Area athletes in the news
Area athletes making news
Carlinville’s Jake Carter, a recent graduate, played in Saturday’s Illinois Coaches Association all-star baseball game at the Corn Crib in Bloomington.
Carter went 1 for 4 with a run scored in Saturday’s contests. He also plays for the Springfield Rebels summer league team.
Playing on the Blue team, Carter’s squad lost 6-0 and 5-3 decisions to the Gray team.
Carter hit .438 his senior year with the Cavaliers with 17 RBIs, 33 runs, five doubles and two triples.
In the fall, Carter will be attending Missouri Valley College, continuing his athletic and academic careers.
One of the bigger media outlets in the area, the State Journal-Register in Springfield, came out with its area athletes of the year recipients.
Several Macoupin County athletes were nominated for the award.
On the boys side, Cory Landon of Carlinville received a first place vote, finishing sixth in voting as Riverton’s Ryan Roscetti took the Male Athlete of the Year Award.
Landon was sixth in the state in cross county, won two state indoor track championships in the 800 and 1600 meters, and was second and fourth in the 1600 and 800 meters this past spring in Charleston.
North Mac’s Brennan White got two first-place votes and finished fifth in voting. He helped the Panthers to an unbeaten Sangamo Conference football season in 2015.
On the girls side, Colleen Madden of Carlinville and Lauren Mulacek of North Mac both received honorable mention votes for Female Athlete of the Year, which was won by Abbey Galusha of Williamsville.
Madden placed 18th at the state cross country meet last November, won an indoor state track title in the 3200 meters in February, and was second in the state in the 3200 and 10th in the 1600 meters at the outdoor meet in May.
Landon will be heading to Wichita State; Madden to Indiana State to continue their academic and athletic careers.
Kelsey Card, 2011 graduate of Carlinville High School, has been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year by the NCAA.
Card, NCAA Division I champion in the discus, is one of 517 nominees for the award. It recognizes academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions.
She earned seven all-American first-team honors during her four-year career at Wisconsin. She also won the IHSA state track and field championships all four years at CHS in the shot put and the discus.
Card is currently working out for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which start July 1 in Eugene, Ore.