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Clay County graduates excelling in collegiate sports

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cole Schroer

Times Sports Editor

Northview graduate Traci Sanders took to the diamond with her Olney Central College teammates last weekend and split a pair of contests with Lindenwood on Sunday.

Olney won 8-1 and fell 5-0 to fall to 2-9 overall and 0-2 in the GRAC.

The Blue Knights took on Lake Land in their conference opener and trailed just 1-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning before allowing eight runs while committing three errors.

In the second game, Olney fell 2-1 though the Blue Knights had plenty of opportunities.

With no outs and the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Sanders ripped a line drive to left field, but the shot was gloved and a runner was doubled off third base.

Olney Central struggled in a trip south to compete in the Wallace State Tourney in Alabama.

John Latta
The Blue Knights lost all five games they played in the tourney. Olney can place some of the blame on committing 11 errors in a pair of losses on Friday and leaving 33 runners on base in the tourney.

In an 8-1 loss to Columbia State, Northview graduate Traci Sanders went 1-for-3 with an RBI at the plate. Against Volunteer State, Sanders also had a single in a 3-0 loss.

Angie Camp, a Clay City graduate, is also a member of the Blue Knights. Results for Camp this season were not available.

Next up for the Blue Knights is a road trip to Danville, Ill. for a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday and then a home double dip against Lincoln Trail on Thursday.

Sanders' former teammate, Kayla Raderstorf, is competing for Rend Lake College, which dropped to 3-5-1 overall after a pair of weekend losses.

The Warriors fell 7-3 to Johnson County Community College (Kansas) and 10-1 to Heartland Community College to extend their losing streak to four.

Raderstorf went 2-for-2 at the plate with an RBI in the loss to Johnson County and then added one of only three hits in the loss to Heartland.

Clay City's Chelsee Gerber is a member of the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Pomeroys. No results were available for the 2009 Pomeroys.

The Indiana State Sycamores began conference play last weekend and scored a pair of wins against Wichita State on the road.

The Sycamores' Stephanie Jonson, also a Northview graduate, got the start in the field in the first game on Saturday.

Jonson was hitless at the plate, but drew a walk and had two putouts while playing in left and centerfield.

ISU overcame a five-run deficit in Sunday's capper, scoring eight runs in the final two innings to grab a 10-7 victory over the Shockers.

Overall this season, Jonson has played in six games with one run scored in seven at-bats. On the mound, the sophomore has one appearance, throwing three and one-third innings.

With the win, the Sycamores improve to 6-9 overall and 2-1 in the MVC before hitting the road for a doubleheader on Wednesday against the Dayton Flyers beginning at 2 p.m.

On the baseball diamond, the Sycamores' Brady Shoemaker helped ISU win the series finale against Memphis on the road Sunday afternoon.

In a 12-6 win at USA Stadium, Shoemaker doubled in three at-bats and scored twice after being hit-by-pitch as well. The senior also stole his third base of the season.

Shoemaker is hitting a team-high .403 this season in 18 games and has 27 hits in 67 at-bats this year. He's also got eight doubles, a homerun and has driven in 10 runners. He's slugging .567 for the Sycamores and has an on-base percentage of .534 after walking 14 times and being hit-by-pitch six times.

Indiana State takes an 11-7 overall record into a Wednesday battle with Butler at 3 p.m. The contest begins a five-game homestand that includes a three-game set on Friday with Creighton and a March 25 game with Ball State.

At Arkansas Little-Rock, senior T.J. King has seen action in five games this season with three at-bats for the 7-9 Trojans.

In track and field at the 2009 Hoosier-Buckeye Invitational at Rose-Hulman on Feb. 21, Hanover's Andrea Thomas placed third in the pole vault by clearing 8-0. Former Northview teammate, Jordan Maurer finished in eighth-place for the host Engineers, clearing 11-0 .

Last weekend, Thomas bumped her effort to 8-6 on the way to a seventh-place finish at the Birmingham-Southern Invitational.

On Feb. 20, Clay City graduate Cole Schroer competed with the University of Southern Indiana at the Eastern Illinois University meet.

The sophomore, placed 16th in the long jump with a leap of 17-7 and competed in the 4x400 relay where his team placed seventh in 3:38.54.

Teammate John Latta, a Northview graduate, placed seventh in the 5,000 meter open race at Grand Valley State on Feb. 13-14. He ran a time of 15:48.

In the Great Lake Valley Conference indoor meet, Latta competed in the mile run where he finished 13th in 4:33.59. Latta was also part of the distance medley team that placed fifth in 10:43.00.

Schroer competed in the heptathlon where he finished in seventh-place with 3,751 points. Schroer's best finish in the individual events was a victory in the 1,000 meters where he won by seven seconds in 2:52.69.

Clay City graduate, Adam Schroer, is a sophomore at Taylor University and runs distance for the squad.

In a Feb. 14 meet at Marian College, Schroer raced to a third-place finish in his one-mile run heat, finishing in 4:42.66. He was also part of the 4x400 relay team that finished in 3:37.91.

Marian College and Northview graduates, Devon Chamberlain and Jamie Bays begin their outdoor season on March 21 at the Wabash Relays in Crawfordsville.

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Back in the olden days, the TIMES used to print who the parents of these outstanding students were. It was proud for these parents to see their childrens' names in print for something positive.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Tue, Mar 17, 2009, at 10:14 AM

Clay County students excelling in collegiate sports is a great read. But I must confess my son is Cole Schroer. I wish my son Adam could've been in the article. He just ran in the NCCAA, National Christian College Athletics Association finals held in Ohio for indoor track. He placed 7th out of 13 in the mile representing Taylor University. I know there are alot of proud parents in Clay County that have kids that are college athletes. Hooray for Clay County and their great kids, involved parents and great coaches.

-- Posted by schroermary1956 on Tue, Mar 17, 2009, at 10:52 AM

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