April 24, 2014

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A-C Central hosts youth basketball tournaments

By Colin Arthalony
In the third grade division, the A-C Central Knights took first place. In the championship game, the Knights faced off against the Shamrocks from Our Saviour School in Jacksonville.
The Shamrocks exploded to a 13-2 lead to start the game, however, A-C Central stepped up their defense and was able to cut the deficit to 13-8 at the half. The tough defense continued as the Knights held the Shamrocks to just three points in the second half. Gavin Arthalony scored 12 of his game-high 16 points in the second half to lead the Knights. Other A-C Central players to score were Colin Owens with four points, Will Boston added two, and Will Merwin with two points.

 
Lady Trojans start with 2-2 mark

By Don Chipman
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After dropping the season opener to Carrollton 10-1, the Lady Trojans picked up a 6-5 win over Greenfield/NW and a 6-5 decision over North Greene to raise their record to 2-1 for the young season.

 
Triopia Trojans off and running with fast 4-0 start

By Don Chipman
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Triopia is off and running with a splendid 4-0 start. They knocked off Carrollton 11-5 in the season opener, defeated Greenfield/Northwestern 11-6, slipped past Beardstown 5-2, and escaped North Greene 4-3.

Triopia vs. Carrollton
The Trojans successfully opened the 2014 season with an 11-5 whipping of the Carrollton Hawks. Delivan Cox started and went the first three innings, leaving with a 5-4 lead to pick up the win, with Dirk Winkleman going three innings, allowing one run, and Nate Shanks hurled a scoreless seventh.
Triopia out-hit the Hawks 12-8, led by Dirk Winkelman who went 3-for-5 with three RBI’s, Griffin Greene was 3-for-5 with two runs batted in, Will Alexander was 3-for-4 with two RBI’s, and Wyatt Logsdon also went 3-for-5 with two ribbies.
Carrollton led 4-2 after three, but the Trojans scored three in the fourth, to take a 5-4 lead, added two in the fifth, and finished it off with four runs in the top of the seventh for the 11-5 win.

 
Tryouts for boys and girls Minor and Little League set

Beardstown boy’s and girl’s Minor and Little League tryouts will be held Saturday, March 29.
Minor Little boys are at 9 a.m. and Little League boys are at 11 a.m. Both tryouts will be held in the high School gym.
Minor Little League girls tryouts are at 9 a.m. and Little League girls are at 11 a.m. Both will be held in the middle school gym.

 
A-C Central hosts youth basketball tourneys

In the third grade division, the A-C Central Knights took first place. In the championship game, the Knights faced off against the Shamrocks from Our Saviour School in Jacksonville.
The Shamrocks exploded to a 13-2 lead to start the game, however, A-C Central stepped up their defense and was able to cut the deficit to 13-8 at the half. The tough defense continued as the Knights held the Shamrocks to just three points in the second half.

 
Tiger Closet Chili Dinner and Chili Tasting Cook-off a success

The second annual Tiger Closet Chili Dinner/Chili Tasting Cook-off was held March 4 in the Beardstown Middle School/High School Commons.
The Tiger Closet is a resource which helps provide students with immediate basic needs to enhance their learning readiness. This year’s dinner raised over $3,000 to help fund the Closet. Together with other community donations and the generous support from the United Way, the Closet will be able to help over 1,500 students.

 
Cal O’Hara wrestles to state champion status

Beardstown Middle School had a successful weekend at the state wrestling tournament held at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb. Beardstown sent five state qualifiers with two coming back with medals.
Cal O’Hara wrestled to state champion status in the 275 pound class. Cal won all four of his matches by fall and was never scored on.
Toby Hernandez, in the 215 pound class, won his first three matches, lost his next three, but succeeded in bringing home the sixth place medal.

 
Beardstown Middle School sending five wrestlers to state

Beardstown Middle School is sending five wrestlers to state with two alternates. Finishing as sectional champions were Cal O’Hara (275) and Julian Perales (135). Placing 2nd was Chad Grimm (145) and Toby Hernandez (215). Placing 3rd was Brady O’Hara. The two alternates are Nick Cowell and Eduardo Munoz. The State matches are held in DeKalb at NIU. Matches start Friday at 3:30 p.m. This is a new middle school record for State qualifiers. The squad placed 4th in team overall.

 
Youth Soccer offered for pre-K through 4th grade

A youth soccer program is being offered in Ashland for children pre-K through 4th grade.
The program is being directed by Lindsay Miller, of Ashland. Lindsay is an A-C Central alumni and a graduate of MacMurray College. She is currently enrolled at UIS pursuing a master’s degree in biology.

 
Beardstown Baseball, Softball, T-Ball Registration set

The Registration date for Beardstown Baseball, softball and T-Ball is set for Wednesday, March 19  at 5-7 and Sat., March 22  10-12 in MS/HS Commons both days.

 
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