The Windsor/Stew-Stras Trojan softball team is in the catbird seat in a rain-interrupted contest against South Central from Monday, up 3-0.
Shelbyville boys golf tied up Sullivan and scored medalist honors on Wednesday, as they opened their home season at Fox Prairie Golf Course. Shelby and Sullivan both shot 203, but the Redskins won the tie-breaker. Will Leach of Shelbyville won medalist honors, shooting a 39.
Shelbyville Ram varsity golf dove headlong into the season-opening Meridian Invite last week and claimed 3rd place in the 8-team event. Will Leach, the Ram #1, tied as the Medalist Runner-up with Tyler Davis the Maroa #1. Ram Emma Houska was the female medalist.
Shelbyville Moulton softball took a loss on Thursday as Clinton shut them down, 7-0. This came after the Rams had gone to 2-1, beating Warrensburg, losing to Maroa and beating Okaw Valley.
Shelby Jr. Legion baseball started strong on Monday against Moultrie Douglas, notched a win, then settled for a split. They won game 1 in a walk-off, 10-9, then were left behind in game 2, 11-6.
Shelby County Jr. Legion baseball hosted the Central Illinois Titans on Tuesday night and swept them out of Shelbyville to go to 3-1 on the young season, winning 14-0, and, 6-3.
This spring at the IHSA Class A Boys State Track Meet, it was all Pana. Pana finished tied for 2nd in Class A as a team, with Sullivan having one athlete place and Shelbyville just one athlete make the prelims.
Two of the best teams in the state played on Monday and only one run was scored, as the Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchets were shutout for the only time this year. Hardin Calhoun (30-4) knocked WSS out of the playoffs at the Springfield Super-Sectional on Monday, 1-0.
The last time the Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchet softball team played Meridian, the Hawks put on a late charge, but fell just short. This time, in the Meridian 1A Sectional Championship there was no late comeback. The Hatchets used the power to blast past the Hawks, 8-1.
The Windsor/Stew-Stras Lady Hatchets Softball Team will take on Meridian on Friday, May 24 for the sectional championship at Meridian HS in Macon. The game time as been moved up to a 3:30 p.m. start, due to Windsor Graduation that evening.
Central A&M softball (18-6) finished their season in the Okaw Valley 1A Regional Championship on Friday. They played sometime-2A Meridian (27-4) and made it as close as possible, losing by just one run in extra-innings, 3-2.
Despite cold and windy conditions, the bats of the Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg Hatchets remained red hot, downing the St. Anthony Lady Bulldogs 9-0 at the IHSA Class 1A Macon Sectional semifinal Tuesday.
The Shelbyville Ram baseball team (21-12) earned their way to the Pana 2A Regional Championship Game on Saturday against a Carlinville team that was a juggernaut this season (22-2). Shelby fell behind, had a comeback, but couldn't contain Carlinville.
Three weeks ago, the Shelbyville Ram softball team had home field advantage and beat Teutopolis, 3-0. On Friday in the regional championship, Teutopolis had the home field advantage and flipped the script on the Rams to end their season, beating them 3-0.
The distance duo of Ailey Mitchell and Gabrielle Spain gave Shelbyville girls track the highest team finish in school history at the IHSA Class A State Track Meet on Saturday, placing 10th with 22 points.
The IHSA Class A Girls State Track Meet preliminaries were held at EIU in Charleston on Thursday. The following results were posted. Those in bold type qualifies for Saturday's finals.
The Shelbyville Ram baseball team (21-11) started as a work in in progress this year. Coach Sam Mehl progressed them right into a 20-win season and an appearance in the regional championship.
Windsor/Stew-Stras baseball (6-10), which had almost as many rain-outs as they did game this year, started and ended their postseason play on Monday. They bowed to Neoga in a reversal of fortunes at the St. Anthony Regional, 4-1.
The state champion Windsor/Stew-Stras softball team reigned on Edinburg's 1A Pawnee Regional appearance on Tuesday. The Hatchets sliced 'n diced the Wildcats in 5 innings, 12-0.
Shelbyville softball (11-14) the #6 sub-sectional seed faced Tuscola (29-5) the #1 seed, who had beaten them twice before, in the Teutopolis 2A Reginal semifinal. The pitching duel went into the 8th innings and the Rams end game upset Tuscola, 3-2.
Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City softball wins were few a far between this season. All that came to an end on Monday at the St. Anthony Class A Regional on Monday. Ramsey eliminated CHBC, 9-1.
Shelby Area small schools took their state track qualifiers to the IESA Class A State Track Meet last weekend. Area athletes earned medals and even 8 state championships.
The Shelbyville Rams softball team took the first step into the postseason and used just enough power to sink #9 seed Sullivan in the Teutopolis Regional on Monday. Shelby used a glimpse of power to get the slim victory, 2-1.
Shelbyville girls pulled off a near coup at the A&M 1A Sectional track meet on Thursday. Decatur St. Teresa still won the meet with 106 points, but Shelbyville vaulted past the rest of the 15-team field to take 2nd place.
Windsor/Stew-Stras moved up Senior Night to Monday night due to the weather forecast for Tuesday. Despite the extra celebration and Nokomis arriving late, the Hatchets were not thrown off their game. They came out swinging and beat Nokomis by 10 runs in 6 innings on a walk-off double, 10-0.
They were expecting a rain out, what they got was a nail-biter. In a game that resembled a state playoff, more then a non-conference regular season game, the State Champion Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchets (31-0-1) escaped Cumberland with a win, 4-1.
It took a week, due to thunder, lightning and rain, but Central A&M softball finally completed a game at on May 7, that started on April 30 at Shelbyville. The Raiders finished off the Rams in three more innings, 5-0.
The young Ram boys track team, with a majority of underclassmen, earned a individual conference championship and individual all-conference honors as they placed 5th as a team at the 5th annual CIC Meet, on Tuesday.
This Week's Circulars
Debra J. Elson, 54, of Windsor, IL, passed away at 6:00 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2019 in Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon, IL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.
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