PATOKA – The Patoka Mohawks defended their home court and avenged an earlier season loss to visiting St Peter 47-45.
Patoka used a 25-17 second half to help nip the Saints (3-4).
Leading the way for Patoka was Johnny Burks 10, Tyler Alexander 9, Hunter Jollif and Colton Hill 8, Ethan Finckbone 5, Ty Cain 4 and Jacob McCoy 3.
Hunter Brandt led St Peter once again with 20. Haley Johnson finished with 10, Cameron Brandt 8, Halle Smith 5 and Sam Rubin 2.
Patoka also won the JV game 36-17 behind 12 points from J. Smith. St Peter got 5 from Sam Rubin, 4 from Brayden Sachan and Mitchell Brauer and 2 apiece from Cameron Brandt and Max Magnus.
Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Lotz of St. Peter are the parents of a baby girl, born on October 21, 2014. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her name is Paisen Leigh. She has a 2 ½ year old brother, Dexten. Her grandparents are Mr. & Mr. Dean Lotz, Donna Quast, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bartels. Great grandparents are Melba Lawrence, Mary Allen and Lela Lotz.
Gateways to Opportunity is pleased to announce the approval of Kaskaskia College as an entitled institution for the following Credentials: ECE level 4. As an entitled institution, students at Kaskaskia have the opportunity to qualify for credentials as they take courses or complete a degree through the Early Childhood Education Department. Kaskaskia College is entitled for these Gateways to Opportunity Credentials through 2019.
COWDEN HERRICK – After a long season with very few bright spots, the South Central Lady Cougars came out of the gate swinging in their season opener and sophomore Abby Hahn’s career-high 30 points led them to a 44-35 win over Cowden Herrick/Beecher City.
SALEM – St Theresa School in Salem has released pairings for its 31st annual Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament to be played November 21, 22, 24 and 25 in Larimer Gymnasium.
First-round games will be played Friday, November 21st. Odin faces St Peter Lutheran at 5pm followed by the host Rascals and Hoffman Trinity at 6:10. Central City will play Kell/Farrington at 7:20 and Altamont Lutheran and Patoka will finish off the first-round at 8:30.
The Lake Land College dental hygiene clinic offers affordable dental care to the public while also providing students a state-of-the-art-education. The clinic is now taking appointments for this summer.
The lab, located on campus in Mattoon, in Northwest Building, room 116, offers patients dental exam, cleanings, x-rays and fluoride treatments at $10 for students and $15 for adults. There are plenty of appointments available.
On November 2, I was in Chicago for a day trip and was able to see the behind the scenes events of Nik Wallenda’s big tightrope walk across the Chicago River at 50 stories. As I walked the streets around the tightropes for the event the common words I heard were “He’s crazy; that’s nuts and he must be psycho.”
FARINA – The South Central Cougars have hit on some hard times for the past 5 years since the late Hall of Fame coach Gary Shirley retired from coaching. The Cougars are hoping that the rebuilding will turn to positive results in the 2014-15 campaign.
Last season, South Central finished with a 3-24 record overall and 0-9 in the National Trail Conference. However, longtime assistant coach and 5th year head man Rick Simmons has a positive outlook heading into the season.
FARINA – The South Central Lady Cougars have had their share of down years. But with the influx of talented young players over the past couple of seasons, 5th year head coach Gary Kapper is looking for a bounce back season and a chance to show the Lady Cougars faithful what his team has to offer.
The Lady Cougars finished just 2-21 last season and were winless in the National Trail Conference (0-6). South Central will have plenty of youth to deal with as numbers have dwindled to just 10 varsity players this season. Seven of those are freshmen and sophomores.
Turkey Supper time is almost here! This has been a St. Peter Lutheran tradition now for over 60 years!! Our annual Turkey Supper will be held on Sunday, November 23 starting at 5:00 pm. Most proceeds go directly to the school. You may be asking yourself, ‘How can I help?’ You’ll find a list below.
- Bake a pie or two
- Volunteers are needed on Friday morning and/or afternoon (November 21)
- Volunteers are needed on Saturday morning and/or afternoon (November 22)
- Volunteers are needed on Sunday afternoon and/or evening (November 23)
For specific details, please contact Jackie Brandt at 618-322-7471.