St. A Headed to Title Match, EHS Season Comes to End


Published on October 25 2017 7:17 am
Last Updated on October 25 2017 8:01 am
Written by Millie Lange

ST. ELMO -- Effingham St. Anthony and Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg will square off for the championship of the Class 1A St. Elmo/Brownstown Volleyball Regional after the two squads picked up victories Tuesday evening.

Windsor/Stew-Stras defeated St. Elmo/Brownstown in two sets, 25-14, 25-15.

"The girls had a good night tonight," said WSS Coach Ronda Schlechte. "Passing was good which makes everything else fall into place."

Leading the Hatchets were Megan Schlechte with four aces and 16 kills, Mackenzi Tabbert with 29 assists and Mikayla Haddock with 10 digs.

SEB was led by Marlee Nolen with four kills and four points, Madison Carson with four assists and two aces and Deana Shelton with nine digs.

In the second match, St. Anthony handed South Central a loss, 25-17, 25-21.

The Bulldogs had 10 kills from Meg Richards. Sophie Moore led in aces with three. Richards and Shea Kinkelaar had one block each. Abby Stock had 23 assists. Sydney Gibson led in  points with 13.

South Central was led by Serina Lee with six kills and seven digs while Zoe Johnston had five assists and Keely Smith led in points with six.

St. Anthony will now face Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg for the regional championship Thursday at 6 p.m.

St. Elmo Regional

Match Three

Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg -- Tabbert, 2 aces, 1 kill, 29 assists, 3 digs; M. Schlechte, 4 aces, 16 kills, 8 digs; Gentry, 6 kills, 2 digs, 1 solo block; Bean, 3 kills, 2 digs; Reynolds, 4 kills, 1 assist; Haddock, 1 assist, 10 digs; Rentfro, 1 assist, 6 digs; A. Schlechte, 3 digs; Gratz, 1 ace, 1 assist, 2 digs; Roney, 4 kills, 2 digs

St. Elmo/Brownstown -- Carson, 1 kill, 4 assists, 2 aces, 2 digs, 3 points; Maxey, 2 digs; Mitchell, 2 assists; Nolen, 4 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig, 4 points; Oberlink, 2 kills, 2 points; Da. Shelton, 1 kill, 1 point; De. Shelton, 1 kill, 1 assist, 9 digs, 1 point

Match Four

St. Anthony -- Moore, 3 aces, 7 points; Stock, 1 kill, 23 assists; Richards, 10 kills, 1 block; Gibson, 1 kill, 1 ace, 13 points; Kabbes, 2 kills; Mills, 8 kills, 1 ace, 5 points; Kinkelaar, 2 kills, 2 aces, 1 block, 2 points

South Central -- Lee, 6 kills, 2 points, 7 digs; Patten, 3 kills, 4 points, 5 digs; Johnston, 5 points, 5 assists, 2 aces, 4 digs; Smith, 6 points, 4 digs; Maske, 3 points, 4 assists, 5 digs; DeWitt, 1 point, 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 dig


Class 3A Jacksonville Regional

Effingham High School saw its season come to a close in the Jacksonville Regional.

The Hearts fell to Highland, 25-13, 25-20. Leading EHS were Chloe Martin with five kills, Carsyn Fearday with seven assists and two aces and Miranda Fox with seven digs.

The Hearts finish the season with a 13-23 record.

In the opener, Taylorville handed host Jacksonville a loss 25-15, 25-22.

Taylorville will now meet Highland for the regional championship Thursday at 6 p.m.

Jacksonville Regional

Effingham -- Fox, 1 kill 1 assist, 7 digs; Christy, 2 kills, 4 digs; Webster, 1 assist, 2 digs; Fearday,3  kills, 7 assists, 2 aces, 4 digs; Martin, 5 kills, 1 assist, 2 digs; Cordes, 1 kill, 2 digs; Armstrong, 4 assists, 5 digs; Carie, 4 kills, 1 assist, 3 digs; Myers, 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig


Class 1A Martinsville Regional

Hutsonville/Palestine downed Villa Grove in the opening match Tuesday evening at Martinsville, 25-16, 25-13.

The second contest went to Martinsville over Neoga, 25-19, 27-25.

Hutsonville/Palestine will face Martinsville at 6 p.m. Thursday for the regional championship.


Class 1A Oblong Regional

Clay City and North Clay (Louisville) picked up wins Tuesday at the Oblong Regional.

Clay City downed Cisne 25-12, 25-20.

The Cardinals then took the second match over Oblong 25-18, 25-13.

North Clay squares off against Clay City at 6 p.m. Thursday for the regional title.


Class 2A Shelbyville Regional

Teutopolis will be playing for a regional championship after beating host Shelbyville in two sets, 25-13, 25-20.

Savanah Grimes and Erica Michels led T-town in digs with six each. Grimes had nine assists. Jolene Bueker led in kills with seven while Macy Michels had three blocks, four aces and 10 points.

"We played Shelbyville earlier in the year and they beat us in three sets," said T-town Coach Tim Mills. "We struggled with our serves in that match. Our servers have been good all year at hitting zones and moving passers but we weren't able to do that in that earlier match. Tonight was definitely better.

"We served 49 times and had only one missed serve. While we only had six aces, we constantly had them out of system. They just could not pass our serves well enough to run their offense. In the few instances when they did make a good pass our blockers were able to stuff their attackers. We completely dominated set one. Set two was more competitive but we never trailed and they could not close the gap. Our energy level was awesome all night. The girls really came to play."

T-town improves to 24-11.

Pana defeated Moweaqua Central A&M 25-13, 25-16 in the opening match.

T-town faces Pana at 6 p.m. Thursday for the regional championship.

Class 2A Shelbyville Regional

Teutopolis -- Bueker, 1 block, 5 digs, 7 kills; Frye, 2 blocks, 4 digs, 4 kills, 3 points; Grimes, 6 digs, 2 kills, 1 ace, 8 points, 9 assists; Hoene, 1 dig, 1 ace, 7 points; Huston, 2 digs, 5 assists; Jansen, 4 digs; C. Michels, 2 blocks, 2 digs, 5 kills, 2 assists; E. Michels, 1 block, 6 digs, 4 kills; M. Michels, 3 blocks, 2 digs, 3 kills, 4 aces, 10 points; Volk, 1 dig, 2 points, 1 assist


Class 2A Kansas Regional

Altamont will be playing for the Kansas Regional championship.

The Indians lost their opening set 25-14 but rallied back to take the second set 25-20. Altamont then won the match with a 25-20 count.

In the opener, Kansas Co-op downed Casey-Westfield, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15.

Altamont squares off against Kansas Co-op at 6 p.m. Thursday for the regional championship.


Class 2A Fairfield Regional

Newton claimed the opener Tuesday over Robinson in the Fairfield Regional.

The Eagles won 25-12, 25-14. Hemrich led the Eagles in assists with 11. Geltz had eight digs. Frohning led in kills with nine. Hemrich had two aces and Bierman had two blocks.

In the second match,  Fairfield defeated Flora, 25-23, 25-21.

Newton will now face Fairfield at 6 p.m. Thursday for the regional championship. The Eagles are 27-7.

Fairfield Regional

Newton -- Hemrich, 2 aces, 11 assists, 4 digs; Smith, 1 ace, 1 block, 2 digs; Meinhart, 1 ace, 6 digs; Frohning, 9 kills, 6 assists, 7 digs; Probst, 4 kills, 2 digs; Bierman, 2 kills, 2 blocks; Kuhl, 2 kills, 1 block, 1 dig; Earnest, 1 kill, 1 assist, 1 dig; Geltz, 8 digs