CENTRALIA - The Salem Wildcats soccer team kicked off their 2016 season with a 4-1 win over Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School. The scoring got started in the 19th minute when Brady Munter scored on an assist by Reis Rubin. Damond Crosby then scored the next two goals with assists from Rubin and Austin Snow. An own goal by the Stallions accounted for the Wildcats 4th goal. Brandyn Easley scored the only goal for Christ Our Rock.
PINCKNEYVILLE - The Centralia Annies opened up their volleyball season last night with a three set loss at Pinckneyville. Centralia fell 25-22, 18-25, 23-25.
Christ Our Rock downed Webber 25-14, 25-17 in the Midland Trail Conference matchup.
SALEM - The Salem boys and girls golf teams are both in action this afternoon. The Wildcats will play at the Salem Country Club against visiting St Anthony while the Lady Wildcats are on the road at Herrin.
The Sandoval Blackhawks golf team is in action at Flora.
Yesterday, Mater Dei won a three team boys match at Arlington Golf Course in Granite City. The Knights shot 157, host Collinsville 175 and Okawville 181. Tyler Goebel led Mater Dei with a 36.
Nashville defeated visiting Mt Vernon 166-168. Mt Vernon got 4 scores under 45, but the Hornets were just a little bit better.
In girls golf, Centralia was 4th at the South 7 Conference Preview at Stonewolf in Fairview Heights. Belleville Althoff was first shooting 178, Carbondale followed with 203 then Marion 231 and Centralia 234. Lexi Sligar led the Annies with a 55.
ST ELMO - The South Central Cougars opened up their high school baseball season with an impressive 11-0 road win at Brownstown/St Elmo to also open National Trail Conference play. Ryan Matheny was the winning pitcher giving up 2 hits in 3 innings of work. Landon Feezel was the losing pitcher. At the plate for the Cougars, Trent Geiler was 2-3 with a double and drove in 3, Ryan McCown had 2 RBI and Logan Lotz drove in a run while Matheny was 2-4 with 3 runs scored.
North Clay defeated Cowden Herrick Beecher City to open their high school baseball season with a 15-1 win. VanDyke finished with 2 doubles and 6 RBI for the Cardinals.
SALEM - The Franklin Park Lady Bobcats earned a softball win over Altamont Lutheran 13-8. Avery Bass earned the win in the circle. Bass and Christian Binnion both had 3 hits each. Gracie Smith had 2 hits with a double. Salem is 6-3 and will host Selmaville tomorrow.
The South Central Lady Falcons defeated Sandoval 16-4 at Webster Family Park. Laney Webster was the winning pitcher striking out 11 in five innings. At the plate, Webster, Kayli Swift each drove in 2, Jaylyn Michel had 4 RBI and Brooklyn Garrett, Sierra Arnold and Lily Malone also drove in runs. The Lady Falcons are 4-1 and will be at Patoka tomorrow.
Abby Brandt tossed a three hitter as Carlyle beat Lebanon 8-3.
Sandoval is in action today when they play at home against Opdyke-Belle Rive.