NEWTON, Ill. — Teutopolis limited Lawrenceville without a field goal in two quarters and the ninth-seeded Indians never cracked the stingy defense in suffering a 45-15 loss to the second-seeded Wooden Shoes in the Class 2A Newton Regional semifinal game on Tuesday.
Chaylee Shick and Jayley Akers led Lawrenceville (17-13) with five points, which was a season-low for Akers, who averaged over 19 per game. It was also a season-low for the Indians, whose previous low was 34, and it was just the fourth time they’ve been held under 40. Conversely, Teutopolis (22-8) only yields 37 per game and Lawrenceville is the fourth team its held under 20.
The Wooden Shoes led, 15-6, after one quarter and held Lawrenceville to a single point in the second to build the margin to 32-7 by halftime. The gap was 43-15 after three, and when Teutopolis scored to push the margin to 30 and earn a running clock in the fourth, neither team scored again.
It was the final game for Lawrenceville seniors Akers, Aubrey Bedwell, Sara Joines and Tabytha Reid. Akers finishes as the school’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,612 points, the school’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made, and she holds two of the five best scoring seasons in school history.
Registration open for 48th Trace Run
Registration is ongoing for the 48th annual George Rogers Clark Trace Run on Feb. 22.
The 10-mile race begins at 10 a.m. on S. Sixth Street Road, just south of the Samaritan Center. The Trace Run roughly traces sections of George Rogers Clark’s march to Vincennes during the Revolutionary War in 1779.
The early entry fee is $30 on entries postmarked on or before Feb. 15. The fee goes to $35 after that day or on race day. The first 75 entrants receive a long-sleeved T-shirt. Runners 17-and-under may enter for $10 without getting a T-shirt, or the full fee with a T-shirt.
No official two-mile race is offered, but runners can go out a mile and come back for $15, which includes a T-shirt.
Online registration is available at GetMeRegistered.com. Checks are to be made out to the Old Northwest Running Club.
The race headquarters is at the Samaritan Center on the corner of Sixth and Bayou streets. Late registration and packet pick-up are at the center from 8 to 9:45 a.m. on race day.
A Soles 4 Souls box is available on race day to donate old shoes for those in need.
Fazoli’s pizza and breadsticks are being served after the race, as well as fruit and drinks.
For more information or to be a Trace Run volunteer, contact race director Bob Hunt at 328-2210 or at robertjerryhunt @hotmail.com.
Cub League registration runs through February
Registration is ongoing for the 2020 season of Vincennes Cub League baseball.
The Cub League is opened to boys and girls ages 3-15, based on their age as of April 30, and the cost is $100 per player. All registration is done online at www.vincennescubleague.com. The deadline to register is March 1 with league drafts beginning March 9.
To offset the cost of the league, all participants are given 10 discount cards to sell for $10 apiece. Families get to keep the money received for the discount cards. Discount cards will be distributed on picture day in early May.
Participants play in one of six leagues based on their age, T-Ball (3-5), Junior Rookie (5-6), Senior Rookie (7-8), Junior (9-10), Senior (11-12) and Babe Ruth (13-15). Five-year-olds have the option of playing T-Ball or Junior Rookie League, but are strongly encouraged to have played at least one year of T-Ball.
Early registration is encouraged, so plans can be finalized for the number teams, sponsors and coaches required. The Cub League opens its 63rd consecutive season with Opening Day on April 11.
Registration is also open for the 13th season of Buddy Ball. Babe Ruth Baseball’s Buddy Ball division is for for players ages 5-20 who have physical and/or mental challenges, where participants have the help of a “buddy” to swing, round the bases and whatever else is required.
Buddy Ball is free, and the deadline to register is April 3. Games run from May 2 to June 27, meeting every Saturday on the Blue Diamond at 10 a.m. Those interested in Buddy Ball can contact Leanne Sievers at 812-89-8009 or Steve Blinn at 812-886-6660.
For more information on the other leagues, visit www.vincennes cubleague.com. The tab that says 2020 Registration Info has contact information for every league vice president.
Fifth-grade Warriors hammer Wolverines
WORTHINGTON — North Knox’s fifth-grade boys basketball team defeated White River Valley, 46-22, last Wednesday.
Eli Elkins led the Warriors (12-1) with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Levi Pahmeier had nine points; Coy VanMeter six points, six steals; Levi Telligman and Will Trabant five points; and Kolten Boyles and Brock Collins four points.