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EFFINGHAM - Senior Brenner Webster paced the Wildcats with a 4th place finish in 16:06 earning one of our three All Conference spots. He made a gutsy sprint at the finish to beat out Charleston #2 runner to help insure the teams 1st place finish.

The other two All Conference runners were Freshman Hayden Wimberley 9th in 16:31 and Sophomore Blake Quandt 10th in 16:34.
Rounding out the top 5 scorers were Freshman Dawson Webster 13th in 17:01 and Sophomore Caden Owens 14th in 17:05
Also running was Freshman Dawson Linder 22nd in 17:42, Sophomore Isaac Morton 33rd in 18:31 and Freshman Robert Stanton 52nd 20:24.

Team Scores:
1st 50 pts Salem
2nd 51 pts Charleston
3rd 67 pts Taylorville
4th 94 pts Mattoon
5th 111 pts Mt Zion
6th 161 pts Effingham

Girls results from Apollo Conference held at the Effingham Country Club.

Freshman Chloee Phillips lead the team with an 8th place finish to earn a top ten All Conference medal in a time of 20:23.
Sophomore Emily Wade was next in 21:12 good for 12th with Sophomore Emily Daniels right behind in 21:24 for 15th.
Sophomore Cassie Bailey took 21st in 22:25 with Christian Daniels 33rd in 24:09 for the final counter.

Also running were Freshman Zoey Goostree 48th in 29:55 and Freshman Brittney Bryan 51st in 37:45.

Team Scores
1st 38 pts Charleston
2nd 62 pts Mt Zion
3rd 89 pts Salem
4th 93 pts Taylorville
5th 96 pts Mattoon
6th 107 pts Effingham

Up next for both teams is regionals this Saturday at noon in Danville, Illinois at the Kickapoo State Reservation Area.

SANDOVAL - Sandoval hosted senior night last night and earned a 25-23, 25-22 win over Odin.  Sandoval honored their seniors Kylie Parson, Katie Bryan, Sierra Schaedler, Jordy Bradley, Haleigh Day, Cheyenne Sloan, Bethany Kunick and Beth Jennings.  Sandoval also won their JV match in straight sets.

    Also last night, Nashville improved to 32-2 with a home win over Carlyle on Monday night 25-17, 25-18. 

Woodlawn made it 22 straight victories following their 2-set win over Lebanon 25-19, 25-11.  In the win, senior Ryann French picked up her 500th career kill as a Lady Cardinal.  She finished with 10 kills. 

    Tonight on the prep volleyball schedule, the Salem Lady Wildcats will close out their conference and regular season with a trip to Effingham before opening their own regional on Monday night at B.E. Gum.  Also tonight, Wesclin heads to Centralia, Belleville East is at Breese Central, Mt Vernon hosts Wayne City and Vandalia is at Gillespie.

Odin Opens Season With Win Over Kell

KELL - Odin traveled to Kell on Monday night in the Oil Belt Conference boys basketball opener and came away with a 60-10 victory.  10 Odin players hit the scoring column.  Odin was led in scoring by Gage Roberts with 16, Dominic Beyers with 10 and Jackson Arnold added 8.  Odin will host Iuka next Monday night.  Odin's JV also was victorious 33-8.

Franklin Park Wins Season Opener....Field Defeats Kell/Farrington

VANDALIA - The Franklin Park Lady Bobcats basketball season opened with a 23-22 win over Vandalia.  Maddie Quandt led the way with 7 points, Brittney Davis had 6.  Salem's JV was led by Kaitlyn Banning who finished with 10 points in a 36-21 loss.  

Kell/Farrington opened up girls basketball season at Field and fell 66-22.  Elizabeth Barnett had 6 points, Mary Beth Wright added 5 points in the loss.  Bria Moore led Field with 23 points.  Kell plays Willow Grove St Mary's at home.

WATERLOO - The Salem Wildcats soccer team opens up post season play today as they travel to the Class 2A Waterloo Regional to take on top-seed Waterloo at 5pm.  The winner will play in the title match against the winner of the 7pm game Mater Dei v. Mascoutah.

    In Carbondale, the Centralia Orphans open up play at 5pm tonight against Marion followed by the other semifinal featuring Carbondale and Mt Vernon.

    At Mattoon, it's the host Green Wave playing Effingham followed by Charleston and Mt Zion.

    At Alton Marquette, Triad plays Highland followed by Jerseyville and Alton Marquette.  

    The Class 1A Sectionals also begin this afternoon.  At Metro East Lutheran, Wood River plays Wesclin at 4:30 followed by Anna Jonesboro and Columbia. 

At Raymond Lincolnwood, Hillsboro will take on Carlinville at 5 followed by Springfield Lutheran and Olney. 

KC Wins Season Finale 8-0

CENTRALIA - Kaskaskia College finished up the regular season with an impressive 8-0 win over Lincoln at the Centralia Campus.  Ciru Franklin recorded another shutout as KC improved to 11-3 with hat tricks by Jordyn Francis and Sylvia Adler.  Monica Robinson also scored.  The Blue Angels will host an opponent yet to be determined Sunday at 12:00 for the opening of the Region 24 playoffs.

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