An opening night of regionals was a night for upsets, but none bigger than Windsor/Stew-Stras upsetting Arthur Lovington/Atwood-Hammond in the Meridian 1A Regional opener on Monday night. The Hatchets chopped down the Knights, 60-44.
The Shelbyville Ram basketball team (8-21) came into the Flora 2A Regional on Monday night as the #11 seed and faced the #6 seed, Lawrenceville (15-12). Despite the odds, the Rams took an early lead and stayed out front for the upset, 54-45.
Stewardson Trinity volleyball (19-0) got what they were shooting for, the Elite Effingham 8th Grade Tourney Championship. They beat Mt. Pulaski 25-5, 25-16, beat Murphysboro 25-15, 25-6, Massac County, 25-12, 25-10, and Hartsburg, 25-12, 25-19.
The Shelbyville Moulton volleyball team (17-1, 5-0 Okaw) captured the Okaw Conference 8th grade Tournament championship on Saturday. Shelby walloped Warrensburg, 25-23, 25-9, assaulted Argenta, 25-11, 25-15, and mauled Maroa, 25-7, 25-9.
The Shelbyville Ram basketball team had a fireworks showdown with St. Teresa on Ram Senior Night. St. T had an extra pop and held on the next 3 quarters and the Rams lost, 54-45.
Shelbyville freshman wrestler Calvin Miller (38-8) upset senior Evan Rivera of Coal City (36-7) in the 1st round of the IHSA Individual State Wrestling Tournament, 6-3.
Shelbyville (8-20) was going to have an uphill battle against Mt. Pulaski (16-10) on Tuesday, even without the Hilltoppers, 6-11, center. Shelby was also down a man and the expected avalanche came from Mt. Pulaski, 58-35.
Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City girls basketball finished their season with 21 wins, bowing out in the North Clay 1A Regional Championship against rival Brownstown/St. Elmo.
The Central A&M Raider girls basketball team (22-9, 4-2 CIC) exited the postseason on Monday night, when Altamont (26-6, 8-0 NTC) beat them at the Casey 1A Sectional semifinal. The Indians beat A&M again, this time by a dozen 62-50.
Stewardson Trinity 7th grade volleyball split their squad and won two tournaments the same day. Trinity won the Effingham 7th grade tourney on Saturday, going 3-0. Trinity 4th and 5th grade (some which play for the 7th grade) won the Danville Lutheran 5th-6th grade tourney on Saturday.
CHBC junior high volleyball sandwiched a win in-between getting swept twice last week. They were swept by Ramsey on Tuesday, beat Windsor in the NTC 7th tourney play-in, then were swept by Mulberry Grove on Thursday.
Earlier in the season, CHBC was to be better than Brownstown. However, this season Brownstown had their number. Brownstown (23-8, 7-1 NTC) won for the third time in the North Clay 1A Regional final on Friday, 42-29.
Shelbyville Ram freshman Calvin Miller captured 3rd place at the Vandalia 1A Individual Sectional on Saturday and advanced to the 1A State Tournament Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the State Farm Center at the U of I in Champaign.
The Shelbyville Ram 8th grade basketball team (20-2), the top seed in the Sullivan 8-3A Regional won that championship. In the Teutopolis 8-3A Sectional championship on Wednesday, Teutopolis (22-3) eliminated the Rams, 47-17.
The CHBC girls basketball team (21-8, 4-4), the regional 2nd seed played North Clay in the North Clay 1A Regional on Tuesday and passed them to advance to the final, 58-42.
The Shelbyville Ram girls basketball team was in the midst of a comeback when the buzzer sounded ending their season on Monday night at the Sullivan 2A Regional. Shelby (12-18), the 10th seed, challenged, but lost to Marshall (18-9) the 7th seed, 34-31.
CHBC junior high volleyball is picking up steam. The 7th (4-6) and the 8th (1-9) both swept marathon matches on the same night for the first time this season on Monday. CHBC 7th beat Dieterich 25-17, 20-25-, 25-18 and the CHBC 8th beat Dieterich, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21.
The Okaw Valley girls basketball team has had a hard row to hoe this season. They finished the regular season 11-19, but even in LPC play (4-4). They finished the regular season with a blowout win over LSA on Friday, 51-22.
The Shelbyville Rams were in a see-saw battle with Warrensburg for the Consolation championship of the CIC tourney on Saturday afternoon. Momentum ended with Warrensburg as the title eluded the Rams, 47-42.
The Shelbyville Moulton volleyball squads are on a streak of separation. The Ram 7th (5-4, 3-1 Okaw) is losing and the undefeated Ram 8th (9-0, 4-0 Okaw) is still winning.
Windsor/Stew-Stras girls basketball (16-12) got beat by 18 points in the last meeting with North Clay. On Thursday, they came within 2 points shy of a huge rematch upset, losing 49-47.
Shelby Moulton 8th grade basketball played like the #1 seed in the Sullivan 8-3A Regional on Tuesday. The Shelbyville crew sailed past Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond in the semifinal, 43-10.
CHBC (19-8, 4-4 NTC) was above the curve most of the season, but has struggled recently in conference play, losing 3 games in a row and 4 of 6. On Tuesday, they got a measure of swagger back by swamping Sandoval, 59-23.
The CHBC junior high volleyball teams are toiling away and in search of wins. They were 0-for-the Pana 8th tourney, but played well. On Monday, the 7th and 8th Bobcats were swept by Neoga.
This Week's Circulars
Betty Mae "Chick" Ertel, 94, died February 1, 2020 at home, BeeHive Homes in Lafayette, Indiana. She was born at home on August 28, 1925 in Tipton, Indiana. She was married to the late James William "Jim" Ertel for 70 years. Betty taught all levels of elementary school except fourth grade. B…
Samuel Linder, 69, of Stewardson, IL passed away at 1:07 a.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson, IL is assisting the family.
Coralie (Wetherell) Guthrie, 92, of Springfield, IL passed away at 4:55 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Concordia Village in Springfield, IL. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville, IL is assisting the family.
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