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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 The Region News mtzion region news @ comcast.net Page 5 Region ]00<ews Sports Trevor Brothers, Sports Editor Mt. Zion Soccer sweeps Charleston 4-0 to take Class 2A Regional Championship After grabbing a tie last week to Hoopeston, Mt. Zion cime out ready in Regionals in Mattoon. By the time the championship had rolled around against Charleston this past Saturday Mt. Zion showed control and domination. Mt. Zion picked up its first Soccer Regional Championship in over a decade. ,:=3 minutes irtto.,decontest Kaleb Verkuilen scored on the Trojans to put it I-0 Mt. Zion at the 36: I I mark in the I st period. The Braves controlled the ball eariy on with multiple shots on goal. Then at 16:32 left in the ist period Mt, Zion's Alex Graham swept up towards the goal on a follow up shot to put Mt. Zion up 2-0. Verkuilen would hit the net once more with 25:44 left in the contest to put Mt. Zion up 3-0. Mt. Zion's 4 and final goal came from a long kick from Jack Locke at the 10:30 mark. The Braves retained the sweep status partly due to the efforts of Mt. Zion Goalie Charlie Otta with 8 saves on the night. One of these saves stood out at the 9:15 mark when Charleston had a penalty kick option and Otta deflected the chance. The Braves boosted their record to 18-1-1 and will travel to Champaign Centennial. If they defeat Normal U-High Tuesday they will compete against Centennial or Springfield High Friday night at 6:00 PM for the Sectional Championship. Pictured Above: (TOP LEFT) #15 Alex Graham scores a oal for Mt. Zion in ,tl.,.:, ),, I.,+, ,,alog,,itmtd Champi0nship.(BOTTOM LEFT) Christian Romero # 7 drives the net. (TOP RIGHT) # 19 Richard Moore dribbles around. (BOTTOM RIGHT) #9 Gage Damarin kicks one out. Braves IHSA Post Season Schedule Football: @ home this Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 PM Ist Round Class 4A Playoffs vs. Effingham, Winner of this game will play against Breese Mater Dei or Belleville Althoff Catholic the weekend of Nov. 5th. Soccer: Class 2A Sectionals at Champaign-Centennial. Tuesday they competed against Normal U-High @ 5:00 PM. If they win they will play Friday, October 28th @ 6:00 PM vs. either Champaign- Centennial or Springfield H.S. Cross Country: Class IA Sectionals at Decatur St-Teresa Hickory Point Golf Course. 10 AM Girls Race. 11 AM Boys Race. Saturday, October 29th. High School: GAME #9-Mt. Zion vs. Bethalto MZ Bethalto 47 14 MZ Record: 7-2 Overall 1st Round Class 4A Playoffs Mt. Zion vs. Effingham Saturday @ home 2:00 PM This scoreboard brought to you by these businesses Brinkoetter and Allied Asphalt Inc Associates Realtors 2103 S. Taylorville Road /- Carla Brinkoetter 217-429-7914 /  \\; vltL. oe 0 I 2!7'875-0555 ,  O. 1 Bath Recovery Systems 41[ p ] i Crown Toyota Scion 2936 Mt. Zion Road \\; ?8 8J / il 255 W. Pershing Road 429-BATH : '---' ] Decatur ,1 217-872-5000 Brinkoetter and Associates It [I Realtors   _. ,dllmmJ . I Country Financial Kevin Fritzsche it Illl' i| Michael Kernaghan 217-875-0555 -mll rw- )! IV we)come to d(aaot" l Heritage Health Boulder Designs '! 864-2356 4160 ]3riar Lane, Decatur i 217-855-8908 Braves beat Bethalto in non-conference bout Mt. Zion boosted it's record to 7-2 by defeating non- conference St. Louis belt competition Bethalto this past Friday on the road 47-14. Mt. Zion young back # 25 Austin Ray continued to impress witih a 286 yard rush effort and 5 touchdowns to his name. As Mt. Zion backs Grant Naylor and Jacob Willis continue to fight injury Ray fit into the picture nicely for the Braves game plan. Mt. Zion controlled the game with 536 yards of offense compared to the Eagles 228. The Braves managed to wear down the Eagle Offense after the 1 st half as they did not score again on Mt. Zion in the latter part of the game. The Braves will get a chance at revenge in Class 4A IHSA 1 st Round Playoffs as they will play host to Effingham Saturday, Oct,. 29th @ 2:00 PM. Effingham knocked off Mt. Zion by one point earlier in the season to disrupt the Braves 20+ Apollo Win Streak. TEAM: (TOP) Mt. Zion listens to Coach Scott Davis following a game. (BOTTOM LEFT) Mt. Zion will be looking to back Austin Ray to rack up the yards against the Hearts this Saturday. CASINO NIGHT Saturday, October 29, 2011 Doors Open @ 6:30 PM Event: 7 PM-11 PM Mt. Zion Lions Center Come on out and play BlackJack, Poker, Craps, Roulette, and Money Wheel !!! Ticket Price is $20.00 per person and includes games, snacks, sandwiches, soft drinks, beer and wine-coolers. Cash bar available for mixed drinks. Must be 21 to enter, BlackJack-House wins all ties, Maximum a person may win =$250.00, the Fundraisers of this event retain the right to stop games at any time. SPONSORED BY: *Charles Hight American Legion Post # 475