Stew-Stras, St. Michael Claim Regional Titles


Published on February 11 2014 7:22 am
Last Updated on February 11 2014 10:20 am
Written by Millie Lange

Members of the Stewardson-Strasburg squad that claimed a regional championship are, first row, left to right, Michael Roley, Jon Koester, Christian Kessler, Brady Hansen and Trevor Quast. Second row, left to right, Ben Giertz (Assistant Coach), Isaac Kramer, Chase Thies, Tanner Clark, Dylan Slifer and Nick Niemerg (Coach).

Stewardson-Strasburg and Sigel St. Michael captured regional championships in junior high boys basketball competition  Monday evening.

Class 8-1A Stew-Stras Regional

Stew-Stras captured its own regional championship by jumping out to a 20-2 opening quarter lead on Windsor and going on for a 51-25 victory.

Kessler tallied 22 points while Thies scored 11 for Stew-Stras who improves to 15-6 on the season. Windsor was led by G. Bennett with eight points.

Stew-Stras advances to its own sectional and will face Sigel St. Michael Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Class 8-1A Stew-Stras Regional

Stew-Stras          20    13    16    2    --    51

Windsor                  2      8    10    5    --    25

Stew-Stras -- Kessler 22, Kramer 8, Thies 11, Quast 7, Hansen 3

Windsor -- G. Bennett 8, Greuel 7, Trussell 5, Sattler 2, Miller 2, Beck 1


Class 8-1A Effingham Sacred Heart Regional

Sigel St. Michael claimed a 29-20 victory over Palestine to win the championship of the Sacred Heart Regional Monday.

The score was tied at 6-6 after the opening quarter but trailed Palestine 11-8 at halftime. St. Michael then came back to outscore Palestine 11-4 in the third quarter and held on for the victory.

Wolke tallied 11 to lead the winenrs while Kreke added eight. Palestine was led by Williams with 12.

St. Michael will advance to the Stew-Stras Sectional Wednesday to face host Stew-Stras at 6 p.m.

Class 8-1A Sacred Heart Regional

Sigel St. Michael          6    2    11    10    --    29

Palestine                        6    5      4     5     --    20

Sigel St. Michael -- Wolke 11, Althoff 5, Kreke 8, Schumacher 3, Probst 2

Palestine -- Tingley 1, Eckert 3, Williams 12, Wesner 4


Class 8-3A Sullivan Regional

Teutopolis handed Shelbyville Moulton a 40-21 loss to claim the championship of the Sullivan Regional.

T-town trailed Moulton 10-7 after one period but T-town came back to take a 17-15 halftime lead then held Moulton scoreless in the third period while running up a 28-15 lead.

Collin Funneman tallied 13, Lee Hardiek 12 and Eric Kremer 10 for the Shoes.

T-town advances to the Sullivan Sectional and will take on the Paris Mayo Regional winner Wednesday at 6 p.m.

In the Paris Mayo Regional, Casey-Westfield and Marshall advanced to the championship of the regional tonight at 6:30. Casey-Westfield defeated Red Hill (Bridgeport) 43-33 and Marshall won over Jasper County 45-28.

Class 8-3A Sullivan Regional

Teutopolis                              7    10    11    12    --    40

Shelbyville Moulton          10       5      0      6     --    21

Teutopolis -- Funneman 13, Kremer 10, Jansen 5, Hardiek 12

Shelbyville Moulton -- Watson 2, Cameron 2, Howell 9, Pullen 8


St. Anthony will be competing in the St. Elmo Sectional Wednesday. Members of the team are, first row, left to right, Nick Goeckner, Jacob Zimmerman, Parker Seachrist, Cade Walsh, Alex Deters, Christopher Heuerman and Nick Martelli. Second row, left to right, Will Willenborg, Jake Brandt, Coach Russ Sehy, Jacob Guy, Greg Utz, Wyatt Lawrence, Alex Beesley, Jack Nuxoll and Assistant Coach Dr. Michael Sehy.

Class 8-2A St. Elmo Sectional

Effingham St. Anthony will take on Nokomis in the St. Elmo Sectional Wednesday at 6 p.m. The winner advances to the state tournament.


Class 8-4A Tolono Unity Sectional

Effingham will face Danville North Ridge in the Tolono Unity Sectional Wednesday at 6 p.m. The winner advances to the state tournament.