Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Vol. 137, No. 38




Lady Rebels Claim
Back-to-Back Sectional Titles

MOUNT STERLING, FEB. 19 — Make it two-in-a-row for the Lady Rebels who claimed another Sectional crown on Thursday night with a 45-40 win over conference rival A-Town … (more)

Lady Rebels Live to Play Another Day
MOUNT STERLING, FEB. 17 — With Peoria Christian (19-10) on top, 38-29, heading into the fourth quarter, South Fulton’s season looked to be in jeopardy last Tuesday night. However, the Lady Rebels rallied with a 20-10 run in the final eight minutes to post a 49-45 decision over the Chargers … (more)

Lady Rebels Capture
Regional Title Once Again

CONCORD, FEB. 12 — Regional titles and Lady Rebels basketball seem to go hand-in-hand, as South Fulton (25-6) captured its fifth Regional plaque in the past seven years with a 61-55 victory over Unity … (more)

Lady Rebels Advance to Regional Championship
CONCORD, FEB. 10 — The Lady Rebels began their postseason run last Tuesday night with a decisive 52-30 victory over Jacksonville Routt in the semifinals of Class 1A Regional … (more)


Fast Start, Clutch Finish, Rebels Top Peoria Heights
ASTORIA, FEB. 20 — South Fulton raced out to a 13-2 lead in the opening quarter, and knocked down clutch freethrows in the closing seconds to get past Peoria Heights, 49-46 … (more)

South Fulton Seniors Recognized at SFR
Home Game

Click HERE to view photos of the honored seniors taken by Darren Churchill.

Junior Varsity Rebels
Fall to Macomb

MACOMB, FEB. 14 — Coach Clayton Hatfill and his junior varsity Rebels suffered a 47-36 road loss to Macomb … (more)

Indians Edge Out Rebels
in League Play

ASTORIA, FEB. 13 — The Lewistown Indians received an early Valentine’s Day gift on Friday night by way of a 51-49 conference victory over South Fulton … (more)

Rebels Cruise Past Wildcats, 58-34
CUBA, FEB. 10 — In boys Prairieland action on the hardwood last Tuesday night, South Fulton (13-13, 5-5) turned up the heat against North Fulton, with a 24-8 fourth-quarter run to blow past the Wildcats … (more)



Junior High Lady Rebels Host County Tourney
TABLE GROVE, FEB. 21 — The 2015 seventh-grade Fulton County Volleyball Tournament got underway on Saturday at VIT, with eight teams biding for hardware … (more)

Lady Rebels Take Home County Hardware
LEWISTOWN, FEB. 18 — The South Fulton eighth-grade volleyball squad captured a third-place finish with a two-set victory over Farmington in Fulton County Tournament … (more)


Pirates vs. Cyclones —
Astoria Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Basketball Action

Click HERE to view photos
by Cliff Miller.



On the College Hardwood
Click HERE for brief updates from local athletes Carly Beebe, Tiffany Churchill, Molly Lascelles and Laci Porter.


High School Boys Regional Schedule

Friday, Feb. 27, at Astoria

3-Point Shooting contest begins at 5:30 p.m.

Championship Game — South Fulton Rebels vs. A-Town,
7 p.m.

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Lady Rebels vs. Moweaqua Central A & M

Photo by Jennifer Stevens

The Lady Rebels finished a great season with a loss to Moweaqua Central A & M at the Super-Sectional game on Feb. 23. Click HERE for a few additional photos. See next week’s issue of the Argus for full coverage of the Super-Sectional game.

Astoria Park District Summer Ball Registration Deadline

The late registration deadline for summer ball through Astoria Park District is Saturday, Feb. 28. If your child wants to play summer ball this year and has not signed up, contact park commissioners Doug Banwart, 309-838-0196 or Casey Jones, 309-338-1396 as soon as possible.

Sports Schedule

Friday, Feb. 27

  • High school boys basketball Regionals, at Astoria.

Saturday, Feb. 28

  • Astoria sixth-grade boys basketball Tourney, away, Havana.
  • VIT sixth-grade boys basketball Tourney, away, Havana.

Monday, March 2

  • Astoria fifth-/sixth-grade boys basketball vs. VIT fifth-/sixth-grade boys basketball,
    at VIT, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3

  • High school boys basketball Sectionals, TBA.
  • Astoria fifth-/sixth-grade boys basketball, away, Cuba, 6 p.m.
  • Seventh-grade volleyball Regional, at Astoria, TBA.

Wednesday, March 4

  • High school boys basketball Sectionals, TBA.

Thursday, March 5

  • Astoria fifth-/sixth-grade volleyball vs. VIT fifth-/sixth-grade volleyball, at VIT, 6 p.m.

Friday, March 6

  • High school boys basketball Sectionals, TBA.

Saturday, March 7

  • Eighth-grade volleyball Regional, at Astoria, TBA.