Cougars Earn 10th Win At Weber Township

WEBER TOWNSHIP – The South Central Cougars (10-3) earned their 10th win in 13 tries this Fall with an 8-3 win on the road at Weber Township.

Dylen Peters (5-0) tossed the complete game.  He allowed 3 earned runs on 7 hits and struck out 10 while walking just 2.  Peters also stayed unbeaten on the mound this Fall.

South Central scored 6 runs in the second inning and extended their lead to 8-0 after a pair of third-inning runs.  Weber made the game interesting plating 3 runs in the sixth but would get no closer.

At the plate, freshman Trent Geiler was 2-3 with 2 RBI, Noah Powless had a hit and drove in 3, and Gavin Ratermann also drove in a run.  Catcher Brett Harmeier was 2-4.

The Cougars will travel to Odin to take on the Eagles Wednesday afternoon.  Odin handed the Cougars their first loss of the season at Kinmundy earlier this year and coach Curt Jones and his team will get a chance at revenge.


Lady Cougars Get Over .500 With Win At Cowden-Herrick

COWDEN-HERRICK – The South Central Lady Cougars got over .500 for the season and an even 3-3 in the National Trail Conference after their straight-set road win at Cowden-Herrick winning 25-14, 25-12.

Maria Brasel had 7 kills and 8 assists as South Central improved to 11-10 overall.  Diedra Schaal had 5 kills, 3 digs and 8 points.  Emily Chapman delivered 3 kills and 7 points to go along with her team-high 11 assists.  Kacie Crain finished with 11.

The South Central JV improved to 5-2 following their three-set win 25-15, 18-25, 25-22.  Rachel Bray had 13 points in the win.

SC will play at Windsor on Friday, October 3rd with a 6pm start.


Shimkus announces deadline to apply to military academies

Applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the United States military academies are now being accepted in Congressman Shimkus’ office.

To be eligible for appointment, you must be a United States citizen; at least 17 and not more than 23 years of age on July 1, 2015; unmarried; not pregnant; have no dependents; and be a legal resident of the 15th Congressional District of Illinois.

For an application packet, write to Congressman John Shimkus, 15 Professional Park Drive, Maryville, IL 62062, or call (618) 288-7190. Completed applications must be received by November 5.


Lady Cougars earn road win at Louisville

LOUISVILLE – The South Central Lady Cougars are starting to hit their stride after stumbling out of the gates this season.

The Lady Cougars (7-8) earned a road win at North Clay on Thursday night 25-18, 25-11.

Maria Brasel had 6 points, 5 kills and 7 assists for coach Sherry Hargis’ squad.  Emily  Chapman added 3 kills and 8 assists.  Katelynn Monical had 8 points with 2 aces while Alexis Harpster had 8 points and 4 aces.  Cassidy Sill, Abbey Garrett and Deidra Schaal each finished with 3 kills.

South Central’s JV won 25-6, 25-11 behind 15 points from Rachel Bray.  The JV improved to 5-2.

The freshmen also came away with a win 25-19, 25-20.


South Central Holds Off Neoga

KINMUNDY – The South Central Cougars improved to 8-3 on the season and 6-1 in the National Trail Conference following a 9-8 win at home over visiting Neoga on Thursday afternoon.

The visitors plated 5 runs in the seventh inning before Noah Powless got the final out to earn the save for winning pitcher Gavin Ratermann.

Ratermann improved to 2-0 on the season working 6.2 innings allowing 12 hits and 8 earned runs.

At the plate, Ratermann went 3-4 with a pair of doubles.  Dylan Smith was 2-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI including a 2 run double in the fourth inning that was followed up by a three-run homer from Noah Powless.  Trevor Markley was also 2-3 with a double.

For Neoga, Moore finished with 3 hits and 3 RBI, Walk had 2 hits and drove in 2 and Thode hit a 3-run homer in the seventh inning to tighten things up.

The Cougars will travel to Louisville to take on North Clay Friday night at 4:30.


fuN Fest at Gatch Lake on October 4

funfestfuN Fest is an event to raise awareness & funds in search of a cure for Neurofibromatosis (NF).

NF is a disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors to grow on nerves at anytime. Thus far, there is no cure.

Jordan Walk, has been diagnosed with this disorder and her family wants to help her & the other adults & children just like her. They have organized a fun filled day with something for everyone.

They will have food, drinks, bouncy houses, kids games, silent auction, raffle baskets, live auction, gun raffles, bake sale, Cow Patty Bingo, merchandise, and much more.

They hope everyone will join them and help them reach the ultimate goal of finding a cure for this disorder. With your help, doctors will be one step closer to finding a cure.

All proceeds will be donated to St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation/Washington University NF Center.

If anyone wants to purchase a Cow Patty Bingo or gun ticket or make a donation for the silent auction, contact Amanda Walk at 618-267-2549 or 618-283-5386. No donation is too small.


Geiler is solid in first start….SC beats North Clay

LOUISVILLE – Freshman Trent Geiler worked into the fifth inning and senior Noah Powless closed the door the final 2.2 innings in the Cougars 5-3 victory on the road over rival North Clay.

Geiler worked 4.2 innings of 1-hit baseball.  he allowed 2 runs, only 1 earned, walked 5 and struck out 3.  Powless came in with the game tied at 2-2 in the fifth and worked the final 2.2 innings walking none and allowing 2 hits and one earned run.

At the plate, Brett Harmeier’s 2-run single in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie to give the Cougars the lead and the victory.  Gavin Ratermann and Dylan Smith each drove in runs.  Brendan Ruckman was 1-2.

McNeely was 1-2 with an RBI for North Clay.  VanDyke had an RBI and Bloemer had the other hit for the Cardinals.

The Cougars are 9-3 overall and will play at Weber Township on Tuesday.