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Current Texas Rangers pitcher Spencer Patton will be holding a pitching clinic on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at the South Central Middle School in Kinmundy.

Patton will be joined by former major league pitcher Kevin Barry.  The clinic will be for boys second to eighth grade.  The cost is $30 per attendee.  It will begin at ten am February 7th.   

The sign up form must be returned to the Minor League in Salem by Saturday.    

Click HERE for a Registration Form.  

Christ Our Rock Tourney 

The Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School Tournament opened Tuesday night with Patoka beating Ramsey 68 to 47 and Christ Our Rock taking Mulberry Grove 64 to 58.  Patoka was led by Garrett Belcher and Dylan Back with 18 points apiece in their win against Ramsey.  Jered Cain added 16 and Tyler Back 12 for the victorious Warriors.  

Christ Our Rock got 24 points from Leo Bowen, 15 from Jerry Hine and ten from Caleb Boehne in their win against Mulberry Grove.  Damian Latham led Mulberry Grove with 12.

The tournament continues tonight, with Patoka playing Mulberry Grove in the first game at 6:15.  Christ Our Rock meets Mulberry Grove in the second game at 7:45 pm. 

Sandoval 83, Grayville 81 OT

Sandoval improved to 8-8 on the season as they beat Grayville 83 to 81 in overtime.  Sandoval was led by LaRon Anderson with 40 points and Brandon Williams with 25.  

Odin 88, Lovejoy 52

Odin downed Lovejoy 88 to 52.  Five Eagles were in double figures, led by Dustin Quick with 22.  Devin Williams added 17, Gavin Wood 15, Raiden Hofstetter 14 and Chase Horton 13.  The win improves Odin to 15-6.   Odin meets Sandoval Friday night in a battle of Marion County teams.  

Other Boys High School games:

     Belleville East 65, Belleville West 53
     Breese Mater Dei 74, Bethalto Civic Memorial 31
     Chester 88, Dongola 55
     Jerseyville Jersey 48, Mascoutah 47
     Marissa 45, Lebanon 41
     Metro-East Lutheran 75, Roxana 62
     Mt. Carmel 63, Gibson Southern, Ind. 49
     Mt. Zion 64, Teutopolis 55
     Murphysboro 66, Anna-Jonesboro 48
     Vienna 72, Century 53
     Waltonville 75, Zeigler-Royalton 44
     Wayne City 49, Bluford Webber 37
     Woodlawn 76, Grayville 36
 Little Illini Conference Tourney
     Casey-Westfield 70, Marshall 65
     Lawrenceville 78, Flora 61
 National Trail Conference Tournament
     Brownstown - St. Elmo 76, Cowden-Herrick 55
     Dieterich 80, Beecher City 35

Centralia 45, Marion 40 

The Orphan Annies remained tied for the South Seven Conference lead after topping Marion 45-40 Tuesday night.  

Centralia led the game until the final seconds of the third quarter when Marion took their first lead, 33-31.  Centralia was still down 39-37 with two minutes left on the clock, before Niayr Maines and Holly Mays hit baskets to put Centralia back in the lead for good. Marion missed a final shot that could have tied the game.    

Maines led the Annies with 18 points.  Reanna Hutton added 10.

Other High School Girls Games:
     Belleville West 72, Granite City 34
     Benton 60, West Frankfort 47
     Brownstown - St. Elmo 62, North Clay 54
     Carterville 53, Anna-Jonesboro 22
     Highland 60, Mount Vernon 39
     Hillsboro 58, East Alton-Wood River 35
     Murphysboro 65, Herrin 49
     Nashville 58, Sparta 11
     O'Fallon 68, Alton 63
     Paris 65, Dieterich 30
    Vandalia 33, Greenville 31

The Salem Ladycat Bowlers topped Centralia in both varsity and JV play Tuesday night. 
Karissa Kantner bowled her high game of the season, a 266 game and a 684 series. Lauren Hay added a 253 game and a 655 series to help the Ladycats to a 400 pin win.
Makayla Golden bowled a 188 game to lead the Salem JV girls to a 300 pin win.
The Salem Varsity boys bowl Friday at State.

The Kaskaskia College Blue Angels fell to Illinois Central College 71 to 63.

The Blue Angels were up 30-25 at the half and had stretched the lead to 11 points with 11 minutes to go in the game before Illinois Central went on a 33-14 run at the end of the game that started with 13 straight unanswered points.  

Kierra Graves led KC with 25 points.  Kyra Tucker added 13.  April Gebke was top scorer for Illinois Central with 14 points.  

The KC women host Olney Central at 5:30 Wednesday night, followed by a match up of the KC men and Olney at 7:30 pm.

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