Hi, my name is Andrew (or Drew) Rosten. My brother started this blog for me as a Christmas present. Consider it a gift that keeps on giving. I am recently a part-time sports clerk at the Herald & Review in Decatur, but am sometimes asked to report on sporting events in the Bloomington-Normal area. I graduated from Clinton High School and Illinois State University in Normal four years later with a degree in journalism. In my senior year at ISU, I was a sports reporter for the Daily Vidette.
Blue Ridge Sports Roundup -- September 29, 2011
Updated September 30, 2011, at 10:42 a.m. CST
BLUE RIDGE def. FIELDCREST 23-25, 25-20, 25-20
MINONK, Ill. -- Once again, Kaitlyn Zelhart spiked the Lady Knights of Blue Ridge over the top.
Kaitlyn Zelhart finished the match with 17 kills , three aces and 2.5 blocks as Blue Ridge won the final two sets to claim a Heart of Illinois Conference victory over Fieldcrest.
Emily Zelhart contributed with 22 assists, 22 digs and 13 service points. Jordan Wheeler had 16 digs and Gabby Pearl recorded 2.5 blocks.
Meanwhile, the junior varsity team lost to Fieldcrest 25-16, 25-18.
With the win, Blue Ridge's varsity team improves to 17-3 overall and 7-1 in the HOIC. The Lady Knights' next match will be at home on Monday, when they take on St. Thomas More.
After that is a match at Heyworth on Tuesday, which will be broadcast live on http://www.sportstownchicago.com/. With Thursday's win over LeRoy, the Lady Hornets are now 21-1 overall and 9-0 in the HOIC.
PRAIRIE CENTRAL 193, LEROY 197, TRI-VALLEY 230, BLUE RIDGE NS
FARMER CITY, Ill. -- For those who endured the rainy conditions at the Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament on Tuesday, the following sentences should seem familiar.