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Beardstown Big League All-Stars capture the state championship PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
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The Beardstown Big League All-Stars traveled to South Holland Park this past weekend and proved their mettle by grabbing two wins over South Cicero 19-0, and a nail-bitter 6-5 win over South Horner Park.
By winning both games, the young Lady Tigers have moved into the championship contest of the State Finals.
They will play the winners of the South Holland-South Horner Park game on Tuesday.
The team is comprised of: Shelby Koehler, Haleigh Hammel, and Allison Dewalt of West Hancock; Kathy Wilson, Macomb; Elyce Trout, Illini West; Rachael Motley, Barry; Megan Winston, Brown County; Alexis Ensminger, Stronghurst (out with knee injury); Aileana Rawlins, Madison Cowell, and Maddie Fox, of Beardstown.

Free football camp set for July 23-28 PDF Print E-mail

Head footall Coach Tyler Buhlig has announced he will hold a free football camp/clinic for all student athletes for grades sixth through twelfth.
The dates are from July 23-24 and July 28-31 with a 6:30 to 8 a.m. schedule.
Those who plan on attending the camp may pick up equipment on July 21-22 from 6 to 7 p.m.
The camp will be conducted by the BHS football coaching staff and any and all students interested in playing football this fall should make plans to attend.

Two BHS Tigers receive All-Area honors by SJ-R PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor
Two BHS Tigers received All-Area honors by the SJ-R.
Named to the first team All-Area were senior Jon Kramer and sopohomore Rick Dour.

Beardstown 9-10 boys eliminated from District 17 Finals PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor
The 9-10-year-old Beardstown Boys All-Stars posted a 5-3 win in the opening game of the District 17 finals.
Jacob Pate went three innings to pick up the win for the hometowners, with Alan Villegas and Denzel McWilliams working one inning each.
Brown County scored a run in the top of the first when Gabe Blakely hit a home run in dead center, the ball carried next to the flag pole, to give them a 1-0 lead.
The locals tied it at 1-1 when Brock Krumboltz walked, and came home on Aaric Brown’s two-out double.
The young Tigers scored three runs to take a 4-1 lead in the second. Ty Malcomson doubled to left, and touched home when A. Villegas followed with a double. Augustin Urquiza had an RBI single, and came in to score.
Brock Krumboltz in the fifth inning  crushed a solo home run to left center.
Brown County  pushed across two runs in the top of the sixth. Sam Carr opened with a single and Blakely was hit by a pitch. They both scored on Mason.
Denzel McWilliams sat down the last three batters on strikes.

Junior Girls capture District 17 title, heading to state PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor
The Beardstown 9-10-year-old girls were eliminated from District 17 play, while the Beards- town Junior Girls advanced on to the State Tournament by sweeping all three games in District Play.

9/10 vs. Pike County
In the opening round game the 9/10-year-olds were forced to rally from a 4-0 deficit to post a hard-earned 7-6 win over Pike County last Friday at Rice Field. Beardstown hurler Sara Newman was the winning pitcher going the distance.
Pike County got off to a roaring start when they put a four-spot on the board in the top of the first inning. Grace McCartney had the big hit in the four-run uprising, smacking a two-run double.

Bad Day at Black Rock for Beardstown Boys Little League teams PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor
It was a ”Rainy Day in Mt. Sterling” as both the 11-12 and 13-14 year old Boys Little League teams parade got rained on. The 11-12 year old All-Stars suffered a heart-wrenching 7-6 extra inning affair loss to Adams County, while the 13-14 Junior Boys were pummeled by the hosts Brown County to the tune of 24-6.

Beardstown 11-12 year old Girls All-Stars are headed to State Finals PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor
In what is becoming “old hat,” the Beardstown 11-12 year old girls are heading to the State Little League Finals beginning this Saturday as they swept Moline in a twin-bill kill by lop-sided scores of 13-1 and 14-0.
Jayna Herzog won the opener with Alyssa Dour picking up the win in the nightcap.
The hometowners brought their big bats to the park as they pounded out a total of 33 hits, scored 27 runs, and pounded out  nine extra base hits that included six doubles, two  triples and an inside the park home run.
Hillary McGill, one of the leading hitters throughout the tourney said it best when she said, “I like going to state, it’s awesome, and we go a lot.”

Beardstown 11-12 year old boys All-Stars lead in pool play PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
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Beardstown is hosting District 17 Pool Play with the winners advancing on to the District Finals to be hosted by Brown County. The Pool Play is being played at the Little League Diamond at Schmodt Park.
The six teams entered are: Brown County (0-3), Adams County (2-1), Rushville (2-1), Virginia (2-1), and the host Beardstown.
The hosts played a Pool Play game against Virginia Monday night with the hometowners posting an 10-0 win and earned a berth in the District 17 tourney to be played in Mt. Sterling beginning Monday.

Beardstown 11-12 year old girls capture District 17 title PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor
District 17 Girls Little League 11-12 Year Old district play got underway last Friday at Rice Field here in Beardstown. The tournament is comprised of a four-team field of Beardstown, Rushville, Pike and Brown Counties.

Jon Kramer named to IHSBCA All-Star Team PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor
Head baseball coach of the Tigers Robin Lewis, led the O&B to the sectional finals, and closed out the year with a fine  25-10 mark received notice recently that he had one player selected to IHSCBA all-state first team, and had placed three players on first team all conferrence in the Prairieland Conference and one on the second team.
Jon Kramer, OF/P for the BHS Tigers baseball team was honored by the IHSBCA by being named to the first team Class 2A All-State squad.


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