Sports Briefs (May 5)

VCHS athletic physical sign-up under way

Students at Vandalia Community High School who are in grades 6-12 this year may sign up for an athletic physical that will be administered by staff from Greenville Regional Hospital during the school day on May 24.

Forms can be picked up from  athletic director Kevin Jackson, or in the high school or junior high offices. Parents must fill out their portion of the form prior to May 24.

The cost of the physical is $35, and $5 from each will benefit the Sports Boosters. Payment must be made on the day of the physical. A receipt will be provided and may be submitted to insurance companies.

For more information, contact Jackson, the school offices, or Cassie Beesley at Greenville Hospital at 618-664-1230, ext. 3583, or [email protected]

KC announces adult doubles tennis tournament in June

Kaskaskia College will host an adult doubles tennis tournament on Saturday, June 4, at the KC tennis courts.
A rain date is set for June 5.

The tournament is open to players 18 and older, and the format of play will be determined by the entries.

The entry fee is $30, and registration will held from 8:30-9 a.m. the morning of the tournament.

Balls, food and drinks will be provided for players, and all proceeds from the tournament will benefit the KC tennis program.

For more information, contact Valjean Lueking at 322-7422, or KC men's tennis coach Craig Freels at 322-6927.

South Central goes 1-2 at Centralia

The South Central High School baseball team went 1-2 at the Centralia Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

In the first game, senior Derek Harmeier struck out 10 in a complete-game effort to give the Cougars a 5-2 win against the hosts.

Junior Luke Krajefska was 4-for-5, and sophomore Fischer Tharp drove in two runs.

Wesclin handed South Central an 11-1 loss in the first game on Saturday.

Senior Reid Drewes had the best game offensively, going 2-for-2, with a run, but as a team, South Central had just four hits.

Junior Colby Bushue took the loss after pitching five innings and allowing six runs.

In the second game of the day, South Central lost to Waterloo, 12-1, in five innings.

Again, the Cougars struggled offensively, pounding out just three hits.

Krajefska took the loss after allowing eight runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Cougars defeated by Stew-Stras

The South Central High School baseball team lost to Stew-Stras on Tuesday, 8-5

Nick Ferris and Luke Rincker each hit home runs for the Comets, with Rincker's giving Stew-Stras the final margin.

Junior Cole Armstrong had a double and drove in two runs for the Cougars, and juniors Colton Wilkins and Bret Pitts both had RBI singles.

Junior Colby Bushue scored twice and was 2-for-4.

Wilkins took the loss, pitching two innings in relief. He combined with starter junior Luke Krajefska to strike out nine batters in the game.

The Cougars are 9-7.

St. Elmo softball sweeps Stew-Stras

The St. Elmo High School softball team swept a doubleheader with Stew-Stras on Saturday, two days after being swept by Teutopolis.

In game one against the Comets, St. Elmo scored six runs in the top of the first, and sophomore Samantha Austin allowed just one run during an 8-1 win.

Sophomore Megan Maxey was 2-for-3 at the plate, with two runs and one RBI.

The Lady Eagles had posted six runs after the first two innings in game two, but Stew-Stras rallied to the game at seven in the sixth inning.

Austin delivered the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh, however, to give St. Elmo an 8-7 victory.

Senior Brooke Maxey combined with her sister to go 6-for-8, with five runs in the game.

Senior Courtney Calhoun picked up the win, striking out 10 in a complete-game effort.

"We needed a day like this heading into the conference tourneys," said coach Tom Fedrigon.

Against Teutopolis, the Lady Eagles lost, 10-4, in both games.

Megan Maxey was 4-for-7 on the day, and Calhoun hit a home run in the first game and a triple in the second.
Austin took the loss in both games. She struck out a total of 11.

St. Elmo beats M. Grove; falls to St. A's

The St. Elmo High School baseball team went 1-1 this past week, picking up a win against Mulberry Grove on Friday and losing to St. Anthony on Tuesday.

Against the Aces, senior Kase Stolte struck out five in three innings of work to pick up the win and was 3-for-4, with two doubles, at the plate during the 10-6 victory.

Junior Blaine Scholes was 2-for-3, with a double and two RBI.

Senior Zach Heilig took the loss and had two triples for the Aces, and Kyle Bloemker was 3-for-3.

On Tuesday, the Eagles were shut out by St. Anthony, 6-0.

Scholes and sophomore Connor Beasley were both 2-for-3, with a double.

Stolte had the team's other hit and took the loss from the mound. He struck out seven batters in five innings of work.

Lady Eagles place eighth at Invite

Friday, April 29
St. Elmo girls track at
Cumberland Invitational
First-place finisher
•Molly Hill, discus (1:06 feet, 9 inches)
Second-place finishers
•Krissy Connell, triple jump (30 feet, 7 ½ inches)
•Abby Hill, discus (102 feet, 3 inches)
Fifth-place finishers
•A. Hill, Connell, M. Hill and Ledbetter, 4X100-meter relay (0:56.59)
Seventh-place finishers
• Connell, long jump (14 feet, 3 inches)
•M. Hill, shot put (28 feet, 3 inches)
Eighth-place finisher
•Britani Beasley, shot put (28 feet, 2 inches)
10th-place finishers
•Connell, 400-meter dash (1:12.41)
•M. Hill, 200-meter dash (0:29.97)
•Whitney Lowe, 300-meter hurdles (1:00.43)
11-place finisher
•A. Hill, long jump (13 feet, 10 ½ inches)
12th-place finisher
•Page Daiber, 1,600-meter run (6:55.09)
St. Elmo finished eighth, with 28 points

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