September 1, 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.