T-town Fourth At 7-3A State Tourney; Trinity Lutheran Moves Into Regional Title Match


Published on March 16 2022 6:46 am
Last Updated on March 16 2022 7:01 am
Written by Millie Lange

RIVERTON -- Teutopolis finished fourth in the Class 7-3A State Volleyball Tournament Tuesday evening.

The Wooden Shoes fell to Kankakee Bishop McNamara, 25-20, 25-20 in the semifinals of the tourney. In the other contest, Eureka won over Athens 25-23, 25-14.

In the third place contest, Athens claimed the victory over the Shoes, 25-11, 25-16. T-town finished the season with a 16-6 record.

In the championship match, Eureka downed Kankakee Bishop McNamara, 25-6, 25-9.

Teutopolis will have a welcome home Sunday for the volleyball team. The time schedule is:

1-2 p.m. -- Photographs of Teutopolis Junior High 

2 p.m. -- Fire truck ride through town

Class 7-3A State Tournament

Semifinal Match

Teutopolis -- Madison Probst, 3 assists; Marie Zumbahlen, 3 aces, 2 kills, 3 digs, 1 block; Gabby Tegeler, 4 kills, 1 block; Brittany Swingler, 3 assists, 1 dig; Clara Mette, 2 aces; Elise Pals, 4 kills; Adrienne Koester, 1 dig

Third Place Match

Teutopolis -- Madison Probst, 1 assist, 1 dig; Gabby Tegeler, 2 kills; Brittany Swingler, 1 assist, 1 dig; Clara Mette, 2 aces; Elise Pals, 1 kill; Kera Hartke, 4 digs


Class S St. Peter Regional

Stewardson Trinity Lutheran advanced to the championship match of the St. Peter Regional Tuesday.

In the opening contest, St. Peter Lutheran defeated Iuka, 25-20, 25-17.

Patoka then claimed a victory over Altamont Lutheran. Patoka won the opener 25-21. Altamont Lutheran took the second set, 25-18. But Patoka nabbed the win with a 16-14 count.

Trinity Luthran, the top seed, then squared off against No. 4 St. Peter Lutheran.

"The first set was neck and neck the whole set," said Trinity Lutheran Coach Tammy Manhart. "I called my last time out at 21-21 and we came out of that time out, got the side out and served the last three points. St. Peter did a great job of keeping the ball in play and forced us to earn our points."

Trinity Lutheran was a 25-21 winner in the first set.

"We controlled the second set from the start," said Manhart. "We came out very aggressive and neverl ooked back. I was very proud of how my girls stayed calm and just continued to play. They have shown so much growth this year. It is so exciting for me to see this and I look forward to where they will go from here."

Trinity claimed the match, 25-12 and improves to 25-2 on the season.

Trinity Lutheran will now face Patoka at 6 p.m. Thursday for the championship. The winner advances to the SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament in Herrin Saturday, March 26.

St. Peter Lutheran Regional

Stewardson Trinity Lutheran -- Brinlie Durbin, 8 points, 5 aces, 4 kills, 7 assists, 3 digs; Sienna Bostado, 4 points, 2 aces, 1 kill, 9 assists; Myra Friese, 9 points, 6 aces, 7 kills, 6 digs; Colby McCormick, 6 points, 2 aces, 5 kills; Maddie Beitz, 3 points, 1 ace, 1 kill; Kenzie Thompson, 1 point, 1 ace; Zaida Wascher, 2 points, 1 ace, 4 digs