The Breese Junior Legion Gray baseball team is eyeing the all-time record along with a trip to the Mid-America Tournament. The Grays claimed the 23rd District title on Monday after blowing out Newton in Teutopolis. The Grays took out Mt. Vernon on their own field Sunday evening to advance to the title game.
The Grays have already matched the all-time record for wins as they moved their record to 37-5 on the season. The mark ties the 2003 team that finished 37-13 and won the Mid-America Tournament which is the highest level a junior legion squad can go.
Breese will move on to the 5th Division Tournament this week which will be hosted in Bethalto.
Breese Gray 9, Newton 3: The Grays’ fortune was never in doubt as they dominated Post 20 in Teutopolis on Monday.
The Grays got an RBI double from Brady Rakers and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Josh Haberer in the top of the first inning to set the tone.
They scored two more times in the second inning on a pair of errors and an RBI single off the bat of Blake Beckmann.
Newton battled back within 4-3 after three innings only to see another RBI single from Beckmann in the fourth inning before the Breese bats erupted for four runs in the fifth inning.
Haberer, Trent McPherson and Bryce Beckmann had three straight RBI hits in the frame.
Lukas Whitten picked up the win for the Grays out of the bullpen as he got the final 12 outs without allowing a base runner and striking out two batters.
Brent Timmons, Rakers, Bryce Beckmann, Blake Beckmann and Austin Winter all had two hits in the win. Bryce Beckmann scored three times while Rakers scored twice.
Meredith Timmons, 20, of Albers was crowned 2014 Miss Clinton County Fair on Saturday, July 19. The pageant was filled with entertainment, excitement and emotion as the eight contestants vied for the crown. Held at Mater Dei High School in Breese, the event began with an introduction from the Mistress of Ceremonies, 2010 Miss Clinton County Fair Brittany Seiffert, and the singing of the national anthem by Judy Conrad. Then, retiring Miss Clinton County Fair Kirstie Rule and the contestants performed a dance routine sparking up the audience and leaving them anxious for the competition to begin.
The contestants took part in a series of competitions in pursuit of the title of 2014 Miss Clinton County Fair Queen. The categories of competition included Beauty and Physique in swimwear, Formal Speaking, and Evening Gown. The judges hosted an interview portion of the competition prior to the pageant.
Lydia Dall, winner of the Clinton County Fair Talent Show Senior Division, sang and played guitar to Carrie Underwood’s “Leave Love Alone” and played one of her own original songs, “That’s What Country Is.”
After a great deal of anticipation, the judges announced Timmons as the 2014 Miss Clinton County Fair Queen. Overwhelmed with emotion, the new queen embraced her fellow contestants and graciously accepted the crown from Rule.
Over 80 people attended a meeting Monday night at District 12 Elementary School in Breese to hear Keri Garrett, Regional Superintendent for the Regional Office of Education #13, speak about the school district’s financial future. District 12 Elementary’s Education Fund has been deficit spending for several years and a $3 million bond referendum proposal is to be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot which would help keep the school financially afloat for the next 10 years.
However, if the referendum fails, questions have surfaced as to what the next steps would be.
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