The Shelbyville Rams were going for an upset at Tuscola on Friday to be playoff eligible. The fought back to within 6 points, but lost, 54-48.

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The Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City junior high girls basketball took on cross-Shelby rural rivals Okaw Valley on Thursday and managed a split. CHBC 7th won, 26-23, but CHBC 8th lost, 40-33.

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Moulton girls basketball has a bunch of splits this year. On Thursday, they were swept by Altamont. Ram 7th lost, 26-8, and Ram 8th lost, 40-20.

Okaw Valley has had the most successful 1A season in the Shelby Area and rivals 2A Shelbyville in records and stats. Okaw Valley was the first team to get 20 wins this season (20-9). On Thursday, they beat Cumberland,  25-13, 25-18.

Shelbyville volleyball (18-10) was undefeated in the conference (5-0) and the most dangerous team to play was Central A&M at home. Shelby won, but they had to battle to secure out the win, 25-17, 15-25, 25-23.

Shelbyville golf advanced out of regional as the 3rd place team last week, but they bowed out at the El Paso Sectional on Tuesday. The Rams finished 10th out of 12 teams with a score of 380.

Shelbyville football has a final shot to make the playoffs and the road goes through Tuscola.

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Like ships passing in the night, the Shelbyville Moulton girls 7th and 8th basketball teams are still headed in opposite directions. Shelby 7th lost to Warrensburg on Tuesday, 27-16, and the Ram 8th beat Warrensburg, 35-16.

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The Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Bobcat volleyball team started winning a close first set and lost the 2nd, but beat back Patoka to get the win on Tuesday, 25-22, 19-25, 25-16.

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The volley valley girls from Bethany bested the girls from Sangamon Valley on Tuesday, in a pendulum swing match, 25-7, 22-25, 25-11.

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Windsor/Stew-Stras (14-10, 7-1) routed the Redskins in the first set, but the night was extended. They still won, but it took 3 sets, 25-8, 23-25, 25-15.

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Shelbyville volleyball (18-10) helped to erase a difficult weekend tournament by dousing St. Elmo’s Senior Night fire on Tuesday, 25-17, 25-11.

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Shelbyville Moulton Ram 7th and 8th grade girls basketball are both doubling down. The 7th is doubling down their losing streak and the 8th is doubling down on wins.

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The Shelbyville Moulton girls basketball teams and Pana Junior High flipped their scripts on Saturday. The Pana 7th grade beat Shelbyville, 20-16, in the morning, then the Shelby 8th grade beat Pana in the matinee, 27-18.

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Okaw Valley volleyball has the best record in the Shelby Area this season, 18-9, but the T'Wolves took their second loss in a row on Monday.

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After another difficult experience at a weekend tournament, the Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchets used another recovery Monday to get back on track. WSS defeated Arcola in a lopsided, 2-set match, 25-13, 25-16.

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Trinity Stewardson traveled to Peoria for a 24-team Lutheran tournament Friday-Sunday. They won the title for the first time since 2010 and only the second time since 1994, 25 years.

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Shelbyville Moulton cross country had hard luck at the Shelbyville Sectional on Saturday. Three teams got to State. Both the Ram boys and ram girls finished 4th. But Luke Brewer and Caroline White advanced to State as individuals.

Windsor/Stew-Stras volleyball was on a roll then they got roughed up at the Pana/Shelby Invite on Saturday, going just 2-3 and finishing in 7th place.

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Shelbyville volleyball dug themselves out of a pool play hole on Saturday. After going 0-3, the Rams won two straight matches to salvage the Pana/Shelby Invite.

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Shelbyville Ram defense was all over Meridian star quarterback Jacob Jones from the Hawks first snap. Jones made some plays, but Shelby denied him a huge game and secured an impressive win, 37-21.

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Shelbyville volleyball (15-7, 5-0 CIC) welcomed the Maroons into an ambush on Thursday night. The Rams charged over them 25-13, 25-18.

The Shelbyville golf team took 3rd place at the Okaw Valley 1A Eagle Creek Regional and is advancing to the El Paso Sectional on Monday.

Shelbyville (3-3, 2-2 CIC), has one job in their road game Friday against Meridian (3-3, 1-3 CIC), stop Jacob Jones.

Shelbyville Moulton cross country scored a 2nd place in the varsity girls meet at Paxton-Buckley-Loda on Tuesday. Shelby 5-6th grade boys were 3rd and the varsity boys were 4th.

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Windsor/Stew-Stras (10-7, 7-1 NTC) is back in the black and, on Tuesday, they drew blood. The Hatchets sliced and diced the St. Anthony Bulldogs, 25-14, 25-18.

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The Shelbyville tennis team started the season shutting out Vandalia at their place. The Rams played their last home match of the season on Tuesday and had to charge back to beat Vandy, 5-4.

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The Shelbyville Rams were challenged by the Indians on Tuesday night, but Shelbyville peaked Pawnee, 25-23, 25-20.

The CHBC Bobcat volleyball team (9-10-1) pushed past Morrisonville on Monday night, 25-23, 25-22, winning a 2-point set and a 3-point set to come within 1 win of .500.

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Okaw Valley volleyball (17-7) is crushing it this season and they crushed two more wins on Monday at the LPC Tourney. They crushed Arcola 25-12, 25-9, then crushed Argenta, 25-15, 25-15. They won again on Tuesday night, beating LSA 25-15, 25-21.

Moulton Middle School cross country took on the annual Monticello Invite on Saturday and the Shelbyville girls claimed 6th place out of 13 teams with an outstanding pack. The Ram boys finished 9th out of 19 teams.  

Shelbyville Moulton girls basketball teams split on Thursday at Meridian. Shelby 8th eked out a 1-point win, 40-39. Shelby 7th was doubled up, 28-15.

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The Shelbyville Ram cross country runners went to the Nike Valley Twilight Invitational at the Lavern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at Indiana State University in North Terre Haute on Saturday.

CHBC junior high basketball split on Tuesday, but then swept Ramsey on Friday. CHBC 7th beat South Central, 23-10, but the CHBC 8th grade lost, 41-29. CHBC 7th won, 28-13 and CHBC 8th won, 49-12. 

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For 14 minutes the Shelbyville Rams played the #3 team in the State as good as anybody. Then the Raiders rock ‘n rolled the Rams, 55-13.

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The Shelbyville volleyball program swept through Meridian on Thursday night. The Ram varsity won, 25-12, 25-10. The JV won 25-10, 25-17. The fresh-soph won, 25-10, 25-15.

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Okaw Valley Timberwolves' volleyball (15-7) harassed the Cerro Gordo Broncos on Thursday night, stampeding them, 25-15, 25-13.

Windsor/Stew-Stras (9-7, 6-1 NTC) is gaining momentum after some tough matches. The Hatchets sledge-hammered North Clay on Thursday, 25-10, 25-12.

The red hot Central A&M Raiders come to Shelbyville Friday and are looking to slow down.

The Shelbyville Moulton baseball team (14-5) went farther than anticipated this season, not stopping until the Raymond Lincolnwood Sectional Championship Game. Ram baseball bowed at sectional, losing to Gillespie (14-2), 4-1.

Windsor/Stew-Stras baseball (5-11) has some fine young talent, but they are wrapping their learning experience for this fall. On Tuesday, they won their final regular season game, beating Neoga, 7-5. They enter the season-ending NTC Tourney on Friday.

The Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City junior high girls basketball program go started last Friday with a sweep of Neoga, but then got swept on Tuesday by Vandalia.

After stumbling on Monday night at Shelbyville, the Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchet volleyball team (8-7, 5-1 NTC), got back in the saddle on Tuesday, riding CHBC hard and putting them away wet, 25-11, 25-4.

Okaw Valley volleyball has had the best record in the area this season (14-7), but Central A&M got to them early on Tuesday and late in the 3-game set to knock them off, 25-13, 25-21, 25-19.  

The Shelbyville Moulton Ram girls basketball program ambushed Argenta on Monday night. The 7th grade Rams won, 19-7, while the 8th grade won, 39-13.

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The Shelbyville Ram volleyball team (12-7, 3-0 CIC) is on a roll, winning 9 of their last 10 matches. On Monday night in a family squabble, the Rams rolled over Windsor/Stew-Stras, 25-14, 25-16.

CHBC volleyball (7-8-1) came within a game of .500 on Thursday by beating Mulberry Grove, 25-9, 25-12.

The Shelbyville girls cross country team boasted the runner-up girl and the 7th place team out of 20 at the St. Joseph invitational on Saturday. The Shelby boys placed 16th out of 26.

The WindsorStew-Stras Trojan girls junior high softball team had a state run this season, going 22-4, before losing at State. They were blasted by Brimfield, 10-4.

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The Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchets (7-6, 4-1 NTC) are having a few growing pains, but on Tuesday they took down Neoga in a 2-set, too quick match to get back over .500, 25-10, 25-21.

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Donald "Don" E. Wallis, 67, of Shelbyville, IL passed away at 3:39 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Heritage Health in Pana, IL. Don was born on January 5, 1952, in Bakersfield, CA, the son of Alonzo and Naomi (Haney) Wallis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding ATV's. Surviving are h…

Donald "Don" E. Wallis, 67, of Shelbyville, IL passed away at 3:39 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Heritage Health in Pana, IL. Don was born on January 5, 1952, in Bakersfield, CA, the son of Alonzo and Naomi (Haney) Wallis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding ATV's. Surviving are h…