FARINA – It was a win for all involved on Saturday afternoon as the first annual South Central Booster Club Baseball Tournament finished up. An event that raised $1600 for the middle school boosters which will be used to help pay for softball, 5th/6th grade cheerleading, 6th grade basketball and track at the middle school.
Some will also go towards items needed for all sports at the school. The Booster Club has already purchased 2 bats for the baseball team.
On the field it was a classic championship matchup featuring the undefeated powerhouse Altamont Lutheran and the host Falcons.
SC trailed early 2-0 and their offense was held at bay until the fifth when they would plate two runs.
Chase Dodson started the game and threw well. He gave way to Andrew Lybarger who kept the high powered offensive attack from Altamont at bay with solid off-speed stuff.
After the Falcons stranded a runner in the sixth, they went down 1-2-3 in the seventh setting up Altamont in the bottom of the inning.
Dodson finished with 2 of the Falcons four hits including a double. Aaron Patton and Corey Smith also added singles. St Peter 8th grader and Altamont right hander Hunter Brandt earned the win.
In the third place game, North Clay defeated Patoka 5-1.
SC Falcons Earn Another Win Behind Gregorek…
FARINA – The South Central Falcons defeated visiting Sandoval 12-2. The Falcons scored six runs in the opening inning and put a five spot up in the fourth. Jaden Gregorek earned the win going 2 innings and striking out 4. Chase Dodson also had 2 doubles and a single at the plate. The Falcons outhit Sandoval 10-1 and took advantage of 3 Jr Blackhawk errors.
Falcons Defeat Pirates…
FARINA – South Central scored single runs in the second, third, fourth and sixth innings as they held on to defeat Iuka at home 4-2. For the Falcons, Aaron Patton, Chase Dodson had 4 of the Falcons 8 hits with Jaden Gergorek adding a double.
SC will host their first annual Booster Club Tournament today with games played in Farina and Kinmundy.
South Central Falls In Season Opener High School Baseball
KINMUNDY – The South Central Cougars youth was exploited in their season and National Trail Conference opener at home against Altamont. The Cougars gave up 6 unanswered runs to close the game and fell 9-3 at Lions Field in Kinmundy.
Lady Cougars Come Back To Win Season/Conference Opener High School Volleyball
EFFINGHAM – The South Central Lady Cougars won their season and conference opener with a 23-25, 26-24, 25-19 win at Effingham St Anthony.
SC trailed 24-21 in the second set before coming back to win.
Hannah Rubin led the way at the service line with 11 points. Deidra Schaal had 11 kills, Emily Chapman added 11 assists and Rubin had 8 digs.
SC JV also won in 3 sets and the Fresh/Soph split.
FARINA – The South Central Falcons won a pair of games to win their Pool in the first ever South Central Booster Club baseball tournament. The Falcons defeated Sandoval 10-0 with Jaden Gregorek picking up the win allowing one hit. Chase Dodson finished with 3 hits and Aaron Patton singled and doubled. The Falcons capitalized on 5 Jr Blackhawk errors.
In the 2nd game, SC earned a 4-3 win in a pitchers dual over Patoka. Aaron Patton picked up the win allowing 7 hits and striking out 8 for South Central. Dodson had 2 more doubles with Andrew Lybarger, Smith and Gregorek adding singles. Lybarger also tripled in the win. Patoka’s Jeremy Houston allowed 1 walk and had 8 k’s in the loss. Patoka finished 2nd in the pool with a 20-2 win over Sandoval in their first game.
The Falcons will play in the 2pm championship game in Farina against Altamont Lutheran who took out North Clay 9-4 in their game to decide the pool champion. Patoka also defeated Breese 9-8. Patoka and North Clay play for third place at noon following the 10am fifth place game between Sandoval and Breese.
Goodie Bags and Dash Plaques for the 1st 40 Cars.
$5 entry fee into the 50/50 raffle with winners to be announced at 1pm.
For more info contact Donna Ford @ (217) 741-9014.
Listen to the SC Cougars season opener versus Altamont with Tyus Holmes and Bret Pitts. Game time is at 4:30 p.m.
Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, MO spent Friday and Saturday with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. The Harpster’s hosted a cookout on Friday, Belinda’s sister and brother in law, Sandy and Terry Kizziar of Gruver, TX also joined them. Mitch, Gretchen, Owen and Aaron Harpster of Jackson, MO joined the family on Saturday and left on Sunday.
Sandy and Terry Kizziar of Gruver, TX spent last week with Helen Limes of St. Peter.
FARINA – The SC Sports Boosters will host their first annual Baseball Tournament this Friday and Saturday at the Farina and Kinmundy Parks. Joining the Falcons in Pool B will be Sandoval and Patoka. Breese, Altamont Lutheran and North Clay will compete in Pool A.
The tournament begins Friday night with Pool A playing in Kinmundy. Breese and Altamont Lutheran open the day at 4pm followed by North Clay and Breese at 6 and then Altamont Lutheran and North Clay at 8pm.
At Farina on Friday night, South Central and Sandoval begin action at 4 followed by Sandoval and Patoka at 6 and then South Central and Patoka at 8pm.
Saturday’s games will be played in Farina with the 5th & 6th place game between the 3rd place teams in each pool starting at 10 followed by the 3rd and 4th place game at 12 and the championship at 2.
The South Central School Board approved the tentative budget for the 2015-2016 school year. Supt. Herdes reported that the construction on the new elementary addition was 57 percent complete.
In personnel action:
➢ The Board approved FMLA leave of absence for Don Webb and a approved a leave of absence for Wayne Hoard.
➢ The Board recalled the following aides for the 2015-16 school year: Connie Githinji, Twyla Hassebrock, Lucretia Schroeder, Amanda Robb, Jordan Gelsinger.
➢ The board accepted a letter of intent to retire from Margaret Turner effective September 2, 2016.
➢ Letters of resignation were accepted from Misty McCarty as Co-Head Cheerleading Coach, Kim Major as National Honor Society Sponsor for South Central High School,
Michelle Hawkins as Yearbook Sponsor for South Central High School.
➢ The board appointed Lynn Smith as Yearbook Sponsor for South Central High School for the 2015-16 school year, Brittany Garrett as Web Tech Coordinator for the South Central Middle School, Theresa Linder as Beta Club sponsor for South Central Middle School, Michelle Hawkins as National Honor Society Sponsor for the South Central High School, Stephanie Jones as Junior Class Co-Sponsor for South Central High School, Wendy Reid as a Volunteer Assistant Volleyball Coach for South Central High School; all appointments are for the 2015-16 school year.
➢ The board approved Wendy Reid as the Freshman Class sponsor for South Central High School for the 2015-16 school year.
➢ The board hired Angie Rinkel as Certified Staff for South Central Middle School for the 2015-16 school year, and hired Alan Monical as the Interim Transportation Director/Mechanic effective immediately.