2015 South Central Cougars Baseball Schedule
3/30 – v. Altamont
4/2 – v. St Elmo/Brownstown
4/4 – v. Edwards County at Rent One Park in Marion
4/7 – at Patoka
4/8 – v. St Anthony
4/10 – at Carlyle
4/11 – at RBI Tournament in Benton
4/13 – at Odin
4/14 – v. Greenville
4/17-18 – SC Wood Bat Tournament
4/20 – at Vandalia
4/21 – at North Clay
4/24 – v. Flora
4/27 – v. Teutopolis
4/29 – v. Effingham
5/1-2 – at Centralia Tournament
5/5 – at Windsor/Stew Stras
5/6 – at Salem
5/7 – v. Newton
5/13 – at Olney
5/15 – at Dieterich
5/16 – v. Edwardsville at Busch Stadium
ODIN – Odin High School was the site over the weekend where the area’s best junior high boys basketball players combined their abilities to take on the best the Oil Belt Conference has to offer in the 4th annual All-Star Game.
In the opening game, the OBC Stars earned a 58-37 win. The Area Stars jumped out to a 12-10 lead after the opening quarter, but the OBC poured it on with an 18-4 second quarter to take a 12 point lead at the break.
Anthony Reed of Central City was named MVP of the OBC with his 15 points. Following him in the scoring column was Dylan Friend of Odin with 9, teammate Dominic Beyers and Spencer Reincke of St Theresa finished with 7, Brennon Nix of Selmaville added 6, Raccoon’s Crede Correll and Central City’s Hunter Martin had 5 each and Dalton Berning rounded out the scoring from Raccoon with 4. Selmaville’s Levi Hays and St Theresa’s Zach Wuebbles played but did not score.
For the Area All-Stars, Franklin Park’s Cade Silvey led all scorers on his team with 10 points and was named team MVP. He was followed by Ashley’s Dalton Novak with 9, St Mary’s Crue Walker had 6, Colton Hill of Patoka had 4, Will Pryor of St Mary’s added 3, and South Central’s Seth Shumate and Franklin Park’s Cade Alberson each added 2. Patoka’s Hunter Jolliff and Tyler Alexander along with Hoffman Trinity Lutheran’s Haydn Johnston were also on the team.
In Game 2, it was the Area All-Stars earning a 62-51 win after jumping out to a 14-6 lead after the first quarter; the OBC cut that deficit to 28-21 at the half. A 20-10 third quarter helped the Area Stars to their victory.
3,000 point scorer for Irvington/North Wamac Bryan Meskil was named Area MVP scoring 18 points; Selmaville’s Cain Milner matched Meskil point-for-point, finishing with 18 himself and was the OBC Most Valuable Player.
Franklin Park’s Jacob Harness was also in double figures for the Area Stars with 14 points and Reis Madrey of Ashley added 12. Landon Davis, also of Ashley, finished with 6, Noah Crocker of Hoffman Trinity Lutheran added 4, Kaid Walker of New Horizon and Isaac Hays of Franklin Park finished with 3, Hunter Brandt of St Peter added 2. South Central’s Logan Lotz and Franklin Park’s Eric Brubaker were also on the team.
For the OBC, following Milner was Jamie Long of Central City with 11, Arron Bodine of Willow Grove followed with 7, Logan Such of Willow Grove and Brett Whitney of Selmaville each added 4, Gage Roberts of Odin, Noah Jackson of Central City and TJ Thompson at Iuka each added 2. Kristopher Harper of Iuka and Levi Cannon of St Theresa were also on the team.
A surprise birthday party was held for Larry Urban on Saturday, February 21, at Schaefer’s Bar & Grill.
It was hosted by his family in honor of his 70th birthday. Approximately 50 friends and relatives attended.
St. Peter Lutheran Church News
Saturday evening worship attendance was 110. Sunday morning worship attendance was 68 .
Rev. Alan Holtz was the organist.
Ellijah Bahde served as Acolyte.
Allen Magnus and Mark Wollin were attending Elders.
ODIN – The Odin Class 1A Regional continued on Wednesday night with the first semifinal between the top-seeded host Eagles and Mulberry Grove.
Devin Williams scored 20, Gavin Wood 19 and Austin Perkins 10 to help Odin to a 66-59 win over the Aces.
The Eagles will play in Friday’s championship against the winner of Thursday night’s second semifinal between the 2nd seeded Stallions of Christ Our Rock and #3 and defending regional champion Patoka at 7pm.
ODIN – Locked in a tie with sixth seeded South Central midway through the third quarter of Tuesday night’s quarterfinal game at the Class 1A Odin Regional, the Patoka Warriors went off on a 15-0 run that ultimately proved to be the deciding factor in a 61-44 win.
Patoka’s zone defense was designed to keep the Cougars size advantage at bay. In doing so, it left opportunities for the Cougars from the perimeter and Brett Harmeier drained six 3-pointers on the night including a game-tying shot with just over 4:00 to play in the third quarter. Harmeier finished the game with a team-high 20 points.
“Our whole game plan was to pack it inside,” said Patoka coach Joe Eddy. “We have some length but they are physically bigger than us and we told them both feet inside the 3-point line and three guys in the lane as much as possible and I thought it worked to our advantage.”
Coach Rick Simmons spoke of his guard saying “he did a nice job. We were able to tie it but we just could never get over the hump and you can say that about a lot of games. We had several like that this year.”
Patoka led 22-14 at half-time before SC answered with a 7-2 run in the third quarter capped by Harmeier’s game-tying trey.
Two free throws by Garrett Belcher started Patoka’s surge and Jered Cain followed with a steal and layup for a 28-24 lead. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Shane Cain and Tyler Back gave they Warriors a 10-point edge by quarter’s end. Jered Cain had two baskets with a free throw to start the final quarter. That made it 39-24 and Patoka’s advantage was never less than 13 the remainder of the game.
Jered Cain finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Warriors while Belcher had 15, Back and Shane Cain 10.
The Cougars had defenders on sharp shooter Dylan Back and Jered Cain. Back didn’t score until the 1:50 mark of the fourth quarter. But he also keyed a 25-21 rebounding edge with 10.
“It was a gamble to do that and it worked for a while,” said Simmons. “That was the plan but we had to come out and play man (in the fourth quarter). That was something we wanted to avoid and you have to give them credit, too. They hit their shots.”
Dre Hill added 10 points for the Cougars.
CENTRALIA – The KC Blue Angels fell to SWIC in a Region 24 matchup 47-42. Kierra Graves had 16 in the loss for KC who fall to 15-13 overall and 9-7 in the Region. Adrianna McNeal had 22 to lead SWIC.
The Blue Devils improved to 21-7 and 12-6 in the Region leaving them in 3rd place with their 76-69 win. Charles Cooper had 27 and Justin King 14 to lead the Devils. Romondo Ray had 19 for SWIC. Both teams will host Southeastern on Wednesday night.
Kaskaskia College is proud to announce the following students as December 2014 graduates.
Associate in Arts
Tanner Spencer Opfer
Trevor Renwick Opfer
Associate in Applied Science – Associate Degree Nursing
Angela Marie Armstrong
Associate in Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
Vanessa Earlene Colman
Certificate – Greenhouse & Nursery Production
Robby Dale Bennett
Certificate – Plebotomist
Kallie Morgan Garrett
Certificate – Practical Nursing
Lisa Renae Williams