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June 17, 2013, Last weekend the Lincoln Patriots youth trap shooting team competed at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Illinois state competition. The team is based out of The Lincoln Sportsman's Club and "Bird Dog" Kennett is their coach. This year Lincoln took 16 local youth to the competition. Pictured here are Jake Stoltzenberg, Grant Cooper, Dalton Guy, Seth Bramwell and Tori Babbs.
June 12, 2013, Lincoln College Men’s Basketball has signed Pattonville HS point guard Darren Davidson (#24 in the picture). Davidson is a 6’0 point guard from Overland, Missouri. Davidson is a very tough, athletic point guard who is able to do a lot of things on the court. As a senior at Pattonville he averaged 18.5 PPG 3.0 APG and 2.5 SPG and was named 1st team All-Conference. (Click for more)
June 11, 2013, By MPHS Coach Ryan Deibert, photos by Phil Bertoni, Mt. Pulaski High School was the site for the 5th annual Future Hilltoppers Basketball Camp from June 3rd through June 7th. The camp included boys entering 3rd through 8th grades. The MPHS coaching staff (Ryan Deibert, Brian Erlenbush, Jeff Clements, and Bill Rucks) received help from several of the current high school players, and would like to thank them as well as the boys who participated in the camp. (Click for more)
June 6, 2013, Slideshow By Dan Hemenway, Legion Post 263 baseball began its baseball season Tuesday night on a sour note, losing to limestone 6-3. On a bright note, Cody Heidbreder hit a solo home run and some good defensive plays were made by both teams. However, the ball seemed to be just out of reach for Post 263. (Click for more)
May 31, 2013, My name is Matthew Brewer. I live in Lincoln, IL with my mom and I am just finishing up my junior year at Lincoln Community High School where I have competed on the varsity wrestling team since my freshman year. I began wrestling when I was 10 years old and have loved it ever since. I have spent countless hours learning, training and competing over the years in order to reach one of my goals: to wrestle at the collegiate level. (Click for more)
May 24, 2013, Slideshow By Dan Hemenway, The Railer's lost to Central Catholic (Bloomington) yesterday in Sectional action at Mike Curry field, 6-4. Railer second baseman, Colin Antoine, was involved in all 4 of the Railer runs, he had 3 RBIs and scored a run. His efforts were truly indicative of the entire team. The Railers Played with a great deal of heart and energy, a characteristic they have shown all year, but still wound up on the wrong end of Winning and Losing. The loss ends a season that was full of excitement and great wins, including several come -back, and one run wins. It was a great season, and fun to watch. The entire team and coaching staff is to be commended. I am sure I speak for many when I say, thanks for the entertainment. (Click for more)
May 19, 2013, Slideshow By Jim Grimaldi, The Lincoln Speedway had plenty of action on Friday night and intrepid photographer, Jim Grimaldi caught that action for our readers in this 50 photo slideshow. (Click for more)
May 17, 2013, Slideshow By Dan Hemenway, The Railers defeated Southeast High School Thursday at Mike Curry Field, 8-6. Thus ending the season on a winning note and head into Regional play next Thursday at Mike Curry Field taking on Central Catholic from Bloomington. The game starts at 4:30. (Click for more)
May 17, 2013, Slideshow By Jim Grimaldi, In an effort to give as many sports programs as possible some exposure, Jim Grimaldi took this slideshow of the Railer JV team against Springfield Lanphier. (Click for more)
May 17, 2013, Slideshow By Jim Grimaldi, The Lady Railers held their Senior Night and Jim Grimaldi was on hand to capture these photos. (Click for more)
May 16, 2013, Slideshow By Dan Hemenway, The LCHS Railers defeated Lanphier 10-3 at Mike Curry Field on Wednesday. It was also Senior night, and in their honor, Coach Courtwright was able to insert all of the seniors into the line-up during the game, and for at least two innings, had only seniors in the game. All photos are exclusively of seniors. (Click for more)
May 16, 2013, Slideshow By Jim Grimaldi, Jim Grimaldi also was at Senior Night for the Railer game. A double slideshow but why not, the youngsters are only seniors once and they deserve recognition as their careers wind down. (Click for more)
May 16, 2013, By Mac Ingmire, Lincoln, IL – Lincoln Christian University (LCU) is pleased to announce the signing of Lebanon High School (Lebanon, IL) senior, Kyleigh Johnson. Johnson is the third recruit to sign with LCU Volleyball in their 2013 recruiting class.
Johnson is coming off an impressive senior year at Lebanon High where she was a defensive specialist. As a team, Lebanon went the farthest in state playoffs in their entire history under a new, first-year head coach, by winning their regional tournament. As a player on the back row, Johnson was able to record 114 total digs through her season. (Click for more)
May 15, 2013, Slideshow By Dan Hemenway, The LCHS baseball Railers won another conference game Wednesday when they defeated the Lanphier Lions, 15-6. The Railers are now 7-6 in Conference with two games remaining. Both games are at home and start at 4:30. Wednesday's game is against Lanphier and is also Senior Night for the Railers. Thursday's game, is a make-up game against Springfield Southeast. (Click for more)
May 15, 2013, Lincoln, IL - The Lincoln Christian University (LCU) Athletic Board is pleased to announce the hiring of John Merritt as the Men's Soccer Head Coach, effective June 1, 2013.
Over the last six years, Merritt has been an integral part of the men's soccer program, assuming various roles as a player and an assistant coach. He played for the team for four years while earning his bachelor’s degree from LCU. As a player, Merritt was a starting forward and led the team in goals scored in multiple years, including his freshman year. (Click for more)
May 15, 2013, Ten members of the Zion Lutheran Track and Field Team participated in the Lutheran Sports Association State Track Meet held last weekend in the Chicago area. The state meet was held at Elmwood Park High School on Saturday and Concordia University-Chicago on Sunday.
Braydon Simpson is the state champion in the long jump (18 entries) and he also was the state runner-up in the high jump (18 entries). Zack Prather took second in the discus throw (37 entries). Anna Sielaff was 5th in the discus throw (29 entries) and Lauren Canady won 7th place in the 100 meter dash (39 entries). The ZLS boys’ team finished 7th
The following Zion Lutheran students participated in the state meet: Anna Sielaff – Shot Put and Discus; Hailie Williams, Brooklyn Hermes, Danielle Burgrabe, and Heather Heidbreder – 4 x 200 and 4 x 100 Relays; Joel Robison – Discus and Shot Put; Braydon Simpson – Long Jump, High Jump, and 100 Meter Run; Zack Prather – Discus and 400 Meter Run; Lauren Canady – 100 Meter Run and Long Jump; Lane Prather – Triple Jump and Long Jump; Hailie Williams – Long Jump and 100 Meter Run.
The Zion Lutheran Eagles are coached by Autum Robison, Kelly Engleking, Jan Sielaff, and John Beccue.
More information regarding the state track meet can be found at: http://luthsports.org/Track/track.htm
May 14, 2013, Slideshow By Jim Grimaldi, The Lincoln Spedway had a lot of racing action on Friday night and Jim Grimaldi took his high-speed camera to the track to capture these great photos. (Click for more)
May 14, 2013, Slideshow By Dan Hemenway, The LCHS Baseball Railers defeated Olympia 5-1 on Saturday at O'Brien Field in Peoria, behind a strong pitching performance and complete game by Gavin Block. It was a great opportunity for the team to play in such a venue. Many thanks go to the Railer baseball coaching staff and the LCHS administration for making the necessary arrangements for this to happen. The slideshow is presented By ME Realty. (Click for more)
May 13, 2013, By Mac Ingmire
, Mason, OH – The Lincoln Christian University’s (LCU) baseball team traveled to Mason, OH on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9 for the NCCAA II World Series. They grabbed a Top 6 finish as they lost to Florida Christian College (FCC) 8-1 in the first game, beat Ohio Christian University (OCU) 4-3 in the second game, and then lost to Clearwater Christian College (CCC) in the final game, 9-0. (Click for more)
May 12, 2013, By Rob Siebert, Mt. Pulaski Grade School Teacher/coach, This weekend was State for all single A Jr. high track participants. Logan County was very well represented (Chester-East, Mt. Pulaski, Carrrol Catholic, West-Lincoln Broadwell, Hartsburg-Emden). (Click for more)
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