Altamont, St. Michael Nab Junior High Regional Championships


Published on January 30 2013 6:43 am
Last Updated on February 2 2013 10:03 am
Written by Millie Lange

Members of the  Altamont eighth-grade basketball team that won a regional championship are, first row, left to right, Manager Alek Biggs, Sam Childerson, Jacob Crow, Dylan Miller, Josh Miller, Ryan Armstrong and Manager Kevin Miller. Second row, left to right, Assistant Coach Ty Totten, Wyatt Stone, Jake Finn, Dakota Shepard, Evan Cornett, Nick Bowlin, Kyle Betts and Head Coach Mike Dokey. Not pictured is DJ Jenkins.

Class 8-2A Nokomis Regional

Altamont handed host Nokomis a 52-43 loss to claim the title of the Nokomis Regional Tuesday evening.

Altamont edged out to a 13-12 opening quarter lead as four players hit the net. That lead went to 23-21 at halftime. Altamont then took charge of the contest in the third period with an 18-7 run to lead 41-28 going into the final period. Nokomis came back with a 16-11 charge but fell short.

Altamont had four players hit double digits. Finn tallied 14, Armstrong 13, Shepard 11 and Stone 10 in even scoring. Cornett was the other player scoring with four points.

Altamont advances to the Effingham St. Anthony Sectional Wednesday, February 6 to face either Oblong or Arcola at 6 p.m.

8-1A Nokomis Regional


Altamont          13    10    18    11    --    52

Nokomis           12      9      7    15    --    43

Altamont -- Armstrong 13, Stone 10, Shepard 11, Finn 14, Cornett 4, Bowlin 0

Nokomis -- Follis 7, Detmers 19, Herpstreith 7, Frissland 5, Huston 0, Archibald 5, Sabal 0

Class 8-1A Effingham Sacred Heart Regional

Sigel St. Michael claimed the championship over host Effingham Sacred Heart 58-22. Bra. Bueker led the winners with 23 points while Wolke chipped in with 11.

Sacred Heart was led by Smith with six.

St. Michael advances to the Palestine Sectional Wednesday, February 6 taking on either Kansas or Palestine at 6 p.m.

8-1A Sacred Heart Regional


Sacred Heart          6      7      7    2    --    22

St. Michael           18    21    11    8    --    58

Effingham Sacred Heart -- Kruger 5, C. Bushue 2, Schafer 3, J. Bushue 4, Smith 6, Tegeler 2

Sigel St. Michael -- McWhorter 1, Bra. Bueker 23, Tarter 2, Fearday 9, Bro. Bueker 3, Walk 9, Wolke 11