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Salem's Emily Maxey with another big rebound in Salem's win over Effingham. Photo by Greg Maxey.

CARBONDALE - The Salem Lady Wildcats will take their 24-5 record to the road tonight for their regular season finale when they play at South 7 champion Carbondale.  I'll have the play by play starting at 7:45 on AM 1350 and WJBDradio.com.  Salem will then return home for next week's Class 3A regional.  

The Centralia Annies won their regular season finale beating Althoff on the Annies Sr Night 50-39.  The Annies are 14-14 on the season.

Tonight the small school regionals open up.  At the Class 1A Farina South Central regional tonight, North Clay plays South Central at 7.  At Christ Our Rock, Sandoval plays Waterloo Gibualt at 7.

In Class 2A regional play at Breese Central, Roxana takes on Carlyle.

Orphans Continue To Pass Tests

O'FALLON - The Centralia Orphans are 21-2 after D'Aaron Owens scored 27 points in the Orphans 58-53 win over Hinsdale South at the O'Fallon Shootout on Saturday.  Owens scored the team's first 11 points in the first 3 minutes of the game.  

Also at the shootout, Althoff beat Kenwood 80-64, Nashville fell to St Joseph Ogden 64-55, O'Fallon lost to Richwoods 44-33.

At the Benton Tournament, Anna Jonesboro over Fairfield 49-45, Teutopolis beat Benton 54-37.

In regular season play, Nick Pollmann drained a 3 pointer as time expired Saturday to give Mater Dei a 56-55 win over crosstown rival Breese Central.  Mater Dei improved to 17-5 while Breese Central is 22-4.  

Herrin knocked off DuQuoin 81-63, Mt Vernon over Jerseyville 66-54, Taylorville over Pana 76-44.  

Tonight, Patoka will play at Beecher City.

CARBONDALE - The Salem Lady Wildcats bowling team advanced to this weekend's Johnston City Sectional after finishing 2nd at the Carbondale Regionals over the weekend.  

Lauren Hays led Salem and was regional champion shooting a 1362 series, Karissa Kantner added a 1228, Megan Booher 963 and Makayla Golden 928.  Herrin won the event, following Salem and advancing were Harrisburg and Carbondale.

Centralia missed advancing out of the fourth and final spot by 1 pin.

Advancing individually were Mt Vernon's Erika Damerow and Orianna Rios along with Centralia's McKenzie Crawford, Tanner Gyorkos, Breanna Boyce, Natalie Hardy and Brittanie Nattier.

Wrestling Post Season Begins

CARBONDALE - The Wrestling post season began this weekend.  Centralia and Mt Vernon each qualified 3 individuals to sectionals.  

Centralia's Johnathan Broadway at 182 pounds and Ben Alli at heavyweight were each 2nd at their weights while 170 pounder Adam Mueller was 3rd.  Centralia's Dawson Thomas at 120 lbs. and Devin Reed at 220 lbs. each finished 4th and failed to advance.

Mt Vernon's Adam Walton at 106 lbs., Josiah Fitzjerrells at 113 lbs. and Will Walton at 120 lbs. each advanced. 

INA - The Boys Class S & M state basketball tournaments began over the weekend with the Class L regionals finishing up today.

In Class M, Pickneyville defeated Aviston 52-36, Cobden over Gallatin County 50-26, Nashville beat Unity Point 39-25 and Fairfield over New Athens 47-25.  The semifinals will be played tomorrow with the championship on Saturday.

In Class S on Saturday, Opdyke-Belle Rive beat Altamont Lutheran 61-35, Cairo over Adams School 46-24, Carrier Mills beat OLMC Herrin 36-31, New Hope over West Salem 54-41, Valmeyer beat Summersville 48-33, St Libory over Breese All Saints 41-38, Central City beat St John Chester 51-27 and Woodlawn over Albers-Damiansville 52-47.

Quarterfinals will be played today with Opdyke Belle Rive and Cairo at 3:30, Carrier Mills and New Hope at 4:45, Valmeyer and St Libory at 6 and Central City takes on Woodlawn at 7:15.  

In Class L state tournament opening round matchups set for Saturday.  At 9:30 Duquoin will take on Centralia followed by Triad and the Mt Carmel/Flora winner tonight, West Frankfort will get Collinsville and Massac County will play tonight's Herrin/Carbondale winner.

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