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CENTRALIA - The Salem Wildcats Track Team competed in the Orphan Invitational on Thursday afternoon.  The Mt Vernon Rams won the event with a team score of 116.5, followed by the host Orphans with 88 points and Salem was 3rd with 68.5.

The Wildcats got a double win from Brenner Webster as he took first in the 800 and 1600 meters.  Tyler Jourdan was first in the pole vault clearing 15-feet with Robbie Foreman coming in 3rd.

Other top finishers for the Cats were Sam Green with a 2nd place finish in the high jump.  Blake Quandt and Caden Owens went 2-3 in the 3200 meters.  Clay Irwin was 3rd in the shot put and Daniel Dillion in the 300 hurdles.

The 4x400 relay team of Issac Morton, Sam Green, Trae Kuhlman and Brenner Webster were also 3rd.

SALEM - The Salem Lady Wildcats have had their share of problems in close ball games this season.  Losing 3 such games in the past 6 days, James Holsapple's squad came through with a win on Thursday afternoon at Tully Park, 4-3 over the visiting Okawville Rockets.

Salem took advantage of Okawville's mistakes scoring 3 of their 4 runs on wild pitches, including Josye Carter with the game winner with 2-outs in the bottom of the 8th.

Heather Henson singled leading off the 8th, Ashley West doubled courtesy runner Carter to 3rd with nobody out.  Salem's next two hitters would be retired before losing pitcher Kaelyn Schoenherr unleashed her 3rd wild pitch of the game.

Taylor Jones tied the game up with a 2-out single in the bottom of the 6th & winning pitcher Ashley West shut them down the final two innings to give Salem a chance to win.

West was also 2-2 with a double, walk, she was hit by a pitch and scored a run.  Kelly Sager went 2-3 with a run and Henson was 2-4 with a double.  Sydney Redman added a double as well.

Salem will travel to Charleston on Saturday for their 2nd Apollo doubleheader of the season after splitting last weekend with Paris at home.

Registration is now underway at Salem City Hall for the Salem Recreation Department's 2014 Men's Softball Leagues.  Representatives may register their teams at Salem City Hall through Monday, May 5.  Completed rosters must be turned in and the team fee ($675) paid at time of registration.  Teams not registered by the May 5 deadline will not be guaranteed acceptance into the league.  At time of registration, each team should pick up a team packet, which will include new league rules.  A team registration packet is available at Salem City Hall or on line at www.salemil.us
If there are ten or more teams registered, the teams will be divided into two leagues, with A League games being played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and B League games on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  If you have a league preference, please make note of this information on your roster.
Season play will begin on Tuesday, May 27 and continue through mid-August.  Rained out games will be rescheduled for the first available date.
For additional information, contact Salem City Hall at 548-2222.

STEWARDSON - For South Central Sophomore and Patoka Warriors sprinter Chase Riley it's been a fantastic start to his 2nd track season in high school.  Riley has competed and won the 100 and 200 meter races at all 4 of his meet's to begin the season.

Patoka traveled to the 5-team event hosted by Stewardson on Thursday afternoon.

Riley sprinted to the finish line in a time of 11.18 to win the 100 meters and followed it up with a 200 meter victory in a time of 22.9.

On the girls side, Taylor Isaak has been equally as impressive in the 100, winning all of her races this season.  Isaak was first in the 100 meters in a time of 13.2.  She also finished 1st in the 300 hurdles in 49.01 and 2nd in the 200 meters in 28.3.

Other top finishers for the Warriors were Sean O'Leary who was first in the high jump, Tyler Back 1st in the long jump.  Patoka also had the top 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams on the day.

On the girls side, Brandi Isaak was 1st in the 100 hurdles in a time of 17.2.

Patoka is back in action at Red Hill on Monday and Greenville on Tuesday.

SALEM - The Salem Community Center was hoping last night as the Rec Basketball League continued.

Clayton Gordon and JC Watson each poured in 17 points to help We Got Next defeat Crescent Bearing 62-45.  Randall Knaak and Andy Sloat had 17 in the loss.

Marcellus Lewis scored 33 points but it wasn't enough as EFI got past No Limit 86-85.  In the win, Myron Smith poured in 24 points.

Adams Farm defeated Flint Tropics by a final of 75-61.  Treavor White had 22 in the win.  Salem grad Logan Thompson finished the game with 19 in the loss for Flint Tropics.


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