindsay (Burton) some court time and we were able to do that," Coach Schlechte said. "Thanks to the fans tonight. It was awesome having them there to cheer for the girls."

Text Only
  • Okaw Valley Nips Cerro Gordo

     Okaw Valley baseball won a gut-check win against Cerro Gordo on Wednesday, 4-3.



    April 24, 2014

  • Ram Boys, A&M Girls Win Bi-County

    The Annual Bi-County track meet on Tuesday in Sullivan, was once again the conquest of the Shelbyville Ram boys and the Central A&M girls track teams.

    April 24, 2014

  • holland batting Boone Throws No Hitter Madison Boone put a big notch in her gun belt on Thursday, throwing a no-hitter as she led the Shelbyville Lady Rams (8-5) over Vandalia in five innings, 10-0. Boone walked six and struck out five, one in each inning, and had only one ball hit out o

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • hostetter trk Hostetter Leads Windsor Track Windsor track went to Arthur on Tuesday and state medalist Katie Hostetter led them. Windsor girls finished 3rd with 32 points, while the boys finished 3rd with six points. Arthur-Lovington, Atwood-Hammond (ALAH) won the boys (89) and girls (81) meet

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • martin 400 finish Ram Track Gets Personal John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor Ram Track Gets Personal

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Reed's low groove wins Big Ten Reed sticks to low groove to win Big Ten street stocks opener One week after missing the setup on his UMP street stock, Gene Reed of Blue Mound stuck his car down low to grab the Midwest Big Ten Series street stock opener at Macon Speedway Saturday n

    April 22, 2014

  • SOV Beats CAM at Home Sullivan-Okaw Valley track usually challenges Central A&M girls and boys, but on Tuesday they beat them in Sullivan. SOV boys won (100), Central A&M was 2nd (49) and Warrensburg 3rd (30). SOV girls won (73) and CAM was 2nd (62). Central A&M won five

    April 22, 2014

  • still bb Okaw Beats Bunker Hill in 11th John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor Okaw Beats Bunker Hill in 11th

    April 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • JFL: Last DateTo Sign Up Shelbyville JFL has announced that they will hold their last date for signing up for the 2014 season on Saturday. Signs ups will be at the Shelbyville High School from 10 a.m. until Noon, Saturday, April 26. JFL: Last DateTo Sign Up

    April 22, 2014

  • hutchinson bb W/SS Thrown By Broncos The Windsor/Stew-Stras Devil were riding high in the saddle in their round robin championship game, until Cerro Gordo bucked them off on Saturday, handing the Devils a 4-3 loss. The Devils had plenty of base runners in the 1-run loss, but they strand

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
AP Video

Do you think the United States should become more involved in the advancements of Russia into the Ukraine?

Yes, militarily
Yes, as peacemakers
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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